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Most posts on this board lately have been news stories, political/religious arguments, or other serious posts. There has been a shortage of light hearted, fun posts. So with that in mind, I bring you this...

 

A post about one of the more interesting decades in recent time, the 80s. A time where Reagan was president, big hair and demin jackets were popular, the Berlin Wall fell, most kids had a trapper keeper, John Hughes was at the top of his game, glam metal was popular, and everybody was trying to do the moonwalk.

 

This post is a place to discuss all things 80s. What was popular, what you like and dislike about the decade, and just general discussion of the decade and all things related to it.

 

Only rule of the thread is it should be about pop culture, events, or things that are otherwise related to the decade. Be it fashion, political events, movies, television, music, or anything else. Please try to keep things civil though, I want this to be a fun post.

 

Personally, I was born in the earlier 80s myself, and am a fan of most things 80s. Though I was a bit young to get the full experience obviously, I still love the decade.

 

It was the last decade where rock and glam metal was common and popular, which I miss. There is still some good music out there, but these styles of music seems to have become scarce. We need more bands like Van Halen, AC/DC, Motley Crue, KISS, Guns N' Roses, Poison, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Warrant, and Night Ranger among others. Not all originated from the 80s, but where popular and influential in that decade.

 

The 80s also had some good pop music and one hit wonders. From names like Michael Jackson, which have stood the test of time to people like Corey Hart, Tiffany, and A Flock of Seagulls, no shortage of interesting music in the decade. A lot of music of the decade was catchy and feel good, something that started to change in the 90s.

 

Movie wise, I am a fan of John Hughes work, especially The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller, and never quite understood his departure from the movie business after the decade. Also, the group that was labelled and become known as "The Brat Pack" (For those unfamiliar, a group that includes: Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, and Demi Moore) was a underrated group of actors, who I think should have probably made it further in Hollywood than most of them did.

 

Aside from just John Hughes work, there was no shortage of fun and interesting varietys of films in the 80s either. Some movies that pop off the top of my head are Footloose, Top Gun, Short Circuit, Gremlins, Risky Business, St. Elmo's Fire, Airplane, Back to the Future, ET, Rocky, Eddie and the Cruisers, The Karate Kid, Beetlejuice, Caddyshack, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Dirty Dancing. There are many more, but I am just giving examples rather than trying to form a complete list. A lot of the decades films (as well as television shows) were popular enough, they are being remade (poorly usually) today.

 

Fashion wise... what more can you say than it was a unique and fun time? Clothes were colorful and Bugle Boy was popular, and hair was huge. Plus trapper keepers as an accessory kicked [wagon]. Sure many of the fashion statements back then where abit eccentric and would probably get some funny looks today, but I liked the creativity and uniqueness. I miss such styles, it surely beats the sagging pants and some of the trashier looks of today.

 

(I will probably edit this post later to include some of my thoughts on television shows, video games and possibly other things of the decade.)

 

So what do you think of the 80s? What do you like and dislike of the decade?

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All else I know about the 80s that isn't history related is Metallica and Cliif Burton's death in 1986. And some other music stuff, but not all that much.

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I am a product of the early 80's too.

 

 

Cartoons like Heman and Ducktales..... lol

 

 

Teddy Ruxpin and nightbright!

 

 

 

and of course....the Metal bands :D

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Missed out on the 80's by a year. Meh.

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OMG I LOVE 80's MOVIES!

 

 

I love glam metal too.

 

Unfortunately I was born in 1990, so I missed the 80s. But tbh I'd have to be born by at least 1985 to remember anything, so I missed the 80s by a long shot technically :P

 

 

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It's funny that people act as if they remember the 80s as if it was yesterday just because they were born during the 80s... :lol:

 

Anyway, I'm an early 90s child (1992), and I don't remember anything about the collapse of the Soviet Union. I do remember watching the television with my parents and seeing Bill Clinton give a State of the Union Address (or at least I assume it was). I also remember random incidents in which I was a toddler and was playing with a plastic toy shopping cart and managed to somehow get it burned by a fireplace because it was close enough to the heat for the plastic to melt (and my mom saw it and helped me, :P). Other than random flashbacks from when I was very little, I remember almost nothing about the early 90s.

 

As for the 80s, I would have to say that the unveiling of the B-2 bomber was one of the wildest military gadgets of that decade... It's like something from Star Wars.

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I was born in 1994, so i dont know much about the eighties

but its like a slap in the face to me that Metallica isnt mentioned D:

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Ohhhh here she comes! Watch out boy she'll chew you up! Ohhh here she comes! She's a MANEATER ;)

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Ohhhh here she comes! Watch out boy she'll chew you up! Ohhh here she comes! She's a MANEATER ;)

 

For some reason, this reminds me of this song:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0ocOM3tnjs

 

It might be unrelated, so don't look at me like I'm a nutter.

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Yeah. A child of 1994 I missed out on all that lovely jeans-to-the-waist and big hair things. I did however see Footloose a few years ago as put on by my high school... And then we have pictures of my parents. Oh joy.

 

So I'm pretty sure I didn't miss much in terms of fashion. In terms of music and TV, well, I listen to most of the 80's bands and have seen a fair number of 80's sitcoms which were actually good compared to today's crap.

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Yeah. A child of 1994 I missed out on all that lovely jeans-to-the-waist and big hair things. I did however see Footloose a few years ago as put on by my high school... And then we have pictures of my parents. Oh joy.

 

So I'm pretty sure I didn't miss much in terms of fashion. In terms of music and TV, well, I listen to most of the 80's bands and have seen a fair number of 80's sitcoms which were actually good compared to today's crap.

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This is my first post on these forums so hope it works :P

 

I loved the 80s (sorry to say I'm reasonably old), and the music always seems to make a comeback in some tv programme or movie. But I have to say, seeing some of these bands make a comeback (hmm Spandau Ballet) is kinda wierd and probably 20 years too late.

 

However, the music, film industry was pretty cool.. the clothes weren't so much...

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I hate most 80's movies. Yes, they were original, but other than that they had nothing to offer.

 

And dear lord, Azvareth, I hope you're talking about bands like Guns n Roses, because Iron Maiden can blow any metal band of today out of the waters. :)

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proud to be a 90s kid <3

 

This is my first post on these forums so hope it works :P

 

I loved the 80s (sorry to say I'm reasonably old), and the music always seems to make a comeback in some tv programme or movie. But I have to say, seeing some of these bands make a comeback (hmm Spandau Ballet) is kinda wierd and probably 20 years too late.

 

However, the music, film industry was pretty cool.. the clothes weren't so much...

 

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I'm game

 

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Crappy movies were made

 

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