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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 09:23 PM
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What was great about the 80s?
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 09:25 PM
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1. Thanks
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 09:25 PM
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2. This
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 09:35 PM
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3. The Church.
Destination

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nidAGwtYGuA

Our instruments have no way of measuring this feeling
Can never cut below the floor, or penetrate the ceiling.
In the space between our houses, some bones have been discovered,
But our procession lurches on, as if we had recovered.

Draconian winter unforetold.
One solar day, suddenly youre old.
Your little envelope just makes me cold,
Makes destination start to unfold.

Our documents are useless, or forged beyond believing.
Page forty-seven is unsigned, I need it by this evening.
In the space between our cities, a storm is slowly forming.
Something eating up our days, I feel it every morning.
Destination, destination.

Its not a religion, its just a technique.
Its just a way of making you speak.
Distance and speed have left us too weak,
And destination looks kind of bleak.

Our elements are burned out, our beasts have been mistreated.
I tell you its the only way well get this road completed.
In the space between our bodies, the air has grown small fingers.
Just one caress, youre powerless, like all those clapped-out swingers.
Destination, destination.
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Mr. Ected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:03 PM
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4. Lone Justice and The Smithereens.
Underrated and cursed by their era.
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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:11 PM
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7. Maria Mckee
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:05 PM
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5. Both of my kids born then...and flight school
The rest was pretty forgettable
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:05 PM
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6. Shoulder pads, leggings and big hair.
:rofl: :puke: :rofl:
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OhioBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:28 PM
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21. ha ha.. but I love all of them!!
My fav shirt... button up - big shoulder pads - white floral down to the knees shirt (to cover my butt in the leggins... )lol!! I also used a can of aquanet every two weeks for my big hair!
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:14 PM
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8. The fact......
That was stoned most of the late 1980's.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:18 PM
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9. 12/31/89
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:24 PM
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19. !
:spray:
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:18 PM
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10. They weren't the 70s.
And that's saying a LOT.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:20 PM
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11. My childhood. I was a total '80s kid. And Brat Pack movies. I loved those.
Silly slasher flicks, not torture porn.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:22 PM
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12. The Smiths. Crowded House. Depeche Mode. New Wave. Erasure.
I could go on. I'm a child of the 80s for sure.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 05:37 AM
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41. And Devo, Simple Minds, the B-52s, Missing Persons, the Go-Gos, Toni Basil, Duran Duran
The early 80s up to 1984/5 were rather good musically...
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:22 PM
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13. They only lasted a decade
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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:31 PM
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14. 1986 NY Giants
'83 Sixers

1980 Phillies
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:19 PM
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15. Black Flag
No, not the fucking bug spray!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aczKB1yUzAs
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:20 PM
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16. Absolutely nothing.
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EvilAL Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:22 PM
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17. THRASH METAL!!!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:31 PM
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51. Okay, so one thing good about the '80s.
:D
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Shoedogg Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:23 PM
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18. Pixies. (n/t)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:25 PM
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20. I'm sure swag noes all about this uber *hip* shit
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:29 PM
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22. It was an era unafraid of passion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840B27zYfOk

No one did passion better than Jim Steinman and Bonnie Tyler.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:46 PM
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26. Wow, that video is so incredibly dated.
:wow:

They really used every video technique there was to announce "This is the early 80s, and this video will look incredibly tacky in any other time but now."
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 12:24 AM
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29. Sorry, but any video with dancing ninjas is cool.
That's a well-established fact.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:04 AM
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30. Nobody did tacky better than Jim Steinmen.
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 05:22 AM
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40. Jim Steinman is a true Rock-N-Roll God - nt
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 09:54 AM
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48. That song is a guilty pleasure that I don't feel guilty about at all
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:12 PM
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49. Never feel guilty about pleasure. nt
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:29 PM
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23. My birth!
:yoiks:
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:30 PM
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24. One thing in particular
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:33 PM
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25. New Wave!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPjfD8ulnpw

It got old pretty fast but the early stuff was fun. :D
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 12:01 AM
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27. My 20's.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 12:12 AM
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28. The underground music scenes.
Post-punk, hardcore, alternative. So much great music.
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eauclaireliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:18 AM
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31. Getting laid.
A lot.
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Tabasco_Dave Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:10 AM
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32. Great stand up comedy
Eddie Murphy
Bill Hicks
Sam Kinison
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:15 AM
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33. Dead Kennedys
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:34 AM
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34. The Walkman and the Commodore 64
And the original Nintendo.

Voyager 2 flybyes.

"Cheers". "Star Trek: The Next Generation". "Spaceballs". "Terminator".

Um... "The Cosby Show".


Errrrr...
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melman Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:56 AM
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35. These guys
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:59 AM
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36. Nothing great about the 80s
I was fat,deaf,and gay. Worst decade EVER!!
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 04:50 AM
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37. Michael Jordan playing pick-up games at Carmichael Auditorium
I never actually saw them but I'm sure they were great
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 04:58 AM
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38. I don't know. I was alive for 3 months of the 80s.
Edited on Sat Jun-20-09 04:59 AM by armyowalgreens
But I am a fan of Talking Heads.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 05:19 AM
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39. I was in my 20s
Edited on Sat Jun-20-09 05:19 AM by Auggie
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 07:46 AM
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42. I married my wonderful husband and our daughter was born

and a trip to Spain.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 07:49 AM
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43. I was young and crazy.
I had a good time in the 80's!
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 08:36 AM
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44. I was 12 when the 80's started, 22 when they ended
So that is decade of my youth. I find myself getting pretty nostaligic sometimes mostly for music, and pop culture things but as you all know politically it was a dark and scary time.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 09:26 AM
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45. Coming of age.
The music not so much.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 09:47 AM
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46. pound purries
hey I was born in 1980, what would you expect
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 09:51 AM
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47. Gun Club, Dream Syndicate, Charlie Pickett & The Eggs, General Jack & The Greaseguns...
Tex & The Horseheads, The Scientists, Birthday Party, The Moodists, many more...

Oh, and being able to live on $60 a week
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:30 PM
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50. The end of it.
Edited on Sat Jun-20-09 01:31 PM by Deep13
It would still be the '70s if it wasn't for the damn '80s!
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:58 PM
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52. Out of the country for most of it.
My commie years in Israel working on a kibbutz and moshav. Wandering Europe. Hopped across Asia. Didn't shag as much as I could of. I shouldn't have been so respectful.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:00 PM
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53. Apart from living in the UK for a few years, and getting paid to do it, nothing.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:03 PM
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54. Two words...
...Parachute Pants.
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:03 PM
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55. I was a kid
and the world seemed so exciting and the music rocked and ANYTHING could happen. :headbang:
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:03 PM
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56. It wasn't the 70s
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