April 25, 2015 10:18 PM   Subscribe

Remember this? The date-entry form no longer works, but that's okay, because now RAGEagain is here to automate (more than ever before) the process of reliving episodes of the beloved long-running minimalist Australian music video program rage from 1998 onwards, by automatically pulling songs listed on rage's archive of playlists from YouTube.

Something that wasn't obvious to me at first and may not be to you: unlike the old site, RAGEagain dosn't offer a list of videos to click. Instead, you can jump from video to video using the arrows either side of the pause'play button.
posted by BiggerJ (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
RAGE is one of the things I miss moving to the US. We never really had Saturday morning cartoons so when I was a teen I'd get up, put it on and just watch it all through the morning. We didn't have Youtube back then so it was the only real opportunity to see music videos.
posted by Talez at 12:31 AM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Ooh, that's great. Thank you BiggerJ.
posted by valetta at 1:12 AM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Is there a 'just show episodes where people played 70s/80s' stuff filter? Because I can only take so much Powderfinger.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:15 AM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

OK, why won't it play past the RAGE intro? I've disabled Ghostery / AdBlock. iMac, OS X 10.10.1, Chrome 42.0.2311.90 (64-bit).
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:16 AM on April 26, 2015

obiwanwasabi, for me - Win 7, Firefox latest, Ghostery on - after it plays the good 'ol RAGE intro it goes to Episode view (you see it switch, at top left, from video icon to list-view icon) and from there I could click on an episode listing and view the song vids.
posted by valetta at 1:37 AM on April 26, 2015

I can get episode view (four rectangles top left next to the camera icon) and select an episode. The name of a song and artist appears, but the screen is black.

Oh well, works fine in Safari.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:46 AM on April 26, 2015

I made the playlist generator linked in the previous thread over a weekend in 2010 and I don't think I've touched it since then. I'm kind of surprised that the site still works at all.
posted by plant at 1:46 AM on April 26, 2015 [3 favorites]

oh that's what country rage is from! I thought it was Canadian.
posted by infinitewindow at 9:14 AM on April 26, 2015

No discussion of Rage would be complete without this (plus bonus Milo Kerrigan).
posted by retrograde at 11:21 AM on April 26, 2015

I'm not Australian, but I still have rage to thank for preserving this clip of Iggy Pop and David Bowie on the Dinah Shore Show.
posted by jonp72 at 12:00 PM on April 26, 2015

Oh hell, yeah, I spent a lot of boozy post-pub couch sessions with Rage back in the day in Sydney, and I hadn't thought about it for years. Thank you!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:13 PM on April 27, 2015

In 1988 we got to take a bus from Townsville to Brisbane for Expo 88. It was just endless grainy, noisy tapes of RAGE on the tiny bus telly all the way there, and all the way back. Rage was less than a year old and was the coolest thing ever. However, Stock Aitken Waterman mania was at its peak. I Should Be So Lucky, indeed. (OK, it was awesome.)
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:42 AM on April 28, 2015

It's Friday and I am drinking my Friday Beer and holy shit this is so great.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:22 AM on May 1, 2015

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