120 Reasons To Live: The Mighty Lemon Drops

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.

#108: The Mighty Lemon Drops “Inside Out”

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Because Echo & The Bunnymen couldn’t be everywhere at once in the late ’80s, Wolverhampton, England’s Mighty Lemon Drops existed. Despite the similarity and the too-dour demeanor of singer/guitarist Paul Marsh (oh, have a drink and lighten up), the band turned out some stylish-sounding jangle rock. “Inside Out” is from 1988’s World Without End—wake me when the Rickenbacker revival happens.

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