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Can you please sent me the information and details of Lene Lovich and James Freud episodes from Countdown with live performances, music videos, interviews, Chartbusters, Humdrum and National Top 10 that shown in the first Rage Goes Retro Month of 2017?
Here they are. If a few people could run their eyes over them and correct any errors that would be much appreciated.
COUNTDOWN May 1st, 1983 (Show 368: HOSTED BY LENE LOVICH)
Lene Lovich – Maria
04:00 Billy Idol – White Wedding
07:30 Men at Work – Overkill
11:00 Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me with Science
15:00 Wham! – Wham Rap
18:20 Icehouse – Street Café
22:30 Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
27:30 Skyhooks – Excerpt of Ego, very short and terse interview with
Shirley and Red by Molly.
31:30 Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
35:30 Surfing Competition
36:45 Tears for Fears – Change
40:30 The Divinyls – Siren (Never Let You Go)
43:00 Red Gum – I Was Only Nineteen
48:00 Top Ten:
(10) Joan Armatrading – Drop the Pilot
(09) Billy Idol – White Wedding
(08) Red Gum – I Was Only Nineteen
(07) Chris de Burgh – Don’t Pay the Ferryman
(06) Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
(05) Men at Work – Overkill
(04) Cocker & Warnes – Up Where We Belong
(03) Prince – 1999
(02) David Bowie – Let’s Dance
(01) Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
49:45 Short interview with Lene Lovich by Molly.
51:15 Michael Jackson – Beat It (Number 1 prediction)
COUNTDOWN - April 5th, 1981 (279: James Freud)
Ward 13 – See Venice and Die
03:30 Roxy Music – Jealous Guy
08:30 Ian Dury – Superman’s Big Sister
11:00 Countdown Chartbusters
The Pretenders – Message of Love
Visage – Fade to Grey
Diana Ross – My Old Piano
Styx – Best of Three
Steve Winwood – When You See a Chance
Loverboy – Turn me Loose
Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
17:24 The Angels – Ice Man Come in From the Cold
20:00 Juice Newton – Angel of the Morning
23:30 Peter Gallagher – Baby
Interview with Peter Gallagher by Molly about the film The Idolmaker
30:00 Ignatious Jones – They Won’t Let My Girlfriend Talk to Me
34:00 Boys – Hurt Me Babe
37:30 Humdrum including excerpts from:
The Reels – Shout and Deliver
Colin Steed – Wheels of Love
Hall and Oates – Diddy Doo ***
42:30 James Freud & Berlin – Automatic Crazy
46:00 Top Ten:
(10) Police – Doo Doo Doo Da Da Da
(09) Jona Lewie – Stop the Calvary
(08) Dr. Hook – Wild Colonial Boy
(07) Blondie – Rapture
(06) Eddie Rabbitt – I Love a Rainy Night
(05) John Lennon – Woman
(04) Sheena Easton – Morning Train (9 to 5)
(03) Dr. Hook – Girls Can Get It
(02) Swingers – Counting the Beat
50:00 Interview with Juice Newton by Molly with Peter Gallagher and James
51:30 (01) Adam and the Ants – Ant Music
Excellent work Eamonn, thanks for that.
I'm sure Jason will add these to the archive runsheets.
One minor correction - the Steve Winwood song is 'While You See a Chance', not 'When You See a Chance'.
I haven't watched the second episode yet. I'm dying to know what word the censored *** is in the Hall & Oates song title
I didn't notice that. The word is 'Wop'???
I'll update my copy now and the post if I can figure out how.
Thanks for posting these.
Another couple of minor corrections from the same episode...
The song by The Angels is called 'Into The Heat"
Styx 'The Best Of Times'
I know it's not Jason's doing, but I find it quite funny how innocuous words like d@mn and w0p are censored here.
One thing some of the archivists at the ABC have done in their run sheets is not note when there is a Live on Countdown performance or done the opposite and put down a Live on Countdown Performance when it was video clip. So only thing I would do is put in brackets is: Lene Lovich - Maria (Live in the Countdown Studios clip)
One thing about the awesone James Freud hosted 5/4/'81 show that I can't figure out is if this show has been missing is how come The Angels' Countdown performance of the excellent track "Into The Heat" has been on youtube for years? It's not time coded, but does have the ABC watermark on it I think - so was this shown on another episode as well because I can't find it anywhere else?!
The 1981 James Freud episode and Lene Lovich episodes probably were not lost, they obviously were not archived in ABC's Countdown system and rage probably had no idea they were shows not archived correctly.
Again, whomever archived all the info on each existing Countdown episode made many errors on what was and wasn't Countdown performances or videos and it looks like they also missed episodes that were not archived in their run sheets of each episode. So who knows how many other episodes are not archived but exist still at the ABC.
If I could, I would give my services for free and volunteer at the ABC to look for any other episodes not archived and archive them properly!
The other possibility is that there were typos on the show names when they were entered into the database of the archive's contents, e.g. maybe they were listed under COUTNDOWN or something like that, so they don't appear when you search for them.
I have worked the mystery out re: Angel's Into the Heat. The clip they show "live in the studio" first appeared on ep. 274 from 1/3/'81 hosted by Russell Morris, which is an episode Rage played many years ago. All they have done here is just re-played the performance. Looking forward to later today to see what will be forthcoming tomorrow night....