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Transmission Music and Slicing Up Eyeballs present ‘180 Minutes’ every other Saturday

Transmission Music and Slicing Up Eyeballs present ‘180 Minutes’ every other Saturday

Following the success of the debut of DJ Jake Rudh’s “180 Minutes” earlier this month, Transmission Music and Slicing Up Eyeballs are thrilled to announce the event — a 3+ hour audiovisual celebration of college rock and classic alternative music — will stream live on Twitch every other Saturday night, beginning this coming weekend.

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

‘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. 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.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Exene Cervenka talks about solo debut, X’s hiatus in 1989 interview

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Exene Cervenka talks about solo debut, X’s hiatus in 1989 interview

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1989 clip of host Dave Kendall interviewing Exene Cervenka at the CMJ Festival in New York City about her then-new solo debut, Old Wives’ Tales, the single “Leave Heaven Alone” and the status of her band X, which, at the time, was on something of a hiatus.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Iggy Pop credits David Bowie with launching his solo career — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Iggy Pop credits David Bowie with launching his solo career — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, travel back to 1991 for a re-airing of an Iggy Pop clip that had been filmed the previous summer. In it, host Dave Kendall discusses Pop’s early solo work with David Bowie, whom the singer credits with jump-starting his solo career.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio talks ‘A Girl Like You’ inspiration

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio talks ‘A Girl Like You’ inspiration

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this interview with the late Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens broadcast circa 1989/1990 in which he discusses his band’s crossover hit “A Girl Like You.” The song, DiNizio explains, was written based on the screenplay to Cameron Crowe’s 1989 film “Say Anything.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Chuck Mosley-era Faith No More gets the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Chuck Mosley-era Faith No More gets the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we mark the recent, and untimely, passing of frontman Chuck Mosley with this “120 X-Ray” segment on Faith No More that was broadcast in 1987 following the release of the band’s second album Introduce Yourself. Watch the whole thing right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this Dave Kendall-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on Icelandic export The Sugarcubes from 1989, a 3 1/2-minute clip that finds Bjork, fellow vocalist Einar Orn and drummer Siggy Baldursson discussing their just-released sophomore album Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch talks ‘quality control’ — 1993

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch talks ‘quality control’ — 1993

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this short 1993 interview of The Sisters of Mercy frontman Andrew Eldtritch by host Lewis Largent, filmed while the Sisters were opening for Depeche Mode’s Songs of Faith and Devotion tour in London. Watch it here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman talks about the end of the world

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman talks about the end of the world

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1991 interview segment with Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman, conducted by “120 Minutes” host Dave Kendall in what appears to be a crossover piece for MTV Europe’s edition of the show. Watch the full segment right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: John Wesley Harding talks playing solo, lack of dry ice in his show

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: John Wesley Harding talks playing solo, lack of dry ice in his show

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we offer this segment from the May 13, 1990, installment of the show in which host Dave Kendall interviews John Wesley Harding. They talk about the origin of his stage name, going on the road with the Ocean Blue and the Mighty Lemon Drops, and touring solo-acoustic.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Ideal Copy’-era Wire goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Ideal Copy’-era Wire goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Downtown Julie Brown-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on Wire following the band’s reformation and the recording of 1987’s The Ideal Copy” — the debut of the post-punk legends’ second incarnation.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Kevin Seal-intro’d segment on Johnny Marr — “1987’s most controversial and most sought-after guitarist,” Seal proclaims — that aired in the months following the dissolution of The Smiths.

‘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).