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Retro episodes 2018

Anyone know the playlists yet

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Nothing on the Rage website yet, but the Rage Facebook page says this ...

You've been waiting a whole year for this, and now, this Saturday night, the hair is going to be as big as the hits as we take you back to Countdown in the '1980s.
That's right, we're running five full episodes of the show - including those hosted by Steve Gilpin of Mi-Sex, Mental As Anything's Greedy Smith, Australian Crawl's James Reyne, Spencer Jones and Billy Pommer of The Johnnys, and Howard Jones - from 11:52pm on ABC TV.
But don't forget to tune in earlier in the day from 10-11am to watch some of the bands' most memorable tracks to get you in a radical mood. Here's a little somethin' somethin' to keep you going until then:

Mi-Sex - "Computer Games"
Video for NZ pub electro chancers Mi-Sex's best song, "Computer Games". Rocking out in front of an enlarged Spacies machine, getting attacked by a dot matrix...

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Oh thanks for that . sounds like a great night of nostalgaia

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It is great to see that 5 episodes of Countdown are being played for the first week of Retro Month. I hope there are no repeated episodes amongst them. Hopefully the Steve Gilpin hosted episode is from March 1980,and fingers crossed the Howard Jones hosted episode is from 1985 and not the episode from 1984 that has previously been shown.

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Here we are guys, playlist now up:



11:30pm

COUNTDOWN March 16, 1980 (231: Steve Gilpin - Mi-Sex) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN May 3, 1981 (283: Greedy Smith - Mental As Anything) (ABC)
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Berserk Warriors (Sony)
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Let's Cook (Sony)
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Live It Up (Warner)
COUNTDOWN July 11, 1982 (336: James Reyne - Australian Crawl) (ABC)
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Errol (EMI)
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Shutdown (EMI)
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Two Can Play (EMI)
COUNTDOWN August 11, 1985 (474: Howard Jones) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN April 13, 1986 (504: Spencer and Billy - The Johnnys) (ABC)
THE JOHNNYS My Buzzsaw Baby Really Cut Me (Festival)
MYSTERY SKULLS Endlessly (Warner)

5:00am

STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS Hard To Find (Old Money Land Money Records)
THE CHATS Smoko (Independent)
SLOW TURISMO Pistol Power (Habit Music)
TIGERILLA ft. MUKI Money In My Jeans (EMI)
JEREMY NEALE Dancin' And Romancin' (Remote Control)
SPOD Dead (Independent)
GREENWAVE BETH Make Up (Independent)

5:30am

BABAGANOUJ Star (Independent)
MAJOR LEAGUES It Was Always You (Popfrenzy Records)
PREFAB SPROUT The King Of Rock 'N' Roll (CBS)
THE GO-BETWEENS Right Here (BMG)
DONNY BENET Konichiwa (Dot Dash / Remote Control)
EDDIE MURPHY Party All The Time (CBS)
JEREMY NEALE Small Talk (Remote Control)

06:00am

THE PRESETS Do What You Want (EMI)
DZ DEATHRAYS Total Meltdown (I OH YOU)
THE CREASES Answer To (Liberation)
YUNGBLUD Tin Pan Boy (Universal)
HATCHIE Sure (Ivy League)
NO MONO Butterflies (Independent)
DANIEL TRAKELL Paradise (Independent)
THE SMITH STREET BAND Passiona (Remote Control)

06:30am

GANG OF YOUTHS The Heart Is A Muscle (Sony)
THE BELLIGERENTS Yes Man (Independent)
OK GO Obsession (Paracadute)
NAI PALM When The Knife (Live, At The Sydney Opera House) (Sony)
MOBY Like A Motherless Child (EMI)
PHOENIX Goodbye Soleil (Liberator)
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Steve Gilpin has hosted the show 4 times - 28th October 1979 (aired on Rage), 16th March 1980 (unaired on Rage), 18th May 1980 (unaired on Rage), 11th December 1983 (aired on Rage)

Greedy Smith has hosted the show 5 times - 3rd May 1981 (unaired on Rage), 6th December 1981 (aired on Rage), 26th June 1983 (unaired on Rage), 31st March 1985 (aired on Rage), 29th September 1985 (unaired on Rage) and 21st December 1986 (co-hosting with OMD - aired on Rage) and 21st June 1987 (co-hosting with Red Symons - unaired on Rage).

James Reyne has hosted the show 8 times - 20th October 1979 (aired on Rage), 22nd June 1980 (unaired on Rage), 24th May 1981 (aired on Rage), 13th December 1981 (unaired on Rage), 11th July 1982 (unaired on Rage), 27th February 1983 (aired on Rage), 27th November 1983 (unaired on Rage) and 25th August 1985 (Co-hosted with Vince Sorrenti - aired on Rage)

Howard Jones has hosted the show twice - 16th September 1984 (aired on Rage) and 11th August 1985 (unaired on Rage).

The Johnnys have hosted the show once - 13th April 1986 (unaired on Rage)

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So retro is finishing at 5am again, as I suspected. So stupid.

There is a repeated from Saturday morning (not the 10-11 guest programmer/special previous hour) Vault segment repeated after then. So many repeats...

And my prediction that 'Errol' and 'Live It Up' would get yet another airing came true

Another of the Australian Crawl clips being shown aired just a few months ago. More waste. Why couldn't they play 'Things Don't Seem' or 'Downhearted', or something they haven't shown as a standalone clip before?

The Countdowns being shown are presented in chronological order, as I think they did largely last year. Is this their 'theme' again?

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Thanks! Now someone just needs to post the details for each of those episodes (please).

Disappointing standalone clips, but still, I can't complain about 5 unrepeated eighties episodes.

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Brad
Thanks! Now someone just needs to post the details for each of those episodes (please).

Disappointing standalone clips, but still, I can't complain about 5 unrepeated eighties episodes.
Was it Jason (the site owner) who used to post the detailed episode info? I forget.

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Unless I'm using the search function wrong, episode 474 (the Howard Jones episode from 1985) does not have archive details on Jason's site.

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Here's the 1986 episode:

HOSTED BY SPENCER AND BILLY FROM THE JOHNNYS AND MOLLY THIS SHOW FEATURES STING IV BY MOLLY RE POP MUSIC, SONG 'WE WORK THE BLACK SEAM' AND 'RUSSIANS', USING DIFFERENT MUSIC STYLES AND RELATIONSHIP TO NEW BAND. BILLY AND SPENCER ARE IV RE FUTURE PLANS AND ALBUM.
LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
THE JOHNNYS 'SHOWDOWN'
DYNAMIC HEPNOTICS 'ON OUR WAY NOW'
THE ****ED 'ELOISE'
VIDEO CLIPS:
BANGLES 'MANIC MONDAY'
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK 'LOVE MISSILE F-111'
MR MISTER 'KYRIE' (ENDS SHOW)
PAT BENATAR 'LE BEL AGE'
ELO 'CALLING AMERICA'
STING 'IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY, SET THEM FREE', 'WE WORK
THE BLACK SEAM', 'RUSSIANS' (EXCERPTS)
CHARTBUSTERS (EXCERPTS):
ICEHOUSE 'BABY YOU'RE SO STRANGE'
PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED 'RISE'
JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP 'ROCK IN THE USA'
CULTURE CLUB 'MOVE AWAY'
HUMDRUM (EXCERPTS):
WHITE LIGHT ORCHESTRA 'LOOK UP'
QUEEN 'A KIND OF MAGIC'
THE BLOW MONKEYS 'DIGGING YOUR SCENE'
TOP TEN:
STARSHIP 'SARA'
FEARGAL SHARKEY 'YOU LITTLE THIEF'
ROLLING STONES 'HARLEM SHUFFLE'
PRINCE 'KISS'
BRONSKI BEAT 'HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT'
DAVID BOWIE 'ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS'
MARTIN PLAZA 'CONCRETE AND CLAY'
DIANA ROSS 'CHAIN REACTION'
WHITNEY HOUSTON 'HOW WILL I KNOW'
BILLY OCEAN 'WHEN THE GOING GET'S TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING'

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ohnoitisnathan
Brad
Thanks! Now someone just needs to post the details for each of those episodes (please).

Disappointing standalone clips, but still, I can\'t complain about 5 unrepeated eighties episodes.
Was it Jason (the site owner) who used to post the detailed episode info? I forget.
I think It was Jason, yes. Hopefully he pops in soon, or someone else has the runsheets saved.

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I stand corrected...

Here's the 1985 episode:

THIS SHOW WAS HOSTED BY HOWARD JONES WHO OPENS SHOW AS NEWSREADER, ANNOUNCING MONEY RAISED FOR OZ FOR AFRICA APPEAL. THERE IS NO STUDIO AUDIENCE AND MOLLY IVS MARTHA FROM THE MOTELS IN SYDNEY RE FORTHCOMING AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH AUSTRALIAN CRAWL AND STUDIO IV WITH HOWARD RE HIS MUSIC. MOLLY (WEARING HAT) PRESENTS MUSIC NEWS IN HUMDRUM CHARTBUSTERS (EXCERPTS):
DIRE STRAITS 'MONEY FOR NOTHING'
KOO DE TAH 'TOO YOUNG FOR PROMISES'
HOODOO GURUS 'BITTERSWEET'
PRINCE 'RASPBERRY BERET'
VIDEO CLIPS:
MEN AT WORK 'HARD LUCK STORY'
GANG GAJANG 'GIVER OF LIFE'
FREDDIE MERCURY 'MADE IN HEAVEN'
A-HA 'TAKE ON ME'
BILLY JOEL 'YOU'RE ONLY HUMAN'
THE MOTELS 'SHAME'
EURYTHMICS 'THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL'
THE HOOTERS 'ALL YOU ZOMBIES'
HOWARD JONES 'LIFE IN ONE DAY'
KATRINA & THE WAVES 'DO YOU WANT CRYING' INC BAND
INTRODUCING CLIP HUMDRUM EXCERPTS:
BAY CITY ROLLERS 'ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU'
STYLE COUNCIL 'BOY WHO CRIED WOLF'
NATIONAL TOP TEN:
PHIL COLLINS 'BILLY DON'T YOU LOSE MY NUMBER'
DOR RE MI 'MAN OVERBOARD'
DREAM ACADEMY 'LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN'
EURYTHMICS 'THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL'
HAROLD FALTERMEYER 'AXEL F'
MADONNA 'ANGEL/INTO THE GROOVE'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'LIVE IT UP'
MODELS 'OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT'
TINA TURNER 'WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO'
MADONNA 'CRAZY FOR YOU'
SHOW ENDS WITH WIERD AL YANKOVIC 'LIKE A SURGEON'

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The 1982 episode:

THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY JAMES REYNE FROM AUSTRALIAN CRAWL AND MOLLY WHO IV JAMES RE ALBUM, PRODUCER MIKE CHAPMAN, TV MINI SERIES, TOUR AND MONDO ROCK ALBUM. MOLLY IV BRYAN FERRY OVER THE PHONE RE ALBUM, SUCCESS IN UK, TOUR AND IMAGE.
VIDEO CLIPS:
SERIOUS YOUNG INSECTS 'BE PATIENT'
DADDY COOL 'EAGLE ROCK'
HUNTERS & COLLECTORS 'TALKING TO A STRANGER'
GARY GLITTER 'DEDICATED MAN'
WAITRESSES 'I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE'
CHEAP TRICK 'IF YOU WANT MY LOVE'
BRYAN FERRY 'MORE THAN THIS'
THE MEMBERS 'RADIO'
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'SHUTDOWN' (ENDS SHOW)
CHARTBUSTERS:
MONDO ROCK 'NO TIME'
DR HOOK 'BABY MAKES HER BLUE JEANS TALK' (EXCERPT)
ABC 'POISON ARROW' (EXCERPT)
HUMDRUM (EXCERPTS):
MADNESS 'HOUSE ON FIRE'
STEVE MILLER 'ABRACADABRA'
NO FIXED ADDRESS 'FROM MY EYES'
SWINGERS 'PUNCH & JUDY'
TOP TEN:
SIMPLE MINDS 'PROMISED YOU A MIRACLE'
RICK SPRINGFIELD 'DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS'
KIM WILDE 'VIEW FROM A BRIDGE'
TONI BASIL 'MICKEY'
FLOCK OF SEAGULLS 'I RAN'
ROXY MUSIC 'MORE THAN THIS'
HUMAN LEAGUE 'DON'T YOU WANT ME'
DURAN DURAN 'HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF'
BERTIE HIGGINS 'KEY LARGO'
SPLIT ENZ '6 MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT'
CHARLENE 'I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME'

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How rude that they're playing a video by THE ****ED :stuck_out_tongue:

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The 1981 episode:

GUEST PRESENTER IS GREEDY SMITH FROM MENTAL AS ANYTHING AND THERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH BILLY JOEL.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
SMITH 'NIGHT LIGHTS'
EIGHTY EIGHTS 'JAMES BOND'
LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
BRODERICK SMITH'S BIG COMBO 'FADED ROSES'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
LOVE BOY 'TURN ME LOOSE'
NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER'
KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES'
ROBERT PLANT & ROCKPILE 'LITTLE SISTER'
PAUL MCCARTNEY & ROCKESTRA 'LUCILLE'
LENA LOVICH 'NEW TOY'
SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'
CHARTBUSTERS:
MONDO ROCK 'COOL WORLD'
INXS 'THE LOVED ONE'
QUEEN 'FLASH GORDON'
VISAGE 'FADE TO GREY'
HUMDRUM ITEMS:
BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'
NICHOLLS & WILLIMAS 'LIES'
JACK GREEN 'THIS IS JAPAN'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
BLONDIE 'RAPTURE'
DOLLY PARTON '9 TO 5'
JUICE NEWTON 'ANGEL OF THE MORNING'
DR HOOK 'WILD COLONIAL BOY'
SPLIT ENZ 'HISTORY NEVER REPEATS'
PHIL COLLINS 'IN THE AIR TONIGHT'
SWINGERS 'COUNTING THE BEAT'
ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY'
ADAM & THE ANTS 'ANT MUSIC'
SHEENA EASTON '9 TO 5'

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Brad
How rude that they're playing a video by THE ****ED :stuck_out_tongue:
The censoring makes the band name look much worse than it actually is :grinning:

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And finally, the 1980 episode:

GUEST PRESENTER IS STEVE GILPIN FROM MI-SEX.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
MI-SEX 'PEOPLE'
RADIO ACTIVE 'TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT'
DARRYL COTTON 'SAME OLD GIRL'
POLICE 'WALKING ON THE MOON'
LOCAL CHARTBUSTER: SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
PINK FLOYD 'ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL'
CLASH 'LONDON CALLING'
GODLEY & CREME 'AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK'
PEARL HARBOUR & THE EXPLOSIONS 'DRIVIN'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'ROCK WITH YOU'
OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:
PRETENDERS 'BRASS IN POCKET'
RACHEL SWEET 'I GO TO PIECES'
OVERSEAS HUMDRUM:
MADNESS 'MY GIRL'
M 'MOONLIGHT AND MUZAK'
RACEY 'SUCH A NIGHT'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
POLICE 'WALKING ON THE MOON'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'DON'T STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH'
FIDDLER'S DRAM 'DAY TRIP TO BANGOR'
KENNY ROGERS 'COWARD OF THE COUNTRY'
JACKSONS 'BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE'
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'HE'S MY NO 1'
CAPTAIN & TENNILLE 'DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME'
PINK FLOYD 'ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL'
COLLEEN HEWETT 'DREAMING MY DREAMS OF YOU'
QUEEN 'CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE'

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Cool, the Countdown performance of 'Walking On the Moon'.

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Thanks for posting those.

It's a shame 'Same Old Girl' by Darryl Cotton is live, it would be nice to have the video in better quality.

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Interesting that the playlists for 'rage goes retro 1' were available at 3 pm, I checked close to 4 pm and didn't think they would be up till about 5 pm

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I saw the music video of Darryl Cotton's Same Old Girl which he was in a cinema and saw his girl on the big screen on YouTube.

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Great episode listing thank you:heart_eyes: can't wait to watch

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Speaking of Steve Gilpin he died on 6 Jan 1992...RIP Steve a great artist...:white_frowning_face:

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Looks like a great night - nice mixture of early and mid 80's! Looking forward to the usual obscure gems. The Johnny's for one ,never heard of them!

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Sports strangers on a train...I remember watching that clip when first on countdown... Love it

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And featuring a young Sally Freud in the video!

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The "Strangers On A Train" clip was pretty cool

And how about Gary Glitter? Looked like he time travelled from 1973!

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I saw an official promo video of Strangers In A Train before.

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Week 2 looks great ..