MTV: Best of 120 Minutes, Vol. 1

MTV: Best of 120 Minutes, Vol. 1

     
 

Released in 1991, Rhino's MTV: Best of 120 Minutes is one of the last snapshots of college rock/alternative music just before grunge dominated, inflated, and ultimately burnt out the genre. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' version of "Higher Ground" is probably the album's hardest-rocking track -- though See more details below

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Released in 1991, Rhino's MTV: Best of 120 Minutes is one of the last snapshots of college rock/alternative music just before grunge dominated, inflated, and ultimately burnt out the genre. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' version of "Higher Ground" is probably the album's hardest-rocking track -- though Sonic Youth's classic "Kool Thing" comes close -- making way for a brace of moody, quirky, but above all, poppy songs like Camper Van Beethoven's "Eye of Fatima, Pt. 1," They Might Be Giants' "Ana Ng," Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians' "Balloon Man," and World Party's "Put the Message in the Box." Alt radio staples of the era, such as the Stone Roses' "Fool's Gold," Sinéad O'Connor's "Mandinka," XTC's "Dear God," the Church's "Under the Milky Way Tonight," and Bob Mould's excellent "See a Little Light" retain their status as underground classics yet still sound fresh, aging far more gracefully than the grunge and nu-metal that supplanted them. Songs from Cocteau Twins, Julian Cope, Mission UK, and Soul Asylum round out this engaging, somewhat nostalgic time capsule of a time when MTV not only played videos, but gave airtime to smart, left-of-center artists like these.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/1991
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227054526
catalogNumber:
70545

Tracks

  1. Higher Ground  -  Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Sometime To Return  -  Soul Asylum
  3. Fools Gold  -  Stone Roses
  4. Wasteland  -  Mission UK
  5. See A Little Light  - Bob Mould
  6. Under the Milky Way  -  Church
  7. Carolyn's Fingers  -  Cocteau Twins
  8. World Shut Your Mouth  - Julian Cope
  9. Mandinka  - Sinéad O'Connor
  10. Kool Thing  -  Sonic Youth
  11. Balloon Man  -  Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
  12. Put The Message In The Box  -  World Party
  13. Dear God  -  XTC
  14. Ana Ng  -  They Might Be Giants
  15. Eye Of Fatima, Pt. 1  -  Camper Van Beethoven
  16. I Melt With You  -  Modern English

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Camper Van Beethoven   Track Performer
Church   Track Performer
Cocteau Twins   Track Performer
Julian Cope   Track Performer
Robyn Hitchcock   Track Performer
Modern English   Track Performer
Bob Mould   Track Performer
Red Hot Chili Peppers   Track Performer
Sonic Youth   Track Performer
Soul Asylum   Track Performer
Stone Roses   Track Performer
They Might Be Giants   Track Performer
World Party   Track Performer
XTC   Track Performer
Mission UK   Track Performer
Sinéad O'Connor   Track Performer
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Church   Producer
Cocteau Twins   Producer
Robyn Hitchcock   Producer
Modern English   Producer
Bob Mould   Producer
Todd Rundgren   Producer
Sonic Youth   Producer
Mission UK   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Pat Collier   Producer
Bob Fisher   Remastering
Dennis Herring   Producer
Lenny Kaye   Producer
Greg Ladanyi   Producer
John Leckie   Producer
Sinéad O'Connor   Producer
Tim Palmer   Producer
Ed Stasium   Producer
Karl Wallinger   Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Waddy Wachtel   Producer
Bill Krauss   Producer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians   Producer

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