Category: 120 Minutes Rewind

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dave Kendall and John Lydon in Tijuana — watch full 2-hour episode

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Dave Kendall and John Lydon in Tijuana — watch full 2-hour episode

Finding a full episode of MTV’s “120 Minutes” on YouTube is an increasingly impossible task. 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.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Exene Cervenka talks about solo debut, X’s hiatus in 1989 interview

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Exene Cervenka talks about solo debut, X’s hiatus in 1989 interview

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1989 clip of host Dave Kendall interviewing Exene Cervenka at the CMJ Festival in New York City about her then-new solo debut, Old Wives’ Tales, the single “Leave Heaven Alone” and the status of her band X, which, at the time, was on something of a hiatus.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Concrete Blonde strips down Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Concrete Blonde strips down Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this clip from the Oct. 10, 1993, episode featuring Concrete Blonde offering a stripped-down performance of the group’s cover of the Leonard Cohen favorite “Everybody Knows” — famous, of course, for its appearance in the pirate-radio film “Pump Up the Volume.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Iggy Pop credits David Bowie with launching his solo career — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Iggy Pop credits David Bowie with launching his solo career — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, travel back to 1991 for a re-airing of an Iggy Pop clip that had been filmed the previous summer. In it, host Dave Kendall discusses Pop’s early solo work with David Bowie, whom the singer credits with jump-starting his solo career.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: They Might Be Giants play ‘Particle Man,’ talk ‘Flood’ — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: They Might Be Giants play ‘Particle Man,’ talk ‘Flood’ — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1990 with a segment featuring They Might Be Giants in which the two Johns perform “Particle Man,” then chat with host Dave Kendall about their then-current album Flood and the record’s quirky breakout single “Birdhouse in Your Soul.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio talks ‘A Girl Like You’ inspiration

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio talks ‘A Girl Like You’ inspiration

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this interview with the late Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens broadcast circa 1989/1990 in which he discusses his band’s crossover hit “A Girl Like You.” The song, DiNizio explains, was written based on the screenplay to Cameron Crowe’s 1989 film “Say Anything.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Robert Smith of The Cure, aka ‘the thinking man’s Duran Duran’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Robert Smith of The Cure, aka ‘the thinking man’s Duran Duran’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this early Martha Quinn intro’d interview with Robert Smith from 1986, conducted to promote The Cure’s then-new compilation Standing on a Beach, and broadcast during the first year of “120 Minutes'” existence. Watch it right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Chuck Mosley-era Faith No More gets the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Chuck Mosley-era Faith No More gets the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we mark the recent, and untimely, passing of frontman Chuck Mosley with this “120 X-Ray” segment on Faith No More that was broadcast in 1987 following the release of the band’s second album Introduce Yourself. Watch the whole thing right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this Dave Kendall-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on Icelandic export The Sugarcubes from 1989, a 3 1/2-minute clip that finds Bjork, fellow vocalist Einar Orn and drummer Siggy Baldursson discussing their just-released sophomore album Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch talks ‘quality control’ — 1993

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch talks ‘quality control’ — 1993

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this short 1993 interview of The Sisters of Mercy frontman Andrew Eldtritch by host Lewis Largent, filmed while the Sisters were opening for Depeche Mode’s Songs of Faith and Devotion tour in London. Watch it here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman talks about the end of the world

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman talks about the end of the world

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1991 interview segment with Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman, conducted by “120 Minutes” host Dave Kendall in what appears to be a crossover piece for MTV Europe’s edition of the show. Watch the full segment right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: John Wesley Harding talks playing solo, lack of dry ice in his show

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: John Wesley Harding talks playing solo, lack of dry ice in his show

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we offer this segment from the May 13, 1990, installment of the show in which host Dave Kendall interviews John Wesley Harding. They talk about the origin of his stage name, going on the road with the Ocean Blue and the Mighty Lemon Drops, and touring solo-acoustic.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Ideal Copy’-era Wire goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Ideal Copy’-era Wire goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Downtown Julie Brown-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on Wire following the band’s reformation and the recording of 1987’s The Ideal Copy” — the debut of the post-punk legends’ second incarnation.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Kevin Seal-intro’d segment on Johnny Marr — “1987’s most controversial and most sought-after guitarist,” Seal proclaims — that aired in the months following the dissolution of The Smiths.