Music channels


#1

Which ones did you watch? I think I mostly watched MTV2, Kerrang the Box, MTV Base, and MTV Hits and sometimes if there was something good on VH1 but thought that was for old people.


#2

Didn’t have any but my friend used to video lots of stuff from MTV2 and Kerrang in the early 00s and lend me the tape.

When I watch music videos on youtube that are recorded off MTV2 i always feel like I’m watching his tapes again even if it was never on it.


#3

remember videos like this on MTV2


#4

Mtv2 all the time. It was where I learned that Zane Lowe is a massive shit.


#5

mtv2 (mtv pioneers was the best programme), kerrang (pretty much exclusively stuff I didn’t like, but still watched it all the time), scuzz a bit later


#6

I love that album but had no idea that had such an insane video! I didn’t have satellite at that time or for many years afterwards, the closest I got to MTV was watching Beavis & Butthead on Channel Four.


#7

Occasionally see Kerrang when channel hopping in other people’s houses these days, I love that they’re still playing all the same videos they were 15 years ago


#8

mtv pioneers had musicians hosting it sometimes, remember J Mascis most clearly though for some reason. the only song I remember him picking was Williamsbury Will Oldham Horror by Jeffrey Lewis though


#9

p-rock tv! that channel was legit amazing

also remember turning Scuzz when it first started on mid afternoon and they played a three punch of Rest Will Follow by Trail of Dead, Setting Fire to Sleeping GIants by Dillinger and Love Rhymes by Blood Brothers. so good


#10

Have to resist the urge to yell “FUCK YEAH” out loud while watching this.


#11

Used to watch MTV2 in the early 2000s all the time. Occasionally dipped into Kerrang if a Sum41 video or something drew me in.

These days if I do happen to skip through them success tends to be Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne or something rather than things I actually listen to.


#12

4music when it launched was pretty decent. Then it rapidly changed directions.

Mtv2
Kerrang
The Box


#13

Obviously MTV2 but The Amp started about the same time as Scuzz and I remember switching between them a lot. First heard some stuff like Reuben and Million Dead on those channels.

MTV Base was good when they did throwback stuff but there was a lot of really shit R&B in the mid-2000s, glad that’s changed.


#14

Mtv2 and The Amp. WWE Raw and then the second hour of 120 minutes were my life in year 10/11


#15

P Rock was the best, except for the amount of ska they played.

Vintage TV is pretty great. Some of their shows are like drunk YouTube sessions.


#16

really miss MTV2 from the era when they didn’t have any programmes just viewers playlists


#17

I remember there was a channel called “The Box” that was basically a proto-MTV2. I think it was even replaced by MTV2. One of those two channels was how I first discovered At the Drive-In through “One Armed Scissor”.

If you ever felt the need to suddenly listen to The Flys’ “Got You Where I Want You” or Kottonmouth Kings’ “Bump”, odds were you’d be in luck.