Category: 120 Minutes Rewind

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Paul Weller and The Style Council go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Paul Weller and The Style Council go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we go back almost exactly 30 years with this “120 X-Ray” segment on The Style Council, which aired Aug. 7, 1988. As you can see in this clip presented below, the Kevin Seal-hosted segment features Paul Weller and Mick Talbott discussing their then-new album.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie in first U.S. TV interview — 1994

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie in first U.S. TV interview — 1994

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this quite awkward interview of Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins during a 1994 appearance to promote the release of Four-Calendar Cafe. Guthrie admits to host Lewis Largent that it’s his first-ever U.S. television appearance.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie of The Creatures — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie of The Creatures — 1990

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1990 — a better time for Siouxsie Sioux and her then-husband/drummer, Budgie, who, in addition to playing in the Banshees, together formed side project The Creatures. This clip features footage of the duo being interviewed by Dave Kendall.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Depeche Mode meets MTV contest winner in London — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Depeche Mode meets MTV contest winner in London — 1991

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we travel back to June 23, 1991, for an episode built around MTV’s “120 Minutes Naked Power Grab” contest, which offered one lucky viewer the chance to be “president” of Mute Records for a week. Here’s 12 minutes of footage from the episode featuring the winner and DM.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Psychedelic Furs submit to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Psychedelic Furs submit to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a “120 X-Ray” segment on The Psychedelic Furs in which Richard Butler and his bandmates discuss the making of their then-new album Book of Days, and their shift back to touring smaller venues. Check out the 3-minute clip, which also features some live footage.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman testifies under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman testifies under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present one of the show’s odder moments, a “120 X-Ray” segment on Killing Joke from 1989 that features Jaz Coleman testifying against the “frivolous nature of materialism” — he actually appears to be reading from a prepared statement .

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy, Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb at Reading  — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy, Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb at Reading — 1991

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a series of clips of what host Dave Kendall announces as “the first-ever international edition of ‘120 Minutes,'” broadcast in August 1991 from England’s Reading Festival. Kendall chats up The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch and members of Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb and James.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Guest host Bob Mould performs with Lou Barlow — 1994

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Guest host Bob Mould performs with Lou Barlow — 1994

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we take a rare trip into the mid-’90s to present footage from the Sept. 4, 1994, episode, which was guest-hosted by Bob Mould the same week he released Sugar’s second and final album, File Under: Easy Listening. The two perform together for the first time.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal hangs with Joe Strummer, Zodiac Mindwarp — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal hangs with Joe Strummer, Zodiac Mindwarp — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we offer up a 13-minute reel from the April 17, 1988, episode, which finds eternally glib host Kevin Seal broadcasting from the Scrap Bar in New York. There, he sings fake reggae songs with the patrons, then hangs out first with Joe Strummer and then chats with Zodiac Mindwarp.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Alan Hunter puts New Order under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1986

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Alan Hunter puts New Order under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1986

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit the very early days of the program, for an Alan Hunter-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on New Order that ran during the show’s first year on the air. The clip features Bernard Sumner talking about how the band brought on Gillian Gilbert.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Soft Cell’s Marc Almond goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Soft Cell’s Marc Almond goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we travel back to 1988 for a Kevin Seal-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond, who discusses his then-new album The Stars We Are and his next project, Jacques, which would be released in 1989.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Trent Reznor spends Christmas Eve with Dave Kendall  — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Trent Reznor spends Christmas Eve with Dave Kendall — 1989

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to the episode that aired on Christmas 1989 for this appearance by a pre-superstardom Trent Reznor, who helps host Dave Kendall trim the “120 Minutes” Christmas tree and then discusses plans for Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming single “Head Like a Hole.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison — 1990

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind,we present a real gem: a 17-minute reel from the May 24, 1990, episode of “120 Minutes” in which host Dave Kendall interviews the principal players of that summer’s Escape From New York Tour, with Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrision.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Sinead O’Connor hangs out with host Kevin Seal — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Sinead O’Connor hangs out with host Kevin Seal — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we once again return to 1988 for an appearance by Sinead O’Connor, who spends part of this episode of “120 Minutes” hanging out and chatting with ever-odd host Kevin Seal. The appearance comes after the release of her single “Mandinka.”