MTV is worthless today - or maybe I'm just getting older. But no matter what kind of music you like, the 1992 MTV Music Awards was probably the most interesting just for the fact it occurred as a major transition was taking place in music. Groups like Guns and Roses and Van Halen were no longer the cool groups and they seemed to become a parody of themselves right before your eyes while the suits still insisted on paying homage to them. Guns And Roses won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award despite the fact they were mocked by Nirvana during their performance for their contrived, fake image. Van Halen won video of the year for "Right Now" - possibly the worst, most silly song they've ever made.
Grunge had broken into the mainstream about a year earlier and alternative performers such as Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and of course Nirvana blew the previous big name/big money groups off the air. A good show that had an air of spontaneity - which has been long been since squashed by MTV.
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