Category: 120 Minutes Rewind

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch talks to Dave Kendall — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch talks to Dave Kendall — 1990

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1990 appearance by Andrew Eldtritch of The Sisters of Mercy, who chats with host Dave Kendall about the band’s then-new third (and still final) album Vision Thing, in segments sandwiched between a showing of the video for that record’s epic single, “More.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Alternative Year in Rock’ with Dave Kendall — Nov. 24, 1992

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Alternative Year in Rock’ with Dave Kendall — Nov. 24, 1992

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind,we present a great 20-year time capsule: It’s the full, hour-long “120 Minutes Presents: The Alternative Year in Rock” special that aired on on Nov. 24, 1992 — the Tuesday before Thanksgiving — and features host Dave Kendall in what likely was one of his final “120” appearances.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: 120 X-Ray on The Primitives with host Kevin Seal — Aug. 21, 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: 120 X-Ray on The Primitives with host Kevin Seal — Aug. 21, 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we highlight another “120 X-Ray” segment, this time a clip from the Aug. 21, 1988, broadcast featuring host Kevin Seal — bathed, as seemingly always, in chintzy special effects — introducing interview segments with Tracey Tracey of The Primitives.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal on 4AD compilation ‘Lonely Is An Eyesore’ — 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal on 4AD compilation ‘Lonely Is An Eyesore’ — 1987

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we spotlight another “120 X-Ray” segment, this time a 1987 clip featuring host Kevin Seal discussing the 4AD label’s compilation album Lonely Is An Eyesore, which featured tracks from Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, Clan of Xymox, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil and more.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: 120 X-Ray on Siouxsie & The Banshees with host Kevin Seal — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: 120 X-Ray on Siouxsie & The Banshees with host Kevin Seal — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit the show’s “120 X-Ray” segment, a short spotlight on a given band — in this case, a Kevin Seal-hosted piece on Siouxsie and the Banshees that aired in 1988 following the release of the band’s Peepshow album.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dave Kendall bumps into future host Matt Pinfield — 9/22/91

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dave Kendall bumps into future host Matt Pinfield — 9/22/91

This week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind is short and sweet, but it’s a great historical footnote for fans of the MTV Sunday night classic. As you can see in this segment, host Dave Kendall is broadcasting from a Robyn Hitchcock show in New York when he asks a fan in the crowd whether he’s looking forward to the gig.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Pixies co-host with Dave Kendall, play live in studio — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Pixies co-host with Dave Kendall, play live in studio — 1991

Seeing as today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the Pixies’ ‘Come On Pilgrim,’ we’ll use this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind to spotlight the band with this 10-part, 25-minute playlist that highlights the interview segments and performances from the 1991 episode the band co-hosted with Dave Kendall.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Lou Reed hosts early episode, interviews Suzanne Vega — 1986

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Lou Reed hosts early episode, interviews Suzanne Vega — 1986

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to some newly uploaded clips — via dpallen — of the legendary Lou Reed hosting an episode some time in 1986. Check out a 7-minute clip of a very prickly Reed grilling Mark Josephson, co-director of the New Music Seminar and shorter clips of the rocker chatting with Suzanne Vega.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Downtown Julie Brown spotlights The Lucy Show — Jan. 25, 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Downtown Julie Brown spotlights The Lucy Show — Jan. 25, 1987

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a somewhat odd pairing: Downtown Julie Brown — better known for hosting “Club MTV” than her occasional Sunday night stints — running through a “120 Minutes X-Ray” segment on U.K. post-punk act The Lucy Show on the Jan. 25, 1987, episode.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Original MTV VJ Alan Hunter hosts early episode — Sept. 28, 1986

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Original MTV VJ Alan Hunter hosts early episode — Sept. 28, 1986

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we take a look at one of the early shows via this seven-and-a-half-minute reel of Alan Hunter’s hosting segments from the episode that aired on Sept. 28, 1986. The opening features a skit of sorts with Dave Kendall prepping Hunter for the night’s broadcast.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson talks to Kevin Seal — June 11, 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson talks to Kevin Seal — June 11, 1989

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind we re-visit the Kevin Seal era for a 1989 interview with Matt Johnson of The The, who discusses his band’s then-new album ‘Mind Bomb,’ his decision to assemble an actual band, professional boxing and the student uprising in China.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Sonic Youth in studio with Dave Kendall — summer 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Sonic Youth in studio with Dave Kendall — summer 1990

For this week’s ‘120 Minutes Rewind,’ we offer up a clip of unusually good video quality, a nine-minute reel from summer 1990 that saw Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore and drummer Steve Shelley sitting down to talk about the band’s just-released ‘Goo’ album with host Dave Kendall.