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MT USA on disc

Long before Other Voices and No Disco flew the flag for music television in Ireland, there was MT USA. Running from 1984 to 1987, the Sunday afternoon show took its cues from then broadcast newbie MTV. Each episode featured presenter …

Fri, Nov 16, 2007, 02:08

   

Long before Other Voices and No Disco flew the flag for music television in Ireland, there was MT USA.

Running from 1984 to 1987, the Sunday afternoon show took its cues from then broadcast newbie MTV.

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Each episode featured presenter Vincent Hanley standing on various New York street corners introducing videos from such stars as ZZ Top, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Men Without Hats and, in case you had forgotten, the legendary Dennis Deyoung.

A double-CD and DVD compilation featuring acts from the show’s heyday goes on release today.