Tag: Dave Kendall

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.”

‘Backwards Walk Into the Future: A Tribute to 120 Minutes’ in Philadelphia this weekend

‘Backwards Walk Into the Future: A Tribute to 120 Minutes’ in Philadelphia this weekend

Fans of that pinnacle of Sunday night television viewing would be advised to get to Philadelphia this weekend, where the Philly Music Video Fest will close with a salute to the program featuring highlights from “120 Minutes,” a special pre-recorded intro from creator/host Dave Kendall and a few surprises.

‘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: 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 Memories’ event in Philadelphia next week to celebrate ‘the era of Kendall’

‘120 Memories’ event in Philadelphia next week to celebrate ‘the era of Kendall’

As frequent visitors to this site know, we like to revisit that classic staple of Sunday night TV, MTV’s “120 Minutes,” each Friday with our weekly 120 Minutes Rewind series. So it’s great to see our friend and fellow aficionado Chris Cummins going a step further, and hosting a live “120 Memories” event in Philadelphia.

‘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: 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: 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: Love and Rockets’ Daniel Ash talks to Dave Kendall — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Love and Rockets’ Daniel Ash talks to Dave Kendall — 1991

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a 1991 interview with Daniel Ash of Love and Rockets, Tones on Tail and Bauhaus as he talks to host Dave Kendall about his then-new solo debut, Coming Down. Check out the full clip posted here, once again via dpallen.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘120 X-Ray’ segment on Miracle Legion — March 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘120 X-Ray’ segment on Miracle Legion — March 1989

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve landed on a just-uploaded “120 X Ray” segment chronically under-appreciated college-rock heroes Miracle Legion, a band that host Dave Kendall refers to as “one of the hardest working but still unrecognized bands in alternative music.”