Finding a full episode of MTV’s “120 Minutes” on YouTube is an increasingly impossible task, given the site’s propensity for flagging the music in the show’s video’s for copyright issues. That’s why we were thrilled when a sharp-eyed Slicing Up Eyeballs reader recently pointed us to a trove of episodes uploaded to the Internet Archive — including one of our all-time favorites.
This is the February 1992 episode in which host Dave Kendall is joined in Tijuana, Mexico, by a typically surly John Lydon, who himself was south of the border to film a video with Public Image Ltd. for the song “Covered.” We’ve posted excerpts from this episode in a previous installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, and noted that this site’s creator was at that particular video shoot.
But here’s the full two-hour episode, complete with videos and (most of) the commercials. You’ll see plenty of banter between Kendall and Lydon, as well as videos from Teenage Fanclub, They Might Be Giants, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and more. Plus plenty of beer commercials, and ads for Hair Club for Men and even the soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ “Until the End of the World.”
Stick around to the end and there’s some bonus footage of Kurt Loder hosting “The Day in Rock” with footage of The Cure’s press conference announcing the Wish tour and a segment on future dead music formats the MiniDisc and the Digital Compact Cassette.
Watch the full episode — and the video for “Covered” — below.
“120 Minutes” — February 1992
Hosted by Dave Kendall. Guest: John Lydon
Public Image Ltd., “Disappointed”
Teenage Fanclub, “The Concept”
Big Audio Dynamite II, “The Globe”
Nine Inch Nails, “Head Like A Hole”
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, “Kill Your Television” (World Premiere)
Lush, “For Love”
Lou Reed, “What’s Good”
Slowdive, “Catch Te Breeze”
They Might Be Giants, “Don’t Let’s Start”
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, “Television The Drug of A Nation”
Public Image Ltd., “Public Image”
Concrete Blonde, “Ghost Of A Texas Ladies’ Man” (World Premiere)
Afghan Whigs, “Turn On The Water”
Saint Etienne, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”
Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians, “So You Think You’re In Love”
Reverend Horton Heat, “Psychobilly Freakout”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Under The Bridge”
Blur, “She’s So High”
Ministry, “Jesus Built My Hotrod”
My Bloody Valentine, “Only Shallow”
Public Image Ltd., “Don’t Ask Me”
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