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My 'rage goes retro' - January '2021' Suggestions I emailed to rage

So, I just emailed rage tonight and am getting in early for 'rage goes retro' January 2021 suggestions. I live for January so I always make sure I email them in October then I re email them in November and December...

Including: A list of the Countdown Episodes which haven't been played on rage still *

Plus... Some other bits and pieces

Including: A Meldrum Tapes I want, some Rock Arena's, some Storage Tapes featuring individual Artist Interviews made for the ABC and dare I say, a few Countdown Revolution's I want to see again. My list is rather long but I thought a varied amount of a few programs and era's may be of some interest to them as well as myself.


COUNTDOWN: Date:27/04/1980

Show:237/ Gil Tucker Hosts

Performances:

Mental As Anything – Come Around

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons – All I Wanna Do

Angela Ayres – Key To My Heart

Tanks – Rock and Roll

Video Clips from: J Geils Band, Kim Hart, Sky, BA Robertson and more …

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COUNTDOWN: Date:13/12/1981

Show: 314/ Final Show for 1981 and Hosted by James Reyne of Australian Crawl

Live Studio Performances:

Ian Dury – What A Waste

Aliens – I Don’t Care

Australian Crawl – Lakeside/Oh No Not You Again

Joe Dolce – Xmas in Australia

Video Clips from: Ultravox, Loverboy, ABBA, Go Go’s and more …

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COUNTDOWN: Date:30/05/1982

Show:330/ Hosted By Ray and Dennis of Dr hook

Performances:

Dr Hook –Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk

Sardine – Sudan

Young Homebuyers – Take One Step

Video Clips from:

The Fixx, Sandie Shaw, Roxy Music, Duran Duran, Fun Boy Three & Bananarama and more …

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COUNTDOWN: Date:12/09/1982

Show: 345/ Hosted By John Farnham of LRB

Live Studio Performances:

Outline - Maybe It's A Game

Inxs - The One Thing

Australian Crawl - Daughters Of The Northern Coast

LRB - Down On The Border

Video Clips from: Rough Trade, Trio, Duran Duran, Sheena Easton and more ...

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COUNTDOWN: Date:22/05/1983 *Show no: 371 *********************** PLEASE ********


Summary: THIS EDITION OF COUNTDOWN FEATURED NO HOST OR STUDIO PERFORMANCES AND HUMDRUM WAS TAPED AT THE MIGHTY MUSIC MACHINE SHOP WHERE MOLLY IV'D OWNER RE HOW ALTERNATIVE, DANCE AND DISCO CHARTS ARE COMPILED. SHOW ENDED WITH MICHAEL JACKSON'S 'BEAT IT' VIDEO.


Video Clips from: The Venetians - Sound on Sound (RARE) / Plus Video and Interview with Molly in the UK with Thomas Dolby ... PLUS ... Real Life, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tears For Fears, Prince, Spandau Ballet


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COUNTDOWN: Date:05/06/1983

Summary: Hosted by Wendy Stapleton

Studio Performances:

Wendy And The Rockets – Play The Game

The Radiators – No Tragedy

Video Clips From:

The Belle Stars with Interview, Kajagoogoo, Sparks, Bananarama, Style Council and more

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COUNTDOWN: Date:26/02/1984
Show no:405/Hosted by Alex Smith of Moving Pictures

Video Clips from:

Jo Boxers with Interview, QED, Level 42, Marilyn, The Cure, China Crisis and more


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COUNTDOWN: Date: 21/07/1985

Show no: 471

Summary: THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY HOODOO GURUS.


Studio Performances:
Scritti Politti - The Word Girl
Do Re Mi - Man Overboard

Video Clips from: Yello, Eurythmics, Tina Turner (With Interview) and more ...



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COUNTDOWN: Date: 27/10/1985 ******************* PLEASE ************************
Show no: 485
Summary: THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY MEMBERS FROM KIDS IN THE KITCHEN AND PRESENTS FTG OF MICHAEL JACKSON IN PERTH. MOLLY IV SCOTT FROM KIDS IN THE KITCHEN RE ALBUM ...


Studio Performances:
Kids In The Kitchen - Not The Way
Pseudo Echo - Don't Go
John Swan & band - Say You'll Do Something

Video Clips from: The Cure, RedBox, Kate Bush, Mark Edwards, Simple Minds and more ...


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COUNTDOWN:

Date:9/1/1986

Show:3 (Summer Series)

Video Clips by: Nena, ‘Til Tuesday, Koo De Tah, Platinum Blonde, Matt Bianco, Models, Arcadia, Mark Edwards and more

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COUNTDOWN; Date:10/08/1986 / Show no: 521

SHOW INCLS REGULAR USA, UK AND AUSTRALIAN TOP 5'S, PROMO FOR COUNTDOWN MAGAZINE AND HUMDRUM WITH MOLLY WEARING HAT AND SHINY LIGHT BLUE SHIRT. ELTON JOHN IV RE DANCING WITH THE QUEEN TO 'ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK' AT PRINCE ANDREW'S 21ST AND HIS UPCOMING TOUR WITH THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.


Studio Performances:
I'm Talking - Holy Word
The Venetians - If Somebody Loves You
Geisha - Part Time Love Affair
Dragon - Dreams Of Ordinary Men

Video Clips from: Jean Beauvoir, Bananarama, Boom Crash Opera, Spandau Ballet ...


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MADONNA FULL INTERVIEW WITH MOLLY- ID: 254869 - COUNTDOWN IV COMPILE, STORAGE TAPE ST0694 - SEGMENT (1984)

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THE MELDRUM TAPES: PSEUDO ECHO/BANANARAMA EPISODE (1986)


Duration: 59.23

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: MOLLY MELDRUM TALKS TO BRIAN CANHAM FROM PSEUDO ECHO AND TO BANANARAMA, AND PRESENTS A SELECTION OF THEIR MAJOR HITS

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Personalities: IAN MELDRUM, MOLLY MELDRUM, COUNTDOWN INTERVIEWER;PSEUDO ECHO, ROCK GROUP;BANANARAMA, ROCK GROUP

Shotlist:MOLLY INTRO MUSIC CLIP PSEUDO ECHO 'STRANGER IN ME' / IV BRIAN CANHAM (LEAD SINGER) RE EARLY DAYS,FINDING WORK, MUSICAL INFLUENCES, DEMO TAPE LEADING TO COUNTDOWN PERFORMANCE, RECORD COMPANIES INTEREST, THE WRITING OF THE FIRST SINGLE 'LISTENING / MUSIC CLIP OF 'LISTENING' / RE COPING WITH INSTANT SUCCESS, FEELINGS ABOUT THE TEENY BOPPER LABEL, CHOOSING SONGS FOR THEIR FIRST ALBUM / MUSIC CLIP OF 'A BEAT FOR YOU' RE AUDIENCE CONFUSION DUE TO DIVERSE SOUNDING SONGS ON ALBUM, HIS SERIOUS, DETERMINED SIDE, COPING WITH THE PRESSURE OF PUBLICITY, IMPROVING LIVE PERFORMANCES, LINE UP CHANGES, PREPARING 'LOVE AND ADVENTURE', CHOOSING THE SINGLE 'DON'T GO' / MUSIC CLIP 'DON'T GO' / MCU IV CONT RE HOPING FOR A HIT, EFFECTS OF THE BANDS IMAGE, DEVELOPING THE SECOND SINGLE 'LOVE AND ADVENTURE' / MUSIC CLIP OF 'LOVE AND ADVENTURE' / RE INTEREST IN MUSIC CLIP MAKING, SONG WRITING, WRITING 'LIVING IN A DREAM', BREAKING INTO AMERICA / MUSIC CLIP OF 'LIVING IN A DREAM' / RE THE FUTURE, NEW SINGLES FOR AMERICAN RELEASE;01.48.28 MUSIC CLIP OF 'TRY'

IV BANANARAMA (SARAH, KAREN, SIOBHAN) MCU ACCORDING TO WHO ANSWERS THE QUESTIONS RE PREPARING THEIR NEW ALBUM 'TRUE CONFESSIONS', CHOOSING THE SONGS, AMERICAN SUCCESS, GROWING AND LEARNING IN THE PUBLIC EYE, RECORDING 'VENUS', COVER VERSIONS / MUSIC CLIP OF 'VENUS' / CONT RE WHO WROTE THE SONG 'VENUS', PREVIOUS RECORDINGS BY SHOCKING BLUE AND TOM JONES / MUSIC CLIP OF 'REALLY SAYING SOMETHING' / SPLIT SCREEN IV CONT RE RESURGENCE OF 50S, 60S AND 70S MUSIC, DIANA ROSS' SUCCESS WITH RECORDING BARRY GIBBS' SONG 'CHAIN REACTION', BRITISH LOVE OF TAMLA MOTOWN AND 60S SOUND, RECORDING AND RELEASING BALLADS, SALES OF ALBUM DUE TO UPTEMPO SONGS, CATEGORISED AS A POP BAND, RECORDING 'CRUEL SUMMER' AND ITS POPULARITY / MUSIC CLIP OF 'CRUEL SUMMER' SUPERIMPOSED IN A BOX WITH SIOBHAN TALKING RE ITS SUCCESS / CONT FULL SCREEN MUSIC CLIP / IV CONT RE MEDIA BACKLASH, CREDIBILITY, THE PERCEPTION OF 3 GIRL MEMBER GROUPS / MUSIC CLIP OF 'ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING' / IV CONT RE THE NEXT SINGLE RELEASE / MUSIC CLIP 'MORE THAN PHYSICAL';02.12.56 IV CONT RE THANK YOUS

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ROCK ARENA: Hosted By Suzanne Dowling
July 10th, 1984 (One Hour Music Special Program)
THE DUGITES (Live In Concert)

Music Videos from: New Order, Peter Baumann and Prince

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ROCK ARENA: Hosted By Suzanne Dowling
February 5th, 1985
Music Videos from: Berlin, A Flock Of Seagulls, Stray Cats and Chain Reaction

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ROCK ARENA
November 22nd, 1986
Suzanne Dowling Interviews DAVID SYLVIAN in the ROCK ARENA Studio.
Includes Japan and David Sylvian Videos ...
Plus: Hunters & Collectors and Sweethearts Of The Rodeo ...

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ROCK ARENA: Hosted By Suzanne Dowling
March 28th, 1988
CONCERT FEATURE: SHRIEKBACK 'LIVE IN LONDON'
Plus Music Videos from: Peking Man and Jackie Wilson

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COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION:(1989)

Summary: COMPILATION OF BANDS PLAYING LIVE AT THE METRO NIGHTCLUB AND MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS COMPILED FOR USE IN COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION


PERFORMANCES:
Boy George - After The Love
Ezee Posse - Everything Begins With An E
Kate Ceberano - Brave
Go 101 - Jealous Heart

Video Clips from: Indecent Obsession, Simple Minds, Happy Mondays and more ...
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COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION/Recording date: 13-Jul-1989(Duration: 28.54)
Summary: THIS EPISODE FEATURES KATE CEBERANO & THE MINISTRY OF FUN, AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD LIVE IN THE STUDIO, ALSO BOY GEORGE IV, COMEDY SEGMENTS BY TANIA LACY, INTERVIEW WITH USA ROCK BAND POISON AND VANESSA'S FASHION SEGMENT

PERFORMANCES:
Kate Ceberano - Love Dimension

Video Clips:
Boy George - Don't Take My Mind On A Trip (Including Clip/Intercut Interview with Boy George in London)
Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care
Dead or Alive - Come Home With Me Baby (Including Dancers)
Humanoid - Stakker Humanoid Including Dancers)

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Recording date: 14-Jul-1989/ Duration: 23.11

Location: LONDON,UK (MALCOLM MCLAREN INTERVIEW/1989)
Summary: Personalities: SEAN LANGAN, COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION LONDON REPORTER;MALCOLM MCLAREN, ENTREPRENEUR

Shotlist: 00.00 VS CAMERA SET, IV MALCOLM MCLAREN RE HIS EARLY DAYS IN FASHION ON KINGS ROAD, BEING TRAINED AS A VISUAL ARTIST, MUSICIANS BEING COARSE PEOPLE PARTICULARLY THE ROLLING STONES, THE RETURN OF BOHEMIANISM, BEING A FASHION VICTIM, STORY RELATING TO HIS SPONSORING RUBBER CLOTHING AND UNDERWEAR WORN AS STREET WEAR, DEVELOPING PUNK ROCK AND THE SEX PISTOLS, BRITISH POLITICS BEING HOMOPHOBIC, THE NEW WAVE MOVEMENT POST PUNK, CREATION OF YUPPIES AND THEIR ATTITUDES, POP CULTURE BECOMING BLAND, SUCCESS OF KYLIE MINOGUE AND STOCK, AITKEN AND WATERMAN PRODUCED RECORDS, HIS RECORDS 'WALTZ DARLING', 'DEEP IN VOGUE' AND VOGUING, ROCK AND ROLL NO LONGER A RADICAL GENRE, NOSTALGIA, THE REUNIFICATION OF GERMANY, EUROPEANS WANTING TO SOUND BLACK, JOHNNY ROTTEN SOUNDING ENGLISH, ROCK AND ROLL NEEDING TO BE POWERFUL WITH ATTITUDE, NOT BORING

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Recording date: 21-Nov-1989/ Duration: 21.00

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: NONE ENTERED

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Personalities: NICKY LOVE, COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION REPORTER;KYLIE MINOGUE, SINGER, ACTOR

Shotlist: KYLIE MINOGUE RE WHAT SHE DOES IN HER SPARE TIME, HER FAVOURITE FILM 'MY LIFE AS A DOG', AND TELEVISION SHOW INCL 'GET SMART', HER HOBBIES INCL SHOPPING AND READING, PEOPLE SHE ADMIRES INCL MADONNA, GROWING UP IN MELBOURNE AND SCHOOL DAYS, FRIENDS, TRAVELLING EFFECTING RELATIONSHIPS, FEELINGS RE PEOPLE USING HER AS A ROLE MODEL, FANS, BEING A TYPICAL GEMINI, THE REAL KYLIE (COMPLEX), COOKING AND HER FAVOURITE FOODS, HER GOALS, THE FILM 'THE DELINQUENTS' AND HER CHARACTER LOLA, PORTRAYING DIFFERENT EMOTIONS,PREPARING FOR THE PART (RESEARCHING BODGIES AND WIDGIES) AUSTRALIA IN THE 50'S, WORKING WITH CHARLIE SCHLATTER, LOVE SCENES IN FILMS, THE CREW AND OTHER CAST MEMBERS, PRECONCEIVED IDEAS, CHOOSING 'THE DELINQUENTS', PROUD OF HER PERFORMANCE AND THE FILM, HER FUTURE PLANS, HER ALBUM 'ENJOY YOURSELF', THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK, THE ALBUM'S SUCCESS, HER DANCING, THE MUSIC CLIP FOR 'NEVER TOO LATE' INCL HER 4 MALE DANCERS;18.50 MCU MINOGUE PROMOS FOR COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION;19.11 WS,OS,2S REACTIONS FROM NICKY LOVE, MS,MCU LOVE REACTIONS

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COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION:

Recording date: 06-Dec-1989/ Duration: 29.30
MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: OUTS OF IVS BY COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION INTERVIEWERS INCL POISON, KYLIE MINOGUE, LARRY MALUMBA, COSMIC PSYCHOS, TONE LOC, SIOBHAN, SHAKESPEAR'S SISTER, TAILGATERS



Personalities: POISON, ROCK GROUP;KYLIE MINOGUE, SINGER/ACTOR;LARRY MALUMBA, SINGER;JAMES YOUNG, JAMES THE HOUND DOG, COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION REPORTER;COSMIC PSYCOS, ROCK GROUP;TONE LOC, SINGER: SIOBHAN FAHEY,SHAKESPEAR'S SISTER, ROCK DUET;TAILGATERS, ROCK GROUP
Includes: Interview with Shakespears Sister and video for 'You're History' plus Poison, Kylie Minogue and more ...