Were you a teen in the 80's? MTv memories go in this thread.

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  1. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Another member of the Class of '89 here.

    Before there was 120 Minutes (which I loved) there was IRS Records' the Cutting Edge, which gave us cool stuff like this:



     
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    frankencat Guitarded Silver Supporting Member

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    Martha and I went to the same High School although she was a few years older than me. Local girl done good. :)
     
  3. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Speaking of 1989:







     
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    First time I ever watched MTV and this came on. I was about 12 years old. And I was hooked on rock...
     
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    Class of 1983 .I loved the Iron Maiden videos




     
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    Quiet Riot IMO paved the way for Metal videos



     
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    I also loved the Scorpions videos



     
  8. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    How about these foreshocks of things to come (also from the end of MTV's 80s decade):





     
  9. louderock

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    I grew up in Atlanta and listened to local rock radio which was all the basic stuff. I felt like I was exposed to a lot of new music I wouldn't have heard otherwise through Mtv. It also helped me to broaden the range of what I listened to. Heard a lot of stuff there first.



    And who could forget this one that was on every hour?

     
  10. guitarpedaladdict

    guitarpedaladdict Supporting Member

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    Also class of 89! Here’s a throw back... do you remember staying up till 1am (or somewhere about there) to watch “Friday Night Videos” before the launch of MTV?
     
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  11. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I also remember Night Tracks on TBS and Night Flight on USA (and tons of other shows that showed videos). We didn't get MTV until 1985, I think.
     
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    Class of '83, but we didn't have access to MTV until 1988. So I would watch "Friday Night Videos" on NBC. I remember loving this song/video:

     
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    Didn’t see it until fall of ‘83 in college, Robert Plant’s big log was the 1st vid I saw. The MTV history is a fun read, I was like everyone else, mesmerized by what I saw!!!
     
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    Stray Cats and Men At Work were in heavy rotation.
     
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    Class of '88 here. There was also Friday Night Videos on NBC. I used to sit in my room with my guitar, flipping back and forth between these channels and MTV, discovering new music and trying to learn to play.

    And on Saturday night, there were concerts on MTV. Seeing Night Ranger play live from Japan is one of the things that inspired me to learn to play.

    No wonder I'm good at this social distancing. Plenty of practice as a kid.
     
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    MTV used to be so much fun..... :cry:
     
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    Do you remember when Night Flight would show episodes from Snub TV, the UK show? I think the first time I heard Stone Roses ("Elephant Stone") was on that show.
     
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    How about this:

    And this:



    From the 80s for me it was J. Geils band (Freeze Frame, first record I ever received, I was probably around 8) and later on my first cassette, Van Halen's 1984. Other things I remember in heavy rotation: Rock the Casbah, Steppin' Out, New Frontier, Subdivisions, that one Squeeze song (black coffee in bed?) and a TON of John Cougar. Oh, and of course tons of 'Money for Nothing' and 'Walk of Life', and 'Skateaway' or whatever that song is called. Oh, and the Tubes "One in a Million'. Later on, Headbanger's Ball. I remember Dave Mustaine cut up a what I remember as a Jackson Rhoads with a chain saw and I was super pissed off (wanted the guitar).

    During the early 90s I remember working the midnight shift at UPS, getting off around 0400 and coming home to watch Liquid Television. Aeon Flux, The Maxx, those are the only two I really remember from that show, both were pretty weird.
     
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    The Young Ones were the best!
     
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