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2022-01-23 9:18:15 AM  
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2022-01-23 9:25:55 AM  
Wait... MTV was playing music?
 
2022-01-23 9:30:53 AM  
Music was terrible a couple weeks after I was born.
 
2022-01-23 9:31:16 AM  

I Ate Shergar: Wait... MTV was playing music?


Yes. In the long long ago time they played music. Not only music but stuff that most of their audiences thought was good music.
 
2022-01-23 9:33:28 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Music was terrible a couple weeks after I was born.


I knew there had to be some reason behind it.  Now we know who to blame.
 
2022-01-23 9:35:01 AM  
I was too busy living life to plop myself in front of a TV and listen to music by then.

Looking at that list it seems like the worst songs of all of those bands.
 
2022-01-23 9:44:02 AM  

cherryl taggart: Uchiha_Cycliste: Music was terrible a couple weeks after I was born.

I knew there had to be some reason behind it.  Now we know who to blame.


Yup, it was all me. Iirc the only good thing that month was putting on the ritz.
 
2022-01-23 9:44:33 AM  
Just out of curiosity, I was looking up albums released in 1983 (there were a lot of good ones) and came across this. I've never heard it, never heard of it, all I could think of was Kids in the Hall..."He's a girl drink drunk!".
external-content.duckduckgo.comView Full Size
 
2022-01-23 9:48:45 AM  
Man, Bowie was right.
David Bowie Criticizes MTV for Not Playing Videos by Black Artists | MTV News
Youtube XZGiVzIr8Qg
 
2022-01-23 9:53:48 AM  

JerseyTim: Man, Bowie was right.
[YouTube video: David Bowie Criticizes MTV for Not Playing Videos by Black Artists | MTV News]


Exactly
 
2022-01-23 10:40:00 AM  
Oh god, I remember it all..
Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (1982)
Youtube kZnl0C-apf0
 
2022-01-23 10:40:43 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I was too busy living life to plop myself in front of a TV and listen to music by then.

Looking at that list it seems like the worst songs of all of those bands.


They were repeating the same mistakes mainline Top 40 radio had made for years.

/ It was the same garbage
// In a new package
/// Thanks, Dick DeBartolo
 
2022-01-23 10:48:36 AM  

I Ate Shergar: Wait... MTV was playing music?


Matter of opinion
 
2022-01-23 10:57:24 AM  

JerseyTim: Man, Bowie was right.
[YouTube video: David Bowie Criticizes MTV for Not Playing Videos by Black Artists | MTV News]


I always thought Bowie was cool, but this just upped my respect for him by like a thousand points.
 
2022-01-23 11:03:16 AM  
The music of the '80s was far better than the garbage of today.
Prove me wrong.

Animotion - Obsession
Youtube hIs5StN8J-0
 
2022-01-23 11:20:49 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I was too busy living life to plop myself in front of a TV and listen to music by then.

Looking at that list it seems like the worst songs of all of those bands.


I dunno. The medium rotation was fire.

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2022-01-23 11:24:06 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Music was terrible a couple weeks after I was born.


I was born at the end of January, 1976. The number one song on that day was Diana Ross's Theme from Mahogany.

Yeah. You don't know how good you had it.
 
2022-01-23 11:35:24 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I was born at the end of January, 1976.


Well, happy birthday sometime in the next week...

/I was in high school about this time.  MTV was the background noise many an afternoon rather than the radio while doing things around the house
//as well as a minor status symbol at school given that not everyone had cable back then
 
2022-01-23 11:38:54 AM  
Ah yes, I remember it well.  I was grounded that week due to an "incident" with some steamed broccoli.
 
2022-01-23 11:39:57 AM  
I was really busy that year. I heard stuff on the radio but honestly, I didn't own a TV and just didn't see any television. First saw MTV a year later and it was way more than listening to music on TV. It was a new(ish) art form that's affected everything that's come since.

That's not overstating it either.
 
2022-01-23 11:47:18 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Music was terrible a couple weeks after I was born.


Not all of it but yeah.. some of those songs were terrible.
 
2022-01-23 11:48:38 AM  
I counted a total of two black artists on that list, and none in the 'heavy rotation'. Maybe I missed someone, but...wow.
 
2022-01-23 11:49:55 AM  
I was only 6 months old and living in England. How did you find out about pregnant teenagers, how roads are ruled, whether the world was actual, or apparently whether things were serious?

On a different note, I don't have cable so haven't watched MTV in years, the current tv schedule has some show called rediculusness on like 20 times out of the next 24, is it a marathon, or is that all they show now?
 
2022-01-23 11:49:58 AM  
1983 was a good year for music. i was old enough to appreciate good music and young enough not to gotten too far past pop.
 
2022-01-23 11:52:47 AM  
Not everything that came out at the time was great but there is plenty of Classics that stuck around. And not every song had a music video, bands were still trying to figure that out go watch Journey's Separate Ways.
 
2022-01-23 11:56:02 AM  
For many of us watching MTV back then was as close as we could get to watching porn.  Also, a lot of that music might as well be the soundtrack to my high school years.  It may not be the best music but I will always love it.
 
2022-01-23 11:57:51 AM  
remember: if you are talking about how the music 'back then' was good and the music from 'now' sucks then you have turned into an idiotic old asshole just like the ones who spouted off about how you were going to blow out your ears listening to tapes on your walkman cassette player and grow up to be deaf and gay and wind up pumping gas at the gulf station for the rest of your life


/you may not like it but thems the facts
//time for your geritol and a nap
///a nap sounds pretty good, actully
 
2022-01-23 11:58:27 AM  

JerseyTim: Man, Bowie was right.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XZGiVzIr8Qg]


That defence is a long way to go for an 'I'm not racist, but'.
 
2022-01-23 11:58:55 AM  

thesharkman: bands were still trying to figure that out go watch Journey's Separate Ways


I called Rockline back in the early eighties and asked Billy Squier how he felt about the new video music phenomenon.  He said something about music should speak for itself and this fad will never last.
 
2022-01-23 12:05:04 PM  

wouldestous: remember: if you are talking about how the music 'back then' was good and the music from 'now' sucks then you have turned into an idiotic old asshole just like the ones who spouted off about how you were going to blow out your ears listening to tapes on your walkman cassette player and grow up to be deaf and gay and wind up pumping gas at the gulf station for the rest of your life


/you may not like it but thems the facts
//time for your geritol and a nap
///a nap sounds pretty good, actully


I am 55 and it amazes me how many people I know who have stopped listening to new music.  I find music I love from all decades although I don't like pop music so much these days, I tend to listen to electronica and hip hop more.  Of course, I am weird.
 
2022-01-23 12:06:30 PM  
You're trying to tell me that MTV added a Utopia video to their rotation? I call bullshirt. (watches the video). Yeah, I would have remembered seeing that insanity..

Feet Don't Fail Me Now - Utopia
Youtube KSMR9CfDioM
 
2022-01-23 12:10:17 PM  

DON.MAC: I Ate Shergar: Wait... MTV was playing music?

Yes. In the long long ago time they played music. Not only music but stuff that most of their audiences thought was good music.


White audiences.
 
2022-01-23 12:17:20 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: DON.MAC: I Ate Shergar: Wait... MTV was playing music?

Yes. In the long long ago time they played music. Not only music but stuff that most of their audiences thought was good music.

White audiences.


Oh come on, it wasn't that bad.  There was Duran Duran...

...oh.
 
2022-01-23 12:19:06 PM  

dildo tontine: wouldestous: remember: if you are talking about how the music 'back then' was good and the music from 'now' sucks then you have turned into an idiotic old asshole just like the ones who spouted off about how you were going to blow out your ears listening to tapes on your walkman cassette player and grow up to be deaf and gay and wind up pumping gas at the gulf station for the rest of your life


/you may not like it but thems the facts
//time for your geritol and a nap
///a nap sounds pretty good, actully

I am 55 and it amazes me how many people I know who have stopped listening to new music.  I find music I love from all decades although I don't like pop music so much these days, I tend to listen to electronica and hip hop more.  Of course, I am weird.


This.

The best decade/time/period for music is now.  Today.  The present.

Each decade has tons of crap, totally crap music.  Even stuff that was hugely popular that in hindsight is total crap..  Went on a road trip and didn't have control of the radio.  Listened to 60s XM radio for a while  Was treated to Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee.... something I had never heard before and could have gone the rest of my life missing.    From the 80s I wish I could forget Elvira, Achy Breaky Heart, Mickey and many others.

But the great part of today is that I can reach back and listen to the good stuff from the past.  I can listen to cool covers of great stuff from the past.  And to add to it, I can listen to artists doing new things.  Its a good place to be.
 
2022-01-23 12:20:37 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Uchiha_Cycliste: Music was terrible a couple weeks after I was born.

I was born at the end of January, 1976. The number one song on that day was Diana Ross's Theme from Mahogany.

Yeah. You don't know how good you had it.


My condolences, you are right.
 
2022-01-23 12:28:23 PM  

dildo tontine: wouldestous: remember: if you are talking about how the music 'back then' was good and the music from 'now' sucks then you have turned into an idiotic old asshole just like the ones who spouted off about how you were going to blow out your ears listening to tapes on your walkman cassette player and grow up to be deaf and gay and wind up pumping gas at the gulf station for the rest of your life


/you may not like it but thems the facts
//time for your geritol and a nap
///a nap sounds pretty good, actully

I am 55 and it amazes me how many people I know who have stopped listening to new music.  I find music I love from all decades although I don't like pop music so much these days, I tend to listen to electronica and hip hop more.  Of course, I am weird.


I'm 48 and I listen to new music all the time.. I know some of the new stuff coming out sucks but there's still good music being made in various genres. With the Internet it's so much easier to find it too.
 
2022-01-23 12:29:49 PM  
LOLWUT?

Haysi Fantayzee - John Wayne Is Big Leggy (Official Video)
Youtube 5ewETr-jsxM


For someone who watched MTV and listened to pop music pretty obsessively in 1983, I can say that I have zero knowledge whatsoever of this video, this song, or this band.
 
2022-01-23 12:30:15 PM  

wingnut396: dildo tontine: wouldestous: remember: if you are talking about how the music 'back then' was good and the music from 'now' sucks then you have turned into an idiotic old asshole just like the ones who spouted off about how you were going to blow out your ears listening to tapes on your walkman cassette player and grow up to be deaf and gay and wind up pumping gas at the gulf station for the rest of your life


/you may not like it but thems the facts
//time for your geritol and a nap
///a nap sounds pretty good, actully

I am 55 and it amazes me how many people I know who have stopped listening to new music.  I find music I love from all decades although I don't like pop music so much these days, I tend to listen to electronica and hip hop more.  Of course, I am weird.

This.

The best decade/time/period for music is now.  Today.  The present.

Each decade has tons of crap, totally crap music.  Even stuff that was hugely popular that in hindsight is total crap..  Went on a road trip and didn't have control of the radio.  Listened to 60s XM radio for a while  Was treated to Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee.... something I had never heard before and could have gone the rest of my life missing.    From the 80s I wish I could forget Elvira, Achy Breaky Heart, Mickey and many others.

But the great part of today is that I can reach back and listen to the good stuff from the past.  I can listen to cool covers of great stuff from the past.  And to add to it, I can listen to artists doing new things.  Its a good place to be.


I have a kid that lives for Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, and about ten or 12 rap acts, from around 2009 to this year.  One of the most eclectic tastes I've ever seen.  He will let whatever play on the satellite radio and ignore it for a while, but if we tune up one Roadhouse, Outlaw, or one of the Hip-hop channels, he will completely zone out.

I can barely remember having only 4 or 5 radio stations to pick from.  Never want to go back that way again.
 
2022-01-23 12:30:31 PM  
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I plopped my fat ass in front of a television that looked a lot like this, and watched the hell out of MTV when I was kid.
 
2022-01-23 12:30:47 PM  

MrWhipee: You're trying to tell me that MTV added a Utopia video to their rotation? I call bullshirt. (watches the video). Yeah, I would have remembered seeing that insanity..

[YouTube video: Feet Don't Fail Me Now - Utopia]


I remember this song, but not the video.
 
2022-01-23 12:32:48 PM  

rotsky: thesharkman: bands were still trying to figure that out go watch Journey's Separate Ways

I called Rockline back in the early eighties and asked Billy Squier how he felt about the new video music phenomenon.  He said something about music should speak for itself and this fad will never last.


Was this before "Rock Me Tonite"?
 
2022-01-23 12:36:09 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I was too busy living life to plop myself in front of a TV and listen to music by then.

Looking at that list it seems like the worst songs of all of those bands.


You Got Lucky is a great song.
 
2022-01-23 12:36:38 PM  

Exluddite: Just out of curiosity, I was looking up albums released in 1983 (there were a lot of good ones) and came across this. I've never heard it, never heard of it, all I could think of was Kids in the Hall..."He's a girl drink drunk!".
[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 600x601]


Dude looks like the love child of John Holmes and Jon Voight.
 
2022-01-23 12:40:48 PM  

thesharkman: Not everything that came out at the time was great but there is plenty of Classics that stuck around. And not every song had a music video, bands were still trying to figure that out go watch Journey's Separate Ways.


Nice video, shame about lack of music
Musicless Musicvideo / JOURNEY - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Youtube cD8ffB9JU64
 
2022-01-23 12:41:26 PM  
Who in the complete FARK is talking shiat about Marcos Valle?  That dude *jams*.

Marcos Valle - Estrelar
Youtube cTPaDbt_USA
 
2022-01-23 12:42:59 PM  

RolandTGunner: Oh god, I remember it all..
[YouTube video: Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (1982)]


What's more 80's than that? None. None more 80's.
 
2022-01-23 12:44:29 PM  

mjones73: dildo tontine: wouldestous: remember: if you are talking about how the music 'back then' was good and the music from 'now' sucks then you have turned into an idiotic old asshole just like the ones who spouted off about how you were going to blow out your ears listening to tapes on your walkman cassette player and grow up to be deaf and gay and wind up pumping gas at the gulf station for the rest of your life


/you may not like it but thems the facts
//time for your geritol and a nap
///a nap sounds pretty good, actully

I am 55 and it amazes me how many people I know who have stopped listening to new music.  I find music I love from all decades although I don't like pop music so much these days, I tend to listen to electronica and hip hop more.  Of course, I am weird.

I'm 48 and I listen to new music all the time.. I know some of the new stuff coming out sucks but there's still good music being made in various genres. With the Internet it's so much easier to find it too.


Yet also, in a way, much harder to find it too. It can be overwhelming figuring out where to start, really. Which is frustrating because, as you note, there is a lot of good stuff still coming out. Radio is close to useless for finding new music these days. Pop stations might play a few good new songs, but only a few, because they play those tracks ad infinitum. Rock stations mostly just play new tracks by legacy bands. Even college radio by and large doesn't play new stuff these days.
 
2022-01-23 12:45:56 PM  
Seriously, learn your ass some serious shiat before you speak, chump-nuts.

Marcos Valle - Dia D [1983]
Youtube o4V7he6_j88
 
2022-01-23 12:46:41 PM  

dildo tontine: For many of us watching MTV back then was as close as we could get to watching porn.  Also, a lot of that music might as well be the soundtrack to my high school years.  It may not be the best music but I will always love it.


Ah, to be 17 again...
 
2022-01-23 12:49:42 PM  

Uzzah: LOLWUT?

[YouTube video: Haysi Fantayzee - John Wayne Is Big Leggy (Official Video)]

For someone who watched MTV and listened to pop music pretty obsessively in 1983, I can say that I have zero knowledge whatsoever of this video, this song, or this band.


It ain't just the movie studios that dump their shiat in January, it seems.

/the fact my birthday is Jan 12th is wholly irrelevant
//shaddap, you
 
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