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We're approaching the 20th anniversary of Michael Hutchence's death and the possibility of rage doing another INXS special (as they did on the 10th anniversary).
Most INXS videos are widely available on DVD etc and not rare, so no need to show those. But there are a few which have never made it to DVD or commercially released and are quite rare. These would be good to see in an INXS special:
"Simple Simon" (a rare video allegedly made for Simon Townsend's Wonder World - does it exist? Does it not? who knows...)
"To Look At You" (full uncut video, never been released on VHS or DVD)
"Spy Of Love" (released on VHS 27 years ago, never since)
"Melting In The Sun" (rare "London" version, only released on VHS 32 years ago)
"Full Moon Dirty Hearts" (the full uncut video album. rage has shown all the clips from this over the years, but not the whole video album uncut. The video album was only ever released as a promo VHS tape and has never been made commercially available)
"Don't Lose Your Head" (there is allegedly a non-film version - same as the film version but without the movie clips from "Face/Off" cut into it).
I thought rage aired the full 'Full Moon, Dirty Hearts' video album during the INXS special post-Richard Lowenstein's guest programming in 2009? At least, I've got several videos from it, like 'Viking Juice'... the videos were aired continuously, rather than as discrete videos. Only problem is, they enlarged some of the letterboxed clips to 16:9, and, as I was recording in 4:3, I missed those.
They also aired the 3 Max Q videos as part of it. Back in the days when the post-guest programmer playlist often ran through until the end of the show, rather than finishing before 5am.
I could have sworn I caught the tail end of the 'Full Moon, Dirty Hearts' video album aired on rage in January 1994, while waiting for the top 60 to begin. I definitely remember credits rolling at the end. Pretty sure this was a Saturday morning airing.
I remember Australian MTV showed the full feature back in the day. I remember Chrissie Hynde talking in between one of the videos as i think she was a guest vocalist on one of the tracks. I remember recording the whole special (including ads) and should have it somewhere amongst all my VHS tapes. I'll have a look for it. Stay tuned!
Nathan, I think the rage phone number to hear the playlists started mid '92. I remember ringing them up to hear the new release Friday night playlists. I remember the recording saying the first two videos were 'This Used To Be My Playground' - Madonna and 'Baby Don't Cry' - INXS. I was so hanging out to see these videos! It was this time that I left comments after the recording to play old 'Countdown' episodes and nagged them every week for about 3 months....the rest is history!