The Sweet 1980's

Hoof Hearted
#1
What a decade!...

The music was positive. The movies were uplifting. Hell, even the porn was sweet. I get a bit wistful for that era.

Today's social media is so sanctimonious, finger-pointy, with all of its revisionist guilt. It's almost becoming fashionable to portray oneself as a victim of some alleged transgression. Where have all of the true stand-up men and women gone these days?

Tell me, am I just an aging old windbag or is there actually some merit to what i am saying?
 
Cannuck
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post


Tell me, am I just an aging old windbag...

Yes.
 
MHz
#3
Sounds more like the decade after you could get into bars legally if the truth be told.
 
Hoid
+3
#4
Worst.
Music.
Ever.
 
Curious Cdn
#5
I remember 9% per annum interest rates.
 
Cliffy
#6
I miss the 60s:

 
Hoof Hearted
+4
#7  Top Rated Post
I think about my wonderful Dad...

He smoked in the station wagon while I was rolling around in the back with the groceries...no seat belt. I think through today's lens, he'd be deemed a monster. 'Context' has fallen to the wayside in this age of revisionist guilt.
 
Kreskin
+2
#8
Musically I'd take the 70s over the 80s.
 
Hoof Hearted
#9
I saw Van Halen in 1984 at the Montreal Forum...the Jump Tour. I had just turned 18 and could legally drink at that concert. I think this song pretty much sums up the 80's, and what I've been prattling on about in my previous posts.

[youtube]SwYN7mTi6HM[/youtube]
 
Hoid
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I remember 9% per annum interest rates.

I remember 23% on car loans
 
Durry
+3
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

Where have all of the true stand-up men and women gone these days?

The good ones have been browbeaten into into silence and others are being overshadowed by loud Lefties.
All we have left now are a bunch of Lefty Wusses!

But cheer up, I'm still here to stand up for the strong and free!!
 
gopher
#12
Quote:

Lefty Wusses!



You still have your draft dodging druggie hero Ted Nugent - he's a proud right winger.
 
Cannuck
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

You still have your draft dodging druggie hero Ted Nugent - he's a proud right winger.

Saw Ted in Edmonton with The Scorpions and Pat Travers in maybe 1981. My ears finally quit ringing last Tuesday
 
Hoof Hearted
#14
Do you think The Benny Hill Show would still fly today? Or would it be considered a documentary about perverted men.



 
gopher
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Musically I'd take the 70s over the 80s.



Same here.

But you cannot deny that the Boss was still making some super kool albums in the 1980s:








... and he wasn't alone!
 
Johnnny
+2
#16
90's music is way better.
 
Walter
#17
Every year gets better.
 
MHz
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Worst.
Music.
Ever.

If it was a corrupt industry then it was done on purpose and the tunes from the last decade just became more popular, as did sat-radio. More likely is there was less chance of writing a decent song that wasn't a rehash of what had been done 100 times before. Movies took a real dive about the same time but their motive was driven by the propaganda that was written into all the scripts that amounts to mental manipulation for devious purposes.



Compared to the music of today how would you rate it? (via some awards show)
 
Hoof Hearted
#19
I think on some level, the 80's were sweeter because there was no negative social media anonymity...easy to call someone a bad name on the Internet...not so much to someone's face in real life.
 
MHz
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Every year gets better.

Which song do you play to sum up what country music (was and always will be)is about. (this is a rock band in case it is a new name to some people)
[youtube]yZNVF1F23oQ[/youtube]

Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

I think on some level, the 80's were sweeter because there was no negative social media anonymity...easy to call someone a bad name on the Internet...not so much to someone's face in real life.

Too bad music from that era is banned on youtube.
 
Kreskin
+4
#21
In the 70s bands controlled their creative content and actually played instruments. Too much now is corporate driven and electronically created. Some like Gaga and Sheeran dont even travel with bands. Its all recorded backing. I haven't heard a decent guitar, or even any guitar solo, in a hit song for decades. Every year it all just gets more plastic and phoney.
 
petros
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

Do you think The Benny Hill Show would still fly today? Or would it be considered a documentary about perverted men.


Yakety Sax is my ring tone.
 
Cannuck
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

In the 70s bands controlled their creative content and actually played instruments. Too much now is corporate driven and electronically created. Some like Gaga and Sheeran dont even travel with bands. Its all recorded backing. I haven't heard a decent guitar, or even any guitar solo, in a hit song for decades. Every year it all just gets more plastic and phoney.

That's why I go to blues clubs
 
MHz
#24
'72 was about the year that the material in the lyrics ended war protest songs that got picked up by stoned people but went above the heads of the drunks. (same that you see on the TV everyday, I haven't counted but evening tv in a week is a lot of drinks being poured, a lot of it while 'on the job'.


I wonder if any churches got smarter generations once the led in the stained glass windows was taken down. May explain why the older preachers went all fire and brimstone towards the end. (let alone the window makers, keep licking those fingers and more ghosts will show up at the party)
 
Alternative
#25
Maybe Gretzky + Messier + Bourque and finally Coffey best time in hockey life.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

What a decade!...

The music was positive. The movies were uplifting. Hell, even the porn was sweet. I get a bit wistful for that era.

Today's social media is so sanctimonious, finger-pointy, with all of its revisionist guilt. It's almost becoming fashionable to portray oneself as a victim of some alleged transgression. Where have all of the true stand-up men and women gone these days?

Tell me, am I just an aging old windbag or is there actually some merit to what i am saying?

The mullet was king! (and queen).
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

I miss the 60s:

You miss the sixties because the decade was erased from your frontal lobes.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#28
If you remember the 60s, you weren't really there.
 
Curious Cdn
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Yakety Sax is my ring tone.

S.O.S. is mine.
 
Alternative
#30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWHOvDM6Ks4