I Want My MTV
The Uncensored Story of the Music Video RevolutionBook - 2011
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.
From Library Staff
cafi Dec 27, 2014
If you're one of those people who says things like, "Remember when MTV used to play videos?!?!" then this book's for you!
An absolutely hilarious account of the history of MTV - from the early days when no one knew what they were doing to MTV's heyday, where the people had more money (... Read More »
EPLPicks_Adult_Books Aug 12, 2011
Jersey Shore has been a big hit for MTV. This book takes a look back at the network's first decade (it turned 30 in 2011).