Woke up to this shock news this morning.What the hell's going on with all these great talents being taken away from us?
Rage have gotta roll out the red carpet for her.Disco would be a very different story without Donna Summer.
Well, they're playing 3 clips of hers on Saturday morning... of course, the same 3 they've played over recent years: 'She Works Hard For the Money', 'This Time I Know It's For Real', and 'State of Independence'. Then the 90's remix of 'I Feel Love' is airing on Saturday night, coincidentally chosen by the guest programmers. Surely they must have some other videos of hers lurking somewhere in the vaults?
I am truly saddened by the passing of Donna Summer.
Donna may be gone but she has left such an IMMACULATE body of work that artists these days could only DREAM of leaving!
Donna Summer covered so many genres and made THE most amazing Electronic Disco EPIC 'I Feel Love' which will ALWAYS remain a CLASSIC!
I wish rage would have played one of my BIG fav's 'Dinner With Gershwin'.
And from Love's About To Change, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby to Mc Arthur Park, On The Radio and BEYOND, GENIUS!
Isn't it funny that the guy from Beastie Boys gets a whole night dedicated to him yet Donna gets 3 videos??? rage are completely CLUELESS!!
R.I.P DIVA xoxo
Weird, I was only watching 'State of Independence' on YouTube a couple of weeks ago. The first time I have ever watched one of her vids on YouTube. I have missed the vid a couple of times on rage, so will get it Sat. morning. They should play 'Finger On The Trigger' from the August '82 Countdown episode! Yes, she definitely was the Queen of Disco. This morning on my fav. am radio station, they did a tribute to her and played 'On The Radio'. R.I.P.
Yes, she definitely was the Queen of Disco.
I remember when Love to Love You Baby first came out - raunchy or what!!
My very favourite is Donna's epic, I Feel Love.
Gone far too soon....
Not to mention ROMEO for Flashdance which is SO hot!!!
Ms. Summer was fantastic and her music will live on forever - unlike most of today's tripe.
Yes, Romeo is a favourite of mine as well plus 'Love is in Control (Finger on the Trigger) - great dance number that one.
Very Sad news. It's a disgrace that Rage are only playing a few of her clips. She had so many great songs 'Enough Is Enough', 'Down Deep Inside' ( theme from the movie 'The Deep),'I Fell Love'.'Love To Love You','Romeo', 'She Works Hard For The Money','The Wanderer','Hot Stuff','Bad Girls'....the list goes on.
I agree, I was just saying this afternooon that it's funny how a guy from Beastie Boys dies and some idiot at rage does a whole night dedicated to the Beastie Boys and Donna get 3 MEASLY videos!!!!!
rage should be utterly embarrassed by this, Donna IS a legend and deserves MUCH MUCH MUCH more!
Her most underrated GEM ever for me is 1987's Dinner With Gershwin. I recorded the video from MTV and also the Solid Gold performance and watched and listened to it religiously.DOnna's voice is SO unique and no one EVER sounded like her, this is truly devastating :-(
I have a strong feeling that rage will do a decent special next week. They probably could only play what they currently had in their archive. Give them a week to get their hands on most of her other work/videos and they will do something good. Wasn't it the same with the Whitney Houston special a week or so after her death (because she died on the weekend, it gave rage a good 5 days to put something together). For a while over the years, we thought they only had a few Whitney vids, but they did a great discography over the years a week later. Stay postive folks!
Shocked to read that she attributes her lung cancer to the 9/11 attacks. She was in the city at the time and close to ground zero.
I hope Rage does have a decent special on Donna Summer and not with only 3 clips on Saturday morning and 1 on this past Saturday night.
Now with Robin Gibb gone they may consider hosting a Bee Gees special as I know there are quite a few music clips in the ABC archives.
I hope they don't play the 1971 concert from Festival hall, Melbourne again when Maurice died in 2003.
I may pull off some suggestions on the Rage site.
R.I.P. Donna & Robin.
Welcome back Guru! Very true with your thoughts, but let's hope they give us something a bit more substantial than 3 videos. Cheers. 1983 concert would be good!
I am DESPERATE for Dinner With Gershwin!!!!!!
Whilst not a big fan of the Disco era, I can tell you all that the release of Donnas "I Feel Love" back in 1977 really changed the musical landscape at the time. With that hypnotic computer-generated synthesiser backing (Georgio Moroder) the song was absolutely different to anything else around at the time. The first time a 45 had also been released as an extened version on Cassette of all things (still have that original cassette). An amazing track, but no official video was ever made which rings true for most of Donnas material.
With regards to Robin Gibb - expect Rage to trot out the same old Bee Gees promo clips yet again. Whilst there is amazing Bee Gees archive footage from all hosts of other TV stations & shows around the world, the ABC does not have much (besides that 1971 special and a few promo clips) - so you can guarantee there will be nothing new for this tribute.
So many people from those great eras are sadly passing away now.
Hey Guru, I said 'Welcome Back' because you had not posted for some time and you are a very regular user of this forum. The footy season (NRL)is a distraction for me too, but music will always prevail and so will this forum.
Hi Michael, your welcome back was very warmly received and appreciated. It was just that I was unaware that I hadn't posted for a while as I still drop by a couple of times a week and see what's happening. Time tends to get away from me.
Donna put out some weird stuff, or rather her record company did. Remember that 12 inch disco single which featured two songs on one side and on the other a groove featuring nothing but a low hum and a label saying "Special one-sided record. Play the other side".
Another thing many might not know is that I Feel Love was actually the B side of the 1977 single. The A side was Can't We Just Sit Down (and Talk It Over). Radio stations by that stage wanted to play disco songs so they flipped over the single and ignored the ballad.
Thanks for that info. Hoin. Stuff I didn't know. Cheers.
I saw at my local sanity music store their is a cd of Donna's titled The Journey The Very Best of . A limited edition is available of the cd.