Tag: Kevin Seal

‘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: The Sisters of Mercy go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1988

or this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve dredged up this “120 X-Ray” segment from a Kevin Seal-hosted show in 1988 that spotlights The Sisters of Mercy circa Floodland. In the segment, bandleader Andrew Eldritch talks about the song “Black Planet” and more.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Watch most of a Kevin Seal-hosted episode from Sept. 27, 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Watch most of a Kevin Seal-hosted episode from Sept. 27, 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we bring you about three-quarters of a Kevin Seal-hosted episode that aired Sept. 27, 1987, courtesy of uploader 120 Memories. The episode features appearances by New York City author Tama Janowitz and the show’s producer, creator and future host, Dave Kendall.

‘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.

‘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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal puts The Church under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal puts The Church under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit this “120 X-Ray” segment from 1988, which finds Kevin Seal once again the victim of cheesy visual effects as he digs into the story of The Church circa Starfish, with interviews from Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘120 X-Ray’ on Mark E. Smith and The Fall with Kevin Seal — 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘120 X-Ray’ on Mark E. Smith and The Fall with Kevin Seal — 1987

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve selected a “120 X Ray” segment The Fall that aired on a 1987 episode around the time of the release of The “Domesday Pay-Off” Triad-Plus!, aka the U.S. version of Bend Sinister. The clip doesn’t feature any interviews, but does feature the video for “There’s a Ghost in My House.”

‘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.