Thurston Moore this fall will release a new memoir called “Sonic Life” that will trace his musical awakening, the formation of and decades-long run of Sonic Youth.
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Lewis Largent, former DJ and music director at Los Angeles’ alt-rock powerhouse KROQ and host of MTV’s “120 Minutes,” died Feb. 20 after a long illness.
Following the success of the debut of DJ Jake Rudh’s “180 Minutes” earlier this month, Transmission Music and Slicing Up Eyeballs are thrilled to announce the event — a 3+ hour audiovisual celebration of college rock and classic alternative music — will stream live on Twitch every other Saturday night, beginning this coming weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.