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January 3, 1993Mike Edwards of Jesus Jones
January 10, 1993Dave and Karl of Soul Asylum
January 17, 1993Fred Schneider of The B-52’s
January 24, 1993Matt Johnson of The The
January 31, 1993Henry Rollins
February 7, 1993 Evan Dando of The Lemonheads
February 14, 1993Robyn Hitchcock
February 21, 1993 Gavin Report Convention
February 28, 1993The Sundays
March 7, 1993Depeche Mode (host Matt Pinfield)
March 14, 1993They Might Be Giants, Ween
March 21, 1993Living Colour
March 28, 1993Karl Wallinger of World Party
April 4, 1993Natalie Merchant
April 11, 1993Thurston Moore
April 18, 1993host Lewis Largent
April 25, 1993host Lewis Largent
May 9, 1993The The
May 30, 1993Fishbone
June 6, 1993Brett and Bernard of Suede
June 13, 1993Bob Mould of Sugar
June 20, 1993PJ Harvey
June 27, 1993Lollapalooza
July 11, 1993X
July 25, 1993Urge Overkill
August 1, 1993Juliana Hatfield
August 8, 1993Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy
August 15, 1993Paul Westerberg
August 22, 1993Catherine Wheel
August 29, 1993Mighty Mighty Bosstones
September 5, 1993They Might Be Giants
September 12, 1993The Breeders
September 19, 1993Robert Smith of The Cure
September 26, 1993host Lewis Largent
October 3, 1993Nirvana, Buffalo Tom
October 10, 1993Bad Religion, Concrete Blonde
October 17, 1993Violent Femmes, Suede
October 24, 1993Victoria Williams, Lou Reed
October 31, 1993Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins
November 7, 1993Matthew Sweet
November 14, 1993Therapy, Evan Dando
November 21, 1993Björk, Cracker
November 28, 1993Swervedriver
December 5, 1993Luscious Jackson
December 12, 1993The Connells
December 19, 1993Afghan Whigs
December 26, 1993Live performances
 January 3, 1993
Source for this playlist: James W.
Guest Host: Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones)
 January 10, 1993
Source for this playlist: ratanx
Guest Host: Dave and Karl of Soul Asylum
 January 17, 1993
Source for this playlist: ratanx
Guest Host: Fred Schneider of The B-52's
 January 24, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Johnson of The The
 January 31, 1993
Source for this playlist: Mike W.
Guest Host: Henry Rollins
 February 7, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Evan Dando of The Lemonheads
 February 14, 1993
Source for this playlist: Marc P.
Guest Host: Robyn Hitchcock
 February 21, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: various, from the San Francisco Gavin Report Convention
 February 28, 1993
Sources for this playlist: Marc P., Rokin Robin
Guest Hosts: David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays
 March 7, 1993
Sources for this playlist: Marc P., Rokin Robin, Jennie R.
Host: Matt Pinfield (first time filling in as host)
Guests: Dave Gahan and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode
In Exit Interview, Matt Pinfield refers to this show as his first time filling in.
 March 14, 1993
Source for this playlist: Steevo M.
Hosts: They Might Be Giants (John Linnell and John Flansburgh)
Top Ten Alternative Albums (no videos, just the list)
10 – 808 State – One in Ten
9 – Sting – Ten Summoner's Tales
8 – Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion
7 – King Missile – Happy Hour
6 – Ultra Vivid Scene – Rev
5 – Shonen Knife – Let's Knife
4 – Dinosaur Jr. – Where You Been
3 – Jesus Jones – Perverse
2 – The The – Dusk
1 – Belly – Star
 March 21, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Living Colour
 March 28, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Karl Wallinger of World Party
 April 4, 1993
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Natalie Merchant
during the ending credits, a clip of 10,000 Maniacs – "Candy Everybody Wants" performing live with Michael Stipe is played
 April 11, 1993
Sources for this playlist: Jenn B., Ratan X., Rokin Robin
120 Minutes w/ Thurston Moore guest host (partial)
top 10 alternative albums (to help to get a date)
10. lenny kravitz "are you gonna go my way"
9. the the "dusk"
8. hothouse flowers "songs from the rain"
7. living colour "stain"
6. robyn hitchcock "respect"
5. sting "ten summoner's tales"
4. frank black "frank black"
3. depeche mode "songs of faith & devotion"
2. dinosaur jr. "where you been"
1. belly "star"
 April 18, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Lewis Largent
  April 25, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Lewis Largent
 May 9, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent / The The
 May 30, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent / Fishbone
 June 6, 1993
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Lewis Largent
interview with Brett and Bernard from Suede
 June 13, 1993
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Lewis Largent
interview with Bob Mould of Sugar
 June 20, 1993
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Lewis Largent
interview with PJ Harvey
 June 27, 1993
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Lewis Largent from Lollapalooza 93
 July 11, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent / X
 July 25, 1993
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
hosted by Lewis Largent
interview with Urge Overkill
 August 1, 1993
Sources for this playlist: VegasDiego, Rokin Robin
Hosted by Lewis Largent
Interview and performance by Juliana Hatfield
(during closing credits, a clip of Juliana Hatfield – "My Sister" [Live-120 Minutes-Acoustic] plays)
 August 8, 1993
Source for this playlist: Nick B.
Host: Lewis Largent
Guests: Depeche Mode and Sisters of Mercy
Aired from the Crystal Palace in London, England for the final European show of DM's Devotional Tour. That show was July 31, 1993.
Through the show, Lewis interviews Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, and Alan Moore individually. He also interviews Andrew Eldritch of Sisters of Mercy, a Sisters of Mercy fan named Carol, and then a couple of Depeche Mode fans. There's also a few clips of Depeche Mode playing live.
 August 15, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent / Paul Westerberg
 August 22, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent / Catherine Wheel
 August 29, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent / Mighty Mighty Bosstones
 September 5, 1993
Sources for this playlist: Rick L., Rokin Robin
Host: They Might Be Giants
 September 12, 1993
Sources for this playlist: VegasDiego, Rokin Robin
Hosted by Lewis Largent
Interview with The Breeders
 September 19, 1993
Source for this playlist: Christopher E.
Hosted by Lewis Largent
Iggy Pop – "Wild America"
Buffalo Tom – "Sodajerk"
Interview with Robert Smith of the Cure, part 1 – about the two live albums "Show" and "Paris"
The Cure – "Doing the Unstuck"
The Beastie Boys – "No Sleep Til Brooklyn"
Rocket from the Crypt – "Sturdy Wrists"
Interview with Robert Smith of the Cure, part 2 – he mentions how he's a Cowboys fan – particularily Emmit Smith
Suede – "The Drowners"
Blind Melon – "Tones of Home"
Interview with Robert Smith of the Cure, part 3 – about why they don't employ a manager
The Ocean Blue – "Sublime"
Radiohead – "Stop Whispering" (World Premiere)
The Afghan Whigs – "Debonair"
Interview with Robert Smith of the Cure, part 4 – about the departure of Porl Thompson
The Cure – "A Night Like This"
Interview with Robert Smith of the Cure, part 5 – about Simon Gallup drinking too much
Eve's Plumb – "Blue"
Liz Phair – "Never Said"
The Lemonheads – "Luka"
Interview with Robert Smith of the Cure, part 6 – about playing longer to please fans
Hazel – "Dayglo"
Soul Asylum – "Summer of Drugs"
Interview with Robert Smith of the Cure, part 7 – talking about a roadie
The Cranberries – "Linger"
 September 26, 1993
Source for this playlist: Christopher E.
Hosted by Lewis Largent
 October 3, 1993
Sources for this playlist: VegasDiego, Christopher E.
Host: Lewis Largent
Interview and segment with Nirvana about the new album, In Utero, talk about Steve Albini's production, a woman criticizing "Rape Me", and the Michael Azzerad book.
Interview with and performance by Buffalo Tom.
  October 10, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent, Bad Religion, Concrete Blonde
 October 17, 1993
Source for this comment: Rokin Robin
We don't yet have the playlist for this episode, but Violent Femmes, and Suede, performed live, as stated on the 12-26-93 live music special.
 October 24, 1993
Source for this comment: Rokin Robin
We don't yet have the playlist for this episode, but Victoria Williams (possibly with Lou Reed) performed live, as stated on the live music special 12-26-93.
More from MTV Online: "Victoria Williams co-hosts w/ Lewis in a special edition of 120 Minutes that features music and artists from the album 'Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams.' The album benefits Williams, a musician without health insurance, who has been struck with M.S. and also sets up a fund to help other sick musicians without insurance. Other guests and performers on the show include, Soul Asylum, Lou Reed, Michael Penn and The Jayhawks.""
  October 31, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins
 November 7, 1993
Source for this comment: Rokin Robin
We don't yet have the playlist for this episode, but Matthew Sweet performed live, as stated on the 12-26-93 live music special.
 November 14, 1993
Source for this comment: Rokin Robin
We don't yet have the playlist for this episode, but Therapy and Evan Dando performed live, as stated on the 12-26-93 live music special.
  November 21, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent, Bjork, Cracker
 November 28, 1993
Source for this comment: Rokin Robin
We don't yet have the playlist for this episode, but Swervedriver performed live, as stated on the 12-26-93 live music special.
 December 5, 1993
Source for this playlist: Patrick C.
Host: Lewis Largent
Guest: Luscious Jackson
 December 12, 1993
Source for this playlist: Patrick C.
Host: Lewis Largent
Guest: The Connells
 December 19, 1993
Source for this comment: Rokin Robin
We don't yet have the playlist for this episode, but on the 12-26-93 live show, they said Afghan Whigs performed live in December 93. Since they aren’t listed on the prior 2 shows in December, it’s logical / possible to assume they played live on this 12-19-93 show.
 December 26, 1993
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Lewis Largent
Live music special, dates as given during show

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