May 31, 2006 9:22 AM   Subscribe

Music video gems and reviews from the spandex era. It's called trashfan although not all of it is trash (Springsteen). But some stuff definitely deserves to be there (Shalamar? Colonel Abrams? Pepsi & Sherley? Eew). And yes, I used to have Junior's "Mmmmmmama used to say" 45 rpm. And you know you liked it too!
posted by keepoutofreach (11 comments total)
I'm strongly recalling why I hated the 80s.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:56 AM on May 31, 2006

I was with them until they spoke ill of Tom Jones. That ain't right.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:11 AM on May 31, 2006

Yeah, well, they said the 70's sucked too, but then Ashton Kutcher came on with that Ukranian chick and they made it all cool again. So, there.
posted by spirit72 at 10:17 AM on May 31, 2006

mmmmm, ABC.
posted by JanetLand at 11:53 AM on May 31, 2006

Oh man...the TT hair...I hate to be the one to admit it, but not only do I know how she did her hair that way...I did my hair like that more than once.

What's worse, I bet I still have the clips in a box in a closet somewhere. You know, in case I ever have the burning desire to do it again. I have shoulder pads too, should anyone need some. Cause ya know what made a blue poofy long pseudo-mohawk super cool? Shoulder pads. Totally.
posted by dejah420 at 11:55 AM on May 31, 2006

I don't see why it's so hard to understand that for all the 'bad' a certain decade produces, there's an equal (and sometimes larger) amount of 'good.' I enjoyed much of the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s...each having their fair share of piss-poor music.

I feel certain the 90s and 00s will be viewed in the same light.
posted by NationalKato at 11:59 AM on May 31, 2006

Seeing a site with wads and wads of 80's stuff makes me feel really nostalgic and melancholic.
posted by Bugbread at 12:18 PM on May 31, 2006

That's funny. It makes me want to kick puppies.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:50 PM on May 31, 2006

Oh sweet, The Thompson Twins and those weird haircuts they had. I feel a trip to Amazon/eBay to hoover up some cheap best-of compilations is in order. They'll probably be rubbish but, well, it might be good to hear them again. Might.
posted by TheDonF at 3:35 PM on May 31, 2006

The 80's were a BLAST, but only if you were already an adult at the time.
All you kids were too young and stupid to appreciate anything except the messianic arrival of Jesus Cobain.

(Re: the link, Must suck to be in ZZTop and be stuck with having to keep that longass beard for the rest of your performing life.)
posted by HTuttle at 6:52 PM on May 31, 2006

I turned 18 in 1982. I don't think the 80s were a blast.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:05 PM on May 31, 2006 [1 favorite]

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