Oh please enough of the 80s eps.
I have seen most of these already. Could you please play a few from the 70s. 31 August 1975 featuring Sherbet, JPY. 29 September 1979 featuring Rainbow. 12 August 1979 featuring Sherbs, Dave and the Derros great ep this one.....!! Would much appreciate it....
The episode with Rainbow was actually Ep 217 October 28 1979 (it has a wrong date recorded in these archives) and Rage have shown that episode, they have also shown the August 12 1979 episode.
August 31 1975 Sherbet has been shown 4 times already on Rage to be the most repeated episode along with July 8 1979 (Iggy Pop - I'm Bored live). Not sure how many more times we need to see those but I think I've had enough of them.
Unfortunately there are only 46 surviving episodes from the 70's and Rage have shown every one of them...most of them multiple times. Rather than keep on repeating these I would rather watch DVD recordings made when Rage showed them and see some unaired material instead.
The 5 80's episodes they are showing this week have never been aired on Rage so I'm not sure where you would have seen these unless you are referring to at the time of the original broadcast.
Exactly Guru Bob,
rage have exhausted all 70s Countdown's over and over and there is nothing left to play. I am not sure either where these people have seen these 80s episodes of Countdown time and time again when rage have played no repeated Countdown
s this month at all since the original air date!
I love both 70's and 80's episodes but the 70's ones have been aired while the 80's haven't. But there are plenty of non Countdown odds and ends from the 70's - as we saw last week. Any 70's music related docos,concerts or clips are very welcome additions to retro night.
And of course there are hundreds of Flashez inserts in the vaults - will be requesting Rage to play some more of these next January.
What does botther me about tonight's programming are all the very common video clips in between the Countdown episodes.
There are soooo many standard video clips in betweeb that have been played to death over and over, this takes up a lot of time of actual ABC ARCHIVAL material!
The un aired 2 or so Flashez episodes left to play could have easily filled up this time and any interview spinets etc like we had last week. I hate when rage do common clips galore in between Countdown's, but hey ... what do you do ...
I would love them to show GTK . I know they have one on Samantha Sang pre-Emotion Fame.
Yep, the common clips are a bit of a bore/waste of space. I see rage have probably chosen these artists because they appear on the Countdown episode or in the top 10 of the episode shown. But why couldn't they e.g. have picked a rarer/unseen before on rage Donna Summer video than 'She Works Hard For the Money' again?
Hi I have not seen a lot of those 70s eps since they first aired. Most of the 80s ones this retro I remember from original airing and or from repeats.I just personally prefer 70s music and love the old eps. Brings back some great memories of my youth....Was the best music back then IMO
If they have shown all the 70s ones then I'm wondering.. How many years has the retro month been going for? I've only got four of them and a couple of those was years ago from someone on here so I mustn't have been watching them for long...
Retro month has been a thing since 1993, I believe, back when it was only Countdowns shown.
I didn't really become a regular retro month watcher until 2002; shocking, I know!
I loved when it wasn't 'retro month'
It should have always stayed just Countdown and then the intro of Rock Arena and that is it. And I have transferred most of my VHS to DVD.
I started watching and taping from 1993, thank goodness
Yes actually I tend to agree. Countdown eps all the way. They were more to my liking than Rock Arena...etc.
Hi Chad, like Jason (and probably Guru Bob) I have been recording these since 1993 and have them on VHS up until 2005 and then recorded onto disc post 2005. I actually used to ring up the rage hotline (where you could listen to the playlist being read out and it cost a fortune) in 1992 and begged them to play Countdown episodes when you could leave a message after the beep. Ahh, they were the years! I used to do this weekly for about 6 months and bugger me, that night in January 1993 was amazing.
I'd forgotten about the Rage hotline! Many times in 1992-93 I rang them to listen to the recorded message detailing every song they would be playing that night. They'd even recite the whole top 50/60 before it aired (or afterwards if you missed something).
I also remember the brief period when Rage was simulcast on FM radio, so often I'd be taping songs on cassette as well as VHS.