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Starting a thread for this specific purpose...
J Geils has died. This Friday night rage are airing a mini-tribute commencing from the start of the show.
THE J. GEILS BAND Love Stinks (EMI)
J GEILS BAND Centerfold (EMI)
J GEILS BAND Freeze Frame (EMI)
This weekend is the 30th anniversary special. None of my 5 clips got selected.
A couple of rarely seen/haven't been seen on rage for a long time videos are airing.
TORI AMOS God (Warner) - hasn't aired since 1994.
FISCHER Z Perfect Day (BMG) - hasn't aired since 2008
BLACK Wonderful Life () - aired on 2013 but during the watermark in 4:3 area of screen years
GLENN MEDEIROS Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You () - wouldn't have aired since 1988
THE HUMMINGBIRDS Blush (Polydor) - gets an airing every so often though
CURVE Horror Head (Universal (MCA)) - hasn't aired since 2000.
Good idea for a thread.
The Fischer Z song is one of my favourites from 1988.
Wow at Glenn Medeiros, not because I like it particularly, but it's possibly one of the most un-Rage-like videos I can think of.
None of my 5 videos got selected either which rather annoys me.
Seeing some of them I chose got played so much on Saturday nights when rage began, anyhow...
It seems only myself, Guru Bob, Nathan and a few others here are the ones who request anything remotely interesting on rage. The 'general viewers' choices are more than standard nothingness, what a seriously boring Playlist this Saturday night. I hope the rage specials coming up on Monday night etc, like the doco's are somewhat more interesting ...
I too found Glen Medeiros an interesting choice simply because I haven't seen it on rage since the OZ TOP 50.
J Geils died? ... Dear me ... His music always reminds me of COuntdown 1982
I thought the requests had to be 1987 onwards. There are some on the playlist that are way before.
It is incredibly frustrating that such common videos made the cut, ones that are so easily obtainable, even for the general public who can easily watch them on youtube or VEVO. It makes you wonder why anyone would list them, given the infinite possibilities of a top 5 of almost anything, even with the "limitation" of starting at 1987 (which they and Rage have ignored).
I didn't send a list of requests because I assumed it wouldn't be considered anyway. I've made several requests over the years through the request function on the website (nothing obscure, all charting songs that have videos that were originally aired, such as 'It's Your Move' by Zan), which have never been acknowledged, nor have the videos ever eventuated.
I saw the playlist and what c r a p to celebrate 30 years! None of my videos got played either. The closest was Fleetwood Mac's 'Seven Wonders'. I requested 'Big Love'.
This weekend's playlist are up. My playlist wasn't chosen again...
Some retro videos that haven't been shown for a while airing this weekend:
NATALIE COLE Pink Cadillac ()
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Temperamental (Virgin)
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Tennessee (EMI)
IGNATIUS JONES Like A Ghost () (did your playlist get chosen Jason?)
JODY WATLEY Looking For A New Love ()
PEBBLES Girlfriend ()
MALCOLM McLAREN Deep In Vogue (Epic) (though aired on a Vault Monday night ep recently)
GRANDMASTER CHICKEN and DJ DUCK Check Out The Chicken ()
SKID ROW Youth Gone Wild ()
VENETIANS Bitter Tears ()
BEARGARDEN The Finer Things ()
MACHINATIONS My Heart's On Fire () (WOW! )
It's not that rare, but I'm glad they're playing 'Pink Cadillac', as it wasn't shown during their meager Natalie Cole tribute last year.
A generally more-interesting playlist for me than last week's, but still plenty of Triple J dross they air all the time in between...
My Playlist wasn't chosen either but there are some SERIOUUUUUS GEMS played this weekend!!!!
IGNATIUS JONES - LIKE A GHOST !!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH
THE QUICK The Rhythm Of The Jungle!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH
JODY WATLEY Looking For A New Love
DALE BOZZIO Simon Simon
JESSE JOHNSON Love Struck
GRANDMASTER CHICKEN and DJ DUCK Check Out The Chicken
BEARGARDEN The Finer Things !!!!!!!!!!!!!
MACHINATIONS My Heart's On Fire !!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
The thing I am annoyed about is when I submitted my 5 video's the rules were that they had to be from 1987 on wards and um .... there are videos going back to 1982, arghhhhhhhh ..... I would have chosen some RARE Early 80s GEMS !!!!!
And ooooh, Pink Cadillac, I HOPE it is the HOUSE MIX that rage used to play on the OZ TOP 50, pleaseeeeeeeeee
I wonder if Ignatius Jones with Like A Ghost will be the Countdown performance or video.
The only time I have seen Like A Ghost on rage was from the 1982 COUNTDOWN episode hosted by Ignatius and it was the studio performance. I have the video in NTSC but rage have never played it.
And I HOPE that Machinations - My Hearts On Fire video is not from Countdown and is a full promo video !!!
AND - The Finer Things, I wonder if that is coming from Rock Arena or again, a full promo video from rage's archives ...
Very interesting indeed ***** Waaaay better line up this weekend but still annoyed my Playlist didn't make it since I have been a loyal rage watcher since the beginning
Darrrrrrrn, Pink Cadillac from Natalie Cole this morning was the standard version. The HOUSE MIX s h i t s all over the 7" version.
I'd love rage to play the House Mix again but it doesn't look like it will be ...
I used to love watching the house mix of Pink Cadillac during the rage Top 50 too. Geez it's good to hear people remember stuff like that which at times you think only you remember useless s h i t like that.
Yes, Climie Fischer too! Rage should do a night of extended mixes of videos...and what about last nights extended mix of 'Looking for a New Love'!!!!
Also, if i knew that rage were going to play 'pop', i would have submitted a totally different playlist. I must admit Looking For A New Love did come to mind, and it was 1987, but thought it wouldn't be in their library and was too pop for rage.
Did anybody have a little glitch at the start of The Quick video by any chance?
I just noticed that rage made a boo-boo. That was B.A. Robertson's 'Kool In the Kaftan' they aired, not 'Flight 19'
Yes, the BA Roberson was the wrong track and video, I noticed this while watching. As Flight 19 was the video played on a Countdown Episode with Little Nell which I requested and was played in January 2016.
But it was good to get a different video ...
Lee, I will watch my copy of Rhythm Of The Jungle from The Quick again to see
Check Out The Chicken was my second choice in my selections, I couldn't believe it when I saw the video playlisted. I was bummed out though when my name didn't appear before the video, somebody else's did. What are the chances of that happening on a video like that, that hasn't been played in 25 years?, lol. I'd long forgotten about that song but a small part of it appeared on a show like Better Homes And Gardens a few months ago so my ears ******* up and I went straight to you tube and watched a dodgy copy.
21st Century Boy this sat nite. Woohoo.
KOOL and THE GANG Fresh
MICHAEL PENN No Myth ()
THE OUTFIELD Your Love
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK 21st Century Boy (aired in 2009 though)
It looks like the Saturday morning 'Vault' segment this week is Rihanna I thought she must have died or something.
ORCHESTRAL MANEUVERS IN THE DARK Souvenir
THE STRANGLERS Always The Sun (last aired 2004)
A special 3-video tribute to Robert Miles tonight, and 'Fable', one of his 2 local top 50 hits, isn't one of them...
ROBERT MILES featuring KATHY SLEDGE Freedom (BMG)
ROBERT MILES One and One (BMG)
ROBERT MILES Children ()
The singer from Soundgaren has died. I expect a multi-hour rage tribute, as he was an 'alternative' musician.
Tonight there's a 3-hour tribute to Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden singer.
Saturday morning vault section (repeated Sunday morning ABC, Sunday night ABC ME, and Tuesday night ABC ME):
LOS DEL RIO Macarena ()
- hasn't aired on rage since January 1997.
This coming Saturday morning's Vault segment is being hosted by CDB
I'm still wondering when the Clouds guest programming will happen. It was reported in the SMH the weekend rage had their 30th birthday. But a month later we're still waiting....
According to the ebroadcast tv guide, The Clouds will be guest programming on Saturday 3rd June. But it is the advised day only and subject to change.
Saturday morning Vault segment (hosted by CDB ):
RALPH TRESVANT Sensitivity
SWV Right Here (Human Nature Mix)
Neither video has aired since playlists have been online.
Otherwise, another boring weekend hosted by an 'alternative' act with many often-aired-on-rage videos
Our light at the end of the tunnel is that is almost half through the year, (scary as that may seem) - but at least, as the great Jon Bon Jovi sings "We're half way there" to COUNTDOWN!!!!
SUZANNE VEGA Blood Makes Noise (though it aired during the watermark in the 4:3 region of the screen years)
YELLO feat SHIRLEY BASSEY The Rhythm Divine
Other than that, it's much of the same usual stuff that Clouds have chosen.
plus some Clouds videos - of course, rage have erroneously billed them as THE CLOUDS) on Saturday night that haven't aired for a while... but frustratingly missing the video for 'Anthem', which was probably the one I was most looking forward to .
DEADSTAR Don't It Get You Down - hasn't aired since playlists have been online
ANGELIQUE KIDJO Wombo Lombo - hasn't aired since playlists have been online
Saturday morning (a 90s female artists playlist, but it's full of videos they regularly air):
FRENTE Sit On My Hands - wouldn't have aired since 1996.
CHER If I Could Turn Back Time - hasn't aired since playlists have been online; maybe not since it fell out of the top 50, in 1990.