4 Countdown's on rage goes retro 1 and two of the episodes are my requests !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES .. rage LOVE ME INDEED!xoxoxoxo My requests are 28/09/1980 and 24/07/1983, I can't believe they are playing
both of these, the 1980 in particular I SOOOOOOOO wanted! The other two Countdown episodes are from 1984 and and 1986, 1986 episode is horrible and 1984 is GREAT .... Also 2 Rock Arena episodes. ALL info BELOW! :-)
rage this Saturday night and starts at 11:21 pm
COUNTDOWN September 28th, 1980
COUNTDOWN December 14th, 1986
ROCK ARENA April 25th, 1987
COUNTDOWN July 24th, 1983
COUNTDOWN May 6th, 1984
ROCK ARENA July 7th, 1984
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Show no: 259
Summary:THE SHOW IS HOSTED BY THE LEAD SINGERS FROM THE BANDS WHO PERFORMED LIVE ON THE SHOW.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
XTC 'GENERALS & MAJORS'
LISA BADE 'TRAVELLER IN THE NIGHT'
SWANEE 'OL ROSIE'
EDITH BLISS 'TWO SINGLE BEDS'
FLOWERS 'WE CAN GET TOGETHER'
NUMBERS 'FIVE LETTER WORD'
MARK GILLESPIE 'ONLY HUMAN'
JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS 'PUPPET ON A STRING'
MONITORS 'SINGING IN THE 80'S'
RICHARD CLAPTON 'GET BACK TO THE SHELTER'
INNOCENTS 'SOONER OR LATER'
MI-SEX 'IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I'M LAUGHING'
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'BABY GET AWAY'
AIR SUPPLY 'ALL OUT OF LOVE'
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'INDISPOSED'
COLD CHISEL 'STAR HOTEL'
ANGELS 'FACE THE DAY'
LISA BADE 'TRAVELLER IN THE NIGHT'
SWANEE 'OL ROSIE'
EDITH BLISS 'TWO SINGLE BEDS'
FLOWERS 'WE CAN GET TOGETHER'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDO CLIPS:
RANDY VANWARMER 'WHAT EVER YOU DECIDE'
POINTER SISTERS 'HE'S SO SHY'
PRETENDERS 'TALK OF THE TOWN'
AC/DC 'YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG'
GARY NUMAN 'I DIE YOU DIE'
SIOUXIE & THE BANSHEES 'CHRISTIE'
ROXY MUSIC 'OH YEAH'
DAVID ESSEX 'HOT LOVE'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
KATE BUSH 'BABOOSHKA'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'MAGIC'
ROLLING STONES 'EMOTIONAL RESCUE'
IRENE CARA 'FAME'
ROCKY BURNETTE 'FALLIN' IN LOVE'
DIANA ROSS 'UPSIDE DOWN'
ROMANTICS 'WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU'
LEO SAYER 'MORE THAN I CAN SAY'
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN/ELO 'ZANADU'
GENGHIS KAHN ' MOSCOW'
Show no: 539
Summary:POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING OVERSEAS AND LOCAL TALENT, THIS COUNTDOWN IS LIVE TO AIR, INCLUDING LIVE CROSSES TO THE SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SETTING UP FOR THE ELTON JOHN CONCERT IT IS AN INSERT SHOW WITH LIVE HOSTS INCLUDING KIRK PENGILLY, ROSS WILSON, ANGRY ANDERSON AND GREEDY SMITH. MOLLY (WITH HAT) INTERVIEWS KIRK PENGILLY RE AUSTRALIAN BANDS TOURING AUSTRALIA AND
INXS' NEW ALBUM, MOLLY INTERVIEWS ANGRY ANDERSON REROSE TATTOO'S NEW ALBUM AND PUB TOUR, ANGRY ANDERSON PRESENTS MOLLY WITH KEN DONE T-SHIRT ADVERTISING ROSE TATTOO, MOLLY INTERVIEWS ROSS WILSON RE NEW ABULM ANDAUSTRALIAN BANDS TOUR AUSTRALIA, MOLLY INTERVIEWS GREEDY SMITH RE AUSTRALIAN BANDS TOUR AUSTRALIA AND NEW SONG 'PARADISE'. US TOP FIVE ARE READ ONLY, UK TOP 5
ARE READ ONLY AND NATIONAL TOP TEN ARE READ ONLY WITH CLIP OF NUMBER 2 PSEUDO ECHO 'FUNKYTOWN'
INXS/JIMMY BARNES 'GOOD TIMES' (6.43)
ROSE TATTOO 'GET IT RIGHT' (14.43)
MONDO ROCK 'PRIMITIVE LOVE RITES' (28.15)
V SPY V SPY '(DON'T) TEAR IT DOWN' (37.48)
JOHN FARNHAM 'PRESSURE DOWN' (47.21)
PSEUDO ECHO 'FUNKYTOWN' (55.06)
CYNDI LAUPER 'CHANGE OF HEART' (0.32)
NICK KAMEN 'EACH TIME YOU BREAK MY HEART' (10.10)
POLICE 'DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME' (17.42)
WANG CHUNG 'EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT' (22.49)
HOWARD JONES 'YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU (DON'T YOU)'
JANET JACKSON 'CONTROL' (42.02)
NATIONAL TOP 10-1:
CUTTING CREW '(I JUST) DIED IN YOUR ARMS' (51.39)
BANGLES 'WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN' (51.46)
THE PRETENDERS 'DON'T GET ME WRONG'
STACEY Q 'TWO OF HEARTS (52.14)
COMMUNARDS 'DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY'
PAUL SIMON 'YOU CAN CALL ME AL' (52.37)
CHRIS DE BURGH 'LADY IN RED' (52.52)
BILLY IDOL 'TO BE A LOVER' (53.07)
PSEUDO ECHO 'FUNKYTOWN' (53.19)
JOHN FARNHAM 'YOU'RE THE VOICE' (53.35)
Show no: 380
Summary:SHOW HOSTED BY DJ'S IAN GRACE FROM 2SM AND GARY SHANNON FROM 6PM AND INCLUDES HUMDRUM MUSIC NEWS DURING WHICH RAP DANCER, ARTHUR TSIMBOURIS, PERFORMS AND MOLLY IV'S HIM RE HIS AGE, WHAT SCHOOL HE GOES TO AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO WHEN HE GROWS UP. ALSO SHOWS FTG OF RAP DANCE IN STREET AND IV FAY WAYBILL FROM BAND, THE TUBES, RE WRITING SONGS TO GO WITH VIDEOS.
HOODOO GURUS 'TOJO';
HAYSI FANTAYZEE 'SHINY SHINY';
LOVERBOY 'HOT GIRLS IN LOVE';
JOAN ARMATRADING 'CALL ME NAMES';
ROBERT HAZZARD 'ESCALATOR OF LIFE';
ALTERED IMAGES 'DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE' AND IV SINGER CLARE;
SPANDAU BALLET 'TRUE';
TUBES 'SHE'S A BEAUTY';
ELTON JOHN 'CALL IT THE BLUES';
MICHAEL JACKSON 'BEAT IT';
EURYTHMICS 'SWEET DREAMS';
TIM FINN 'FRACTION TOO MUCH FRICTION';
REAL LIFE 'SEND ME AN ANGEL';
EDDY GRANT 'ELECTRIC AVENUE';
ELTON JOHN 'I'M STILL STANDING';
CULTURE CLUB 'CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND';
BONNIE TYLER 'TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART';
POLICE 'EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE';
IRENE CARA 'FLASHDANCE'
Show no: 415
Summary:THIS SHOW WAS HOSTED BY MOLLY WHO SHOWED AN EXCERPT OF A VIDEO MADE BY MEMBERS FROM FLINDERS NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL ABOUT THEIR COUNTDOWN IMITATION SHOW.
ICEHOUSE 'TAKING THE TOWN'
MONDO ROCK 'BABY WANTS TO ROCK'
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN 'BITTER DESIRE'
MI-SEX 'BLUE DAY'
THE CARS 'YOU MIGHT THINK' AND IV RE BEING ROMANTIC,
WRITING SONGS, MEANING OF GROUP NAME
THE TWINS 'NOT THE LOVING KIND'
THOMPSON TWINS 'DOCTOR DOCTOR'
INDUSTRY 'STATE OF THE NATION'
BIG COUNTRY 'IN A BIG COUNTRY' (EXCERPT) OVERLAYED BY IV RE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUDIO AND LIVE PERFORMANCES, ALBUM RECORDING.
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS 'I WANT A NEW DRUG (CALLED LOVE)'
BETTE MIDLER 'BEAST OF BURDEN' AND IV RE FILMING VIDEO
CLIP WITH MICK JAGGER
BILLY IDOL 'REBEL YELL'
MARYLYN 'CALLING YOUR NAME'
NIK KERSHAW 'WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD'
INXS 'I SEND A MESSAGE'
CYNDI LAUPER 'GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN'
THOMPSON TWINS 'HOLD ME NOW'
KENNY LOGGINS 'FOOTLOOSE'
NENA '99 LUFT BALLOONS'
WIERD AL JANKOVIC 'EAT IT'
July 7 - 1984
A ONE HOUR MUSIC SHOW HOSTED BY SUZANNE DOWLING WHO BRIEFLY INTRODUCES EACH ARTIST. ;PROMO 1 BY SUZANNE DOWLING (0.00); PROMO 2 BY SUZANNE DOWLING(0.37);PUBLIC IMAGE 'BAD LIFE'(1.56);ROXY MUSIC 'BOTH ENDS BURNING'(6.53);EXPLORERS 'LORELEI'(10.44);DECKCHAIRS 'WALKING IN THE DARK'(15.19) ;BRODERICK SMITH 'LEAH'(19.14) ;THE SPIKES 'SHE'S MELTING'(21.36) ;DROP BEARS 'PROUD'(24.56);POINTER SISTERS 'AUTOMATIC'(28.35);POINTER SISTERS 'JUMP'(32.32);HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS 'BETTY'S WORRY OR THE SLAB'(37.18);HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS 'TALKING TO A STRANGER'(45.17);THE CALL 'SCENE BEYOND DREAMS' (51.45);THE CALL 'THE WALLS CAME DOWN'(55.33) ;EMMYLOU HARRIS 'BORN TO RUN'(59.37)
ROCK ARENA - April 25 1987
2.00 FF#1 OPENING TITLES;
2.17 FF#2 VS CLUB NOUVEAU VIDEO CLIP "LEAN ON ME";
6.14 MLS ZI MS DOWLING;
6.53 FF#3 VS TIM FINN VIDEO CLIP "MADE MY DAY";
10.24 FF#4 VS TIM FINN VIDEO CLIP "NO THUNDER, NO FIRE, NO RAIN";
14.21 FF#3 VS TIM FINN VIDEO CLIP "YOU SAVED MY WORLD";
17.29 MS DOWLING;
17.50 FF#3 VS SPANDAU BALLET PERFORM "COMMUNICATION" LIVE ON TV PROGRAM "ROCK OF THE EIGHTIES #1";
21.17 FF#3 VS SPANDAU BALLET PERFORM "TRUE" LIVE ON TV PROGRAM "ROCK OF THE EIGHTIES #1";
27.36 FF#3 VS SPANDAU BALLET PERFORM "GOLD" LIVE ON "ROCK OF THE EIGHTIES #1";
32.26 FF#3 VS SPANDAU BALLET PERFORM "LIFELINE" LIVE ON "ROCK OF THE EIGHTIES #1";
36.29 MLS ZI MS DOWLING;
37.15 FF#5 VS FLEETWOOD MAC VIDEO CLIP "DREAMS";
41.20 FF#5 VS FLEETWOOD MAC VIDEO CLIP "DON'T STOP";
44.48 FF#6 VS LINDSAY BUCKINGHAM VIDEO CLIP "TROUBLE";
48.33 FF#6 VS FLEETWOOD MAC VIDEO CLIP "BIG LOVE";
51.56 MCU DOWLING;
52.31 FF#2 VS WARD BROTHERS VIDEO CLIP "CROSS THAT BRIDGE"
Sounds like it will be an excellent night! Jason, do you know if any of these have been aired before on rage, as I don't have my list with me of what i have?
Cheers Guru, pleased to hear that they are all "new" episodes. Suzanne Dowling's clothing fashions always are interesting to the say the least!
Thanks Jason for the full rundown (which is not on the website!!). I am stunned - I wrote to rage in November requesting 3 Rock Arenas and 3 Countdowns - and they are playing 2 of each of my requests!! 4 episodes in total!!! I am in shock!!!! Thank you rage!
Seems both us us are getting some of our requests this weekend Clip Magnet
That was a great Retro night. I even enjoyed the 1986 Countdown more than I thought I would. If the other four Saturdays are anything like that we are in for a great summer.
I haven't watched it all yet... but I'm wondering, was it just my reception, or did the 1983 Countdown episode in particular show a lot of artifacts? It almost looked like watching an aged VHS. I know the source material is old and subject to deterioration, but I've never seen an episode of Countdown digitised this badly before.
I did notice that the 1984 run sheet was not quite right - it said the Mondo Rock and Mi-Sex songs were "video clips" but in fact they were Countdown Studio performances and Kids In The Kitchen was from the Countdown Awards.
Yeah I saw the lines through the 1980 episode also.
Part of Saturday night's show should be repeated on Tuesday night (technically Wednesday morning) on ABC1, as that's when they repeat part of the Saturday night 'guest programmer' show.
Looking at the TV guide, rage airs on ABC1 this Wednesday morning from 12:02am to 2:18am, so maybe they'll repeat the first two Countdowns shown + a bit of something else?
I have only watched the 1980 episode so far from last night, as my wife promised to stay up and watch one. I found thst episode to have some faults, particular down both sides of the screen. May sound like a silly question, but what exactly does "digitised" mean?
I did notice on the 1980 episode there were many 'tape rot' lines, but hey. 1980, was 35 years ago!. Overall, at least it is still playable. I am just ECSTATIC I have Edith Bliss, she was SUBLIME xoxoxoxo
As for the 1983 episode, it looked rather fine to me. These episodes of Countdown and Rock Arena are obviously going to have some faults, they were not recorded in the last 10 years! ... It is all part of the charm x
Who requested the 86 episode? That was amazing as it offered something a little different from outside the studio. I regard this episode as one of the last great Countdowns as watching the 87 eps is like watching a loved one slowly die! The later the episodes the better for me because I discovered my love of music in 86
Very interesting, when Rage receive a latest release clip on tape do they transfer that clip to another tape and include the supers? I wish they weren't so mysterious!, lol.
The late '86 episodes are great. Like Nathan that was when I had a love of music and started watching Countdown every week, from about August '86 and seeing Madonna at No.1 with 'Papa Don't Preach'. A couple of years ago, I requested the 16/11/86 episode. I recall it didn't appeal to many, but I loved it.
Also, I just recently discovered the video for Mondo's 'Baby Wants To Rock' on YouTube. It looks like it was taken from a Rock Arena episode. Going by the quality of it, it looks like it was taken from rage. Does anyone know what episode this was and what year it was shown on rage? I have missed a few Rock Arena's over the years, as I only had a DVD Recorder with no HDD, and often timer recorded the rest of the Countdowns when I went to bed.
...and the video for 'Baby Wants To Rock' rocks!
Thank you all for a very comprehensive explanation of "digitised". Some interesting reading there & it appeared to have kicked off some interesting conversation ☺
I have noticed the super for Shadow Of The Day by Linkin Park reappears briefly after it fades out. Does it every time.
Thanks so much for explaining all that. It's all very technical but I understand it. Before you explained it I was thinking what will happen when Rage is no more?(I know that's not a very nice thought but like us, nothing lasts forever) as the whole music library of what must be around 100k clips now would all have the rage logo and supers on them and would render the whole library not fit for broadcast. How did you find out about all this detailed information? I could ask you endless questions about the production aspects of Rage, lol.
Runaway Train by Kasey Chambers has an interesting fault when she last guest programmed, the Rage logo can be seen ever so slightly right from the start of the clip when of course it shouldn't be there at all.
Nathan, rage posted a tweet (I don't do twitter, but saw it reposted somewhere) circa 2012 saying they 'now have 30k videos in the library', which I thought was surprisingly low. I assume that includes stand-alone Countdown/Recovery/The Factory/Countdown Revolution/GTK etc. 'videos' they have aired, which makes it even more surprising.
Presumably that figure isn't inclusive of the entire ABC archives music content, though? They must have thrown out so much over the years.
There are a handful of 4:3 aspect ratio clips where rage have embedded the rage logo and artist/title super starting in the left 16:9 area, so some of the super is chopped off when recording in 4:3. Billy Idol's 'Eyes Without a Face', Grayson Hugh's 'Talk It Over' and Seal's 'Crazy' are 3 that I've noticed.
Interesting, I don't think the some of the staffers know what their talking about at times, lol. I recall reading on the old forum that they said they have 60k clips back in 2009 so I assumed that would have grown a lot more in the last several years. When you think about all the trash they play on Friday nights over the years and including all the Countdown clips, many which no longer appear on Rage outside of those Countdown and Rock Arena episodes, it is a surprise them saying they only have 30k. Might be worth asking on the FB page, repeatedly if necessary so we can find out for sure.
Thanks Guru and Clip Magnet for the details on the Rock Arena episode feat. 'Baby Wants To Rock'. Now I have to go through my old VHS tapes and see if I have it. Cheers.
I have the Rock Arena episode of Baby Wants To Rock on VHS which I recorded on rage goes retro 2003 ish?
As most of you know that performance of 'Baby Wants To Rock' on 6/5/84 Countdown last week was a repeat performance from the 8/4/84 Countdown episode which was co-hosted by Marilyn & Molly. Now, the video for it shows excerpts of them performing in the Countdown studio, so I can only assume that the video was made in mid April or early May after the studio performance. That's different, cause usually artists make the video first before doing any promotion.
Do you know exactly which episode of Rock Arena this Angel Witch - Angel Witch video aired on??: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IkOC5vYDl8
Edit: I found out it's from September 17th, 1983 - Heavy Metal II.
This SUCKS! I have this on DVD-R, but unfortunately the jackass that recorded it took out the Angel Witch video, it goes straight to the Motley Crue - Livewire video after the Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin' video.
That is a HUGE disappointment.
I guess there's no way I could swap with anyone for a DVD-R or high quality copy of the uncut Heavy Metal II Rock Arena program is there?
I have loads of metal DVD-R's from all over the world to offer.
Please, no .mp4 files, I'm really hoping for like a DVD-R done with a standalone DVD Recorder, or if this aired on RAGE some kind of uncompressed .MPG or .VOB file.
Rage has played some amazing metal videos over the years that I wish I could've caught.
Please email me if someone can help me: Evildeadrules99@hotmail.com
A few weeks back I saw in the electronic programme guide that night from 12:30am-12:40am it listed 'Mondo Rock'. Curious, I timer recorded it and the next day I watched it, it was a repeat of Sunrise music performances of Mondo Rock. They played two songs in the studio. First track 'Come Said The Boy', the second and the title that came up on the screen 'CRUEL WORLD' WTF? I had a laugh. Seriously, music researchers are f@#ked!