For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit the tail end of the April 15, 1990, episode, which included a 5-minute Kurt Loder-hosted MTV News report about the so-called Madchester scene, featuring interviews with Manchester standouts such as Happy Mondays, 808 State and New Order’s Bernard Sumner — plus a guy with a fantastic mustache who apparently conned tourists into buying flared trousers. Loder asks: “What is there about this deeply unlovely city that has nurtured such great music?” Check out the full clip above, via dpallen.

 

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