For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to some newly uploaded clips — via dpallen — of the legendary Lou Reed hosting an episode some time in 1986. Above, you can check out a 7-minute clip of a very prickly Reed grilling Mark Josephson, co-director of the New Music Seminar, while, below, there are shorter clips of the rocker chatting with Suzanne Vega and telling a story about how Bono turned him on to Cactus World News.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Downtown Julie Brown spotlights The Lucy Show — Jan. 25, 1987
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Original MTV VJ Alan Hunter hosts early episode — Sept. 28, 1986
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson talks to Kevin Seal — June 11, 1989
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Sonic Youth in studio with Dave Kendall — summer 1990
I had read that Lou Reed’s look had inspired Bono’s “The Fly” persona (along with Elvis and Jim Morrison), but the third clip with the glasses and the leather jacket is a good illustration of the influence.
wow, back when MTV was useful
OK, add Lou Reed to my list of people that I’d love to meet but would be terrified to talk to, after Miles Davis, Mark E Smith, and John Lydon.