Patrick (Aug 31 2010), Brett (Nov 8 2010) and myself (Sept 1 2010) had suggested the same 2 episodes from 1982 in our requests on the Rage Message Board this year:
Aug 1 1982 - Eurogliders
THE SHOW IS HOSTED BY GRACE KNIGHT AND BERNIE LYNCH FROM THE EUROGLIDERS.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
SHERBS 'DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY'
LITTLE HEROES 'YOUNG HEARTS'
GLORIE & THE GLOBOS 'TINTARELLA DI LUNA'
LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
INXS 'ONE THING'
EUROGLIDERS 'WITHOUT YOU'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
WAITRESSES 'I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE'
MADNESS 'HOUSE OF FUN'
STEVE MILLER 'ABRACADABRA'
JOHN COUGAR, LATER KNOWN AS JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP AND
JOHN MELLENCAMP 'HURTS SO GOOD'
DONNA SUMMER 'LOVE IS IN CONTROL'
PAUL MCCARTNEY 'TAKE IT AWAY'
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS 'CRIMSON & CLOVER'
HOT CHOCOLATE 'GIRL CRAZY'
ADAM ANT 'GOODY TWO SHOES'
YAZOO 'ONLY YOU'
ORPHANS 'BIG RONNIE'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'I DIDN'T MEAN TO BE MEAN'
Sept 26 1982 - Billy Field
THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY BILLY FIELD WHO IS IV BY MOLLY RE SINGLE AND RELEASE OF SINGLE IN AMERICA.
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'DAUGHTERS OF THE NORTHERN COAST'
MONDO ROCK 'QUEEN AND ME'
JO JO ZEP 'TAXI MARY'
BILLY FIELD 'TRUE LOVE'
MADNESS 'DRIVING IN MY CAR'
BILLY IDOL 'HOT IN THE CITY'
DEXY'S MIDNITE RUNNERS 'COME ON EILEEN'
DURAN DURAN 'RIO'
SIMPLE MINDS 'GLITTERING PRIZE'
ABC 'LOOK OF LOVE' (EXCERPT)
TRIO 'DA DA DA' (EXCERPT)
FRIDA 'SOMETHING GOING ON' (EXCERPT)
BANANARAMA 'SHY BOY'
THE GLOBO'S 'TINTARELLA DI LUNA' (EXCERPT)
MIKE BRADY 'YOU'RE HERE TO WIN'
MOVING PICTURES 'WHAT ABOUT ME?'
BOW WOW WOW 'I WANT CANDY'
SHAKIN' STEVENS 'GIVE ME YOUR HEART TONITE'
CJ has requested (Nov 9 2010):
*** 25/04/1982 ***
Show no: 325
Summary: THE SHOW IS HOSTED BY MEMBERS OF SPLIT ENZ AND OPENING TITLES FEATURE MONTAGE SEQUENCE OF COUNTDOWN
AWARDS.LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
SPLIT ENZ 'DIRTY CREATURE','HELLO SANDY ALLEN'
HEE BEE GEE BEES 'BORING SONG'
NUMBERS 'BIG BEAT'
SILENT MOVIES 'I CAN'T SAY NO'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
ASIA 'HEAT OF THE MOMENT'
FUN BOY THREE 'THE LUNATICS'
J GEILS BAND 'FREEZE FRAME'
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS 'I LOVE ROCK N ROLL'
These have been the only suggestions made on the Rage Message Board for any specific Countdown episodes from 1982. I have been suggesting the Eurogliders one for years now, forgot when I started but it was on the old forum.
Hopefully one of these will get shown in the last 2 weeks.
That's correct Guru I did ask for those 1982 eps. This is what I've posted on Rage for my request over the last few months.
1/8/82 - Eurogliders
26/9/82 - Billy Field
8/5/83 - Eurogliders
22/5/83 - Molly
19/6/83 - Bonnie Tyler
9/12/84 - Molly
24/3/85 - Spandau Ballet
16/4/87 - Molly hosting from the Underground Disco
Laterly I have suggested the 17/3/85 Timebandits ep as well also featuring Spandau Ballet.
I also suggested Rage could play that 1975 Weekend Magazine excerpt looking at the 50th ep of Countdown. Plus some Countdown Revolution eps - namely their Xmas specials for 1989/90.
Yes I recall you mentioning Rage could play a string of Eurogliders hosted eps. Including the 2 I've mentioned there's a 84 and 86 ep hosted by them which together would make for a fantastic night's viewing. Rage played the 1985 Eurogliders ep last year.
Without sounding too immodest (me? never!) I think those selections sound interesting enough to warrant inclusion into any Retro season...hopefully some will surface in the remaining 2 retro nights this year....
I requested the 1987 Episode from Underground I think twice over the years BUT never got it so I also gave up. Glad I ain't the only one that wants it!
So WANT to see the FAB Boy George fans at the Underground!
Still don't get either why rage have NOY played the Bonnie Tyler episode from 1983!
They would rather choose the episodes that don't have as much bounce in them than the ones that do???!!!