Saturday, 19 January 2013
COUNTDOWN May 8th, 1983
ROCK ARENA : THE REELS IN CONCERT January 10th, 1984
COUNTDOWN November 2nd, 1986
ROCK ARENA December 22nd, 1987
DAVID ESSEX City Lights
DAVID ESSEX Hot Love (Mercury)
DAVID ESSEX Gonna Make You A Star (CBS)
JONA LEWIE Louise (Festival)
ALVIN STARDUST Weekend (Magnet)
ROCK ARENA December 24th, 1985
COUNTDOWN - PART 1 November 16th, 1986
COUNTDOWN - PART 2 November 16th, 1986
The brilliant and rare David Essex - City Lights clip is to be shown. I am assuming the clip is brilliant as I have never seen it but have heard the song and that certainly is.
The Rock Arena episode is:
December 22 1987
THIS PROGRAM, LAST ONE FOR 1987 (NOT REPEATED), HOSTED BY SUZANNE DOWLING. GROUP LOVE GONE WRONG SHOWN IN CONCERT IN ROCK ARENA WITH EIGHT SONGS. CLIPS FROM GROUPS SHOWN, INCLUDING AZTEC CAMERA, THE POGUES, JELLYBEAN AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. ;ARTIST/TITLE:;JELLYBEAN 'WHO FOUND WHO' (2.17); LOVE GONG WRONG (IN CONCERT) 'QUITE LIKE LOVE' (7.03);'THE EYES HAVE IT' (9.35);'YOU WILL FIND' (13.46);'MIRACLE IN MARRICKVILLE' (18.33);'THE SINGING CITY' (20.53);'I WANT YOU' (24.29);'HEY STEVEN' (29.18);'ONE DAY' (33.06);AZTEC CAMERA 'OBLIVIOUS' (ROCK ARENA CLIP) (37.19);AZTEC CAMERA 'DEEP, WIDE AND TALL' (40.18);THE POGUES 'DIRTY OLD TOWN' (44.52);THE POGUES 'FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK' (48.33);BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 'TUNNEL OF LOVE' (53.35)
I wonder why they have listed Countdown Nov 16 as 2 parts?
Why does it say part1 and Part 2?????
That Rock Arena is crap
Yes strange about Countdowns part 1 and 2....but I assume that is just for timing purposes as surely the last Countdown of the evening would start at 5.30am or thereabouts.
Must admit to not being terribly excited about the Rock Arenas this year.....I much prefer ones from 1982/83....although not sure if many exist from that era or not. I know some 83 ones have been shown but not nearly enough - at least not for me!
This has probably been answered several times before but do all episodes of Rock Arena still survive? Wouldn't mind seeing some of the very early episodes at least....
Re the part 1 & 2, if I remember correctly, that full episode of The Factory they aired was also listed as part 1 & 2 - as I think it was split over two storage tapes, with a brief pause in between the segments. Maybe that Countdown episode has suffered a similar fate and is stored over two tapes?
Something similar happens with early Doctor Who episodes as the storage film is around the 12 and a half minute mark, so each episode is on two reels (of film not of the band variety) per episode each.
In 1986 I think TV stations were recording onto 1 inch tape as opposed to the earlier 2 inch format, and this allowed for longer recording and playback times, certainly not shorter. The part 1 and part 2 is probably written up that way for the rage website template for the 6.00am slot and may not have been possible to make a template for 5.30am and as Patrick said, only split for timing purposes (which would probably be the start time or slightly after for this countdown episode). Unless they were using extremely short tapes for this episode and as previously mentioned was spread over two tapes. I do remember reading somewhere a few years ago one 1970's episode had a black section in the middle of it as the tape for it had literally been cut in half - maybe this episode suffered the same fate.
In any case, the mystery will be solved as soon as their official playlists are up, and of course shortly afterwards the individual timings listing I'll put up.
Jason, at least you can go to bed an hour earlier re 16/11/86 episode.
No, I won't go to bed as it's Countdown, just an Episode to not pay too much attention to like the 1983 HEAVENLY one
Rage's retro clip selection before 10:30 this Saturday morning is so lazy! All are clips they've played several times over the last few years.
JOE JACKSON Steppin' Out
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Enola Gay
CAMEO Word Up
Considering that they had to drop some items due adjusted times you would think they could have axed those common clips and kept in the Sherbet item.
EXACTLY Guru, rage are a very ODD bunch!
The Rolling Stones, Beach Boys & 2 of The Who's videos airing on Saturday morning were ALSO repeats! How lazy of Rage. Surely they could find *something* else in the vault to air instead?
Spot on Nathan - there are still plenty of great unseen 1970s original promo clips on that storage tape that still need airing for a start!! They may still show some more next week - we need to get on the case on Rages facebook page now!! More stuff like Bonnie Tyler and Mark Holden would be very much appreciated!!