This topic might have been done before... but I'm interested to see when everyone started keeping stuff from Rage, and have you still got your first/early recordings? Inspired from Jason's post about recording so much from Saturday night Rage in 1987-8.
The first clip I recorded from Rage to keep, from the top 50, was Enya's 'Orinoco Flow' . I then later recorded and kept the top 5 clips of that week. Referring to an online ARIA chart archive, this was on the 4th February 1989.
I've still got this tape, and converted it to DVD some time ago.
I was first conscious of watching Rage, the top 50, when Kylie's 'I Should Be So Lucky' was #1, around March 1988. But for some reason, I'd never thought of recording videos from it until nearly a year later.
I didn't transfer all my early recordings from rage as I have since got them in better condition, I am now spewing a bit that I got rid of some of the videos as I had Sinitta's 'Toy Boy' from the rage OZ TOP 50 in very Early 1988 and didn't keep it to put onto DVD.
The first video's I recorded from rage in 1987 were Berlin's 'Sex I'm A ....' and Sylvester's 'Rock The Box'
I still do have some of my rage stuff from 1988 which I have put to DVD :-) And some 1987... I also recorded I Should Be So Lucky from the rage OZ TOP 50 and it was on the same tape as Toy Boy! Ha, ha, ha
First clip i recorded from Rage was Fashion by David Bowie in 1987, back in the day when they had large, sometimes coloured font.
Rage had coloured font on a few occasions for the top 50 in 1989. I know they had it the week that New Kids On the Block's 'You Got It (The Right Stuff)' debuted in the top 50
I've gained a few clips recorded from Rage in 1987 though trades, where they just listed the artist and not the title of the song (Samantha Fox's 'Hold On Tight', Kim Wilde's 'Say You Really Want Me' 12" version, and Mel & Kim's 'Showing Out'). I've also got hold of an airing of Bananarama's 'I Want You Back' (version 2) from 1988 where it just lists the artist.
Can't remember the first clip I recorded, no doubt I taped over that at some stage.
I used to flick between Rage and Night Shift on Channel 10 in the late 80's but didn't often record them. Due to having busy weekends I didn't stay up all night to watch it either as I was usually in bed by 2am. With 20/20 hindsight I should have been recording them all but only have three 3 hour tapes left from the period - one episode of Rage from May 1988 and 2 episodes of Night Shift from 1988 and 1989 respectively.
I have uploaded some rarer clips from those episodes:
Night Shift 1989
I used to like their predecessor, and the pioneering Australian all night video show, John Torv's Music Video on Channel 10 which started in late 1984 (I still have about 1 hour of an episode from Oct 1984 which included a Duran Duran competition and some rare clips from Flotsam Jetsam and Samurai Trash) - it was later hosted by Basia Bonkowski before being axed in early 1987 when it was replaced by Video Hits and Night Shift.
A guy from Italy sent me many clips a while back from the early days of Rage (and latter day Rock Arena). He recorded them when he lived here for a while in the late 80's and loved the Australian independent music scene of bands such as Harem Scarem, Spikes, July 14th, Trilobites, Marigolds, James Baker Experience, Happy Hate Me Nots, The Tripps, Spliffs, Mad Turks From Istanbul, Riptides, Wet Taxis, Exploding White Mice, Huxton Creepers, Screaming Tribesmen and Lime Spiders, which you would only ever really see on Rage as other shows avoided this genre.
I have this Top 50 sheet from 4 Jan '88 in my collection. I think the first thing I recorded from rage was the full Top 50 from about August 1989, although I'm pretty sure I got a few clips from the Top 50's in 1988. I kept the August 1989 Top 50 for about a year and then thought it was pretty daggy as it was well into 1990 (and as we know 1990 was the time for the Guru) and I was now in College, so I recorded over it. In 1988, I used to wake up when the Top 50 started and tune the stereo into the ABC channel and have the audio tape ready. I recorded so many songs from the rage Top 50 on audio cassette and still have them. I also used to do it for friends and sell them or trade them for something else. Ahh the days!....
This was the tracklist for my first music video VHS that I recorded from TV, after transferring it to 2 DVD-R's. Most of the clips are from Rage, though there are a handful from Video Hits, The Factory, and Saturday Morning Live . A few clips are repeated, as I got better/more complete copies of them later on (in the early days, I hadn't quite mastered getting the full intro of a clip):
Video 1 – disc 1: 1989
1.1 Orinoco Flow – Enya
1.2 Rock N’ Roll Music – Mental As Anything
1.3 I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
1.4 Especially For You – Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
1.5 Teardrops – Womack & Womack
1.6 Kokomo – Beach Boys
1.7 Orinoco Flow – Enya
1.8 Stand Up For Your Love Rights – Yazz
1.9 Cat Among the Pigeons – Bros
1.10 Angel of Harlem – U2
1.11 Put A Little Love In Your Heart – Annie Lennox & Al Green
1.12 Dumb Things – Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls
1.13 Orinoco Flow – Enya
1.14 Cat Among the Pigeons – Bros
1.15 Silent Night – Bros
1.16 Nathan Jones – Bananarama
1.17 It’s No Secret – Kylie Minogue
1.18 Like the Way I Do – Melissa Etheridge
1.19 Early In the Morning – Robert Palmer
1.20 Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
1.21 Real Gone Kid – Deacon Blue
1.22 Two Hearts – Phil Collins
1.23 She Makes My Day – Robert Palmer
1.24 Too Many Broken Hearts – Jason Donovan
1.25 What I Am – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
1.26 Music Goes Round My Head – The Saints
1.27 Tell That Girl To Shut Up – Transvision Vamp
1.28 Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
1.29 I’m On My Way – The Proclaimers
1.30 You’ll Never Know – 1927
1.31 Kiss – Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones
1.32 You Got It – Roy Orbison
Video 1 – disc 2: 1989
1.1 Fine Time – New Order
1.2 Celebrate the World – Womack & Womack
1.3 We’ll Be Right Back – Steinski & Massmedia
1.4 Too Many Broken Hearts – Jason Donovan
1.5 What I Am – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
1.6 End of the Line – Travelling Wilburys
1.7 Your Mama Don’t Dance – Poison
1.8 Sister Moon – Transvision Vamp
1.9 Nathan Jones – Bananarama
1.10 Eternal Flame – Bangles
1.11 Your Mama Don’t Dance – Poison
1.12 I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
1.13 Living Years – Mike & The Mechanics
1.14 I’m On My Way – The Proclaimers
1.15 Twist In My Sobriety – Tanita Tikaram
1.16 Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
1.17 Wild Thing – Sam Kinison
1.18 Now You’re In Heaven – Julian Lennon
1.19 Love Train – Holly Johnson
1.20 Compulsory Hero – 1927
1.21 I Only Wanna Be With You – Samantha Fox
1.22 Straight Up – Paula Abdul
1.23 Wild Thing – Tone Loc
1.24 Soul Revival – Johnny Diesel & the Injectors
1.25 Chained To the Wheel – The Black Sorrows
1.26 One Summer – Daryl Braithwaite
1.27 Change His Ways – Robert Palmer
1.28 Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
1.29 Cry In Shame – Johnny Diesel & the Injectors
1.30 Eternal Flame – Bangles
1.31 Americanos – Holly Johnson
I recorded Holly Johnson's 'Americano's' as well in 1989 from Saturday Morning Live and on the same tape I had Reynolds Girls 'I'd Rather Jack and Kylie's Hand On Your Heart all from SAT MORN LIVE
I've been trying to get hold of the 'Bat Attack '89' video for years. Couldn't find it on YouTube either. I managed to get the single a few years ago. Was the artist Australian or ? I remember the video and thought it was pretty cool with excerpts from the 60's TV series.
Nathan, you know you might get people asking you this if you put up your list, but I would very much like to get hold of about 10 songs from your 2 discs!
I remember 'I'd Rather Jack' a statement to radio to stop playing old songs and play new stuff. 'No golden oldies, rolling stones, we don't want them back. I'd Rather Jack, than Fleetwood Mac'. I also remember Molly reviewing this song on Hey Hey and being in favour of this song and supporting it, well the theme behind it.
I don't know how to do any of that tricky techo stuff!
is it pretty straight forward? I could post the single to you (in good faith) and you do it your end and post it back? In the meantime, are you (or Nathan) able to put the clip up on YouTube?
Is 4 Jan 1988 chart from AMR or ARIA?
I can't remember the first clips I recorded from Rage. However, the first video clip I've recorded was from Sounds (Donnie Sutherland) in 1982 with Rod Stewart's 'Young Turks'. Unfortunately I've wiped all these off as 3 hour VHS video tapes during the period were quite expensive.
I recorded clips from John Torv's Music Video (Ch 10) between 1983-1987 before Rage and Video Hits started and still obtained all of these tapes in my archives. These tapes haven't seen the light of day since the 80's. I'm just as bad as the ABC. lol!
Basically the same week my dad bought a VCR!! I had already started switching from cartoons to Rage and I am pretty sure the first clip I recorded, with the intention of keeping was Tears For Fears 'Sowing the Seeds of Love'. It was wiped soon after though... As were the Top 5 videos I used to record with the intention of keeping, but we only had a few tapes in the house :-)
First tape I bought myself and stored in my room, which didn't get wiped began with 1927's 'Tell Me A Story'. I consider that to be my first real rage video. Never stopped after that except for one year (1995) during which time I didn't have a TV.
I had no idea there was even a video for ''Bat Attack 89''. Would there be a video for ''Stuck on Earth'' or ''Old time rock and roll''? Rage have never played these, even when they charted.
Rage played Old Time Rock 'n' Roll (by Bob Seger) at least once as I have 3 hours of an episode from May 21 1988 and it appeared on that night. It also appears on Australian video releases by Night Life Music Video (early 90's release) and Showbiz video. I'm probably thinking of the wrong song though.
I have a recording of Old Time Rock N Roll from Rage from back in 1987. It only has the artist title and they spelt it wrong (Bob Seeger).
I'm pretty sure there's no video for Alf's "Stuck on Earth"... well, not that I'm aware of anyway. I wasn't quite watching the full top 50 routinely when it charted in Oz, so I don't know for certain... but there was nothing on youtube when I searched a few weeks back.
I'm about 99% sure there is no video for it. I watched the rage Top 50 every Saturday morning from Feb 1988 and I didn't ever see rage play it. They always showed the song title and artist over the rage music before they played the next video.
The only tape I have anymore is when Rage did a Beatles (plus solo careers) special after George Harrison died. Does anyone else remember that?
Because of my space interest, during the 1980s I recorded much about NASA and the Space shuttle. This lead to a taping of a Four Corners special on the Space shuttle in late July 1987 - which was 20 minutes use of a TDK 120 minute video tape. The next Sunday that came, I think Sunday 2nd Aug 1987, I tape the top 15 section of Video Hits (with ads and all), I still have it, but it was done on a mono VCR. It was when Video hits showed the entire video clips, without cutting their graphics, or competitions into the intros or outros.
From memory, some of the video clips were:
Heart - Alone
Angry Anderson - Suddenly
Kylie Minogue - Locomotion
Breakfast Club - Right on track
Mel and Kim - Respectible
Swingout Sister - Breakout
Starship - Nothing's gonna stop us now
Paul Carrack - When you walk in the room....
Ummm can't remember anymore, I'll have to dig the tape out, but that was my first tape of videos I ever kept.
Dug out this old chart in hoping of rekendling the memory....
I went through the songs, but the order doesn't seem quite right; they mixed in new releases as well, as I clearly remember Bananarama's "I heard a rumour" being played, yet it's not in the above chart.
Thanks Mark for posting that scan of the ARIA chart! I have an incomplete collection of these from the 80's. Though I've got all of the charts typed out in an Excel document, I'm interested in the printed versions of these ARIA charts from June 1988 to December 1989 inclusive. This period covers the time from when ARIA compiled their own chart (rather than using the Australian Music Report chart), when positions 51-100 were not available through an ARIA subscription. The 'breakers' listed on these charts list 5 singles outside of the top 50 which have yet to enter the top 50, in rank of their chart position. Do you have printed ARIA charts from this period? I'd love to obtain scans of charts covering this period if you do.
I've pretty much got all the printed ARIA Top 50 charts from this period, but nothing from 100-51. I did subscribe to the Aria Charts at the beginning of 1998 for a 12 month subscription. Cost me $220, but that was when I had too much money and was still living at home. It was great to get the ARIA book posted weekly. I'm pretty sure it had the Top 100? (haven't looked at them since 1998). I have been collecting Aria Charts since May 1987 and stopped in late 2010. A few year ago, any gaps in my weekly Top 50 sheets, I got onto the australian-charts.com website and printed them out (as they are taken from the ARIA charts). I have about 10 folders chocked full of Top 50 sheets each one in plastic sleeves. I saved heaps doing the printing at work at lunchtime and quiet periods and taking all the sleeves from the stores cupboard. (LOL). Close to 25 years was enough and my interest in the charts was waning.
A year or so back, I emailed Aria and told them that their 'this week in aria chart history' feature (when they showed the Top 10 singles and albums of a week/year) does not match the Top 10 on Countdown (viewed on this site). They emailed me back and sent me the scan of the Aria Top 50 chart from that week in June 1985). Long story, but it did match, but a difference of a week or so. BTW emailed them about a year ago and asked what happened to this feature on the Aria chart and they said it has been taken off and don't know when/if it will come back. It was around the time they updated their website to what it looks like now.
I'm sure you all know about the australian-charts.com website, which I have put up a few times here before. It lists the weekly Top 50 singles & album charts from late June '88 to present. It's also great to look at the images of the covers of the singles next to each entry.
I've got an excel document with the ARIA top 50 singles for each week (typed out though, not a scan of the printed chart) from when it started in May 1983 until 1988 if anyone wants it (and then another document with the top 50 from 1989, and the top 100 from 1990 onwards).
I cant answer for keeping stuff from RAGE
But I started keeping stuff (on VHS tapes) from Countdown as early as late in 1982..which (remarkably to me) I still have,,,,
Amazing! What episodes? and are they the full episode/s?
I apologize if this is the wrong place on the site for this. I'd be real interested in trading for a DVD-R copy of ohnoitisnathan's two 1989 rage and other shows set. Also, where is a good site to contact about trading for old 1980's to now rage episodes and the older Countdown episodes? The only rage episodes I have are from the 2000's I believe, with a Beatles episode and a Kate Bush episode. I do have a lot of UK Top of the Pops episodes, as well as lots of Bruce Springsteen and Beatles related footage from the past several decades. I am in the U.S. but have multi region DVD players. Send me an e-mail if you can be of help. Thanks!
Hi Marshall, replied by email.