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 »
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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 Chris Ambrose

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Australia's all night music video show

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Footage of Iggy Pop writhing on stage is used as the opening footage and to separate segments on through the night. See more »

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Rage great Gauge and Unbeatable Music Video Show
23 June 2006 | by mike_evans2004See all my reviews

Rage is Advertising free on The Peoples TV network not some media moguls toy.

Rage, therefore, is not beholden to play advertisers releases and their parent companies influences.

Rage plays a wide range of music that, yes, unashamedly plays the occasional crap Aussie new release - at least it proves its independence!

At the risk of stating the obvious. It's "prime time" (breakfast time)is taken up by the Top 50. Think about it - the Top 50 SINGLES sold. Such sales have had a real ability to be manipulated in the past - I once bought a new release I wanted for 50 cents (a 2 week special price) - it shot to the top of the charts. Dah! Byers of SINGLES are largely kids and fans and maybe if the album is largely crap. Byers of ALBUMS are very different, in that they are a far more diverse group, than single byers. People including me.

Since Rage began in 1987 I have seen the evolution of music forms. I am right now watching some fat under understandable bros wrapping some crapping with, what looks like, condoms on their heads... but someone buys it. It's all good to see the changing form over time (opps Delta Goodrams apparently permanent place in the Top 40 'Together we are one' seems to never move :)

The key is variety; and this shows links with ABCs JJJ radio and others enabling it to showcase up-and-coming artists which, when it all comes down to it, is what keeps Rage cutting edge!


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