Re: Remember When MTV Was Good
posted at 11/8/2013 9:51 AM EST
In response to NowWhatDoYouWant's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
In response to j-m-'s comment:
MTV's still "good" if you expand the MTV universe beyond the single channel. On my FiOS setup, we have MTV and MTV2 - which I never watch. Also, MTVU, MTV Jamz, MTV Hits, VH1, VH1Classic and VH1 Soul.
So, if you're looking for music, it's on the MTV Network - even if it's not on MTV istelf.
Now, I do want to nit pick about MTVJams and MTV Hits b/c they are a little too closely programmed. I wouldn't mind one of those stations going into playing more of a rock format. Maybe take a bit more of the MTVU programming to do it?
MTV is not for rock fans...much less older rock fans like most of us here.
To my knowledge, VH1C is the only game in town for rock videos more than, say, 15 years old.
Several years ago, there was a non-commercial music video station that was a great mix of old and new. Can't recall the name, but it was gone as quick as it appeared.
But I guess that's one reason why there's youtube...?
I'm pretty sure mid-early MTV carried G n' R / Nirvana / Alice in Chains / Tool / Soundgarden / Pearl Jam / Etc videos, along with VH1.
You can't really call 90s music "early MTV". MTV was well on its downward path by 1987. Early MTV was Duran Duran, Run DMC, Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie. and it was good then, even if most of the music was pretty bad.