The incomparable Daniel Ash — he of ’80s darkwave trifecta Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — turns 54 today, and to mark the occasion, we present this little nugget uploaded to YouTube a couple months ago by mrbriefcaseMUSIC: It’s a promo for MTV’s “120 Minutes” featuring a cue-card reading Ash and his Love and Rockets bandmates David J and Kevin Haskins that aired sometime around 1986.
Stick around to the end, too, for a glimpse of early host Kevin Seal (and, as an aside, it’s outrageous that Wikipedia deleted his entry last month for being “not notable”).
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Free MP3s: Bones Howell covers Bauhaus’ ‘Hair of the Dog,’ gets remixed by Daniel Ash
- Tones on Tail ‘Weird Pop’ vinyl best-of to feature rare and unreleased tracks
- Milestones: David J turns 54 today; watch Love and Rockets as The Bubblemen
- Daniel Ash closes door on Love and Rockets: ‘It’s boring for me to do those songs’
- Love and Rockets’ Daniel Ash releases 4-track ‘It’s a Burn Out’ solo EP on iTunes