1992 | MTV | 120 Minutes

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January 5, 1992Top 20 videos of 1991
New January 12, 1992host Dave Kendall
New January 19, 1992Courtney Love, Kim Gordon
Update  February ?, 1992Johnny Rotten in Tijuana
February 23, 1992in San Francisco
March 1, 1992Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde
March 8, 1992Toni Halliday of Curve
March 15, 1992Miki and Phil of Lush
March 29, 1992Ian McCulloch
April 5, 1992Henry Rollins
New April 12, 1992KMFDM
April 19, 1992The Edge and Adam Clayton of U2
Update  May 3, 1992Peter Murphy
New May 10, 1992Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
June 7, 1992Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate
June 14, 1992Andy Partridge of XTC
June 21, 1992Curve, Nick Cave
July 26, 1992Sean Dickson of The Soup Dragons
August 2, 1992host Dave Kendall
August 9, 1992Juliana Hatfield
August 23, 1992Peter Buck of R.E.M.
August 30, 1992(playlist only)
September 6, 1992(playlist only)
September 13, 1992(playlist only)
September 20, 1992Joey Ramone, Lemmy Kilmister
September 27, 1992Bob Mould
October 4, 1992host Dave Kendall
October 11, 1992Soul Asylum
October 18, 1992Suzanne Vega
October 25, 1992Screaming Trees, Luna
November 1, 1992(playlist only)
November 8, 1992(playlist only)
November 15, 1992(playlist only)
November 22, 1992(playlist only)
November 24, 19921992: The Alternative Year in Rock
November 29, 1992Suzanne Vega
December 6, 1992Henry Rollins
December 13, 1992Peter Gabriel
December 20, 1992Top 20 videos of 1992
December 27, 1992Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
 January 5, 1992
Top 20 videos of 1991
Source for this playlist: Kevin B.
 January 12, 1992
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
 January 19, 1992
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guests: Courtney Love of Hole and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth
The date listed for this episode is a guess based on the confirmed dates of adjacent episodes. If you know the exact date of this episode, let us know.
 February ?, 1992
Sources for this playlist: Guido S., Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Johnny Rotten
Location: Tijuana, Mexico
"120 Minutes time change. 120 Minutes now kicks off at Midnight, 11 p.m. Central" scrolls across screen a few times during this episode.
This episode was previously labeled as July 1992, but it actually aired in February and not July according to a new show promo that aired during it.
 February 23, 1992
Source for this playlist: Natasha
On location in San Francisco
 March 1, 1992
Source for this playlist: Natasha
Guest: Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde
 March 8, 1992
Source for this playlist: Natasha
Guest: Toni Halliday of Curve
 March 15, 1992
Sources for this playlist: Stephen Singer, Natasha
Host: Dave Kendall (dressed in black)
Guest: Miki and Phil of Lush
Date from VHS tape hand-dated at time of recording
John Lydon – “Hello I’m John Lydon and you’re watching 120 Minutes with Dave Kendall, it’s the only part of MTV that I really like.”
Public Image Ltd – Covered
James – Born of Frustration
Top 10 College Radio Chart
Pixies – Alec Eiffel
Killing Joke – Eighties (Classic)
Robert Smith – “Hi this is Robert from the Cure and you’re watching 120 Minutes on MTV.”
Ride’s Mark Gardener mini interview segment
Ride – Leave Them All Behind
Cracker – Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)
Nirvana – Come As You Are (MTV Exclusive)
“Meat is not meat, it’s dead animals” – Consolidated
Lush – “Hi I’m Miki (and I’m Phil) and we’re in Lush and you’re watching 120 Minutes with some non-entity called Dave Kendall on MTV.” *off camera groans*
Superchunk – Throwing Things
B.A.D. 2 – Rush (‘120 Minutes Tour Performer’)
120 Minutes Tour Dates (B.A.D. 2, PIL, Live, Blind Melon)
Lush interview with Miki and Phil (new bassist, ex Felt)- New band lineup, new producer
Lush – For Love
Lush Miki and Phil interview Part 2 – What did you think of the video?
The Cure – High (MTV World Premiere Video)
They Might Be Giants – The Statue Got Me High
Lush Miki and Phil interview Part 3 – Writing, you feel like you’re breaking through into the big time?, tour plans (tour starts Friday)
Lush – Deluxe
Nitzer Ebb – Godhead
Johnette Napolitano – “Hello I’m Johnette Napolitano and you’re watching 120 Minutes on MTV”
Mini clip with Mark Mulcahy of Miracle Legion
Miracle Legion – Snacks and Candy
Sarah McLachlan – Into the Fire
Concrete Blonde – Ghost Of A Texas Ladies' Man
Johnette Napolitano talks about a ghost encounter
Time Warp – March 15, 1980 – The Clash release the film ‘Rude Boy’
Social Distortion lets us know we’re watching 120 Minutes on MTV
The Young Gods – Skinflower
The Lords Of The New Church – Russian Roulette (Cult Classic)
Rollins Band – Low Self Opinion
New Music News – John Rotten talks about his book
Mike Ness of Social Distortion talks about bad luck (the phenomenon, not the song)
Social Distortion – Bad Luck
Next week – in Tampa, Florida for round up of 120 Minutes Tour
 March 29, 1992
Sources for this playlist: Ray Y., Justin H., David L.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Ian McCulloch
 April 5, 1992
Source for this playlist: Justin H.
Guest: Henry Rollins
 April 12, 1992
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: KMFDM
 April 19, 1992
Source for this playlist: Mike W.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: The Edge and Adam Clayton of U2
 May 3, 1992
Sources for this playlist: Christina S., Greg S., Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy was doing a 6-song "warm-up" concert there for his Holy Smoke tour which was to start in June of 1992.
At the end of the show, Dave Kendall announces that next week his special guests will be Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and that they will play videos from The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Sugarcubes.
 May 10, 1992
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
 June 7, 1992
Source for this playlist: Mike W.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate
(last several minutes cut off)
 June 14, 1992
Sources for this playlist: Laura, chalkhills.org, Chudbeagle
Guest: Andy Partridge of XTC
 June 21, 1992
Source for this playlist: Gail I.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guests: Curve, Nick Cave
 July 26, 1992
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Dave Kendall
interview with Sean Dickson of The Soup Dragons
 August 2, 1992
Source for this playlist: Go-Ben
Host: Dave Kendall (no guest or co-host)
My tape cuts off at that point, but Dave Kendall said there would be videos coming up from Helmet, Drop 19s, Lemonheads, Chris Marrs, Utah Saints, Carter USM and more live Morrissey.
 August 9, 1992
Sources for this playlist: Erin W., VegasDiego
Host: Dave Kendall
Paul Westerberg – Dyslexic Heart
Wolfgang Press – A Girl Like You
Morrissey Special :) (this is an MTV News clip on the release of "Your Arsenal")
Morrissey (live @ MTV) – You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
Teenage Fanclub – The Concept
25th of May – It's All Right
Depeche Mode – Shake The Disease
Catherine Wheel – Black Metallic
The Boo-Radleys – Lazy Day
XTC – The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
The Chills – Male Monster from the ID
David Byrne Interview #1
David Byrne – Girls on My Mind
David Byrne Interview #2
Morrissey – Tomorrow (World Premiere)
Helmet – In The Meantime
David Byrne Interview #3
David Byrne – She's Mad
Live – Pain Lies on the Riverside
Pop Will Eat Itself – Karmadrome
Erasure – Lay All Your Love On Me
Pale Saints – Blue Flower
(Time Warp – August 10th) [time warps are great for figuring out the episode's date as the time warp is always, as far as I know, a past event from the same date for either the current episode's Sunday or Monday date, so I looked up 1992 and the 9th falls on a Sunday]
Suicidal Tendencies – I Wasn't Meant To Feel This/Asleep At The Wheel
Sonic Youth – 100% (live at MTV: Hangin' With MTV)
Lollapalooza 2 update 1992
Kitchens of Distinction – Smiling
 August 23, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
Host: Peter Buck of R.E.M.
 August 30, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
 September 6, 1992
Sources for this playlist: James W., VegasDiego
 September 13, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
 September 20, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W., Guido S.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Joey Ramone
Joey's friend Lemmy Kilmister (of Motorhead) stopped by in this episode.
 September 27, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W., Guido S.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Bob Mould
 October 4, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W., Guido S.
Host: Dave Kendall
 October 11, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Soul Asylum
 October 18, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: Suzanne Vega
 October 25, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
Host: Dave Kendall
Guests: Screaming Trees, Dean Wareham of Luna
 November 1, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
 November 8, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
 November 15, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
 November 22, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
 November 24, 1992
120 Minutes Presents: The Alternative Year In Rock: 1992
Source for this playlist: Go-Ben
It is a great wrap-up of the year. Included are live performances and clips from the shows of the year. Here's a list of the performances:
Pearl Jam – Jeremy (from the Video Music Awards)
Nirvana – Drain You (from Hangin' with MTV)
Morrissey – You're Going To Need Someone On Your Side (from Hangin' with MTV)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away (from Video Music Awards)
Sonic Youth – 100% (from Hangin' with MTV)
U2 – Bullet The Blue Sky (in concert)
 November 29, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
Host: Suzanne Vega
 December 6, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
Guest Host: Henry Rollins
 December 13, 1992
Source for this playlist: James W.
Guest Host: Peter Gabriel
 December 20, 1992
1992 top 20 alternative video countdown
Source for this playlist: James W.
Guest Host: Iggy Pop
 December 27, 1992
Sources for this playlist: James W., Rokin Robin
Guest Host: Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth

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