1994 | MTV | 120 Minutes

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January 2, 1994Top 20 videos of 1993
January 30, 1994host Lewis Largent
February 6, 1994Rocket From The Crypt
February 13, 1994Dig, Kristin Hersh
February 27, 1994Gavin Report Convention
March 6, 1994Primal Scream, George Clinton
March 20, 1994Green Day
April 3, 1994Pavement, Possum Dixon
April 10, 1994Jawbox, Liz Phair
April 17, 1994Meat Puppets
May 1, 1994Buffalo Tom
Update  May 8, 1994Live
Update  May 15, 1994Paul Weller, Violent Femmes
May 22, 1994Mazzy Star
May 29, 1994Beastie Boys
June 5, 1994Juliana Hatfield
June 12, 1994Elvis Costello
June 19, 1994Frank Black
New July 3, 1994Live performances
July 10, 1994Billy Corgan at Lollapalooza
July 17, 1994Cracker
July 24, 1994Justin and Dean of Luna
July 31, 1994MC 900 ft. Jesus
August 7, 1994L7 and Maggie Estep at Lollapalooza
August 14, 1994Richard Butler of Love Spit Love
August 21, 1994Henry Rollins
August 28, 1994Bad Religion
September 4, 1994Bob Mould, Lou Barlow
September 18, 1994host Lewis Largent
September 25, 1994Grant Lee Buffalo
October 2, 1994Liz Phair, Casey Rice
October 9, 1994They Might Be Giants
October 16, 1994host Lewis Largent
November 13, 1994Michael Stipe
November 27, 1994Nina and Louise of Veruca Salt
December 4, 1994(playlist only)
December 25, 1994host Lewis Largent
 January 2, 1994
Top 20 alternative videos of 1993
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Host: Lewis Largent
 January 30, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by Lewis Largent
 February 6, 1994
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent, Rocket From The Crypt
  February 13, 1994
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Lewis Largent
Guests: Dig, Kristin Hersh
  February 27, 1994
Sources for this playlist: VegasDiegon, Rokin Robin
Host: Lewis Largent at the Gavin Convention
 March 6, 1994
Source for this playlist: Brian D.
Hosted by Lewis Largent
Guests: Primal Scream w/ George Clinton
  March 20, 1994
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Lewis Largent, Green Day
 April 3, 1994
Source for this playlist: PageTwo
Guests: Pavement, Possum Dixon
 April 10, 1994
Source for this playlist: Ronald E.
Host: Lewis Largent
Guests: Jawbox, Liz Phair
Interview w/ J. Robbins & Kim Colletta of Jawbox
Jawbox – Savory
Primal Scream – Rocks
Interview w/ J. Robbins & Kim Colletta of Jawbox
Cracker – Get Off This
Jawbox – Motorist (Live 120 Minutes)
Back from commercial break – Lewis Largent mentions that next week will feature Meat Puppets w/ special guest host, back by popular demand, Thurston Moore.
Liz Phair interview (talking about ‘Exile In Guyville’)
Liz Phair – Never Said
Meat Puppets – Backwater
More Liz Phair interview
Profile on Scottish band One Dove
Liz Phair – 6'1" (Live 120 Minutes)
Lewis Largent mentions a special live performance by Matthew Sweet as well as videos by Cell, the Spinanes, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward, Cracker and more
Premiere from Backbeat Band from "Backbeat", the new movie about the Beatles, brief interview w/ Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs about what rock ‘n roll means to him followed by video:
Backbeat Band – Money featuring Dulli, Thurston Moore and Dave Grohl
Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
I didn't record the show in its entirety, so this, unfortunately, is incomplete.
 April 17, 1994
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Meat Puppets
 May 1, 1994
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Buffalo Tom
 May 8, 1994
Sources for this playlist: Tom A., Michael G.
Guest: Live
 May 15, 1994
Sources for this playlist: Tom A., Mike V., Michael G.
Host: Henry Rollins
Guests: Paul Weller, The Violent Femmes
 May 22, 1994
Source for this playlist: Tom A.
Guest: Mazzy Star
 May 29, 1994
Source for this playlist: Erin W.
Host: Beastie Boys – Michael (Mike D) Diamond, Adam (Ad-Rock) Horowitz and Adam (MCA) Yauch – MCA spends the entire time in character as Sir Stewart Wallace, his character from the "Sabotage" video)
 June 5, 1994
Source for this playlist: Anonymous
Host: Juliana Hatfield
 June 12, 1994
Source for this playlist: Anonymous
Host: Elvis Costello
 June 19, 1994
Source for this playlist: Anonymous
Host: Frank Black
 July 3, 1994
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Lewis Largent
All the videos on this show are live performances from earlier in the year.
According to the episode, Gumball were the guest on the June 26, 1994 show.
 July 10, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Host: Billy Corgan
Location: the opening date of Lollapalooza '94 in Las Vegas, NV
Guests: Nick Cave, George Clinton, and members of L7, Boredoms, Breeders, and Smashing Pumpkins
 July 17, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by members of Cracker
 July 24, 1994
Source for this playlist: Chris E.
Guest Hosts: Justin Harwood and Dean Wareham of Luna
Top 10 Alternative Radio Albums
10. Lush – Split
9. Green Day – Dookie
8. Frank Black – Teenager of the Year
7. Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
6. Seal – Seal (1994)
5. Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
4. Blur – Parklife
3. Soundgarden – Superunknown
2. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Dulcinea
1. The Offspring – Smash
 July 31, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by MC 900 ft. Jesus
(during the credits, a clip of Lush – "Hypocrite" [Live-120 Minutes] plays)
 August 7, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by L7 and Maggie Estep from Lollapalooza 94 in New York
 August 14, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by Richard Butler of Love Spit Love
 August 21, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by Henry Rollins
 August 28, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by Bad Religion
(during the ending credits, a portion of Bad Religion – "Stranger Than Fiction" (Live 120 Minutes) plays)
 September 4, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Hosted by Bob Mould
Interview and duet with Lou Barlow
Opening segment and half of first video (Offspring) missing on my tape
and after the show these two videos were on the tape
Meat Puppets – "Backwater"
Lucas – "Lucas with the Lid Off"
 September 18, 1994
Source for this playlist: Chris E.
Hosted by Lewis Largent (says they couldn't get anyone, not even Henry Rollins, to host)
Countdown of Top Ten Alternative Radio Albums of Week
10. Sugar – File Under Easy Listening
9. Live – Throwing Copper
8. Dinosaur Jr.- Without a Sound
7. Weezer – Weezer
6. DGC Rarities, Vol. 2 – various artists
5. Love Spit Love – Love Spit Love
4. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Stoned and Dethroned
3. Green Day – Dookie
2. The Offspring – Smash
1. Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
 September 25, 1994
Source for this comment: Adam R.
I believe Grant Lee Buffalo played "Mockingbirds" on 120 minutes on September 25, 1994. I have a recording of the performance that has the typical 120 minutes "intro" screen, which lists the performer, the song, and the date (without the year).
I think it was 1994 because the album "Mighty Joe Moon" was released on 9/20/1994, so I'm guessing they were on the show to promote the album by playing one of the songs. – Adam
 October 2, 1994
Sources for this playlist: Glenn Rubenstein, Chris E.
Hosted by Liz Phair and Casey Rice
[the show ends, but tape keeps going… they must have switched the times and screwed up my VCR setting... anyway, here is what comes next... in programming listed as "MTV Dreamtime"]
 October 9, 1994
Sources for this playlist: Patrick C., Rokin Robin
Guest Host: They Might Be Giants
At the very end, a clip from They Might Be Giants "120 Minutes Live" is playing over the end credits
 October 16, 1994
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Lewis Largent
 November 13, 1994
Source for this playlist: VegasDiego
Guest Host: Michael Stipe
 November 27, 1994
Source for this playlist: Glenn Rubenstein
Guest Host: Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt
 December 4, 1994
Source for this playlist: Tom A.
 December 25, 1994
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Lewis Largent

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