Playlist: Dirty Three Rage guest programmers in 1998

Continue to bang on and on about this band on my blog but it’s ll three band members picking these songs in today’s post! Rage for oversea readers/listeners/followers is a late night TV show on Saturday-night here in Australia when one music-act takes over the ABC channel and play the promo video clips they wanna see! I’ve got old box of VHS of my faves and few years back I put a some on DVD, if I was smart I should upload it to YouTube but laptop disc driver is total fucked! Anyway I like making lists that play so here’s all the songs they played that night, trying find the same videos was sometimes tricky but it’s at least the same song. Every four/five/six video/songs the band members intro’s some of the songs here’s one each intro’s quotes from Mick, Jim and Warren:

Warren: “I’ll like to played The Reels’ Quasimodo’s Dream, who Dave Mason is one most beautiful blokes in Australian rock.”

Jim: “This is In The Ghetto by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mick just said the video is pretty bad but I kind-of like it because it was just filmed in a garage but it’s dressed-up like Mexican shrine or something?”

 Mick: “OK, this is In The Raw by Lubricated Goat and it made Australia television history because they were first band to play nude live on TV.” Laughing, clicking his fingers and clapping hands.

Worth noting Jeff Buckley videos played just before Dirty Three Rage guest programmers part started, I think the reason was at this point it time was only one year since Jeff passed away. After the selected songs the Dirty Three videos clips played which I’ve found three and then after that because Warren had only one year earlier just joined another band called Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds all their videos without Ellis in them got played that night too. Venom P. Stinger was both Mick and Jim band before Dirty Three too. Anyway if you just wanna look at the song titles/names here they all are now:

  • The Reels – Quasimodo’s Dream
  • Robert Forster – Baby Stones
  • The Cruel Sea – This Is Not The Way Home
  • The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York
  • Tom Waits – Downtown Train
  • Blondie – Union City Blue
  • The Pretenders – Talk Of The Town
  • Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
  • Nina Simone – Revolution
  • PJ Harvey – Send His Love To Me
  • PJ Harvey & John Parish – That Was My Veil
  • Marvin Gaye – Can I Get A Witness
  • The Easybeats – Sorry
  • Crow – Railhead
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – In The Ghetto
  • The Birthday Party – Release The Bats
  • Laughing Clowns – Holy Joe
  • Laughing Clowns – Eternally Yours
  • Dave Graney & The White Buffaloes – Robert Ford On The Stage
  • The Cruel Sea – Fangin’ Hoons
  • Beasts Of Bourbon – Chase The Dragon
  • Kim Salmon & The Surrealists – I Fell
  • Lubricated Goat – In The Raw
  • Hard-Ons – Girl In A Sweater
  • Kim Salmon & The Surrealists – I Wont Tell
  • Palace – Come In
  • Pavement – Rattled By The Rush
  • Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  • Massive Attack – Protection
  • Einsturzende Neubauten – Stella Maris
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’
  • Johnny Cash – The Orange Blossom Special
  • Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue
  • Bruce Springsteen – The Streets Of Philadelphia
  • Archie Roach – Took The Children Away
  • Xylouris Ensemble – Black Mountain
  • Smog – My Family
  • Palace – Horses
  • Tom Waits – In The Neighbourhood
  • AC/DC – Let There Be Rock
  • Warumpi Band – Stompin’ Ground
  • Carpenters – Superstar
  • Palace Brothers – Ohio River Boat Song
  • Venom P. Stinger – Walking About
  • Venom P. Stinger – 26 Milligram
  • Dirty Three – Everything’s Fucked
  • Dirty Three – I Remember A Time When Once You Used To Love Me
  • Dirty Three – The Restless Waves
1990’s Dirty Three is Warren Ellis (left), Jim White (middle) and Mick Turner performing here in today’s featured image!

The very few Rage playlists I’ve blogged before are: Nick Cave in 1994Ed Kuepper last yearHTRK in 2014, The Drones in 2009 and 2016. This is going to be the last playlist for a while so enjoy!

Cheers 🙂

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