Rage is the most popular all-night music show in Australia. It screens nationally on ABC TV. Rage was first screened in April 1987. On Fridays rage plays new releases followed by the ... See full summary »
Rage is the most popular all-night music show in Australia. It screens nationally on ABC TV. Rage was first screened in April 1987. On Fridays rage plays new releases followed by the national Top 50. On Saturdays rage features Specials and guest programmers. Saturday nights 'Specials' can feature one particular band or artist, so viewers can see a number of videos by their favourite artists all in the one night. Rage has no presenter except on Saturdays shows when rage has musicians as guest VJ's. Rage won "Best National Music Video Programme" in the 1991 Australian Music Industry Awards. It repeatedly wins "Most Popular Australian Music TV show" in the Australian Music Awards. In 1998, rage released a double cd compilationand in November 1999 a second double cd compilation was put together. Rage often plays old episodes of Bandstand & Countdown hosted by Molly Meldrum. Written by
Sometimes features "All Night" Music Clip Specials where they play almost every clip in chronological order for a particular band or singer. Such bands/singers have included: KISS, David Bowie, The Beatles, Lou Reed, Cyndi Lauper and Silverchair to name a few at random. See more »
Down Under Music Show That Changed My World...And Weekends
I hope this show never ends as Australian television would never be the same without it! Granted, some of the music videos have crap songs, but who cares, we always have the expensive and/or sexy video to just WATCH if the song itself is a bit average.
Rage came to the rescue when Michael Jackson passed away in 2009: this show was the only place to find the full un-cut version of his BAD music video!
One minute Rage has a modern hit and the next minute it jumps back to a 1980s hit. Rage has it all: pop, rock, dance, punk, etc.
In the last eleven years of so full length feature films have lost a lot of the punch they had in the last century. And they don't bother with good music soundtracks now. Superstar movie composers Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams have died or gone average. This makes music videos more important to me these days. Often a music video can tell a visual story in just four minutes...so who needs modern cinema to do it in 100 minutes?
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