Wednesday, May 5, 2010

120 Minutes archive

For 17 years and 585 episodes, the MTV show 120 Minutes offered "alternative rock" videos. Might be hard to believe now, but this program helped turn bands like Nirvana into stars.

There's an archive that lists playlists for virtually every episode, complete with links to the videos. So you can recreate your own episode of Alternative Rock video glory, even without the chunky bald guy who hosted the show for a while.

1 comment:

  1. That "chunky old guy," as you refer to him, is Matt Pinfield, and he made the videos even better. Sure, he may not have had the winning charm of Kennedy or the good looks of Lewis Largent, but his encyclopedic knowledge of Husker Du remains unmatched to this day.