It looks like Vault nights might be back to some kind of regularity, although New Year's Eve seems to just be a big celebration night. Might be some good songs in there somewhere ...
Monday Night 31st December / Tuesday Morning 1st January
RAGE: NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL (12:19am to 5:59am)
After the fireworks ring in 2019, rage brings you an all night party mix to help you rock in the new year and keep the party going with classic tracks and party hits until the sun comes up.
Monday Night 7th December / Tuesday Morning 8th January
RAGE (1.29am to 2:31am)
For over 30 years rage has been showcasing a diverse range of music videos from Aussie and international artists. #WatchingRage
Good to see the Vault is back next week... but only a 62 minute episode (if it starts on time)? I hope the theme is crap, to get one out of the way, if it's going to be that short.
Oh, we can say crap now? About ******* time (just testing) :smile:
The vault is only an hour long tonight... so of course they choose a theme that's right up my alley.
We're taking it back to the dancefloors of 1994 on the VAULT tonight. Expect to see videos by Pizzaman, K-Klass, Melodie MC, Future Sound of London - FSOL, Snap! and more. 1:30 am on ABCTV. #rageabcvault
PIZZAMAN Trippin' On Sunshine
GRID, THE Swamp Thing
TINMAN Eighteen Strings
REEL 2 REAL I Like To Move It
MELODIE MC Dum Da Dum
PRODIGY, THE No Good (Start The Dance)
FUTURE SOUNDS OF LONDON, THE Lifeforms
JX Son Of A Gun
SNAP Welcome To Tomorrow
URBAN COOKIE COLLECTIVE High On A Happy Vibe
CRYSTAL WATERS 100% Pure Love
M-PEOPLE Sight For Sore Eyes
D:REAM Things Can Only Get Better
K-KLASS What You're Missing
should be added after TINMAN above; I asked rage where the missing K-Klass clip mentioned in the blurb was, and they revised the playlist.
Looking ahead on the schedule, there is a 1 hour, 59 minute vault episode of rage next week. Hopefully it's back for good now.
If only a Countdown was back for good, 90s special tonight, how crap
Though at the moment with Countdown episodes and Vault clips being played in ratios where the logo is going into the screen and just barely over the 4.3 box it is stressful to even collect anything that is dear to me as they are being all ruined.
As much as l love January, these hiccups are with ratios are making it too stressful
I don’t mind some dance and house music of the 90s and this playlist isn’t too bad from what I have just read. I will most likely watch this one. I wonder if ABC Me ch 723 are going to play any Countdown show replays from last Sunday morning’s Week 1 selection. I will be watching to see. Better still are Rage on ABC ch 2 going to play shows on Wednesday morning from Week 1 which we have seen done in past years. There certainly is space in their morning programs to do that once again. Who knows last year it did not really happen too much. I think there was the odd show replayed though it was far and few between from memory. Always good if they do this for anyone who may of missed or had something go wrong during the Saturday and Sunday morning replays.
I like early and mid 90s dance, so am looking forward to the program tonight.
The ABC ME repeats don't repeat any of the Saturday night guest programmer/special segment, but do repeat the 5-6 and 6-7 slots (no Countdown was aired during that period, and hasn't been for the last few years) on Tuesday and Wednesday night, respectively.
If there is a rage show on Wednesday morning on ABC, that's when part of the Saturday night guest programmer/special hour is repeated. There is a 61 minute episode of rage on ABC at 1:02am on Wednesday morning this week. I imagine that one of the Countdown episodes will be repeated during it, and ads (or possibly one isolated music video) will fill up the remaining few minutes.
EDIT - OK, they've posted the playlist for Wednesday morning's ABC episode, and it does not repeat a Countdown, but instead repeats the Saturday morning playlist of retro videos:
Hmmm it turns out that rage stretched Staxx 'Joy' and D:Ream 'Things Can Only Get Better' last night - they are 4:3 clips, but both overlapped with the watermark slightly. Ridiculous!
This stretching is getting to be ridiculous indeed!!!!
The watermarks overlapping into the actual video is just silly. I don't see why this even needs to occur :-(
I don't see why Countdown episodes and videos can't just be played from the archives with no editing to the 4.3 ratio!!!!
Even with the last episode of Countdown last Saturday night from May 4, 1980 ... The logo was just outside of the 4.3 picture nearly touching the edge of the Countdown episode and then on the GTK clip of Jon English the logo moved right to the very right of the screen, why the logo couldn't have been to the very right of the screen for the whole night, I don't know ... It all seems unnecessary to me how logos change position all night :-(
rage have played some really amazing videos in the Vault specials in 2018 and the Countdown's so far this January have been BRILLLIANT! They have done such a STELLAR job but whoever is editing the Countdown episodes and Vault videos clearly is not doing a good job at all, these Countdown episodes and videos just need to be played as they are from the masters and not edited for ratio purposes ...
^ The watermark is stationary; it's the edge of the picture that moves (I'm sure you know this).
Did you ever hear back from rage?
I can imagine the frustration with all that aspect ratios and watermark issues but as someone like myself who had analogue TV for so long with a terrible quality reception I can only be thankful that now I can see Rage on crystal clear picture and crispy CD quality sound with all my favourite tracks on Monday Vaults without even dropouts on a rainy thundery weather , Iam so lucky to have an overnight music show running through the weekend and on some weekdays on free to air television that's why I can't give my opinion on the aspect ratio / watermark issues I wish I had an opinion!
On the Friday new music segment I'm not sure if you guys watch it much but as I have noticed so many new songs they play throughout the Friday night get repeated after the charts segment and in between the mini guest programming segment and the last hour of Saturday morning. As I remember in the 90s all the way through the mid late noughties this would rarely happen, if my memory serves me right on Sunday early morning after the countdown concludes or the guest programming concludes is when Rage replay some of the Friday night new releases and I think the entire top50 was also repeated on Sunday mornings until 2004 but I'm pretty sure the Friday program from midnight until 11am Saturday morning would hardly have a song repeated. Is this because of budget cuts? Or the new video releases aren't getting shortlisted by the archivists or whoever is making the decisions, or maybe they are just leaving it to YouTube who knows!
rage wrote back to me about my requests which I posted here last week but I didn't email them about the watermark.
I don't think me emailing them is going to really do much when it comes to the abc logo going into the picture section of Countdown episodes. I only hope that the logo at least stays out of the the picture as the two episodes last weekend was getting quite ridiculous when the logo kept moving in, I'm surprised the logo won't end up in the middle of the screen at this rate :-(
I am very grateful rage even emailed me and took note of some of my requests so there isn't much any of us can do about the logo not staying to the very right unfortunately ...
I haven't really paid much attention to this stretching saga. Would I be right that they are doing this as most people own wide screens and not 4:3? I agree with everyone that why not air them as is in 4:3. Also how long has this been happening?
Thanks Nathan -seems like new guys in charge since 2017 or change of policy.Either way it's silly if the reason is to avoid black bars on a wide screen TV at the expense of the integrity of the clips/Countdown episodes.Personally I've always had 4:3 TV's and still do. Owned a wide screen a few years back just for watching DVD's in wide screen but that's it.
I don't think the stretching that occurs is malicious or the result of editorial direction, I think it is either incompetence or ignorance on the part of the people who digitise and parameterise the old analogue recordings.
It's probably different people at different times in the studio bringing their own biases or lack of understanding to the process, and that's why it happens to varying degrees and is quite random, from no stretching to really annoying stretching.
I'd really like a Playlist to be published on rage for this weekend. Nearly 6 pm, I have been refreshing for what seems like years
I've been refreshing the Rage website as well. We have Friday's play list so shouldn't be too much longer
Coming up on the VAULT tonight Type O Negative, Meshuggah, Dark Tranquility, "Strapping Young Lad", Corrosion Of Conformity, Napalm Death, Pantera, System of a Down and more. 2:01 am on ABCTV.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Stone Breaker
PRONG Rude Awakening
ROB ZOMBIE Dragula
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Detox
SAMAEL Jupiterian Vibe
CANNIBAL CORPSE Sentenced To Burn
PANTERA Drag The Waters
NAPALM DEATH Greed Killing
MESHUGGAH New Millenium Cyanide Christ
DARK TRANQUILITY Therein
TYPE O NEGATIVE Everything Dies
MARILYN MANSON Man That You Fear
MARILYN MANSON Long Hard Road Out Of Hell
MARILYN MANSON Tourniquet
KORN No Place To Hide
KORN Falling Away From Me
SKINLAB Second Skin
SKINLAB Know Your Enemies
MACHINE HEAD Ten Ton Hammer
SYSTEM OF A DOWN War
CLAWFINGER Pin Me Down
FEAR FACTORY Resurrection
FEAR FACTORY feat. GARY NUMAN Cars
COAL CHAMBER feat. OZZY OSBOURNE Shock The Monkey
ORGY Blue Monday
And the vault is on next week - a 119 minute episode.
Metal may be my most disliked genre - that or opera:thinking_face:
I guess they picked the genre that is the most polar opposite to the retro we are getting with Countdown! Did Countdown ever play a metal song? I don’t recall they ever did.
There was some Judas Priest the other week, but no, not much.
Haha, yeah, funny timing. I'm just in the process of editing that 1980 episode of Countdown that had the
… along with a description of what Heavy Metal is, so it's fair to say that they didn't play much of it!
Adorable stuff really.
I'm no fan either although I do have a little bit of Rammstein and System of a Down in my collection.
I like the "polar opposite of Countdown" theory. Sounds about right. And as long as we keep getting Countdowns I'm more than happy to keep skipping crappy Mondays.
Did they ever show any Iron Maiden videos?
I don't why Rage keeps on airing In your Room by Toni Pearen everytime they flashback it was aired in the Rage turns 30 special and the 92 /91 special just in the space of less than 12 months. I hope they can consider an Aussie Dance special that will screen " Walkaway Lover " and I want you by Toni Pearen, " My Enemy " and Satisfy the Groove " by Culture Shock , " Don't call me baby , who the hell are you and Reminicing by MADISON AVENUE
I can do for you , one in a million and I wanna love you right by EUPHORIA
I saw a UFO , Pictures and I love it by Sneaky Sound System
Don't hold back by Potbelleez
Shooting star by The Bag Raiders
There is so much good electronic dance made locally and internationally that unfortunately is not getting what it deserves
Here is an Iron Maiden snippet from Countdown in 1982 ...
Thanks for the I want you upload sensational song best years of my life ! I'm yet to discover / remember Joy by Toni Pearen if it's post 92
Toni and Danii Minogue had stacks of excellent dance videos throughout the 90s and Danii continued until the late noughties and shamefully she doesn't get much exposure!
Correct if I'm wrong but Danii hosted a Mardi Gras special sometime ago and if so did they play her songs who do u love now , this is it etc etc etc etc please Rage come back to great friendship with my Aussie Dance Diva Queen!
Tonight on the VAULT we're showcasing the iconic videos of director Mark Romanek. Expect to see Johnny Cash, k.d. lang, Iggy Pop, Nine Inch Nails, JAY-Z, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and more. 2:01am on ABCTV.
THE THE Sweet Bird Of Truth
ROBYN HITCHCOCK Madonna Of The Wasps
IGGY POP Beside You
KD LANG Constant Craving
FIONA APPLE Criminal
SONIC YOUTH Little Trouble Girl
WEEZER El Scorcho
G LOVE and SPECIAL SAUCE Cold Beverage
BECK Devil's Haircut
EELS Novocaine For The Soul
LENNY KRAVITZ Are You Gonna Go My Way?
EN VOGUE Free Your Mind
DE LA SOUL Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
JANET JACKSON Got 'Til It's Gone
MACY GRAY Do Something
MACY GRAY I Try
LENNY KRAVITZ If You Can't Say No
MICHAEL JACKSON Scream
MADONNA Bedtime Story
DAVID BOWIE Jump They Say
NINE INCH NAILS The Perfect Drug
NINE INCH NAILS Closer
JOHNNY CASH Hurt
JAY-Z 99 Problems
MICK JAGGER and LENNY KRAVITZ God Gave Me Everything
NO DOUBT Hella Good
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Can't Stop
LINKIN PARK Faint
There must be a rule at the ABC Rage office - no 70s or 80s on VAULT night during Retro Month.
Haha, ditto Nathan. Loving some 90's music is not mutually exclusive with loving the 80's.
Sometimes a picture explains things best
Same here love 90's music but not the alternative artists such as Nick Cave you see on Recovery. Love Oasis Blur Suede (talk about glam rock) Travis Radiohead and many others.
OMG!!! isn't 90s , 00s music ( the good ones ! ) considered "Vault " as the thread is titled ?
I would love more dance/pop/electronic-themed vaults, too, though more from the 80s and early to mid 90s than the late 90s/early 00s. 70s disco is welcome too.
Was it labelled 'retro' in 1993 or did that come later?
rage goes retro, came later about 10 years ago I think. I used to love it when it was just known as Countdown in January, none of this retro b#$$@^*t!
No VAULT tonight ... bummer! With 90s etc being played on the VAULT during January, we're overdue a 70s or 80s VAULT, I reckon.