This latest installment of Vintage Video again comes from our old stash of VHS tapes: It’s the entire Dec. 23, 1990, episode of MTV’s “120 Minutes,” hosted by Robert Smith, who offers a retrospective of The Cure’s videos to promote the release of the band’s post-Disintegration remix disc Mixed Up.
We’ve seen parts of Smith’s interviews from this episode on YouTube, but not the whole show, which is presented in the playlist above, or can be watched in 11 separate clips on Slicing Up Video. For the most part, the commercials have been snipped out, although we’ve left some vintage MTV promos — including the long-forgotten “Grudge Hanson: Poet of Fortune” by the guy who played Randee of the Redwoods. Plus the whole thing’s bookended by brief appearances from Dave Kendall.
UPDATE 3/5/09: YouTube stripped the audio out of parts 1 and 2 of 11 as soon as these were posted, so I’ve re-edited those two segments to remove full music videos and clips, and just keep the interview bits. Parts 3-11 remain as originally posted, with videos, etc. (although those segments may be blocked in some countries).
PREVIOUSLY ON VINTAGE VIDEO
- Jane’s Addiction rehearses ‘Chip Away’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1997
- Depeche Mode’s 1988 MTV Music Video Award home movies
- Ramones find ‘Something to Believe In’ with ‘Hands Across Your Face’
- Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper’s ‘Elvis Is Everywhere,’ on the King’s birthday
- U2 rings out the 1980s with New Year’s gig at Dublin’s Point Depot
- he Replacements’ complete 1981 Twin/Tone showcase in Minneapolis
- The Cure’s ‘Wish’ TV commercial, from MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’
- Oingo Boingo complete 1990 Halloween concert at Irvine Meadows
- Radiohead covers The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order