Category: 120 Minutes Rewind

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Ministry’s Uncle Al Jourgensen submits to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Ministry’s Uncle Al Jourgensen submits to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we queue up the Jan. 7, 1990, edition of “120 Minutes” for this near 4-minute “120 X-Ray” segment on Ministry. Intro’d by Dave Kendall, the “X-Ray” features bandleader Al Jourgensen about two months after the release of The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: New Model Army’s Slade the Leveller talks to Kevin Seal — 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: New Model Army’s Slade the Leveller talks to Kevin Seal — 1987

For the first post-hiatus installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we roll the clocks back to an interview segment culled from an early episode, aired in 1987, that finds host Kevin Seal chatting with Justin Sullivan, the frontman of U.K. rockers New Model Army, who’s ID’d in the episode by his early-career stage name, Slade the Leveller.

Earliest known footage of MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ surfaces: Watch J.J. Jackson host in April ’86

Earliest known footage of MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ surfaces: Watch J.J. Jackson host in April ’86

We’ve posted a number of memorable clips over the years as part of our “120 Minutes” Rewind feature, but this is a true rarity: some 35 minutes of J.J. Jackson-hosted footage from the earliest-known recording of an episode of MTV’s seminal Sunday night music-video show that took viewers “two hours into the future” every week.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Railway Children chat with Dave Kendall — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Railway Children chat with Dave Kendall — 1990

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit The Railway Children, from which band members Gary Newby and Stephen Hull stopped by MTV to chat with host Dave Kendall in 1990 about their then-new, major-label third album, Native Place, which featured the modern-rock hit “Every Beat of the Heart.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Charlatans U.K. get ‘Some Friendly’ with Dave Kendall — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Charlatans U.K. get ‘Some Friendly’ with Dave Kendall — 1990

For this week’s installment of our “120 Minutes” Rewind series, we travel back to 1990 for this Dave Kendall interview with Tim Burgess and the late Jon Brookes of The Charlatans — or The Charlatans U.K., as they were forced to be known as in the U.S. Watch the full 7-minute “120 MInutes” segment right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Hüsker Dü gets a ‘120 X-Ray’ post-mortem — 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Hüsker Dü gets a ‘120 X-Ray’ post-mortem — 1987

For this week’s installment of our “120 Minutes” Rewind series, we turn to this Carolyne Heldman-hosted “120 X-Ray” that aired in 1987 following the break-up of Hüsker Dü. The four-minute segment looks back on the band’s career with live footage and pre-split interviews with Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Greg Norton.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Wall of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Wall of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

For this week’s installment of our “120 Minutes” Rewind series, we present this “120 X-Ray” segment on former Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgway. As you can see below, the segment, which aired June 11, 1989, delves into Ridgway’s time with the New Wave act then proceeds to his solo work.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ hour-long ‘Scream Superstition’ special

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ hour-long ‘Scream Superstition’ special

We paused the weekly “120 Minutes” Rewind feature a few months back because we’d exhausted most of the best clips available on YouTube, but, as time as passed, new finds have surfaced, including an hour-long Siouxsie and the Banshees special called “Scream Superstition.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joe Strummer goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joe Strummer goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

Been a while since we’ve done a “120 Minutes” Rewind — the pickings were getting awfully slim on YouTube — but it’s time to revive the feature, and there’s no better way to do it than with this “120 X-Ray” spotlight on the mighty Joe Strummer.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes discuss their ‘optimistic complaints’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes discuss their ‘optimistic complaints’ — 1989

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit a 1989 episode featuring an appearance by three of The Sugarcubes — Bjork, fellow singer Einar Orn and drummer Siggy Baldursson — who discuss their second album, Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week! Check out a short clip of their interview segments.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Dead Milkmen crack jokes with Kevin Seal, play live  — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Dead Milkmen crack jokes with Kevin Seal, play live — 1989

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit an August 1989 episode featuring an appearance by The Dead Milkmen, who cracked wise with host Kevin Seal, read some fan mail on air and stuck around to perform a couple tunes. Check out a 15-minute reel of the band’s hosting segments, plus 2 live songs.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: PiL’s John Lydon tries to get a rise out of Kevin Seal — 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: PiL’s John Lydon tries to get a rise out of Kevin Seal — 1987

On this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we bring you one of John Lydon’s many infamous appearances on the program. Here’s 9 minutes of footage from a 1987 spot on “120 Minutes,” as the Public Image Ltd. frontman’s ‘s wry personality comes into sharp contrast with Kevin Seal’s absurdist take on hosting.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Camper Van Beethoven goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Camper Van Beethoven goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we head back to 1988 for this “120 X-Ray” spotlighting what Kurt Loder refers to as “the biggest cult band in the land”: Camper Van Beethoven. This segment was filmed in Miami Beach, Fla., while the band was on tour in support of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: MTV Europe checks in with The Jesus and Mary Chain — 1992

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: MTV Europe checks in with The Jesus and Mary Chain — 1992

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’re going to cheat slightly and turn to MTV Europe’s version of the show for this 1992 spotlight on The Jesus and Mary Chain circa Honey’s Dead. The 7-minute reel features footage of brothers Jim and William Reid being interviewed mixed in with some live footage.