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I'm having an 80s flashback!!

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posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by RANT
Yeah, it was Great White. They just played it at that club that burned down a while ago and got sued over it. I remember the fire video they played over and over with 'em singing it.

I said a my, my, my...


Oooh I love that song, Brian "loathes" it with a passion, it reminds him of burners...



I wish I could turn back the clock too TL. DK was a great live show. You weren't old enough I suppose but small music venues ruled in the eighties. They exist today (bars) but it's not the same as when 18 year olds could drink, but they still let anyone under 18 in with an armband saying "dont' serve"...


The end of the 80s I was only 9..... I'm 21 now, my husbands 41...
He's young at heart, and I think he turns me on more because he was my age back in the 80s... The 80s had this magical feeling to it...
Brian says the mosh pits were more back then than what they are now..
He says everything gone to #, and everybody now is just a wannabe and can't think of anything original to do...
I myself love madonna back in the 80s, however my mom made my tape over he music videos because she thought she was a tramp. I remember doing a talent show in gr.3 to material girl with my best friend, then "if" by janet jackson. I guess I was a bubble gum chomper back then... But I attracted to older guy with the mohawk thing... In fact, a few years back I was super drunk and I think I warped back to the 80s and ended up hanging out with this 80s guy who actually had the mohawk going, the whole chain wallet thing, star wars everywhere in his apartment, and everything 80s was in his place... However, I got sober and realised how dirty he was and took off...
I miss it, even though I was young, it's still really vivd, and it was alot different from what it is now, I actually get pissed off at the pop culture today, it's such a farce, such bs, so yuppy/slutty/numb ect...



We had like 5 year olds with Mohawks running around shows. I may try to scan some old pictures I took of mosh pit mayhem back in the day.


See if you can upload any, i'd love to see em...






PS - That's why I cringe at the media invented stereotype that the 80's were "totally gnarly" like a Sean Penn or Nick Cage movie. I identify much more with the movie Suburbia as being accurate.
I mean there were Madonna wannabes no doubt. But they tended to be younger I think.


I agree, and they did tend to be younger... I think your referring to the VH1 "I love the 80's"??? I remember I used to say narly and rad... But I think I got that from teenage mutant ninja turtles... And kookie from blossom...
Apart from that, it was all good... I look back now and realise how much I took for granted... And being in the world I live in now, I wish I could go back.. Really, really wish... We aren't in kansas anymore toto...
Hey, wasn't toto a band from the 80s??




posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 01:44 PM
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I got sucked back into the 80s music after playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for months at a time...Now the 80s occupy about 4 gigs of my hard drive - lol

I love it all man....Journey, The Police, The Clash, The Bangles, David Bowie, Twisted Sister, etc, etc...I even like The Darkness - they're ballsy for doing some of that 80s stuff today - I think the 80s are going to seep right back into the mainstream, just like the reoocurence of the 70s in fashion about 10 years ago...only hopefully a little milder


I never can understand these people who say "today's music is crap" tho...there's more than just "popular music" out there - at least say who you don't like instead of clumping every single artist out there, from jazz to death metal, and then say it's all crap - I guess no one here likes the new stuff from the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Prince? Bjork? Diana Krall? Beastie Boys? Outkast? Luther Vandross? Audioslave?

I'm pretty eclectic, and I hate the boy band, kill everyone rap, no talent crap out there that floods the markets, but to generalize and say it's all crap is disrespectful to those that do have talent and the ability to allow you to enjoy their music....next time sepcify who you think blows...

The music of today is too expansive to just paint a bland layer of paint over and think that no one will see that you're covering up something that shows even better underneath....



posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
I never can understand these people who say "today's music is crap" tho...there's more than just "popular music" out there - at least say who you don't like instead of clumping every single artist out there, from jazz to death metal, and then say it's all crap - I guess no one here likes the new stuff from the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Prince? Bjork? Diana Krall? Beastie Boys? Outkast? Luther Vandross? Audioslave?


Nope, I don't like any of those bands... I"m not eclectic like you... However The newest stuff I listen to is from back in 1998 -1999....

Like weezer and Blur

Not to big on boy bands either, they blow... And the rap sucks too... It's like listening to nursery rhymes but with gutter talk and mind numbing lyrics.
Not to mention the people that make that crap would be living in a trailor park if rap never took off... They better count their lucky stars stupid people/sheeple are out their to buy their "crap"

I don't like Outkast, I tried, but it's so easy to get sick of their #, bjork, same thing... Red hot chili peppers used to be "semi good" imo, and now they just remake the same stuff pretty much just make it sound a bit better, kinda like what shania twain does... everything sounds the same...

There's Canadian bands I enjoy like The tea party, static in stereo, The tragically hip... But they aren't new, their from 99 as well...

Today's music blows... All of it... I'm sorry.. If you listen to modern music radio stations, it's all r&b, pop bubble gum music... It just doesn't grab my balls...
(if I had balls)...



posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by TrueLies

We had like 5 year olds with Mohawks running around shows. I may try to scan some old pictures I took of mosh pit mayhem back in the day.


See if you can upload any, i'd love to see em...


I'll see what I have. (Is this like TL porn? 80's mohawk boys?
) But I went through my share of psycho girlfriends that gutted any proof I had a past life so pickings may be slim.

But one last story from the old geezer about the 80's "scene" that's kind of cool then I'll shut up. I agree with your husband about how things have gone to hell from very specific differences in how we interact as humans, enjoy music and generally just "get along". And the devolution of the Mosh Pit is the perfect example.

We really did have kids in there. No kidding on the 5 year old with the Mohawk. His parents would drop him and his brother (who couldn't have been more than 9 or 10) off at all ages shows with the biggest smiles on their faces. It was so damn cute you just had to love 'em. I think Mom told the older one to hold the little guys hand, because he'd try but the little one was to tough for that.


A bunch of us protected the hell out of those kids and let 'em do anything they wanted. But despite how completey insane the shows were everyone was safe anyway. It was not cool to throw elbows or punches or not catch anyone stage diving, or harrass a girl or any of that crap. It just wasn't done. The sheer respect for everyone in a sweaty swaying body grinding free for all was nothing less than inspiring. And it was cathartic as hell. I had issues with skate rats, etc. but you didn't take it in the Pit.

Then the skin heads and "elogant violence" INXS rugby jerks systematically ruined the scene in every city and town one by one until everything just shut down. 25 year old military guys and college frat boys had no business at all ages shows IMO. And the ones that were curbing 12 year olds deserved anything they got. But fighting back just made it worse, brought in the cops and parents and pretty much killed the whole thing.

Plus just imagine letting your 16 year old go anywhere now alone (much less out all night), not to mention trusting your 5 year old with teenagers. It sucks now. The people I mean. The mega festivals just aren't the same thing. There's no community. No scene. The idea of knowing everybody in a club will never come back. Or letting kids be "little adults" once in a while for the experience and their own good. I think we've really screwed up everything in how we raise people now. But that's another rant. Though it all starts with music. And that's why it's imporant to share and enjoy it with people IMO. Not download it via the internet and use headphones.

I'm with Neil Young on the digital thing too. It sucks. The transfer of physical analog sound waves into 0's and 1's for storage then technical approximation back into music IS NOT MUSIC. It's a shadow of it's former self. But then I think the ONLY way to discover a new band is to either see it or hear a tape of a tape of a tape from the cassette deck of a 1972 Chevy Nova covered in Smiths stickers and littered with things you stole from construction sites. :sigh:

I forget the story I was going to tell but it doesn't matter now.



posted on Aug, 23 2004 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by TrueLies
Nope, I don't like any of those bands... I"m not eclectic like you... However The newest stuff I listen to is from back in 1998 -1999....

Like weezer and Blur
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Today's music blows... All of it... I'm sorry.. If you listen to modern music radio stations, it's all r&b, pop bubble gum music... It just doesn't grab my balls...
(if I had balls)...

I stumbled across a really good CD yesterday - maybe it would spark your interest....

It's the soundtrack for "Garden State" - which is a movie I havn't seen or heard of prior, but the soundtrack alone sparked my interest in seeing the movie

There's a few songs on there that aren't too recent..."The Only Living Boy In New York" being the most obvious one, but I thought it was a pretty enjoybale CD. Real mellow and laid back...



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 09:54 AM
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for the fun of it, I recently compiled my list of favorite songs... top 100 that it.

I love music, I don't sing or play, but love to listen.

the majority of my favs are 80's...

every breath you take - The Police

I can't make you love me - Bonnie Rait

Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

Time and Tide - Basia

Hysteria - Def Leppard

In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison

Captain of Her Heart - Double

Cars - Gary Numan

Eternal Flame - Bangles

In Too Deep - Genesis

Against All Odds - Phil Collins

just to name a few...



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by RANT


I'll see what I have. (Is this like TL porn? 80's mohawk boys?
) But I went through my share of psycho girlfriends that gutted any proof I had a past life so pickings may be slim. [/QUOTE]

Yes, yes it is, I had a major hard on for guy with mohawk's, black leather jackets, rugged faces, and bmx bikes... However, my fantasy didn't come true until 10 years later, but by that time the novelty wore off and I discovered they aren't the cleanest type of human, but i can't speak for all..
I never had psycho boyfriends, just one pervert and thank god i found out in the early stages... a 13 year old with a 19 year old... just wrong so wrong...
didn't click in until I started thinking about it.


It was not cool to throw elbows or punches or not catch anyone stage diving, or harrass a girl or any of that crap. It just wasn't done. The sheer respect for everyone in a sweaty swaying body grinding free for all was nothing less than inspiring. And it was cathartic as hell. I had issues with skate rats, etc. but you didn't take it in the Pit.



Thats what he said too.... he said him and his buddy's would kind of watch out for people and if anybody was throwing elbows or whatever he'd go up to them pretend he'd be rockin out slightly rub elbows and the guy would get pissed and brian somehow always made the guy extrememly pissed and then the dude would get thrown out... He said elbows were definitely not cool...
Brian didn't like skaters either...


Then the skin heads and "elogant violence" INXS rugby jerks systematically ruined the scene in every city and town one by one until everything just shut down.


That's what he said too, are from the uk? cuz he thinks you are...



25 year old military guys and college frat boys had no business at all ages shows IMO.


I agree, the typical stereotype of frat boys is they don't know how to handle themselves, usually have no moral code to follow and are obnoxious as #.


Fighting back just made it worse, brought in the cops and parents and pretty much killed the whole thing.


Thats why brian always instigated it with the ahole who would be throwing elbows ect so everybody would see what a dick the guy was and get him thrown out..


Plus just imagine letting your 16 year old go anywhere now alone (much less out all night), not to mention trusting your 5 year old with teenagers.


I totally agree, there's no moral code kids think they can't have fun unless their being monumentally stupid and endangering others through violence because they think it's funny or cool... But I believe in social darwinism and if you applied it to this case, i'm sure we'll see results sooner or later.


It sucks now. The people I mean. The mega festivals just aren't the same thing. There's no community. No scene. The idea of knowing everybody in a club will never come back.


I have hope, not for the young kids but for 21+ I do. I was at a party on the weekend, but it was for the public, I didn't know everybody, but there was definitely young people old people ect, there was a sense of community, togetherness, it was a blast, and everybody was looking out for one another... You wouldn't find that with teenagers now though, but mind you there were none there...


I think we've really screwed up everything in how we raise people now. But that's another rant. Though it all starts with music. And that's why it's imporant to share and enjoy it with people IMO. Not download it via the internet and use headphones.


I think we screwed kids up by molly coddling them but at the same time giving them too much leeway, not spending enough time with them, not being responsible role models, but rather their friends and condoning stupid behaviour and attitudes... way too liberal, you need to have some kind rule book, if not, your kids grow up with no moral code. Look at that thread on the one dad, he said he has no control over him but thats because he spoiled him, his kid breaks things when he's mad, the dad doesn't take away privelages, ect , just a total pussy.




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