Show notes, links, music and other stuff for Ep 08: Rage and the music video.
This episode is called Been Watching So Much TV, a lyric from the You Am I song Heavy Heart.
It’s odd. This episode almost didn’t exist at all because Rage is still around, still relevant and yet, pretty much the same as it was in the 90s when it started. It’s only interesting to put Rage, this constant, in this different time and see how it stands up. It was a tough episode to write – and there’s very little notes because of it.
Here’s a YouTube playlist of all the sort of Just Ace bands I could find who have hosted Rage, where someone managed to tape it and put it online. I like how Screamfeeder just put up their clip on their own YouTube. The little stings in the podcast episode come from these clips. I wish there was more.
I wasn’t kidding when I said the ABC should make these old clips available somehow. Maybe as podcasts. They still stand up.
Rage fan sites are a thing. Mainly because clever people figured out how to smart program YouTube with publicly listed playlists. Check out Rageaholic and Rage Again. Rage Again’s Patrick Galbraith has even made the source code available on Git Hub. Great digital citizenship.
John Safran – comedian? journalist? – had a show called Music Jamboree, where he did the stunt I mentioned in the episode. Here’s the full clip. Note: the intro and links were filmed at Greville Records in Melbourne.
The less said about the most recent Rage compilation, the better. But much better are two volumes of Rage songs chosen by guests programmers. They aren’t tracklisted in any particular order (and I don’t imagine there was, like, election levels of scrutineering…), but they are four discs of music so great it inspired more greatness.
So I’m semi surprised there isn’t a song somewhere about Rage. About staying up and watching Rage, or even a reference.
- Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House (instrumental)
- Idiot Box I by You Am I
- Young Bodies Heal Quickly by Regurgitator
- Friday On My Mind by The Easybeats (instrumental)
- Real Wild Child by Iggy Pop (instrumental)
- Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting by Elton John (instrumental)