Category: 120 Minutes Rewind

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Watch a Downtown Julie Brown-hosted episode from 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Watch a Downtown Julie Brown-hosted episode from 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present (most of) the episode that aired March 15, 1987 — almost exactly a year after the show debuted, and when it was still hosted by rotating VJs. In this case, Downtown Julie Brown, better known as the host of “Club MTV,” handled those duties.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Checking in with Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Checking in with Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza 1991

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1991 for this segment from a stop on the first Lollapalooza tour, which finds host Dave Kendall chatting up Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Richard Patrick (who’d go on to front Filter).

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kurt Loder puts Social Distortion under the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kurt Loder puts Social Distortion under the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we drop in on a “120 X-Ray” segment from 1990 on SoCal punk mainstays Social Distortion that’s narrated by the MTV News godfather himself: Kurt Loder. Bandleader Mike Ness is interviewed about Social D’s new self-titled album and more.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dave Kendall eulogizes The Smiths following band’s 1987 break-up

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dave Kendall eulogizes The Smiths following band’s 1987 break-up

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to a September 1987 episode that features the show’s creator and producer Dave Kendall eulogizing the The Smiths upon their breakup following the release of Strangeways, Here We Come. Check out the whole thing right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Red Hot Chili Peppers light up the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Red Hot Chili Peppers light up the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1989

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this “120 X-Ray” segment from 1989 that focuses on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pre-megastardom. The band had just released its fourth album and the segment leads into the world premiere of the “Knock Me Down” video.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Peter Murphy co-hosts, swears off Bauhaus reunion in 1992

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Peter Murphy co-hosts, swears off Bauhaus reunion in 1992

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present 20 minutes of footage from the May 3, 1992, episode that was co-hosted by Peter Murphy to mark the release of his then-new solo album Holy Smoke. Murphy chats with Dave Kendall about the recording of the album.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Pale Saints discuss ‘The Comforts of Madness’ in 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Pale Saints discuss ‘The Comforts of Madness’ in 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we check in with late-’80s/early-’90s dreampop act Pale Saints, who appeared on the show in 1990 to discuss their debut on 4AD, The Comfort of Madness. The group, led by Ian Masters, also discuss covering a song by Opal.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1988

or this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve dredged up this “120 X-Ray” segment from a Kevin Seal-hosted show in 1988 that spotlights The Sisters of Mercy circa Floodland. In the segment, bandleader Andrew Eldritch talks about the song “Black Planet” and more.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson earns an MTV disclaimer while hosting in 1986

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson earns an MTV disclaimer while hosting in 1986

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we look back at the time The The mastermind Matt Johnson hosted the show in 1986 while promoting that year’s Infected — and earned an on-screen disclaimer because of his stridently political remarks between music videos.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The world premiere of an iconic Sinead O’Connor video — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The world premiere of an iconic Sinead O’Connor video — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this “120 X-Ray” segment on Sinead O’Connor that aired Jan. 28, 1990, and actually ends with host Dave Kendall introducing the world premiere of the soon-to-be-iconic video for the Prince-penned “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Poster Children sit down with Dave Kendall during CMJ — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Poster Children sit down with Dave Kendall during CMJ — 1991

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve dug up this segment from a 1991 episode that finds host Dave Kendall interviewing Illinois indie rockers Poster Children while they’re in New York City for the CMJ New Music Seminar. They talk about that experience and more.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Watch most of a Kevin Seal-hosted episode from Sept. 27, 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Watch most of a Kevin Seal-hosted episode from Sept. 27, 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we bring you about three-quarters of a Kevin Seal-hosted episode that aired Sept. 27, 1987, courtesy of uploader 120 Memories. The episode features appearances by New York City author Tama Janowitz and the show’s producer, creator and future host, Dave Kendall.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Hardcore legends Bad Brains go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Hardcore legends Bad Brains go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present offer this “120 X-Ray” segment on Washington, D.C., hardcore pioneers Bad Brains that aired in 1990, a few months after the release of the band’s fourth album, Quickness. Host Dave Kendall chats up guitarist Doctor Know and bassist Darryl Jenifer.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dinosaur Jr goes looking for a new bass player via fax — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dinosaur Jr goes looking for a new bass player via fax — 1991

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this footage of J Mascis and Murph of Dinosaur Jr being interviewed by Dave Kendall in 1991 following the release of the band’s major-label debut, Green Mind. They discuss the new album, and the stuffed-animal-starring video for lead single “The Wagon.”