OKAY! rage goes retro 4 details! And 3 Countdown episodes with 2 of my Countdown requests being the 1984 and 1981 Episodes!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING LINE UP!!!! O M G !
Show no: 445
Summary: THIS SHOW WAS HOSTED BY MOLLY MELDRUM. LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
MODELS 'ON LOVE'
ELECTRIC PANDAS 'LET'S GAMBLE'
NON-STOP DANCERS 'SHAKE THIS CITY'
GANG GAJANG 'GIMME SOME LOVIN'
SHAKA KHAN 'I FEEL FOR YOU'
DURAN DURAN 'THE WILD BOYS' AND IV RE SINGLE, CURRENT MUSIC.
THE RADIATORS 'LIFE'S A GAMBLE'
SADE 'SMOOTH OPERATOR' AND IV RE HER FAMILY BACKGROUND, MUSIC CAREER.
ALISON MOYET 'ALL CRIED OUT' AND IV RE MUSIC CAREER, HER VOICE.
DIVINYLS 'IN MY LIFE'
MADONNA 'LIKE A VIRGIN' (ENDS SHOW)
HALL & OATS 'OUT OF TOUCH'
JULIAN LENNON 'TOO LATE FOR GOODBYES'
OAKEY/MORODER 'TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS'
TIME BANDITS 'I'M ONLY SHOOTING LOVE'
PAUL MCCARTNEY 'NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS'
SCANDAL 'THE WARRIOR'
RAY PARKER JNR 'GHOSTBUSTERS'
BILLY OCEAN 'CARIBBEAN QUEEN'
DYNAMIC HEPNOTICS 'SOUL KIND OF FEELING'
CULTURE CLUB 'THE WAR SONG'
MADONNA 'LIKE A VIRGIN'
STEVIE WONDER 'I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU'
Show no: 295
Summary: THIS SHOW HOSTED BY NO-ONE IN PARTICULAR. IN LIEU OF CHARTBUSTERS THERE WAS AN AUSTRALIAN PACKAGE OF UP & COMING GROUPS LIVE ITEMS:
SHARON O'NEIL 'WAITING FOR YOU'
THE CHURCH 'SHE NEVER SAID'
SWANEE 'IF I WERE A CARPENTER'
LOCAL ARTISTS CLIPS:
RENEE GEYER & BAND 'SAY I LOVE YOU'
STOCKINGS 'SHE'S A DEVIL'
SUNNY BOYS 'HAPPY MAN'
MEO245 'OTHER PLACES'
SPORTS 'WHEN WE GO OUT TONIGHT'
MARC HUNTER 'BIG CITY TALK'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS CLIPS:
MOODY BLUES 'GEMINI DREAMS'
HOT SHOT 'FIRE IN THE NIGHT'
THE CURE 'PRIMARY'
GET WET 'JUST SO LONELY'
LENA LOVICH 'NEW TOY'
CLASSIX NOUVEAU 'GUILTY'
JIM STEINMAN 'ROCK & ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
BUCKS FIZZ 'MAKIN' YOU MIND UP'
SHAKIN'STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'
DEVO LIVE 'WHIP IT'
THE POINTER SISTERS 'SLOW HAND'
MEN AT WORK 'WHO CAN IT BE NOW'
BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'
KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA'
THE NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER'
KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES'
STARS ON 45 'STARS ON 45'
OVERSEAS HUMDRUM ITEMS:
STEVIE NICKS 'STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUND'
THE BEAT 'DROWNING'
Show no: 347
Summary: THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY BILLY FIELD WHO IS IV BY MOLLY RE SINGLE AND RELEASE OF SINGLE IN AMERICA.
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'DAUGHTERS OF THE NORTHERN COAST'
MONDO ROCK 'QUEEN AND ME'
JO JO ZEP 'TAXI MARY'
BILLY FIELD 'TRUE LOVE'
MADNESS 'DRIVING IN MY CAR'
BILLY IDOL 'HOT IN THE CITY'
DEXY'S MIDNITE RUNNERS 'COME ON EILEEN'
DURAN DURAN 'RIO'
SIMPLE MINDS 'GLITTERING PRIZE'
ABC 'LOOK OF LOVE' (EXCERPT)
TRIO 'DA DA DA' (EXCERPT)
FRIDA 'SOMETHING GOING ON' (EXCERPT)
BANANARAMA 'SHY BOY'
THE GLOBO'S 'TINTARELLA DI LUNA' (EXCERPT)
MIKE BRADY 'YOU'RE HERE TO WIN'
MOVING PICTURES 'WHAT ABOUT ME?'
BOW WOW WOW 'I WANT CANDY'
SHAKIN' STEVENS 'GIVE ME YOUR HEART TONITE'
JOE JACKSON 'REAL MEN'
RAY PARKER JNR 'THE OTHER WOMAN'
ICEHOUSE 'GREAT SOUTHERN LAND'
LITTLE RIVER BAND 'DOWN ON THE BORDER'
JOHN COUGAR, LATER KNOWN AS JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP AND
JOHN MELLENCAMP 'HURTS SO GOOD'
CHICAGO 'HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY'
STEVE MILLER BAND 'ABRACADABRA'
CHEAP TRICK 'IF YOU WANT MY LOVE'
SURVIVOR 'EYE OF THE TIGER'
It doesnt take you long Jason to get this info out...well done
I am VERY QUICK AND EAGER!
Yep I might not see eye to eye on all your musical tastes(Im more 70's but dont mind 80's) but I admire your passion
Great shows tonight, especially the 81 episode.
Some rare clips that haven't had airplay for decades i would say.
Yes, looks like a good line-up tonight.
I'm not particularly impressed by the fact that although it has been moved from Saturday to Friday, the last week of Retro has lost around 2hrs of valuable retro time.......but it is what it is and I won't go on about it.
I've actually done very well this year with my requests. I requested 8 Countdowns (the same ones I've asked for for years) and had 5 shown this year - a mighty fine effort!
Again I'd love to see a dedicated retro channel on the ABC - they have a vast archive of material that could easily sustain such a move.....one day hopefully they'll do it....
All 3 episodes look fantastic, and none have been shown on Rage before. Love the Non Stop Dancers song Shake This City. I have the clip on YouTube but this will be great to see live, as well as Ganggajang, Models and Electric Pandas.
I am loving this Retro Month but did think they might put in a 1972 Hitscene somewhere for the likes of Dave, Retro Man and Brett.
yes a shame no Hitscene or Countdown Revolution weren't shown. I would have much preferred those in there instead of video clips in between Countdowns/Rock Arenas.
We still have yet to see those 2 remaining Flashez episodes - hope they are shown at some point eventually.
This year has been pretty good though and no repeats which is great - I just want more of it more often!
Once again, I am speechless, I have no words, I am without speech! The Billy Field episode has been on the back of my mind for years, but never done anything about it. LOL. Finally get the video for 'True Love'. Of course looking forward to the others and don't forget, we only got 1 Countdown last week of retro in 2012. Very Happy! I will get onto rage facebook now and kiss their arseholes! . This is the first time rage have given us a Countdown from September 1982!
Some great clips in those eps - particularly my fave Oz Crawl song "Daughters Of The Nothern Coast" Dissapointed about the lack of Flashez segments that aren't interviews but hopefully that will be remedied next year. Hitscenes would have been cool & CR doesn't interest me but I know there are many here who enjoy it.
All in all aside from no Flashez and the early finishing time it's not a bad looking night.
Excellent, 2nd of december is my birthday too lol.
Countdown episodes from late 1984/early 1985 are intriguing to me, because I was living in New Zealand at the time and didn't know first-hand what was happening in Australia with pop music during that time (though the New Zealand charts were somewhat similar). I remember watching some Countdown episodes in '84, but obviously missed these later ones.
The 2/8/81 episode is listed in the archives page as 2/9/81. Needs fixing.
That's excellent Jason. Thanks!
This Retro month 2013 was mostly 1980's with Countdown & Rock Arena episodes. I can't complain as it was great as some songs i haven't heard for 30 years and thanks to these episodes it's got me searching again for new material.
I remember in 2011 there was a huge demand for unaired Countdown 80's episodes in regards to Molly's accident and they didn't deliver much, therefore Rage has made up for it this year.
They should play Countdown every week and not once every January.
Shame they didn't play any of the 1972 Hitscene episodes but who cares.
No Recovery or 10:30 Slot aired at all during this retro month . I hope that doesn't mean we get an onslaught of it next year to make up for its absence.
Am I right in saying the two clips last night for Billy Field "True Love" and Jo Jo Zep "Taxi Mary" are more of those Countdown-produced clips - as these are completely different to the official promo clips (which I have) in both cases.
Also the database lists Australian Crawl "Daughters of the Northern Coast" as a film clip when it should be a studio performance - so there was actual studio performances in this 1982 show after all.
A great show as well.
I don't think 'Taxi Mary' & 'True Love' were official Countdown clips. Just a different take on a studio performance. The archives playlist mentions a video for both these and 'Daughters of The Northern Coast'. Not to worry, as I enjoyed these more. The peformance of 'Daughters...' was a repeat performance. Australian Crawl performed this exact set on 12/9/82 episode.
Have only just caught up on Week 4 - the highlight for me was the August 1981 ep featuring a characteristically glum faced Church and Sharon O'Neil performing live in the studio.
(Mr Kilbey obviously found it very hard to crack a smile back then)