101 minutes | Aug 28, 2018

Episode 61 - eMpTV

MTV doesn’t even pretend to be about music anymore. But was it EVER really about music? It’s the video network that made killing the radio star a mission statement to ensure that how music looks is more important than how it sounds. I WANT MY eMpTV! Check out a playlist of music referenced in this episode here: https://open.spotify.com/user/magnificentlyhuge/playlist/5WCHiJUQo2HrP8W0ag6Cp8?si=XE3OKR9gQsu9zf7Xu0Qthw Intros R.I.P. Aretha Franklin Ex Machina Chris’s road trip America’s Got Talent: Human Fountains and Courtney Hadwin Better Off Dead The Meg MTV African American representation in the early days of MTV Precursors and competitors and VH1 Artists played on the first day VJs Duran Duran and the 2nd British Invasion David Bowie Hot chicks Favorite videos The decline and fall of MTV Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl Jonathan Elias and John Petersen - MTV Top of the Hour theme music Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat Val Kilmer - Skeet Surfin’ / Frank Zappa - Valley Girl Clip from The Blues Brothers (1980) Aretha Franklin - Nessun Dorma - The Grammy Awards (1998) Aretha Franklin - Respect Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow - The Turing Test - Ex Machina Clip from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Ninja Sex Party - First Date Courtney Hadwin - Hard To Handle Rupert Hine - Better Off Dub (Title Music) - Better Off Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Trailer for The Meg Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh Various MTV promos Top of the Pops The Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody The Specials - Rat Race Michael Jackson - Billie Jean Various VH1 promos The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star Pat Benatar - You Better Run Clip from Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Asia - Heat of the Moment Duran Duran - Girls On Film David Bowie - Jazzin’ for Blue Jean David Bowie - Let’s Dance Ratt - Round and Round Van Halen - Hot For Teacher ZZ Top - Legs Madonna - Burning Up Olivia Newton John - Physical The Alan Parsons Project - Don’t Answer Me Yes - Leave It The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl DEVO - Freedom of Choice The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination Genesis - Land of Confusion Art of Noise - Close (To the Edit) Björk - Bachelorette “Weird Al” Yankovic - Dare To Be Stupid “Weird Al” Yankovic - Al TV theme The Pixies - Velouria Good Charlotte - Girls & Boys Metro Station - Shake It Dog Police - Dog Police Dead Kennedys - MTV Get Off The Air
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