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My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

I sent my Countdown suggestions to rage tonight on Facebook. I rarely use Facebook but keep it for certain musical things like Countdown requests. They now don't allow posts to automatically appear on their page due to lots of morons. But they will see my post and I posted it twice :-)

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Hi rage, with Countdown approaching in just over 4 weeks here are some of my episode suggestions, I hope any of them can air <3 Thank you so much x


COUNTDOWN: Date:17/08/1980
Show no: 253
Summary:CHERRY RIPE INTERVIEWS JAMES FREUD IN LONDON AND DJ'S FROM 6PM,5AD,7HT,3XY,4BC AND 2WS HOST THE SHOW AS A LEAD UP TO THE XANADU DANCING CONTEST.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE','WAITING FOR THE WEEKEND'
JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS 'PUPPET ON A STRING'
LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'COME AROUND'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS FROM:
ROLLING STONES, JONA LEWIE, KATE BUSH,
ROCKY BURNETTE, GRAHAM PARKER 'STUPEFACTION'


HUMDRUM ITEMS:
XANADU 'DANCIN'
CURE 'THE FOREST'
DEVO 'FREEDOM OF CHOICE'
MI-SEX 'IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I'M LAUGHING'


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COUNTDOWN: Date:22/06/1980
Show no: 245
Summary:SHOW IS HOSTED BY JAMES REYNE AND INCLS REGULAR SEGMENTS, CHARTBUSTERS AND HUMDRUM MUSIC NEWS, DURING WHICH MOLLY IV'S JANIS IAN RE HER SONGWRITING, GRAMMYS AND WORKING WITH GIORGIO MORODER.
STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'DOWNHEARTED'
CHRIS PELCER 'YOU CAN BE MY SLAVE'
JOHN FARNHAM 'HELP'
JANIS IAN 'FLY TOO HIGH'
JANIS IAN 'THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SUN'
VIDEO CLIPS FROM:
THE ROMANTICS, JUDIE TZUKE, SPARKS,
BROTHERS JOHNSON, THE VETERANS,
CHRISTOPHER, GARY NUMAN
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COUNTDOWN: Date:23/08/1981
Show no: 298
Summary:GUEST PRESENTER IS PAUL NORTHAM,LEAD SINGER FROM MEO245.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
TOYSHOW 'THEN I KISSED HIM'
GILLIAN EASTOE 'ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART'
SERIOUS YOUNG INSECTS 'TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING WORDS'
LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
SWANEE 'IF I WERE A CARPENTER'
MEO245 'OTHER PLACES'


OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS FROM:
TOYAH, RAINBOW, PHD, QUICK,KIM CARNES,
KIM WILDE, DEVO
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COUNTDOWN: Date: 28/02/1982
Show no: 317
Summary:THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY MOLLY, BILL WYMAN, CLIFF RICHARD AND ON VT ELTON JOHN FROM SYDNEY.
LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
INXS 'NIGHT OF REBELLION'
KEVIN BORICH EXPRESS 'GETTING SO EXCITED'
JO KENNEDY 'BODY & SOUL'
VIDEO CLIPS FROM: HEAVEN 17, LOVERBOY, QUATERFLASH, BILL WYMAN and more ...
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COUNTDOWN: Date:22/05/1983 Show no: 371
Summary:THIS EDITION OF COUNTDOWN FEATURED NO HOST OR STUDIO PERFORMANCES AND HUMDRUM WAS TAPED AT THE MIGHTY MUSIC MACHINE SHOP WHERE MOLLY IV'D OWNER RE HOW ALTERNATIVE, DANCE AND DISCO CHARTS ARE COMPILED. SHOW ENDED WITH MICHAEL JACKSON'S 'BEAT IT' VIDEO.
VIDEO CLIPS:
VENETIANS 'SOUND ON SOUND AND CLIPS FROM REAL LIFE, PRINCE, TEARS FOR FEARS, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, THOMAS DOLBY, SPANDAU BALLET AND MORE


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COUNTDOWN: Date:14/10/1984
Show no: 438
Summary:Summary: THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY COMEDY DUO LOS TRIOS RINGBARKUS WHO ARE PERFORMING SKETCHES BETWEEN CLIPS. MOLLY AND MEATLOAF PRESENTING HUMDRUM VIA SATELLITE FROM LONDON.
LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE:
EUROGLIDERS - MAYBE ONLY I DREAM
VIDEO CLIPS:
KAM SHA 'HE WILL SLEEP PLUS TINA TURNER, COREY HART
MADONNA, MODELS, BRONSKI BEAT, CULTURE CLUB, LOS TRIOS AND MORE
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COUNTDOWN: Date: 27/10/1985
Show no: 485
Summary: THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY MEMBERS FROM KIDS IN THE KITCHEN AND PRESENTS FTG OF MICHAEL JACKSON IN PERTH. MOLLY IV SCOTT FROM KIDS IN THE KITCHEN RE ALBUM.;
LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES:;
PSEUDO ECHO 'DON'T GO';
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN 'NOT THE WAY';
JOHN SWAN & BAND 'SAY YOU'LL DO SOMETHING';
VIDEO CLIPS FROM:
MARK EDWARDS, THE CURE, KATE BUSH, ICEHOUSE, RED BOX, SIMPLE MINDS AND MORE ...

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Hi Jason,

Very nice requests. I would love to have the 1984 and 1985 ones, especially sound on sound.

Thankyou for these great requests

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

I sent in my requests a few weeks ago. Last year I requested 3 Rock Arenas and 3 Countdowns - they played all 3 of my Rock Arenas and 2 of the Countdowns, so I was mightily chuffed.

So this year I've pushed the envelope and requested 8 shows - 5 Rock Arenas and 3 Countdowns. All the Countdowns are from 1980, none of the ones Jason requested.

If I get even half of my requests up, particularly the Rock Arenas, I'll be over the moon.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

I've put in my requests for Countdowns on the Rage Facebook site - most of them are the usual ones I've asked for over the years - hopefully they'll show some of them...


11 July 82 – James Reyne
19 Sept. 82 – Globos
31 Oct 82 – Various hosts.
1 May 83 – Lene Lovich
22 May 83 – No host
28 Aug 83 – Joan Armatrading
16 April 87 – Molly hosting from the Underground Disco

At least this year I know there shouldn't be too many (or any) repeated 1970's episodes as Rage showed several recently.

Here's hoping for a good January season...

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

I hope rage play some of my requested episodes, in particular, the 1985 episode I requested which I would love to have.

Regarding Countdown episode 1st May, 1983 with 'Lene Lovich' .... Lene hosted the episode of Countdown?

I have never noticed this episode in my archives!

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

From the lists I have, she did indeed host Countdown. It would make sense as I know she did come here around that time and appeared on the Don Lane Show as well.

I'm assuming that particular episode is in the Rage archive although I can't see any actual details of what's in that episode. I chose it simply because Ms. Lovich is hosting it - reason enough to choose it!

Yes, hope Rage plays everyone's picks with NO repeated episodes.....

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

The Lene Lovich episode has obviously been wrongly listed or something as it's not clearly documented in my Countdown Archived info on each show which I bought from the ABC. How brilliant!!!!!! Glad you spotted it Patrick, how stunning <3

I of course know Lene did Don Lane and have often wondered if she did Countdown as well during that visit

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Just wondering how you're making these requests, as visitor comments to the rage facebook page have now been disabled, other than on posts they make to the page. So you'd have to make these requests on a completely unreleated post, if doing so on facebook.

Rage have an email address, though they don't exactly publicise it.

The moderator/s on the facebook page rarely comment on or acknowledge other user's posts these days... which gives the impression they don't even read the comments left.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Nathan,

On this thread I posted this:


I sent my Countdown suggestions to rage tonight on Facebook. I rarely use Facebook but keep it for certain musical things like Countdown requests. They now don't allow posts to automatically appear on their page due to lots of morons. But they will see my post and I posted it twice :-)

It said the posts don't go on the rage Facebook page but they receive them and check them first, so I would presume that they get the messages we send them, hopefully

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Re: making requests, all I've done is hijack whatever the current post is on the Rage FB site and put in my requests that way.

I also sent my requests to the Rage email address as well so I've covered everything. Yes I know they don't seem keen on responding to anything these days but hopefully by doing those 2 things someone at Rage will take some notice.

A shame they don't seem terribly enthusiastic in responding to requests these days but I'm always hopeful they'll do a good January season anyway, we shall see.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

What is the email address?

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

rage@abc.net.au


I just send them my requests and I'm sure they'll read that too. Always better to make sure all bases are covered....

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Good idea, Patrick.

Yes, it seems rage run a very skeletal staff for their social media these days. It seemed to reduce to virtually nil after the federal election in July, for which coverage ran overtime into over an hour of the program for that night (Steel Panther guest programming). Unlike rage, they never aired it at a later date, either, other than part of it being shown again on the Tuesday night ABC repeat. Something has definitely changed at rage HQ.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Patrick
I've put in my requests for Countdowns on the Rage Facebook site - most of them are the usual ones I've asked for over the years - hopefully they'll show some of them...


11 July 82 – James Reyne
19 Sept. 82 – Globos
31 Oct 82 – Various hosts.
1 May 83 – Lene Lovich
22 May 83 – No host
28 Aug 83 – Joan Armatrading
16 April 87 – Molly hosting from the Underground Disco

At least this year I know there shouldn't be too many (or any) repeated 1970's episodes as Rage showed several recently.

Here's hoping for a good January season...

I was under the impression that episode 368 May 1 1983 was missing from the archives. I had no idea of who even hosted it. If that Lene Lovich episode exists it would be great to see. Do you know what is on that episode?

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

If that's the case wouldn't that make 1983 complete in the archives too?

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

RJ TAYLER
If that's the case wouldn't that make 1983 complete in the archives too?

I've got it that April 24 and May 1 are missing from the archives for 1983 - which is the two weeks after the Countdown awards. I've had a look in my TV Weeks for those 2 weeks and Countdown was scheduled so it's not like it wasn't shown due to some other broadcast commitments. Always happy if anything unexpected turns up.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

I've seen the 1 May 1983 one listed as hosted by Lene Lovich but have no other further details. It's a great shame if it is indeed missing from the archives but I'm always hopeful it's turned up somehow and ask for it anyway.

I have no idea how often the listings get updated so I ask for those shows in the event it's turned up. I'm still hopeful the Jackson Victory dance competition from 1984 shows up - although I know Rage have a videotaped copy from a fan.

We shall wait and see what Rage shows in January, not long to go now...

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Patrick
We shall wait and see what Rage shows in January, not long to go now...

Just like Big Kev "I'm Excited!".

No Recoveries... I hope.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

The ONLY Recoveries I am interested in are EPISODE RECOVERIES and not Recovery of Recovery Episodes.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Rage have no excuse to air any Recovery episodes as they showed several a few months ago.

Nor should Rage repeat any 1970's Countdown episodes as they aired a very generous batch only a few months ago too.

So I look forward to a January season of unrepeated Countdowns......

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Here's my Countdown requests for Rage 2017 Retro season and there were:
September 29 1981 Wendy Stapleton (Wendy & The Rocketts) (standby program)
January 3 1982 Molly (Summer Special #3 New Zealand Invasion)
January 10 1982 Molly (Summer Special #4 Export bands)
28-Sep-1986 and 04-Oct-1986 Episode 528
I've still been waiting for my requests to be on Rage in ages.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Patrick
Rage have no excuse to air any Recovery episodes as they showed several a few months ago.

Nor should Rage repeat any 1970's Countdown episodes as they aired a very generous batch only a few months ago too.

So I look forward to a January season of unrepeated Countdowns......


Yes, hopefully they've gotten both Recovery and repeated 70s Countdowns out of their system. Plus, they made a big deal about the 20th anniversary of Recovery this year; hopefully they'll give it a rest now.

Next year is the 30th anniversary of rage, and I noticed someone (who appears to be an ABC or general TV insider, based on their other edits) added this to the rage wikipedia page the other day:


Thirtieth Anniversary special

Rage's 30th anniversary occurred during April 2017. The nation will celebrate with a week of programming including two specially produced documentaries which will explore the uniquely Australian experience of watching the influential music show. The first will celebrate the incredible history of rage and explore its influence on Australian music and culture. The program will feature a plethora of musical talent and songs from across the decades, musicians whose work has been a mainstay of rage but who were also viewers themselves. The second, Songs from the Red Couch: 30 Years of Guests rage Programmers, will delve into the archives to relive some classic moments from our studio. Out of the thousands of songs programmed by our guests over the years a few have been chosen multiple times; those are songs that have resonated with artists from all genres, ages, genders and nationalities. Essentially this list makes up the best music videos of all time.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

ohnoitisnathan
The second, Songs from the Red Couch: 30 Years of Guests rage Programmers, will delve into the archives to relive some classic moments from our studio. Out of the thousands of songs programmed by our guests over the years a few have been chosen multiple times; those are songs that have resonated with artists from all genres, ages, genders and nationalities. Essentially this list makes up the best music videos of all time.

Right, so they'll play Aphex Twin "Windowlicker" which has been by quite a big margin the most selected Guest Programmer clip.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

Clip Magnet

Right, so they'll play Aphex Twin "Windowlicker" which has been by quite a big margin the most selected Guest Programmer clip.


Exactly. That was my thought when I read this.

Like all of their anniversary specials, I'm sure this one will be filled to the brim with 'alternative'/Triple-J/Recovery-friendly stuff, and anything pop or dance won't get a look in, other than a few of the most common videos.

Re: My COUNTDOWN suggestions for January to rage

I'm back (well didn't really disappear, kept reading posts but not posting) and ready for a top month. 😊 First thing is to get retro 16 off my hard drive and onto discs! Yikes, i have been lazy with my music this year. On this topic, i still can't believe rage haven't shown the first Countdown ep of 1985. They have sshown all the firsts from other years and i would love to see Kate Ceberano hosting. Got me thinking about time she was inducted into this years ARIA Hall of Fame.