The electronic TV guide says that this week's Tuesday morning rage episode is a George Michael tribute, so it is presumably a repeat of the tribute that aired last year.
GEORGE MICHAEL Twenty Five (Megamix)
WHAM Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do?)
WHAM Young Guns (Go For It)
WHAM Club Tropicana
GEORGE MICHAEL Careless Whisper
GEORGE MICHAEL A Different Corner
GEORGE MICHAEL & ARETHA FRANKLIN I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
GEORGE MICHAEL I Want Your Sex
WHAM Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
WHAM Everything She Wants
GEORGE MICHAEL Faith
GEORGE MICHAEL Father Figure
GEORGE MICHAEL One More Try
WHAM I'm Your Man
WHAM The Edge Of Heaven
WHAM Where Did Your Heart Go?
GEORGE MICHAEL Praying For Time
GEORGE MICHAEL Freedom '90
GEORGE MICHAEL Too Funky
GEORGE MICHAEL & ELTON JOHN Don't Let The Sun Go Down
GEORGE MICHAEL Jesus To A Child
GEORGE MICHAEL Fast Love
GEORGE MICHAEL Older
GEORGE MICHAEL Star People
GEORGE MICHAEL You Have Been Loved
GEORGE MICHAEL Outside
GEORGE MICHAEL feat. MARY J BLIGE As
WHITNEY HOUSTON & GEORGE MICHAEL If I Told You That
GEORGE MICHAEL Freeek!
GEORGE MICHAEL The Making Of Freeek!
GEORGE MICHAEL Shoot The Dog
GEORGE MICHAEL Amazing
GEORGE MICHAEL Flawless (Go To The City)
GEORGE MICHAEL Round Here
GEORGE MICHAEL An Easier Affair
GEORGE MICHAEL Roxanne
GEORGE MICHAEL White Light
GEORGE MICHAEL Last Christmas
GEORGE MICHAEL December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)
rage just couldn't resist playing some of their favourite 'alternative'/Triple J acts (again). Tonight is a Big Day Out themed show
YOU AM I Berlin Chair
SONIC YOUTH Youth Against Fascism
MUDHONEY Touch Me I'm Sick
THE CRUEL SEA Better Get A Lawyer
HENRY ROLLINS and THE HARD-ONS Let There Be Rock
JESUS LIZARD Puss
IGGY POP Bang Bang
RADIO BIRDMAN Aloha Steve and Danny
NICK CAVE and THE BAD SEEDS Tupelo
URGE OVERKILL Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon
MINISTRY Lay Lady Lay
PRIMUS Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
AT THE DRIVE-IN One Armed Scissor
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Monsters In The Parasol
PEACHES and IGGY POP Kick It
HOLE Miss World
SMASHING PUMPKINS Cherub Rock
SOUNDGARDEN Pretty Noose
MAGIC DIRT She-Riff
THE MEANIES 10% Weird
SPIDERBAIT Buy Me A Pony
REGURGITAROR Black Bugs
SHONEN KNIFE Banana Chips
JOHN SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION Talk About The Blues
LUSCIOUS JACKSON City Song
OZOMATLI Cut Chemist Suite
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS Block Rockin' Beats
RONI SIZE/REPRAZENT Brown Paper Bag
PRODIGY Voodoo People
UNDERWORLD Born Slippy
PRIMAL SCREAM Loaded
HAPPY MONDAYS Kinky Afro
NEW ORDER Blue Monday
NINE INCH NAILS Closer
MARILYN MANSON The Dope Show
RAMMSTEIN Du Hast
DROWNING POOL Bodies
SLIPKNOT Spit It Out
SYSTEM OF A DOWN Chop Suey
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Bulls On Parade
THE OFFSPRING Come Out and Play
NOFX Leave It Alone
BLINK 182 M and M's
BODYJAR You've Taken Everything
FRENZAL RHOMB Parasite
So instead of rectifying their mistake by playing the wrongly advertised episodes of Countdown or Rock Arena, they just go with the same boring old Triple J fodder they always play. I am grateful for a great retro month this year, but there is absolutely no reason why they couldn't give us one hour every week.
Yep, instead of rectifying the wrong Countdown episode played, rage play the same old Alternative videos.
Though again, my call to rage this afternoon didn't surprise me, they had no idea it was the wrong episode played. And I had to tell them to re label the Duran Duran episode as 17/04/1982.
They basically told me they can't change much programming in the next few months but funny how on a Monday night when no one barely watches, those morons on the rage Facebook page I mean .... rage can pull out the same old Nine Inch Nails, New Order etc they have played mannnny a times.
I too am very grateful to rage for playing Countdown every January and this January was rather incredible for Countdown. I am not expecting one Countdown a week as that won't happen, as much as I'd love it to. But, the advertised episode that wasn't played should be played in the next 2 months, at least. But it doesn't seem likely to happen and will probably be ignored next January as well ...
Yes, I did notice that rage responded to those who were asking about the Alternative Vault Special.
Seems they have the time to respond now that January is over and won't answer about the wrong Countdown episode, typical...
I commented under their replies to the people asking whether any of the clips tonight will be live ones with my question about the Countdown 1982 stuff up, seeing I saw rage commenting. No reply, of course!
There were no rage goes retro details on Saturday's in January on rage's Facebook page. No mention of Countdown's at all except the morning episode I requested and it was a fuss made about Elton John by rage. Otherwise I had to post the archival details under other posts so anyone who was interested could see them.
At least these days rage do have the occasional brilliant music video selection on some Monday nights and the proper VAULT specials once or twice a year. It took the death of Michael Shrimpton for rage to play Countdown outside of January. So Countdown will not appear till next January, wrong 1982 episode played or not!
I thought it was interesting that rage thought Countdown and retro month viewers would get excited about Elton John.
I didn't request that episode for Elton John, I requested it for Jo Kennedy's performance and for the general feel of the show with all the special guests.
Most people who look forward to January are Countdown collectors and look forward to Countdown studio performances, HUMDRUM and those into some rare clips from Rock Arena.
Interesting rage are suddenly answering viewers questions for today's Alternative and Triple J theme and they arrived just once on Saturday morning 2 weeks ago to Facebook to talk about the 1982 episode for Elton John?
Wouldn't they have made an appearance when they played the 'THE THE' Rock Arena episode on weekend 2 this year and the Countdown's with Elen Folly e.t.c... To stay so called 'cred' ...
May I add, annoying that rage played the Elton John MELDRUM TAPES yet they have ignored the Bananarama request I have made for how mannnny years. Obviously Elton John has more cred than Bananarama, in their eyes ....
Basically, all I care about is January, 2018. 11 long months but hopefully it goes fast, I just want another 17 or so unrepeated Countdown's. This is why I hope rage stays on air ...
Thank You Nathan for uploading the rage Playlist every Monday night. I have left Facebook as I loathe Social media and don't plan to return till November when I submit Countdown requests.
Would appreciate it if you continue pasting the Playlists for Monday nights
Interesting, only 1 hour long. Perfect to play the Countdown episode from 11/04/1982 in that hour. But according to them, they don't have time in their upcoming programming. Fools
May I add, annoying that rage played the Elton John MELDRUM TAPES yet they have ignored the Bananarama request I have made for how mannnny years. Obviously Elton John has more cred than Bananarama, in their eyes ...[/quote]
I have all the Meldrum Tapes on DVD that i recorded when they were shown on VH1 about 10 years ago. They have the original interviews, but for some reason when the some of videos were played they were post '86 videos. Jason, i assume you would already have these?
Michael, I did record some of The Meldrum Tapes from VH! when they were played on Foxtel in 2007/2008.
I remember Bananarama/Pseudo Echo was advertised but when i went to record it, I don'
t think it got played.
Do you have the Bananarama and Pseudo Echo Meldrum Tapes from VH1?
If you do have the Bananarama Meldrum Tapes in particular, I would DIE for a copy!!!!!!!! Please???
VH1 butchered the meldrum tapes
Tonight is a Jamiroquai special, from 3:32am:
JAMIROQUAI Cosmic Girl
JAMIROQUAI You Give Me Something
JAMIROQUAI Space Cowboy
JAMIROQUAI Virtual Insanity
JAMIROQUAI Love Foolosophy
JAMIROQUAI Corner Of The Earth
JAMIROQUAI Deeper Underground
JAMIROQUAI Too Young To Die
JAMIROQUAI Canned Heat
JAMIROQUAI When You Gonna Learn?
JAMIROQUAI Half The Man
JAMIROQUAI Seven Days
JAMIROQUAI Little L
Sorry Jason, just checked out my Meldrum Tapes on disc and i don't have Bananarama or Pseudo Echo either. Now when i think of it, i do remember VH1 not playing those. You might have to take up Nathan's YouTube upload!
That's okay Michael,
I didn't think VH1 played THE MELDRUM TAPES on Bananarama and Pseudo Echo as they were the ones I wanted most.
A guy contacted me from reading my post here on my Forum about the Bananarama 'Meldrum Tapes' and has put an original VHS copy onto DVD for me!
Well done. 😃
Cosy up with the VAULT tonight to the smooth sounds of Sade, The Family Stand, Style Council, UB40, Bobby Womack, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Alexander O’Neal and more. Tune in or set record from 3:19 am on ABC TV. Playlist below.
T'PAU Heart And Soul
NU SHOOZ Should I Say Yes?
THE SYSTEM Don't Disturb This Groove
BABYFACE It's No Crime
NONA HENDRYX Why Should I Cry?
REGINA BELLE Baby Come To Me
THE FAMILY STAND Sweet Liberation
ALEXANDER O'NEAL Fake
JILL JONES Mia Bocca
SADE Love Is Stronger Than Pride
SADE Sweetest Taboo
SADE Nothing Can Come Between Us
SADE Hang On To Your Love
WOMACK & WOMACK Celebrate The World
STYLE COUNCIL You're The Best Thing (Live)
UB40 Please Don't Make Me Cry
ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS Tomorrow's People
BOBBY WOMACK I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much
BOBBY WOMACK Living In A Box
B.B. KING Into The Night
MAZE feat. FRANKIE BEVERLY Silky Soul
GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS Love Overboard
LIONEL RICHIE Running With The Night
THE POINTER SISTERS Freedom
THE POINTER SISTERS Twist My Arm
THE POINTER SISTERS Goldmine
POWER STATION Some Like It Hot
ROBERT PALMER Didn't Mean To Turn You On
ROBERT PALMER Sweet Lies
I assume the 'theme' is 'smooth' adult-oriented music?
The Nu Shooz video for If I Say yes is RARE and Nona Hendryx with Why SHould i Cry * WOW * A FAV!
The System is also a GEM
It says 1:30 in my TV guide on Foxtel
Okay, as I checked my IQ guide and my DVD Recorder guide and they say 1:30 am.
rage can't even get times right, what are they doing ...
I always miss the good specials. Oh well, at least the gems they dragged out of the vault will now at least get another play sometime soon. Wish they played this sort of stuff Saturday mornings in January.
Long time reader - first time posting. I'm keen to contribute to all things Countdown, Rage, 80s, 70s and classic. Is it me, or has the Vault Monday night specials been a bit hopeless lately? 90s doesn't fall into the 'vault' section, for me.
Last weeks VAULT special with the 80s Soul/Funk material from Nu Shooz, The System, Pointer Sisters, Nona Hendryx e.t.c... has been the best thing since 'Retro Month' in January finished.
Hi Nathan, sorry about the late reply. I did see your message in my inbox also. I would very much like the playlist from 13 Feb, but mainly the rare vids - ie Regina Belle, Nu Shooz, The one or two from the Pointer Sisters, the rare Robert Palmer one, rare Sade one, Celebrate The World. If it is easier to do, just burn the whole lot. Also did you record the one on Tuesday? I'm a tragic for late 90's/early 2000's pop. Mainly because this was when I started watching Top Of The Pops on UKTV on Foxtel. Got to discover all the UK hits before they became hits here and then started buying all those 'Now That's What I Call Music...' double CD's. Those were the days!
Not one for Jason tonight
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We're bossin' it up on the VAULT tonight with back to back videos from Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band. Tune in or set record from 1:31 am on ABC TV.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Brilliant Disguise
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Streets Of Philadelphia
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Glory Days
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN One Step Up
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN I'm On Fire
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel of Love
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E-STREET BAND Born To Run
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Secret Garden
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Atlantic City
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Fire
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Rosalita
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and THE E-STREET BAND War
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Radio Nowhere
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Lonesome Day
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Devils and Dust
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN My City Of Ruins
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wrestler
They also played the ultra-rare clip for "The Rising" just before The Wrestler, and this wasn't listed in the playlist. There are some people who reckon Bruce never made an official clip for The Rising and hence the provenance of this clip is unknown.
The one and only previous airing of this clip was on rage on 20 Dec 2003, some 18 months after the song was released, which adds to the mystery. The doubters argue that if it was an official clip, why was it not released with the song, or very soon after?
The clip looks official - it's certainly professionally made - but who made it and whether it is officially sanctioned is a bit of a mystery.
Has anybody who were the fans of Bardot? Bardot is an Australian girl band and pop group from the early 2000s.
For more information, try Wikipedia.
Ughhhhh ... Bruce Springsteen. I did not record the special.
As Boy George once said 'I'd be dancing in the dark as well, if I looked like that'
Funny comment. I am enjoying watching Boy George on Arnie's Celebrity Apprentice and will be interesting to see him as a judge on this years The Voice Australia.
I like Bruce Springsteen. Like all his singles, but never got into his albums - except for 'Born In The USA'. I bought his video compilations DVD about 5 years ago, so passed on this special. I know there were one or two tracks rage showed that were not on the DVD, but wasn't too phased. I used to hate 'Human Touch' the single released in mid '92, but absolutely love it now turned up nice and loud. Actually a lot of songs from the 90's that I hated in the day, I have grown to love and have appreciation for.
Beastie Boys special tonight
We've got a huge serve of Beastie Boys videos coming up on the VAULT tonight. Tune in or hit record from 1:23 am on ABC TV. Playlist below.
BEASTIE BOYS Intergalactic
BEASTIE BOYS Jimmy James
BEASTIE BOYS Hey Ladies
BEASTIE BOYS Sure Shot
BEASTIE BOYS Alive
BEASTIE BOYS Gratitude
BEASTIE BOYS Shake Your Rump
BEASTIE BOYS Something's Got To Give
BEASTIE BOYS Root Down
BEASTIE BOYS So What'cha Want
BEASTIE BOYS Egg Raid On Mojo
BEASTIE BOYS Body Movin'
BEASTIE BOYS Super Disco Breakin'
BEASTIE BOYS Sabotage
BEASTIE BOYS Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
BEASTIE BOYS Three Mc's and One DJ
BEASTIE BOYS Netty's Girl
BEASTIE BOYS Shadrach
BEASTIE BOYS Pass The Mic
BEASTIE BOYS No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn
BEASTIE BOYS Ch-Check It Out
BEASTIE BOYS This Time It's Serious Special
BEASTIE BOYS Root Down (Live at Tibetan Freedom Concert)
BEASTIE BOYS Ricky's Theme
BEASTIE BOYS feat. CYPRESS HILL So What'cha Want (Remix)
BEASTIE BOYS Sure Shot (Live)
BEASTIE BOYS She's On It
BEASTIE BOYS Holy Snappers
BEASTIE BOYS Fight For Your Right (To Party)
BEASTIE BOYS She's Crafty
BEASTIE BOYS An Open Letter To NYC
BEASTIE BOYS The Rat Cage
BEASTIE BOYS Triple Trouble
BEASTIE BOYS Off The Grid
BEASTIE BOYS feat. SANTIGOLD Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win
BEASTIE BOYS Fight For Your Right (Revisited)
How to waste a Vault special.
I try not to be cynical, but it seems like they are gravitating back to a triple-J type playlist, with only a token nod to the more fun kind of retro.
I think that artist specials should be confined to Saturday nights, and are a waste of the Vault format.
Beastie Boys, ughhhh. How typically 90s triple J ...
For such VAULT Specials, if they are going to do artists and bands do non typical bands and artists, I mean really. There are MILLIONS to chose from!!!!!!!!
More 'alternative' stuff tonight...
Tonight on the VAULT Lush, Modern English, Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, Throwing Muses, Breeders, Frank Black, Thievery Corporation, Mojave 3 and more. Tune in or hit record from 1:30 am on ABC TV. Playlist below.
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Nick The Stripper
BAUHAUS Ziggy Stardust
MODERN ENGLISH Hands Across The Sea
MODERN ENGLISH I Melt With You
MODERN ENGLISH Ink And Paper
COCTEAU TWINS Love's Easy Tears
COCTEAU TWINS Pearly Dew Drops' Drops
COCTEAU TWINS Crushed
COCTEAU TWINS Heaven Or Las Vegas
DEAD CAN DANCE Frontier
DEAD CAN DANCE The Carnival Is Over
THIS MORTAL COIL Acid, Bitter and Sad
THIS MORTAL COIL Kangaroo
LUSH For Love
LUSH Sweetness and Light
THE WOLFGANG PRESS A Girl Like You
THAT DOG He's Kissing Christian
THAT DOG Old Timer
THROWING MUSES Bright Yellow Gun
THROWING MUSES Dizzy
THROWING MUSES Fish
BELLY Feed The Tree
TANYA DONELLY Pretty Deep
THE BREEDERS Saints
THE BREEDERS Cannonball
THE AMPS Tipp City
THE PIXIES Here Comes Your Man
THE PIXIES Velouria
FRANK BLACK Men In Black
FRANK BLACK Hang On To Your Ego
LISA GERMANO Puppet
HEIDI BERRY Up In The Air
HIS NAME IS ALIVE Can't Always Be Loved
GUS GUS Polyesterday
GUS GUS Believe
CUBA Black Island
THIEVERY CORPORATION Richest Man In Babylon
THIEVERY CORPORATION Shadows Of Ourselves
THIEVERY CORPORATION Lebanese Blonde
MOJAVE 3 Love Songs On The Radio
MOJAVE 3 Some Kinda Angel
KRISTIN HERSH A Loon
KRISTIN HERSH Echo
TARNATION Your Thoughts and Mine