Since the announcement last month that MTV plans to revive its “120 Minutes” franchise as both a new monthly TV show and a quick-hit web series, the music-averse network has begun populating its MTV Hive website with performances and segments from the venerable Sunday night show.
So far, the performances posted are all from the ’90s — Hey, MTV: How about some classic ’80s clips? — but do include The Cure, who can be seen in the video above playing “Fascination Street” on the July 14, 1996, episode of the series, as well as the Pixies, The Jesus and Mary Chain and World Party, all of which can be seen below.
MTV Hive’s nascent “120 Minutes” page also has what it bills as “classic full episodes” from the mid-’90s featuring guests such as Bob Mould, Frank Black and Lou Reed — although, while they do contain much of the vintage interview footage, they are hardly complete shows; many of the videos are missing from those supposedly “full” episodes.
See more ‘120 Minutes’ performances after the jump…