Top 25 Best Recovery Moments
Tue 5th Jul, 2011 in Features
With news breaking over night that Channel Ten’s long-running Video Hits has been canned, it may be time to consider the resuscitation of perennial ‘90s ABC music show Recovery.
Hosted by a spiky-haired Dylan Lewis and a hair-clip lovin’ Jane Gazzo, Recovery made Saturday mornings something special. For four years it entertained us with endless awkward interview moments and some genuinely amazing musical performances. From Rivers Cuomo’s jet-lagged interview disaster to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion smashing up the ABC studios, music television didn’t get much better.
So, in honour of another fallen TV program and in the hope that ABC starts re-running old Recoverys to fill the lag in Saturday morning music television viewing, we have put together out top 25 favourite Recovery moments – from musical performances to interviews gone awry.
25. MAVIS’ – CRY
No band better represents 1998 in Australia than The Mavis’s; Guys with spiky hair and chunky soled shoes, girls wearing lime-green with pig tails and far too many hair clips. Their performance of (possibly their only) hit Cry.
24. GRINSPOON – JUST ACE
Fresh from being unearthed by triple j a baby-faced, orange haired Phil Jamieson leads his equally baby-faced bandmates through 1998’s nonsensical summer anthem Just Ace.
23. YOU AM I INTERVIEW
Dylan Lewis’ ever awkward interview style meets a very young, dry-humoured Tim Rogers. It’s equal parts uncomfortable and interesting viewing.
22. DEFTONES Out in Australia promoting their hit album Around The Fur, Chino from the Deftones barely managed to keep his eyes open during the band’s performance of Be Quiet And Drive ( Far Away ), let alone the interview with Jane Gazzo that followed. Ah, the ‘90s, when being stoned on national TV was a-ok.