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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, 1997WHFS Festival
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
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
 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".

Matthew Sweet - Where You Get Love (Debut)
Kula Shaker - Hey Dude
Blur - Song 2 - (Debut)
-- Interview with Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett from Wilco begins
Wilco - Outtasite (Outta Mind)
The Suicide Machines - No Face
The Offspring - Gone Away
Orbit - Medicine
eels - rags to rags
Ben Folds Five - Battle Of Who Could Care Less

The 60 ft. Dolls - Stay
King Chango - Melting Pot
-- Interview with Moby begins
Moby - That's When I Reach For My Revolver
MXPX - Chick Magnet (Debut)
Built To Spill - Untrustable
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
Electric Dog House - Generations (featuring Joe Strummer)

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.
 September 21, 1997
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Michael F.
Guest: Ani DiFranco

Sublime - Doin' Time
Death In Vegas - Dirt
Oasis - Don't Go Away
Ani DiFranco - In or Out
Chemical Brothers - Electrobank
Tanya Donelly - Pretty Deep
The English Beat - I Confess
Ani DiFranco - Joyful Girl (remix)

Half-hour special "Radiohead Videography," including clips (no full videos)
of all their videos up until that point, and commentary from the band members

Radiohead - Karma Police
Green Day - Hitchin' a Ride
Ramones - I Want To Be Sedated
Plexi - Forest Ranger
Buck-O-Nine - My Town

Taped at the Korova Milkbar in New York City.
 November 23, 1997
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Everclear, Cornershop

Space Monkeys - Sugar Cane
Fretblanket - Into the Ocean
Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
Everclear - Everything to Everyone
Pursuit of Happiness - I'm an Adult Now
Longpigs - On and On
Ben Folds Five - Brick
Fatboy Slim - Going Out of My Head
Everclear - Heartspark Dollarsign

Faith No More - Ashes to Ashes
Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha
Cornershop - Wog
Jimmie's Chicken Shack - High

(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.)
  December 14, 1997
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield

Oasis - All Around The World
Björk - Bachelorette
Green Day - Time Of Your Life
Loreena McKennitt - The Mummers' Dance
Portishead - All Mine (Live in NYC)
Smash Mouth - Why Can't We Be Friends?
Bis - Tell It To The Kids
311 - Beautiful Disaster

No Doubt - Oi to the World
Roni Size/Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag
Babybird - Your Gorgeous
James - Laid
Deftones - My Own Summer
Unsane - Scrape
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
(I think the tape ran short. There might be one extra video here.)

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