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February 26, 2005 7:59 AM   Subscribe

The Seventies
posted by srboisvert (29 comments total)

 
classic, thanks for the post
posted by matteo at 8:16 AM on February 26, 2005


Nifty, though some of it is sixties (Barbarella, 2001).
posted by gubo at 8:23 AM on February 26, 2005


For a while this site was a go-to source for mix disc cover pics - most of that fashion was bad judgement even then. Make sure you check out the companion site, The Futuro house, to see how we were supposed to be living now.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:27 AM on February 26, 2005


Man, Jane Fonda used to be teh Hot.
posted by psmealey at 8:57 AM on February 26, 2005


i'm so sick of the hipness of 70s detritus that i'm considering shaving my chops.
posted by milkman at 9:11 AM on February 26, 2005


Damn, since it's a .nl site, I was hoping for some Dutch 70s stuff.

Anyone got anything like that?
posted by redteam at 9:19 AM on February 26, 2005


Seventies - thumbs up; Eighties - thumbs down.
posted by Sellersburg/Speed at 9:41 AM on February 26, 2005


Lovely. I thought Barbarella was 60s, tho.
posted by rokabiri at 9:47 AM on February 26, 2005


They got the Javelin and AMX, but where the heck is the Pacer?
posted by fixedgear at 10:36 AM on February 26, 2005


hmmm ... some of those fillmore posters are certainly 60s ... but the vasarely art is wonderful wallpaper for desktops and websites ... well, for someone with my weird taste, anyway
posted by pyramid termite at 10:46 AM on February 26, 2005


Basically anything cool on that site is actually from the late 60's.
posted by acetonic at 11:41 AM on February 26, 2005


I don't understand why they included these obviously fake ones.
posted by O9scar at 11:43 AM on February 26, 2005


Thanks for reminding me that I used to wear white platform shoes on stage to match my white tuxedo. Ugh.
posted by kozad at 12:06 PM on February 26, 2005


what's up with all the naked on the posters? was it a "free love" holdover from the 60s or something?
posted by taumeson at 12:16 PM on February 26, 2005


I don't think "the '60s" ended in a "spiritual" sense till after Watergate, or till the Energy Crisis; some say that the era ended when the helicopters evacuated the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. It was over during the Carter administration for sure, and during the 1979 electoral campaigns it was obvious how much had changed.

I think what started "the Sixties" was a confluence of the Civil Rights Movement, the JFK assassination, and the Vietnam War started showing up on national network TV news all around the same time (sometimes even on the same night).

But no, it's not like anything magically changed at 12:00 AM on Jan. 1, 1970, so the carping in this thread is silly.
posted by davy at 12:55 PM on February 26, 2005


Said I: "But no, it's not like anything magically changed at 12:00 AM on Jan. 1, 1970, so the carping in this thread is silly."

On the other hand I agree with Hobsbawm, "spiritually" speaking the '70s were very short. Half a decade at most; I'd say really just the Carter administration. So on the ther hand, the carping might fit, because there ain't much there from the Seventies era.

Oh and what killed "free love" was Hepatitis B, herpes and then AIDS. Things penicillin won't cure. The Xian Right likes to take credit, but unless they deliberately spread diseases (which I doubt, at least not in an organized way) they're full of shit.
posted by davy at 2:37 PM on February 26, 2005


Can anyone tell me what this is? It's listed under furniture but I can't for the life of me tell what it's supposed to be.
posted by LeeJay at 4:02 PM on February 26, 2005


Actually, the 70's was what happened when the changes of the 60's made their way to Middle America, which made them both infinitely fun and oddly tragic at the same time.

But one thing is indisputable: the 70's in all it polyestered, tackiness is still infinitely cooler than the 80's.
posted by jonmc at 4:05 PM on February 26, 2005


LeeJay, I'm not sure, but it certainly reminds me of wall art I've seen from the 70s.
posted by kimota at 5:49 PM on February 26, 2005


It's been said earlier, but Jane Fonda was so hot!
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:36 PM on February 26, 2005


LeeJay: I don't know for sure, but it looks like an overhead shot of some modular blue armless couchy things interlocking and surrounding a white coffee-table-like thingy. The kind of thing you might find in a conversation pit, perhaps. This is just a guess, though.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:55 PM on February 26, 2005


LeeJay, I'm not sure, but it certainly reminds me of wall art I've seen from the 70s.

That's what I thought at first too and I couldn't figure out why it was listed under furniture.

I don't know for sure, but it looks like an overhead shot of some modular blue armless couchy things interlocking and surrounding a white coffee-table-like thingy

Ah, ok I see it now. It does look like some sort of sectional.
posted by LeeJay at 7:21 PM on February 26, 2005


Alot of what I see "the kids" wearing now looks exactly like what I remember from the early 70's. Also, there was a distinct difference between the early 70's and the late 60's. My memories of the late 60's have more of a Yellow Submarine tinge. The early 70's seemed cleaner, somehow.

I'm sure everybody feels this way about their own particular time period, but I think that the music of the mid to late 70's, when I was in college, was the best ever - even the disco, which I didn't like at the time - I was mainly into new wave. I would rate the mid 90's over the any part of the 80's though.
posted by rfs at 8:38 PM on February 26, 2005


Funky stuff but this is not the seventies I remember. See a Seventies Almanac for a summary ..... In my opinion the sixties ended about when the Vietnam war ended - late '72. The seventies encompassed my high school and college years and I remember college fondly, but NOT the seventies (or the 80's for that matter). There were some good movies, and the original Saturday Night Live and Bruce Springsteen helped me make it through college. However, I feel no nostalgia for the Vietnam War, Kent State, Richard Nixon, Watergate, oil shortages, Three Mile Island, disco, inflation, unemployment, smiley faces, hot pants, maxi skirts and most seventies fashion ..... Go watch "Taxi Driver" for a harsh look or "Almost Famous" for something a bit kinder.
posted by gudrun at 9:24 PM on February 26, 2005


Ick. The seventies. What a sour, nasty little time in which to grow up. Divorce, brown shoes, bad design, beards, quaaludes, feathered hair, Watergate, recession. . .
posted by goofyfoot at 9:51 PM on February 26, 2005


Tell me about it.
posted by dhartung at 11:57 PM on February 26, 2005


They say you're getting old when people start being nostalgic for the time when you grew up.

In my opinion, this post is about 20 years too soon.
posted by crunchland at 8:55 AM on February 27, 2005


Ick. The seventies. What a sour, nasty little time in which to grow up. Divorce, brown shoes, bad design, beards, quaaludes, feathered hair, Watergate, recession. .

Wow, The seventies. What a kick-ass time to in which to grow up. Ramones, Richard Hell, and the birth of punk rock; easy sex; MITS Altair and the birth of personal computing.

Speaking of which, how come none of the fashion pix show the torn clothes and spiky hair created by Hell in '74, and soon copied the world over, before the '80s came and punk rock turned to shit?

No justice.
posted by Ayn Marx at 10:27 AM on February 27, 2005


dhartung - that you? If so, my sympathies. My mum has a box of similar photos of me, somewhere. Up until 1976 the 70s sucked, but from then on, it got rather good, because of the first wave of punk ...

Speaking of which, how come none of the fashion pix show the torn clothes and spiky hair created by Hell in '74, and soon copied the world over, before the '80s came and punk rock turned to shit?

This seems more mid-late 60s, to early-mid 70s (As others have said). And maybe more US-centric?
posted by carter at 1:02 PM on February 28, 2005


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