120 Minutes Rewind, Video — July 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Depeche Mode meets MTV contest winner in London — 1991

Depeche Mode on 120 Minutes

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, have lunch with Depeche Mode in London, hang out with Alan Wilder while he worked on Nitzer Ebb’s Ebbhead, watch Erasure record in Germany and see the Inspiral Carpets live in Paris.

This 12-minute clip (via xxdepechemodexx) features the original contest promo, plus footage of host Dave Kendall in London chatting with the contest’s winner and DM’s Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and Wilder.

Check it out below:


Depeche Mode on “120 Minutes,” 1991






  1. Neat, and awkward. :-)

  2. Kirk Demoruelle

    Hey, That’s me in my youth! :)

    • I imagine the non-filmed bits were pretty great! How was lunch?

      • Kirk Demoruelle

        Buzz, don’t know if you will see this but I am answering almost two years later. Lunch was nothing, there was no lunch, just food tray for the camera. lol I had already spent hours with Martin and Fletcher talking, hanging out before this that day. I also went out to a club that night and got to hang out with Dave G who was not there for the “lunch.”

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