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Re: Countdown

Post by rodl2005 » 16 Oct 2017, 06:02

I'm sure McCainsh had a Ripper on a few clips.
Ppl seem to forget that Countdown had many god-awful acts on. ..as well as the few good ones. .. even b4 the 80s ;)
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Re: Countdown

Post by veebass » 16 Oct 2017, 06:50

rodl2005 wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 06:02
I'm sure McCainsh had a Ripper on a few clips.
Ppl seem to forget that Countdown had many god-awful acts on. ..as well as the few good ones. .. even b4 the 80s ;)
Yes Ripper in this one.



And yes, there was some of the awful ones on last night.
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Post by rodl2005 » 16 Oct 2017, 07:29

There was awful ones on every week. ..just some had more than others. ..and imo...once we got thru to the mid 80s. ..99% were.
But SOME -even some of the awful ones - were unforgettable. . Eg... ACDC's 1st appearance. ..Bon in the schoolgirl outfit with toof missin... & smoking yuk yuk!
As mentioned. ..Iggy.. doin I'm Bored.
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Re: Countdown

Post by rodl2005 » 16 Oct 2017, 08:02

veebass wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 06:50
rodl2005 wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 06:02
I'm sure McCainsh had a Ripper on a few clips.
Ppl seem to forget that Countdown had many god-awful acts on. ..as well as the few good ones. .. even b4 the 80s ;)
Yes Ripper in this one.



And yes, there was some of the awful ones on last night.
That's one of my favourite Skyhooks songs btw... they had some beauties too
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Re: Countdown

Post by RickG » 23 Oct 2017, 14:51

Sting's fretless Musician bass was a highlight for me last night (even if he barely played it :p )

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Re: Countdown

Post by veebass » 23 Oct 2017, 15:20

Last night's highlights for me.
A older Les Paul Bass (Recording or Triumph) in the Scientists clip- Coronado Guitar also in that clip.
A TBird somewhere else.
Several Rics.
And the biggy an RD Artist Guitar being used by Chris Morrow from The Numbers. Oh yeah, Annalisse was a highlight too!

Watching these old clips I wonder whether we have since become more conservative in our choice of instruments.
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Re: Countdown

Post by PilbaraBass » 23 Oct 2017, 15:50

70's... on the subject of Australian music...

Back in those days, living in America, I only knew two groups... Little River Band and AC/DC

Then the floodgates opened in the 80's beginning in 1980...
Air Supply, Men At Work, Air Supply, Midnight Oil, Crowded House, Hudu Gurus, Pseudo Echo, Jimmy Barnes (Chisel didn't really show up)... even Kylie made an appearance with "The Locomotion" ... MTV had a LOT to do with a whole lot of bands being exposed... there really was no time like it in music history, IMO...
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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 23 Oct 2017, 16:37

veebass wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:20


Watching these old clips I wonder whether we have since become more conservative in our choice of instruments.
I think it goes in waves. Bassists in particular always seemed more adventurous than guitarist, who were traditionally more conservative. It could be that we tried all the new things and decided they got it right the first time and went back? :hmm
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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 23 Oct 2017, 16:40

I'm enjoying the transition of instruments. There seems to be something new each year. More synths last night and Hamer and Ibanez guitars (+ Sting's Musician) for the first time.
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Re: Countdown

Post by veebass » 26 Oct 2017, 18:06

Aussie Mark wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 10:53
The episode I watched a couple of weeks ago featured 3 Rippers, including a very rare cherryburst (and no, it wasn't Mark Evans')
Just saw Todd Hunter with one. There really were a few of them around.

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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 30 Oct 2017, 13:20

If that was an accurate summation of '81, it was a year of Precisions and Stingrays, with a couple of aluminum neck Kramers. Not a Gibson in sight.
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Re: Countdown

Post by veebass » 30 Oct 2017, 14:31

aphekgreg wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 13:20
If that was an accurate summation of '81, it was a year of Precisions and Stingrays, with a couple of aluminum neck Kramers. Not a Gibson in sight.
And very bad miming.
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Re: Countdown

Post by rodl2005 » 30 Oct 2017, 14:45

veebass wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 14:31
aphekgreg wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 13:20
If that was an accurate summation of '81, it was a year of Precisions and Stingrays, with a couple of aluminum neck Kramers. Not a Gibson in sight.
And very bad miming.
And drums that sounded like (were). ..cardboard boxes. .. they had the live vocals in a lotta cases and the drummer's were sick of NOT hitting anything. ..so they bashed the kits and it'd spill into the vocal mics. . :rollno: :lol:
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Re: Countdown

Post by veebass » 30 Oct 2017, 14:55

The Cures basses can't go without mention.
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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 30 Oct 2017, 16:23

veebass wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 14:55
The Cures basses can't go without mention.
I was including those in the Precisions. :shrug:

The matching black Ps were very cool.
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