From 1983, here’s R.E.M.’s first nationally televised appearance, on Letterman.
So much to love here, from Letterman waving the vinyl around, to the lo-fi look (twin Rickenbackers rule!), to Stipe’s full head of hair. Oh, yeah, and the music, of course.
Man, those guys could rock. (Also, don’t miss the Herschel Walker reference.)