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« on: July 18, 2008, 06:14:26 PM »

Came across this site while doing some wikipedia surfing:

http://www.altmusictv.com/120/archive_mtvclassic.html

It's almost every playlist from 120 minutes during its run (the link goes to the 1986-1995 period). Personally, it was a neat trip down memory lane, because I remember exactly where I was when some of those shows aired.  For example, I remember the premiere of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" because I had just started college and a group of us in my freshman dorm watched in one of the common rooms. I remember that Blur's "There's No Other Way" was one of the other videos they played during that show.

The summer before my freshman year I bussed tables at a local restaurant, and I usually worked Sundays and was off Mondays.  I would come home late Sunday night and stay up to watch the show. I remember so many of those videos, many of which prompted me to go buy tapes by bands I haven't heard in forever - Ned's Atomic Dustbin, The Milltown Brothers, The 360s, World Party, Straightjacket Fits, The La's, Concrete Blonde (although I just did hear "Joey" on the radio when I was at the dentist the other day) , etc.

Good times, good times...
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 07:17:02 PM »

Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 07:23:37 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 18, 2008, 06:14:26 PM

Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Kill your television!

I remember 120 minutes fondly. My roommate and I my freshman and sophomore years in college used to stay up on Sunday nights to watch it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 08:58:19 PM »

True story: I lost my virginity while 120 minutes was on the tv. There were a lot of tears. Thanks for the painful reminder, jerk.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 09:21:57 PM »

Thank you for posting that!!  So awesome.

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of 120 minutes is Black Francis repeating "Dave Kendall sucks" to Dave Kendall's face. Classic.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 10:39:07 PM »

related, it turns out that tons of these videos are on youtube. Probably illegally, but I'm not telling smile  I just watched a bunch of videos by the Mighty Lemon Drops, Trashcan Sinatras, The Lightning Seeds, etc.

EDIT: OK, I had to go back and edit in links to some favorites I was finding on youtube:

The Milltown Brothers, "Which Way Should I Jump"
The Primitives, "Crash"
The La's, "There She Goes"
The Darling Buds, "Crystal Clear"
Ned's Atomic Dustbin, "Happy"
The Connells, "Stone Cold Yesterday"
The Trashcan Sinatras, "Only Tongue Can Tell"
World Party, "Put The Message In The Box"
Matthew Sweet, "Girlfriend"
The Mighty Lemon Drops, "Into The Heart Of Love"
Concrete Blonde, "Happy Birthday"
Blur, "There's No Other Way"

So all those songs are from the 88-91 period I believe. Just as a point of information, in 1992 I can pretty much pinpoint the moment in time when my musical interests started moving in a different direction. It's when I heard this song:

Superchunk, "Throwing Things"



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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 02:25:01 AM »

Quote from: Mookee on July 18, 2008, 08:58:19 PM

True story: I lost my virginity while 120 minutes was on the tv. There were a lot of tears. Thanks for the painful reminder, jerk.

didn't know they had cable in prison

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008, 06:12:07 PM »

Well, as November 13th is my birthday, I think I'll handle this one:
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November 13, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Michael Stipe

Nirvana "About A Girl" [from Live!Tonight!Sold Out!!]
Weezer "Buddy Holly"
PJ Harvey "Man Size"
Oasis "Supersonic"
Sugar "Believe What You're Saying"
SAMIAM "Capsized"
Soul Asylum "Can't Even Tell"
Dink "Green Mind"
L7 "Stuck Here Again"
Grant Lee Buffalo "Mockingbirds"
Tori Amos "Cornflake Girl"
Patti Smith "People Have the Power"
REM "Bang and Blame"
Bad Religion "21st Century (Digital Boy)"
Luscious Jackson "City Song"
James "Born of Frustration"
Flaming Lips "She Don't Use Jelly"
B-52's "Revolution Earth"
Liz Phair "Supernova"
Dishwalla "It's Gonna Take Some Time" - none found
Suede "The Wild Ones"
Veruca Salt "Seether"
Mazzy Star "Halah"
Gary Young "Plantman"
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2008, 05:34:01 AM »

The VH1 Classic channel replays 120 Minutes shows this on Sunday nights at 11pm.  I've caught it a few times, good stuff.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2008, 03:31:22 PM »

I remember in college that 120 Minutes helped launch my love of New Model Army.  ah, memories...
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 09:49:35 PM »

Quote from: Hamsterball_Z on July 20, 2008, 05:34:01 AM

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2008, 03:10:57 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 18, 2008, 06:14:26 PM

I remember exactly where I was when some of those shows aired.  For example, I remember the premiere of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" because I had just started college and a group of us in my freshman dorm watched in one of the common rooms.

This was on NPR today
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92833535&ft=1&f=1021

I feel old now.
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