Thursday, February 25, 2010

KMFDM - Juke Joint Jezebel

I remember it being a big deal about how this video featured anime clips at the time. Back then anime was new and weird and hard to find.

Nine Inch Nails - Down In It

The video that launched an FBI investigation in the death of Trent Reznor. (seriously)

Sugarcubes - Birthday

Bjork - Big Time Sensuality

Sucidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow (When I Can't Even Smile Today)

Version 1

Version 2

I once made the mistake of wearing my ST shirt to my psychologist appointment. Oops.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The B-52s - Private Idaho

Captain Sensible - Wot

Public Image Ltd - Rise

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

the dated CG has gone far so over the edge that's come around and kind of looks hip now.

Hal (feat. Gillian Anderson) - Extremis

weird electronica + chick from the x-files?

Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

Stan Ridgway - Big Dumb Town

Komputer - Valentina

sort of a homage to kraftwerk.

Man... or Astro-man? - The Miracle Of Genuine Pyrex

The Residents - Hello Skinny

Another Ralph Records band along with Renaldo & The Loaf and another Teletunes staple, mainly because who else would show stuff this weird?

Monaco - What do you Want from Me?

Another New Order side project along with Revenge, Electronic and The Other Two.

The Heads - Damage I've Done

Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison and the guy who's name I always forget wanted to reform the Talking Heads, but David Byrne wasn't Interested, so they called themselves The Heads and put out and album with a bunch of guest singers, in this case Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano. I still think they should have just called themselves The Tom Tom Club.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Husker Du - Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill

Why did I listen to shitty punk rock for so long as a kid while ignoring awesome shit like this? Oh well.

Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter

I always loved Echo & the Bunnymen's album art, their music is pretty good too.

Julee Cruise - Falling

Man, Twin Peaks was just the best show ever.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

1990s Era Teletunes Intro

Teletunes Nostalgia Blog: The First Month Playlist

The first month of the Teletunes Nostalgia blog as one playlist:


Devo - Girl U Want

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Devo was pretty much the best example of a band that Teletunes played. Weird but with lots of low budget videos.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

That's nice.

I just noticed a bunch of thanks and kudos on the Facebook Fans of Teletunes group from former VJs Heather, Bonnie and Roman for this blog.

Thanks guys! You rock!

KBDI's Other Music Video Shows

I remember in the 90s there being a few other music video shows on Channel 12: Rhythm Visions, Musiclink and Punk TV. Does anyone else?

Rhythm Visions - Rap, hip hop, R&B and soul videos. I wasn't really too down with R&B back in those days so I usually didn't watch much of Rhythm Visions. I recall seeing some cool rap videos though.

Musiclink - Hosted by Bill Amundsen? I remember there being a bunch of recent music on there but it lacked Teletunes' weird/oddball/retro feel. Plus it had a constant stream of "made possible by Twist n Shout Records" promos. AND it was on late, after Teletunes, so I usually went to bed.

Punk TV - What it sounds like, 1990s era punk videos with some Ska thrown in. I remember watching Unsane's painful "Scrape" video (it was entirely made out of biffs from skate videos) on there.

I'm sure there were others, but my memory is pretty hazy. I remember Channel 12 showing random music videos during membership drives back in the day too. Like a 30 minute special of Enya music videos.

Ramones - I Don't Wanna Grow Up

So much awesome: The Ramones, a Tom Waits cover, animation by Dan Clowes and Teletunes of course. Appropriately enough, this song was on the Ramones' last album, iirc.

Snakefinger - The Man in the Dark Sedan

Another of those "so weird it was probably only shown often on Teletunes" kind of vids.

Steve Martin - What I Believe

used often as the signoff back in the day.

Meat Beat Manifesto - Asbestos Lead Asbestos

I loved this band's name back in the day.

Peter Gabriel & Sinead O'Connor - The Blood of Eden

Back when Peter had hair and Sinead didn't.

Die Krupps - Bloodsuckers

The poor man's Ministry.

A double dose of Aphex Twin and Chris Cunningham

Come to Daddy:


Windowlicker [Chosen by fans on]

New Order - Blue Monday

Possibly my most favorite song ever. Directed by William "I love my dogs" Wegman.


William S. Burroughs - A Thanksgiving Prayer

Who else other than Teletunes would air this? Genius work from the gentleman junkie himself, directed by Gus Van Zant.

Buy the MP3.

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

The Hounds of Love was pretty much the perfect Kate Bush album. Everything before and after just pales in comparison. It was her own Graceland, Joshua Tree and Revolver all in one.

Buy the CD. (wtf are CDs? :P )

Laurie Anderson - O Superman

Here come the planes...

Buy the mp3.

Renaldo & The Loaf - Songs For Swinging Larvae

A Teletunes staple and the stuff of nightmares. I saw this as a little kid and it probably warped me.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I just noticed that my blog has two followers on blogspot. That alone isn't that interesting but one of them is former Teletunes VJ, Bonnie Burton! She was one of my favorite VJs, so I think this is pretty awesome. It appears she's written a few how to draw books and is working on a variety of projects that help sell both technology and Star Wars to young women.

Thanks for the follow Bonnie, if you're reading this. If any other Teletunes VJs/staff have an interest in this blog, let me know. I'd love to have some stories from behind the scenes.

Mojo Nixon - Elvis is Everywhere

Because he is. (there is no Elvis in Michael J. Fox)

Buy the mp3

Gwen Mars - Cosmic Dick

Believe it or not, this song got a lot of airplay on 93.3 for a while. Serious. The 90s were weird.

Buy the mp3, ya pirate!

Lunachicks - Edgar

Post-riot girl slammed into garage punk revival. The 90s underground scene was pretty interesting.

Buy the MP3

Joy Division - Atmosphere

Directed by Anton Corbin, who also directed the Teletunes staple Front 242 - Headhunter. He'd later go on to direct the Ian Curtis biopic, Control.

Purchase an Mp3 of this song on amazon for 99 cents.

Voice of the Beehive - Monsters & Angels

Great song, kind of a post Go Gos pop meets alternative rock, also I love the Nighthawks set. One of my favorite paintings.

Buy the mp3 for 99 cents on Amazon

Home Movies youtube channel

Home Movies was kind of like public access cable, but on KBDI back in the day. It showcased the creativity of Coloradoans and featured some music videos by local artists too.

Foreskin 500 - Black Cadilac

Some crazy stuff there.

FM TV credits

Before it was Teletunes, it was FM TV. This was also before there was MTV.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

the timelapse, particularly the reversed decaying dog corpse to living dog, always amazed me. years later when I saw NIN perform at Red Rocks, Trent closed out with Hurt and told the crowd "When I wrote that song, I never thought I'd be performing it hear, thank you." Pretty cool that Red Rocks was a goal for him.

The Cranberries - Zombie

Ireland's answer to britpop, i guess.

Underworld - Push (Upstairs)

Underworld is still my favorite electronica band from the 90s.

Pulp - Common People

I remember hating Britpop because I was all about punk rock and music sounding crappy at the time. boy was I wrong.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Skinny Puppy - Dig It

There's two things about this video, one, it was apparently rumored to contain footage of a snuff film and two, apparently the later released "Down In It" by Nine Inch Nails is kind of similar in sound. hmmmm.

Black Grape - In the Name of the Father

I wanted to post their video for Kelly's Heroes, but can't find a copy. Anyway, enjoy the Ryder brothers' second act. Sorry it's a pop up video. :(

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mad Season - River of Deceit

I think this was a grunge supergroup. Members of Alice in Chains and other Seattle sound bands.

The Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic

Kind of a shoegazy band that was fronted by the younger cousin of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. I dug how they both named their bands after medieval torture devices.

Love Spit Love - Am I Wrong?

I'm so old I didn't even know that this song had gotten popular via a crappy cover by some emo band.