1979-1989 Mashed
July 28, 2020 12:13 PM   Subscribe

The Hood Internet has completed their ambitious '79-'89 project, comprising over 550 songs, ~50 from each year of the eighties (1979 is an honorary eighties year for this purpose), mashed up into roughly half an hour of music. posted by subocoyne (35 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
 
My enthusiasm for these, especially the video versions, has not waned a bit--thanks for this!
posted by box at 12:34 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Drat, now I want MP3's of this...
posted by Snowflake at 12:40 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Drat, now I want MP3's of this...

youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLqrkwSi3LHneR8zHLgCnuFLCE76Qwm2iE
posted by metabaroque at 1:07 PM on July 28 [5 favorites]


It's almost too much. There are definitely some awesome sequences like Public Enemy/NiN/Jane Child part in '89. Also Paul Simon/Run DMC.

1981 seems very 1970s, at least compared to later years. By 1983 everything is very 80s.
posted by snofoam at 1:46 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Yeah, the 70s were actually from about 1969 to 1982, which just about coincides with the lifespan of the archetypal buttrockmobile, the second-generation Chevy Camaro.
posted by rhizome at 1:58 PM on July 28 [4 favorites]


every decade seens to overlap a few years into the next decade (the 80s ended in 93 or 94)

centuries seem to go quite a bit longer... the 21st century only seems to have started recently and seems to be a new cycle of Dadaism and Surrealism (except that now it applies to everyone and every aspect of life)
posted by kokaku at 2:07 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


the archetypal buttrockmobile
ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT
posted by pxe2000 at 2:07 PM on July 28 [6 favorites]


yes yes yes yes
posted by Going To Maine at 2:14 PM on July 28


Man, Girl Talk has been doing other things these days I guess, which is fine, but I would like a new mix if he had a minute.
posted by Going To Maine at 2:16 PM on July 28 [4 favorites]


^need to escape the above '?' in the youtube-dl with a '\' . . . only reason I knew this was I remember this 30+ yo joke:
>gotta light?
zsh: no matches found: light?

posted by Heywood Mogroot III at 2:39 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


Yeah, the 70s were actually from about 1969 to 1982,

As I think I said last time, the 80's began when Frank Zappa cut his hair
posted by thelonius at 2:48 PM on July 28 [6 favorites]


More Chevy Chase than I expected, though he fit in well. Overall, the smile on my face will probably last for days.

Thanks!
posted by ZeusHumms at 3:01 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


i'm not totally sure the 80s have ended, thanks be to Carly Rae Jepsen
posted by dismas at 3:20 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


> Drat, now I want MP3's of this...

youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLqrkwSi3LHneR8zHLgCnuFLCE76Qwm2iE


One of the last ones ('88, I think) has a pretty long COVID-related plea at the end that you'll want to snip off, probably.
posted by hanov3r at 3:30 PM on July 28


All of these are good, but the 1985 mashup is ridiculously strong.
posted by miguelcervantes at 4:01 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


I dunno, 1983 is pretty fantastic. The only thing wrong is that I heard all these songs on FM (WLOL or KDWB) or cassette, so I am not used to this kind of high fidelity.
posted by wenestvedt at 4:46 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


These are amazing. Sometimes the mashup groove is so good that it is a bit jarring to be pulled away to another sample, but that just makes we wish these were 3 hours long instead of 3 minutes!
posted by piyushnz at 6:30 PM on July 28 [4 favorites]


This is fucking amazing. I'm a little kid again, setting up my Walgreens tapes to record Kasey Kasem while I go to mass.
posted by notsnot at 6:34 PM on July 28 [7 favorites]


> snofoam: "1981 seems very 1970s, at least compared to later years. By 1983 everything is very 80s."

I had basically the exact same feeling just via watching/listening to the dying embers of disco.

Also, a lot less Michael Jackson than I would have expected but maybe his songs just didn't mash up well enough for these.
posted by mhum at 8:25 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


This made my night. I needed this. Thank you. (Also I loved the thing at the end of the 1988 vid where they told us how to support Independent venues that is something close to my heart)
posted by capnsue at 8:49 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Selfishly, I'd love a playlist of all the songs sampled in the composite year(s)... 🤔
posted by curoi at 9:25 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Some generations have the music of their youth packaged as a revival/reunion concert and filmed as a public TV fundraiser. I'll take something like this over that anyday.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:03 PM on July 28


Does anyone else feel a shift to...hardness between 1986-1987?

Also. This is making me experience these songs in a whole different way. I love love love this. Thanks again.
posted by capnsue at 10:51 PM on July 28 [3 favorites]


Was any single musician used more extensively than Stephen Morris from New Order?
posted by snofoam at 3:12 AM on July 29


Does anyone else feel a shift to...

SUBLIME BOOTY SHAKING GOODNESS!?!?!?!

This is when cock rock was ascendent and early hip hop was getting airplay, so it makes sense that it would have a rougher edge than the disco and synth late 70s/early 80s.

`86 and `87 are some of the standouts of this bunch though. The latter half of `87, in particular, is straight fire.
posted by Panjandrum at 3:58 AM on July 29


Really fun to see.

As an older music listener, I realized that I checked out of most music around 1988 as I recognized a lot less of the artists in 1988 and 1989.
posted by jvbthegolfer at 4:48 AM on July 29 [1 favorite]


loved this and have now found today's distraction from work!!
posted by lloyder at 4:51 AM on July 29


Simply glorious! Must have taken quite some effort to pull together.
posted by Fezzer at 5:52 AM on July 29


Having heard a couple of the individual mashups before, I thought this FPP was saying that Hood Internet had created a magnum opus, mashing up everything from that 10-year period into one glorious half-hour of music. That would be pretty freaking amazing.

That said, these mashups are fantastic.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 9:09 AM on July 29


You can download most MP3's of their stuff off their Soundcloud (in the track ellipsis)
posted by msbutah at 6:04 PM on July 29 [3 favorites]


Oh man. I was a teenager for most of the 80s and watching each of these videos in order I can feel myself slipping further and further into a sort of formative fugue state. [chef's kiss]
posted by SonInLawOfSam at 5:13 PM on July 30 [1 favorite]


You can download most MP3's of their stuff off their Soundcloud (in the track ellipsis)

For those who care about such things, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983 can be directly downloaded from soundcloud at higher bitrates than are available via youtube-dl.
posted by Going To Maine at 6:20 PM on July 30 [2 favorites]


The restraint shown in the 1987 video, where Rick Astley is repeatedly shown, silently, is quite impressive.
posted by toxic at 5:16 PM on July 31 [2 favorites]


Seen not heard: Milli Vanilli (RIP Rob Pilatus)
posted by ZeusHumms at 5:57 AM on August 2


As an older music listener, I realized that I checked out of most music around 1988 as I recognized a lot less of the artists in 1988 and 1989.

Same here. As well, the front half of this decade is inextricably linked for me with my adolescence; maybe it was just that I heard these songs in the same settings all the time, maybe it was the early-80s drums and synth patches that were ubiquitous, but they all seemed to mesh together in my mind more readily. By the end of the decade, it was all separating into different strands. Watching the 1989 video and being reminded that, say, “Roam,” “Fool’s Gold,” and “Free Fallin’” were all the same year is like when you learn that Chicago, Barcelona, and Istanbul all sit at the same latitude.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:43 AM on August 3


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