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.
#87: The Go-Betweens “Spring Rain”
The Go-Betweens get another go-around on 120 Reasons To Live because: a) The first installment kind of made fun of them for being Australian rubes who’d never seen a music video; b) We promised Go-Betweens bassist-turned-publicist Robert Vickers we’d showcase a clip from his era of the band; c) Robert Forster makes love to the camera in this video; and d) You could play 1986’s “Spring Rain” at a birthday party or a funeral and it would still be perfect.