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.
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.
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.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this MTV-broadcast concert by former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope, filmed at The Ritz in New York City on July 6, 1987, and featured during the network’s “Saturday Night Concert” series. Watch the hour-long set right here.
For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this early Martha Quinn intro’d interview with Robert Smith from 1986, conducted to promote The Cure’s then-new compilation Standing on a Beach, and broadcast during the first year of “120 Minutes'” existence. Watch it right here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn the clock back to 1984 to find Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders on the comeback trail, touring in support of their third album Learning to Crawl, recorded and released in the wake of the deaths of founding members James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we drop in on a “120 X-Ray” segment from 1990 on SoCal punk mainstays Social Distortion that’s narrated by the MTV News godfather himself: Kurt Loder. Bandleader Mike Ness is interviewed about Social D’s new self-titled album and more.