Fantastic to see that Kim will host Rage.
Saw her and Nik Kershaw do a great show at Chelsea Heights last week.
I had suggested to Rage that they get her on back in August (in a thread started by Christina hoping to see Martha Davis, who would also be great to see as host) but didn't expect it to happen.
I CAN'T believe it either Guru! I asked rage months ago as well on their Facebook page and NEVER thought in a MILLLLION years they would get her!!!
Hopefully they air a fairly comprehensive playlist of her videos afterwards. If they were able to dig out 'Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love)' (which missed the top 100 here in 1990) for Wild Card 4, theoretically they should be able to find her other rarer videos...
Fantastic. I remember rage played her video 'Million Miles Away' back in the day. I think the 3rd single to 'Love Is' and I played it on heavy rotation until I recorded over the VHS tape. She looked really hot in that clip. Hope rage still have it in their library.
Hey Guru, is the Chelsea Heights venue the place that has the big dome roof and McDonalds across the road? Been there a few times in the past few years. Not to frequent a gig, but to eat and my sis lives up the road in Keysborough.
I do live in Canberra, but my sis lives in Keysborough. It was only a few months back that I had lunch there.
Really great news.
A shame they didn't also get Martha but am really looking forward to seeing Kim hosting.
Michael, I caught 'Million Miles Away' on Rage too, around November '92.
What the hell? I just checked out her singles discography on Wikipedia and her Aus chart placings are wrong. Nathan, I think you need to do your stuff!
Lawks, I see the same vandal has had fun with their imaginary Oz album chart positions too. #1 for 'The Very Best of Kim Wilde' in Oz in 2001?!
Did one of her tour promoters edit these chart peaks to make her feel better about touring here?
edit - now fixed the AUS albums chart peaks too. I think they may have vandalised a couple of the UK album chart peaks as well... will check soon.
Cheers. The first thing I noticed was that 'Never Trust A Stranger' went to No.3. I wish! Actually a few of the singles from 'Close' should have charted in the Top 40 at least. Maybe the tour promoter did 'fix' it. . Occasionally if I'm checking out other artist discographies I fix them up, if I know it's wrong and 100% know the chart placing on the ARIA charts.
Interesting that Teases And Dares was NOT released here which is just RIDICULOUS!
I must admit I was tempted to buy some of those eBay charts... but TBH I need the space more than the original charts, and after I'd scanned them, they would have been relegated to becoming silverfish food.
This blog - http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/ - also has good resolution scans of the 1988 singles charts (though only a handful of album charts are posted), and I've saved them all... kind of negating the need to own the original charts, though there's a handful that he's highlighted from earlier in the year.
I've got a stack of printed ARIA charts from '92 to '98 (a complete set from around August '92), but they just sit in a drawer.
I find the printed ARIA charts from mid 1988-Dec 1989 particularly interesting, due to the 'breakers' (the 5 singles outside the top 50 which haven't yet cracked it in most cases - listed in order of their chart position) listed at the bottom of the chart - ARIA have never released their chart positions 51-100 from this era (they diverged from the AMR chart from the 26th Jun 1988 onwards). Occasionally there are large discrepancies between the AMR and ARIA chart peaks, e.g. an Underworld single is listed as a breaker on a 1988 chart that didn't enter the AMR top 100.
I thought it was ODD that it wasn't released here, as I didn't see it int he chart that is what I thought. How even more RIDICULOUS as it's my 2nd FAV Kim album after Select. Bloody Australia, all the good stuff didn't chart!
So 'Teases & Dares' was not released in Oz? Strange, considering it has the single 'Rage To Love' and the video was played on Countdown. I know the look on the album cover is a departure from her previous image, but in the 'Rage To Love' video and the cover of the single her image is totally different (normal) I guess.
From Australian Music Charts 1988-2010 book by one of Australian chart historians, Gavin Ryan about the ARIA singles chart:
31 October 1988 You Come No.34
14 June 1992 Love Is Holy No.29
29 August 1993 If I Can't Have You No.3
12 December 1993 In My Life No.78
That is correct Nathan in regard to the Kim Wilde Chart positions from the Australian Chart Book 1972-1992 by David Kent as I worked in radio for 10 years and that book was one of the sources that I would use. Good of you to post.
Happy Birthday Kim!
Yes, Happy Birthday for Monday And it seems rage now have LOCKED IN the date for Kim's programming which is 14th December!
That's great. I'm expecting a lot of stuff from the late 70's and early 80's, which would have been her era.
Well, what did everyone think? Kim Wilde's not the most natural presenter, a bit stilted, and the reference to the "black and white stripey T-shirt" when she played Jailhouse Rock fell flat, the version rage played is clearly not the same one she originally saw, with Elvis wearing a leather jacket.
When it came to her own clips, 7 had been played by rage in the previous 20 years, but 10 had never been played before (although Love Blonde had been played as part of a Rock Arena episode a few years ago):
Four Letter Word
Never Trust A Stranger
Hey Mister Headache
Rage To Love
Dancing In The Dark
Child Come Away
That still makes 16 Kim Wilde clips that have not seen the light of day, either because rage doesn't have them, or they thought 17 Kim Wilde clips was more than enough for the audience:
The Second Time
Say You Really Want Me
Love in the Natural Way
Love Is Holy
Heart Over Mind
Who Do You Think You Are
Million Miles Away
In My Life
This I Swear
Born to Be Wild
Don't forget 'You Came' 2006, or was that just a video made for YouTube?
There were definitely a few mix ups with Kim's intro's and the video that got shown. What about how she was talking about Rufus Wainwright and here's his video and then they played 'The Riddle' ???
It would have been great if rage sourced some of her performances from TOTP's. Actually, it would be great if they did this for a lot of the artists. Come to think of it they didn't play 'You Keep Me Hangin' On' Countdown performance.
I've uploaded the segments of Kim speaking (recorded in 4:3) to my ohnoitisnathan36 youtube channel.
I'm sure Say You Really Want Me has been played on Rage back in the early days. I think it was an extended version too.
Is there a clip for 'Water on Glass'