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…
VH1C has been running a surprisingly watchable 120 Minutes for years now. Only shows old alternative videos and has no host. Hoping that this MTV version won’t stomp on it.
My sentiments exactly, I DVR the old 120 minutes on VH1C and watch them with my kids so they can hear music that was more than just tolerable
“Sorry, this video is unavailable from your location.”
Videos won’t play in Canada.
I just finished watching the Henry Rollins/Jon Spencer Blues Explosion episode and it took an hour. Admittedly, MTV showed a lot of commercials, but no way it was half and half! It would be nice if they would dig out the old tapes of “IRS’ The Cutting Edge”.