Heard a blurb on ABC News radio about 30 minutes ago, promoting David Bowie on Doubel J, Digital Radio, and wait for it, Saturday's night Rage, so looks like Rage Retro week 3 is out the window. Hoping somebody's screwed up and they mean Friday night.
Awesome, thanks Frank. Always think five weeks of retro must be too good to be true, and there is always something to ruin it like Tennis, Hockey, and as I thought on this occation, a David Bowie special. As much as I love his music, but not at the expense of loosing countdown. Anyway, thanks for confirming, that's pleasing to hear.
Just a little PS, is there any chance Jason can please consider removing these nasty capture codes, had to enter one five times before getting this reply down.
Didn't the last Bowie special go for about 6 hours? So I'm guessing the only new additions are Tin Machine clips and Countdown interviews?
I got onto facebook a few days ago and asked if they could play some Countdown interviews with Bowie, of the top of my head, I mentioned the 20/3/83 and 16/11/80 episodes.
They're doing more Bowie Saturday morning from 9am, but quickly looking at the playlist it looks like repeat videos from Friday night/Sat morning.
Well having now watched all the Bowie special it was very good, congratulations to rage! I tend to prefer my retrospectives in chronological order, so the semi-random sequence of clips annoyed me a bit but it was very comprehesive and the interviews were generally very interesting.
rage played quite a few Bowie clips that are not commercially available. Taking the 2002 Bowie compilation DVD as the reference, they played 7 clips not on that release ("Sorrow", "Rubberband", "When I'm Five", "When The Wind Blows", "Drowned Girl", "Real Cool World" and "I Can't Read").
There are six pre-2002 clips they didn't play (the US version of "Blue Jean", "As The World Falls Down", "Fame '90", "Black Tie White Noise", "Buddha Of Suburbia", and "7 Years In Tibet"), maybe they no longer have these in the rage library.
For post 2002 clips, they only missed 3 as far as I can tell - "Slow Burn", "Love Is Lost", and "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" which I would assume are definitely in the rage library. These 3 are on YouTube in HD on Bowie official channels so no big loss there.
A bit disappointed they played only two of Tin Machine's 7 clips, especially not playing the 12 minute album promo which is head bending!
I've got a VHS copy of 'Black Tie, White Noise' from rage, aired as a new release in 1993, so they definitely had that in their library once.