Nothing did more to further the cause of Alternative Nation-building than 120 Minutes, MTV’s Sunday-night video showcase of non-mainstream acts. For nearly two decades, the program spanned musical eras from ’80s college rock to ’00s indie, with grunge, Britpop, punk, industrial, electronica and more in between. MAGNET raids the vaults to resurrect our 120 favorite and unjustly forgotten videos from the show’s classic era.
#79: Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine “Anytime Anyplace Anywhere”
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine was kind of like EMF, but not stupid. Unfortunately, Carter never really had a hit like EMF’s “Unbelievable,” and the London band’s cynicism, puns and black humor was more geared toward its native U.K. audience. In the heady days of drum-machine abuse and techno/rock exploration, Carter USM played the smartass card to near-perfection. “Anytime Anyplace Anywhere” from 1991’s 30 Something takes a sour look at all that drinking going on (where was this band during Prohibition?) but is more likely a result of morning-after regrets by singer Jim Bob Morrison. After Carter’s split in 1998, Morrison pursued a solo career and wrote an autobiography as well as a book of short fiction.