rage continues with their OZ music months special tomorrow morning and OMFG! They are playing
FRUIT PASTILLES I Don't Ever Want To See You Again
SARDINE V Sudan
I am DESPERATE to know if they are the actual video clips. It doesn't say (Countdown Performance) near it so I am UBER excited as I have both Countdown Performances. This is just TOOOO much for me. I am going to fricking DIE DIE DIE of excitement!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
Would be great if they are the actual clips.
It might be for Sardine V but probably unlikely for Fruit Pastilles as they were just a novelty band that won a contest. However as the single charted they may have had to make a clip for Sounds etc.
I was thinking that Sardine V may be a video and Fruit Pastiles not seeing it was for the Undiscovered Bands competition album. But who KNOWS!
A video would be WILD!!!
The song is WILD! I'm sure anyone watching it this morning (and possibly with a hangover) and haven't seen/heard it beofore, will be going WTF? and the performance comes and goes in a flash. I like the guy in the background dancing like a nut! He goes off!
The guy in the background KILLLLLLLLLS me!
BTW - What month/year was 'Sudan' released and taken from which Countdown episode? I'm guessing 1983, going by the performance?
Features Ian Rilen, (later of X) on guitar, his then wife, Steph, in the stripey headgear singing lead vocals, Johanna Pigott, (of XL Capris and Scribble), on bass guitar and Barton Price, (of the Models), on drums.
Really enjoyed this, as well as On The Alert by the Naturals.
Great to see Rage playing a few rarities on a Saturday morning lately.
Hope they continue the tradition.
Makes you wonder what other gems they're hiding away in the dim, dark recesses of the Rage library??
Never knew about The Naturals 'Devil Smile'. WOW, what's the story with it?
I see on You Tube rage played it recently, NO! I missed it :-(
Here I was thinking all along that the bass player on the Countdown Performance for Sudan was a guy but it's Johanna Pigott of Scribble! WOW!!!
AND, now I find out that she wrote Dragon's RAIN, OMG! What a GEM of a woman!
I have the Scribble album and I ADOOOOORE it xoxo
Back to Sardine V, may I add that I LOVE Sabotage, why did they do Sudan when Sabotage was the single, go figure? Though I EQUALLY adore Sudan to DEATH!
I of course have the Timer Code episode with Sardine V but it was NICE to see rage play it, FINALLY! Maybe this is an indication hat rage are playing the 1982 Dr Hook hosted Countdown ...
Love the covers ,Guru.
Yes, I read somewhere that Johanna also contributed to the Sweet and Sour soundtrack....obviously a very talented lady.
Used to like X when they were around - they had some great songs such as Degenerate Boy, Good On Ya Baby , TV Glue and Don't Cry No Tears.
Pretty heavy mainly but good all the same.
Sad that Ian died so young.
I vaguely remember seeing The Natural's "On The Alert" once before on Rage, not too long ago.
Such a quirky, catchy song. She was very cute.
The covers are FAB! I know the Sardine V ones well but never knew of The Naturals! So that is also Johanna in The Naturals, yes?
No Jason, her name is Greta. Sorry, but I don't recall her last name...
Didn't think they were the same girl. Love The Naturals when I saw them on You Tube a few years ago with On The Alert. I requested it on rage but they never payed attention
As I've mentioned, I have a feeling I've seen On the Alert on Rage not long ago - only the once though.
Maybe it was your request and you missed it...
Thank you Guru Bob for helping to get the Pop Art album by Scribble CD released. I had bought it years ago, as well as the Geisha, Pseudo Echo, Jump Inc, V-Capri and The Expression CD's. 'Sunday School' is my favourite song on the Pop Art Album.
I have the Scribble cd that was re-issued. It's AMAZZZING!
I am SOOOO upset I missed The Naturals, I am LIVID! I only knew On The Alert as I saw it on You TUbe a few years ago and DIED for it, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can I just DIE!
Guru, can I have both videos???
Really interesting about Pop Art and the others,Guru.
Great to see they acknowledged your input.
Another cute pic of Greta.
Obviously of Russian or Polish origin, judging by the surname.
I see she has just started a blog called gretamummy on Twitter.
Unfortunately she sounds a bit down and depressed at times though...
Thanks for the info. So that's why I couldn't find 'Sudan' (month/year release) listed in my 'Encyclopedia of Australian Rock' as it was a B side!
Countdown 30/5/82 episode - hosted by Dr.Hook? That's why I don't have the episode 'Sudan' was taken from, as rage haven't shown it. Yes, Jason, here's hoping rage play the Dr.Hook episode in January. But then again, when they showed the Countdown performance of the Models 'Hold On' taken from 12 April '87 episode hosted by Peter O'Brien (The Flying Doctors) I was hoping they would show the full episode in January and they didn't.
I see 'The Naturals' hail from Canberra! (going by the book)
Guru, I too didn't really get into buying LP's, 12", 45's until the early 90's and spent most of the 90's building my collection. I loved trawling through records, while people were focusing on purchasing CD's. Unfortunately, I was after all the mainstream stuff, as that was what I knew. Yeah, I found some obscure/rare stuff (thanks to Countdown being played on rage in the 90's), but wish I got more now!
I gave him a list of about 50 names and he worked his way through it, narrowed it down to 20 bands and then I started to contact the various artists to see if the project was possible. Most of the artists were more
We also did the first Machinations MLP as that had been released on the defunct Phantom label and added the 1980 single version of Average
I have over 10,000 LP's, 12" and 45s from the 80's and a lot of it is Australian (including the singles I scanned above) so it was a useful for some of the projects. I once bought 2,000 singles from Jim Keays' collection (who used to be in Masters Apprentices) from his days as a radio DJ in the 80's. Serious music collectors had bought all the valuable items in the collection and all that was left was the obscure material, which suited me fine. I paid $600 for the lot at about 30c each. Someone has the 7" of The Naturals - On The Alert listed on ebay for $32.90 whereas my cover is in better condition and I paid 30c. It's funny when I bought most of my vinyl in the 90's second hand (I had no money in the 80's when it was new) it was virtually being thrown out as everyone was into CDs. Now it sells for crazy prices.[/quote]
Wow! GuruBob, you must have some collection. I have some, but not as much as you.I always look for Australian CD's and Records from the 70's and 80's. Most of the 2nd hand Record stores are gone from my area. So I have to rely on Record Fairs, but they are not cheap and most times they don't have what I'm after.
It took me forever to get Christie Allen's second album Detour. I had given up hope, but then I found a pristine copy for a few dollars. I have her first album on CD.
'Guru' - Glenferrie record store outside the train station
Jason: YES YES YES Guru ... I used to go there ALLLLLLL he time and remember they had the bottom on the ground filllllllllllllled with 12"...s that were $1.00! I used to come out of that store with sooooooooooo many records. I was so devastated when that amazing store closed. As well as Batman which I loved so dearly :-( Terrible they are all gone now
Brian Canham lived near the Gelenferie records store, my friend and I knocked on his door in the 90s and that's when he signed all my Pseudo collection and took photos with me for the first time (hehehehe)
I gave up record hunting some time ago. Not because of the prices, but these days the very little shops that sell them here, have them all in milk crates on the floor and in no categories. Unfortunately, the condition of most are good, but I always try to purchase vgc to exc. condition. Usually if I see something, I go 'now can I get that on CD'? If I can, I pass on it. However, I still get the occassional 12" as you can't get them on CD! and the curiosity gets the better of me when I imagine what the 12" would sound like. My favourite possession is all my 45's that I collected in the mid 90's (thanks to Countdown on rage for exposing me to many of those songs/records). Now I'm just holding out for a juke box to purchase (when I have a lot of disposable cash) to put them in. Then it's party at my house!
I too, have bought several albums just for their covers!