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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject:

Ahh, the 80's, the best times of my life...

Lived with 2 girls in Hunt Beach,
Had a friend who DJ'd at local Clubs
Dated a girl, two years older, who drove a Vette and lived in Naples (LB)
Bought a brand new Prelude,

Went to a hundreds of music gigs, saw the Cure, Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Blasters, Stray Cats, Fear, Duran Duran, Talk Talk, The Chameleons, Haircut 100, The Jam, Untouchables, Social Distortion, Dead Kennedy's, The Cramps, The Church, Lords of the New Church, The Clash, The Cult, Ultravox, Echo & the Bunnymen, Peter Murphy, Specimen, Theater of Hate, Madness, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Mikey Dread, Simple Minds, Brian Ferry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, OMD, Depeche Mode, Modern English, Midnight Oil, Joe Jackson, Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, and tons of local LA bands...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:01 pm    Post subject:

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Ahh, the 80's, the best times of my life...

Lived with 2 girls in Hunt Beach,
Had a friend who DJ'd at local Clubs
Dated a girl, two years older, who drove a Vette and lived in Naples (LB)
Bought a brand new Prelude,

Went to a hundreds of music gigs, saw the Cure, Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Blasters, Stray Cats, Fear, Duran Duran, Talk Talk, The Chameleons, Haircut 100, The Jam, Untouchables, Social Distortion, Dead Kennedy's, The Cramps, The Church, Lords of the New Church, The Clash, The Cult, Ultravox, Echo & the Bunnymen, Peter Murphy, Specimen, Theater of Hate, Madness, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Mikey Dread, Simple Minds, Brian Ferry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, OMD, Depeche Mode, Modern English, Midnight Oil, Joe Jackson, Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, and tons of local LA bands...


Jack Tripper?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:02 pm    Post subject:

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Went to a hundreds of music gigs, saw the Cure, Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Blasters, Stray Cats, Fear, Duran Duran, Talk Talk, The Chameleons, Haircut 100, The Jam, Untouchables, Social Distortion, Dead Kennedy's, The Cramps, The Church, Lords of the New Church, The Clash, The Cult, Ultravox, Echo & the Bunnymen, Peter Murphy, Specimen, Theater of Hate, Madness, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Mikey Dread, Simple Minds, Brian Ferry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, OMD, Depeche Mode, Modern English, Midnight Oil, Joe Jackson, Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, and tons of local LA bands...


I never saw those two groups in concert, but I bought their records and listened to them on the radio.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:29 pm    Post subject:

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Jack Tripper?


Mr. Furley and Larry have got be lurking around somewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:05 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
New York Seltzers!


That is a great one....I recall getting those in the mid to late 80's! I just googled and it appears they are still around...but I have not had one since the 80's.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:33 pm    Post subject:

I think they still sell those seltzers at Cost Plus/World Market.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject:

New York Seltzer
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:49 pm    Post subject:

-Spuds MacKenzie
-Goonies & Stand By Me
-Molly Ringwald
-Big Hair & Hair Bands
-Converse
-Jams shorts
-2 Live Crew
-The Wonder Years (Winnie Cooper crush)
-The Lost Boys
-WWF & Saturday Night Main Event
-tight rolling/pegging denim jeans & pin striped jeans & Z Cavaricci's
-The "Pepsi Challenge"
-Miami Vice & pushing up the sleeves on sports coats and all coats, sweatshorts, etc.
-British Knights
-Max Headroom
-Garbage Pail Kids
-"We are the World"
-Revenge of the Nerds
-MTV was mostly music video's
-Air Jordan
-Who Shot J.R?
-'89 World Series Bay Area Earthquake
-Nightmare on Elm Street vs. Friday the 13th vs. Halloween
-The Walkman
-Cool Ranch Doritos
-Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
-Trapper Keepers
-the school computer that would be rolled around from classroom to classroom....and was basically an expensive tool to play Oregon Trail
-Columbia House Music Club
-Karate Kid (lifelong crush Ali Mills)
-Chernobyl
-Porky's (boob flix on HBO)
-the scrambled screen on premium cable channels
-Mr. T
-full bush
-Berlin Wall falls
-Big East basketball
-breakdancing
-Cabbage Patch Dolls
-Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger
-Mike Tyson
-Challenger Disaster
-Neon everything
-Shoulder Pads
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:11 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
-Spuds MacKenzie
-Goonies & Stand By Me
-Molly Ringwald
-Big Hair & Hair Bands
-Converse
-Jams shorts
-2 Live Crew
-The Wonder Years (Winnie Cooper crush)
-The Lost Boys
-WWF & Saturday Night Main Event
-tight rolling/pegging denim jeans & pin striped jeans & Z Cavaricci's
-The "Pepsi Challenge"
-Miami Vice & pushing up the sleeves on sports coats and all coats, sweatshorts, etc.
-British Knights
-Max Headroom
-Garbage Pail Kids
-"We are the World"
-Revenge of the Nerds
-MTV was mostly music video's
-Air Jordan
-Who Shot J.R?
-'89 World Series Bay Area Earthquake
-Nightmare on Elm Street vs. Friday the 13th vs. Halloween
-The Walkman
-Cool Ranch Doritos
-Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
-Trapper Keepers
-the school computer that would be rolled around from classroom to classroom....and was basically an expensive tool to play Oregon Trail
-Columbia House Music Club
-Karate Kid (lifelong crush Ali Mills)
-Chernobyl
-Porky's (boob flix on HBO)
-the scrambled screen on premium cable channels
-Mr. T
-full bush
-Berlin Wall falls
-Big East basketball
-breakdancing
-Cabbage Patch Dolls
-Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger
-Mike Tyson
-Challenger Disaster
-Neon everything
-Shoulder Pads


You spent some time on Google.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:16 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
-Spuds MacKenzie
-Goonies & Stand By Me
-Molly Ringwald
-Big Hair & Hair Bands
-Converse
-Jams shorts
-2 Live Crew
-The Wonder Years (Winnie Cooper crush)
-The Lost Boys
-WWF & Saturday Night Main Event
-tight rolling/pegging denim jeans & pin striped jeans & Z Cavaricci's
-The "Pepsi Challenge"
-Miami Vice & pushing up the sleeves on sports coats and all coats, sweatshorts, etc.
-British Knights
-Max Headroom
-Garbage Pail Kids
-"We are the World"
-Revenge of the Nerds
-MTV was mostly music video's
-Air Jordan
-Who Shot J.R?
-'89 World Series Bay Area Earthquake
-Nightmare on Elm Street vs. Friday the 13th vs. Halloween
-The Walkman
-Cool Ranch Doritos
-Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
-Trapper Keepers
-the school computer that would be rolled around from classroom to classroom....and was basically an expensive tool to play Oregon Trail
-Columbia House Music Club
-Karate Kid (lifelong crush Ali Mills)
-Chernobyl
-Porky's (boob flix on HBO)
-the scrambled screen on premium cable channels
-Mr. T
-full bush
-Berlin Wall falls
-Big East basketball
-breakdancing
-Cabbage Patch Dolls
-Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger
-Mike Tyson
-Challenger Disaster
-Neon everything
-Shoulder Pads


Come on mang! Arnold's career from 1990 and on was money.

Total Recall to Kindergarten Cop to Terminator 2 to Last Action Hero to True Lies to the Eraser to Batman and Robin to End of Days. We'll have to agree to forget Junior exists though because stinker wipes out all the good he did lol.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:27 pm    Post subject:

This thread has me dying.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:

You spent some time on Google.


I had to check a few things to make sure they were not early 90's....but I did not pull anything from google. Just had the post open for much of the 4thQ of Lakers game and adding to it as I thought about things.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:39 pm    Post subject:

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jonnybravo wrote:


Jack Tripper?


Mr. Furley and Larry have got be lurking around somewhere.


Three's Company was on at the time and I got that a lot, but like Jack, I was not going for either of my roommates, but they had lots of (girl) friends and living with two girls gave me some sort of instant credibility, I recall hanging out with members of TSOL, the Vandals and the Crowd as they were interested-in and/or dating one of my roommates...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject:

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unleasHell wrote:

Went to a hundreds of music gigs, saw the Psychedelic Furs, OMD.


I never saw those two groups in concert, but I bought their records and listened to them on the radio.



Cool, I actually saw the Furs several times, once at the Whiskey (A Go-Go) and the other time they played two sets at Magic Mountain (I still have a P.Furs shirt from that show). Of course I saw them a few years back at the Disneyland House of Blues (Richards voice is still the same...lol).

Saw OMD at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, saw a ton of bands (I have listed) there, as it was local to KROQ and they wanted a venue close by I suppose, I had 3 row seats for the Jam there...

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lakersken80 wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Speaking of the '80's, there's a great Doc on HBOMAX called:

Class Action Park - Trailer

It's about a notoriously dangerous thrill park that was hugely popular in the New York area in the '80's and it is real reminder of the mindset of us teens back then.


This reminds me of all the neighborhood parks they made kid safe these days. Back in the days they had equipment that would be considered huge safety hazards today. Something like a roundabout or jungle gym you don't see much of anymore.


Looking back at the antics the neighborhood kids got into, I'm surprised I made it out alive.


That's pretty much the theme of the doc.


https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/dangerous-playgrounds-1900s/

Dude, check out these playgrounds from the early 20th century.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:56 pm    Post subject:

angrypuppy wrote:
XTC wrote:
Hayes 2400 Baud Smartmodem for only $699.
Downloading stuff from a BBS.

Egghead Software in Brea and other locations.
SoftWarehouse (later named CompUSA) in Fountain Valley.



Too state of the art for me. I had a Hayes 300 baud modem connected to my Apple II.


That Micromodem II was one of the earliest Hayes modems that set the standard. One box with phone jacks took the place of those acoustic couplers. Some of my classmates would actually write their own BBS’s with it at the time. Too bad once the 9600, 14.4K, 56K modems came up, the competition put Hayes out to pasture.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:20 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:46 am    Post subject:

Three-piece suits (preferably Armani as we Americans didn't know any better)
Suspenders
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:35 am    Post subject:

1981 & 1988 Dodgers
(watched both of these on TV)

1980, 1987, and 1988 Lakers
(did not watch the 80 championship, but did the other two)

At my local mall--Plaza Bonita:
Wild Pair
Merry-Go-Round
Wet Seal
Miller's Outpost
Wilson's Leather
Wherehouse (Records & Tapes)
Chess King
Charlotte Rousse
Mervyn's
Hot Dog On A Stick
Kinney Shoes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:45 am    Post subject:

Bolo ties
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:46 am    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Speaking of the '80's, there's a great Doc on HBOMAX called:

Class Action Park - Trailer

It's about a notoriously dangerous thrill park that was hugely popular in the New York area in the '80's and it is real reminder of the mindset of us teens back then.


This reminds me of all the neighborhood parks they made kid safe these days. Back in the days they had equipment that would be considered huge safety hazards today. Something like a roundabout or jungle gym you don't see much of anymore.


Looking back at the antics the neighborhood kids got into, I'm surprised I made it out alive.


That's pretty much the theme of the doc.


https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/dangerous-playgrounds-1900s/

Dude, check out these playgrounds from the early 20th century.


Nuts. There were several playgrounds that had those big slide towers tat looked like robots and rocket ships tat were a good 25 feet tall that we would climb the outside of.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:48 am    Post subject:

1980's traveling carnivals with thrilling/dangerous rides, such as "The Zipper"...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:23 am    Post subject:

angrypuppy wrote:
Three-piece suits (preferably Armani as we Americans didn't know any better)


Guess what's STILL hanging in the back of my closet?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:26 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
-Spuds MacKenzie
-Goonies & Stand By Me
-Molly Ringwald
-Big Hair & Hair Bands
-Converse
-Jams shorts
-2 Live Crew
-The Wonder Years (Winnie Cooper crush)
-The Lost Boys
-WWF & Saturday Night Main Event
-tight rolling/pegging denim jeans & pin striped jeans & Z Cavaricci's
-The "Pepsi Challenge"
-Miami Vice & pushing up the sleeves on sports coats and all coats, sweatshorts, etc.
-British Knights
-Max Headroom
-Garbage Pail Kids
-"We are the World"
-Revenge of the Nerds
-MTV was mostly music video's
-Air Jordan
-Who Shot J.R?
-'89 World Series Bay Area Earthquake
-Nightmare on Elm Street vs. Friday the 13th vs. Halloween
-The Walkman
-Cool Ranch Doritos
-Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
-Trapper Keepers
-the school computer that would be rolled around from classroom to classroom....and was basically an expensive tool to play Oregon Trail
-Columbia House Music Club


They still want their money for those 12 cassettes they sent you in 1981.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject:

In the ‘80’s MTV actually played music.
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