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Old 07-04-2005, 12:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i dun git it? you wish you could've lived through the 80's??...i thank god i was too young to remember much....
who me? hell yeah i wish i was in the 80s. yes, now they are an embarrassment to most people who lived through that decade (i e the mc hammer pants) but everybody keeps saying how awesome it was. i wouldve loved to live through that. of course, id probably be a little baby and wouldnt remember much of it anyway but its worth a try.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the 90's rocked 80's ass!!!
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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nah. the 90s sucked. the only good thing that came out of the 90s were...well i actually cant think of anything.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The 80's were great because it was just a period of mindless self-indulgence and the music reflected that. During the 80's it all seemed pretty dumb, but retrospectively it was really cool, especially the hair metal bands.
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Old 07-04-2005, 04:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Musically, the 80's was interesting. I graduated in 82, so by the time the full 80's sound had arrived, I was in my early to mid 20's.

We had survived disco, and punk had run it's course. Punk is still around, but not in the forefront like it was in the late 70's early 80's, but that's another subject.

With the advent of MTV, suddenly, it was important to look good as well as sound good, with, eventually, the sound actually taking a back seat to the image.

Musically, the sound went from guitars to synths. Sparse, etheral ambiance was the flavor of the day. Androgenous look, mascara, metallic sports coats, a ton of hair spray, etc. Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Michael Jackson, Simple Minds, Tears For Fears, Psychadelic Furs, Big Country, Echo and the Bunnymen,Prince, etc, capitalized on the MTV vehicle.

The pop smacked of the residue of disco. Madonna, Tayor Dayne, etc, put the dance music back on the charts, and rap burst onto the mainstream scene with the advent of "Yo! MTV Raps". The face of music was changing, as suburban kids were exposed to black artists, and while they might not have been able to relate, they certainly embraced the image. Crossover chart toppers became the norm.


As far as the music goes, there was some good music to come from the 80's. Modern English's 'Melt With You', Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love', Flock of Seagulls' 'I Ran' are some of my favorite 80's tunes.

Also on the charts was the ahir metal. Cinderella, Poison, Ratt, The Crue, Skid Row. All the spawn of KISS fans of the late 70's. All about having a good time and partying. They rivaled the New-Wavers in the makeup and VO-5 department. It became fluffy glam.

MTV killed musical integrity. It was about looking good and having a good time. Don't get me wrong, though, there is a lot of good 80's music out there.
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Old 07-04-2005, 04:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The 80's were great because it was just a period of mindless self-indulgence and the music reflected that. During the 80's it all seemed pretty dumb, but retrospectively it was really cool, especially the hair metal bands.
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Song- Punk Rock Girl...I know, but it's SooOoOooo Poppy!
Band- The Pixies, Husker Du, Motley Crue, we liked those, me and you!
Video Game- Pong or Asteroids.
Movie- The Breakfast Club.
Hair- Flock of Seagulls/Side-Spike/Mohawk, it was TOTALLY 80's!
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not the genie pants or camera angle!
the only things i kind of remember was whitney houston, new kids on the block(very late), i pretty much only remember the results of these, i was born in the late 80's too, so i remember the new kids on the block and mc hammer cartoons!
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Mmm, characterizing any decade by its VH-1 friendly fads is going to make it look like sh*t.

Try a little New Order, Talking Heads, Teardrop Explodes, Echo and The Bunnymen, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, The Smiths, Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, Blondie, Joan Jett, Flaming Lips, Prince, Social Distortion, Minor Threat, The Pixies, Bauhaus, Jesus and Mary Chain, Gang of Four, Sonic Youth, The Clash, Husker Du, Black Flag, The Germs, Circle Jerks, Reagan youth.

There's my abbreviated appreciation for the 80s, which I just justified as my favorite decade for music.
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