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Stay tuned below with regular Countdown full archival information for each Countdown episode rage shall be airing every Saturday throughout January ...

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rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th January. 2

Welcome to rage goes retro '1' ... For this Saturday night, 5th January, 2019 rage are playing 6 MIGHTY Early 80s Countdown episodes!. And the last one from 04/05/1980 is one of my requests, YAY! I finally get Craze with Motions video!!!!! ... Only one Countdown there that I have as a timer code episode which is 09/05/1982 with Martha Davis hosting ... A GREAT start to January indeed! ...I hope this is not the last of the Early 80s Countdown episodes for rage goes retro, 2019 ...


Year: 1982
Date: 03/01/1982
Show no: 3
Summary: THIS SHOW REMEMBERS THE CONTRIBUTION OF NEW ZEALAND MUSICIANS TO THE AUSTRALIAN ROCK INDUSTRY AND IS INTRODUCED BY MOLLY.
VIDEO CLIPS:
DRAGON 'ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH', 'APRIL SUN IN CUBA'
MI-SEX 'BUT YOU DON'T CARE', 'COMPUTER GAMES'
SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU', 'I HOPE I NEVER', 'HISTORY NEVER REPEATS'
SHARON O'NEILL 'WORDS'
KIM HART 'LOVE AT FIRST NIGHT'
MARC HUNTER 'BIG CITY TALK', 'A LOSER'S GAME'
MARK WILLIAMS 'IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE'
MALCOLM MCCALLUM 'WHO IS YOUR LOVE FOR'
SWINGERS 'COUNTING THE BEAT'
NZ POP 'THE RITZ'
KEVIN BORICH 'SHY BOY, SHY GIRL'
RAY COLUMBUS & THE INVADERS 'SHE'S A MOD'
MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS 'KEEP ON DANCIN' TO THE FAT MAN' (EXACT TITLE UNKNOWN)
MOTHER GOOSE 'BAKED BEANS'

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Year: 1982
Date: 09/05/1982
Show no: 327
Summary: GUEST HOST IS MARTHA DAVIS FROM THE MOTELS.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
AIRPORT 'GIMME ROCK N ROLL'
STRANGE IDOLS 'TIRED OF EARTH'
RUNNERS 'SURE FIRE THING'
RADIATORS 'AUTOMATIC'
LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
RENEE GEYER 'I CAN FEEL THE FIRE'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
NOLANS 'CHEMISTRY'
HAIRCUT 100 'LOVE PLUS ONE'
BILL WYMAN 'A NEW FASHION'
U2 'GLORIA'
MOTELS 'ONLY THE LONELY'
CHARTBUSTERS:
LITTLE HEROES 'ONE PERFECT DAY'
JAM 'TOWN LIKE MALICE'
XTC 'SENSES WORKING OVERTIME'
PAUL MCCARTNEY 'EBONY & IVORY'
HUMDRUM ITEMS:
SIMON & GARFUNKLE 'WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE'
VANGELIS 'CHARIOTS OF FIRE'
BUCK'S FIZZ 'MY CAMERA NEVER LIES'
MARK GILLESPIE 'NOTHING SPECIAL'
GO GO'S 'WE'VE GOT THE BEAT'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
MEN AT WORK 'BE GOOD JOHNNY'
DEPECHE MODE 'JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH'
SPLIT ENZ 'DIRTY CREATURE'
ELTON JOHN 'BLUE EYES'
JO KENNEDY 'BODY & SOUL'
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND STEVIE WONDER 'EBONY & IVORY'
COLD CHISEL 'FOREVER NOW'
JOEY SCARBURY 'BELIEVE IT OR NOT'
MOVING PICTURES 'WHAT ABOUT ME'
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS 'I LOVE ROCK N ROLL'



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Year: 1981
Date: 01/11/1981
Show no: 308
Summary:
POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING LOCAL & OVERSEAS ARTISTS INCLUDES TOP TEN, CHARTBUSTERS AND MOLLY PRESENTS MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'. THIS WEEKS SHOW HOSTED BY RENEE GEYER.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:

RENEE GEYER 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN'
MIKE RUDD & THE HEATERS 'I'M AN ANIMAL
BOYS 'WEOH, WEOH, WEOH'
KIM DURANT 'NEVER GO BACK
LOCAL ARTISTS:
I
NXS 'STAY YOUNG
MONDO ROCK 'SUMMER OF 81'
BILLY FIELD 'YOU WEREN'T IN LOVE WITH ME
OVERSEAS ARTISTS:

SHAKIN' STEVENS 'GREEN DOOR
TRIUMPH 'ALLIED FORCES' (PLAYED IN TWO PARTS)

HALL & OATES 'PRIVATE EYES'
GINO VANELLI 'NIGHT WALKER

TENPOLE TUDOR 'WUNDERBAR
TOP TEN ITEMS:

MARCIA HINES 'YOUR LOVE STILL BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'PHYSICAL'
PHD 'I WON'T LET YOU DOWN
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'TOO MANY TIMES
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 'HOOKED ON CLASSICS
ELO 'HOLD ON TIGHT'
ADAM & THE ANTS 'PRINCE CHARMING
THE ROLLING STONES 'START ME UP
LIONEL RITCHIE & DIANA ROSS 'ENDLESS LOVE

OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:

DEVO 'BEAUTIFUL WORLD
CLIFF RICHARD 'WIRED FOR SOUND'
BILL WYMAN 'JE SUIS UN ROCK STAR'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'PHYSICAL'



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Year: 1980
Date: 27/07/1980
Show no: 250
Summary: JOHN ST PEETERS IS HOSTING THE SHOW. THERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH BEV BEVAN FROM ELO WITH CHERRY RIPE
IN LONDON, A HEAVY METAL PREVIEW AND MOLLY PRESENTS THE MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
DALLIMORE 'WE ARE THE KIDS'
JOHN ST PEETERS 'LOVE IS ALL WE NEED'
OUTLINE 'CITIES'
NUMBERS 'FIVE LETTER WORD'
JOHN FARNHAM 'HELP'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
THE ROMANTICS 'WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU'
ALICE COOPER 'CLONES'
MANHATTAN TRANSFER 'TWILIGHT ZONE'
PLANETS 'LINES'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'MAGIC'
AEROSMITH 'SWEET EMOTION'
TRIUMPH 'AMERCIAN GIRLS'
DEF LEPPARD 'HELLO AMERICA'
JUDAS PRIEST 'LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT'
OVERSEAS HUMDRUM:
MECO 'EMPIRE STRIKES BACK'
FRANK SINATRA 'NEW YORK NEW YORK'
VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
BILLY JOEL 'STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME'
ELTON JOHN 'LITTLE JEANIE'
TOURISTS 'I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU'
KIM HART 'LOVE AT FIRST NIGHT'
BLONDIE 'CALL ME'
KISS 'SHANDI'
VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE'
LONG JOHN BALDRY 'YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'
LIPPS INC. 'FUNKY TOWN'
VILLAGE PEOPLE 'CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC'


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Year: 1981
Date: 28/06/1981
Show no: 291
Summary:
GUEST ARTIST IS DARRYL COTTON AND THERE ARE INTERVIEWS WITH KIM CARNES AND SHAKIN STEVENS,BOTH RECORDED IN LONDON WITH CHERRY RIPE.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:

SWINGERS 'IT AIN'T WHAT YOU DANCE
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO'
VOICES 'WISH IT WASN'T TRUE
STOCKINGS 'SHE'S A DEVIL
DARRYL COTTON & THE DIVERS 'LITTLE RED BOOK

LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'

OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:

SHEENA EASTON 'MODERN GIRL
GEORGE HARRISON 'ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
FLORENCE WARNER 'I MISS YOUR HEARTBEAT'
KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES
SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE

CHARTBUSTERS:

AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'THINGS DON'T SEEM'
CHURCH 'UNGUARDED MOMENT'

HUMDRUM ITEMS:

SUNNYBOYS 'HAPPY MAN'

AIR SUPPLY 'THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE'

CHAMPAIGN 'HOW ABOUT US'

BALLY HOO 'MAN ON THE MOON'

TOP TEN ITEMS:

JIMMY & THE BOYS 'GIRLFRIEND'

REO SPEEDWAGON 'KEEP ON LOVING YOU'

ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY'

STARS ON 45 'STARS ON 45'

NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER'

BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'

KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA'

LOVER BOY 'TURN ME LOOSE'

SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'


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Year: 1980
Date: 04/05/1980
Show no: 238
Summary: JON ENGLISH HOSTS THE SHOW.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
JON ENGLISH 'CARMILLA'
SINCLAIR BROTHERS 'IT MUST BE AUTUMN'
SHARON O'NEILL BAND 'WORDS'
JAMES FREUD'S RADIO STARS 'MODERN GIRL'
TOMMY SHAW 'BOAT ON THE RIVER'
CHARTBUSTERS:
ANGELS 'NO SECRETS'
DARRYL COTTON 'SAME OLD GIRL'
MAJOR MATCHBOX 'ROCKABILLY REBEL'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO ITEMS:
GODLEY & CREME 'AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK'
VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE'
CRAZE 'MOTIONS'
BILLY JOEL 'IT'S ALL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME'
GARY NUMAN 'ON BROADWAY'
KISS 'I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU'
HUMDRUM:
CLASH 'TRAIN IN VAIN'
BROTHERS JOHNSON 'STOMP'
BOOMTOWN RATS 'I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'HE'S MY NUMBER ONE'
MOTELS 'TOTAL CONTROL'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'ROCK WITH YOU'
QUEEN 'CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE'
JANIS IAN 'FLY TOO HIGH'
PLAYER 1 'SPACE INVADERS'
B52'S 'ROCK LOBSTER'
PRETENDERS 'BRASS IN POCKET'
PINK FLOYD 'ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL'
SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU'

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

I just saw the playlist with 6 Countdowns and thought you'd be pleased, Jason. :laughing:

That GTK announcement may not amount to anything, as I've said.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Hmmm... I'm not so pleased with the Saturday morning selection. It looks like they've just plucked songs from the top 10 on the following night's Countdown episodes = common/frequently shown clips getting another airing instead of something more rare/that rage haven't aired before :unamused:

10:00am

KATE BUSH Babooshka (EMI)
PINK FLOYD Another Brick In The Wall (Sony)
SPLIT ENZ I Got You (Fest/Mush)
THE PRETENDERS Brass In Pocket (Independent)
ADAM & THE ANTS Ant Music (Sony)
BLONDIE Call Me (EMI)
THE POLICE Don't Stand So Close To Me (Polydor)
THE ROMANTICS What I Like About You (Sony)
TALKING HEADS Once In A Lifetime (Warner)

10:30am

MICHAEL JACKSON Rock With You (Sony)
DIANA ROSS Upside Down (EMI)
THE VAPORS Turning Japanese (Sony)
MEN AT WORK Downunder (Sony)
AIR SUPPLY All Out Of Love (Arista)
PAUL McCARTNEY Coming Up (EMI)
DAVID BOWIE Ashes To Ashes (EMI)
QUEEN Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Warner)
KISS Shandi (Universal)

11:00am

AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long (Sony)


ALL of these have been aired in recent years. The Paul McCartney clip aside, which I think has only aired once on a Monday night vault episode, the rest have all aired multiple times. Disappointing.

I hope this is not a 'theme' for the Saturday morning preview hour for this year's retro month, but odds are, it will be.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

At Nathan,

I am sooo excited, amazzzzing episodes and one of my requests from 04/05/1980 which I requested for Craze with Motions, I have been hunting for this video for years, FINALLY! ... I hope it is played in full as sometimes the archivists listed videos as snippets or videos as Performances or Performances as videos.

Yes, the Saturday morning theme is utterly bland, very common indeed but I guess now with rage vaults every Monday RARE videos get played now and again :-)

I am most concerned about the night programming and this Saturday night is just STUNNNNNING!!!! How SPECTACULAR ******
It does say that rage starts at 11:00 pm on their website and on TV guide it says 11:29pm, I hope my last requested episode doen't get cut.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

The rage playlist can only handle times ending in :00 or :30, so it's normal for them to have 11:00 listed as the start time when 11:29 is actually when it begins, though it is confusing/misleading to read.

But yeah, if rage starts later than normal, it would be unfortunate if an episode gets culled. But normally this only happens when there is an election on, or when an earlier program like Q&A or Parliament Question Time runs overtime (so the Monday night vault episode often cops it). It doesn't usually affect Saturday night too much, unless there is election coverage.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Waste of the Saturday morning segment I agree, but that's a great list of Countdowns tomorrow night.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Jan, 2019

Jason "The Moderator"
Welcome to rage goes retro '1' ... For this Saturday night, 5th January, 2019 rage are playing 6 MIGHTY Early 80s Countdown episodes!. And the last one from 04/05/1980 is one of my requests, YAY! I finally get Craze with Motions video!!!!! ... Only one Countdown there that I have as a timer code episode which is 09/05/1982 with Martha Davis hosting ... A GREAT start to January indeed! ...I hope this is not the last of the Early 80s Countdown episodes for rage goes retro, 2019 ...


Year: 1982
Date: 03/01/1982
Show no: 3
Summary: THIS SHOW REMEMBERS THE CONTRIBUTION OF NEW ZEALAND MUSICIANS TO THE AUSTRALIAN ROCK INDUSTRY AND IS INTRODUCED BY MOLLY.
VIDEO CLIPS:
DRAGON 'ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH', 'APRIL SUN IN CUBA'
MI-SEX 'BUT YOU DON'T CARE', 'COMPUTER GAMES'
SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU', 'I HOPE I NEVER', 'HISTORY NEVER REPEATS'
SHARON O'NEILL 'WORDS'
KIM HART 'LOVE AT FIRST NIGHT'
MARC HUNTER 'BIG CITY TALK', 'A LOSER'S GAME'
MARK WILLIAMS 'IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE'
MALCOLM MCCALLUM 'WHO IS YOUR LOVE FOR'
SWINGERS 'COUNTING THE BEAT'
NZ POP 'THE RITZ'
KEVIN BORICH 'SHY BOY, SHY GIRL'
RAY COLUMBUS & THE INVADERS 'SHE'S A MOD'
MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS 'KEEP ON DANCIN' TO THE FAT MAN' (EXACT TITLE UNKNOWN)
MOTHER GOOSE 'BAKED BEANS'

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Year: 1982
Date: 09/05/1982
Show no: 327
Summary: GUEST HOST IS MARTHA DAVIS FROM THE MOTELS.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
AIRPORT 'GIMME ROCK N ROLL'
STRANGE IDOLS 'TIRED OF EARTH'
RUNNERS 'SURE FIRE THING'
RADIATORS 'AUTOMATIC'
LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
RENEE GEYER 'I CAN FEEL THE FIRE'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
NOLANS 'CHEMISTRY'
HAIRCUT 100 'LOVE PLUS ONE'
BILL WYMAN 'A NEW FASHION'
U2 'GLORIA'
MOTELS 'ONLY THE LONELY'
CHARTBUSTERS:
LITTLE HEROES 'ONE PERFECT DAY'
JAM 'TOWN LIKE MALICE'
XTC 'SENSES WORKING OVERTIME'
PAUL MCCARTNEY 'EBONY & IVORY'
HUMDRUM ITEMS:
SIMON & GARFUNKLE 'WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE'
VANGELIS 'CHARIOTS OF FIRE'
BUCK'S FIZZ 'MY CAMERA NEVER LIES'
MARK GILLESPIE 'NOTHING SPECIAL'
GO GO'S 'WE'VE GOT THE BEAT'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
MEN AT WORK 'BE GOOD JOHNNY'
DEPECHE MODE 'JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH'
SPLIT ENZ 'DIRTY CREATURE'
ELTON JOHN 'BLUE EYES'
JO KENNEDY 'BODY & SOUL'
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND STEVIE WONDER 'EBONY & IVORY'
COLD CHISEL 'FOREVER NOW'
JOEY SCARBURY 'BELIEVE IT OR NOT'
MOVING PICTURES 'WHAT ABOUT ME'
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS 'I LOVE ROCK N ROLL'



____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Year: 1981
Date: 01/11/1981
Show no: 308
Summary:
POPULAR MUSIC SERIES FEATURING LOCAL & OVERSEAS ARTISTS INCLUDES TOP TEN, CHARTBUSTERS AND MOLLY PRESENTS MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'. THIS WEEKS SHOW HOSTED BY RENEE GEYER.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:

RENEE GEYER 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN'
MIKE RUDD & THE HEATERS 'I'M AN ANIMAL
BOYS 'WEOH, WEOH, WEOH'
KIM DURANT 'NEVER GO BACK
LOCAL ARTISTS:
I
NXS 'STAY YOUNG
MONDO ROCK 'SUMMER OF 81'
BILLY FIELD 'YOU WEREN'T IN LOVE WITH ME
OVERSEAS ARTISTS:

SHAKIN' STEVENS 'GREEN DOOR
TRIUMPH 'ALLIED FORCES' (PLAYED IN TWO PARTS)

HALL & OATES 'PRIVATE EYES'
GINO VANELLI 'NIGHT WALKER

TENPOLE TUDOR 'WUNDERBAR
TOP TEN ITEMS:

MARCIA HINES 'YOUR LOVE STILL BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'PHYSICAL'
PHD 'I WON'T LET YOU DOWN
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'TOO MANY TIMES
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 'HOOKED ON CLASSICS
ELO 'HOLD ON TIGHT'
ADAM & THE ANTS 'PRINCE CHARMING
THE ROLLING STONES 'START ME UP
LIONEL RITCHIE & DIANA ROSS 'ENDLESS LOVE

OVERSEAS CHARTBUSTERS:

DEVO 'BEAUTIFUL WORLD
CLIFF RICHARD 'WIRED FOR SOUND'
BILL WYMAN 'JE SUIS UN ROCK STAR'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'PHYSICAL'



____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Year: 1980
Date: 27/07/1980
Show no: 250
Summary: JOHN ST PEETERS IS HOSTING THE SHOW. THERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH BEV BEVAN FROM ELO WITH CHERRY RIPE
IN LONDON, A HEAVY METAL PREVIEW AND MOLLY PRESENTS THE MUSIC NEWS IN 'HUMDRUM'.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
DALLIMORE 'WE ARE THE KIDS'
JOHN ST PEETERS 'LOVE IS ALL WE NEED'
OUTLINE 'CITIES'
NUMBERS 'FIVE LETTER WORD'
JOHN FARNHAM 'HELP'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
THE ROMANTICS 'WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU'
ALICE COOPER 'CLONES'
MANHATTAN TRANSFER 'TWILIGHT ZONE'
PLANETS 'LINES'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'MAGIC'
AEROSMITH 'SWEET EMOTION'
TRIUMPH 'AMERCIAN GIRLS'
DEF LEPPARD 'HELLO AMERICA'
JUDAS PRIEST 'LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT'
OVERSEAS HUMDRUM:
MECO 'EMPIRE STRIKES BACK'
FRANK SINATRA 'NEW YORK NEW YORK'
VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
BILLY JOEL 'STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME'
ELTON JOHN 'LITTLE JEANIE'
TOURISTS 'I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU'
KIM HART 'LOVE AT FIRST NIGHT'
BLONDIE 'CALL ME'
KISS 'SHANDI'
VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE'
LONG JOHN BALDRY 'YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'
LIPPS INC. 'FUNKY TOWN'
VILLAGE PEOPLE 'CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC'


____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Year: 1981
Date: 28/06/1981
Show no: 291
Summary:
GUEST ARTIST IS DARRYL COTTON AND THERE ARE INTERVIEWS WITH KIM CARNES AND SHAKIN STEVENS,BOTH RECORDED IN LONDON WITH CHERRY RIPE.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:

SWINGERS 'IT AIN'T WHAT YOU DANCE
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO'
VOICES 'WISH IT WASN'T TRUE
STOCKINGS 'SHE'S A DEVIL
DARRYL COTTON & THE DIVERS 'LITTLE RED BOOK

LOCAL ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:
BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'

OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO CLIPS:

SHEENA EASTON 'MODERN GIRL
GEORGE HARRISON 'ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
FLORENCE WARNER 'I MISS YOUR HEARTBEAT'
KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES
SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE

CHARTBUSTERS:

AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'THINGS DON'T SEEM'
CHURCH 'UNGUARDED MOMENT'

HUMDRUM ITEMS:

SUNNYBOYS 'HAPPY MAN'

AIR SUPPLY 'THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE'

CHAMPAIGN 'HOW ABOUT US'

BALLY HOO 'MAN ON THE MOON'

TOP TEN ITEMS:

JIMMY & THE BOYS 'GIRLFRIEND'

REO SPEEDWAGON 'KEEP ON LOVING YOU'

ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY'

STARS ON 45 'STARS ON 45'

NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER'

BILLY FIELD 'BAD HABITS'

KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA'

LOVER BOY 'TURN ME LOOSE'

SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'


____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Year: 1980
Date: 04/05/1980
Show no: 238
Summary: JON ENGLISH HOSTS THE SHOW.
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
JON ENGLISH 'CARMILLA'
SINCLAIR BROTHERS 'IT MUST BE AUTUMN'
SHARON O'NEILL BAND 'WORDS'
JAMES FREUD'S RADIO STARS 'MODERN GIRL'
TOMMY SHAW 'BOAT ON THE RIVER'
CHARTBUSTERS:
ANGELS 'NO SECRETS'
DARRYL COTTON 'SAME OLD GIRL'
MAJOR MATCHBOX 'ROCKABILLY REBEL'
OVERSEAS ARTISTS VIDEO ITEMS:
GODLEY & CREME 'AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK'
VAPORS 'TURNING JAPANESE'
CRAZE 'MOTIONS'
BILLY JOEL 'IT'S ALL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME'
GARY NUMAN 'ON BROADWAY'
KISS 'I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU'
HUMDRUM:
CLASH 'TRAIN IN VAIN'
BROTHERS JOHNSON 'STOMP'
BOOMTOWN RATS 'I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
CHRISTIE ALLEN 'HE'S MY NUMBER ONE'
MOTELS 'TOTAL CONTROL'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'ROCK WITH YOU'
QUEEN 'CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE'
JANIS IAN 'FLY TOO HIGH'
PLAYER 1 'SPACE INVADERS'
B52'S 'ROCK LOBSTER'
PRETENDERS 'BRASS IN POCKET'
PINK FLOYD 'ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL'
SPLIT ENZ 'I GOT YOU'
C O U N T D O W N

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

I too am somewhat disappointed with the Saturday morning clips and echo everybody else on that selection. Good to see Saturday night more than makes up for it. If I am not mistaken these Countdown shows have not been played as part of Rage Goes Retro Month since their first screenings back in the 80s so like many, I too am very excited to be able to view these once again. Really good to see that shows are not being replayed as part of Rage Goes Retro Month either now.

Cheers!

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Sat 5th Jan, 19

Please excuse the 2 under the heading of this post:

It's supposed to read:
rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th January, 2019

The whole January, 2019 didn't fit and I can only edit Topics and Posts for an hour. As this is my forum, I am able to Delete any posts I wish for as long after as possible but not Edit Topic titles. I was so thrilled with the six Countdown episodes being played this weekend that I didn't pay attention to the 2019.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Year: 1981
Date: 01/11/1981
Show no: 308
LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:

RENEE GEYER 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN'

Very pleased about this. A poor quality upload used to exist on youtube, taken from VH1 when they used to have "top 5 female artist" or whatever countdowns made up of live performances from Countdown. Theirs had VH1 superscripts all over it and a voiceover cutting into the start of the song.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Thank goooodness for January, sighhhhh xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

I could have sworn the NZ invasion episode has been repeated during the RAGE Retro months sometime in the past.

Same with John Peters Heavy themed episode.

Unless my memory is having flashbacks, and I saw them in the original showings back then.

I have everything I recorded since 1993, although I did stupidly edit out things I didn't like on some episodes in the 1st year of the repeats in 1993.

I still have alot of my recordings on VHS tape between the 93-2004 repeats, when DVD recorders were more affordable and i switched over then.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

None of them have ever been repeated on Rage Stephen. Like you I also didnt keep all of the 1993 repeats, which was the first year they happened. Hard to believe its over a quarter of a century ago now.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Definitely looking forward to the John St.Peters episode. I have not seen Outline - Cities in nearly 40 years. I still have the single.

The Daryl Cotton show has The Stockings (from Perth) on live. Bernie Lynch (as Rip Torn) was a member of this band and co-wrote the song before going on to form Eurogliders. They were originally known as Rip Torn and The Stockings.

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Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Armin
Definitely looking forward to the John St.Peters episode. I have not seen Outline - Cities in nearly 40 years. I still have the single.


Hi Armin,

Is this the same Outline band that sang Maybe It's A Game?

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Yes, Outline sang Maybe It's A Game which will be on the 1982 Countdown Episode I requested with members of LRB Hosting

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

The NZ invasion episode looks fantastic- love that the clips are from the 70s and 80s and even the 60s with "She's A Mod". Looking forward to the Bill Wyman video - don't recall "A New Fashion" but loved his other two singles "Je Suis Un Rock Star" and "Come Back Suzanne?

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

The picture is nearly touching the edge of the ABC watermark on the first episode. Not a good sign.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Episode 2 is also stretched, but there is a little bit more space between the picture and the edge of the watermark. Like episode 1, it is also stretched a bit on the left hand side.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Episode 3 overlaps with the watermark. This is what I feared would eventually happen 🙁



Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Why u do this, ABC. Why?? :angry:

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Luuuc
Why u do this, ABC. Why?? :angry:
'Cause they've outsourced broadcasting to the work experience kid who thinks stretching a 4:3 image to almost 16:9 is making an improvement?

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Episode 4 is similar to the picture for episode 2 - stretched picture but a thin space between the edge of the picture and the watermark.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Episode 5 is stretched overlapping with the watermark :rage:

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

The last Countdown episode shown doesn't touch the watermark, but has been stretched horizontally too, similar to the second and fourth episodes shown.



Edit - the image is almost touching the watermark in the Godley & Creme video.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

I just checked my 16.9 recordings about 20 minutes ago and was annoyed as I watched them live whilst recording in 4.3 so didn't see how stretched they were. I will keep both 4.3 and 16.9 copies though.

The overlapping is so unnecessary, I don't see the point, arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:angry: :confounded:

I have just emailed rage's facebook page and used your overlapping photos Nathan.

If they don't answer I shall be calling rage in the next few days as I did last year about such overlapping nightmares!

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Are they stretched or zoomed in?

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Chad
Are they stretched or zoomed in?
That's what I was thinking, it looks like bits of the top and bottom are cut off.

I have a couple of those episodes on timecoded copies, might have to check them to see what the difference is.

In the Renee Geyer episode it looks like Kim Durants' hair keeps going out of the top of the screen which I don't think is how it would have been.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Armin
Chad
Are they stretched or zoomed in?
That's what I was thinking, it looks like bits of the top and bottom are cut off.

I have a couple of those episodes on timecoded copies, might have to check them to see what the difference is.

In the Renee Geyer episode it looks like Kim Durants' hair keeps going out of the top of the screen which I don't think is how it would have been.
It will be interesting to see if that is the case. Could you put some screenshots on here please?
Thanks :)

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Someone here (I forget their username) compared a stretched video with one in its original 4:3 format, a while back, and found that the picture on rage was just stretched and not cropped. Though I suppose that doesn't necessarily mean they didn't crop/zoom in on some of last night's episodes. I hope not, though. Either way, it's ridiculous.

The Renee Geyer shot with 'Countdown' in the background behind her would be a good one to compare, if someone has a timecoded copy of that episode; as you could compare where the shapes in the pattern cut off.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

We had a blackout last night, and the electricity didn't come back until 3.30am. I got the last episode, but missed out on the first 5 episodes.

Can someone please help me out? Thank you.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

My power went off for a few seconds during the Vapors interview in the last episode, but I can live without that.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

RetroTragic
We had a blackout last night, and the electricity didn't come back until 3.30am. I got the last episode, but missed out on the first 5 episodes.

Can someone please help me out? Thank you.
Hey.. They should appear in this folder over the next hour.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5u7qu6hzij0v0f1/AAAi0OZQSci7pD5cgD8kBVyRa?dl=0

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Thanks Chad, you are a champion! So appreciated.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

The clip of She's A Mod was so out of place with the rest of the show. I was amused.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Very disappointing when this occurs though I can live with this as I like to see Countdown in its original full screen format. I hope we never see the ABC1 watermark ever again. That was a real shocker especially when Rage aired the Sheena Easton hosted episode and Rock Arena Rock N Roll Ladies Divinyls, Sharon O’Neill etc show as it spoiled those shows big time for me. I hope we see these again just so I can get better copies without the Watermark on the actual screen during these shows. I think it was back in 2012 when this happened. I was so glad to at least get the Sheena Easton performance of Modern Girl this morning finally a much better copy now.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

^ Yes, the earlier ABC1 watermarks (the original blue one, and later the white one with the big 1) were awful, and we endured those from late June 2010. The watermark was moved out of the 4:3 screen area when analogue TV was switched off in December 2013, just in time for Kim Wilde's guest programming, which was great timing.

I'm not sure when the switch to the current ABC watermark occurred. While it is less intrusive than the earlier versions of the watermark, I wish it wasn't there at all.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Same here, I would rather it was not there at all. I’m sure there are others who feel the same. Maybe we should all petition the ABC to remove it. Never know if enough people complain to have it removed they might just consider it. Every channel seems to have a watermark on them now. Programming for other shows during a show or movie on commercial tv well don’t even get me started about how annoying that is.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

I was curious to see "Motions" by Craze that Jason was so keen to get. Never seen/heard it before.

Unfortunately I can tell that the Countdown copy of the clip is a film transfer - the original clip was recorded on videotape. As a result the fidelity is pretty bad - the colours are shifted, it's very blurry, and there are dust mark/scratches on the film transfer.

You can tell by comparing it to this copy on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcKcxJ6OJEI

Although that copy isn't great either (from a VHS tape with a few dropouts) the clarity and dynamic range are much better.

Unfortunately there was a period from about 1978 to 1982 where copies of clips sent to Australia were often film transfers, even if the original was shot on videotape, because videotape was so expensive and making film copies was much cheaper. They basically would show the videotape on a CRT and film the screen! This transfer method also resulted in loss of the picture edges. It was so lo-tech.

rage still has in their archives lots of clips which were recorded on videotape but rage only has poor quality film transfers. I should send them upgraded copies I have of many of these clips and see if they upgrade their archive.

Re: rage goes retro '1' - FULL 'COUNTDOWN' ARCHIVE DETAILS ON EACH EPISODE - Saturday 5th Januar

Lucky I had no black outs on my signal, everything was played all fine with no black outs and no pixelation but that d a m n watermark going into the picture and on others so close to the left edge is utterly annoying. I think rage will continue like this with every episode from now on, it is just s h I t ....

As far as Craze with Motions, it was a pity that it was cut and the quality was not great. going to have to try and get the video somehow, someday.