Watch Every Single Episode Of Rage From 1998 To 2012

This is seriously amazing. It's a gorgeous web-based player (which also works on mobile) that lets you stream every single episode of the ABC's iconic music video show RAGE all the way back to 1998.

It's called Rage Again, and it comes from the mind of Patrick Galbraith, who spent what must have been months trawling the old program listings to and compiling the relevant YouTube tracks to match.

Patrick explains how he put it together on his blog:

Since 1998 RAGE has posted all their episode playlists online. So I created a website that combines these playlists with YouTube allowing you to travel back through time and re-experience RAGE's recent history.

Scraping the data (particularly the 90s web pages) wasn't easy due to broken and inconsistent markup so I have posted a database dump in case anyone else wants to play with the data.

Episodes are ordered beautifully by date and hovering over an episode marked "S" shows you if it's a special episode, while a tiny dialog box indicates who was the guest programmer.

How long would it take to watch every RAGE episode since 1998 back-to-back? 1 year, 356 days, 17 hours, and 1 minute according to Patrick. That's 269,938 tracks in case you were wondering.

Standing internet ovation to Patrick for this. [Rage Again via Reddit]

Republished from Gizmodo

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Comments

    Awesome!

    If I could get this to hook into my Apple TV I think I'd never leave the couch!

    Gotta watch the 25th anniversary of Sgt Pepper's!

    Just to clarify, it's not the actual episodes, rather the music videos contained within. This is still super awesome, but it doesn't include the insights (dribble?!) the guest programmer might have offered to the viewer.

    Seriously awesome. But I wonder how it'll go when companies take down videos, if another one will automatically take it's place, or if the list needs some tweaking from time to time.

    Really great idea. Not sure I'd use it but I love the thinking behind it.

    I've often thought the ABC should do something like this with 'margaret and david at the movies'. They've been going so long now that their archive of movie reviews is probably in the thousands.

    They're actually pretty great at it now, with transcripts on the site that go back to 2004...I guess buying the rights to the previous 20 years of the show from SBS would be tricky.

    I love Rage, I used to tape it to get the music videos for my favourite songs!

    G'day, I would like to source every Rage episode on DVD from day dot. If anyone could help with this, I would appreciate it. It would be the perfect wedding gift for my wife to be:)

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