120 Minutes Rewind, Video — March 1, 2013 at 7:03 am

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kurt Loder explores the Madchester scene — April 15, 1990

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit the tail end of the April 15, 1990, episode, which included a 5-minute Kurt Loder-hosted MTV News report about the so-called Madchester scene, featuring interviews with Manchester standouts such as Happy Mondays, 808 State and New Order’s Bernard Sumner — plus a guy with a fantastic mustache who apparently conned tourists into buying flared trousers. Loder asks: “What is there about this deeply unlovely city that has nurtured such great music?” Check out the full clip above, via dpallen.






  1. Seems like a lifetime ago now; great times, great tunes.

  2. me not you

    Leave to MTV to basically ignore the Stone Roses in favor of the Mondays. And then talk about Inspiral Carpets, while not a word was uttered about Primal Scream or the Charlatans. God! That was such a great time for music. I’m off to play Groovy Train by the Farm.

  3. Leave it to Dave Kendell to look like a complete tool and criticize someone else’s fashion sense. Flairs would have been much better than that shirt and hat.

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