Wow Reggie Rocket, what an amazing collection! I've just grabbed a premium FileFactory account and will start filling the gaps in my collection.
I really appreciate you putting all these episodes up for everyone. THANK YOU!
Thanks also to criscles for hooking me up today as well!
Amazing work, Reggie Rocket. Thank you!
If you're interested in the .TS file from 2015 that you missed, I still have mine*
*Unfortunately my recording ended too early so it got the first 5 Countdowns but not the 6th one :slightly_frowning_face: Better than nothing though. Happy to upload it for you.
Anyone who wants a copy of my Countdown episodes collection (H.264 MP4 files) can get:
● This year's episodes from THIS LINK (Google Drive link)
● My 2014-2019 episodes from THIS LINK (FileFactory)
"If you're interested in the .TS file from 2015 that you missed, I still have mine"
Thank you, but it is the other way around. I got that week and missed the following four! Actually, the 6th "Countdown" from that week is in my uploads linked previously as a .mpg file if you'd like to go and grab it.
This has been something really special. Lots of very generous and helpful people here have shared their content to help us all fill those gaps. Luuuc, Grant, kiersey, ReggieRocket, CountdownLover - you've all been been amazing.
I'm going to be a bit self-indulgent and post my list of PRE-DIGITAL requests. There's quite a few of us who did record Retro month on VHS since it began on RAGE, then later transferred to DVD. It seems like only a smaller group of us have gone on to digitally rip their DVD's.
If anyone can fill my list, this is what is outstanding to complete my collection.
Happy to negotiate for physical copies. It's the completist in me that would love to obtain these. So here it goes....
- January 9th 1977 Molly & JPY - Top 100 of 1976 - 50-33 - 4th Show
- January 16th 1977 Molly & JPY - Top 100 of 1976 - 32-17 - 5th Show
132 13th November 1977 Mark Holden & Glenn Shorrock (Silver Jubilee)
160 23rd July 1978 Dame Edna
169 September 24th 1978 Marc Hunter (Dragon)
180 December 10th 1978 Elton John and Molly review 1978
181 February 18th, 1979 Molly
184 March 11th 1979 Shirley Strachan
186 March 23rd, 1979 Shirley Strachan
188 April 7th 1979 Bob Welch
192 May 5th 1979 Smokie
199 June 24th 1979 Russell Morris & Robert Palmer
202 July 15th 1979 Dolly Parton
205 August 4th 1979 Tim Finn (Split Enz)
206 August 11th 1979 Garth Porter (Highway/Sherbet)
211 September 15th 1979 John Paul Young
216 October 20th 1979 James Reyne (Australian Crawl)
219 November 11th 1979 Graham Parker
232 March 23rd 1980 Robin Scott (M)
242 June 1st 1980 The Village People
244 June 15th 1980 Skyhooks
246 June 29th 1980 Daryl Braithwaite (The Sherbs/Sherbet)
249 July 20th 1980 Rocky Burnette
254 August 24th 1980 Xanadu National Dance Competition
277 March 22nd 1981 TV Week Rock Music Awards 1980
278 March 29th 1981 Suzi Quatro
294 July 26th 1981 Kim Wilde
302 September 20th 1981 Adam Ant (Adam & The Ants)
306 October 18th 1981 Leo Sayer
311 November 22nd 1981 Ian Dury
- December 27th 1981 Molly (Summer Special - Big Ones of 1981)
- January 31st 1982 Molly (Summer Special - Video Rock)
326 May 2nd 1982 Swanee
328 May 16th 1982 Ignatius Jones
332 June 13th 1982 Toni Basil
333 June 20th 1982 Gary Glitter
335 July 4th 1982 Bucks Fizz (ABC 50th Anniversary)
337 July 18th 1982 Tina Turner
340 August 8th 1982 Christopher Atkins
360 February 27th 1983 James Reyne (Australian Crawl)
372 May 29th 1983 Alex Smith (Moving Pictures)
379 July 17th 1983 Flashdance DJ's Paul Amos (Radio 10) & Ray Grech (5AD)
382 August 7th 1983 Malcolm McLaren / Duran Duran (Flashdance Final)
384 August 21st 1983 Mark Holden
395 November 6th 1983 John Paul Young
403 December 24th 1983 Molly (Christmas Show)
407 March 11th 1984 Molly interviews The Police
408 March 18th 1984 Cyndi Lauper
411 April 8th 1984 Marilyn
- April 15th 1984 Countdown Awards 1983
414 April 29th 1984 Pat Wilson
418 May 27th 1984 Scott & Craig (Kids in the Kitchen)
420 June 10th 1984 Duran Duran
427 July 29th 1984 Rock Steady Crew (Beat Street Dance Final)
433 September 9th 1984 Molly (U2 interviews)
443 November 18th 1984 Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
444 November 25th 1984 Molly (Fashion Council Special)
448 December 23rd 1984 John Lydon & Mental As Anything
456 March 31st 1985 Greedy Smith (Mental As Anything)
484 October 20th 1985 A-Ha
493 December 22nd 1985 Tina Turner
494 February 2nd 1986 Simon LeBon from Duran Duran
509 May 18th 1986 The Sweet
544 March 8th 1987 Samantha Fox
555 May 24th 1987 The Cockroaches
- July 19th 1987 Countdown Music & Video Awards
many thanks Reggie Rocket. What a huge effort. I have purchased a file factory account for the month to download your episodes. Many thanks.
Still looking for these, if anyone can help, thanks:
• 24/06/79 - Russell Morris
• 23/03/80 - Robin Scott
• 01/06/80 - Village People
• 15/06/80 - Skyhooks
• 24/08/80 - Xanadu Dance
• 26/07/81 - Kim Wilde
• 20/09/81 - Adam Ant
• 30/01/82 - Summer Video Rock Special
• 04/07/82 - Bucks FIzz
• 27/02/83 - James Reyne
• 17/07/83 - Paul Amos & Ray Grech
• 07/08/83 - Malcolm McLaren/Duran Duran
• 24/12/83 - Christmas Special
• 15/04/84 – 1983 Countdown Rock Music Awards
• 10/06/84 - Duran Duran
• 23/12/84 - Johnny Rotten & Specials
• 19/07/84 – Countdown Rock Music Awards
RetroTragic/Criscles - if I've done this right then you should be able to download the Xmas 83 episode you're both looking for from here:
Very much appreciated, cheers.
some more Countdowns here:
I've excluded all the episodes that have already been generously uploaded by Luuuc, Reggie and Grant, so these should be new to some at least.
Criscles - The "May 27th 1984 Scott & Craig (Kids in the Kitchen)" episode you want is here, but it's not the best quality (I didn't rip any of them, I just found them)
Luuuc - the two Countdowns from Rage 2014 that you are missing the start/end from are here too
Just want to say thanks for your impressive contribution of Countdown episodes you put up on DropBox. I noticed you kept updating it with more episodes, which was awesome. The link is now defunct, but what you put on there was just fantastic! Thanks.
Hi kersey. No, I'm good now. Some very generous people helped out. Thanks mate.
I have been trying to reply to an email from you, but keep getting a mail undelivered message.
Do you have another contact email, or have you been having email problems that you know of ?
Hoping you see this
Hey all, long time not see.
Just wondering please if anyone has an uncompressed vob of the 19th Jul 1987 episode of countdown. This actual countdown has long eluded me. I've got the countdown awards from that night but not the show.
Sorry I don't have any episodes to trade as I've got them all on DVDs offline (don't know what software to use for ripping uncompressed copies of DVDs, sorry), but I can trade flac copies of the Ktel compilations of the 70s and 80s if anyone is after these. I've spent the last 20 years trying to pull lossless versions of these compilations together, and for the most part I've succeeded, but a few of my comps though complete still have a few bricked dynamically compressed songs, so most of the compilation sounds right, and you'll get one or two "VERY LOUD" songs, but unfortunately this is the way record companies master today.
kiersey, thanx, this is much appreciated. :) awesome, yes I can get you a copy of that. I used to use DVD decrypter for ripping DVDs, but haven't used it yet on my new computer, you never know, it may still work, but thanx for the suggestions. My copy of the 1987 awards is a DVD from Troy from several years ago. I'm happy to do it right away, it's just the issue of trying to locate it, which may take me a week or two. Over the last three or four years I've had problems with my eyes, and have gone off recording countdowns. My countdown collection has fallen into a slight shade of disorganisation. Every January the time taken to record the shows, burn them off, label them, file them, and maintaining the DVD collection was taking up too much of my time, as my day job became more involved. :( Reggie rocket has taken over that task, we live within an hour of each other, and quite often physically visit each other, we often swap CD rips, as CDs are now more my thing.
Hi Mark, are you aware of 'Col's Compilation Corner'? A site full of 70s-early 90s compilations to download. Some comps you can watch the videos. Do y'self a favour! You have to message the owner for the password to download...Access through www.drozdj.com
:joy: i put in 'Mark' instead of 'Michael'.
Just so everyone is aware, I have had to delete my files from FileFactory. However, we have a very fast upload and they are still on a hard drive (and backed up to another) so I will be happy to re-upload any episodes by request. I hope everyone who wanted them all has got them all and I hope I managed to help someone :)
Is it you who uploads cricket videos to YouTube. If so, then I wanted to thank you for all those. They made the lock down bearable!
OK peeps, time to bump this thread back to the top of the list. Firstly thanks for everyone who has been generous on this thread over the years. I have done a bit of trading during the past year and have about 16 episodes of Countdown which have been shown on rage that I need to get. Happy to trade, a link to my trade list is at the end of this post.
24/08/1975 Sherbet Special - was this show actually broadcast or just the repeat from 30/12/75
23/03/1980 Robin Scott
01/06/1980 Village People
22/03/1981 1980 Rock Awards
26/07/1981 Kim Wilde
22/11/1981 Ian Dury
31/01/1982 Video Rock
08/08/1982 Chris Atkins
27/02/1983 James Reyne
11/09/1983 Harry Casey
15/04/1984 1983 Rock Awards
02/02/1986 Simon Le Bon
13/07/1986 Feargal Sharkey
19/07/1987 1986 Rock Awards
Thanks in advance and BTW if there are any newbies collecting this year who have nothing to trade then I will happily give you some episodes to get you started. That's how I got my start all those years ago.
Trade list link is:
I'm about to start uploading my collection of Countdowns to Filefactory again, so anyone who can put up with the slow speeds is welcome to help themselves
(I think the speed is slightly better if you sign up for a free account)
Out of respect to those who have shared with me over the years I'll only be sharing episodes I have recorded myself, which basically are the ones broadcast since 2014.
Files are named by original broadcast date in the format YY-MM-DD
Yes that is me!!
Hi Kiersey (and others who may be missing old Countdown episodes). Ill get more episodes (that circulate less) uploaded in the coming days.
Feel free to download with links below - the 3 are 23/03/80, 01/06/80, 15/06/80 - so far. The Sherbet from 30/12/75 is a repeat of the 24/08 show and the original broadcast version is wiped, but the 30/12 has been screened in more recent times (can upload if needed). Ill get more up tomorrow. Note that these recordings go way back to the analogue days of the 1990s and early 2000s but they are direct off air as VHS recordings, transferred direct to DVD then rendered as MPEG's. Enjoy.
If someone can upload the 4 Countdowns from last night and post links that would be appreciated. Cheers!!
Thanks Luuuc - much appreciated. For Kiersey and others here are more of the Rage Reruns requested from the 90s period. 1981 shows this time.
thanks to everyone sharing their episodes, much appreciated to fill in some gaps in my collection.
I did put up a post about which ones i have last summer but i figure most of you probably have them already since no one replied. http://pub24.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=2015862427&frmid=135&msgid=976389&cmd=show
I have some recorded onto vhs tape & then dvd recorder that were broadcast around 2000-2009, but obviously they may not be as good quality as digital recordings.
I'll make some time to check any want lists posted but feel free to email me for requests.
How generous and kind all of you are! It's amazing that we can all enjoy these countdowns again!
Anyways, I have a short want list, if anyone can help me out with it. Many thanks!
27 October 1985 : Kids In The Kitchen hosting
16 February 1986 : Martin Plaza hosting
20th April 1986 : show before the awards
15th June 1986 : Brian Canham hosting
7th September 1986
And the following Countdown awards for the following years : 1983 and 1986 (aired in 1984 and 1987 respectively).
My dvd recorder crapped itself, I've lost the recording for last Sat night Countdowns, a bit upset!!!
Can anyone share them here? PLEASE!!!!
Hi Rob. There were no Countdowns for last Saturday. They played Rock Arenas.
FYI, apart from their original airing, the majority of these have never aired on Rage since it started repeating Countdown eps apart from the April 15th 1984 and July 19th 1987 Countdown Awards.
Hopefully someone on here might be able to help you with those 2.
Looking for the 2 Countdown episodes from last night, 82 and 86 if someone can kindly upload. Thanks!!
Hi there. Just stumbled across this forum. I have been Rage-ripping Countdown for a few years now. I'll be very surprised if I have anything precious but a list of the MPGs I have is below. Let me know if you want anything I can put it on FileFactory.
One question. It looks like Rage put the same date on '1982-04-11 Duran Duran" and "1982-04-11 Starstruck". This looks like a mistake. When were these episodes broadcast?
Also, I don't have many episodes from 1984 and 1985 which is disappointing. If someone can share some of their favourite episodes from these two years I'd be extremely grateful.
Countdown 1980-02-24 Daryl Cotton
Countdown 1980-03-09 Ellen Foley
Countdown 1980-03-16 Mi-Sex
Countdown 1980-05-04 Jon English
Countdown 1980-05-11 The Boomtown Rats
Countdown 1980-06-08 Daryl Cotton
Countdown 1980-06-22 Australian Crawl
Countdown 1980-07-06 Ol' 55
Countdown 1980-07-27 John St Peters
Countdown 1980-08-17 The Vapours
Countdown 1980-09-07 Mi-Sex
Countdown 1980-10-12 Hall & Oates
Countdown 1980-11-23 Mondo Rock
Countdown 1981-04-26 The Church
Countdown 1981-05-03 Mental As Anything
Countdown 1981-05-24 Australian Crawl
Countdown 1981-06-07 Broderick Smith
Countdown 1981-06-14 Marc Hunter
Countdown 1981-06-21 Daryl Cotton
Countdown 1981-08-23 MEO245
Countdown 1981-09-13 Christopher Aitkens
Countdown 1981-10-11 Daryl & Ossie
Countdown 1981-10-25 Sharon O'Neill
Countdown 1981-11-01 Renee Geyer
Countdown 1982-01-02 New Zealand Invasion
Countdown 1982-02-14 Devo
Countdown 1982-02-21 Moving Pictures
Countdown 1982-02-28 Cliff Richard
Countdown 1982-03-14 Shakin' Stevens
Countdown 1982-04-04 Jon English
Countdown 1982-04-11 Duran Duran
Countdown 1982-04-11 Starstruck
Countdown 1982-04-25 Split Enz
Countdown 1982-05-09 The Motels
Countdown 1982-07-11 Australian Crawl
Countdown 1982-07-25 John Paul Young
Countdown 1982-08-15 Mental As Anything
Countdown 1982-08-29 The Numbers
Countdown 1982-09-05 Billy Miller
Countdown 1982-09-12 John Farnham
Countdown 1982-09-19 The Globos
Countdown 1982-11-07 Hot Chocolate
Countdown 1982-11-21 Jo Jo Zep
Countdown 1982-12-19 Mental As Anything
Countdown 1983-03-06 Sharon O'Neill
Countdown 1983-03-27 Dire Straits
Countdown 1983-04-03 The Reels
Countdown 1983-04-10 The Globos
Countdown 1983-07-24 Flashdance
Countdown 1983-08-28 Joan Armatrading
Countdown 1983-09-04 John Paul Young
Countdown 1983-09-30 The Dugites
Countdown 1983-10-02 Dragon
Countdown 1983-10-03 Real Life
Countdown 1984-02-19 Real Life
Countdown 1984-05-06 Thompson Twins
Countdown 1984-05-13 Mother's Day
Countdown 1984-06-03 Eurogliders
Countdown Special 1984-06-26 Boy George Who's A Tart
Countdown 1984-10-14 Los Trios Ringbarkus
Countdown 1984-11-11 Austen Tayshus
Countdown 1985-02-10 I'm Talking
Countdown 1985-04-21 Queen
Countdown 1985-06-09 Paul Young
Countdown 1985-06-16 Live Aid Announcement
Countdown 1985-07-28 Renee Geyer
Countdown 1985-08-11 Howard Jones
Countdown 1985-08-25 Vince Sorrenti
Countdown 1985-10-06 Rockhampton Rodeo
Countdown 1985-11-03 Bob Geldof
Countdown 1985-11-10 Koo De Tah
Countdown 1986-02-23 Dire Straits
Countdown 1986-03-08 Jump Incorporated
Countdown 1986-03-16 Tim Finn
Countdown 1986-04-06 The Venetians
Countdown 1986-04-13 The Johnnys
Countdown 1986-06-08 Wa Wa Nee
Countdown 1986-11-23 Australian Made Lanuch
Countdown 1986-11-30 The Get Real Project
Countdown 1986-12-14 Countdown To Elton
Countdown 1987-03-01 Eurythmics
Countdown 1987-04-19 The Underground
Countdown 1987-05-10 Jason Donovan
Countdown 1987-06-14 Warwick Capper
Countdown 1987-06-28 Dave Dobbyn
Countdown 1987-07-05 Jenny Morris
Countdown Revolution 1990-02-09
One of the posters here has uploaded all of the 2021 episodes to file factory
Here's the link
Spot on Nathan.
Brett I hope you tuned in or set the timer.
They repeated both Countdowns.