VHS Archives #9: Faith No More host the Power 30 (1992)

In 1991, MuchMusic made a change that, I think, ultimately hurt their standing with heavy metal. They cancelled the twice weekly Pepsi Power Hour, and replaced it with the daily Power 30. The difference of course was that the Power 30 was a shorter show, but at five days a week, you’re getting an extra 30 minutes of metal every week. In theory. In reality, this meant more ad breaks so the amount of music you got was the same or even less. The reduced run time also meant no more hour long specials or hosting gigs. Coming up, we have a Power Hour co-hosted by Queensryche, but this segment with Faith No More is from the shorter Power 30.

Here Billy Gould and Roddy Bottum talk Slayer, Helmet, Young Gods and possible issues with the “MidLife Crisis” video. They’re funny in this clip but you can certainly see how the Power 30 offered less.

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        1. I remember the ’91-’92 school year. At the beginning people were still talking about The Razor’s Edge and Ozzy’s new album. By the end of it, the girls were asking the guys who could play guitar to hear “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The change came so fast.

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        2. I remember sitting in history calls, at Laurier, fall of 91. Three guys sitting behind me. One says “Have you heard of Pearl Jam? They’re like Black Sabbath.”

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