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My 2022 'rage goes retro' requests

Hey all,

I have been emailing rage each month this year in 2021 throughout October, November and December with my Countdown, Rock Arena e.t.c. requests.

I thought I would share what I have been suggesting to rage on my Forum for 'rage goes retro' 2022.

I guess because rage are yet again playing 'rage goes retro' in February and not in January with the extended 5th Saturday night now lost, I probably won't see as many of my requests I wish :cry:

I do hope however that I get a few pieces from my rather long list. I always figure, it is better to submit a long list rather than a short one, so it is in their system.


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COUNTDOWN - 21/06/1981 Show no - 290

Hosted by Jon English

Studio Performances:
Wendy & The Rockets - Reputation
Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together
Chett Reynolds - I Believe In Mary
Jon English & Band - Straight From The Heart

Video Clips from: Shock, Talking Heads, Chas & Dave, Rick Springfield and more

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COUNTDOWN: Date:22/05/1983 - Show no: 371

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 Show no - 373 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 19/08/1984 - Show no. 430
Hosted by David Reyne

Featuring:
Vertical Hold - USA (Countdown Studio Performance)
Inxs - Burn For You (Countdown Awards Performance)

Plus: The Takeaways, Berlin, Pointer SIsters, Olly & Gerrie, Guy Delandro 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: 07/07/1985 - Show no. 469
Hosted by Angry Anderson wearing his Mad Max costume.

Studio Performance:
FAB - Happy People

Video clips from: Animotion (With Interview), Domino Theory, Prince, Elton John/Millie Jackson and more ...

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COUNTDOWN: Date: 27/10/1985 - 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, Red Box, 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: 16/02/1986 - Show 496
Hosted by Martin Plaza of Mental As Anything

Live Studio Performances:
Divinyls - Sleeping Beauty
GangGajang - Sounds of Then

Video clips: Talking Heads, Big Audio Dynamite, The Cure and more ...

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COUNTDOWN: 15/06/1986 - Show 513
Hosted by Brian Canham from Pseudo Echo. Molly presenting HUMDRUM from LONDON (included Bob Geldof, Samantha Fox and Lana Pellay from the UK)

LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
Pseudo Echo - Living In A Dream
Flotsam Jetsam - Distraction
A-ha - Hunting High And Low
Countdown Dancers - Dancing to DEVO - Here To Go

Video clips: Kids in the Kitchen, Samantha Fox, Big Country, Rolling Stones and more ...


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THE MELDRUM TAPES: PSEUDO ECHO/BANANARAMA EPISODE (Duration: 59.23)

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


More details: 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 * 1983 * FUNK DOWN SPECIAL (Black Funk Dance Music Special) - HOSTED BY ANDREW PETERS (Date Unknown - Year: 1983)
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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: 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: Recording date: 01-Jan-1989/Duration (29:00)
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:
3. ID: 145062 - COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION;SHOW 80 - PROGRAM (1990)

Duration: 28.30

Location: MELBOURNE,VIC,AUSTRALIA

Summary: PROGRAM HOSTED BY ROB AND CHOOK WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DURAN DURAN Hosting in the Studio.
BIG PIG PLAYED "JUSTIFIER" LIVE IN STUDIO AND THERE WERE VARIOUS MUSIC CLIPS from Duran Duran, Deee-Lite ...
More details

Personalities: DURAN DURAN,ROCK GROUP;CHOOK,COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION PRESENTER;ROBERT JAMES,COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION PRESENTER

Shotlist: NONE


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COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION/ 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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COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION: Recording date: 06-Dec-1989/ Duration: 29.30

Summary: OUTS OF IVS BY COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION INTERVIEWERS INCL POISON, KYLIE MINOGUE, LARRY MALUMBA,
COSMIC PSYCHOS, TONE LOC, SIOBHAN, SHAKESPEARS 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 SINGER; SHAKESPEARS SISTER, ROCK DUET;TAILGATERS, ROCK GROUP

Includes: Interview with Shakespears Sister and video for 'You're History' plus Poison, Kylie Minogue and more ...


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ABC ARCHIVAL INTERVIEW SPEIALS:


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

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ABC ARCHIVAL SEGMENT INTERVIEW : Recording date: 14-Jul-1989/ Duration: 23.11
Location: LONDON,UK (MALCOLM MCLAREN INTERVIEW/1989)
Summary: Personalities: SEAN LANGAN, COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION LONDON REPORTER;MALCOLM MC LAREN, ENTREPRENEUR
Shotlist: 00.00 VS CAMERA SET, IV MALCOLM MC LAREN 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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ABC ARCHIVAL SEGMENT INTERVIEW: Recording date: 21-Nov-1989/ Duration: 21.00
Personalities: NICKY LOVE, COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION REPORTER ;KYLIE MINOGUE, INTERVIEW SPECIAL
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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Re: My 2022 'rage goes retro' requests

Here's my Countdown requests for Rage 2022 Retro season and there were:
September 29 1981 Wendy Stapleton (Wendy & The Rocketts) (standby program)
January 10 1982 Molly (Summer Special #4 Export bands)
28-Sep-1986 and 04-Oct-1986 Episode 528
I've been waiting for my three requests to be on Rage during uncertainly times and none of them was shown again in February during COVID last year and also, here's my Rock Arena requests for Rage 2022 Retro season and there were:
November 16 1982
BRIAN CADD FILM CLIP, GINGER MAN;
BRIAN CADD FILM CLIP, LET GO;
BRIAN CADD FILM CLIP, SILVER CITY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DAY;
VS IV CADD RE PREVIOUS BANDS, RELATIONSHIP BREAK UPS, WINNING BATTLE OF BANDS AND GOING TO ENGLAND, LIKE BEING THROWN INTO OCEAN, SUICIDE MISSION, RADIO STATIONS ONLY PLAYING LOCAL CONTENT;
BRIAN CADD FILM CLIP, WHITE ON WHITE;
VS CADD IV RE FILM CLIP, LEAVING AUSTRALIA IN 1974, AMERICIANS REACTION TO AUSTRALIAN BANDS, DIFFERENT MUSIC PRODUCED FOR USA,TOURING AUSTRALIA;
BRIAN CADD FILM CLIP, MY BABY LOVES TO HURT ME;
THE GREAT BLOKES FILM CLIP, PERPETUAL MOTION;
BILLY MILLER & THE FERRETS FILM CLIP, ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME;
BILLY MILLER & THE FERRETS FILM CLIP, TRIPSVILLE;
BILLY MILLER & THE FERRETS FILM CLIP, LIES;
BILLY MILLER & THE FERRETS FILM CLIP, JANIE MAY;
BILLY MILLER & THE FERRETS FILM CLIP, DON'T FALL IN LOVE;
RADIO BIRDMAN LIVE;
LIB FTG RADIO BIRDMAN LIVE AT MARRYATVILLE HOTEL 21 SEPTEMBER 1977, WOT GIVES;
RADIO BIRDMAN IV RE PERFORMING, BEING ASSERTIVE RATHER THEN AGRESSIVE;
LIB FTG RADIO BIRDMAN LIVE AT MARRYATVILLE HOTEL 21 SEPTEMBER 1977;
RADIO BIRDMAN IV RE THE BAND, NOT COMMERCIAL;
LIB FTG RADIO BIRDMAN LIVE AT MARRYATVILLE HOTEL 21 SEPTEMBER 1977, BURNED MY EYE;
RADIO BIRDMAN IV RE BAND, TYPE OF MUSIC ETC;
LIB FTG RADIO BIRDMAN LIVE AT MARRYATVILLE HOTEL 21 SEPTEMBER 1977, SEARCH AND DESTROY;
RADIO BIRDMAN LIVE, ALOHA STEVE & DANNO
May 10 1983
RENEE GEYER FILM CLIP,I CAN FEEL THE FIRE;
KATE BUSH FILM CLIP, BABOOSHKA;
KATE BUSH FILM CLIP, THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES;
KATE BUSH FILM CLIP,BREATHING;
KATE BUSH FILM CLIP,ARMY DREAMERS;
KATE BUSH FILM CLIP, WOW;
KATE BUSH FILM CLIP, SAT IN YOUR LAP;
SIOUXIE AND THE BANSHEES FILM CLIP, HONG KONG GARDEN;
SIOUXIE AND THE BANSHEES FILM CLIP, CHRISTINE;
SIOUXIE AND THE BANSHEES FILM CLIP, SPELLBOUND;
SIOUXIE AND THE BANSHEES FILM CLIP, FIREWORKS;
SIOUXIE AND THE BANSHEES FILM CLIP, SLOW DIVE;
RENEE GEYER LIVE IN CONCERT
July 19 1983 (Genesis and Sky)
GENESIS FILM CLIP, FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME;
VS GENESIS ALBUM COVERS;
GENESIS LIVE, THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY;
GENESIS FILM CLIP, A TRICK OF THE TAIL;
GENESIS FILM CLIP, ROBBERY, ASSAULT AND BATTERY;
GENESIS LIVE, YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY;
GENESIS FILM CLIP, MANY TOO MANY;
GENESIS FILM CLIP, TURN IT ON AGAIN;
GENESIS FILM CLIP, DUCHESS;
LIB FTG GENESIS LIVE IN STUDIO, ABACAB;
GENESIS FILM CLIP, NO REPLY AT ALL;
GENESIS FILM CLIP, KEEP IT DAR
None of them was shown in February during COVID last year too, that's sad.