Rage Retro Month Week 5
Lucky for us this year's January has 5 Saturdays! That means we can squeeze in one more night of Retro Month goodness.
Just when we thought it was all over this Retro Month snuck up on us with an extra weekend so it's a good thing we have a wealth of amazing retro material. If you're a fan of Boy George (it's a given for anyone who loves Retro Month) then we are playing a full Countdown special devoted to him. There is also an episode hosted by Jason Donovan featuring a performance from Noiseworks and an interview with The Pretenders. We even have an episode co-hosted by Vince Sorrenti and Martha David (Can you think of a better duo?).
Now this REALLY IS your last chance to soak up all the retro craziness, so if you want all of this plus the other bits and pieces of Countdown and Rock Arena fabulousness, do not miss out.
Join us for the final installment of Rage Goes Retro on Saturday 30th January from 10:30-11:30am, returning for the night from 11:31pm on ABC.
Regarding an episode of Countdown dedicated to Boy George, if it isn't the 1984
Culture Club repeat which I am sure it won't be, it will be the special 'Who's A Tart' from 1984 or it may be the 1987 episode from the Underground with Boy George fans
This is one of the Countdown's being played next weekend, it's okay ... The Renee Geyer clip, Time Bandits
and Motels are GEMS
Summary:THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY VINCE SORRENTI, JAMES REYNE, MARTHA DAVIS AND MOLLY. THE LINKS WERE PRE-RECORDED IN THE STREETS OF MELBOURNE.
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'IF THIS IS LOVE'
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN 'CURRENT STAND'
RENEE GEYER 'EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'DATE WITH DESTINY'
ARETHA FRANKLIN 'FREEWAY OF LOVE'
ALEX BROWN '(COME ON) SHOUT'
MOTLEY CRUE 'SMOKING IN THE BOY'S ROOM'
TIME BANDITS 'ENDLESS ROAD'
LAURA BRANIGAN 'SPANISH EDDIE'
UNCANNY X-MEN 'STILL WAITING'
V CAPRI 'HAUNTING ME'
KOO DE TAH 'TOO YOUNG FOR PROMISES'
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC 'LIKE A SURGEON'
CULTURE CLUB 'THE MEDAL SONG'
FAMILY 'SCREAMS OF PASSION'
PHIL COLLINS '(BILLY) DON'T LOSE MY NUMBER'
HAROLD FALTERMEYER 'AXEL F'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'LIVE IT UP'
BILLY JOEL YOU'RE ONLY HUMAN'
MADONNA 'ANGEL/INTO THE GROOVE'
DREAM ACADEMY 'LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN'
MADONNA 'CRAZY FOR YOU'
EURYTHMICS 'THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL'
MODELS 'OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT'
TINA TURNER 'WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO'
The '85 episode looks good. Love "Endless Road" - remember buying the 45.
I think the episode related to Jason Donovan is episode 553 May 10 1987. I don't think he hosts it, he is just interviewed on it.
I didn't see it in the archives section so here is an edited run down of it.
Jump Incorporated - Turn It On
Cattletruck - Leave Me
Big Pig - Boy Wonder
Noiseworks - Take Me Back
Wa Wa Nee - One And One
Janet Jackson - Let's Wait A While
Level 42 - Running In The Family
Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender
Dance Like A Mother - You Ain't So Tough
Man 2 Man - Male Stripper (probably Countdown audience dancing)
Paul Lekakis - Boom Boom (ditto)
Carmel - Sally
Pretenders - Hymn To Her
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Plus short clip of Boy George thanking his fans.
Interviews with The Pretenders and Jason Donovan
WOW, if that is the 1987 episode it is actually a decent one from 1987!
Big Big - Boy Wonder live in the Countdown studio, Wa Wa Nee's One and One and Jump Incorporated!
And Dance Like A Mother with You Ain't So tough video
Yep, this must be the one as it mentions Pretenders as well. Okay, 2 episodes we know will be on next weekend, I hope for at least 2 more early 80s episodes from 1980 and 1981!!!!!!!!
Thanks Guru for including the 1987 info, weird that it isn't in my archives. I will check my paper archives book for it!
We need 6 more episodes this Saturday night to make up last years total. I don't think it's going to happen. This Saturday line up sounds pretty good. Anyway, good that requests got played this year.
Excited about the 1985 episode, I remember it from the time, and not really knowing who Martha Davis was, but "Shame" is fantastic.
Also Endless Road, Spanish Eddie, Renee Geyer, and hopefully the video for Current Stand rather than the quite dreadful version shown this week with the ******** superimposed car!
Also wondering what "The Medal song" is doing there, was it actually released as late as this and flopped?
The Man 2 Man/Paul Lekakis tracks would definitely be the Countdown dancers, as rage have aired a medley of that featuring Countdown dancers before as a standalone video.