It is great that you are all interested in some Countdown Revolution, thank you Kyron for starting a discussion on this. I know, as you say Jason, it certainly ain't no Countdown, but it's still history and full of great memories. I only have the three episodes shown by Rage in 2008. I would dearly love to get some more full shows of this shown on Retro-January, and like most people, no Recovery, etc. If anyone happens to have full episodes of Revolution, I would be happy to pay well for copies.
I am, not totally bagging Countdown Revolution as I went to recordings of the show quite a lot in 1989 and had some really fun times there.
I even went to the taping of the show when Duran Duran were there in 1990 and it was FANTASTIC!
As I said, if they play 3 or 4 and they are the GOOD episodes then great. But there are some rage have played in the past that aren't of the best episodes that were filmed!
Like all things in life Jason, the emphasis should be on balance. I can't see the reason for the black hole that exists around the period 1987-93ish. It's not an accident, though what has motivated it eludes me.
How great that you were in the audience. Have you ever spotted yourself on film during a repeat?
Long live the revolution!!!
I assume Martika was there to perform her new single 'Toy Soldiers'? I guess back then she was just some random chick promoting a song? Did Duran Duran & Big Pig perform? If they did, did DD perform 'Violence of Summer' and Big Big do 'Justifier'?
Jason said earlier in the thread that the DD & Big Pig episode was from 1990, so I assumed it was an episode from October 1990, as DD and Big Pig both had singles released around the same time then. 'I Don't Want Your Love' was late '88.
Not sure where you got the Top 40 chart from Feb 1990 , but it's all wrong. Here's a website that has the australian singles and albums charts from June '88 to present. I have pasted a link below, that takes you straight to the chart 18 Feb 1990. Cheers.
I think your right with CR starting around June/July '89. I remember songs like 'The Look', 'The Right Stuff', 'Express Yourself' etc. being in the first Top 10 when they played it during the show.
So late '89 for the Batdance Comp? Sounds a bit late, considering the movie came out in mid '89. Surely, I must have watched it back then or maybe it was shown on a Friday night?
Is this Top 40 chart from AMR or ARIA? What date of February 1990 is it?
I got the impression that the Batdance special was shown late '89 going by the songs that were perfomed and I'm just saying if it was shown in late '89 isn't that a bit late considering the Batman movie came out in mid '89?
Hey, how was Janet Jackson? (I read your post on the rage messageboard). I liked your comment about them playing one of her songs and daring them to play it if they're NASTY!
He, He, He... Yeah, it was a good show :-)
Well done Jason for getting this episode on after asking for so many years. I will keep a look out for your appearance.
I will keep a look out too. Jason, can you remember what you were wearing/how you looked back then?
So Collette was on the Batdance competition episode too?
If that's the Nov 26th one, it seems a bit odd she'd be performing (presumably 'That's What I Like About You') then, because it had fallen out of the top 50 a week earlier. It would make more sense if she was performing on the Nov 17th episode... but then rage are airing Prince's 'Partyman' after the Nov 26th episode, which would suggest that the 26th was the 'Batdance' episode after all?
It still doesn't make sense why they would hold a Batdance competition 5 or so months after the movies release!
The first show last night, I already taped for performances back in 1989 when it was shown.
I never taped the whole show, as bands like Indecent Obsession were on also.
Still have it on VHS tape in my collection.
Although i suppose deemed retro, being that it is 25 years ago.
Revolution is not retro for me, i prefer the days when I was still in school
I suppose that will happen with us older Countdown lovers.
I am loving these CD Revolutions!!! Rage dated the first one on Sat night with the wrong year. It was obvkously Nov 89, not 90.Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi were the highlight & Indecent Obsession the low light! Icehouse were awesome too and the audio actually sounded live. Cool to see Tanya Lacy at the end too.
Actually, Indecent Obsession and Icehouse were the HIGHLIGHT and Bon Jovi the LOW LIGHT
Ha! We all have different tastes in music ☺ Indecent were just a bit to girlie for me.