MTV2 has announced that “120 Minutes” is back.
Couple that with the return of “Beavis and Butthead,” and there’s a small 90s revival going on at MTV.
What is “120 Minutes?” It was THE music video show of the 1990s for those interested in the “alternative” music scene. For myself, it was must-see TV every week. It’s where you saw performances by The Cure, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and any number of other bands that shaped my musical tastes in high school and college. I would always record it in case I needed to put a cool new video in heavy rotation. (Remember, this was before YouTube!)
Matt Pinfield (who is returning as the host) is a soft-spoken music encyclopedia. He was always my favorite of the hosts they had during the show’s run.
I’m looking forward to the debut of it’s new reincarnation at midnight Saturday.
Learn more here.
Here is a clip of Matt interviewing Blur in 1997 (the year I graduated from high school …)
… And here is Radiohead performing “Just” on “120 Minutes” in 1995: