Countdown season is upon us again! And no, I am not referring to the barrage of “best of the year” lists and reflection over the past year stories that typically fill our media this time of year! Countdown season is that one month that ABC’s Rage goes retro playing old Countdown episodes in their entirety, unedited, as they were when they originally aired. Continue reading »
Over selected Saturday nights for the rest of 2012, Rage will present nights dedicated to videos of the shows’ past. Continue reading »
10:20pm – Saturday, April 21 on ABC1
After hundreds of hosts, thousands of music videos and millions of viewers waking up in front of a still-blaring TV, rage is turning 25 and celebrating its Silver Jubilee.
On Saturday April 21, Australian rock icon Tim Rogers will be taking us through a quarter-century’s worth of memories – a show packed full of the music legends who have hung out on the rage red couch, and the most unforgettable music videos to ever grace our screens. We’ve also asked both prominent Australians and our trusty audience to tell us about their favourite memories of watching rage over the years, and we’ll be including our favourites in the mix.
It’s in honour of all the Friday and Saturday nights that we’ve spent lying on our couches, watching music videos, and thinking to ourselves, ‘Just one more song…’
How many remember falling asleep to Rage only to find themselves also waking up to Rage the next morning? Putting the show on during parties?
Who can forget the morning top 50 countdowns (which now they can’t do due to the charts having commercial affiliations). Continue reading »
After hundreds of hosts, thousands of music videos and millions of viewers waking up in front of a blaring TV, the longest running music television show in Australia, rage, is turning 25 and will celebrate with a Silver Jubilee special on Saturday April 21 at 10.20pm, ABC1.
To mark this significant milestone, the legendary Tim Rogers from You Am I will take viewers through a quarter-century’s worth of rage – from the most unforgettable guest programmers and their music videos selections, to special rage memories from prominent musos and well-known Aussies including Peter Garrett, Sarah Blasko, Kram from Spiderbait, Children Collide, Temper Trap, Chris Taylor from The Chaser, The Jezabels, Quan from Regurgitator, The Grates, and Zan Rowe and The Doctor from triple j.
During the lead-up to the Silver Jubilee, rage has been asking its viewers to record and upload their own version of rage’s iconic scream to twitter and tagging them with #screamwithrage.
The most entertaining and crazy screams will feature throughout the Silver Jubilee show. And on the birthday night, rage will invite viewers to join in the celebration by hosting their own ‘Maintain the rage’ all-night viewing parties.
rage will ask viewers to upload their own party pics and videos to the rage facebook page (facebook.com/rageabc) or twitter (@rageabc) and the best party will WIN a piece of rage history – the iconic rage RED COUCH!
Hundreds of icons including Marky Ramone, Jon Spencer, Gotye, Bret Easton Ellis and Florence Welch have lounged on the rage red couch over the years and told their stories.
It’s an essential edition to any rage lovers lounge room. The rage Silver Jubilee screens Saturday April 21 at 10.20pm on ABC1.
The last week of rage Goes Retro airs Saturday 28th January and takes us up to the end of the 90s with a fantastic collection of clips along with some amazing old episodes of Countdown, Countdown Revolution and The Factory.
Catch vintage performances by Aussie bands like Mental As Anything and the Dynamic Hepnotics, and revel in the fashions that have strangely enough come back round.
The Molly Meldrum-produced Countdown Revolution entertained a new generation of music-lovers and we are proud to show two fantastic episodes of the show, one of which features Collette performing on stage in those bike-pants.
No doubt we’ve rekindled some old memories, or provided history lesson for some – either way we hope you enjoy the final night of rage Goes Retro before commencing our 2012 program of guest presenters and specials.
Rage airs on ABC1. Rage Goes Retro Saturday January 28 from 12.30am Saturday night (or Sunday morning if you are that way inclined).
THE CLOUDS Soul Eater (Polydor)
THE CLOUDS Bower Of Bliss II (Polydor)
COUNTDOWN April 14th, 1985 – Tom Carroll (Rage)
TOYS WENT BERSERK Brand New Life (Independent)
TOYS WENT BERSERK Running Blind (Independent)
TOYS WENT BERSERK Wheels In Motion (Independent)
COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION July 7th, 1989 (Rage)
COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION July 12th, 1989 (Rage)
SOHO Hippychick (ATCO Records)
PM DAWN Downtown Venus (Polygram)
SHANICE I Love Your Smile (Polygram)
JEREMY JORDAN The Right Kind Of Love (BMG)
ROBBIE NEVIL C’est La Vie (EMI)
ROBBIE NEVIL Just Like You (EMI)
JENNY MORRIS Break In The Weather (Warner)
THE BELOVED It’s Alright Now (Warner)
BLACK BOX I Don’t Know Anybody Else (BMG)
DEEP FOREST Deep Forest (Sony)
CHER with BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD I Got You Babe (MCA)
RAGE PLAYS THE FACTORY Tape 1 of 2, May 7th, 1988 (Rage)
RAGE PLAYS THE FACTORY Tape 2 of 2, May 7th, 1988 (Rage)
Countdowns are back on Rage Goes Retro tonight, with three full episodes from 1980 ans 1981, as well as the Class of ’84 Special about jobs in TV. Much of the rest of the night focusses around the music of the early 1980′s. Rage airs on ABC1, from just after 11.30pm tonight (Saturday Jan 14).
The journey back in time continues with week 3 of ‘rage Goes Retro’!
rage fans will have the chance to reminisce with full episodes of ‘Countdown’ featuring Molly Meldrum, ‘Rock Arena’ and lots of old school clips from the past few decades.
We’ll take you on a musical journey spanning back to the early days of ‘Countdown’ featuring a largely requested performance by The Dugites in 1980 and pop princess Sheena Easton also takes the stage and audience by storm in an episode from 1981. We will bring back memories with an episode of ‘Rock Arena – Rock n Roll Ladies’, hosted by Andrew Peters in August 1983, featuring performances by The Divinyls, Sharon O’Neill, Marianne Faithfull, Grace Jones and Martha Davis & The Motels.
Other retro clips to please all the retro fans out there include The Sunnyboys, Flash and The Pan, The B-52s, Supertramp, Bryan Ferry, Tactics & Sandii & The Sunsetz.
Here’s the playlist:
OUTLINE Cicadas That Ate Five Dock (Independent)
OUTLINE Maybe It’s A Game (BMG)
MUSIC AROUND US – The Three R’s DOCUMENTARY ON RRR, 1980 (Rage)
TACTICS Second Language (Independent)
TACTICS Coat-Tails (Independent)
SPK Breathless (Fest/Mush)
SPK In Flagrante Delicto (Side Effects)
YA YA CHORAL To The Edge (Independent)
COUNTDOWN August 3rd, 1980 (Rage)
COUNTDOWN May 10th, 1981 (Rage)
COUNTDOWN Class of ’84 Presents – Jobs In T.V. (ABC)
COUNTDOWN August 16th, 1981 (Rage)
THE SUNNYBOYS Show Me Some Discipline (Mushroom)
SUNNYBOYS, The Love In A Box (Mushroom)
ROCK ARENA Rock ‘n’ Roll Ladies, August 1983 (Rage)
KIM CARNES Draw Of The Cards (EMI)
SANDII & THE SUNSETZ Alive (WEA)
SANDII & THE SUNSETS Sticky Music (WEA)
THE COMSAT ANGELS I’m Falling (Polydor)
THOMAS DOLBY I Scare Myself (Parlophone)
IMAGINATION Just An Illusion (Independent)
CHAZ JANKEL Number One (A&M Records)
JON AND VANGELIS I Hear You Now (Polydor)
JON & VANGELIS The Friends of Mr. Cairo (Polydor)
KEVIN PEEK Sailplane (Independent)
THE KORGIS Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime (Independent)
MIKE OLDFIELD Five Miles Out (CBS)
MARC HUNTER Big City Talk (Polygram)
FLASH & THE PAN Midnight Man (Festival)
FLASH & THE PAN Early Morning Wake Up Call (Albert Productions)
FLASH & THE PAN Welcome To The Universe (Albert Productions)
FLASH & THE PAN Waiting For A Train (Albert Productions)
PH.D I Won’t Let You Down (WEA)
KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS Annie I’m Not Your Daddy (Independent)
CAMEO Candy (Polydor)
SUPERTRAMP Cannonball (A&M Records)
MURRAY HEAD One Night In Bangkok (RCA)
BRYAN FERRY Slave To Love (Polydor)
Rage website: http://www.abc.net.au/rage/archive/s3407781.htm
This Saturday (January 7), Rage Goes Retro goes …. really retro – with music and shows from the 1960′s until 5.30am. A number of episodes of Hit Scene from 1969 feature in the mix as well as various classic songs from the era.
For the past 12 years, Rage Goes Retro nights – always airing Saturdays in January have featured episodes of Countdown which of course feature Molly Meldrum. It’s a little unusual, given the current news about Molly (wishing him all the best in his recovery) that there are no Countdown episodes for this weekend’s night of Rage Goes Retro, but perhaps there is a different strategy this year.
Playlists for Rage each weekend are released on the Rage website (here) on Friday afternoons, covering that weekend’s Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday nights offerings.
Having said that, here is the playlist for Saturday January 7, 2012. Rage airs on ABC1, from 11.30pm that night.
THE EASYBEATS Wedding Ring (EMI)
NILSSON Everybody’s Talkin’ (Independent)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND Sweet Jane (Warner)
TDT: TEENAGE ACTIVITIES/DISCOTHEQUE April 3rd, 1967 (ABC)
PYTHON LEE JACKSON – Live on Be Our Guest, 1966 I Idolise You (Independent)
HIT SCENE May 24th, 1969 (Rage)
HIT SCENE May 31st, 1969 (Rage)
ALLUSIONS, THE – Live on Be Our Guest, 1966 The Dancer (Independent)
ALLUSIONS, THE – Live on Be Our Guest, 1966 Gypsy Woman (Independent)
FUSIONS Tully – Live on Fusions, July, 1969 (Rage)
APPROXIMATELY PANTHER Documentary on youth culture, 1967 (Rage)
BLACK DIAMONDS, THE – Live on Be Our Guest, 1966 See The Way (ABC)
BLACK DIAMONDS, THE – Live on Be Our Guest, 1966 I Want, Need, Love You (ABC)
HIT SCENE July 12th, 1969 (Rage)
GTK Frank Zappa Rehearsing at the Hordern Pavillion (ABC)
HIT SCENE July 26th, 1969 (Rage)
HIT SCENE August 2nd, 1969 (Rage)
GTK Interview with Ravi Shankar (ABC)
HIT SCENE August 16th, 1969 (Rage)
LITTLE RICHARD Operator (Warner)
THE TEMPTATIONS All I Want From You (Motown)
MARVIN GAYE Can I Get A Witness (EMI)
MARVIN GAYE Sexual Healing (Sony)
HIT SCENE November 8th, 1969 (Rage)
RICHARD WRIGHT GROUP – Live on Be Our Guest Miss Hargreaves (ABC)
RICHARD WRIGHT GROUP – Live on Be Our Guest No No No No (ABC)
HIT SCENE December 20th, 1969 (Rage)
ATLANTICS, THE – Live on Be Our Guest It’s A Hard Life (ABC)
ATLANTICS, THE – Live on Be Our Guest Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do (ABC)
GTK Renee Geyer Interview & Performance (ABC)
SANDY EDMONDS – Live on Be Our Guest Sunny (ABC)
JULIE DRISCOLL & THE TRINITY Indian Rope Man (Polydor)
THIS DAY TONIGHT: DANCING August 19th, 1977 (ABC)
NEWS EXCERPT – October 1st, 1978 Babe’s Disco (ABC)
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS Reasons To Be Cheerful (Festival)
THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER Twilight Zone (Atlantic)
PORTSMOUTH SINFONIA Classical Muddly (Festival)
TED MULRY GANG Jamaica Rum (Independent)
NOOSHA FOX The Heat Is On (Chrysalis)
TELEX Rock Around The Clock (BMG)
DONNA SUMMER This Time I Know It’s For Real (Warner)
SYLVESTER Mighty Real (Festival)
THE POINTER SISTERS I’m So Excited (BMG)
With 2011 coming to an end, Rage on ABC1 is yet again going Retro! With the likes of Kylie being promoted it should be a great night for the younger generations and young at heart.
With the Resolution Concert featuring The Pet Shop Boys, Pseudo Echo, Guy Sebastian and Culture Club, it’s a great alternative for gen X.
Hopefully ABC1 will continue it’s tradition of showing “Countdown” episodes in the new year – reminding us all of how important Molly Meldrum is to all Aussies and the music industry.
AFL – Syndey Swans Vs St Kilda, Ten, 7pm AEST (check local guides)
Such a shame it is not in HD on ONE.
NRL – Second Qualifying Final, Nine (NSW & QLD), 6.30pm
Broncos Vs Warriers are first at 6.30, then Manly Sea Eagles Vs Nth QLD Cowboys at 8.30pm. Live in NSW & QLD. Midnight VIC, SA and WA.
Rugby Union World Cup 2011. England Vs Argentina.
Live on GEM VIC, SA & WA from 6.30pm eastern. NSW & QLD from 10.30pm on Nine (not on GEM for NSW & QLD) after NRL qualifying finals.
And if you don’t care about football…
Engineering Connections, SBS ONE, 7.30pm
Sydney Opera House
Rage, ABC1, 11.20pm
Cold Chisel are Rage guest programmer for the night