Category Archives: 80s music

1989

Many things happened in 1989… some of which were rather important. Reagan’s farewell speech… thus ending the Reagan years. The actor president had many quirks (astrology, superstition, infatuation with outer space and extraterrestrials, contradictory views, etc) but was quite celebrated … Continue reading

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1988

Over time, My Bloody Valentine has grown to be one of my favorite bands. I didn’t actually hear ‘Loveless’ until around ’98, and I had a good 5 years of listening to just that album and none of their other … Continue reading

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1986

Now that is an 80’s sweater. Alf was a big highlight for me as a kid. It was funny and grown up enough that my parents could watch it too. A good lighthearted comedy about aliens that looked like big … Continue reading

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1985

Stay with me here, forever. Yes, The Matrix circa 1985. The Twilight Zone 80’s incarnation was one of many great 80’s shows like Tales from the Darkside,¬†Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Amazing Stories. I used to really enjoy watching … Continue reading

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1984

As an 8-9 year old boy, my main interests were Showbiz Pizza on special occasions,¬†the Transformers cartoon series (after school!) and MTV in 1984. It’s common knowledge that many 30-something dudes are walking around now, still amazed at how awesome … Continue reading

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1983

While I’m fairly positive that I didn’t see this movie in 1983 (I think I saw it later in the 80’s), ‘Fire and Ice’ captures a spirit of craft and creativity that the 80’s moving pictures were known for. This … Continue reading

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1982

As a 6 year old kid for most of 1982, I can’t remember anything I anticipated much more than Firefox. Perhaps due to this most badass trailer… it really makes you think you need to see this movie. Plus, Clint … Continue reading

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