Not much of a Sherbet fan at all except for 'Howzat' BUT this morning when I saw "magazine Madonna' on rage I literally DIED!
What a completely FABULOUS track! ... The lyrics KILLED me :-) :-) :-) And the girl in the video was SOOOO Dolly Magazine! ... The guitar riffs reminded me of Queen AND let's talk about the STUNNING and MAGNIFICENT COUNT DOWN logo in lights behind them!
I am IMPRESSED, SUPER IMPRESSED actually *****
Actually, rage retro this morning was rather heavenly!
There were 2 Countdown clips that Sherbet did live on Countdown that were shown on episodes that no longer exist but the ABC still have the actual clips of these performances - similar to Teenage Radio Stars that was shown a few weeks back.
The clips are Magazine Madonna and Rock Me Gently and are both available on the Countdown Wonder Years 2 DVD.
YES !!! That stand-alone Countdown clip of Magazine Madonna is absolutely beautiful, lots of nice shots of Harvey too (unlike the Howzat performance they showed this morning in which you saw him for about 3 seconds). I recorded them this morning from the Foxtel feed and to my horror Magazine Madonna froze for about 10 seconds...thank the universe it's on the Wonder Years dvd. Did it freeze on the free-to-air feed as well ?
Mine freezed on free to air but I don't think it did on the Foxtel IQ
There's the other version of Sherbet's Magazine Madonna which it was an official promotional film and the same version was featured on Sherbet Super Hits DVD.
It does have the words Count Down in large letters behind them so it was definitely shot in the Countdown studio you would think, particularly as it looks like the set they were using at the time.
If you look at the following Countdown music video compile that the ABC have it is mentioned on there although it doesn't mention whether they are live or promo clips. There is also another clip from Countdown called Lady Of The Night (again it doesn't specifically state live or promo), who knows what else is still on storage compiles there:
ID: 347869 - MUSIC STORAGE TAPE, ST0002A & ST0002B - SEGMENT
recording date: 14-Feb-1976
summary: COMPILE OF MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS COLLECTED FOR ABC PROGRAM, COUNTDOWN
shotlist: STORAGE TAPE 2A:;00.07, FF#1, BE BOP DELUXE - "SHIPS IN THE NIGHT"(DUR 3:34);03.43 FF#2, WALKER BROS - "THE SUN AIN'T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE"(DUR 3:00);06.48 FF#3, SHERBET - "LADY OF THE NIGHT"(DUR 4:02);10.54 FF#4, LINDA RONSTADT - "TRACKS OF MY TEARS"(DUR3:03);14.02 FF#4, JOHN SEBASTIAN - "WELCOME BACK"(DUR 2:48);18.02 FF#4, LINDA RONSTADT - "HEATWAVE"(DUR 2:36);20.42 SUPERTRAMP - "LADY"(DUR 3:38);25.32 FF#3, MAXINE NIGHTINGALE - "GET RIGHT BACK"(DUR 3:38);28.42 FF#3, GALLAGHER & LYLE - "I WANNA STAY WITH YOU"(DUR 3:18);32.02 FF#5, JOHN PAUL YOUNG - "I HATE THE MUSIC"(DUR 3:45);35.54 FF#1, EAGLES - "DIVELLIN' DALTONS"(DUR 5:54);41.51 FF#3, DARYL BRAITHWAITE - "TIME"(DUR 2:44);44.37 FF#2, DAVID ESSEX - "CITY LIGHTS"(DUR 6:26);51.23 FF#3, AC/DC - "JAIL BREAK"(DUR 4:25);55.49 FF#5, TED MULRY GANG (AKA TMG) - "CRAZY"(DUR 3:25);59.18 FF#5, TED MULRY GANG - "DARKTOWN STRUTTERS BALL";1.02.46 BREAKER - (MAP OF AUSTRALIA, NO VO)(DUR 0:17);1.03.07 FF#6, BILLY OCEAN - "LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU"(DUR 2:25);1.06.05 FF#7, LITTLE RIVER BAND (AKA LRB) - "EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE"(DUR 3:42);1.09.51 FF#1, BELLAMY BROS - "LET YOUR LOVE FLOW"(DUR 3:05);1.12.57 FF#8, BAY CITY ROLLERS - "LOVE ME LIKE I LOVE YOU"(DUR 3:07);1.16.05 FF#9, ERIC CARMEN - "ALL BY MYSELF"9DUR 4:29);1.22,00 FF#3, SHERBET - "DANCER"(DUR 3:23);1.25.25 FF#3, SHERBET - "HOWZAT" LIVE PERFORMANCE (DUR 3:42);1.29.19 FF#3, MAXINE NIGHTINGALE - "GOTTA BE THE ONE"(DUR 2:54); ;STORAGE TAPE 2B:;1.32.11 FF#7 SUPERNAUT - "I LIKE IT BOTH WAYS"(DUR 3:35);1.36.35 FF#10, ABBA - "MONEY, MONEY, MONEY"(DUR 3:06);1.39.46 FF#5, TED MULRY GANG (AKA TMG) - "JAMAICA RUM"(DUR 2:36);1.42.25 FF#11, JON ENGLISH - "HOLLYWOOD 7"(DUR 3:55);1.46.22 FF#1, FOX (AKA NOOSHA FOX) - "SSSSINGLE BED"(DUR 3:53);1.50.18 FF#1, SAILOR - "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS"(DUR 2:57);1.53.18 FF#7, CLIFF RICHARD - "DEVIL WOMEN"(DUR 3:38);1.57.00 FF#12, BRIAN FERRY - "LET'S STICK TOGETHER"(DUR 2:59);2.00.00 FF#10, ABBA - "DANCING QUEEN"(DUR 3:45);2.03.48 FF#7, TAVARES - "HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL"(DUR 3:23);2.07.11, FF#10, STARLAND VOCAL BAND - "AFTERNOON DELIGHT"(DUR 3:02);2.10.15 FF#13, THE MANHATTANS - "KISS AND SAY GOODBYE"(DUR 4:25)
Hi again Gurubob - are you able to drop me an E-Mail when you get a chance. I lost all my old E-Mails in December when my computer failed me so all my address book went into the blue yonder as well - thanks mate -Regards Brett
Here's another ABC storage tape, no idea if it means anything to anyone:
ID: 377031 - COUNTDOWN - SEGMENT - MUSIC VIDEO STORAGE TAPE,ST0005A
recording date: 01-Jan-1977
summary: MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS AND COUNTDOWN STUDIO PERFORMANCES COLLECTED FOR ABC MUSIC PROGRAMS
personalities: AL STEWART, SINGER, UK;DRAGON, POP GROUP;SCANDAL, POP GROUP;STUART KERRISON, SCANDAL;JOHN GORTON, FORMER PRIME MINISTER;ALBIE DONNELLY, SUPERCHARGE, UK;MARK HOLDEN, SINGER;THE ANGELS, ROCK GROUP;PAUL O'GORMAN, SINGER;MOONLIGHT, POP GROUP;TASTE, POP GROUP;SHERBET, POP GROUP;MARCIA HINES, SINGER;TRACEY ANN LEE, SINGER;LITTLE RIVER BAND, POP GROUP;SHIRLEY STRACHAN, SINGER;RENEE GEYER, SINGER;SUPERNAUT, POP GROUP;LES GOCK, SINGER;JOHN ST PETERS, SINGER;PETER ALLEN, SINGER;ROCKWELL T JAMES, SINGER;DARYL BRAITHWAITE, SINGER;THE STUDS, POP GROUP;10CC, POP GROUP, UK;MOTHER GOOSE, POP GROUP, NZ;JOHN PAUL YOUNG, SINGER;IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, COUNTDOWN HOST
shotlist: ALL FF#1;0.10 VS AL STEWART 'YEAR OF THE CAT' FILM CLIP;5.23 VS DRAGON 'GET THAT JIVE' FILM CLIP;8.19 VS SCANDAL 'BEST DEAL IN TOWN' FILM CLIP;12.26 VS JOHN GORTON COUNTDOWN INTRO;15.00 VS MARK HOLDEN 'REACH OUT FOR THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC DONNELLY AND MELDRUM LINK;16.08 VS THE ANGELS 'YOU'RE A LADY NOW' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;19.39 VS PAUL O'GORMAN 'RIDE, RIDE AMERICA' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;24.43 VS DRAGON 'SUNSHINE' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;28.53 VS MOONLIGHT 'THE LIGHT' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC DONNELLY AND MELDRUM LINK;32.34 VS TASTE 'REBECCA' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;37.14 VS SHERBET 'MIDSUMMER MADNESS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, SHERBET LINK;41.02 VS MARCIA HINES 'WHAT I DID FOR LOVE' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, SHERBET LINK;44.35 VS TRACEY ANN LEE 'BORN TO BE LOVED' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, SHERBET LINK;47.37 VS LITTLE RIVER BAND (AKA LRB) 'WITCHERY' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;50.25 VS SHIRLEY STRACHAN 'TRACKS OF MY TEARS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;53.27 VS RENEE GEYER 'TENDER HOOKS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;56.26 VS SUPERNAUT 'KIDS OUT TONIGHT' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC KERRISON LINK;59.50 VS LES GOCK 'EVERYWHERE I GO' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC GOCK PLAYING WHITE COUNTDOWN PIANO;1.03.00 VS JOHN ST PETERS 'SHINY SIDE UP' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;1.07.13 VS JOHN PAUL YOUNG 'WHERE THE ACTION IS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC ALLEN AND MELDRUM LINK;1.11.40 VS ROCKWELL T JAMES 'LADY BLUE', INC ALLEN AND MELDRUM LINK;1.15.52 VS DARYL BRAITHWAITE 'AFTERGLOW OF YOUR LOVE' FILM CLIP;1.19.44 VS THE STUDS 'FUNKY FEET' STUDIO PERFORMANCE;1.23.18 VS PETER ALLEN 'THE MORE I SEE YOU' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC ALLEN PLAYING WHITE COUNTDOWN PIANO;1.27.00 VS MOTHER GOOSE 'BAKED BEANS' STUDIO PERFORMANCE, INC 10CC AND MELDRUM LINK
Looks interesting there. Some of the performances appear on a few DVDs of course, but the rest could either be asked for Retro season or another Wildcard special.
I wonder what the criteria was for which performances were saved and which were junked? Obviously out of the 140 or so episodes that got wiped there would have been hundreds of performances on them of which these storage tapes are only covering a fraction.
So I assume there were only the 2 storage tapes made?
They're the only 2 major tapes I saw for the 70's, unless I need to use other search words. There's other tapes such as the complete unedited interview with Prince Charles but most of the tapes are 80's material or even Countdown Revolution.
They have obviously lost a few tapes if tapes 2 and 5 are the only ones left or maybe they aren't catalogued yet, who knows. The next is:
ID: 377146 - SEGMENT - COUNTDOWN LIVE SEGMENTS,ST0011A
recording date: 19-Mar-1980
summary: COUNTDOWN LIVE STUDIO SEGMENTS & SONGS
personalities: FOREIGNER;TED MULRY GANG;THE FERRETTS;KAMAHL;JO JO ZEP;DAME EDNA EVERAGE;JOHN COUGAR, JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP, JOHN MELLENCAMP;THE ANGELS;STUDS;JOHN PAUL YOUNG;PEACHES;SHERBET;KEITH LAMB;ROSE TATTOO;JOHN ST PETERS;DARRYL COTTON;DRAGON;CONTRABAND;MONDO ROCK
shotlist: 00.00 FOREIGNER - COLD AS ICE;3.21 TED MULRY GANG (TMG) - LAZY EYES;6.36 THE FERRETTS - ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME;9.40 KAMAHL - WHAT WE DID WITHOUT MY MUSIC;12.58 JO JO ZEP-AINT GOT NO MONEY;16.12 DAME EDNA - HUMDRUM IV;20.01 EDNA - EVERY MOTHER WANTS A BOY LIKE ELTON;24.43 FOREIGNER - I'M A LONG WAY FROM HOME;28.26 JOHN COUGAR/JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP - I NEED A LOVER;31.34 ANGELS - TAKE A LONG LINE;34.35 STUDS - DR BOP;36.57 JOHN PAUL YOUNG - LOVE IS IN THE AIR;40.24 PEACHES - SUBSTITUTE;43.28 SHERBET - ANOTHER NIGHT ON THE ROAD;47.10 KEITH LAMB - THE CITY;50.38 TED MULRY GANG HEART OF STONE;54.21 ROSE TATTOO - ROCK & ROLL OUTLAW;58.01 JOHN ST PETERS - DEEP INSIDE OF ME;60.54 MATCHBOX - SLEEP;64.56 DARRYL COTTON - DON'T LET IT GET TO YOU;68.53 DRAGON - ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH;73.08 CONTRABAND - THATS YOUR WAT;76.26 KEITH LAMB - THE CITY;79.51 MONDO ROCK - FUGITIVE KIND;83.35 DARRYL COTTON - DON'T LET IT GET TO YOU;88.06 JOHNNY O'KEEFE - ORBIT;89.07 JOHN ST PETERS - DEEP INSIDE OF ME
Where are these storage tapes coming from?????
Are these 70s episodes which are actually still existing after the taping over?
They were just individual clips and performances that were put onto general storage tapes, like the Teenage Radio Stars clip that came from an episode of Countdown that has been deleted but the clip was saved via a storage tape.
Luke, I can vouch for it, I just checked my emails and Brett is definitely excited.
I know of this Plastic Bertrand performance on Countdown because it's on Troy's site and he put a link here...
Just BRILLIANT! I can't believe the ABC taped over that episode! It's just unbelievable how low that is!
Interesting info about the segment tapes. I'm just so grateful most of the 80's episodes survived. I would have been seriously devastated had all of them been lost and I do feel very sorry for 70's fans who want to see the lost eps come back again.
Speaking of which I'd love to know what happened to the 2 September 1984 Jackson Victory dance comp. show. Parts of it was on Youtube about 2 years ago and them I assume the ABC asked for a copy and had it taken off - haven't heard anything since about it.
Would love to see it if its in good condition - I think that's one of 3 or 4 1980's episodes 'missing'. Where the original tape for that episode is I have no idea - strange considering all the other 84 eps are intact - fingers crossed it is shown one day.
What is a storage tape?