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‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Red Hot Chili Peppers light up the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Red Hot Chili Peppers light up the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1989

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this “120 X-Ray” segment from 1989 that focuses on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pre-megastardom. The band had just released its fourth album and the segment leads into the world premiere of the “Knock Me Down” video.

MTV promo from 1988: ‘When I’m an old person, I think I’ll still be listening to R.E.M.’

MTV promo from 1988: ‘When I’m an old person, I think I’ll still be listening to R.E.M.’

Trawling through the vast pixel mine that is YouTube, we recently stumbled across this short, odd MTV promo from 1988 that appears to be filmed at a college radio station, and concludes, after a series of fly-by imagery, with a long-haired gentleman sagely proclaiming, “When I’m an old person, I think I’ll still be listening to R.E.M.”

‘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: The The’s Matt Johnson earns an MTV disclaimer while hosting in 1986

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson earns an MTV disclaimer while hosting in 1986

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we look back at the time The The mastermind Matt Johnson hosted the show in 1986 while promoting that year’s Infected — and earned an on-screen disclaimer because of his stridently political remarks between music videos.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Poster Children sit down with Dave Kendall during CMJ — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Poster Children sit down with Dave Kendall during CMJ — 1991

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve dug up this segment from a 1991 episode that finds host Dave Kendall interviewing Illinois indie rockers Poster Children while they’re in New York City for the CMJ New Music Seminar. They talk about that experience 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: Hardcore legends Bad Brains go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Hardcore legends Bad Brains go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present offer this “120 X-Ray” segment on Washington, D.C., hardcore pioneers Bad Brains that aired in 1990, a few months after the release of the band’s fourth album, Quickness. Host Dave Kendall chats up guitarist Doctor Know and bassist Darryl Jenifer.

‘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.

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.

R.E.M. to release 4LP set of 1991, 2001 MTV ‘Unplugged’ sets on Record Store Day

R.E.M. to release 4LP set of 1991, 2001 MTV ‘Unplugged’ sets on Record Store Day

R.E.M. will release a limited-edition 4LP set on Record Store Day that collects the audio from the band’s two appearances, in 1991 and 2001, on MTV’s “Unplugged” series, featuring all 33 songs the band performed at the two tapings, including 11 that never aired on either broadcast.

‘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: 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: ‘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.”