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Old 04-10-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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The 80s was the last decade that I really liked.

 
Old 04-10-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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Hmmmm....

In the 1980's only newspaper reporters carried around a Radio Shack TRS-80 and about the only thing you could do with it was to write a story and transmit basic text over a phone line. It was also a time when I carried a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X mobile phone in New York City and everybody looked at me and thought I was from Mars.
 
Old 04-11-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Russia, Penza
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I like 1980s very much! Fine disco-music: Bad boys blue, Secret Service, Boy George, Abba (the early 1980!), Kim Wilde. All these singers were at the peak of theirs popularity.

There were good movies with supermen: Terminator, Rambo etc. I don't like modern films with a lot of computers effects. In new films the heroes run on the walls using ropes and then computer designers erase these ropes on the screen of the computer. Cheep trick!

And I listen to this music and watch these movies. Yes, 1980s are the never-ending decade for me!
 
Old 04-11-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I was a teenager in the 80s and loved the decade! Especially the New Wave music. I still like to listen to the "First Wave" station on satellite radio.

What I've recently noticed is current (new) music that sounds like it could have easily been released in the 80s and sounds very "New Wave". Here's a blog post that discusses all the new music that sounds so '80s:

The Aesthetic of the 80s is Invading ‘Indie’ Music | Jeff's Blog

I've heard how teenagers today hate that their parents listen to "their" music, but what do you expect? So much of it is the same basic stuff we listened too when we were teenagers!
 
Old 04-12-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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I was a teenager in the 80s and loved the decade! Especially the New Wave music. I still like to listen to the "First Wave" station on satellite radio.

What I've recently noticed is current (new) music that sounds like it could have easily been released in the 80s and sounds very "New Wave". Here's a blog post that discusses all the new music that sounds so '80s:

The Aesthetic of the 80s is Invading ‘Indie’ Music | Jeff's Blog

I've heard how teenagers today hate that their parents listen to "their" music, but what do you expect? So much of it is the same basic stuff we listened too when we were teenagers!

I too love the traditional 80's new Wave music. These whippersnapper hipster jabronies may be influenced by it, but they can't do it right.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: FL
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I loved the 80's. I started high school in 1980 so the best, prime years of my youth put me right in the thick of everything that was 80's. Everything was better back then ,TV, film, music and we've been in a steady decline since then IMO.
 
Old 04-15-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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80's music was good, but 90's music was better. The alternative grunge movement in the early-mid 90's produced some of the best rock music ever. Rap was in its golden age in the early 90's.

I will give you that fashion was better in the 80's (for the most part) than the 90's. I hope boys never go back to bowl cuts and baggy jeans sagging below the butt. The flannel look is pretty bad too.
 
Old 06-02-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Any new perspectives on this? It's been a year.
 
Old 06-07-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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Oh I agree.

Music is the most notable. Today's music is heavily influenced by the 1980s sounds and styling. Bruno Mars does not even try to pretend that he's not copying Michael Jackson. We've got three versions of Madonna that are our most popular female artists right now - Katy Perry, Kesha, Lady Gaga.

Fashion - yeah I'd say the garish is in now, and the skinny look kind of reminds me of 80s looks.

Politics - obviously Ronald Reagan looms over the Republican party in a profound way.

Economics - I don't think the "greed is good" ethos of the 80s ever went away.

Movies and TV is where there's some divergence. TV is much more complex than how shows were in the 80s which was formulaic and predictable. The movies today are quite different too. The superhero movie is the big action blockbuster today. There weren't that many superhero movies in the 80s - the Superman sequels and Tim Burton's Batman which wasn't until 1989. Action films in the 80s involved cops ie: Lethal Weapon, Die Hard. In the 80s the popularity of teen dramas, comedies & coming of age movies was much higher. I can't think of any equivalent to Breakfast Club or St. Elmo's Fire. The teens today seemed to have moved toward fantasy with things like Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergence.

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Old 06-07-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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I loved the 80's. I started high school in 1980 so the best, prime years of my youth put me right in the thick of everything that was 80's. Everything was better back then ,TV, film, music and we've been in a steady decline since then IMO.
Agreed, although the early to mid 90's were okay for me.

You're right about everything being better back then though. Today sucks.
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