120 Minutes Rewind — April 2, 2019 at 8:31 am

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dave Kendall and John Lydon in Tijuana — watch full 2-hour episode

Finding a full episode of MTV’s “120 Minutes” on YouTube is an increasingly impossible task, given the site’s propensity for flagging the music in the show’s video’s for copyright issues. That’s why we were thrilled when a sharp-eyed Slicing Up Eyeballs reader recently pointed us to a trove of episodes uploaded to the Internet Archive — including one of our all-time favorites.

This is the February 1992 episode in which host Dave Kendall is joined in Tijuana, Mexico, by a typically surly John Lydon, who himself was south of the border to film a video with Public Image Ltd. for the song “Covered.” We’ve posted excerpts from this episode in a previous installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, and noted that this site’s creator was at that particular video shoot.

But here’s the full two-hour episode, complete with videos and (most of) the commercials. You’ll see plenty of banter between Kendall and Lydon, as well as videos from Teenage Fanclub, They Might Be Giants, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and more. Plus plenty of beer commercials, and ads for Hair Club for Men and even the soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ “Until the End of the World.”

Stick around to the end and there’s some bonus footage of Kurt Loder hosting “The Day in Rock” with footage of The Cure’s press conference announcing the Wish tour and a segment on future dead music formats the MiniDisc and the Digital Compact Cassette.

Watch the full episode — and the video for “Covered” — below.

 

 

“120 Minutes” — February 1992

Hosted by Dave Kendall. Guest: John Lydon

Public Image Ltd., “Disappointed”
Teenage Fanclub, “The Concept”
Big Audio Dynamite II, “The Globe”
Nine Inch Nails, “Head Like A Hole”
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, “Kill Your Television” (World Premiere)
Lush, “For Love”
Lou Reed, “What’s Good”
Slowdive, “Catch Te Breeze”
They Might Be Giants, “Don’t Let’s Start”
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, “Television The Drug of A Nation”
Public Image Ltd., “Public Image”
Concrete Blonde, “Ghost Of A Texas Ladies’ Man” (World Premiere)
Afghan Whigs, “Turn On The Water”
Saint Etienne, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”
Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians, “So You Think You’re In Love”
Reverend Horton Heat, “Psychobilly Freakout”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Under The Bridge”
Blur, “She’s So High”
Revenge, “Deadbeat”
Ministry, “Jesus Built My Hotrod”
My Bloody Valentine, “Only Shallow”
Public Image Ltd., “Don’t Ask Me”

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Zachary Hollback

    This is PURE GOLD. 1992 was an absolutely stellar year for music, and this is indisputable proof. Whoever taped this, kept this tape for 25 years, digitized it and uploaded it, WELL DONE. Thank you and SuE!

  2. I remember this episode. It was when I became a fan of Blur.

  3. Scott Stalcup

    “JESUS! It’s ELVIS!”

    Can’t watch it right now, but if I’m not mistaken, the next week’s guest was the object of my obsession for almost thirty years now, the goddess that is Johnette Napolitano. Boy, they sure played a lot of the videos to death back then.

  4. 90’s one of the best times. My alt-rock band The NightShade Project was forming. Many recordings posted free. EMI screwed us, now we are screwing them.

  5. This is golden stuff. If only there was a easy way to access old complete 120 minute episodes.

  6. As the above post says, archive.org has a bunch of them up right now! Complete with videos, interviews and commercials! I’m dying of nostalgia right now!

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