R-R-R-R-Rage is celebrating turning the dirty 30 this month and — flying in the face of western birthday traditions — it’s the one giving us the prezzie to celebrate.
The beloved tele show is dropping a commemorate compilation album to help toast thirty years’ worth of musical mayhem and it’s choc-a-block full of iconic tunes spanning three decades of the red couch.
Broken up into three discs (which maths tells us means one disc for each decade) the epic anthology is jam-packed with songs from quintessential Rage acts, from Faith No More, Spiderbait and Yothu Yindi to TISM, Basement Jaxx and Natalie Imbruglia to PNAU, Grimes and Tame Impala.
It’s ABC Shop blurb sums the whole thing up beautifully:
This massive compilation features standout tracks from across the three decades Rage has been on air. Songs that have resonated with fans and artists covering all genres, ages, genders and nationalities; it’s the definitive Rage collection!
The rainy nights staying in, the drunken stumbles home, the house party-starter, the soundtrack to morning muesli – Rage means something different to everyone. The late-night television mainstay has entertained generations of Australians, providing a musical education and a window into a world of colour and artistry that is sometimes poetic, sometimes plastic, often raunchy but always fascinating.
As a collection, these songs cross the divide between pop, indie and experimental; Aussie and abroad and legendary to one-hit wonder. What binds these songs, however, are their power to conjure a moment in time, elevated in our memories by their accompanying visuals.
…These songs will make you sing along, cringe along, and relive fashions that, depending on your persuasion, are either fondly remembered or best forgotten. Looking forward, we’re also proud to celebrate some of the current artists creating memories for our future selves.
The compilation LP is available to order right now via the ABC shop, and we’ve hit up the ABC to confirm whether or not it’s set to be released digitally as well.
In the meantime, you can check out the full track list in all its glory below.
And ICYMI: to celebrate its big 30th Rage is also going on a ten-day music bender, partying across multiple platforms including ABC TV, radio, print and IRL.
‘Rage 30’ Track Listing:
CD 1: 1987-1996
1. M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume
2. Warumpi Band – My Island Home
3. The Go-Betweens – Streets Of Your Town
4. Cocteau Twins – Carolyn’s Fingers
5. Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
6. Kate Ceberano – Bedroom Eyes
7. Faith No More – Epic
8. Euphoria – Love You Right
9. Yothu Yindi – Treaty
10. The Clouds – Hieronymus
11. King Missile – Detachable Penis
12. James – Laid
13. Frente! – Bizarre Love Triangle
14. Pulp – Disco 2000
15. Christine Anu – Party
16. Spiderbait – Calypso
17. OMC – How Bizarre
18. Nada Surf – Popular
CD 2: 1997-2006
1. Smoke City – Underwater Love
2. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
3. TISM – Whatareya?
4. Hole – Malibu
5. The Mavis’s – Cry
6. Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion – Addicted To Bass
7. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler
8. Korn – Freak On A Leash
9. Len – Steal My Sunshine
10. Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
11. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money (feat. Kelis)
12. Kylie Minogue – Spinning Around
13. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
14. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On The Dancefloor
15. Gerling – Dust Me Selecta
16. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
17. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
18. Britney Spears – Toxic
19. OutKast – Prototype
20. Wolfmother – Woman
CD 3: 2007-2016
1. The Presets – My People
2. PNAU – Wild Strawberries
3. MGMT – Electric Feel
4. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
5. El Guincho – Bombay
6. Hot Chip – I Feel Better
7. Janelle Monáe – Tightrope
8. St. Vincent – Cruel
9. Grimes – Oblivion
10. Vance Joy – Riptide
11. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore
12. Beach House – Wishes
13. Kirin J Callinan – Landslide
14. Movement – Ivory
15. Sia – Chandelier
16. Girl Band – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?
17. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
18. Jamie xx – Gosh