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2021-07-21 4:54:14 PM  
Stupid bad overrated music/musicians with too much reverb and mid-range.

The only good thing about it was punk rock.  At least that sounded real.
 
2021-07-21 5:10:24 PM  
1980's? I started the decade finishing high school, and ended the decade getting married. Between those events, I bought my first new car (a Plymouth Turismo Duster named 'The Antichrist' after the Land Rover in The Gods Must Be Crazy), and caught King Crimson on three tours.

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(Not mine, but it looked like this)


King Crimson - Sleepless (Live in Japan 1984)
Youtube jJijFY7WNhc

(I saw them in Maryland, not Japan)
 
2021-07-21 5:16:16 PM  
The big hair and vertical bangs.

Layers of clothing, either torn or with shoulder pads, all with the bright colors.

MTV playing music videos 24/7.

Cocaine.

Alcohol.

Weed.

Bad decisions.

Losing the greatest love of my life to a drunk who has since done AA and yet somehow never apologized to me, the person her behavior most harmed.

Decent health. Great teeth.

Aerobics classes. So many aerobics classes. 

Tbe terror of HIV/AIDS and losing some awesome friends to it.

Being gobsmacked at racial prejudice still existing. (Yes, I know, I was young and naive.)

Being furious that sexism not only still existed but literally thrived.

Getting yet another permanent.

Watching the magic of the VCR.

Seeing discos switch from Saturday Night Fever to gay bars. With all the better drugs, so that's where we went to buy them.

Getting my throat slashed on my walk home one night by a guy who later turned out to be The Gillham Park Strangler (the cops never came, btw).
 
2021-07-21 5:19:09 PM  
Neon.  Lots and lots of Neon.
 
2021-07-21 5:22:30 PM  
1987....when I won "Nerdiest Camper of the Year":

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2021-07-21 5:30:56 PM  
I was in the dentist's office this morning getting a cleaning when Ratt's "Round and Round" came on the sound system

We've now reached the point where 80s hair metal is considered appropriate for a dentist's office.
 
2021-07-21 5:31:17 PM  
Duran Duran
Miami Vice
Feathered hair, parachute pants, skinny white ties, tshirts with Japanese lettering.
 
2021-07-21 5:32:24 PM  
Public: Reagan. Teased hair. Padded shoulders. Mournful synth bands. Crap movies.

Private: Raising children
 
2021-07-21 5:37:44 PM  
Miami Vice
Ronald Reagan
Revenge of the Nerds
AC/DC
Van Halen
Revenge of the Nerds
Jason Voorhees
Freddy Krueger
Vans
Smoking on airplanes
WWF...Hogan and Roddy Piper
Saturday Morning Cartoons
 
2021-07-21 5:38:20 PM  
Members Only jackets and parachute pants.
 
2021-07-21 5:38:55 PM  
Yeah, we'll all just get out a scanner for Fark.
 
2021-07-21 5:45:32 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: I was in the dentist's office this morning getting a cleaning when Ratt's "Round and Round" came on the sound system

We've now reached the point where 80s hair metal is considered appropriate for a dentist's office.


The oldies station here plays Dokken.

/When did Mötley Crüe become classic rock?
 
2021-07-21 5:48:00 PM  
Cocaine and circuit analysis homework.

Lots and lots of both.
 
2021-07-21 5:54:48 PM  
NES
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Air Jordans
GI Joe figures
 
2021-07-21 6:13:17 PM  
I would have to crack open an old album I made with my grandma and now that I think about it I don't actually know what box that's in since we moved.
 
2021-07-21 6:22:48 PM  

Fursecution: Glockenspiel Hero: I was in the dentist's office this morning getting a cleaning when Ratt's "Round and Round" came on the sound system

We've now reached the point where 80s hair metal is considered appropriate for a dentist's office.

The oldies station here plays Dokken.

/When did Mötley Crüe become classic rock?


Bowling For Soup - 1985 (Official Video)
Youtube K38xNqZvBJI
 
2021-07-21 6:23:54 PM  
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Add in some Transformers toys and replace that cool kid with a total geek, and you have me.
 
2021-07-21 6:24:16 PM  
Hardcopy porn (magazines, VHS) where everyone had pubic hair
 
2021-07-21 6:26:59 PM  
Punk rock
Skateboarding
Kim Cattrall as Miss Honeywell
 
2021-07-21 6:40:10 PM  
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2021-07-21 8:06:39 PM  
Tv stations signing off.
 
2021-07-21 8:20:47 PM  

illegal: Tv stations signing off.


It was always a special treat to stay up for the Goodnight Kiwi.

Goodnight Kiwi 1987 - Network 2 (TV2/TVNZ) '87
Youtube s_ROYFktrws


And this is me when I was about 4 years old. Around 1983.

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2021-07-21 8:24:46 PM  

whidbey: Stupid bad overrated music/musicians with too much reverb and mid-range.

The only good thing about it was punk rock.  At least that sounded real.


Hair bands.

So much mousse
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2021-07-21 8:25:16 PM  
Bananarama's Cruel Summer video. Epitome of the 80s, both visually and aurally
 
2021-07-21 8:39:26 PM  
The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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2021-07-21 8:46:46 PM  
The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian (Video Version)
Youtube Cv6tuzHUuuk
 
2021-07-21 8:57:19 PM  

chicken_little: The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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Did you get distracted by a bird?
 
2021-07-21 9:00:06 PM  
MTV when it was a music channel, hair metal chicks and new wave music.
 
2021-07-21 9:04:01 PM  

Wobambo: chicken_little: The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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Did you get distracted by a bird?


Oh... I'm the second littlest one. The littlest human.
 
2021-07-21 9:23:08 PM  
50 Songs From 1986 Remixed Into 3 Minutes
Youtube GklP0ATsEtw


/this is worth the time to watch
 
2021-07-21 9:45:35 PM  
Well subby, you aced it for me. Styx Mr. Roboto tour was my first rock concert! also...

Beastie Boys
Run DMC
Guns n Roses
The Cure
NiN
Megadeth
Star Trek movies
Evil dead 2
Space shuttles
 
2021-07-21 9:57:00 PM  
Magic
Montana
Gretzky
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Cartoons as commercials for toys
Star Wars
Atari
Commodore 64
Laser Disk
 
2021-07-21 10:26:57 PM  

chicken_little: The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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You type very well for a cat.
 
2021-07-21 10:36:53 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: chicken_little: The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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You type very well for a cat.


That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
 
2021-07-21 10:53:04 PM  

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/this is worth the time to watch


... the hair ...
 
2021-07-22 12:20:10 AM  
Among other things, the end of neighborhood Christmas caroling because the five Brown brothers didn't participate any more, so there weren't enough people anymore.

https://casetext.com/case/brown-v-sta​t​e-3392
 
2021-07-22 1:44:16 AM  

chicken_little: The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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Awww, a sweet 80s kid. Your hair is beautiful!
 
2021-07-22 4:12:32 AM  

Thinkybird: chicken_little: The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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Awww, a sweet 80s kid. Your hair is beautiful!


Thanks, I grew it myself!
 
2021-07-22 5:26:39 AM  

chicken_little: The most '80s photo of me and my siblings. I'm the littlest one.


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The littlest?  Not bad typing as you actually look like a cat.  '80s cats are tight
 
2021-07-22 6:29:32 AM  

Azz: Bananarama's Cruel Summer video. Epitome of the 80s, both visually and aurally


The story of that video is funny. At times, their hot and sweaty and miserable. At other times, they're happy and jumping and laughing.

The second type of parts of the video were shot in the afternoon after they had lunch. Some NYC locals were in the neighborhood restaurant where they were. Once they found out who they were, they offered them coke.

And then you have the happy parts of the video.
 
2021-07-22 10:56:45 AM  

Fursecution: Glockenspiel Hero: I was in the dentist's office this morning getting a cleaning when Ratt's "Round and Round" came on the sound system

We've now reached the point where 80s hair metal is considered appropriate for a dentist's office.

The oldies station here plays Dokken.

/When did Mötley Crüe become classic rock?


When their music became 25 years old.
 
2021-07-22 11:56:45 AM  
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Perris, Ca around '86
 
2021-07-22 12:13:17 PM  
The Smiths
Dead Kennedys
Duran Duran
New Order
The Cure
The The
Everything but the Girl
Depeche Mode
Indochine
Aztec Camera
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2021-07-22 1:37:07 PM  

bostonguy: Azz: Bananarama's Cruel Summer video. Epitome of the 80s, both visually and aurally

The story of that video is funny. At times, their hot and sweaty and miserable. At other times, they're happy and jumping and laughing.

The second type of parts of the video were shot in the afternoon after they had lunch. Some NYC locals were in the neighborhood restaurant where they were. Once they found out who they were, they offered them coke.

And then you have the happy parts of the video.


I do like the fact that the nemeses cowboy and the cop joined the dance party in the end
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2021-07-22 1:37:44 PM  

Azz: bostonguy: Azz: Bananarama's Cruel Summer video. Epitome of the 80s, both visually and aurally

The story of that video is funny. At times, their hot and sweaty and miserable. At other times, they're happy and jumping and laughing.

The second type of parts of the video were shot in the afternoon after they had lunch. Some NYC locals were in the neighborhood restaurant where they were. Once they found out who they were, they offered them coke.

And then you have the happy parts of the video.

I do like the fact that the nemeses cowboy and the cop joined the dance party in the end


Or the sherriff and the deputy, rather 😁
 
2021-07-22 2:04:04 PM  
HBO Feature Presentation Intro Old 80's HQ
Youtube iGPRWePIUUI


Still get chills watching this....for some bizarre reason.
 
2021-07-22 3:29:20 PM  
The day I brought home my new Honda VFR to show my uncle Jerry. Count the numerous examples of 80's awesomeness!
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2021-07-22 3:35:54 PM  

loki see loki do: The day I brought home my new Honda VFR to show my uncle Jerry. Count the numerous examples of 80's awesomeness!
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Those jeans are fanfarkingtastic.
 
2021-07-22 6:36:31 PM  
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