Before MTV Totally Sucked Balls!
Punks And Poseurs 1985

MTV has pretty much sucked corporate balls since it started. That being said, from around 1985 to the mid 90’s, you just might find a couple of shows that were not pure visual vomit! When the Hardcore scene was fading away in L.A., the station decided to do show called MTV Punks And Poseurs (hate this title). When it came out, I thought it was pure trash, but now looking back at it I’m glad it was created. The biggest reason is for the live footage they captured of the Dickies and G.B.H (you can see how massive the Goldenvoice shows were). Press play below and see what MTV was about before The Real World! Thank you Gary Tovar!!!!






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Sean Reveron was born & raised in Venice Beach, CA. He terrorized the streets of the West Side as a young Suicidal Boy, and was a part of the early Hardcore movement. Sean has always been passionate about the music and the DIY fashion of the crust and metal world, and that passion led him and his wife Meghan to create the world of CVLT Nation and the CVLT clothing brand.


  1. April 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    You master.

  2. April 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    if you used to be, you never were.

  3. April 21, 2016 at 11:27 am — Reply

    Who remembers the very first original Video DJ and actual music videos?

  4. April 21, 2016 at 10:17 am — Reply

    Do you remember Headbangers Ball on MTV?

  5. April 21, 2016 at 10:16 am — Reply

    Eric Josef Finnerty watch

  6. April 21, 2016 at 7:50 am — Reply

    I still got my copy on VHS from when my brother taped it off TV 🙂

  7. April 21, 2016 at 7:28 am — Reply

    i completely remember watching this. It was a big deal for me as I lived in a small town and basically the only reason i watched MTV was for the occasional glimpses of something good.

  8. April 21, 2016 at 1:41 am — Reply

    Abraham Gunawan

  9. April 21, 2016 at 1:37 am — Reply

    There was a time when Mtv didn’t suck?

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