This fall, Miles Copeland will bring MTV’s beloved “120 Minutes” precursor “I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge” to DVD with a new compilation featuring “the absolute highlights and rare moments” from the show, featuring appearances by the likes of R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robyn Hitchcock and more.
The “Best of Cutting Edge” DVD is due out Oct. 16 on the IRS Records founder’s Copeland International Arts imprint, but it’s not yet clear whether this is an entirely new compilation of the series’ highlights or simply a combination of the two long-out-of-print “The Best of The Cutting Edge” VHS tapes that were released in the early ’90s (you can watch Vol. II below).
The show, sponsored by IRS Records, ran from 1983 to 1987 on MTV, airing the last Sunday of each month — and receiving a new name, “The Cutting Edge Happy Hour,” toward the end of its run. Although it initially featured a range of hosts, the “Cutting Edge” is most well known for being MC’d by Peter Zaremba, lead singer of The Fleshtones.
According to the sell sheet provided to record stores, the DVD will feature the following artists:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
VIDEO: “The Best of The Cutting Edge, Vol. II” original VHS release