’90s music show ‘Recovery’ returns for a one-hour documentary special
28.10.2019

’90s music show ‘Recovery’ returns for a one-hour documentary special

Photo: Dave May
Words by Kate Streader

Relive the glory days of Saturday morning TV.

As part of Ausmusic Month, the ABC’s ’90s music institution Recovery will be revived as a one-hour documentary. Of course, it wouldn’t be Recovery without Dylan Lewis at the helm, so he’ll be taking his rightful place as host for Recovery: The Music and The Mayhem. 

Lewis will take viewers back in time to revisit some of the best antics, interviews and performances from the show’s four-year run, joined by co-hosts Jane Gazzo, Leigh Whannell and the ever-mysterious The Enforcer.

Along with the original cohort, Recovery: The Music and The Mayhem will also feature appearances from a slew of musicians including Tim Rogers, Bernard Fanning, Killing Heidi, members of Silverchair, Spiderbait, Regurgitator, Something for Kate, Magic Dirt, Jebediah, The Living End, The Superjesus and many more.

“Working on Recovery back in the day was rad. It was crazy, loose and so fun. Putting together this rockumentary has been nostalgic bliss for me and I can’t wait for old fans and new ones to experience it,” Lewis said in a statement.

Recovery: The Music and The Mayhem will screen twice in November on ABC, resuming its old slot of 9am on Saturday November 23 as well as hitting the screen on Wednesday November 27 at 9pm with an uncut version.

For those chasing a little more nostalgia, the ABC will also add additional Recovery archival footage to iview and YouTube, including extended interviews and full performances.

Catch Recovery: The Music and The Mayhem on ABC on Saturday November 23 at 9am and Wednesday November 27 at 9pm. 

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