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MTV was an actual music station in the 90's before the crappy reality tv shows kicked in... so yeah, they played music in the 90's and I kinda miss it.


Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:08 am
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Me too. I watched my fair share of MTV in the 90s.


Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:56 pm
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i watched a little too much of it... though they played a lot of the same few bands over and over and over, i was happy to see soul asylum as much as possible!

how many times do you think you saw the REM everybody hurts video???? (me= a lot.)


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Sorry, but for the majority of the 90's, MTV totally sucked and wasn't music-related. Just my opinion. Even as early as 92 or 93, MTV was on a downward spiral/demise w/shows like 'The Real World.' I was born in 81 and my earliest memories of MTV in the late 80's-early 90's was just pure music. The only non-related music show was 'Remote Control,' which was actually pretty cool. I think MTV has gone well over 20 years having a non-music focus.


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spinnin in ny wrote:
Sorry, but for the majority of the 90's, MTV totally sucked and wasn't music-related. Just my opinion. Even as early as 92 or 93, MTV was on a downward spiral/demise w/shows like 'The Real World.' I was born in 81 and my earliest memories of MTV in the late 80's-early 90's was just pure music. The only non-related music show was 'Remote Control,' which was actually pretty cool. I think MTV has gone well over 20 years having a non-music focus.


Of course I was watching MTV Europe in the 90's, so maybe it was different in America. We didn't only have music either on MTV, but at least most of the shows had something to do with music.

zany wrote:
me three(4,5,6...)
i watched a little too much of it... though they played a lot of the same few bands over and over and over, i was happy to see soul asylum as much as possible!

how many times do you think you saw the REM everybody hurts video???? (me= a lot.)


Yeah, I saw that one quite a lot. Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit was played once an hour or something like that. I remember that they also played Misery a lot over here. Odd that it didn't really become a big hit with the support MTV was giving it back in '95.


Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:55 am
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I remember the early to mid 80s as the period of time when Mtv was exclusively about music. To me it seemed like that started to change when they started airing Spring Break specials, I think, in the later part of the 80s. Except for concerts on Saturday nights, a special on some artist on Sunday nights & periodic breaks for music news, it really was music videos 24/7. These were my teens years & I was pretty much glued to it all the time. Miss the old VJs too.

I'm not saying they didn't play a lot of music in the 90s too. In my memory, it just seems those Spring Break specials were the first time they started getting away from music & moved more & more it that direction from then on.


Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:02 pm
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Well, at least we meet the general consensus that MTV sucks. Pinpointing when it truly went downhill is really the only debate.


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I agree that in the 90s the non-music shows really started to catch on, but I was guilty of watching some of them: Real World, Road Rules, Beavis and Butthead, Liquid Television, and Daria. I grew out of Real World and Road Rules, B&B and Liquid TV were phased out, but I still love Daria and re-watch it often.


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MTV sucks now... in the 90's, especially the first part of it when most of my favourite bands were happening, MTV was still pretty cool... I've seen many specials and documentaries on bands that I wouldn't have seen elsewhere at that time... and something like Unplugged wouldn't have happened in that form either. Watching SA unplugged the first time they aired it was great.


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