Weezer, Beck, The Cure and Cake in this set along with Blink 182, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters and Fiona Apple, cool covers from Spoon and The Happy Mondays, plus Pearl Jam, PJ Harvey and “6 Underground” from Sneaker Pimps.
Beck, Blondie, The Smiths and Social D on the show along with Cake, The Pixies, The Cure and Kings Of Leon, album anniversaries for Garbage, The Eels and The Jesus And Mary Chain and the ska punk goodness of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones!
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.
David Bowie, Beck, Bad Religion and Kate Bush in this set along with Social D, INXS, XTC and DMB along with Muse, The Stone Roses, Incubus and Garbage, plus all the swoon along feels in Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You”.
Green Day, Weezer, The Killers and Depeche Mode in this set along with Oasis, Rancid, The Stone Roses and Vampire Weekend, plus The Ramones, Rise Against and Dynamite Hack’s cover of NWA’s “Boys-In-the Hood”.
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.
Sublime, Social D and STP lead this set along with Oasis, The Cure, Morrissey and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, plus The Replacements, a cool cover from Urge Overkill and the introductory story of the Beastie Boys.
Leading with a track from Nirvana’s “Nevermind” released 27 years ago, UK imports (Oasis, The English Beat, James), solid ska horns (Goldfinger, Less Than Jake) and a classic shredder from Hum make up this set of retro goods.
“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.