A few things of interest in this playlist.
1. The Stevie Wright Evie Pts 1 2 3 will hopefully not be the usual Sydney Opera House live thing from 1979, but rather the GTK Episode 933 shown on 28/10/74..this was a colour mute film transfer, but the audio has been recently redubbed. It is exceptionally good. If so this will be the first time it will have been seen on TV since then. You wont have seen this online anywhere either.
2. The segment from Sally Boyden, JPY through to Bay City Rollers interview & Money Honey comes from the missing 30/11/75 episode 49. It was not listed in archives as it was only recovered a couple of months ago from a National Cartridge Home Recording. Various Countdown segments have been recovered from a few missing episodes, but sadly no complete show. Dont confuse this with the person claiming all missing Countdown episodes have been returned to the ABC - that was just fantasy...
3. The Rocturnals should be interesting too, more shows have been recovered than I originally thought. Good to see
The hitscene marked as 14th march 1970 is really 21st march 1970. 14th march 1970 points to episode 37 played a while back.
The Hitscene archive has catalogued the episodes as "Record Date" rather than "Transmission Date" which explains the discrepancy - they are all a week out.
Excited to see the segments from the missing 1975 episode. Think we had a Sally Boyden album growing up :slightly_smiling_face: + Rocturnal,Flashez and Hit Scene. Looks like a good night although could go without Led Zep and Stevie Wright
what a disappointment, this first Hit Scene episode in the list is absolute ****! Obviously i would prefer Countdown episodes instead but I don't mind if they show some of the better clips from the show but really this is absolute crap! -end rant-
Let's hope next weekend or even next year's Rage retro is alot better.
If you have great success in getting your requests up every year, how can rage Retro be VILE and RUBBISH and S * * T? Doesn’t add up.
Anyway, there would be others really enjoying rage replaying a wider range of eras and music and there would be some really appreciating what rage has done this year. rage has to cater for a wide range of music tastes. It’s not just about you and what you like.
The lost CD1975 episode was the first episode I watched. I remember got my mum to record some songs to the cassette tape. That was the episode when ACDC performing live on countdown Is a long way to the top if you want to R'Roll inside the cage,also a clip from Hush playing rough touch 'N'ready. Hopefully rage will play those two clips soon if they are in good condition. By the way I woke up late this morning and miss out seeing Sally Boyden and JPY from that recovery episode. Could someone upload them onto YouTube would be really appreciate.
Looks like Rage still have an issue with Beatles related material as they cut the Wings (Mary Had A Little Lamb) clip out of the Oct 4 1972 Hitscene episode.
Enjoyed the two Hit Scene's very groovy. The Flashez inserts too except for the lunar sea band blah. Little bits here and there like the Dragon & Roxy Music clips.
And what's with the host of Rocturnal? Could he have been any less animated?
Hi Brett. Thanks for the information. The ACDC cage performance is just in my memory no confirmation. But in my TV week Countdown 20th anniversary tribute little magazine did mention Bon Scott was in a cage. The Sally Boyden's clip has already been uploaded to YouTube. Thank you Tassie TV. Just hoping someone will upload the JPY's clip.