Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Keswick, Ontario
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Re: MTV when it was actually MTV .... the memories, the thoughts, the shows, the discussion!!
Living in Canada I wish I could have seen MTV in its heyday. It seems so much cooler to me than Canadas Muchmusic. A big problem for Muchmusic was CRTC rules dictated that they had to play thirty-three percent Canadian Content. There really wasn't a lot of good Canadian music in the 1990s. And it meant that only two in every three videos could be from the rest of the world. That really limited it.
It had shows but nothing like MTVs. There was a metal show, a rap show, an alternative/indie show, a countdown. And they had VJ's and band interviews. It got Ren & Stimpy in 1993/1994 but angry parents actually got it pulled, citing it not having anything related to "music" thus it should not be aired on Muchmusic. Beavis & Butthead came on in around 1996 and that was cool. But as a whole Muchmisoc was just a pale-comparison to and a poor-mans MTV.
One thing I will give it though is I've heard MTV moved a lot more into shows and away from music videos in the mid-1990s. Muchmusic was largely video based until the early-2000s. And I still watched the fuck out of it in my teenage years. From 1992-2004 every time I turned the TV on I instinctively dialed "29" (which was the channel Muchmusic was (and maybe even still is) here).
I can't remember why they weren't allowed to or never call it "MTV". I know an "MTV Canada" launched in the early 2000's but lawsuits with Muchmusics parent company prevented it from playing music videos. I don't think it lasted a year. It was mostly talk shows and some of the then-current MTV shows.
[EDIT] Joke's on me, MTV Canada is still up and running.
Upcoming live shows:
02/11 -- No Joy
02/25 -- Withered
02/27 -- Paw Patrol
03/03 -- Harms Way
03/04 -- the Tea Party
03/10 -- Dinosaur Jr.
03/18 -- Amorphis
03/25 -- Nails
04/01 -- Gevurah
04/15 -- the Age of Electric(?)
04/23 -- Explosions in the Sky
05/07 -- Ring of Honor Wrestling
05/18 -- Bush
05/21 -- Conan
05/26 -- Negura Bunget
08/26 -- Bruno Mars
Last edited by adamclark52; 02-05-2017 at 04:09 PM.