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A thread for all you 80's chicks! It feels a little late to post this today, I meant to do it yesterday, but was busy with housework all day. Anyway, since there were so many who loved the 80's, I thought it might be fun to make an 80's tribute thread. Post up pics of you in your 80's garb, your favorite videos from the time, pics of clothing, your own personal recollections or anecdotes about the time, whatever you want. Anything goes as long as it's 80's. :) Since music is my thing I'll start it off by posting up some videos. Enjoy. :)

 

Skating anyone?? :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN1t5qdBUzs

 

For you Bon Jovi fans.

 

 

 

For Nance

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PjUY8IXvnA

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlq0lYB3iSM

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I will have to come back and look at those links later (I promise I will!) Meanwhile, here's my first contribution from a joke I came across somewhere or other and loved enough to save to my computer:

 

Kids these days

 

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning .. uphill BOTH ways .. through year 'round blizzards. Carrying their younger siblings on their backs ... to their one-room schoolhouse, where they maintained a Straight-A average, despite their full- time, after-school job at the local textile mill .... where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death!

 

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of cr*p like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

 

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a dam Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today- you don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the dam library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

 

There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter. With a Pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

 

There were no MP3'sor Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the dam record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!

 

And talk of about hardship? You couldn't just download porn! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

 

We didn't have fancy cr*p like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

 

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked @sss! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! ... Just like LIFE!

 

When you went to the movie theater, there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, too bad!

 

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were scr*wed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your @sss and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little b*stards!

 

When we were on the phone with our friends and our parents walked in, we were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone. We barely had enough length to sit on the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess what we had to do..... hang up and talk to them later.

 

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPopthing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled.

 

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

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I smile every time I see this picture of me with my best friends at high school graduation. (I'm on the left.) It's thirty years later, and we still keep in touch; in fact, I spoke to one on the phone Friday and exchanged several emails with the other yesterday.

 

 

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How about concerts?

 

VanHalen

Days on the Green with Journey, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Money, Boston

Pat Benetar

The Babys, The Babys, and The Babys

Styx

Marshall Tucker

Billy Squire

Greg Kihn (the best!)

Days on the Green

 

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Awwww nice pics, Kristine. Thanks so much for sharing. You all look like Charlie's Angels. :) I think that sailor guy in the back-round was checking you all out from the side of his eyes too! lol I'll have to see if I can find a pic of me from the 80's. I HATE getting my picture taken so there probably won't be many, but maybe I can find a couple. :) I know I have a graduation one ( I graduated in '89) but that one is in my cap and gown so it's not a good representation. lol

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This is a definite must-see. Absolutely love this song. Great lyrics. Pure nostalgia. :D

 

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LOL That was cute. Thanks for sharing it. :) Poor Brian May though being called a poodle!:lol::lol: I liked the video, but they forgot the Go Go's though. When I saw Bananarama I thought for sure The Go Go's or The Bangles were coming next. :D hehe Oh well, they (thankfully) forgot Madonna too. hehehehe :D I guess you can't fit everyone into a single song. :)

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they forgot the Go Go's though. When I saw Bananarama I thought for sure The Go Go's or The Bangles were coming next. :D hehe Oh well, they (thankfully) forgot Madonna too. hehehehe :D I guess you can't fit everyone into a single song. :)

I know there was a lot that they missed. Oh well. I just love the song. :D

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Last year a colleague had a 40th birthday party and it was an 80s theme so we all dresed up like the 80s. Here I am in the best 80s outfit I could come up with on an island in themiddle of the Indian ocean. :tongue_smilie:

 

LOL you look cute! :) How was the party? I'll bet you had a great time. :) P.S. I put up Bon Jovi for you in my first post. :D hehe

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Last year a colleague had a 40th birthday party and it was an 80s theme so we all dresed up like the 80s. Here I am in the best 80s outfit I could come up with on an island in themiddle of the Indian ocean. :tongue_smilie:

 

That is AWESOME outfit for the party! (Do I date myself by saying that?!) The hair and makeup are perfect too!

 

Ibby, I love your hair, then and now. Just the other day, dd said to me how "creepy" my hair is because there's so much hairspray in it. That's a battle I've fought for decades, apparently. I'm still losing. :glare:

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And these are for me! :D hehe I was a HUGE RATT fan back in the day. :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_gGWsqd8Ec

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VUP4thpr3c

 

 

This RATT fan thanks you. :)

 

I miss those days. I really think all that Aqua Net is responsible for the hole in the ozone. I only used the Ultra Hold.

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I don't have any pix of myself from the 80's here Where George Walked, they are all at my parent's home in WA state.

 

I graduated HS in 1986. Just yesterday, I posted a funny video on my blog about the Sleestaks from Land of the Lost, a serious 70's thing, but if you were in HS in the 80's, you must remember LOTL and all of the Sid & Marty Krofft saturday morning shows.

 

My favorite 80's band was Van Halen... I heard "Jump" the other day and was right back in 1984 sitting in homeroom. LOL!

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I don't have any pix of myself from the 80's here Where George Walked, they are all at my parent's home in WA state.

 

I graduated HS in 1986. Just yesterday, I posted a funny video on my blog about the Sleestaks from Land of the Lost, a serious 70's thing, but if you were in HS in the 80's, you must remember LOTL and all of the Sid & Marty Krofft saturday morning shows.

 

My favorite 80's band was Van Halen... I heard "Jump" the other day and was right back in 1984 sitting in homeroom. LOL!

 

You mean THESE Sleestacks! hehehe

 

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Oh, Jump is one of the songs I put up for Nance on my first post. It's the second link under the ones for her.

 

 

Ibby, I love your hair, then and now. Just the other day, dd said to me how "creepy" my hair is because there's so much hairspray in it. That's a battle I've fought for decades, apparently. I'm still losing. :glare:

Thank you honey. Believe me, it is lacquered in that picture with hair spray and it still fell. lol

 

 

This RATT fan thanks you. :)

 

I miss those days. I really think all that Aqua Net is responsible for the hole in the ozone. I only used the Ultra Hold.

 

Happy to oblige you ma'am. :D LOL on the Aqua Net.

 

I HAVE THE BEST SONG FOR ALL YOU 80s GIRLS!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Thanks so much for the link, mama.

 

And anyone else who wants to put up links to anything. Their favorite images from the time or songs or whatever feel free to post. :) Youtube has lots of the original videos from MTV. Sometimes I just go on there and watch those old videos and reminisce. :)

Does anyone remember this poster?? I remember it being in my classroom when I was in Middle School.

 

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And keeping with Brooke.... here's one for you gals who prefer the softer side of the 80's. :) Enjoy. (Gosh I sound like a DJ! lol )

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvuxdoFnj-Q

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I don't have any pix of myself from the 80's here Where George Walked, they are all at my parent's home in WA state.

 

I graduated HS in 1986. Just yesterday, I posted a funny video on my blog about the Sleestaks from Land of the Lost, a serious 70's thing, but if you were in HS in the 80's, you must remember LOTL and all of the Sid & Marty Krofft saturday morning shows.

 

My favorite 80's band was Van Halen... I heard "Jump" the other day and was right back in 1984 sitting in homeroom. LOL!

 

The first time I heard 'Jump' I was standing in front of the band room before school and someone was blasting it over their car radio in the parking lot across the street....

 

I love the way a song can take you back to where you were the first time you heard it. :D

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I love the way a song can take you back to where you were the first time you heard it. :D

 

:iagree::iagree: Me too. I love music so much. It can really transport you anywhere. It's like having a time machine for your mind. If I hear Bye Bye Miss American Pie ever, I'm immediately taken back to when I was a kid, listening to it on 8-track on our stereo with the headphones on. :)

 

Ay, now I have this song in my head. Whenever I get to reminicing this song always come to my mind for some reason. :) I just love it.

 

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:iagree::iagree: Me too. I love music so much. It can really transport you anywhere. It's like having a time machine for your mind. If I hear Bye Bye Miss American Pie ever, I'm immediately taken back to when I was a kid, listening to it on 8-track on our stereo with the headphones on. :)

 

Ay, now I have this song in my head. Whenever I get to reminicing this song always come to my mind for some reason. :) I just love it.

 

 

I used to listen to my sister's Bruce Springsteen and Cat Stevens 8 tracks this way.

 

Nothing will ever sound as good as I remember that old console stereo sounding. :sad: (Whatever happened to BIG speakers?)

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I used to listen to my sister's Bruce Springsteen and Cat Stevens 8 tracks this way.

 

Nothing will ever sound as good as I remember that old console stereo sounding. :sad: (Whatever happened to BIG speakers?)

 

I don't know. Would you believe I still own those old headphones from back in the day?? They belonged to my step father and he brought them with him when he and my mom got married. I have no idea how old they really are, but they still work great and nothing sounds quite as good as listening to it through those headphones. Pink Floyd especially. You hear every little sound and nuance in the music. :)

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:lol::lol:

 

This reminds me of Louis CK's "Everything's amazing and nobody's happy" bit on Conan. One of the funniest things I've ever heard:

 

 

 

 

I will have to come back and look at those links later (I promise I will!) Meanwhile, here's my first contribution from a joke I came across somewhere or other and loved enough to save to my computer:

 

Kids these days

 

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning .. uphill BOTH ways .. through year 'round blizzards. Carrying their younger siblings on their backs ... to their one-room schoolhouse, where they maintained a Straight-A average, despite their full- time, after-school job at the local textile mill .... where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death!

 

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of cr*p like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

 

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a dam Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today- you don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the dam library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

 

There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter. With a Pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

 

There were no MP3'sor Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the dam record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!

 

And talk of about hardship? You couldn't just download porn! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

 

We didn't have fancy cr*p like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

 

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked @sss! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! ... Just like LIFE!

 

When you went to the movie theater, there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, too bad!

 

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were scr*wed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your @sss and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little b*stards!

 

When we were on the phone with our friends and our parents walked in, we were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone. We barely had enough length to sit on the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess what we had to do..... hang up and talk to them later.

 

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPopthing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled.

 

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

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It's easy to forget that, in the first flush of making music videos, while there was a lot of creative experimentation and energy as '80's bands tried to figure out what a video should look like, there were also some disasters. Remember these?

 

Safety Dance

Morris dancers! Whee!

 

Whip It

I would fall dead with shame if my teenager were ever to learn that I had voluntarily watched this video.

 

Total Eclipse of the Heart

If that last one was too much for you, be sure to check out Total Eclipse of the Heart: literal version. Really. (Warning: some content.) And if you're mathy at all, you absolutely must hear this mnemonic for L'Hopital's Rule.

 

Altogether, these are some of the most embarrasing music videos ever created. Ah, the nostalgia.

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It's easy to forget that, in the first flush of making music videos, while there was a lot of creative experimentation and energy as '80's bands tried to figure out what a video should look like, there were also some disasters. Remember these?

 

Safety Dance

Morris dancers! Whee!

 

Whip It

I would fall dead with shame if my teenager were ever to learn that I had voluntarily watched this video.

 

Total Eclipse of the Heart

If that last one was too much for you, be sure to check out Total Eclipse of the Heart: literal version. Really. (Warning: some content.) And if you're mathy at all, you absolutely must hear this mnemonic for L'Hopital's Rule.

 

Altogether, these are some of the most embarrasing music videos ever created. Ah, the nostalgia.

 

ROFL :smilielol5::smilielol5: Ay Safety Dance. lol I remember that one. Yes some definite disasters. I love the literal of the Bonnie Tyler song. I almost peed my pants laughing when I first saw that. hehehe Thanks so much for putting these up. Too funny! :lol::lol::lol:

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Literal music videos are comedic gold - but that one sets the standard.

 

This is absolutely my favorite 80's one hit wonder and it took me forever to find it in MP3 form on Napster (the legal version btw).

 

 

 

Reminds me of summer and the boy who later became my high school sweetheart....

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Since pdalley's song was from 1981, it got me thinking of the songs from the earlier part of the 80's. Naturally Journey comes to mind. And even though some of these songs are techinically from the late 70's, I figure since they didn't really become hugely famous until after Steve Perry joined the band and went on to dominate in the 80's that it would be okay. :D Plus it's my thread so I can do what I want. bwahahahahah! lol :tongue_smilie:

 

This song combo is one of my favorites from Journey. I so loved their sound when Greg Rollie was still in the band and Steve just joined. I think these songs come together in such a perfect was as to be magical. They instantly transport me back in time. Enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that brings us into the 80's :)

 

I love the look on Neal Schon's face when he starts into the solo in this video. It's like he's saying to himself, "A Les Paul with a whammy bar! Who woulda thunk it? But it's working!" :D hehe

 

 

Don't Stop Believing

 

Break out your lighters :)

 

 

 

Send Her My Love

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Awwww. :001_wub: That's a nice song. Thanks for sharing it. :) Did the boy become your dh eventually?

 

LOL, no. He was a year younger than I was and dh is 15 years older. (Acts 15 yrs younger sometimes but...:tongue_smilie:)

 

I, too, love Steve Perry Journey. The guy they have now sounds sorta like him but nothing comes close to the real thing. Oldest and I were going to an appointment today and 'Don't Stop Believing' came on. Never was I happier than when he reached over and turned it up. :D

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As if you needed this info...yes I have the soul of a geek but feel safe here to admit it. I LOOOOOVE RUSH. Yes we have the movie that recently came out. Yes I have seen them. More than once. That's all I am willing to admit to.

 

RUSH is awesome! What are you talking about! lol If that makes you a geek than count me in the geek squad too! :) Tom Sawyer rocks! :) And plus Rush was one of those bands that actually sounds as good live as they do on the record so you know they really are that good! lol And Geddy Lee was/is a kick @ss bass player too! :) Okay now I've got to hear them. lol You know, Fly By Night was one of the first songs I learned to play on the electric guitar eons ago. :D

 

For you Elizabeth (and me too. :D )

Tom Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LOL, no. He was a year younger than I was and dh is 15 years older. (Acts 15 yrs younger sometimes but...:tongue_smilie:)

 

I, too, love Steve Perry Journey. The guy they have now sounds sorta like him but nothing comes close to the real thing. Oldest and I were going to an appointment today and 'Don't Stop Believing' came on. Never was I happier than when he reached over and turned it up. :D

 

Awesome! :D hehe You're a good mom. hehe After all we are home educators. That certainly includes music education and appreciation. :D

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As if you needed this info...yes I have the soul of a geek but feel safe here to admit it. I LOOOOOVE RUSH. Yes we have the movie that recently came out. Yes I have seen them. More than once. That's all I am willing to admit to.

 

My brother's favorite band. I took him to see them - he's been to see them anytime they've been in driving distance since. Great show they put on!

 

Another thing I miss about the 80's.... the concerts! Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Ratt, Quiet Riot.....

 

I'm burning up You tube tonight....:party:

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My brother's favorite band. I took him to see them - he's been to see them anytime they've been in driving distance since. Great show they put on!

 

Another thing I miss about the 80's.... the concerts! Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Ratt, Quiet Riot.....

 

I'm burning up You tube tonight....:party:

 

I SO agree with you about the concerts. They were the best back then. I remember what a status thing it was to show up to school the next day with your concert t-shirt on from the night before and the kids who didn't get to go would be all like, "How was the concert, did they play this or that? What was the show like?" and the ones who did go proudly wore their shirts too and you did "the nod" as you passed them in the hallway at school. hehe :)

 

The level of musicianship we enjoyed back then was just tremendous. I think because bands had to really pay their dues back then and it usually took a long time of playing any gig you could get before getting a record contract. I think those factors really played into the commitment level of the artists first off, those who stuck with it did it because they loved the music and second of all, they had to really hone their skills on the club circuits before they could get a record deal. It was hard on the musicians but great for the fans as the music speaks for itself. It was just such a level higher.

 

I remember hearing an interview with Steve Perry once where he was talking about the songs he wrote with Journey. He had such a love for the music and they way he spoke about the songs it was as if they were his children.

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I SO agree with you about the concerts. They were the best back then. I remember what a status thing it was to show up to school the next day with your concert t-shirt on from the night before and the kids who didn't get to go would be all like, "How was the concert, did they play this or that? What was the show like" and the ones who did go proudly wore their shirts too. :)

 

The level of musicianship we enjoyed back then was just tremendous. I think because bands had to really pay their dues back then and it usually took a long time of playing any gig you could get before getting a record contract. I think those factors really played into the commitment level of the artists first off, those who stuck with it did it because they loved the music and second of all, they had to really hone their skills on the club circuits before they could get a record deal. It was hard on the musicians but great for the fans as the music speaks for itself. It was just such a level higher.

 

I remember hearing an interview with Steve Perry once where he was talking about the songs he wrote with Journey. He had such a love for the music and they way he spoke about the songs it was as if they were his children.

 

I found this and was immediately transported back to 1985- Live Aid. I saw this broadcast live and I still get chills watching it. Freddie Mercury was - to me - the best showman/singer I've ever seen.

 

 

 

I still have all my faded t-shirts -somewhere....

 

My dh lived in LA and knew a band 'White Sister' who was doing the Sunset Strip Circuit back when the metal bands were starting out. I'd love to see those old clubs.

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I found this and was immediately transported back to 1985- Live Aid. I saw this broadcast live and I still get chills watching it. Freddie Mercury was - to me - the best showman/singer I've ever seen.

 

 

 

I still have all my faded t-shirts -somewhere....

 

Oh my gosh thank you SO MUCH for posting this up. Oh man, I watched this live too. How I miss Queen. I actually have Crazy Little Thing Called Love on my desktop at all times in case of a Queen emergency. :) lol

 

It brings tears to my eyes to see Freddie alive again and so healthy. He was in top form too for this performance. I wouldn't be surprised if this concert was actually the last time I heard Radio Ga Ga. RIP Freddie. You left this world way too soon. :crying:

 

 

My dh lived in LA and knew a band 'White Sister' who was doing the Sunset Strip Circuit back when the metal bands were starting out. I'd love to see those old clubs.

 

It must have been amazing. RATT, Dokken, Van Halen, Motley Crue...so many great bands came out of the LA club scene. What a time to live there. Your dh must have some great stories.

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Oh my gosh thank you SO MUCH for posting this up. Oh man, I watched this live too. How I miss Queen. I actually have Crazy Little Thing Called Love on my desktop at all times in case of a Queen emergency. :) lol

 

It brings tears to my eyes to see Freddie alive again and so healthy. He was in top form too for this performance. I wouldn't be surprised if this concert was actually the last time I heard Radio Ga Ga. RIP Freddie. You left this world way too soon. :crying:

 

 

 

It must have been amazing. RATT, Dokken, Van Halen, Motley Crue...so many great bands came out of the LA club scene. What a time to live there. Your dh must have some great stories.

 

He does. I am forever envious. He's seen Clapton THREE times. My dream is to see Clapton live. I've seen everyone else I want to see (except Queen and that's no longer possible) but Clapton.

 

And he never lets me forget it either. :lol:

 

I confess to buying the Live Aid DVD for the Queen and the Who performances.

 

The 80's was a great time to be a music junkie teenager. The older great bands were still touring and the younger bands were just starting.

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He does. I am forever envious. He's seen Clapton THREE times. My dream is to see Clapton live. I've seen everyone else I want to see (except Queen and that's no longer possible) but Clapton.

 

And he never lets me forget it either. :lol:

 

I confess to buying the Live Aid DVD for the Queen and the Who performances.

Clapton still tours though so you may see him yet. :) Oh man, I loved the stuff he did back in the day. He was so awesome in Cream and Blind Faith.

 

The 80's was a great time to be a music junkie teenager. The older great bands were still touring and the younger bands were just starting.

 

:iagree::iagree::iagree: A great time to be alive musically speaking. I would have liked to have been born a little earlier so that I could have seen some of the 70's bands live that I was too young to see when they were touring in their heydays but Youtube has been a great remedy for that. It's not the same as being there, but they have some great live performance videos on there. :)

 

If you can persuade your dh to share some stories, you'll have to post some up. :)

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Since this is such an international board I thought today I would highlight some of Australia's contributions to the 80's. I think three things that instantly come into any foreigner's mind when "Australia" is mentioned are 1) kangaroos 2) koala bears and 3) Olivia Newton John (although not necessarily in that order. :D )

 

Although this first song is really from 1978 and the video definitely has that late disco-era look to it. I've always liked this song and plus how cute is Olivia in this video?? Honestly! I'm totally digging the hair flips. lol She looks like she's doing a Wella Balsam commercial. :) Enjoy. :)

 

A Little More Love

 

And now into the 80's with some songs from the Xanadu soundtrack.

 

 

 

Magic

 

Suddenly

 

And a couple from her Physical album

 

 

 

 

Kylie Minogue had a big hit in 2003 with her "Can't Get You Outta My Head" single, but how many of you remember her from back in the 80's when she did Locomotion?? I do. :D

 

Locomotion

 

I'm really starting to believe that all girls in Australia are blonde. lol Fortunately some Men at Work have hair of differing hues. :)

 

 

 

Who Can It Be Now?

 

 

 

Be Good Johnny

 

Underground

 

 

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