I’ve been watching ‘Later…..’ since it started and it is the only music show on British television that has got it right, I really can’t think of anything else that’s around at the moment that even comes close. In fact the other show that was good also featured Jools Holland and that was the Tube, which I seem to recall started to fall apart after he said Fuck on live television at tea time. Anyway, I recently found the first ever episode so I’ve shared that below and will be doing yet another ‘Your F***cking Sunny Day’ Episode, which nobody ever watches, but that’s fine, containing some favourite performances from the show over the years.
The episode above contains performances by The Neville Brothers, The Christians, Nu Colours & D’Influence so unless you are interested in those don’t bother watching it I guess.
I found the guests in the first series to be quite interesting as in my mind there were a lot more left field acts and unknowns, but perhaps some of them were back then and it’s just now I know them so long after their careers begin. This is the first series guests:
1×01 8 October 1992 The Neville Brothers / The Christians / Nu Colours / D’Influence
1×02 15 October 1992 k.d. lang / The Rockingbirds / Loudon Wainwright III / Dwight Yoakam
1×03 22 October 1992 Baaba Maal / Tasmin Archer / Oumou Sangaré / Was (Not Was) / Smokey Robinson
1×04 29 October 1992 Carmel / Indigo Girls / Mary Chapin Carpenter / Katie Webster / Barbara Thompson
1×05 5 November 1992 Inspiral Carpets / The Tyrrel Corporation / David Gray / Joan Baez / John Martyn / Andy Sheppard
1×06 12 November 1992 Denim / Nick Cave & Shane MacGowan / En Vogue / John Prine
1×07 19 November 1992 Simply Red / Kirsty MacColl / Ann Peebles / Me Phi Me
1×08 26 November 1992 Television / John Cale / Mary Coughlan / DC Basehead
1×09 3 December 1992 Sonic Youth / Shabba Ranks / Suzanne Rhatigan / Apache Indian
1×10 10 December 1992 Morrissey / Tori Amos / Loyko / Chris Rea / Matthew Sweet / Sonny Landreth
There was talk that the series was ending but the BBC have recently retained the rights to produce it for another two years so there is plenty more to come.