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Rage are already dropping hints about this weekend.
Sounds good, but no 'Maxine' in 1981...
I hope it's not too much of a stretch for rage to play some Maybe Dolls videos, given the Numbers connection. But I wouldn't think they'd be inclined to.
And yes, good point about 'Maxine'.
YAY!!!! Finally the Boomtown Rats episode!
Hmmm, I wonder what other episodes will be played.
Marc Hunter from 1983 and Sharon O'Neal from 1981 with Maxine?
Hopefully I don't have these in timer code and that the stretched screen will be fixed ...
Annalise Morrow must be a timer code copy I have, drats ...
The Bob Geldof episode will be May 11 1980 as that was the clothes he was wearing on that episode. Hopefully it would be the lost May 25 1980 show where Bob replaced Gary Numan who was a late withdrawal as host but that is very unlikely.
Assuming they don't show repeated episodes, the Mondo Rock episode could be Nov 23 1980 or December 4 1983. Patrick and I suggested the Dec 4 episode so I would be very happy if it was that one as it features Computer One, Bon Voyage and Staring At The Embers which were three of my favourites from that year all on the one episode.
Sharon O'Neill hosted the October 25 1981 episode, which would match the 1981 reference, but as Maxine is from 1983 I don't know what they are referring to. She only hosted the March 6th episode and that was before Maxine was released along with that episode airing just 2 years ago.
Annalise Morrow of The Numbers hosted August 29 1982 which would almost certainly be that episode.
The Mark Hunter episode would be Oct 2 1983.
Thanks Nathan for checking the rage site tonight and posting.
And Armin, yay ... Good work!
I will look at the dates you said may be the episodes. The Annalise one would be the timer code we have, yes?
I can't find October 2nd, 1983 in my archives, drats!
Do you have info on that show Armin?
Also the Bob Geldof, Marc Hunter and Sharon O'Neill ones exist as the same
What do you mean, exist as the same?
I know I have the timer code of Annalise where she hosts very poorly and mucks up everything, hehe. And she raves about Bananarama's Shy Boy, which i love x
Thanks Armin. Again, I just have the info ABC gave me in their archives and placed them in the Archives section.
Thanks for clearing that up :-) :-)
So which timercodes do we have 3 of as I can't be bothered looking them up
> GLEN SHORROCK 'WE'RE COMING TO GET YA'
D@mn, I could have used that for my 'Australian top 10 singles from the 1980s that missed the end of year charts' video that I uploaded in December, for which I had to resort using a YouTube upload with just an image of the single as the visual, as no music video or performance of the track was on YouTube (that I saw, anyway).
I just checked my WD Box and I don't have 25/10/1981 with Sharon O'Neal. That must be a timer code episode I don't have from you
Will be good to get the Kim Wilde interview from the Marc Hunter hosted episode without the timer code ...
And great to get 'Casual Encounter' without a watermark. Though as it will be part of the show, it won't be quite the full song as rage aired (from a studio tape source, I assume) in 2013, and it will probably be zoomed-in on unless the guy Jason spoke to can get things changed in time.
Ooopps, Thanks Brad for posting! :-)
I don't have May 11th with Bob Geldof on timer code as well. So Bob Geldof and Sharon O'Neal are 2 episodes I don't have
I have a Glenn Shorrock best of CD with 'We're Coming To Get You' but I've never seen a video, so hopefully the Countdown one will be more than a snippet.
I wonder if 'Watch The World' by Little Heroes is the same as the Rockamerica video, or a live performance. Either way it will be a highlight, as Armin said. As is anything Kim Wilde.
Some of that looks great... I guess we find out in 2 days.
But still no Rock Arenas??
I would love 5 Countdown's each weekend for the whole of January but I do love a little Rock Arena thrown in as well as one gets to see some RARE videos at times. If only rage goes retro went to 7 am and didn't stop at 5 am!
That way we could have 5 Countdown's each weekend and 2 Rock Arena's each weekend which would total 20 Countdown's and 8 Rock Arena's!
Why ABC have a Comedy channel when they could have an ABC Music channel with Countdown, rage, Rock Arena, Beat Box, The Factory e.t.c... arghhhhhh ...
But of course, music is treated as a novelty in Australia and not important as it is overseas
Brad alerted me earlier in the week that they're replaying the Saturday morning hour from when Primitive Calculators programmed in 2014, as one of them recently died. So there goes an hour of retro month-related music videos on Saturday morning :face_with_rolling_eyes:
Also, one of Motorhead recently died, so expect there'll be a tribute for that in the not too distant future. Hopefully it won't eat into retro month time.
Agreed - the ABC have more than enough music shows in their archives to have a dedicated music channel all year round.
They could start screening Countdown from the earliest episodes right to the end if they show one every day. The same with The Factory, Countdown Revolution, Rock Arena, Beat Box and even Hitscene, GTK and Six O'clock Rock (although I think there are only a handful of those around). They could also air classic Rage Top 50s as well from various years. A lot of things they could screen.
Otherwise those classic shows are just sitting in the archives doing nothing. But as Jason said, sadly Australia hates its culture - except if it's sports related (great if you like sport but not so good for those that don't).
Ecstatic to see the 1981 show hosted by Sharon O’Neill as I think it was a show that I had listed as my request selection and to my knowledge it had not aired since back in 1981. Yay!!!🙏🎉🎶📺🇦🇺