Okay, rage informed me today with this message regarding Moir Sisters tribute :-)
Hi Jason, we'll be doing a tribute next Saturday morning (7/2).
Great job Jason.
Well ... Myself, Nathan and Patrick are the only ones on Facebook so all the 3 of us can do is try to represent us bunch all here
Don't forget 'Steve Faulkner'. He contibutes too!
Saturday morning 7th Feb:
MOON DUO Animal (Sacred Bones Records)
THE MOIR SISTERS Good Morning (on GTK, 1974) ()
NATIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS February 28th, 1975 (Rage)
THE MOIR SISTERS Interview on GTK, 1975 (Rage)
THE MOIR SISTERS So Excited ()
JOHN FARNHAM You're The Voice (Live on Countdown, 1986) ()
MARGOT MOIR Scarlet Skies ()
DRALMS Crushed Pleats (Fat Possum)
LXURY featuring DEPTFORD GOTH Square 1 (Greco Roman)
There was some rare footage shown this morning.
That is the first time I have ever seen that clip in full for Good Morning. An ordinary clip really but as a lover of rare old footage I thought it was great to see.
In the intro for the 1975 Music Awards there was a still of the Moir Sisters on Countdown from an episode that was wiped a long time ago. They appeared on the Feb 8 1975 episode so I imagine it was from there.
I had not seen the clip for Scarlet Skies (1989) before. An interesting song. It didn't chart (not even in the Top 100) and surprising that it survived all the purging in the 90's. There is another clip from 1989 on YouTube called Watch Out.
The John Farnham clip from the 1986 Countdown was complete from start to finish. It was not lifted from the episode but must have been on a separate storage tape to be complete with no voiceovers.
I see the video for 'So Excited' is on YouTube.
Also, I read a post on the rage facebook page. A viewer asked:
'Did rage pay tribute to Joe Cocker after he passed away December last year?'
rage reply: 'We pay tribute to a lot of musicians, but don't commit to featuring everyone who dies as we are not a tribute show. There was a lot of coverage in the news about Joe already, and sometimes we prefer to leave it at that'.
So, I think we are pretty lucky to get a special on this one.
So I take it that was Margot Moir as the back up singer on stage with the blonde punk hairdo of the studio performance of 'You're The Voice'? Boy, what a departure from her previous looks.
Guru, just confirming that John Farnham always sang live on Countdown? If so, he sounds amazing.
Lastly, I see in my Encyclopedia of Australian Music that the 'Silver Skies' singles was released in 1990, but don't give it the month of the year. Do your records show 1989?
Oops 'Scarlet Skies'
I don't think I'd actually heard of the Moir Sisters before, but that was a great tribute.
As for that John Farnham Countdown clip, that was interesting, as it went to the fade-out of the song, and had no Countdown titles etc. over it... which leads me to suspect it was sourced from one of the Countdown 'source' tapes (or whatever they're called), rather than being directly lifted from a show. Also, there was no audience cheer/clapping over the intro or outro, so obviously it was re-dubbed by rage (or maybe it was recorded that way rather than actually being in front of the live studio audience).
^ oops, I see Michael already posted the response from rage. (I can't edit my posts in this thread or some reason).
Joe Cocker is the sort of artist you'd think Rage would be all over tribute wise.