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8.1.2021 History Of Alternative

8.1.2021 History Of Alternative

Pearl Jam, The Smiths, Weezer and Veruca Salt in this set along with STP, Soul Coughing and Spoon, U2, Blink 182, XTC and INXS, plus a nod to MTVs 40th anniversary with The Pretenders, David Bowie, Split Enz and “Video Killed The Radio Star” from The Buggles.

8.2.2020 Alt_Backspace

8.2.2020 Alt_Backspace

The Cure, Oasis, STP and 311 lead this set along with Local H, Pavement and Material Issue. Plus, MTV launched 39 years ago this weekend, so music from the first day of “music television” from The Buggles, Blondie, The Pretenders, The Vapors and Split Enz.

8.5.18 Alt_Backspace

8.5.18 Alt_Backspace

“You’ll never look at music the same way again” said VJ Mark Goodman when MTV launched 37 years ago this week (8.1.81) with videos from The Buggles, Split Enz, The Pretenders, Talking Heads and The Vapors.