MV3 was a music video dance show that introduced new wave and punk bands to the masses in the USA featuring music videos and dancers



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Credited cast:
Richard Blade ...
 Himself - Host
David Maples ...
 Himself - Host
Karen L. Scott ...
 Herself (Host)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
 Dancer (1982)
Steven Lippman ...


MV3 was a music video dance show that introduced new wave and punk bands to the masses in the USA featuring music videos and dancers

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3 January 1983 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)


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MV3 was a syndicated music video show for people who didn't have cable. The show featured the latest videos and performances from new wave artists that were currently being played on KROQ FM radio in Los Angeles. It was filmed in local dance clubs and featured dancers, a la American Bandstand and Soul Train, but catered to a younger, hipper audience. It was also the first (and in some cases ONLY) place where you could catch bands like Romeo Void, Falco, and Heaven 17. See more »


Followed by Video One (1984) See more »

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YES!!! This was a GREAT SHOW!!!!!!
3 December 2005 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I forgot what this show was called and I am so glad I found this!! I remember watching this show in my basement. I lived in a cable-free home and we were rather poor, so this was the only MTV that I ever go to see in my own home. (I had to go over to my friend's homes to see the real thing).

I was just stunned the first time I ever saw Annie Lennox with her bright orange hair in the 'Sweet Dreams' video as she beat her fist on the table. Then in 'Love is A Stranger' she pulls off her wig and I went nuts. I LOVED this show. Everything about it was cool.

Wham was on this show as I remember. They played 'Wham Rap' and interviewed them as well. God what memories!!! Some bands became household names like The Stray Cats and the Police and others like EBN-OZY (who sang A-E-I-O-U and sometimes Y) you never heard from again.

Other bands were Kim Wilde - 'Kids in America' and the Jam with 'A Town Called Malice'.

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