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#1189 - 10/19/07 12:31 AM Growing up 80's
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Ok, some of you old bastards are easily as old as I am. Remember the 80's?

Unfortunately, a lot of the music and attempts at counterculture we see today are sad shadows of what came before it.

So, in the interest of saving our youth (of whom many of our members are) could you please post items of interest that will help guide the younger generation and show them the way things 'really' were.

For my part, I would recommend the following movies:

SLC Punk
Suburbia
Romper Stomper

More to follow...
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#1213 - 10/21/07 07:18 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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What, no "Breakfast Club"?

One thing about the 80's that stuck with me was the rise of thrash and the Metallica vs. Megadeth debate.

If you want to discuss this further, call me at 867-5309...
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#1230 - 10/22/07 08:13 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Great influences. I thought I was the only one that remembered Suburbia. Flea had a role in that movie. I think SLC Punk was a 90s release though.

I would like to add a few of my own.

1. The Decline of the Western Civilization. A documentary of punk rock as it existed at that time. Interviews with band members, fans, mothers, and club scenes. This had a very profound influence on me at that time. Especially since I grew up in small town Idaho, where punk rock was considered wearing 2 different colored Chuck Taylors.

2. GG Allin. Didn't care if anyone came to his shows. Could care less if he made a nickel. Wasn't worried the cops were waiting for him outside. He threatened to kill himself at the next show more times than I can count. Crapped himself, pissed himself.

3. Urgh! A Music War. This was a series of live songs thrown together on a compilation. I first saw it on HBO or Showtime. It was amazing as a youth to see such acts as the Police, Klaus Nomi, The Surf Punks, The Go-Gos(before they became pop princesses) all performing live in a taped together 2 hour video. Another strong impact on me.

I have others just waiting to come out. But my time is running short for this session.
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#1231 - 10/22/07 09:20 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: fakepropht]
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Another great counter culture film on not only music, but the rise of the straight edge movemet is called "Another State of Mind" which I highly recommend.
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#1235 - 10/23/07 05:19 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Octavius]
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I fondly remember Repo Man.
Great comedy with a fantastic sound track.
Harry Dean Stanton (one of my all time favorite actors) does a beautiful repo man with a taste for amphetamines and Emilio Estevez works nicely as his not so faithful apprentice.

Check out the infamous Liquid Sky.
Not a very good film, but a hilarious watch...

Romper Stomper is a great film, (but a 90s release).

I have "Urghh!" on vinyl in my collection...
Haven't listened to it in years.
Will dig it up...

I have always found it strange that the 80s are mainly remembered for its comical mainstream products.
And even more strange that bullshit bands like Depeche Mode are still standing as exponent for quality 80s *vomits with utter dedication*.

I remember bands like Throbbing Gristle, Virgin Prunes and Killing Joke.

The live performances of Psychic TV, Laibach The Residents, Snakefinger.

The Synth work by early Human League, Fad Gadget, not to mention the fantastic Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft.

Those were the days my friend...

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#1239 - 10/23/07 02:53 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Miami Vice baby.

Although, I was in my teens in the 80's, and the memories are great. I'm not an "old fart," because I know that the new generation has it together, just as much as we thought, that we did.

In the 80's the old farts were left over hippies, who thought we were shallow.

In the 60's, the rock n rollers of the fifties were the old farts.

Although I might be getting to be just a little bit of an old fart, because when I hear music from the 80's I do travel back to a better time, in my mind. Darn. Maybe I am an old fart afterall.
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#1247 - 10/24/07 10:23 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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Oh yeah, Miami Vice. "Damn it Rico!"

I also forgot to mention Matinee Day/Thrash Day at CBGB/OMFUG which featured Warzone, Sick Of It All, and Reagan Youth among others. Back then, moshing was actually permitted.

I also noticed that a lot of the fashion from the 80's is coming back nowadays. You know, fitted jeans, Chuck Taylors, and bright colors. If I dig in my closet, I could be with the "In Crowd" sipping lattes with Brangelina.

Any one of you guys have a mullet back then? All business in the front and a party in the back...
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#1249 - 10/24/07 01:29 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Sinistar]
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Yes, sundays hardcore matinee was fun. Between Cbgbs and L'amours the weekends were full of stage diving and moshing. Back before moshing became kung-fu fighting.

You know it was the 80's if you remember when Hbo and Wht were the only cable channels in town, and there was no MTV.

What about Pong......

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#1251 - 10/24/07 02:13 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Sinistar]
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I also noticed that a lot of the fashion from the 80's is coming back nowadays. You know, fitted jeans, Chuck Taylors, and bright colors. If I dig in my closet, I could be with the "In Crowd" sipping lattes with Brangelina.

Any one of you guys have a mullet back then? All business in the front and a party in the back...


Cool, I hope that means I can bring out my "Parachute Pants" and hight top sneakers, which of course was a sin to tie. We tucked our laces in, and wore them kind of like slippers. Damn, we were cool.

Yes, I had a kind of a mullet, but it actually looked good on me, because I had much more hair (quantity) back then.
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#1257 - 10/24/07 09:05 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Woland]
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I was going to name drop Repo Man too. But you beat me too it. Loved that movie.

How about the Dead Kennedys and Alternative Tentacles? The lawsuit that ensued over their "graphic" use of an artist's painting(Giger)and subsequently going bankrupt fighting big brother government.

Black Flag was another major player back then. I was a huge fan of them. I still remember the day I saw one of their videos on MTV and damned near peed on myself.

Fist, I am surprised you didn't mention some of the great bands that came out of the DC area. Black Flag being one of them, though they get credit for Cali. Bad Brains, The Meatmen, Fugazi, and Minor Threat.

I have to give credit to the skateboard scene that exploded in the 80s. I was a member. They pushed subculture to the mainstream. I found out about more bands and scenes by reading interviews with them and hanging out with them. Those kids didn't give a shit about anything other than getting paid to ride a piece of wood with four plastic wheels attached. They would flip the finger to middle America and appear on the cover of US Today. Until corporate America found a way to push it on to mainstream America.

Even MTV was cool back then. They didn't have a large pool of videos to pull from. So you would see a mix of punk, rock, pop, metal, and old stuff all in one hour. They broke down a lot of doors for some artists.

Woland, glad to see you mentioned Gary Numan. I am a huge fan of his. He was one of the first to record a complete album using only synthesizers as instruments. Most people only know him for "Cars", but I have all his albums and he put out some exceptional tunes otherwise.
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#1260 - 10/25/07 09:29 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: fakepropht]
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Fist, I am surprised you didn't mention some of the great bands that came out of the DC area. Black Flag being one of them, though they get credit for Cali. Bad Brains, The Meatmen, Fugazi, and Minor Threat.


Well (like Regan would say), where I was going with this thread is to give people an idea of what 80's scene was actually like. Everything 'alternative' to day is a poor copy of what came before it. We have great tools today like the web, cell phones, and social networking but everything back then was in live and in real time. The 'scene' today, such as it is, is pretty lame.

DC of course, had a great scene. Bad Brains was alway awesome. The Meatmen from NOVA were a riot. Tesco Vee just plain didn't give a fuck and was completely politically incorrect, he real was 'punk.' Now punk means to be a faggoty leftist with a Che shirt. Iain McKay? I don't think so. Minor Treat was OK but the straight edge movement was for 80lb vegans who were sometimes Krishnas who usually got their ass kicked all the time. Fugayzi? Give me a break.

Black Flag? Did that act ever move around. Depending on who you asked they were from LA, NY, or DC. It was hard to tell. Rollins ruined Black Flag but he did do a lot of shows and made his energy made it a household name (maybe just in my house?). What was funny is how Rollins started lifting weights after more than a few people in DC kicked his ass. Don't be a tough guy!

Yeah, old 9:30 and DC Space. I remember it...
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#1355 - 11/02/07 12:29 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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I remember the computers and video games of the 80s.
I soon got bored of merely playing, and took to creating my own video games.

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#1473 - 11/06/07 03:44 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Meq]
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Carburetors, 15" rims, "River's Edge", an actual "live and underground" Metal scene with less ego, 6 string BC Rich Bich, 4 string Warlock bass, ripped blue jeans, Yngwie Malmsteen, factory chrome, AMC Eagle, girl on girl action (before it became trendy), Cliff Burton, Iron Maiden, Government Issue, Richard Ramirez, Mark David Chapman, John Hinkley Jr., '84 Detroit Tigers, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Evil Dead, Trouble, Agent Steel, Death of Bon Scott....
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#1530 - 11/07/07 01:30 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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Good for you for admitting the mullet! Since you're from NYC, did ever go upstate and discover that the mullet is still alive and well today? It's strange, I don't even find it funny. I just think: "Good for you, man!"

Were you guys ever paranoid about seeing that big mushroom cloud out in the horizon? I didn't let it totally consume me back then, but the thought did linger in the back of my mind. I would think about basements, laundry rooms, etc. and wonder if it was the safe in there if the Russians, Chinese, or Cubans ever decided to push the button. I think that it takes at least 6 feet of concrete to be relatively safe from radiation and about 10 years for the radiation to dissipate. "The Day After" really did a number on me!

Hey, I was in my teens at the time, so I have an excuse.
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#1534 - 11/07/07 02:23 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Sinistar]
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Good for you for admitting the mullet! Since you're from NYC, did ever go upstate and discover that the mullet is still alive and well today? It's strange, I don't even find it funny. I just think: "Good for you, man!"


LOL, actually, I am as far upstate as one can get, without speaking in a Canadian accent.
No, I haven't seen any mullets around here as of late. Although, they say, that if you wate around long enough, everything comes back into fashion eventually.

As for worrying about the "Mushroom Cloud," not at all. By the eighties, it really wasn't much of an issue. It was obvious to most, that Gorbachev (sp?) wanted good realations with the West.
Plus I would travel behind the Iron curtain quite often back then, and would see that those people were too busy enjoying their life to "push the button."
The whole thing was mainly propaganda on both sides of the pond.


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#1592 - 11/08/07 12:37 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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Oops, thought you were from the city. You just strike me as so cosmopolitan =)!

I guess you had the inside track on how the other half lived. I remember that the media used to portray the Soviets as having no lives and just living to see the destruction of Americans. The media also portrayed the Communists as doing all the propoganda. Wow, I believed what I was told when I was 13! Stupid puberty stricken kid crushing on Sheena Easton.

I didn't have my mullet until about late '88. My sister has an old picture and once threatened to blackmail me with it once but once she saw that I had no shame, the fun died...
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#1670 - 11/10/07 01:04 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Sinistar]
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I have the motherboard of a Commodore Amiga 500 on my wall.
The one I got as a kid back in '89.
What is interesting is that it actually has a chip called Paula \:D

They don't make 'em like that anymore.

That brand of computer had a peculiar hippie influence though - on crashing, it gave the message "Guru Meditation"...

Though I believe the Atari ST was more popular with musicians due to its sound features.

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#1747 - 11/11/07 01:08 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Meq]
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I guess that makes me just a tad bit older than you, Paula. My ex-girlfriend had the Amiga and we were 17 at the time! I just imagine if all the stuff out nowadays was out back then. I would've probably stayed out of a lot of trouble or I would've gotten myself in other types of trouble.

Yes, Asmedious. We were soooo cool back then.

I just downloaded some Celtic Frost, Bauhaus, and Christian Death to my i-pod...
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#1927 - 11/15/07 06:43 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Sinistar]
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saw c.h.u.d. for the first time in ages last night.Fuck....it was farworse than I remembered and it was one of these weird 80's movies that was a kinda debut for some actors who are slightly more famous i.e the guy out of home alone, john goodman and the chap that became chandlers bos in friends.What a bunch of megastars.

I think thats the worse thing about nostalgia, that when you actually return to something you have fond memories of you will be ultimately disappointed ( quiet like sex with a dead horse ).

Same thing happened to me with he man and don't get me started on the fucking go bots.
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#1982 - 11/17/07 07:14 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: jesusbeater]
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Hmmm, the eighties for me were bands like The Cure, Iron Maiden, The Divinyls, Faith no more,INXS, Eurythmics, I'll stop there or I'll go on for pages.

Movies that stand out for me are The Friday the Thirteenth series, Any of the treasured works by Cheech and Chong, and my favourite gang movies of all time The Wanderers and on a darker note, The Warriors.

Probably the worst fashion of all in my lifetime so far, and much to my disdain, it's all come back. Bubble skirts, spray on jeans with high tops (laces undone of course) Heavy Metal Patches on denim jackets *shudders* and bloody flouro *covers eyes in order not to get retina damage*

Oh and who could forget LIVE AID
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#2079 - 11/20/07 09:41 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: jesusbeater]
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I guess that we might be spoiled by movies with better special effects and better storylines nowadays. Although, you've got to appreciate the "rawness" in these new classics. I loved "CHUD"!

"The Warriors" is another classic. My favorite gang in that movie was the Turnbull A.C.'s. Who didn't love the Turnbull A.C.'s? Unless you liked that mime gang...
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#2086 - 11/20/07 03:42 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Sinistar]
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Who remembers movies such as

*Surf Nazis must die
*Mad Max, beyond Thunderdome
*Salute of the Jugger

If I could time travel back to the eighties, I would annihilate Steven Segal, not just for his crappy movies, but also for his stupid looking head.
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#2110 - 11/21/07 11:17 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Circus_Hell]
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Stephen Segal is the coolest. I love his fighting style. Quick and efficient, non of the fake stuff with camera trickery.
Also, when it comes to general demenor, well, hell, the guy is almost as cool as I am. ;\)
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#2117 - 11/21/07 05:28 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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I have to agree with you about the fighting style,it was particularly efficient throughout his marriage lol. However the running through exploding trains only inches ahead of the fire?

I'd like to know what hair products he used. Or was that a fibreglass wig????
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#2157 - 11/23/07 07:44 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Circus_Hell]
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really liked him in nico and can appreciate his jiu jitsu but just cannot forgive him for his evil band.Think they played a while back here and the gig was cancelled because of extremely bad ticket sales.
The real man was Michael Dudikoff(Or whatever he's called), the American Ninja, I still fear the dreaded red ninja
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#5306 - 03/11/08 05:47 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Circus_Hell]
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i like ozzy osbourn heaven and hell.,black sabbath
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#5307 - 03/11/08 07:05 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: 666]
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i wonder if we can retrieve back our childhood those days of care-free lapse of reason., seemed to have lot of time in our hands but death make you to belive in after-life, i remember .,flower children of 60's., thedoors,jimmy hendriks,ozzy osbourn .,heaven and hell.,black sabbath.,the end of innocence., dead people,i like ozzy osbourn's heaven and hell.,black sabbath

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#5364 - 03/12/08 07:14 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: 666]
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I was a 90s freaky grunge skateboarding grass smoking cobain and
manson fan.I always loved my brothers guns n roses,ozzy ozbourne and pyromania influences.I had the butterfly affect at a young age.I dabbled in costume jewelry.The black flagg attitude and
jerking my chain to my favorite honey maddonna>Love you sill to this day!! I remember a time when life was so simple.Meaning when your only care was skating on the catwalk and looking at latenight videos.I began my big transformation and things got complicated.I was a loser to the girls in school.I had not alot of money or friends.The friends i had always hazed me inside the commons area.I was nothing to them.Now they are all "spun"broke and down.I am stronger and never looked so good.Its strange that
the people in the schools where i went now are screwed and im thiving.I had to grow up fast.Sticking myself so forth.
I never realize that my mind growth didnt match my body growth until some one said your too smart for your age.12yrs old and go on 27.I miss those dayz of NIB and sweetleaf>Ironman and Irongutwhiskey.Johnny walker Black label society.Big hair spray
and kocaine ladies. humanity Bless the 80s+


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#5368 - 03/12/08 09:05 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: 666]
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I wasn't even alive during most of the 80's. But I likes 80's music. I grew up during the 90's in the ghettos around gangsta rap (which I like) and stuff like that. There was Pee-Wee Herman and Captain Planet.

Captain Planet was the most retarded green party propaganda cartoon ever. He was such a flamer too.

The only thing on tv in the 90 during my growing up years were talk shows; like Jerry Springer.

My generation had cell fones and the internet, something we grew into. I can't picture a time without either; like what did people do before text messaging, and IMing?

We're the best generation.


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#5373 - 03/12/08 10:36 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: fakepropht]
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 Originally Posted By: Fist
For my part, I would recommend the following movies:

Romper Stomper

I dont really understand how Romper Stomper could show how the 80s "used" to be. Could you explain please?

 Originally Posted By: fakepropht
2. GG Allin. Didn't care if anyone came to his shows. Could care less if he made a nickel. Wasn't worried the cops were waiting for him outside. He threatened to kill himself at the next show more times than I can count. Crapped himself, pissed himself.

GG Allin is a comical genius. xD I have yet to see "Hated".


I myself was born in the late 80s and grew up during the 90s. I never liked the 80s much, the 90s was always my favourite decade. Everything was good back then when it comes to TV, music and games. I love it. Most of those things now are basically shit.

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#5394 - 03/12/08 03:53 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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At least we can identify certain things with the 80's and 90's like certain clothing and musical trends, etc (Whether good or bad). To me, I just can't attach anything to the millenium as of yet. What does the millenium have so far? When talking about the millenium, we'd probably talk about the crappy shows that became guilty pleasures like "Flavor of Love" and "American Idol". Or the rise of the reality shows and the death of the music video on MTV. Maybe the Saw movies.

You didn't like the 80's because you were still a toddler! Did your parents dress you in acid wash jeans and make you watch "Knight Rider"? "Growing Up 80's" is for us old farts, my friend! I did like the 90's too but the 80's was just great, it was a unique age.
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#5401 - 03/12/08 04:53 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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The punk rock was getting good thanks to CBGB's. Misfits of course represeanted the '80s perfect, anarchy and social deline. What a valliant effort the counter culture had going too bad most turned into cooporate guppies in the '90s. But I have to say the one thing that stuck with me was the death of Columbian Cocaine Drug king Pablo Escabar, that proved that no one is untouchable.
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#5406 - 03/12/08 06:37 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Sinistar]
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 Originally Posted By: Sinistar
At least we can identify certain things with the 80's and 90's like certain clothing and musical trends, etc (Whether good or bad). To me, I just can't attach anything to the millenium as of yet. What does the millenium have so far? When talking about the millenium, we'd probably talk about the crappy shows that became guilty pleasures like "Flavor of Love" and "American Idol". Or the rise of the reality shows and the death of the music video on MTV. Maybe the Saw movies.

You didn't like the 80's because you were still a toddler! Did your parents dress you in acid wash jeans and make you watch "Knight Rider"? "Growing Up 80's" is for us old farts, my friend! I did like the 90's too but the 80's was just great, it was a unique age.


Youre right, there isnt much to attach to this millenium. At least not anything thats good. There arent any good shows anymore, the games are just getting obsessed with graphics and not as good as they used to be. You can really just relate it to those things i mentioned with the 90s that were good going bad. This is the age of commercialism and corruption.

Nope, but they made me go to school with a pink/black jumper with two polar bears kissing each other on once. At the time i was embarrased but looking back maybe i would like that shirt now. \:\(

Perhaps the 80s is one of those things where you had to actually be there to appriciate it. But the things that i associate with the 80s arent things i care for much.
From what ive read the late 80s seem to be the golden age of industrial rock which is good. But other then that - Glamrock, flashy clothes, no internet, so on. I dont really associate the 80s with anything to my taste.

I mean, with the 90s even some of the mainstream stuff was good.


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#5408 - 03/12/08 06:59 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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Although I was only born in '85, I still grew up with a lot of 80's cartoons, such as Transformers, Thundercats, He-Man, Trap Door and TMNT. Some of the newer renditions (TMNT in particular) sucked ass.

The original TMNT movies..... *sits back and reminisces*

And I know it's so cheesy, but The Goonies is still a classic in my eyes. Damn, that truffle shuffle was stupid as hell, but funny all the same...
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#5723 - 03/15/08 11:32 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: DistroyA]
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Mask,

Don't take this the wrong way, but you are pretty much a nerd.

The www as we have come to know it did not exist. In the mid-80's we had BBS' that people would log into by trading obscure phone numbers and logging in on 9600 baud modems - beeeeep, click, click, bong, bong, beeeeeeep. It was sort of special too because some of these sites had some really esoteric content. It was like discovering something really underground.

The music was totally different. Yes, you had all of the nasty commercial glam rock crap that a lot of people associate with the 80's. However, if you went to see a real show you didn't find out about it on the internet and buy tickets online at Ticketron.

The promotion back then consisted of a crappy Xerox copy of a crappy Xerox copy that somebody made a local print shop. This was before Kinkos. You would find these fliers on telephone poles and street lights. Some of them are sort of collectible today. You went to the show at the date and time on the flier and paid the cover at the door. Nobody searched you for weapons at the door. It was a different scene. No corporations - all DIY.

Before, during or after a show maybe you got high, maybe you got laid, maybe you got into a fight. Maybe you went to an after party and did more of the same. Really, ANYTHING could happen.

Everything now is so controlled and so corporate. Kids 'discover' the music that the music industry wants to promote. They buy their tickets online and have their parents drive them to the corporate venue to see the 'show.' They are searched for weapons, drugs, food, drinks, and recording devices. They go in wearing their corporate provided costume that they bought at the mall. They play anarchy for an hour then have their parents drive them back to their suburban cul-de-sac. Lame.

All of the crap you see at Hot Topic and other 'urban wear' stores all use to be DIY. I made more than a few of my own shirts and jackets using a card stock stencil and Krylon spray paint. Now, the only thing you need to be 'down' is a line of credit.

As for "Romper Stomper" well, google around for The Spirit of 69. This how it was. Fred Perry shirts, Ox Blood Dr. Martin's, thin bracers, cuffed jeans, really short hair. Google 'fag bashing Washington DC 80's.' Right, wrong or indifferent, this is how it was.

And speaking of the 80's, how about Boyd Rice?
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#5724 - 03/15/08 11:42 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Aw, shit. And while googling some other stuff about the DC scene in the 80's, I ran into this gem from the Urban Dictionary:

Emo 359 up, 227 down

(Noun, Adjective) - A word of many uses, emo generally describes:
A) A genre of music
B) Style of fasion
C) Lifestyle/subculture

(NOTE - The following may be just slightly biased)

Emo music (short for Emocore or Emotional Hardcore) is a derivitive of the mid 80's hardcore scene. Born in Washington D.C., early emo was a mix of hardcore punk with both emotional lyrics and performances, dominated by bands such as "Rites Of Spring" and "Embrace". By the late 90's, most original emo bands had disbanded or changed direction. From 2000 onwards, many bands have unwillingly or unrightfully been labled as emo, such as "Dashboard Confessional" and "Taking Back Sunday". Many "classic" emo fans and outsiders view modern emo music as warterd-down punk rock.

Emo fasion or "the emo look" has a number of simple characteristics. For males, hair should be black (although dark red/brown is acceptable), greassy, have a long fringe and a bang covering one eye. For females, although dark hair is prefered, any colour is acceptable. While hair may be cleaner, it must still cover a large portion of the face. Black shirts and jackets are worn, although on rare occasions an emo may wear a grey or white hoodie. Jeans are the clothing of choice for the emo, although for males anything out of their sisters closet is fine. Footware is typically any sort of skating shoe. To complete the look, apply excessive amounts of eyeshadow (males and females), put on a pair of black horned glasses and start listening to your eyepod.

Emo culture, dominated by middle to upper class suburban white teenagers, is characterised by weak music, self loathing and melodrama. After listening to some emo music (generally, but not always shite), emo-boy will log onto myspace to talk to his emo friends. After blogging about how shit life is, how he fucking hates his parents, and how the whole world hates him, he'll have a look at emo-girls myspace page. A quick look at the 17,000 photos she's uploaded (either of her looking into the distance, her looking up at the camera in a confused and drugfucked way or her at an emo gathering), emo-boy and emo-girl will chat to each other. The conversation quickly turns to how they are both alone and nobody understands them. Emo-boy has had enough of myspace (for a few minutes at least) and decides he is depressed. He writes a "deep and meaningfull" poem, before deciding to end it all. A quick slash of the wrists and it's time to sit in the dark and wait for the end to come. Unfortunately, he only drove the razor 2 milimetres into his skin, so there's a pretty good chance he'll be back at school next week, trying (not very hard) to hide his fresh scars and emotions.

......................................................

Christ on a crutch, how could I forget this crap!? I remember when Minor Threat became Fugayzi. I was in the Army and came home on leave only to find this sad state of affairs. All the same, it does speak to the influence of the DC hardcore scene. Maybe Rick would care to chime in on this?
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#5741 - 03/15/08 08:03 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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 Quote:
The promotion back then consisted of a crappy Xerox copy of a crappy Xerox copy that somebody made a local print shop. This was before Kinkos. You would find these fliers on telephone poles and street lights. Some of them are sort of collectible today. You went to the show at the date and time on the flier and paid the cover at the door. Nobody searched you for weapons at the door. It was a different scene. No corporations - all DIY.


I still have some of those original fliers buried somewhere in my house. I have tons from DOA. One of my fave bands back then. I still have letters we exchanged. I asked them to play my 18th birthday, but alas they were on tour in Germany during that time. But they did send me some nice swag.

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Kids 'discover' the music that the music industry wants to promote. They buy their tickets online and have their parents drive them to the corporate venue to see the 'show.' They are searched for weapons, drugs, food, drinks, and recording devices. They go in wearing their corporate provided costume that they bought at the mall. They play anarchy for an hour then have their parents drive them back to their suburban cul-de-sac. Lame.


While stationed in the army back in the 80's in Hampton, VA, my best friend and I caught wind of an Exploited show going down in Virginia Beach. We begged a ride from some army chick. We got to the venue, walked across the street and bought a 12 pack of Heineken. Snuck back into the woods to comsume said beer. Come show time, we found out the fire marshall had closed the show. No concert, no refund, thank you for coming. We decided to walk back. Mind you, it is about a half hour drive from Hampton to Virginia Beach. So maybe a 25 mile walk. Even though we were in the army at the time, we still were able to dress the part. We had on spiked leather, bandanas, non issued boots with red laces, leather jackets. Two drunk punks set out on a walk back to base going through some high crime areas, late at night. We actually made it as far as the Hampton Roads bay bridge. For those that don't know, Hampton is connected to the rest of Virginia via an underwater tunnel. No pedestrians are permitted in the tunnel. The channel would be a bitch to swim, and probably too dangerous. So we could see our destination, just had no way to get there. So we decided to hitch hike. Yeah, we were about as likely to get a ride as a guy holding a bloody chainsaw. We had a cop pull over, so we jumped the fence and ran into the woods to hide. Eventually a van pulled over. We piled in. Turns out the driver was very creepy. I swear it was Jeffery Dahmer driving that van. We were very grateful dude pulled over to give us a ride given our appearance, but I didn't want to die for it. Once we hit the gate for our base, we thanked him, and high tailed it out of his van and onto base. That was good times in the 80's.
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#5765 - 03/16/08 07:29 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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mask, you are just speaking your open-mind.you are not a nerd just a bright student ok knowlege.Blessings to you ques in life.
To be more cautious,you sound like you need to be more poen=minded instead of slandering somebody who i acctually respect for wanting to gain knowlege and shres their views openly.SOUNDS TO ME you are very low on self=steem,calling him a nerd how could he not take that to heart.How-bout i call you a fatass,but dont take it to heart.......................

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#5770 - 03/16/08 09:37 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Isaak w shipley]
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Did I strike a cord Isaak? That nerd moniker stikes you to the core doesn't it?

If your whole life is measured by online connectivity then maybe you really do have a problem.

Think about it.....
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#5778 - 03/16/08 02:53 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Why would that have to be the case? Someone has a social preference different then yours and you see it as a problem?

And thank you Isaak.


To be honest i view your statement as ignorant, Fist. Since you are suggesting that the term "Nerd" would be a bad thing. I cant possibly comprehend why that would be the case.
If this isnt the case then please, correct me.

But its kind of you to explain the spirit of the 80's to me.
The way you describe it, it all sounds very underground and so on. But alot of it simply sounds complicated and unknowing. I dont think that it may be my cup of tea.

The way you mentioned "kids" going to see their shows is how i go to shows. I dont make my parents drive me but i buy my tickets online and whatever. I dont see why this is even mentioned as a bad thing.
Just because things have gotten alot easier i dont see why there is a need to rag down on it since it isnt "underground".
There is also a good reason to why there is controlls at shows and you just mentioned them yourself.

"All of the crap you see at Hot Topic and other 'urban wear' stores all use to be DIY. I made more than a few of my own shirts and jackets using a card stock stencil and Krylon spray paint. Now, the only thing you need to be 'down' is a line of credit. "

The only thing you need to be "down"? Fashion and mainstream exists even in the underground. The popular people bought their clothes. The rebellious people made their own. Its all trends one way or another. If youre going to be truly original and hardcore underground then one should simply walk around with nothing but a thong on as some kind of statement.

And regarding that post of yours about "EMO", its definetly biased. I cant stand emo-bashing.

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#5779 - 03/16/08 02:54 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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Oh, regarding Romper Stomper it is a great movie. Thats why i asked you how it defined the 80's. I didnt know that skinheads were much 80s as they were 60-70s. During the 90s over here we also had a huge wave of racism with skinheads. Kind of funny, seeing as how being a skinhead couldnt have had shit less to do with politics.
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#5783 - 03/16/08 07:13 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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Satanism is about LIVING a vital existance. It is hard to live a vital existance from behind a keyboard. The web is a great way to network but it is all sort of worthless if you never meet people in real life. I will assume that you would like to get laid at some point.
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#5784 - 03/16/08 08:49 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Isnt it up to each and everyone to themselves decide how their existence is vital? From what i know there isnt any official definition of a vital existence. If there is and the official definition is yours then i dont care much for it.

Most people are ignorant so meeting people IRL is somewhat overrated. You seem to think that "nerds" spend their entire time 24/7 not meeting anybody but i think that isnt very correct.

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#5785 - 03/16/08 09:05 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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I am pretty sure there is a standard dictionary definition of vital. I am pretty sure it is an adjective meaning 'lively or energetic' as used in this context.

I am also pretty sure that the concept of 'vital existence' is covered in TSB. Just what are you doing here anyway? The last thing we need are more people here trying to redefine Satanism.

Satanism is about doing things in the real world.
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#5788 - 03/16/08 09:37 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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One definition is "Necessary to the continuation of life" which pretty much sums it up. And constantly meeting people doesnt have to be "vital". It depends on what kind of person you are.
If you arent a peoples-person then my point speaks for itself.

The Satanic Bible isnt my kind of Satanism so that doesnt go for me. I havent read it, but i intend to someday.

I am not trying to redefine LaVeyan Satanism but im not going to follow laws written by some person that i feel are bullshit. Thats the reason i dont like Christianity in the first place.

Some book isnt going to tell me how to live my life rule by rule. It can inspire me in certain things but im not going to follow it by the word like you seem to do.


Edited by TheMask (03/16/08 09:39 PM)

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#5833 - 03/17/08 06:41 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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This is why there's no music forum here. Some soft-headed idiot gets up-in-arms over someone else not understanding what's "good." Someone inevitably gets pissy over who "gets it" and who doesn't.

With all due respect, Mr. Mask, I believe that this is most certainly not the place for you. Your posts add little to this forum and your apparent dissatisfaction with other members (not to mention your complete inability to debate rationally) all say you'd be happier elsewhere.
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#5839 - 03/17/08 08:35 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Octavius]
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Thats your opinion. I dont feel like i should leave because of a few people not liking me, if that was the case then i will never find a forum that i am able to hang out on.

I dont care that much if you dont like me and for that matter, i dont understand why we all have to get along peacefully. I have seen others on this site that dont.

With that said, im not going to take your "advice". I dont get what makes you think that i would.


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#5854 - 03/17/08 11:42 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Octavius]
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I have to agree with Octavius. Mask you don't really fit in. You're wierd... even for Satanists. Your like the white sheep of the crowd here. Not many, if any, people here worship The Devil, or even think he's real. Most people here are some strain of LaVeyan Satanists. The net is very big. Somewhere on the net is a cool place where devil worshiping, cute little emo boys like you, and wiccans call home. You just don't fit in? At least most of us here can understand one another or have a few things in common.
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#5855 - 03/17/08 11:52 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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 Originally Posted By: LUCIFERIFIC
You're wierd... even for Satanists.


....

I dont think i would ever hear that on this site.
If youre looking for a reply to what you said then just read the post above you.

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#5856 - 03/18/08 12:34 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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Or...

You could hang out and learn something. Try to listen about half as much as you talk.
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#5869 - 03/18/08 02:55 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Thats actually one reason i am here. However your opinions on this matter which are utter bullshit to me i dont really consider educational.
Try finding out some stuff about me before posting stupid comments like that again, please.

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#5870 - 03/18/08 02:56 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Lay off the guy.

Yes, he's posted a few comments that some of us have found to be laughable or childish, but he hasn't been trying to convince any of us to embrace his views - at least not as far as I've seen. What's more, is that he seems willing to listen to all of our opinions objectively when we're trying to make valid points.
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#5876 - 03/18/08 03:52 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: TheMask]
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 Originally Posted By: TheMask
[quote=LUCIFERIFIC]You're wierd... even for Satanists.


....

That is hilarious! For some really strange reason, I would've taken that as a compliment.

For all of you familiar with the New York area: I guess that I've been hiding under a rock or something, but I had no idea that there was a CBGB shop. Anyway, I haven't been to CBGB since the 80's.

Fake Prophet brought up Exploited and that really took me back. Along with the Metallica/Megadeth debates, I remember the Misfits/Exploited debates. Youth is wasted on the young, I'll tell you!
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#5888 - 03/18/08 07:44 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Jeseth]
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I have to agree with Jeseth.

He has been trying, and more reasonable than some others.
He at least writes clearly, and tries to get his point across, wheather I agree with him or not.

I would just suggest that he should just read the free copy of the Satanic Bible on the media page. After all, you can't totally condemen or disagree with something if you have no basic knowledge of it.

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#6006 - 03/20/08 01:32 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Morgan]
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I have read the basis, the commandments and such and i find those things not to my liking. I just havent read the whole book yet.

 Originally Posted By: Sinistar
 Originally Posted By: TheMask
[quote=LUCIFERIFIC]You're wierd... even for Satanists.


....

That is hilarious! For some really strange reason, I would've taken that as a compliment.


I cant take it as much else then that.

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#6101 - 03/21/08 02:51 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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I wish I was born in the 80's. I was born in '91.
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#6102 - 03/21/08 03:01 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: DeathIsWicked]
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 Originally Posted By: DeathIsWicked
I wish I was born in the 80's. I was born in '91.


Death, I see you're reppin the Joy Of Satan. What do you think about that group and what they teach?

http://www.the600club.com/dir/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/5212#Post5212

http://www.the600club.com/dir/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/5536#Post5536

You don't need the crap they teach. Don't be misguided by them.
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#6103 - 03/21/08 04:33 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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just tell me how can i do a riveng on some one that had destrojd my life all things i wod try
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#6109 - 03/21/08 05:38 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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 Originally Posted By: frank
just tell me how can i do a riveng on some one that had destrojd my life all things i wod try
Hi Frank. I'm not sure what "riveng" means, fortunately for you i'm psychic. I can teach you how to retaliate against the guy that did you wrong Southern California Style, or as we call it in the hood: "Gansta Magic."

You load up a car with some friends, drive to his house or work place, all you guys jump out and mob lynch his dumb ass for shitting on you and making you life miserable. When your feeding his face with your fist don't forget to chant the infernal mantra: "What up cuz...now what bitch." Then when you see his blood you make your hand in the evil sign of the B and say: "Sa-Woop!" or "Brrrat!" But not if your in a crip neighborhood.

Make sure to make him bleed or the magic won't work! Then run into your car real fast when he's unconscious and peel out.

For you guys on the island of Malta, since you guys don't have cars, you can use a horse cart or mule. Just make sure there fast so the pinchi "Hudas" won't bust you.

This should work and teach him a lesson; but if it doesn't then later i'll teach you to use Greater Masic to call for reinforcements to kill him.

~Kayla

P.S. In your signature you talk about you "larn" being very bad. What the hell is a Larn by the way?


Edited by LUCIFERIFIC (03/21/08 06:13 PM)
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#6136 - 03/21/08 08:19 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Perhaps this will shed some light on his larn.

Larn

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#6137 - 03/21/08 08:41 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: fakepropht]
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 Originally Posted By: fakepropht
Perhaps this will shed some light on his larn.

Larn

Only 8 more beers to go, and I will be reading him like the funny pages.


Lmao. A computer game? I don't understand what he's trying to say in his signature? FProphet, you don't need a beer to see the humor. Frank is a classic. He reminds me of Balki.
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#6143 - 03/22/08 12:07 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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hey kayla im sory losing your time maybe first i have to learn writeng properli but hear you soon tanks
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#6146 - 03/22/08 12:31 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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look in my cuntry the beer we take it for breakfast to take buzz at nhits we take mhuc beter ower pubs and underground partes you can do any thing you can imagen lot off your war ships came in ower ports lot off them and they retern by them selvs . the smolest ilsland in eu but in the central all we need few minuties away.
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#6147 - 03/22/08 12:40 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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 Originally Posted By: frank
hey kayla im sory losing your time maybe first i have to learn writeng properli but hear you soon tanks


Awe... your not losing my time Frank. I understand your gibberish, trust me, i'm very smart. I speak many vernacular englishes like yours.

I'm sure Malta is a nice ancient Island indeed. With lots of beer and hookers; hell that makes any place great. But 50 euros is way too expenssive. In Thailand you can get one for 20 dollars, plus she can shoot bannanas and ping pong balls out of her panocha.
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#6148 - 03/22/08 12:42 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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look in my cuntry the beer we take it for breakfast to take buzz at nhits we take mhuc beter ower pubs and underground partes you can do any thing you can imagen lot off your war ships came in ower ports lot off them and they retern by them selvs . the smolest ilsland in eu but in the central all we need few minuties away.
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#6151 - 03/22/08 12:50 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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whats the fuck i dont work all week and i can make 850 euros a week whit any problems gust yusing my mind in malta any one can make monye even the hokers why not
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#6153 - 03/22/08 01:00 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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what the fuck man!!!! i thought i had typeo and spelling problems. frank you are not even understandable..take your time and type slower man.
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#6177 - 03/22/08 09:35 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: rob_church]
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If I type slower than this I just type one masseag a week buddy ,That is snow .......efects buddy no sleep go to fast......rob church
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#6181 - 03/22/08 10:43 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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 Originally Posted By: frank
whats the fuck i dont work all week and i can make 850 euros a week whit any problems gust yusing my mind in malta any one can make monye even the hokers why not


Frank, can you teach me how to make 850 a week like you without working? I work part time and make shit. I can't imagine what you do. Do you slang? Car Jacking is big business out in in Cali, but it's not something I would pick up. I will fly down to Malta and party with you when you teach me to make money like you.

~Kayla

p.s. Don't type slow hon, we don't want you to be here all week.
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#6183 - 03/22/08 11:40 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: frank]
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look in my cuntry


Oh my! \:o What am I going to see? A three headed monster? Cans of vegetables? Are you trying to seduce us? And if I like what I see, do I get more? Or is it strictly a look but no touch policy?
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#6185 - 03/22/08 11:44 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: fakepropht]
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Hmm, is there anyway we could get this thread back on topic?

I am feeling a bit hijacked. Is it time to call the air marshals?
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#6189 - 03/22/08 12:17 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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simpel i just work out rich pepole we have lot off them and one like you will do mhuc better
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#6191 - 03/22/08 12:44 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: frank]
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Frank lets give this thread back to Growing 80's topic.

When I think of 80's I think of Ronald Reagan; Vanilla Ice; Devo (Crack that whip!); and Atari. Things I've never personally witnessed in their native time frame. But I love 80's music and movies from the 80's I love:

1) Star Wars (all of them)
2) Planet Of The Apes (all of them)
3) V (that tv series)

~Kayla

p.s. why do people keep misspelling my nom de plume? Now I have 3 threds named after me. Thats how much loved and popular I am.
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#6192 - 03/22/08 01:23 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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for me was the begining the 80s but i like all from that time my first time off any thing i don any thing from shoting, drugs,sex,roberis. good music good films wow what memores. i need my pipe it is just 18.22 but i need it
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#6193 - 03/22/08 01:31 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: frank]
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 Originally Posted By: frank
for me was the begining the 80s but i like all from that time my first time off any thing i don any thing from shoting, drugs,sex,roberis. good music good films wow what memores. i need my pipe it is just 18.22 but i need it


Good boy Frank! I like your style. Not afraid to take life by the balls and squeeze it for everything it has to offer. You really do know your ABC's: Assault, "Business," and Criminal organization.

I hear there were a lot of shooting, drugs, and stuff around southern california in the 80's. The hay days of bloods and crips.

Have you ever seen an 80's movie called "Colors?" Good shit.

American Me - that's another 80's movie I love.
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#6194 - 03/22/08 01:38 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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yes i see that film and scarface, thats my type now you can see how you make money but here you need to feed many pepeol and you can stay cool. whit out ABC no problems
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#6195 - 03/22/08 01:44 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: frank]
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 Originally Posted By: frank
yes i see that film and scarface, thats my type now you can see how you make money but here you need to feed many pepeol and you can stay cool. whit out ABC no problems


Yes! Scarface!! Now we're talking Frank. No more public posts about this though. I'll Private Message you; we'll talk about this there. Some people here aren't open to your level of literacy like me. They fail to see past it. You'll fit in with my crowd of Satanists. I'll send you to a safer site.


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#6196 - 03/22/08 01:48 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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ok for me..... like nike.... just do it
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#6219 - 03/22/08 09:59 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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 Originally Posted By: LUCIFERIFIC
You'll fit in with my crowd of Satanists. I'll send you to a safer site.


Good Bye Frank... ;\)
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#6826 - 03/31/08 10:28 AM Re: lucirrus [Re: ta2zz]
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Spoke too soon, he's back and he brought pictures...

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#6838 - 03/31/08 11:54 AM Re: lucirrus [Re: Sinistar]
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SO WHAT!!!!


Yes Im back whats the problem ???????
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#7112 - 04/03/08 04:56 AM Re: lucirrus [Re: frank]
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Not that my grammar is perfect, but yours showed a marked improvement all of a sudden. I'm glad I could help.
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#7536 - 04/12/08 05:43 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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I hate being a stickler for this sort of thing but here goes: That musical genius Vanilla Ice was more 1990 and "Planet of the Apes" was more 70's. Next time bring up Milli Vanilli and we're in business! I might be a slacker Gen Xer, but I do remember the important stuff...

The "V" movies were awesome and kept the viewer hooked. The series left a lot to be desired, though.
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#7748 - 04/15/08 08:50 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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The Automan TV show was special. Max Headroom. ALF. He-man and the masters of the universe. The dungeons and dragons cartoon show. Red dawn. Mega-force (with chuck norris). Footloose. Mannequin. Robotech, Gummi bears and Cabbage patch kids. Garbage pail kids. All the pastel clothes. Reaganomics. Gorbachov. The Hind helicopter gunship. Scrunchies, caps and bike straps. Bike pants. Learning computers. Tape deck personal computers.
New romantic music.

Sigh.

When I was a kid, we all knew that sooner or later we were going to go to war with Russia. Cuba and a whole bunch of other countries were gonna help share nukes and troops with each other as well. It was pretty much a given. Everything on TV and every movie had some kind of reference to the idea. It was considered pretty revolutionary to have a movie where a Russian wouldn't be a robotic asshole, like in Spies like us and even Red Heat with Arnie. When a Russian / the KGB wasn't the evil mastermind, they were supporting them secretly, like in Rambo 2. When I was a kid I used to read a lot about the weirdness like the physic training that the Russians and Americans were rumoured to be testing, or the chimpazee pilots that were gonna be used for fighter planes. Computer magazines and books talked about a future in which games would seem so realistic that you'd sit in a box surrounded by screens and think you were really there.

Even though there was a lot of new stuff, I remember being really bored. Deep down we were still very repressed, and there were a lot of conservative ideas under the surface. The new war on drugs was starting to get into PR, with things like Nancy Reagan dropping by "Diffrent strokes" to talk about drugs, and computer games like NARC selling the idea that weird south americans were making factories to sell us giant syringes full of crazy drugs.

Today is very much like then, but we were more naieve. It seems there's very little room for creativity now. The coverage of wars are a lot more tightly edited then they used to be. There are a lot less opportunities for individuals to make a huge shift in personal fortune. We also no longer trust in the idea that our employer will hire us for the rest of our lives.

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#7787 - 04/16/08 12:13 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Xutech]
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We also no longer trust in the idea that our employer will hire us for the rest of our lives.


I have highlighted this quote because I both agree and disagree with it.

I don't think this is primarily the fault of the employer, but the employee that we no longer have life long careers. Hell you can have 3 or 4 different careers in this day and age and you so please.

Actually faithfulness all around is less common these days, not just at work, but at home, lovers, friends and just about everything in our lives. Hell, most people are more faithful to their favourite TV station than anything else in their life.

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#7827 - 04/16/08 05:52 PM Re: lucirrus [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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The 80's.... The Reagan Paranoia, the rise of the Religious Right and the Religious Left. Free Punk converts in Golden Gate Park in San Fran. Satanists under every rock, bush, and day care center. Fone Phreaking, and Hacking. Underground BBS systems. 2600 magazine.
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#9315 - 06/01/08 07:36 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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If you get the movie channel Starz Edge, check out the documentary American Hardcore . It follows the birth of hardcore from the late 70s-early 80s up to it's demise and change in late '86. Great bands, great footage, great live shots. For those of us in my age demographic, it was like taking a walk down memory lane. Fist, lots of footage of the local DC area bands, and I think some footage shot in the old 9:30 club. This documentary sums up what this thread is all about.
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#9322 - 06/02/08 10:23 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: fakepropht]
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Yes, I saw saw it a few months ago. It is funny to see 'old' everybody looks. My wife and laugh at the prospect people in a retirement home with 14" blue 'hawks.'
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#24897 - 05/22/09 09:58 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Asmedious]
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High pretty much sums up my 80's life, and the 80's as well.

Breakfast Club is a close second though.

And remember the Metal? Ozzy, Dio, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, Motley Crue, Black Sabbath, and so many more. An amzing time to grow up indeed.

Oh, and back then MTV actually played videos 24/7/365.
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#25411 - 06/05/09 08:46 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: ELTOURER]
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When Adidas was probably making the best clouths humanity will ever know.
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#25426 - 06/05/09 10:51 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Castello]
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Are all your posts going to be these pointless, add nothing to the conversation one liners? Doesn't anyone familairize themselves with the rules anymore? I mean, I let the occasional one liner slip but not every single fucking post I make.
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#38948 - 05/31/10 04:05 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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The 80's time immortal, a time of great wonderment, what is....No I loved the 80's , it was a time of self remembering, from the 70's, The time we took our own and was proud to have lived in an era that only we know how to interpret, owns was we are alive and living, now it is just going thru the motions of yesteryear trying to create what we had.
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#38952 - 05/31/10 08:35 PM Absolutely essential for serious police work. [Re: Fist]
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Seven thread pages about the '80s and not a single mention of what defined the decade? For shame!

Though I have to say that when I eventually got my hands on a TR, I was disappointed. Unless you bolt a Tubi exhaust on, that DOHC flat-12 is as quiet as a Chevrolet, and the front spoiler is delicate fiberglass. You don't get any low-end torque at all, and driving the car through the average American city's potholed streets would pulverize its nose in short order. So the MV chase sequences had to be filmed on carefully-selected routes and with audio overgrowls.

In 2010 we are clearly headed for a PC, ecological, and decaffeinated age of anemic electric & hybrid go-karts, so hurry up and push your skeleton out your back with a maniacal, knuckle-dragging throwback pig like this. Getting on the gas in a KR is like being mugged by angels: Your mind & body end up in complete disarray, but you still feel blessed.
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#38954 - 05/31/10 08:53 PM Re: Cops Go Fast. The Don Goes in Comfort. [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Never enjoyed being in cars that crushed your balls and made you feel like you were wrapped in the the skin of the vehicle. The Compleat Witch had me pegged... and I still stick with it.

Lincoln Town Car. Accept no substitutes.

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#38958 - 05/31/10 10:24 PM Re: Absolutely essential for serious police work. [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Sorry Dr. A, but I disagree.

That damn Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard is the way to go!

Also that van from The A-Team. That van used to fly through the air as often as 'The General Lee' and still incurred no damage at all. They just don't make em like that anymore.

The only other TV car worthy of being mentioned is that thing from Starsky and Hutch. Good stuff!

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#38959 - 05/31/10 10:57 PM Re: Absolutely essential for serious police work. [Re: ]
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I dunno... the 1966 Imperial that they used for the BLACK BEAUTY in the Green Hornet program was kinda sweet.

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#38962 - 06/01/10 12:50 AM Re: Absolutely essential for serious police work. [Re: Jake999]
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Yes and then there is this: be warned and be ready for THE CAR!

‘Fasten your seatbelts for the terrifying thrill ride that has become a cult classic - The Car! The peaceful tranquility of a small Western town is disturbed when a murderous car wreaks havoc by viciously mowing down innocent victims. New sheriff, Wade Parent (James Brolin), may be the only one who can stop this menace in its tracks until he realizes that the driver of this indestructible vehicle is far more dangerous than any man… it is driven by pure evil.’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFWea3Eu97E

Woo Hoo!

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#38963 - 06/01/10 01:18 AM Re: Absolutely essential for serious police work. [Re: ]
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THE CAR Trivia:



From IMDb:

The Car is a custom built Lincoln (good taste) Mark III with a 460 cubic inch V8 engine. It cost $84,000 dollars to build in 1977 - Today's cost would be about $311,678.
12 craftsmen built the main car in six weeks out of steel and five additional cars out of fiberglass.
Two of the fiberglass cars were destroyed in rollover scenes and three were
destroyed in the final explosion scene.
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THE CAR was built by the Barris Kustoms group and was sold in 1980 to an unknown buyer.
It cranked 365 horsepower at 500 lb/ft torque.
Overall length 216.1" with a 117.2" wheel base, Weight was 4,762 pounds.

(To put that into perspective, my Town Car is 2" longer with basically the same wheel base, but only weighs 4,040 pounds and generates 210 horsepower with 275 lb/ft torque.)

THE CAR was a mean ass Lincoln on steroids!
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#38977 - 06/01/10 12:57 PM Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: Jake999]
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 Originally Posted By: Jake999
Lincoln Town Car. Accept no substitutes.

So that was you who blew my doors off the other night ...

Don't know if he still had it when you were there, but ASLV's personal road weapon of choice was his black Olds Toronado, which he considered a phallic symbol easily surpassing the XKE. Since the Cord got the garage, the Toronado was originally parked out front, and unfortunately got vandalized by punks. He tried parking it around the corner, but its looks & ZAMZAM plates still gave it away.
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#38979 - 06/01/10 02:09 PM Re: Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Yep! I had the honor of whipping through town in the Toronado once... had the plate number 999 FCS. I don't know what he did with it. He never told me, so I assumed he had it in storage someplace.

I much more enjoyed the limo, but it was more like cruising a shark through traffic and people were always gawking at it to see who was inside.

Dr. LaVey and Lady Diane wanted to go to the Concourse d' Elegance (if memory serves in Burlingame), so I volunteered to drive the limo. Once we got there, I dropped them off and went to park, but parking was a long way off, so I drove up up the gate like I belonged there and schmoozed my way in, explaining that this was a historic limo, one of the last such Cadillac Fleetwood limos in all of Northern California. Once past the gate, I found a place to park on the main drag of the Concourse, and became an exhibit. People loved the car.

Dr, LaVey and Lady Diane came strolling up to the car, and I ceremoniously let them in the vehicle with snap. Dr. LaVey had an amused look on his face and people were snapping all the photos they could. Lady Diane was glad she didn't have to walk that far!

Most times, when we were just out and about on some errand, I would drive my Mercury Marquis, which he found comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. I had stations that didn't play rock on the buttons for quick change over, lest my head be removed from my body.
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#38980 - 06/01/10 02:10 PM The grinning kid has it right. [Re: ]
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Sorry Dr. A, but I disagree. That damn Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard is the way to go!

Naah, GT500s eat Dodges for lunch.

You can also have a relaxing time driving through L.A. in a Ferrari 308 ...

But back in the '80s the TR would still get you through Miami when need be.
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#38981 - 06/01/10 03:30 PM Sigh, never enough garages! [Re: Jake999]
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I much more enjoyed the limo, ... one of the last such Cadillac Fleetwood limos in all of Northern California. Once past the gate, I found a place to park on the main drag of the Concourse, and became an exhibit. People loved the car.

That must have been a later arrival. In the early '70s their formal car was a black Buick Limited. I found a couple of my old snapshots, unfortunately a bit faded. No photos of the Olds or the Cord. Anton was definitely a fellow car freak, and at the time also had an ice-blue Jag 3.8 sedan. Don't think I ever saw him angrier than when the Shell attendant at 19th & Taraval scratched it while gassing it up.

Karla, like Emma Peel, was into Lotuses. Since I was a longtime devotee [of both the marque and Mrs. P], I suggested an Elan +2S similar to the one I acquired on return from Vietnam, but don't know if she ever took the plunge. Today I'd point her at the Evora, which is a breathtaking [and comfortable] car.
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#38982 - 06/01/10 03:43 PM Re: Sigh, never enough garages! [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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LOL! I wanted the Cord BAD. I got to see it once. It was like waiving a rock of crack in front of a crackhead. I dove for it and was promptly tackled by 27.5 masked ninjas who appeared from nowhere. Well... in my dreams anyway. It was a beautiful car.

Dr. LaVey told me he'd let me drive it one day if he felt like making a run down the coast. I'd have done it in a second, but I think I would have been absolutely petrified of scratching it. It would be a death sentence for sure.

He was looking at a classic green Jag at one point in Burlingame, not far from Le Chateau restaurant (real turkey dinners every Sunday). I don't think he was able to negotiate the deal he wanted for it. Shortly after we met, he drove me across town in a 280 Z that he had and HATED. It was that awful orange color someone thought was "sporty." He was on a rant over how he had been under duress to buy it and wanted it GONE. It was soon after.

LOL! I noted the "chauffer's cap" in the pics. Jake don't do chauffer caps. I think I would have purposely lost my license if it had ever been suggested. Butchaknow, some people would wear one... mostly people with T for an initial...
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#38990 - 06/02/10 04:47 AM Re: Sigh, never enough garages! [Re: Jake999]
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It occurred to me that most of you are too young to ever have seen a 1936 Cord, so I'll post a picture of this one, which is similar to the object of my LUST. Rare and extremely expensive, if you can find one.

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#39008 - 06/02/10 02:58 PM The "Coffin Nose" [Re: Jake999]
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It occurred to me that most of you are too young to ever have seen a 1936 Cord, so I'll post a picture of this one, which is similar to the object of my LUST.

More photos and other fun stuff here

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Rare and extremely expensive, if you can find one.

Starting apparently around $80K; see here.

Of course if you really want to make an entrance [and like to stand up next to your chauffeur], try a MB 770.
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#39020 - 06/02/10 10:09 PM Re: The grinning kid has it right. [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Okay okay Dr. Aquino, I am prepared to admit that the GT 500 can possibly eat a Dodge for breakfast.

But you must concede defeat and admit that "The Mad Max Interceptor" is the king of all the movie cars! Nothing can touch it or even comes close!

It doesn’t get better than this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oawspa5EVzs

Yeah!

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#39023 - 06/03/10 12:09 AM Tach it up! [Re: ]
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But you must concede defeat and admit that "The Mad Max Interceptor" is the king of all the movie cars! Nothing can touch it or even comes close! It doesn’t get better than this.

Arguably it recently got just a little better ... and in action ...

I must say we've come a long way from the BM of my youth. I [along with every other hooky-playing teenager in Santa Barbara] was down at Stern's Wharf to watch the Batman movie filming there. The BM was a distinct disappointment. It was a modified Lincoln Continental, so unwieldy that it rocked and bounced at more than the slowest speeds. Whenever it was shown in the TV series or the movie, the film was usually speeded up - as is evident from the lazy, upward-drifting "jet exhaust". ;\)

Jake and I grew up under the influence of Big Daddy Roth's Rat Fink, Mr. Gasser, et al. Doubtless it occasionally shows.
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#39026 - 06/03/10 01:17 AM Re: Tach it up! [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Rat Fink Forever!

This is a pic of what I had for a car in 1967-1969 just before I went into the military. It was a 1963 Karmann Ghia. Defininitely no guts and no glory, but it was CHEAP. I got it for $500 when the guy who owned it racked it up on the highway, and my brother put it back together for me. (I am mechanically challenged.) Of course, being a poor kid living in E. St. Louis during the gang wars and race riots, a car was a way to get from here to there in one piece and laid at the drive in on Saturday night. It had an AM radio but I upgraded it to AM/FM so I could listen to KSHE St. Louis... it was the station for "bad boys."



Not MY pic... after all of these years, any pics I had of mine are long gone.
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#39027 - 06/03/10 01:23 AM Re: Tach it up! [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I like that Batmobile Dr. Aquino. It certainly is more sci-fi than that old Mad Max Interceptor.

My love of the MM Interceptor kind of shows my age.

When I was growing up in the 1980’s every kid I knew (including myself) was into the Mad Max movies (even though many actually hadn’t seen them due to ratings) and desperately wanted to own this car, or, at the very least spout as much trivia and gibberish as possible about it in order to impress others.

We grew up out in the western suburbs of Sydney, which is a flat, harsh and horrible place during summer. There is just too much open space and very little shade or greenery. The people who live out there are (or were) blunt, unsophisticated and somehow quintessentially Australian, with this simple set of values they would almost kill others over. It was focused on traditional gender roles, mateship, grog, BBQ’s and big loud cars and listening to harsh music.

There was almost nothing to do out there when I was growing up, except getting a licence and hitting the wide open roads in powerful Ford Falcons and Fairlanes, and big Holden Commodores, and just driving and racing others and getting into fights etc.

Anyway, there is still a great deal of Australian myth still wrapped up in that MM interceptor and that movie for me.

I think the myth may have slowly passed away. I definitely think the times are gone and the attitudes have changed.

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#39044 - 06/03/10 03:13 PM Aussie Goat [Re: ]
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Anyway, there is still a great deal of Australian myth still wrapped up in that MM interceptor and that movie for me.

Australia still builds great cars. Most recently in my experience a 2006 Pontiac GTO, which you know as the Holden Monaro. Not only did it eat roads [and anything else unfortunate enough to be on them], but it was built as solidly as a Mercedes [which was definitely not the case with USA-produced GM vehicles]. The new Goat didn't quite make it over here because some thought it looked like a jellybean, but I liked it doubleplusgood.
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#39045 - 06/03/10 03:44 PM Re: Aussie Goat [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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LOL! It's a far cry from the Goat my brother had back in 65! I dunno why they assumed that smaller was better. Same thing happened with the LeMans. But I remember the Goat when it was GLORIOUS!
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#39047 - 06/03/10 05:16 PM Turn it on, wind it up, blow it out! [Re: Jake999]
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LOL! It's a far cry from the Goat my brother had back in 65! I dunno why they assumed that smaller was better. Same thing happened with the LeMans. But I remember the Goat when it was GLORIOUS!

All the males of our generation remember (a) where they were when JFK was shot, (b) their first ride in a GTO, and (c) their first sexual experience. Usually in that order.

The 65 was definitely the signature year. The San Mateo BSA Executive picked me up at the airport in his white tripower 65. I said, "So what's the big deal about GTOs?" He just smiled and stomped the go-pedal, and I said .

Lilith never understood it until a couple of years ago when I found a 65 at a local dealership, which was kind enough to allow me to drive her once around the block. When we got back a few seconds later, she was basically and thanked me along the lines of "Are you out of your ******* mind!?"

The thing with the 2006 GTO was that it had to meet USA crash tests, not to mention that our parking spaces [at least in SF] are shrinking. 1950s land yachts won't fit here anymore. Pontiac had stopped making brutal engines, so the 06 had the 400hp LS2 borrowed from the Vette. Definitely enough to pass anything on the highway but a gas station.

Karmann Ghias were a really beautiful redesign of the classic Bug, but I couldn't quite fit in one and also needed the extra luggage space of a Bug (my first car, also like most of the rest of our generation). I stupidly put a Judson supercharger (fueled by Pep Boys' "Marvel Mystery Oil") on it, consequently blew the cylinder heads to bits going 100mph through the Sacto desert on a hot summer's day.
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#39048 - 06/03/10 06:56 PM Re: Turn it on, wind it up, blow it out! [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Thanks for the memory jog on the Ronny and the Daytonas hit LITTLE GTO! It's stuck in my head, so I'll be making a car special for Jake's Time Machine!
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#39074 - 06/05/10 04:13 AM Re: Turn it on, wind it up, blow it out! [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Unfortunately the latest GTO concept (known as the Coupe 60 in Australia) failed reach production. It is based on the same platform as the new Camaro, so naturally its handling and performance has been substantially improved:

[url]http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/holden-coupe-60-side.jpg]Bigger picture [/url]

Bigger picture here


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#41698 - 08/10/10 08:02 AM Re: Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
Don't know if he still had it when you were there, but ASLV's personal road weapon of choice was his black Olds Toronado, which he considered a phallic symbol easily surpassing the XKE.


Just an update on the Toronado. The BLACK BEAST still lives. Apparently it is now owned by the artist COOP.
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#41700 - 08/10/10 09:08 AM Re: Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: Jake999]
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Are you sure that's a car??? Looks more like the Black House on wheels to me. ;\)
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#41704 - 08/10/10 10:32 AM Re: Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: felixgarnet]
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Yeah, Felix... the Toronado looks like evil on a stick in black for sure. I wanted one when they came out, but I was a low rankin' GI then and that kind of $$$ was out of my range.
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#41707 - 08/10/10 12:10 PM Re: Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: Jake999]
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Jake, just tell Mercedes to build you one of these.
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#41710 - 08/10/10 12:34 PM Re: Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I'm hoping I'm seeing of late a trend to return to the starship inspired designs of the late 1950's.

With all of that Mercedes' swoopy curves, it doesn't look far removed from some of the concept cars (and a few production models) of that time.

Bring back the fins! \:D
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#41713 - 08/10/10 12:59 PM Re: Sigh, never enough garages! [Re: Jake999]
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 Originally Posted By: Jake999
It occurred to me that most of you are too young to ever have seen a 1936 Cord, so I'll post a picture of this one, which is similar to the object of my LUST. Rare and extremely expensive, if you can find one.




Man; that was a nice one Jake.
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#41714 - 08/10/10 01:17 PM Re: Oh, that's just Jake ... [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I guess I could always park it in the trunk of my Town Car or use it as some kind of hood ornament.

I'm not that impressed with Mercedes... not my kind of thing.
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#41718 - 08/10/10 02:08 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Some of my favorite films from the 80's were, The Terminator, Escape From New York (being from NY I was particularly proud of that title), John Carpenter's: The Thing (although the original is a classic), Friday The 13th, A Nightmare On Elm St., The Hidden (a very underrated film), Predator, Blade Runner, Return Of The Living Dead, Tron.

Some of my favorite arcade games were, Defender, Asteroids, Joust, Turbo, Dig Dug, Missle Command. I've spent a TON of my parents money on that stuff.

Having been born in '69, I'm glad that I was around for some of the 70's too. I have some fond memories from that era as a child. But that's for another thread \:\)
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#41777 - 08/11/10 09:55 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Knievel74]
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I grew up 90's. I enjoyed the things from that time period little more than slighty than the 80's. Being brought up in a christian background, we still new how to jam (even if the bands were from the 80's haha), we had Whitecross, Bride, Novella, Exalt, Stryper etc. psh, and Carman!
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#41788 - 08/11/10 01:26 PM Jake's Next Wheels [Re: Jake999]
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I guess I could always park it in the trunk of my Town Car or use it as some kind of hood ornament.

I'm not that impressed with Mercedes... not my kind of thing.

OK, let's try again American.

And there are at least a few cars which can defeat your Town Car trunk ...
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#41791 - 08/11/10 01:47 PM Re: Jake's Next Wheels [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Cadillac... I had a Cadillac in 2002. The first transmission blew at about Nyack, on the way to Reno.

The second transmission blew in Vallejo, 16 days later.

The THIRD transmission started slipping a month after that.

I sold it and it's no longer something I would even consider.
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#41792 - 08/11/10 01:53 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Knievel74]
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 Originally Posted By: Knievel74
Some of my favorite films from the 80's were ... The Hidden (a very underrated film)

As noted earlier, it certainly showed you how to take a relaxing drive through L.A. in a Ferrari. And is additional proof that in all cop movies, including alien-hunting ones, it is always necessary to visit a strip club at least once.
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#41878 - 08/12/10 07:30 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
 Originally Posted By: Knievel74
Some of my favorite films from the 80's were ... The Hidden (a very underrated film)

As noted earlier, it certainly showed you how to take a relaxing drive through L.A. in a Ferrari. And is additional proof that in all cop movies, including alien-hunting ones, it is always necessary to visit a strip club at least once.


LOL! Absolutely. That was probably the last of the great car chase scenes in films. Also, if the fanboys who used to watch Babylon 5 knew that the actress, Claudia Christian played the stipper, they'd bust a nut \:\)
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#44811 - 12/10/10 04:57 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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The 80's? Christina Amphlett!

When I think about her, I touch myself... Ooohh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv-34w8kGPM

I grew up on a diet of 80's slasher films... Nightmare on Elm St, Halloween, Friday the 13th. But it was Heathers that really captured the decade, for me at least:

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

(The trailer is pretty dull until the 38 - 40 second mark, then it gets interesting.)

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#44835 - 12/11/10 06:38 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Clarence]
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I love digging through youtube to find all the really terrible 80's music videos...

Cindi Lauper, Bananarama... and The Bangles! This crap is unbelievable. If you didn't live through it or your memory is fading I would definitely suggest starting with Walk Like an Egyptian:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5N7RNQUKts

P.S. Yes, I still have a thing for the lead singer from The Bangles \:\) That hair! I also thought Linda hamilton was kinda hot. Kylie, Madonna...

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#44836 - 12/11/10 07:27 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Simon Jester]
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Cindi Lauper, Bananarama... and The Bangles!


LMFAO! Glad to see I'm not the only one.

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Yes, I still have a thing for the lead singer from The Bangles That hair! I also thought Linda hamilton was kinda hot. Kylie, Madonna...


Wooahh Heaven is... Belinda Carlisle! Is it just me? So sexy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1efsbl19A

Seeing that we've veered so far into camp territory, it would be terribly remiss not to give George Michael his due. NB - contains gratuitous ass shaking - Baaaby!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqepCssCPT0

I've always hoped that The Veronicas would cover some bangles stuff. Nothing thus far \:\(

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#44846 - 12/11/10 01:21 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Clarence]
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 Originally Posted By: Clarence
I've always hoped that The Veronicas would cover some bangles stuff. Nothing thus far \:\(

Your two YouTube links apparently don't work in the USA, but here's a great Bangles video that should. What a great bunch of girls having a great time being talented!
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#44859 - 12/11/10 10:03 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Thanks for that Dr. A. It's one of my faves :).

Susanna Hoffs is still amazing at 50 - odd years of age. I saw them live earlier this year. Great fun.

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#44868 - 12/12/10 02:15 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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The first video Clarence gave is Belinda Carliles' Heaven Is a Place on Earth.

The second is of course George Michaels' legendary "Faith" - with all of the pelvic thrusting and shaking he could muster... Elvis would have been proud!

We seem to share a bout of nostalgia for this stuff. I am terminally inconsolable having missed the recent Bangles tour. Oh well.

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#44936 - 12/14/10 09:43 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Simon Jester]
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Centipede, Astroids, Dig Dug and of course Pacman! But Centipede was the best, by far.

The Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Stand by Me, Cadyshack, Taps, Risky Business, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ghost Busters, The Blues Brothers, and the list goes on and on!!

And the music, where to even start.....Triumph, Bad Company, Kiss, Poison, AC/DC, .38 Special, Scorpions, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bon Jovi, Motley Crew, Guns and Roses, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Cinderella, White Snake, Great White, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, Dokken, Def Leppard, Eric Clapton, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Phil Collins, Genesis, U2, The Police, Iron Maiden, Rush, ZZ Top, Rolling Stones, and the list goes on.....

I know a lot of those bands started long before and continues on well after, but the music they made in the '80's..... just nothing like it. Oh the BIG hair.....1/2 a bottle of hair spray just to start.

The things we remember.
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#44944 - 12/15/10 03:45 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Clarence]
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It's funny you say that about the slasher films cause I still think to this day that they are the best. I love Jason, Freddy, Michael and good old leatherface. Besides it would get a girl to snuggle up with you when they are scared shitless. HA HA had to say that.
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#44947 - 12/15/10 05:39 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: manofsteel]
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Damned right. Of course I had to wait until the 90's to really take advantage of that fact, being quite young.

Oh yes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And the sequel [the second was awesome, then they went down hill]. And Evil Dead,of course - all the video nasties for that matter: Zombie Apocalypse, Eaten Alive etc. etc.

Oh great Bog, how I wish Dr Aquino and friends at the TOS had been approached for the original Walk Like an Egyptian music video. I'd like to think that they would've jumped at the chance. No offence intended. I'd give my right arm to have seen them rocking out to it. Just priceless. \:\)

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#44962 - 12/15/10 11:02 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Clarence]
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 Originally Posted By: Clarence
how I wish Dr Aquino and friends at the TOS had been approached for the original Walk Like an Egyptian music video. I'd like to think that they would've jumped at the chance. No offence intended. I'd give my right arm to have seen them rocking out to it. Just priceless. \:\)

Something like this, except that I'd have to spend a lot more time in the gym & dojo to move like M.J.
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#44976 - 12/15/10 06:57 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
Something like this, except that I'd have to spend a lot more time in the gym & dojo to move like M.J.


Ha! Beautiful. Though it might benefit from some random Crowleyesque poses for effect. Possibly a combination of the 'The Enterer', 'Isis Mourning' and 'Air'.

I too might suffer a catastrophic injury in trying to make some M.J. moves. \:\) The action comes in at about the 45 sec mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Qo74_L3vo

If the link fails, Joe R. Lansdales' short story Bubba Ho Tep will provide the gist of it:

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"I was gyrating", Elvis said. "Doing 'Blue Moon' but my hip went out. I'd been having trouble with it"...

"You swiveled right off the stage?" Callie said. "Now that's sexy."

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#44991 - 12/16/10 04:30 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Clarence]
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 Originally Posted By: Clarence


I too might suffer a catastrophic injury in trying to make some M.J. moves. \:\) ...

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"I was gyrating", Elvis said. "Doing 'Blue Moon' but my hip went out. I'd been having trouble with it"...

"You swiveled right off the stage?" Callie said. "Now that's sexy."
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Classic. What an image!

You guys were not kidding about Susanna Hoffs. She is just magic - I've had an epic crush for her since, well, forever.

Compare the 1988 version of In Your Room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9_Jt3-fDug

To the present (ok, the sound is not 100%, but I can vouch for them live \:\) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8RONFaUlAA&feature=related

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#45058 - 12/17/10 04:35 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Harvey]
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 Originally Posted By: Harvey
In Your Room


It was that song that prompted me to take up the guitar - it's just so simple and effective that I figured, I can do that too. And so it was. \:\)

Not a fan of the Depeche Mode version though. Sick of Sarah did a great cover a while back.

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#47496 - 01/29/11 01:01 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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This should probably be in "Growing Up '50s/'60s", but what the hell ...

I must have missed this last year, but apparently 77 Sunset Strip is coming back bigscreen. [Scroll down to the comments for one by Stephanie Zimbalist, "Stu Bailey's" daughter.]

For those of you with GoogleEarth, type in "8532 Sunset Drive, West Hollywood, CA" to see the original building today. Across the still-there driveway where Kookie used to park Bailey's Thunderbird was Dino's Lodge (at 8524), owned by Dean Martin and a regular dinner-spot for the Church of Satan Priesthood in the early 1970s. [And if you need a further C/S connection, how about this?]

Not too far away, incidentally, at 7439 Sunset, is the famous Sunset Grill of the Don Henley song. If you're wondering why it doesn't look as ratty today as it sounds in the song, that's because Henley was singing of it in the old days before it got renovated and gentrified. Back in the '60s/'70s when I periodically stopped there for a cheap burger and fun-peoplewatching, it was just a little counterstool shack that looked like this [scroll down to the photos and look for the one taken at the SG].

Exit music, please! Snap, snap!
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#47499 - 01/29/11 02:15 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
Across the still-there driveway where Kookie used to park Bailey'sThunderbird...


I don't think it'll be the same without Ed Byrnes and Connie Stevens and their hit, Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb.
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#77370 - 06/23/13 01:40 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Unfortunately, a lot of the music and attempts at counterculture we see today are sad shadows of what came before it.


The same could be said for the 60's & 70's. The 80's are often described as the age of Rebellion, usually attributed to specific Music Genre's and Fashion styling, but I was born at the beginning of the 70's and it just seemed to be a natural progression.

My parents were 50's/60's kids, the music and counter-culture that emerged seemed to be reactionary of the 50's doo-wop/Beaver Clever family model. Rock n' Roll was the Devil's device and teens were using it as a way to liberate themselves from traditional societal values. Then there's the political slant with the Civil Rights/Women's Lib angle. By the 70's those issues were still at the forefront but seemed to take a second seat to the Vietnam War. Plus, you have to account for the technological advancements that made all of this more visible and present in your average household. Rotary phones to push-buttons and cordless, car phones that you needed to carry like a briefcase, trading in rabbit ears for the clicker and cable tv and video killing the Record Store.

Bands like K.I.S.S. stopped being cool, and Zepplin & Aerosmith made a big come back.

As a teen we hung out in the Music stores because that's where everything was happening. I remember the old mimeograph copies being handed out in Middle School later it was Xerox copies. Usually to some remote location to see a garage band or the latest Punk group coming out of Boston. I watched Disco turn into Pop right in our family kitchen where my mother kept a stereo/record player that looked like an end-table when the lid was closed. Our TV and Microwave were just as big. There emerged rap and Hip-Hop. Next thing you know men are using hairspray, rocking pink lipstick and the sounds seemed to blend disco and rock. A lot of female musicians seemed to emerge in the 80's too. Seemed like every girl my age wanted to look like Pat Benetar or Joan Jett. I remember the cut and color I got when I was about 13, and people called me 'Jones Jett' because of it. Prior to that my Grandmother (a hairdresser) forced a mullet on me, and my brother had a rat-tail. I hated it. By the time I was allowed to grow it out, I had some absurd Big-hair do that looked like a lion's mane and I walked off the latest Heart album. Incidentally, there's a Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame concert coming up here in the next month, Hearth is the leading act.

TV seemed to be on 24/7 and it poured in a never-ending stream of trending in music, films, TV Shows and the latest in trendy fashion. Today, a lot of that stuff is part of Cult Classic. Truth is, 80's clothing was horrid. The music left much to be desired and the 'scene' was all over the place. It was crazy to see a lot of the fashions make a comeback in the early 2000's and even today. Acid Wash should be banned, and killed with fire on sight, the same goes for parachute pants and female Hip-hop fashion. The 80's gave us Madonna, Culture Club, Boy George, The Go Gos, and Hair Bands. I much preferred the music of the 90's. I was never a fan of grunge but absolutely loved the music of Nirvana and still do.

The 80's also had fashion drugs, where Cocaine was the 'in thing' and it was commonplace for people to snort lines at their tables or VIP lounge in night clubs.
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#77503 - 06/28/13 01:33 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: SIN3]
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 Originally Posted By: SIN3


The 80's also had fashion drugs, where Cocaine was the 'in thing' and it was commonplace for people to snort lines at their tables or VIP lounge in night clubs.


I was unaware that this had fallen out of fashion. From my observations in the field heavy drinking and cocaine seem to go hand in hand (at least in the DC/Baltimore area). Sadly, the wonderful world of designer tryptamines has disappeared.

None the less, I still don't like grunge and do not get the least bit nostalgic about it. These days I am truly desperate for someone to pick up the black flag and produce some music that doesn't suck.
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#77506 - 06/28/13 03:59 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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I don't know that its so 'out in the open' as it was in the 80's (Cocaine). It seems now-a-days that Meth is the 'in thing', whereas it was Crack in the 90's. Not my scene but I see it quite often if I go out to a club. The women's bathroom is a scene all to itself.

And I couldn't agree more on the Music, I rarely listen to the Radio anymore, everything that comes out of it is some poppy shit. I long to hear a new song that gives me goose-bumps its so damn good.
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#77804 - 07/06/13 10:56 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: SIN3]
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80s, where do I begin. Well, I still have many things from that era of my life. Ninja stars, break dancin' clothes (parachute pants/new wave shirts), bandanas with japanese rising sun, records too, along with buying old arcade games today from the 80s, like my rockin' 1981 donkey kong upright. Also got a 1985 motorcycle (an antique according to my state, at least I don't have to pay yearly taxes on it). I liked the music from the era, but glad rock-n-roll is dead (RIP R-n-R, 1955-1998), time to move on for sure. I do remember the left-over hippies back in the 80s. I remember strangers being quite nice back then, today most are hostile, especially near the big cities.
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#88987 - 06/07/14 02:23 AM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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Alf, Punky Brewster, Pee–Wee Herman.

Geraldo, and the era of Satanic Panic.

Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Ozzy, and Metallica to name a few

Star Wars, The Gremlins, ET, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Child's Play.

Atari, Nintendo, arcades and 7/11's with arcade games..Mat-Mania.

Spuds Mackenzie, the Budweiser Babes, and Joe Camel.

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#88999 - 06/07/14 03:25 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LoneWolf78]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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 Originally Posted By: LoneWolf78
Alf, Punky Brewster, Pee–Wee Herman. Geraldo, and the era of Satanic Panic. Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Ozzy, and Metallica to name a few Star Wars, The Gremlins, ET, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Child's Play. Atari, Nintendo, arcades and 7/11's with arcade games..Mat-Mania. Spuds Mackenzie, the Budweiser Babes, and Joe Camel.

Dude, Star Wars was, like, 1977. The space-opera escapism of that decade.

How could you possibly get through the Conspicuous Consumption '80s without Miami Vice and the DCC?

Is this a great country or what?
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#89000 - 06/07/14 03:31 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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and not mention "Werewolf" - fuck! I loved that show! yet, almost no one seems to remember it \:\(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf_%28TV_series%29
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#89001 - 06/07/14 03:42 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Fist]
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The 80's were booming. The economy was through the roof and we had 600 warships at sea, plus a much larger nuclear arsenal. It was great.

The movies; Ferris Buller's day off, The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Just one of the guys, Weird Science, Fast Times at Ridgemont High...as for music, where would I start? Berlin, Heart, The Go-Go's, Eurythmics, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pat Benetar, The Fixx....all worth hearing over and over.

The girls dressed great in the 80's. Lots of fluorescent colors and lace stockings, and you could usually spot the chick who was into the Cure. Back then, you had comedians like Sam Kinison and Andrew Dice Clay saying things on stage that could very well get you blackballed now. Oy! They were rough on the gays...I think it was Dice who wore a T-Shirt on stage which was a take-off of the "Black Flag" insect spray and it said, "AIDS kills fags dead". You can't get away with those antics these days...it was nowhere nearly as PC back then. 6th graders could play dodge ball and little kids could draw tanks and guns at school without the National Guard being called in. There was more freedom. More common sense in many respects.

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#89006 - 06/07/14 05:06 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Xaziel]
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Hmm. The tunes I like "from the 80s" can be traced back to the 70s. A lot of them came off the London Scene circe '77. Bauhaus, Joy Division/New Order, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, The Exploited, Subhumans. The same held true in the US. You can go all the way back to the NY Dolls etc. All were a reaction to the "lazy 70s".

The movies I like were more contingent on the creator: Lynch, Romero, etc.

The lasting impact of the 80s seems to be an odd "virtual nostalgia" amongst younger folks. I lived directly in the flightpath of a lot of planes coming from Miramar (Top Gun) as a kid. I think a lot of folks were a bit miffed when it went Marines. They do still have the air shows most years.
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#89019 - 06/07/14 07:52 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Yea yea, Star Wars came out in 77 sure, but the franchise OWNED the '80's .

BTW awesome Star Wars smiley thingies :).

Yup, I did forget Miami Vice and DCC.

Also, Knight Rider, The A Team, Rambo, Rocky, 1 900 numbers, VHS, cassette tapes, which oddly enough I still consider more compact than compact discs .

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#89026 - 06/07/14 09:09 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LoneWolf78]
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I apologize for a reply to self, but I remembered one of my humorous creations regarding Star Wars. Enjoy

Holy Wars


Edited by LoneWolf78 (06/07/14 09:10 PM)

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#89039 - 06/07/14 10:16 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LoneWolf78]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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 Originally Posted By: LoneWolf78
Yea yea, Star Wars came out in 77 sure, but the franchise OWNED the '80's .

Personally I think that people who got fixated on Star Wars are hopeless mental cases.
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#89044 - 06/07/14 10:40 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LoneWolf78]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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 Originally Posted By: LoneWolf78
I apologize for a reply to self, but I remembered one of my humorous creations regarding Star Wars. Enjoy

The Force is strong in this one ... You do realize that Darth's original lines were voiced by R. Lee Ermey and toned down a bit for the final released version of the movie?
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#89046 - 06/07/14 10:47 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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At the risk of a one liner [well, ok I might go beyond one ]

No, I did not realize that. So thank you for teaching me something new. ;\)

Basically, a friend of mine had a celebrity wars kind of thing on his page asking his readers to pick and choose.

I was just trying to take it to another level and make him and his readers go huh

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#89051 - 06/07/14 11:32 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LoneWolf78]
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Here is George C Scott reviewing it on blu-ray.
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#111752 - 03/12/17 06:40 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: LoneWolf78]
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I enjoy 80s style synth music, it reminds me of childhood. When I was a kid, I grew up on a great deal of 80s films, like The Never Ending Story, Predator, Terminator, Aliens. Never quite got into comics, super heros, and only in recent years have I taken a liking to some of the elements in Star Wars. I don't really care for anything outside the original three films, save for Darth Maul.

I was born in the late '80s and grew up as a kid in the '90s. A great deal of music from that time were bands who formed in the '80s, so I call my roots in the '80s and '90s.

It is quite possible I am from the last generation of kids who used to play out in the forest, or play outside for the majority. I see that kids still like to go outside, but they almost always quite and go back in after a short time for their technological gadgets. When I was a kid we used to knock on one another's door, call eachother up on cable telephones and meet down the road and go for walks down to the forest, make hideouts, forts, re-enact scenes from our favourite '80s films.

A lot of my friends weren't allowed to watch the movies I'd taken custom to, so I'd have to tell them about it and even let them watch things like Predator and Terminator over at my house when parents weren't around.

There were very few things as far as technological distraction and video games to get in the way, and I am very fond of my childhood and being able to play outside as much as I did.

Growing up in Oregon, one can get spoiled by the abundance of green grass, trees, and wildlife everywhere. We used to go bullfrog hunting, snake hunting, wildlife exploring in general.

Even when I lived in a downtown area, we used to go play basketball or walk around town remaining outside for the most part, listening to the likes of White Zombie, Korn, Metallica, whatever.

At least half the time I went out alone without friends, it was a habit and my parents didn't mind. They weren't paranoid and knew where I was going. I think since they were cool about it I didn't feel a need to lie to them so it worked out.

I don't know if today's generation gets outside as much as mine did, I think the '80s born were the last generation as a whole to spend the majority of their time outside.
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#111753 - 03/12/17 08:17 PM Re: Growing up 80's [Re: Creatura Noptii]
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I think people always like the music they grow up with. I was born in '69 so I grew up listening to the 70's ABBA and the BeeGee's as well as the music my Mum grew up with from the 50's and 60's.

(Jimmy died when I was 3yo but somehow The Doors just never gets old...)

But being a teen in the 80's was fun. ...Although our fashion sense, in hindsight, was a bit iffy. Lots of pastels and perms! And jeans so tight you had to lay down to do them up - I remember helping friends to get into them! (Fashion zips must have been stronger back then).

We didn't even all have phones but we knew how and where and when to find each other.

And laws were less enforced. In Australia you have to be 18yo to frequent drinking establishments but I remember going occasionally when I was 16 and regularly when I was 17yo - the bouncer used to warn us a week ahead when the D's were coming and tell us what time it was safe to come by. One night stands were in fashion and AIDS hadn't quite taken hold of society so few people were afraid of diseases.

And we did a lot of active things - camping, shooting, building things (like rafts), bowling, rollerskating (in legwarmers), parties by dams or on the beach. Now fires are illegal almost everywhere! And we used to dress up as ninjas (because martial arts movies were all the rage) and play in the scrub. I guess I was a bit of a tomboy...

We would have video nights, but because it was a new thing, most people didn't have players, so we would have to hire the video player as well as the movies. And we still went to drive-ins - most of them have closed down now...

Compared to now, I think our variety of activities was much more diverse.


Edited by ShadowLover (03/12/17 08:22 PM)
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