Hmmmm, this is now on the rage website under 'COMING UP'.
I wonder if NYE will just be retro music video's as Party Mix doesn't sound like it will include Countdown, Rock Arena e.t.c till the week after...
I just spotted that as well.
As you say, I hope it is ABC TV music shows and not just a mixture of common clips.
Well, at the very least, Rage have listened to our hopes for 5 weeks of Retro and another week of Retro is better than any guest programmer.
So the first proper retro night this year is jan 7th
Here's the program guide from yourtv.com.au :
rage Goes Retro! - New Year's Eve Party Mix
11.35pm - 4am
Party into the New Year with rage playing all the best retro party classics, all night long. From MC Hammer to Blondie, Kylie Minogue to Bon Jovi, your New Year's Eve playlist is sorted.
It will no doubt go until 6:30; yourtv just has the first Rage slot until 4am on Saturday nights.
I hope they play some rarely seen/not aired for a LONG time clips, instead of the common as muck 'party' classics like 'Groove Is In the Heart' etc.
No doubt the MC Hammer track aired will be 'U Can't Touch This'.
Not forgetting Soft Cell with Tainted Love, Sylvester with Mighty Real, Village People with YMCA, etc, etc, etc, !!
Hope some rare clips are played as well but somehow I doubt it - I wait to be surprised though!
It will be s h i t. Not worth a look in. Just party favourites to please the masses and those that wouldn't really give rage the time of day any other time. I'm sure people will find it hard to party to tunes they don't know too well.
and Sister Sledge with We Are Family. Could be an entry into a Mardi Gras special but it will probably get yet another spin too - that plus I Go to Rio by Peter Allen.
So true regarding the playlist. The whole thing will no doubt be a complete waste of time and I will make a special effort not to tune in whatsoever. I will not even bother to check the final playlist on the website - it will be identical to that which is predicted here anyway. The same old clips that are played thousands of times on Rage will be pulled out yet again. Thank god the true Retro season starts one week later - only 4 Januarys this year so hope it will be worth the wait - only 12 days to go now!!
Hmmmm...rage preview for Saturday night doesn't give much away, but there's no Countdown :( Glimmer of hope in that it says '80s "classics & rarities"...but it also says "lots of '90s dance and R&B"...pass me a bucket !
It’s time to ring in the New Year with rage, as we count down to midnight with a special retro party mix! For the entire month of January, rage is going retro, cracking open the vaults and dusting off all the vintage goodness we can muster. And the best part is we’re kicking things off this New Year’s Eve!
With a mix of tunes that will have you dancing the night away, make sure you have champagne on ice and party poppers at the ready, as we bring the best NYE party to YOUR living room!
It’s a night chock full of all the 80s classics and rarities you could want, as well as lots of 90s dance and R&B. With clips from acts like Big Audio Dynamite, Madness, 10cc, Janet Jackson, Big Pig, Stone Roses and loads more! This is one NYE bash you can’t miss!
I do agree with you 100% Jason...this decision doesn't make any sense to me either...I don't understand why there was EVER any question at all that this Sunday's rage would be a part of retro month 2012. And you're absolutely right....the NYE party mix up until about 3am then at least a couple of Countdowns would have been completely logical and appropriate
Also with Molly's recent accident it's very RUDE to not play 1 or 2 Countdown's from 3 am onwards :-( rage are So stubborn!!!
Ok everyone the playlist for the 'Party Mix' this Saturday on Rage has been put up. All I can say to this one is...zzzzzzzzzzzz...
I hope the rest of January is better than that. I guess it is party music though. What exactly are the "rarities" that they mention?
This is the reason why I hope they only play back to back ABC music shows for when Retro month kicks off properly next week as their choice of individual clips doesn't inspire Retro in me, it just looks like a standard playlist.
Never mind, I will remain positive about the next 4 weeks and hope this is just an aberration.
Maybe REM predict Retro month for us with the last clip to be played on Saturday morning being It's The End Of The World As We Know It.
The playlist itself isn't too bad, but nothing to get too excited over either. I suppose if you were a casual Rage viewer who just happened to turn the TV on New Year's Eve, it wouldn't be too bad. Obviously the Countdown die-hards will be disappointed. There are many repeats of clips that have aired on Rage over the last couple of years.
But... I don't really get overly excited about anything on Rage since the bloomin' watermark appeared. Sure, there have been some great 'rare' clips they've aired since its inception, but the watermark always ruins the experience slightly.
The playlist is an enormous disappointment and looks like it was thrown together with little thought. Barely any Aussie stuff and I can't see a single "rarity" there. They know what is considered rare...the whole subject of what's rare and what isn't is discussed at length and in great detail over at the rage forums. I won't be watching rage at all on Saturday...what a let down I'm really deflated after looking at that playlist. I hope it isn't a harbinger of what to expect for the rest of retro month 2012
Yes, absolutely, unimaginatively disappointing.
Good to see those 2 S'Express clips in there but that's about it.
^ The S-Express clips are good, but both have aired on Rage in the last 7 or so years. I'm guessing they don't have 'Superfly Guy' or 'Hey Music Lover' anymore (GRRRRRR @ the previous Rage library culls, yet again). I've got both, but it would have been nice to get a digital copy from rage (well, pre the watermark).
Yeah, would have liked to see either of those as well but no doubt they're gone forever, like so many other gems...
It's My Party was one out of the box.Haven't seen that one in a long time
I wonder if the Petula Clark 'Downtown' clip will be the original or the 1988 remix? I'm hoping it's the latter
Lee, I've got 'Downtown '88' from both mixmash and Video Pool. However, the mixmash version is f'ed up for some reason (jumps and misses part of the verse).
They played 'Downtown '88' (even though it wasn't a hit here until well into '89) on VH1 a couple of years ago, which I got on disc. Out of curiosity, what version did they play on rage last night?
Good to see a couple of them were rarities, at least as far as Rage showing them goes.
Gaskin/Stewart may be the first screening on Rage although they were on an episode of Countdown shown back in 1999. I don't recall having seen it on Rage as a stand alone clip. Patrick did suggest it for Mardi Gras about a year ago, maybe that helped them to find it.
They had shown the same Petula Clark clip when Sally Seltmann guestprogrammed in August 2010 but it may only be the second ever airing.
It wasn't a bad nights programming if it were shown in the Feb-Dec period but I was hoping for something genuine retro in it like an episode of Countdown, especially considering recent events.
Will keep hopes up that when the real thing starts next week we won't be disappointed.
The It's My Party clip is great - a classic of that era.
Fingers crossed January will be a good one for Countdowns and other gems being shown - only 4 weeks this year so hope Rage make the most of it.
I'm now hoping Countdown starts around 12.30am or later on Saturday nights. I'm working til 12am on Saturdays. I know I can record it if it starts earlier, but I like to watch it live.
It's My Party was INDEED the first airing ever on rage as an actual promo clip on rage!
I missed it as I was in SYdney for Culture Club & Pet Shop Boys. When it came on I was so UPSET!!! Please, can anyone dvd me a copy on dvd???
Only time it has been shown on rage was on a 1981 Countdown episode repeated on rage in the late 90s...