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IMHO, if something is truly cool it ages well and it is cool in any era
originally posted by: Profusion
Looking back, I think it was mostly embarrassing. Of course, it had its moments. I don't know about anyone else but I can't watch things like the following video without cringing.
IMHO, if something is truly cool it ages well and it is cool in any era. I would say Marilyn Monroe is a good example of that. James Stewart is another example of that in my opinion.
But, 1980s MTV was mostly not only not cool, it was complete garbage in my eyes. I think it's an interesting psychological/sociological study to think of how people back then thought they were the epitome of awesomeness but what were they really doing...their devotion to something as lame as 1980s MTV is proof that they were conformists with no sense of style.
The fashion that was a part of 1980s MTV was often ugly. I think that's an objective fact, it does not stand the test of time at all. The style of the music videos were often a detriment to the music. It may have been hard to see that at the time but I think it's apparent now. The reason for that was probably mostly the conformity that MTV brought. I think a lot of bands were able to break out of that in the 1990s. The grunge movement alone accomplished that, thank goodness.
My personal opinion is 1980s MTV was mostly a joke and a stain on music history.