1990 | MTV | 120 Minutes

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January 7, 1990host Dave Kendall
Update  January 21, 1990(playlist only)
January 28, 1990(playlist only)
March ?, 1990Double play special
New March ?, 1990Depeche Mode
April 1, 1990(playlist only)
April 8, 1990host Dave Kendall
April 15, 1990host Dave Kendall
April 22, 1990host Dave Kendall
April 29, 1990Lloyd Cole
May 13, 1990(playlist only)
May 20, 1990The Sundays
May 27, 1990Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry
June 3, 1990(playlist only)
June 17, 1990(playlist only)
July 15, 1990Iggy Pop
August 19, 1990(playlist only)
August 26, 1990(playlist only)
September 2, 1990(playlist only)
September 9, 1990(playlist only)
September 16, 1990host Dave Kendall
October 7, 1990(playlist only)
October 21, 1990host Dave Kendall
October 28, 1990host Dave Kendall
New November 11, 1990Soup Dragons, Concrete Blonde
New November 25, 1990host Dave Kendall
New December 2, 1990host Dave Kendall
Update  December 9, 1990(playlist only)
December 23, 1990Robert Smith of The Cure
December 30, 1990(playlist only)
 January 7, 1990
Source for this playlist: Felicia
Host: Dave Kendall
They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul *WORLD PREMIERE*
The Cure – Caterpillar
*TOP 10 College Albums countdown: 10. The Smithereens – 11, 9. Ministry – A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, 8. Michael Penn – March, 7. The Jesus & Mary Chain – Automatic, 6. Laurie Anderson – Strange Angels, 5. The Psychedelic Furs – Book of Days, 4. Ian McCulloch – Candleland, 3. Kate Bush – The Sensual World, 2. The Creatures – Boomerang, 1. Peter Murphy – Deep*
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Husker Du – Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Head On
Screaming Blue Messiahs – Four Engines Burning
The Specials – Ghost Town *CULT CLASSIC*
Nine Inch Nails – Down In It
*X-Ray: Ministry*
Ministry – Stigmata
Erasure – Blue Savannah *WORLD PREMIERE*
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
*RECORD RELEASE RUNDOWN: The Blue Nile – Hats, The Silencers – A Blues for Buddha, Otis Ball – I'm Gonna Love You Till I Don't, Thee Hypnotics – Live'r Than God*
Flat Duo Jets – Wild Wild Lover
Big Audio Dynamite – Free (Theme From Flashback)
Technoid – Technoid
David Byrne – Make Believe Mambo
Hex – Ethereal Message
The Magnolias – Pardon Me
The Wonder Stuff – Don't Let Me Down
The file cuts off during the Wonder Stuff video, at about the hour and three quarters mark. Dave Kendall had also announced a Lemonheads video, as well as a segment called Underground Outtake spotlighting Voodoo Gearshift.
 January 21, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Winston B., Will Y., Michael G.
(no guest listed)
Camper Van Beethoven – (I Was Born In A) Laundromat
They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul
Top 10 College Radio Chart with Dave Kendall: The Smithereens – 11; Ministry – The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste; The Jesus And Mary Chain – Automatic; Ian McCulloch – Candleland; Eleventh Dream Day – Beet; The Psychedelic Furs – Book Of Days; Kate Bush – The Sensual World; The Creatures – Boomerang; They Might Be Giants – Flood; Peter Murphy – Deep
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Love And Rockets – Mirror People
The Wonder Stuff – Don't Let Me Down, Gently
Eleventh Dream Day – Testify
Lords Of The New Church – Russian Roulette
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Head On
Pete Shelley – Homosapien (Cult Classic)
Pop Will Eat Itself – Can U Dig It?
120 X-Ray on Kate Bush
Kate Bush – The Sensual World
 January 28, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Jon C., Will Y.
 March ?, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
  March ?, 1990
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guests: Dave Gahan and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode
  April 1, 1990
Source for this playlist: Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
  April 8, 1990
Source for this playlist: Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
  April 15, 1990
Source for this playlist: Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
  April 22, 1990
Source for this playlist: Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
Earth Day 1990 Special
  April 29, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Tom Walsh, Lara K.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Lloyd Cole
That Petrol Emotion – Hey Venus
The Sundays – Joy
Lloyd Cole Interview, continued
[technical difficulty – Perfect Skin was supposed to play but the screen went black for a moment]
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Knock Me Down
Lloyd Cole – Perfect Skin
The Rave-Ups show ID
Grant Hart – All of My Senses
Electronic – Getting Away With It
Tackhead – Ticking Time Bomb
Viewer LEtter
Die Pretty – True Fools Fall
The Blue Aeroplanes – Jacket Hangs
New Music News on Les Negresses Vertes & Mano Negra
Thee Hypnotics – Justice in Freedom
  May 6, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C., Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
Alternative Rock Blocks Night
 May 13, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
 May 20, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Jon C., Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
*Titled as "Lightening Man"
 May 27, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Jon C., Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
120 Minutes with Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
Episode honoring original CBGB's bands
Note: Joey was there for all segments starting before "I Believe in Miracles," Debbie showed up before her video, Jerry before his, and Tina before the Tom Tom Club video. After the last video before signoff, Marky Ramone made an appearance as did Carla(?) from Debbie's band.
 June 3, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Jon C., Tom Walsh
Host: Dave Kendall
 June 17, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
 July 15, 1990
Source for this playlist: Winston B.
Guest host: Iggy Pop
 August 19, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
 August 26, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
 September 2, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
 September 9, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
 September 16, 1990
Source for this playlist: Christina S.
Host: Dave Kendall
Stop – Jane's Addiction
Anything Anything – Dramarama
Velouria (live from MTV Europe) – The Pixies
Down In It – Nine Inch Nails
The Last of the Famous International Playboys – Morrissey
Leave Me Alone – The Cavedogs
Iceblink Luck – The Cocteau Twins
Charlotte Sometimes – The Cure (Cult Classic)
What Now – Something Happens
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Good taste stifles creativity" – Perry Farrell
(Jane's Addiction)
X-Ray on The Heart Throbs (clip of interview with The Heart Throbs)
Dreamtime – The Heart Throbs
It's Too Late – Bob Mould (World Premiere)
The Summer – Yo La Tengo
Clip of "Burning Inside" from Ministry's new home video "In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up" (Live)
Type (Everything Is Possible) – Living Colour
I Against I – Bad Brains
I'm Free – The Soup Dragons
Should She Cry – Wire Train
Crash – The Primitives
Half Man, Half Boy – Thee Hypnotics
Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad
Candy – Iggy Pop and Kate Pierson
TIME WARP: Sept. 18, 1952 – Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) is born.
NEW MUSIC NEWS: Hugh Cornwell has just left The Stranglers to pursue solo music and acting career. Killing Joke has reformed and has a new album coming out called, "Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions"
Let's All Go (To The Fire Dances) – Killing Joke
Dave Kendall announces time change for 120 Minutes. Starting next week, 120 Minutes will start at midnight/11 PM Central, half an hour later than usual. Also Post Modern MTV which aired Mon.-Thursdays at 1 AM will be seen on Wednesday nights at 12:30 AM, for one hour once a week.
 October 7, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
 October 21, 1990
Source for this playlist: Will Y.
Host: Dave Kendall
 October 28, 1990
Source for this playlist: Will Y.
Host: Dave Kendall
 November 11, 1990
Source for this playlist: John D.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guests: Soup Dragons, Concrete Blonde
 November 25, 1990
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
 December 2, 1990
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
 December 9, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Jon C., J. Anderson
 December 23, 1990
Source for this playlist: Jon C.
Host: Robert Smith of The Cure
 December 30, 1990
Sources for this playlist: Jon C., Will Y.
Host: Dave Kendall

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