Video Hits canned
Tue 5th Jul, 2011 in Local News
After over two decades of lulling us out of hang-overs on the weekends, Channel Ten music television staple Video Hits has been axed.
Currently hosted by Faustina ‘Fuzzy’ Agolley and Dylan Lewis the show had been the world’s second longest running music program behind the Eurovison song contest.
The axing comes amidst network wide cutbacks being made by chief executive Lachlan Murdoch, who reportedly told the staff in an email on Sunday that there would be “an inevitably painful restructure” ahead.
Despite the sad news, here at FL we are choosing to find the silver lining in the situation. Now Video Hits is gone and Dylan Lewis is presumably out of a job perhaps it is time for the ABC to revive the greatest music program of the late 90s, Recovery.
For four years Recovery 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 honur of another fallen TV program and in the hope that ABC starts re-running old Recovery’s 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.