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I Want My MTV

The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution

By Craig Marks

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Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in "Thriller"? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in "Jump"? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"? The Beastie Boys spray beer in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"? Axl Rose step off the bus in "Welcome to the Jungle"?

Remember When All You Wanted Was Your MTV?

It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined.

I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties. From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with The Real World in 1992, MTV grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business.

Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, I Want My MTV is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780525952305


Format: Book
Author: Marks, Craig
Title: I want my MTV : the uncensored story of the music video revolution / by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum.
Publisher Date: New York : Dutton, 2011.
Subject: MTV Networks -- History. Rock videos -- United States
Isbn: 9780525952305 0525952306
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Format: Book
Author: Marks, Craig
Title: I want my MTV : the uncensored story of the music video revolution / by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dutton, 2011.
Description: 608 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: MTV Networks -- History.
Subjects: Rock videos -- United States
Other Author: Tannenbaum, Rob
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2011032517
ISBN: 9780525952305
ISBN: 0525952306
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 791.45611 Mar