On this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we bring you one of John Lydon’s many infamous appearances on the program. Here’s 9 minutes of footage from a 1987 spot on “120 Minutes,” as the Public Image Ltd. frontman’s ‘s wry personality comes into sharp contrast with Kevin Seal’s absurdist take on hosting.
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For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we head back to 1988 for this “120 X-Ray” spotlighting what Kurt Loder refers to as “the biggest cult band in the land”: Camper Van Beethoven. This segment was filmed in Miami Beach, Fla., while the band was on tour in support of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’re going to cheat slightly and turn to MTV Europe’s version of the show for this 1992 spotlight on The Jesus and Mary Chain circa Honey’s Dead. The 7-minute reel features footage of brothers Jim and William Reid being interviewed mixed in with some live footage.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we go back almost exactly 30 years with this “120 X-Ray” segment on The Style Council, which aired Aug. 7, 1988. As you can see in this clip presented below, the Kevin Seal-hosted segment features Paul Weller and Mick Talbott discussing their then-new album.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this quite awkward interview of Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins during a 1994 appearance to promote the release of Four-Calendar Cafe. Guthrie admits to host Lewis Largent that it’s his first-ever U.S. television appearance.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1990 — a better time for Siouxsie Sioux and her then-husband/drummer, Budgie, who, in addition to playing in the Banshees, together formed side project The Creatures. This clip features footage of the duo being interviewed by Dave Kendall.
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. Here’s 12 minutes of footage from the episode featuring the winner and DM.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a “120 X-Ray” segment on The Psychedelic Furs in which Richard Butler and his bandmates discuss the making of their then-new album Book of Days, and their shift back to touring smaller venues. Check out the 3-minute clip, which also features some live footage.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present one of the show’s odder moments, a “120 X-Ray” segment on Killing Joke from 1989 that features Jaz Coleman testifying against the “frivolous nature of materialism” — he actually appears to be reading from a prepared statement .
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a series of clips of what host Dave Kendall announces as “the first-ever international edition of ‘120 Minutes,'” broadcast in August 1991 from England’s Reading Festival. Kendall chats up The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch and members of Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb and James.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we take a rare trip into the mid-’90s to present footage from the Sept. 4, 1994, episode, which was guest-hosted by Bob Mould the same week he released Sugar’s second and final album, File Under: Easy Listening. The two perform together for the first time.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we offer up a 13-minute reel from the April 17, 1988, episode, which finds eternally glib host Kevin Seal broadcasting from the Scrap Bar in New York. There, he sings fake reggae songs with the patrons, then hangs out first with Joe Strummer and then chats with Zodiac Mindwarp.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit the very early days of the program, for an Alan Hunter-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on New Order that ran during the show’s first year on the air. The clip features Bernard Sumner talking about how the band brought on Gillian Gilbert.