Saturday, 12 January 2013
X-RAY SPEX Oh Bondage, Up Yours! (Independent)
COUNTDOWN Interview with Poly Styrene, November 15th, 1977
GENERATION X New Order (Fest/Mush)
COUNTDOWN Interview with Billy Idol, November 30th, 1977
GENERATION X Wild Youth (Fest/Mush)
THIS DAY TONIGHT : PUNK ROCK November 8th, 1977
PUNK ROCK IN PERTH June 26th, 1981
SEX PISTOLS Anarchy In The U.K. (Virgin)
COUNTDOWN Interview with the Sex Pistols, November 15th 1977
SEX PISTOLS God Save The Queen (Virgin)
SID VICIOUS My Way (Virgin)
GRAHAM PARKER Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions
GRAHAM PARKER and THE RUMOUR Hold Back The Night
THE MEMBERS Offshore Banking Business
COUNTDOWN March 2nd, 1980
COUNTDOWN August 1st, 1982
GTK Interview with Max Merritt and The Meteors, October 23rd, 1970
MAX MERRITT and THE METEORS Memphis Special
MAX MERRITT and THE METEORS Rock Special
ROCK ARENA September 24th, 1985
COLD CHISEL - LIVE AT THE 2JJ STUDIO, ROCK ARENA August 27th, 1978
I love all the Countdown archival interviews especially with Billy Idol from 1977 BUT 3 Countdown's would have been nicer and not starting at 2 am. Anyhow, a decent playlist being a punk fan but a bit more variety would have been nice. rage goes retro 2 ain't no patch on rage goes retro 1 though...
They are trying to cover different genres and eras which wouldn't be easy for the 70's with a lack of footage and they have done a fair job. Some common clips amongst them such as X-Ray Spex and Sex Pistols. Surprised they haven't put in any Hitscene so far and only a handful of GTK and Flashez.
The Cold Chisel footage will have been originally recorded in 1978 but that would not be the date of the Rock Arena episode as Rock Arena didn't start until 1982.
I wonder if the Cold Chisel concert from '78 is the one on their recent deluxe CD/DVD packages of their albums (either Cold Chisel or Breakfast as Sweethearts)? If so, then I think it's pointless rage showing it if you can get this on DVD, then rage can play something else. Don't get me wrong, i like Cold Chisel, but we don't have much time in January and it's good to see stuff that we have never seen before and or cannot purchase.
Bit of a boring Saturday night IMO!
Saturday morning doesn't look that great either :(
SHIRLEY STRACHAN ABC TV Summer Ident, 1976
SKYHOOKS Horror Movie
GTK Interview with Skyhooks, January 1st, 1975
SKYHOOKS Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
FLASHEZ Interview with Red Symons, March 29th, 1977
GRAHAM PARKER Local Girls
GRAHAM PARKER Protection
THE MEMBERS Radio
THE MONKEES In Melbourne, 1968
THE MONKEES Last Train To Clarksville
GTK Interview with Davey Jones
THE MONKEES Daydream Believer
BILLY THORPE and THE RUNNING JUMPING STANDING STIL The New Breed - Live On Something Else, April 29th, 1967
THE RONETTES Be My Baby
ROY ORBISON Interview from January 1st, 1965
KD LANG and ROY ORBISON Crying
TRAVELING WILBURYS Handle With Care
FLASHEZ Interview with The Sex Pistols, March 1977
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant
THE RUNAWAYS Cherry Bomb
THE RAMONES I Wanna Be Sedated
Looks like they're sticking to a predominantly 70's theme Saturday mornings, which isn't really to my taste. They play those Runaways, Ramones, Ronnettes, Sex Pistols and Skyhooks (at least 'Horror Movie') clips somewhat frequently; what is the point of re-broadcasting them when there's other, rarer clips to show?! Maybe they're 'new'/from different sources, but still...
'Handle With Care' has been on a few times too in recent years.
On 2nd glance Saturday morning is not too bad - but there are so many other super-rare 70s performances they could be showing in lieu of the Sex Pistols for the millionth time on Rage. Not to mention the Hitscene and GTK where there is a mountain of unseen footage. They seem to do just partly a good job rather than a total good job. Fingers crossed for weeks 3 and 4.
My only gripe is the lack of non-interview Flashez segments but any Flashez is better than none.
TDT '77 looks very interesting as does the Shirl summer ident.