once upon a time, mtv actually played music videos. its been a long long time since i visited said channel so maybe theyre back to playing music videos, but i doubt it. anyway, back in 80′s-early 90′s, i actually watched mtv. i went through a metal phase, and during that that time, metal was fairly popular on mtv, and thus i watched it. not a lot mind you, but enough to know i hated trixter, white lion, jackyl, europe, britny fox, kix, the bullet boys, and so on and so on – oh and warrant too. all the while my tastes were changing, but yet i still sort of held on the whole metal thing. changing because of 120 minutes, which aired on sunday nights from like 11 pm – 1 am. for about 6 years it was a ritual, and if i couldnt stay up, i taped it. 120 minutes was truly a godsend and was really solely responsible for my shift in musical tastes. keeping in mind this was way before blogs, the internets, magnet magazine, and other avenues we know take for granted. it was either 120 minutes, local record shops, friends and it helped if they had older brothers and sisters. pretty lame by today’s standards, but i truly miss those days. anyway, here a bunch of videos from 120 minutes during the 85-94 period.
i don think this was 120 minutes, but its dino jr playing on mtv. strange huh?