Continuing on with rage goes retro we reach rage goes retro '3' featuring:
THREE episodes of COUNTDOWN and an episode of THE FACTORY and some GTK clips ...
I have the 1985 Sting episode on timercode but with mono sound from the 90s, so will be good to get this episode updated.
Summary:THIS SHOW WAS HOSTED BY KATE CEBERANO AND IAN COX, MOLLY INTRODUCED A NEW SEGMENT IN HUMDRUM - THE AUSTRALIAN SINGLE TOP 5 TOP TEN ITEMS:
I'M TALKING 'TRUST ME'
MURRAY HEAD 'ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK' (EXCERPT)
COREY HART 'IT AIN'T ENOUGH' (EXCERPT)
NIK KERSHAW 'THE RIDDLE' (EXCERPT)
POINTER SISTERS 'NEUTRON DANCE'
BRYAN ADAMS 'RUN TO YOU'
THE ANGELS 'LOOK THE OTHER WAY'
TEARS FOR FEARS 'SHOUT'
BILLY OCEAN 'LOVERBOY'
DON HENLEY 'BOYS OF SUMMER'
BAILEY/COLLINS 'EASY LOVER' (EXCERPT)
JIMMY BARNES 'DAYLIGHT'
CULTURE CLUB 'MISTAKE NO.3'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
STYLE COUNCIL 'SHOUT TO THE TOP'
OAKEY/MORODER 'TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS'
NIK KERSHAW 'THE RIDDLE'
PAT BENATAR 'WE BELONG'
EURYTHMICS 'SEXCRIME (1984)'
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 'POWER OF LOVE'
MADONNA 'LIKE A VIRGIN'
WHAM 'LAST CHRISTMAS'
BAND AID PROJECT 'DO THEY KNOW IT'S XMAS?'
FOREIGNER 'I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS'
Summary:THIS SHOW HOSTED BY MOLLY INCLUDED AN IV WITH ROD STEWART RE SONG WRITING.
THE DUGITES 'JUNO AND ME'
QUEEN 'I WANT TO BREAK FREE'
CULTURE CLUB 'IT'S A MIRACLE'
MADONNA 'BURNING UP'
CYNDI LAUPER 'TIME AFTER TIME'
WANG CHUNG 'DANCE HALL DAYS'
BOB MARLEY 'ONE LOVE'
DEBBIE HARRY 'RUSH RUSH'
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT 'DON'T ANSWER ME' (EXCERPT)
IGLESIAS & NELSON 'TO ALL THE GIRLS I'VE LOVED BEFORE'
BREAK MACHINE 'STREET DANCE' (EXCERPT)
HERBIE HANCOCK 'ROCK IT' (EXCERPT)
DURAN DURAN 'THE REFLEX'
INXS 'I SEND A MESSAGE'
CYNDI LAUPER 'GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN'
LIONEL RICHIE 'HELLO'
THOMPSON TWINS 'HOLD ME NOW'
MEL BROOKES 'TO BE OR NOT TO BE'
NIK KERSHAW 'WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD'
NENA '99 LUFT BALLOONS'
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC 'EAT IT'
KENNY LOGGINS 'FOOTLOOSE'
Summary:THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY MOLLY AND STING. STING IS IV BETWEEN CLIPS RE ALBUM, FAVOURITE TRACK ON ALBUM, TOURING, POLICE, ACTING CAREER AND MADONNA. FTG IS SHOWN OF MEMBERS FROM TEARS FOR FEARS ENTERING TOWER RECORDS IN LOS ANGELES AND GIVING IV RE SUCCESS AND TOUR.;
DO RE MI 'MAN OVERBOARD'
KOO DE TAH 'TOO YOUNG FOR PROMISES'
DEAD OR ALIVE 'LOVER COME BACK'
STING 'IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY, SET THEM FREE'
TEARS FOR FEARS 'EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD'
BRYAN ADAMS 'HEAVEN'
STYLE COUNCIL 'WALLS COME TUMBLIN' DOWN'
STEPHEN DUFFY 'ICING ON THE CAKE'
KING 'WON'T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW'
BELOUIS SOME 'IMAGINATION'
HOWARD JONES 'LOOK MAMA'
THE ANGELS 'UNDERGROUND'
MARILYN 'BABY YOU LEFT ME' (INCLUDING INTRODUCTION FROM 'MARILYN' IN NEW YORK CITY)
POWER STATION 'GET IT ON'
MADONNA 'CRAZY FOR YOU'
PAUL HARDCASTLE '19'
EUROGLIDERS 'WE WILL TOGETHER'
DURAN DURAN 'A VIEW TO A KILL'
UNCANNY X- MEN '50 YEARS'
DEBARGE 'RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT'
USA FOR AFRICA 'WE ARE THE WORLD'
KATRINA & THE WAVES 'WALKING ON SUNSHINE'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'LIVE IT UP'
EURYTHMICS 'WOULD I LIE TO YOU'
MADONNA 'ANGEL/INTO THE GROOVE'
ID: 286497 - THE FACTORY;EPISODE 67 - PROGRAM
Recording date: 31-Mar-1989/ Air date: 2-April 1989 / Duration: 2.00.00
Summary: PROGRAM 67 IN THE FACTORY SERIES FEATURES ROXUS, STRAITJACKET FITS & INTERNATIONAL ACT THE PROCLAIMERS LIVE IN STUDIO. TANIA REVEALS HOW TO COPE WITH BOREDOM, ANDREW HAS A STORY ON PIS$ING IV'S WITH NADINE GARNER & TIM FINN. FROM SYDNEY KRISTIE DISCUSSES THE VARIED METHODS OF KISSING. REGULAR ITEMS FASHIONS THIS WEEK SUPPLIED BY PORTMANS AND FILM REVIEWS ON 3 FUGITIVES AND A VIDEO GIVEAWAY ON DR WHO. OTHER REGULAR SEGMENTS INCLUDE MUSIC CLIPS, FILM, VIDEO & RECORD REVIEWS
Personalities: LACHLAN DADDO, LOCHIE DADDO, ABC HOST;ALEX PAPPS, ABC HOST;TANIA LACY, ABC REPORTER;DARYL BRAITHWAITE, SINGER;ZAN, SINGER;ROXUS, BAND;NADINE GARNER, ACTOR;CROWDED HOUSE, BAND;TIM FINN, SINGER/SONGWRITER;THE PROCLAIMERS, BAND;JAMES YOUNG, JAMES THE HOUNDDOG, MOVIE REVIEWER;DAVID VODICKA, DAVE THE BODY, MOVIE REVIEWER
Shotlist: FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP BROTHER BEYOND, 'THE HARDER I TRY';
BREAKER;FASHION SEGMENT;LACY AND STORY RE BOREDOM IV'S POLICE OFFICER AT POLICE STATION;DADDO;
FF#3 ROXUS PERFORM 'MY WAY' LIVE IN STUDIO;
STORY RE KISSING, INC VOX POP RE KISSING TECHNIQUES, INTERCUT WITH VS PEOPLE KISSING;
DADDO COOKS MERINGUES IN STUDIO;
FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP KING SWAMP, 'BLOWN AWAY';
STORY RE COPING WITH BOREDOM, INC LACY IV'S ZAN FROM BAND I'M TALKING RE WHAT TO DO WHEN BORED;
DADDO;JAMES THE HOUNDDOG AND DAVE THE BODY REVIEW MOVIE THREE FUGITIVES, AND VIDEO DR WHO, THE TIME WARRIOR, INC FF#14, FF#16 EXCERPTS FROM MOVIES
;LACY IV'S BRAITHWAITE RE WHAT HE DOES WHEN BORED;
FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP THE REYNOLDS GIRLS, 'I'D RATHER JACK';
STORY RE MEN URINATING, INC VS DADDO IN MEN'S TOILET, GIVES ADVICE FOR MEN WITH STAGE FRIGHT AT URINAL;
FF#3 CROWDED HOUSE PERFORM SISTER MADLY LIVE IN STUDIO;
MUSIC NEWS SUPERIMPOSED OVER VS SKATEBOARDERS ON RAMP;VS DADDO IV'S NADINE GARNER RE MOVIE MULL, LANGUAGE IN AUSTRALIA, EDUCATION, INC FF#15 EXCERPTS FROM MOVIE;DADDO;
FF#4 THE STRAIGHTJACKET FITS PERFORM 'DIALLING A PRAYER' LIVE IN STUDIO;
FASHION SEGMENT;DADDO AT SEWAGE PUMPING STATION AND PUMPING WELL AT SITE OF NEW MELBOURNE SEWAGE PLANT;
FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP THE WEE PAPA GIRLS, 'WEE RULE';END TAPE 1;
DADDO AT SEWAGE PUMPING STATION AND PUMPING WELL AT SITE OF NEW MELBOURNE SEWAGE PLANT;
FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP THE WEE PAPA GIRLS, 'WEE RULE';
DADDO IN AUDIENCE;
FF#9 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP THE CULT, 'FIRE WOMAN';
LACY IV'S MEMBERS OF COMEDY ACT THE DOUG ANTHONY ALL STARS RE BOREDOM;
FF#1 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP NICK HEYWARD, 'TELL ME WHY';
FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP ROBYNE DUNN, 'MY SPARK AND ME';
FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP JAMES FREUD, 'HURRICANE';
DADDO, INTERCUT WITH MEMBERS OF IMITATION KISS BAND SING FF#17 'I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU';
FF#10 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP NEW ORDER, 'ROUND AND ROUND';
DADDO REVIEWS ALBUMS, INC EXCERPTS FROM MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS FF#7 BIG BAM BOO, 'SHOOTING FROM THE HEART', FF#6 MADONNA, 'LIKE A PRAYER';DADDO AND PUPPY;
FF#11 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP LES RITA MITSOUKO AND SPARKS,'SINGING IN THE SHOWER';
LACY IN MALL PRETENDS TO FAINT, VOX POP RE WHAT PEOPLE DO WHEN BORED;DADDO;DADDO AND LACY IN STUDIO RE WHAT TO DO WHEN BORED;
FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP SPLIT ENZ, 'THAT WAS MY MISTAKE';VS DADDO IV'S TIM FINN RE NEW ALBUM, PRESSURE FOR SUCCESS, HIS AMBITION TO GO INTO SPACE, INTERCUT WITH FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS 'FRACTION TOO MUCH FRICTION', 'HOW'M I GONNA SLEEP';FF#3 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP TIM FINN, 'HOW'M I GONNA SLEEP';
DADDO IV'S THE PROCLAIMERS IN STUDIO RE THEIR SUDDEN SUCCESS, FF#6 THE PROCLAIMERS PLAY 'I'M ON MY WAY' LIVE IN STUDIO;
DADDO & PAPPS;TOP TEN INC EXCERPTS FROM MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS
FF#5 SAM BROWN, 'STOP',
FF#1 JOHNNY DIESEL AND THE INJECTORS, 'SOUL REVIVAL',
FF#3 JASON DONOVAN, 'TOO MANY BROKEN HEARTS',
FF#12 ROY ORBISON, 'YOU GOT IT',
FF#6 THE PROCLAIMERS 'I'M ON MY WAY';
FF#13 MIKE AND THE MECHANICS, 'THE LIVING YEARS',
FF#2 IAN MOSS, 'TUCKERS DAUGHTER',
FF#6 THE PROCLAIMERS, 'I'M GONNA BE 500 MILES',
FF#6 MADONNA, 'LIKE A PRAYER',
FF#11 FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS, 'SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY';
DADDO AND PAPPS;FF#5 MUSIC VIDEO CLIP COLLETTE, 'RING MY BELL';END TAPE 2 ...
GTK April 22, 1971 (296: Belinda Giblin, Tymepiece Perform Sacrifice Soundtrack, Keith Salvat Interview) (ABC)
THE DOORS - LIVE GTK Crawling King Snake (Warner)
LOU REED Rock 'n Roll (Live from GTK)
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER On Tour (GTK, 1975)
Looks like a great Saturday night/Sunday morning line up. I too have the time-coded Sting and also the Rod Stewart one as a time-coded version also - but as you say it will be good to have them with better sound and without the time counter.
The Factory will make for interesting viewing, taking us back 30 years. Looking forward to that :grinning:
So they've mislabelled the April 1984 episode as a May 1984 one?
At least they've put GTK last.
The 1971 GTK looks like it might be interesting with a Belinda Giblin IV
Have known Belinda for a number of years and yes it is probably her very first tv interview on tv at the time. She was making an early TV movie for Grundys I think which was titled ‘Sacrifice’. It was her very first film as I have talked about this with her some time back. What a blast from the past. I will definitely have to let her know when I next see her. I’m curious to see that myself. Look forward to the 1985 Countdown with I’m Talking too as that was a request I had posted here so very pleased so far this year. Don’t mind GTK if it plays late morning to fill in after the Countdown shows. The Factory could be interesting to see also. Don’t remember having watched that particular episode back in 1989. Enjoy guys. 👍🏽📺🙏😴🎶
What a great lineup. I love 1984/85 Countdowns.
I hope the May episode is correct, for 'Juno & Me'.
As much as I love the Juno and Me performance from The Dugites, I hope the actual clip will be played as the performance featured on a 1984 episode I requested for years that got played with The Dugites and Pseudo Echo live in the Countdown studio...
The Factory should be okay but it eats up what could have been Rock Arena time or more Countdown. Three Countdown's just isn't enough for me, they go to quick. I hope the final weekend will feature another 5 or 6 episodes.
It has overall been a very great retro month so far minus the 1986 episode of Countdown last weekend which I loathed and the 1987 one, well, yeah ... I do love however that rage have played more Countdown's than ever since last year, it's very great!
Yes, I hope it's the film clip for 'Juno & Me', which only exists on youtube as a recording from Video Hits.
Me too I hope it is the official music video clip ‘Juno And Me’ that The Dugites made for their 1984 single. Here’s hoping.
On another note, i am stumped why Kate wasn't inducted into the Aria Hall Of Fame late last year and they induct Kasey Chambers...WTF? Kate has 10+ years on her in the industry. Kate for 2019 and i'll keep hassling Aria.
Very odd Kate has not been inducted into the Aria Hall Of Fame ahead of Kasey Chambers who was really more part of the Australian country music scene. I don’t get it either. Even Ted Mulry Gang have never been inducted and they were around during the 70s. Go figure.
I just realised that GTK show with Belinda Giblin will most likely be on around the same time as 1987 final season re-run of ‘Sons And Daughters’ with Belinda as Alison Carr (alias Patricia) on channel Seven too. That is too coincidental for words.
Totally agree on Kasey Chambers. Totally absolute nowhere singer - and her worst song is 2002's "Pretty Enough". Oh my goodness, every time that came on the radio it made me feel sick. It's so gooey.. Pleased it doesn't get played anymore.
Oh yes.... that is terrible. I forgot about that, and wasn't a fan of Cyndi's own version either!
Kasey Chambers is one of those artists who are either really good or woeful.
"On A Bad Day' and 'The Captain' are really nice, but yes, her version of 'True Colours' is shockingly bad.
Jason, thanks for your info on all the countdown episodes. You typed xmas in the 1985 episode.This is Very offensive! CHRISTMAS is Dear to a lot of people.
Really enjoyed the video for "Juno & Me" - such a cute song and don't think I've heard it before.
Really was excellent to see the complete music video clip for Juno And Me from The Dugites introduced by Linda Nutter. I was hoping to see the music clip and we did. Yay. In regard to The Factory well I decided to retire to bed. I will watch later on as in no great rush. Seriously Bill, Xmas is just an abbreviation for Christmas. Plenty of people still spell Xmas that way including myself. I seriously cannot understand how you can find this offensive. You are being way too precious over this trivial matter. 🤔🙏😄
Getting three Countdowns in Week 3 of Retro Month is pretty good really, considering that we have had 14 Countdown episodes this year, and next week is looking like we'll be lucky to get one episode. Oh well.
I quite liked the three shows last night ...
COUNTDOWN February 10, 1985 (449: Kate Ceberano and Ian Cox)
Although there was a lack of live performances, I did enjoy the nostalgia of 1985 music.
COUNTDOWN May 13, 1984 (416: Molly interviews Rod Stewart)
Juno & Me by The Dugites was a stand out for me, as I haven't seen the clip before, and I distinctly remember it from that year ... it brought back memories.
COUNTDOWN June 23, 1985 (467: Sting)
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free by Sting was good, as was the interview. Brian Adams ... bleh! Walls Come Tumbling Down by Style Council ... classic! The Tears for Fears interview was great too.
Come off it Bill.
Tolerance goes both ways champ, we dont all believe in sky gods!
Good episodes, although as was the case during this period of Countdown, it was 90% music video clips.
Countdown saw itself as the MTV of Australia by the mid 80s, because we didn't get the US version and MTV Australia didn't start till the late 80s with Richard Wilkins If I recall.
Aspect ratios this week:
1st Countdown episode shown - stretched both left and right. Doesn't quite touch the watermark, but almost does.
2nd Countdown episode - stretched, doesn't touch the watermark.
3rd Countdown episode - overlaps with the watermark. Stupid!
The Factory - thankfully, this one does not seem to have been stretched at all, and aired in its original 4:3 aspect ratio.
GTK - I haven't checked yet; I'm not that interested in this one, but will take a look later on.
I set my timer last night rather than watch it live, so have only fast forwarded through it to check the aspect ratios.
Enjoyed The Factory -didn't watch it back then, a fun show and Daddo is a likeable host.How many episodes are there? Thought the idea of a feud between Bros and Brother Beyond was cute, like a couple of kittens having a fight :slightly_smiling_face:
Thats the first time i've seen the 'G' version of Imagination by Belouis Some
Am I imagining things - Thompson Twins were mentioned, from memory, during the intro of the first episode shown last night (the first show of '85), with a reference to 'Lay Your Hands' (On Me), but the video was not shown during the episode, and was not mentioned after that.
Also, going by my recording, the first episode shown was a bit shorter than usual for a Countdown episode - only 53 or 54 minutes.
Was the Thompson Twins' video cut, for whatever reason? (either by rage or on the original show that aired). I see it's not listed in the running sheet above.
Tania Lacy is very unfunny agreed!
As much as I don't love 1987 Countdown's, I'd prefer it to The Factory as at least there would be two 1987 episodes full of music rather than bland reviews on movies and so called comedy from Tania Lacey. Not to mention the ghastly bands like The Proclaimers, Bad Madonna era's of the late 80s and Straight Jacket Fits. At least the Alternative side of 1987 is still a little more 80s than 1989.
1989 is still very "eighties" to me - Collette, Proclaimers and denim jeans & jackets were very much part of my eighties experience. I enjoy The Factory and would even be happy to see retro extend to Countdown Revolution, just not Recovery or 10:30 Slot.
Aside from the difference in music style represented on the shows, Countdown through to Countdown Revolution all focused almost exclusively on studio recordings; whereas 'Recovery' and the '10:30 Slot' were all about live bands performing live in the studio/on stage. Countdown through to Countdown Revolution also focused largely on chart music, and new releases from artists who've had some overseas success, whereas Recovery was more indie/hipster-focussed stuff. These are the major differences between the eras.
A lot of people like Rock Arena, but because it tends to focus largely on one group or artist, or one style of music, for much of an episode, I find the episodes quite hit and miss. Sometimes they're good - when showing some rare videos by artists I like. At other times I think they're c r a p, e.g. that episode shown last year, or whenever it was, where half of the show was an Angels live concert recording. The Factory, in contrast, at least features a range of different artists. Yes, there is too much non-music content in between, but it gives an opportunity to show some less frequently-shown music videos/artists from the late 80s; whereas, many of the music videos shown on Countdown are quite common.
Another thing I like about The Factory is that they consistantly played chart-friendly new release videos, and a fair percentage of those were great songs that didn't quite go on to make the Kent top 100. Particularly throughout 1988 there were many like House Of Shock, Eurogliders, Divinyls, Eurythmics, a-ha, Shakespear's Sister, 'Til Tuesday and many others that I like to imagine were charting somewhere in the top 200 that we were not (and still aren't) privy to. So The Factory captures a great era for me.