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  1. The opening titles for Ready to Roll.


These are the 80s opening titles for the music show that made 6pm on Saturdays essential viewing time for pop music fans in the 70s and 80s, where a weekly fix of chart action was topped off with the opportunity to guess the week’s number one. These titles replaced the late 70s set (scored by the Commodores ‘Machine Gun’). Synth pop was now the prevailing sound, the colours favoured 80s electric neon; and the graphics showed a debt to the arcade shooter computer games that arrived in Space Invader's wake. Featured artists came next and then the countdown ...

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The intro Brings back memories.....BTW whose featuring tonight???

 Dominic Freeman

Dominic Freeman

What's amazing is that I was sitting in my doctor's waiting room today, and used "Shazam" on my iPhone to identify a tune that was playing over the "Musak" system, which I was absolutely certain was the opening theme to 'Ready to Roll'. As it turns out, it was The Commodore's "Machine Gun" - so therefore, I was right! (I grew up in Paraparaumu in the 70's / 80's).

Was so great to see this -but would love to see the original opening titles and theme, too! And OMG - Roger Gascoigne below! Apparently, my father, who was from Blenheim, babysat him!!! Seriously!

 Roger Gascoigne

Roger Gascoigne

Oh that is so 80's...please go back and find the original titles.
In the Mid 70's we recorded two shows (as live) a day with NZ artists doing covers of the international hits...this prior to the arrival of the 'video clip'. Then came Bohemian Rhapsody et al and it was 'Game On'.



Man, that is cool.


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