Bring Back Recovery 90’s next week? 🤙🏼
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rage sure is! We're playing some Recovery and 10:30 Slot. :-)
I guess this is the last weekend of rage goes retro I will be watching and recording. I had a feeling that the themes of each week would go into the 90s. It's started with The Factory already which is of course going on into the 90s, VILLLLLLLE!
That is very bad indeed. I suppose someone out there is nostalgic for these but I couldn't stand them the first time.
The 90s were horrific enough the first time around and now Recovery and ummmm ... 10:30 Slot? Which hardly lasted is being played.
If rage are playing a full Recovery episode then that is 3 hours which will leave about 2 and a half hours which will either be 10:30 Slot, unless rage shows highlights in the morning.
Countdown may possibly get one or two episodes played or they may take the Countdown Revolution road in 1990, ughhhhhhh. Please no!
I'd love to destroy every Recovery in the ABC Archives. It baffles me that Countdown episodes from the 70s with Blondie, Alice Cooper and Plastic Bertrand are taped over but Recovery is all in tact ...
I saw on the rage facebook page yesterday the Recovery intro and I knew that would mean the ghastly show is coming on rage goes retro 4. They mention Custard, Tism etc. I hope rage only play one hour on Saturday night of performances and the rest Countdown or Countdown and Rock Arena but as rage are playing 2 hours of The Factory this weekend then it's not looking good for nest weekend with 3 hours of the worst music program ever made being Recovery.
Why 10:30 Slot has to feature is beyond me, seriously .....
Things shouldn't be played just because they are old and they exist. Countdown is loved because it was great. Recovery was a pile of garbage even at the time, so why revisit it now.
Hopefully there's plenty of backlash and Rage avoid the same mistake in future retro months.
[and I say all that as a lover of 90's - particularly the first half of the decade - music]
While the 90s might have been bad for non-rage ABC music programs, they weren't all bad musically. I liked a lot of dance/electronic-type music from the early and mid 90s (less so the late 90s). It wasn't all just 'grunge'.
But yes, 'Recovery' is bad. 'The 10:30 Slot' even worse.
The only saving grace may be if there are some (decent) Countdown Revolution episodes from 1990 (with good/rare videos); but I wouldn't count on there being that.
I say in 2019 we start a 'No Recovery or 10.30 Slot for Retro Month on rage' facebook page. It could just be full of hate for these shows.
That does it then. I will attend an Australian rock concert instead with many of the Countdown Aussie acts of the day instead. I don’t think I’ll bother to even rush back home as it is the night of Australia Day. Disappointing but I will make up for it with the Aussie rock concert that night.
If retro week 4 is a write off I'm going to watch the Michael Shrimpton special from 2016! 70's heaven!
So only three weeks this year. Thats not a great finish. I would not watch an episode of Recovery or 10:30 slop under any circumstances.
Back to hibernaton after tonight is over, see you all next January.
Lets hope its just the sat morning like it was today. 90s in the morning and countdown at night. Fingers crossed
Perhaps it would be a good idea if Rage started a retro month for fans of Recovery/ 90's alternative pop?
Yeah, as expected, Week 4 seems like it will be saturated with 90s rubbish. Let's hope they squeeze in a Countdown episode, or more! I found myself just fast forwarding through The Factory, as it was complete crud. And to think, Rage could play two Countdown episodes in those 2 hours. Such a shame!
Tonight is very disappointing. That does it time to go out now. I will set the record for the Suze DeMarchi performance though am happy to forget the rest of tonight. Very disappointing Rage for the final Rage Retro Month Saturday. Only saving grace is we all get a 1982 Countdown and Beatbox show on Tuesday which I gather will air Wednesday morning January 30.
rage posted on facebook this morning:
'Good morning retro-Ragers! Tune in soon at 10:14am for some 1990s and 2000s goodies - and if you're free later tonight we'll be showing full eps of Recovery and the 10:30 slot from 12:33am on ABC + iview. (picture of Jane Gazzo)
'I watched this all back in the day - sorry, the type of music I'll prefer to forget about. Bring on some real retro from 1980-88'
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