Sat night/Sun morning:
12:11 COUNTDOWN Oct 11th, 1981
1:08 A BIG COUNTRY Hush - Playing Second Fiddle
1:37 ANTENNA 30th Aug, 1984
2:06 ANTENNA 6th Jun, 1985
2:30 COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION 9th Feb 1990
2:59 KYLIE MINOGUE Give Me Just a Little More Time
3:02 COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION 29th Mar 1990
3:31 THE SUGARCUBES Cold Sweat
3:34 HITSCENE Jan 1st, 1969
4:03 COUNTDOWN Mar 8th, 1986
5:01 COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION 12th April 1990
5:30 SHAKESPEAR'S SISTER You're History
5:34 HIT SCENE Dec 5th, 1970
I am guessing that the Countdown Revolutions have Kylie Minogue, The Sugarcubes and Shakespeare's Sister on them judging from the clips that follow.
There are only 2 Countdowns but I enjoyed Antenna last week so they are probably as much a highlight as anything being shown this week. A Big Country doco on Hush should also be interesting.
A few years ago I helped get Jump Incorporated released on CD (they remastered my vinyl in America as they had lost the master tapes) so I will be happy to see their hosting although it doesn't have much in the way of live performances on that episode. There are also more items of interest on the 1986 Countdown than the 1981 for me. I liked some of V-Capri's work, a good little band from Perth whose following single, Nights & Days, was one of my favourite 1986 tracks.
Funny that they still won't play any 1972 Hitscenes, they are playing the 12th from 1969 and the 10th from 1970 but they have never shown any from 1972.
Overall it is a reasonable spread of eras and should please most people, even though I wouldn't mind an extra Countdown thrown in.
Three Sharon O'Neill clips on Saturday morning are a great highlight (and they will be shown on ABC 3 on Thursday without watermarks)
I'm pretty happy with this weeks line up, good to see a number of countdown revolutions, as these clocked in right at the end of my misspent childhood. Finding the GTKs and the Hitscenes a real YAWN though, but spose gotta keep everyone in the house happy. :)
At first I was a bit disappointed with the lineup, because I'm primarily interested in Countdown or 80s clips, and the 1981 and 1986 episodes aren't particularly exciting ones. Looking at the lineup a few more times though, I do appreciate the effort ABC are putting into covering a huge variety of "retro", from the oldest Hitscenes to the 1990 Countdown Revolutions.
The retro videos on Saturday morning are pretty good too, especially the Sharon O'Neill ones.
I wonder what version of Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" they'll play. Foxtel always played the 90s clip, which wouldn't fit the retro that well. I've never seen an original one from 1980.
Not bad - 2 Countdowns / Antenna for the 80's and a couple of Hitscenes for the 60's. I enjoy the Hitscenes they are groovy! A handful of Flashez clips and it would be close to perfect.
Hi again Guru
I also have the clip for Haunting Me so I will send that as well, as an extra bonus.
Jump Inc's "Sex and Fame" is actually on 1986 Way To Go, not 1986 Out Now.
Hey Lee, I think you also meant the 2/2/86 episode?
Hi Lee, Is the "Nights and Days" clip the one I posted Facebook a couple of years ago? That was from a WA based clip show called "Trax". Have you got the "In My World" CD? I can make a copy if you like.
Antenna? WTF? I don't even remember that show. And it's not really a music show which means valuable airtime is wasted with chimney sweeps FFS. I want Rock Arenas instead!
Am I being too harsh?
Agreed, Antenna was out of place for RAGE Retro month.