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Clouds to guest programme rage

In the Spectrum lift-out in today's SMH, there is an article on rage turning 30 and it opens as follows:

"It's just after 5pm on a Wednesday. Rage producer Tyson Koh is looking through a camera at '90s indie band the Clouds, who are filming song introductions for an upcoming guest programming slot. Koh has a problem: the boom operator clocked off at 5pm. As the only other non-Cloud left in the room, I'm drummed into service. I find myself holding a fluff-covered microphone on the end of a large stick, and try – not entirely successfully – to keep it both off-camera and within range of the Clouds' voices as they discuss the video for their 1994 song Boy of Air."

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/rage-the-weekend-allnight-music-show-still-rocking-in-the-youtube-age-20170407-gvg2g0.html

Woo hoo! I never expected rage to ever do a Clouds guest programming again, but am so glad that they are. I loved that band - such great song-writers and performers. I hope they play all their clips.

I wonder if the Clouds are reforming or have a new song coming out?

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I love the song with one of the girls in the band who did the duet with the dude from Weddings, Parties and Anything - 'Step In, Step Out' from 1992.

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It'll be interesting to see what clips they play too.

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I looked ahead on the electronic TV guide and they're guest programming this coming weekend.

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Nothing too exciting (for me) in the blurb preview on the rage website:

DEVO Girl U Want
IGGY POP Five Foot One
WEEZER Hash Pipe
BUZZCOCKS Ever Fallen In Love
KISS Rock 'N' Roll All Nite
MASSIVE ATTACK Teardrop
RADIOHEAD Just

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Well let's see what else they play when the playlist comes out

I'm mainly interested to see if they play all the Clouds clips. The ones that rage haven't played in the digital era are:

Anthem
Alchemy's Dead
Boy Of Air
Down From The Sky
Here Now

Cloud Factory was played in 2003 but I didn't have a digital PC recorder then.

Fingers crossed!

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Well let's see what else they play when the playlist comes out

I'm mainly interested to see if they play all the Clouds clips. The ones that rage haven't played in the digital era are:

Anthem
Alchemy's Dead
Boy Of Air
Down From The Sky
Here Now

Cloud Factory was played in 2003 but I didn't have a digital PC recorder then.

Fingers crossed!


I was looking forward to 'Anthem' too - so of course they've lost it/it's not airing . I have a VHS recording someone sent me years ago, but that's it.

I'm not familiar with any of their post 'Say It' stuff (though probably heard 'Bower of Bliss' once or twice), but 'Alchemy's Dead' is also missing.

It really is pitiful when the ABC loses/discards of videos by *Australian* artists, especially their precious favourite Triple J-friendly acts. Though I guess because they were fronted by female singers, they were fair game for the cull.

I bet channel 10 still has copies.

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I was looking forward to 'Anthem' too - so of course they've lost it/it's not airing . I have a VHS recording someone sent me years ago, but that's it.

Yes I'm a bit disappointed too by the omissions. It's great that they're playing Boy Of Air, their rarest clip and one which I only have an extremely snowy 3rd generation copy of.

I have a clean copy of Anthem from their VHS release, but it is VHS so a bit streaky and low-res. I can send you my remastered copy if you want.
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I'm not familiar with any of their post 'Say It' stuff (though probably heard 'Bower of Bliss' once or twice), but 'Alchemy's Dead' is also missing.

Alchemy's Dead is a great song and clip, a real shame I'll never get a digital copy of it since presumably they've lost it.

I rate Thunderhead as their best album - absolutely brilliant from start to finish. An extraordinary powerful piece of pop-alternative crossover. I wasn't so enamoured with their final album Futura, they had lost their way a bit by then. But Down From The Sky is a brilliant song.

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It really is pitiful when the ABC loses/discards of videos by *Australian* artists, especially their precious favourite Triple J-friendly acts. Though I guess because they were fronted by female singers, they were fair game for the cull.

Yep, disgraceful.

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I bet channel 10 still has copies.

OUCH! but unfortunately you are probably correct. Maybe when Channel 10 goes broke we can buy their music video collection at their garage sale?

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Quote: ohnoitisnathan
I bet channel 10 still has copies.

OUCH! but unfortunately you are probably correct. Maybe when Channel 10 goes broke we can buy their music video collection at their garage sale?




Rage have some glaring omissions from their library - e.g. no Jason Donovan videos, it would seem (the Countdown Revolution performances of 'Too Many Broken Hearts' and 'Sealed With a Kiss' have aired numerous times instead). I sort of understand them not having those videos, since they hated anything pop so much in the 90s, but they're hardly rare, unobtainable videos to replace.