1997 | MTV | 120 Minutes

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January 5, 1997Live performances
January 12, 1997Beck, Live
January 26, 1997Björk, Fountains of Wayne
February 2, 1997Soul Coughing
February 9, 1997The Cardigans
February 23, 1997Bloodhound Gang
March 2, 1997Veruca Salt, James
March 9, 1997Wilco, Moby
March 16, 1997Matt Pinfield, Blur
March 30, 1997Mighty Mighty Bosstones
April 6, 1997Henry Rollins, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
April 13, 1997Matthew Sweet, Squirrel Nut Zippers
April 20, 1997Morphine
April 27, 1997host Matt Pinfield
May 4, 1997Silverchair, Ben Folds Five
May 11, 1997The Verve Pipe
May 18, 1997Meredith Brooks
May 25, 1997(playlist only)
June 1, 1997Supergrass
June 8, 1997WHFStival
June 15, 1997Radiohead, Tricky
June 22, 1997Oasis, Primus
June 29, 1997Tool, That Dog, Ryan Downe
July 6, 1997Faith No More, MxPx
July 13, 1997The Charlatans UK, Sarah McLachlan
July 20, 1997host Matt Pinfield
July 27, 1997Fiona Apple, Manbreak
August 3, 1997Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth
August 10, 1997Seahorses, Mansun
August 17, 1997Live, Meredith Brooks
August 24, 1997Dandy Warhols
August 31, 1997311
September 7, 1997Sneaker Pimps
September 14, 1997(playlist only)
September 21, 1997Ani DiFranco, Radiohead videography
September 28, 1997host Matt Pinfield
October 5, 1997Blink 182
October 12, 1997host Matt Pinfield
October 19, 1997Buck-O-Nine, Primus
October 26, 1997Chumbawamba, Goldfinger
November 2, 1997Jane’s Addiction
New November 9, 1997The Cure, The Crystal Method
November 16, 1997Green Day, Richard Butler
November 23, 1997Everclear, Cornershop
November 30, 1997host Matt Pinfield
December 7, 1997Moby
December 14, 1997host Matt Pinfield
December 21, 1997Marcy Playground
December 28, 1997Best of 1997
 January 5, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Live performances from 1996 (all live in the 120 Minutes studio)
 January 12, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Beck, footage of interviews from Live
120 Minutes did not air January 19, 1997.
 January 26, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Bjork, Fountains of Wayne
  February 2, 1997
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Soul Coughing
 February 9, 1997
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, The Cardigans
120 Minutes did not air February 16, 1997.
  February 23, 1997
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Bloodhound Gang
 March 2, 1997
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Veruca Salt, James
 March 9, 1997
Source for this playlist: Mitchell H., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Wilco, Moby
120 Minutes 11th Anniversary Show
It aired the same day that the Notorious B.I.G. was shot, and they had a news segment in the middle of the show. Some songs had a banner superimposed across the bottom that said "news flash".
Episode closed with credits rolling over Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart. Matt mentioned that the next week (March 16, 1997) Blur would be the guest.
 March 16, 1997
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Blur
120 Minutes did not air March 23, 1997.
 March 30, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Mighty Mighty Bosstones
 April 6, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Henry Rollins, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
 April 13, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Matthew Sweet, Squirrel Nut Zippers
 April 20, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Morphine
 April 27, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
No Guest
 May 4, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Silverchair, Ben Folds Five
 May 11, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Verve Pipe
 May 18, 1997
Source for this playlist: Aaron L.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Meredith Brooks
 May 25, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Naked
  June 1, 1997
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Supergrass
 June 8, 1997
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield from the WHFStival
 June 15, 1997
Sources for this playlist: Phillip I., Jonathan H.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Radiohead, Tricky
 June 22, 1997
Source for this playlist: Michael F.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Oasis, Primus
 June 29, 1997
Sources for this playlist: Michael F., Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Tool (exclusive interview), That Dog, Ryan Downe
 July 6, 1997
Sources for this playlist: Michael F., Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Faith No More, MxPx
 July 13, 1997
Source for this playlist: Michael F.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: The Charlatans UK, Sarah McLachlan
 July 20, 1997
Source for this playlist: Michael F.
Host: Matt Pinfield
 July 27, 1997
Sources for this playlist: Michael F., Phillip I., Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Fiona Apple, Manbreak
 August 3, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth
 August 10, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Seahorses, Mansun
 August 17, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Ed & Chad from Live, Meredith Brooks
 August 24, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Dandy Warhols
 August 31, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Nick Hexum and p-nut from 311
 September 7, 1997
Source for this playlist: Michael F.
Guest: Sneaker Pimps
 September 14, 1997
Source for this playlist: Michael F.
 September 21, 1997
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Michael F.
Guest: Ani DiFranco
Half-hour special "Radiohead Videography," including clips (no full videos)
of all their videos up until that point, and commentary from the band members
Taped at the Korova Milkbar in New York City.
 September 28, 1997
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Michael F., Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
 October 5, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Blink 182
 October 12, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
No Guest
 October 19, 1997
Source for this playlist: Mike W.
Guests: Buck-O-Nine, Primus
 October 26, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Chumbawamba, Goldfinger
(the playlist is missing the last 30 minutes of videos since the show started 30 minutes late, and my VCR was set to record at the scheduled time)
 November 2, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Jane's Addiction
(video stopped during the introduction of the last (?) video)
 November 9, 1997
Source for this playlist: Michael G.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: The Cure, The Crystal Method
Cake Like – Wendy
Babybird – Your Gorgeous
Retrospective on The Velvet Underground
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.
 November 16, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Green Day, Richard Butler
 November 23, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Everclear, Cornershop
(The playlist is missing the last 30 minutes of videos since the show started 30 minutes later than its scheduled, and recorded, time due to an INXS documentary in memorial of Michael Hutchence.)
 November 30, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
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.
  December 7, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Moby
  December 14, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
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.
  December 21, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Marcy Playground
  December 28, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Best of 1997
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.

Playlists

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