Did you experience the 1980s? Share your memories...

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  1. majorminor

    majorminor Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't touch that dial you've got KOME on it! 98.5!
     
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    One big party, until it wasn’t.
     
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    My teens-into-twenties years also. Lots of stuff mentioned already. One '80s thing: I do remember Johnny Carson joking about the new Coke formula in his monologue.
     
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    I remember one where the applause was kind of short and Johnny said, "That one lasted about as long as the new Coke."
     
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    I was born in 75 so 5-15 was the 80's for me...basically my childhood. Bikes, skateboards, guitars, movies, video games...what a time to be a kid!
     
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    Craig Walker An expensive cup V Gold Supporting Member

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    Jr High and High School in the 80s. The best of times. :)

     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    My mom reminded me not too long ago about me going to a presentation at the local high school in the summer before I started there called "The Best Years of Your Life" where I came home and said to her, "If these are the best years of my life, somebody kill me now."
     
  8. MrSteve

    MrSteve Gold Supporting Member

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    Cocaine. In the 70s it was rock stars, record execs, the rich powdering their noses. By the 80s it was everywhere. By 83 nearly everyone in high school had at least tried coke. A very scary drug as Richard Pryor said "cocaine will make you a new man and the first thing the new man wants is more cocaine". By the late 80s it morphed from a good time party drug into the crack epidemic. Cocaine also cost the Boston Celtics their phenom draft pick Len Bias.
     
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    This REM discussion gave me an early 80s flashback.

    On Nickelodeon, there was a show called Livewire. The first time I ever heard of REM was when they appeared on that show, back in 1983.
     
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    I moved to the Bay Area in late 1986, a few weeks after Live 105 went on the air. The station was definitely a big influence on my ear for music.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    June 1985, when The Quake died, was a dark day. Live 105 was definitely welcome in 86.
     
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    I figured this thread was coming, so thanks MrSteve! I'm the OP from the 70s thread. I grew up in the 80s so pretty much everything everyone said who grew up then. Video games, riding your bikes, hanging out outside, beating the hell out of each other and no political correctness or panic over every little thing. We survived and had a good freaking time at it too! :aok

    Oh man! I almost forgot...

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    was in college from 82-86, met all of my good friends from there, met my wife there in '84, married in '87, have been since then.
    the funny thing about the 80s is I didn't watch a lot of TV, so don't have a lot of the references some have to it.
    Remember when Jane's Addiction came out...that was a big event, loved that album, had it on cassette, bought it again on CD last year.
    And very vividly remember discovering these 2 bands:
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    was a huge Vernon Reid fan, and this band at the end of the decade:
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    loved Reeves Gabrels Playing and this whole album in general.
    Also saw Billy Idol in concert a month before I got married. Steve Steven's was a monster at the show!!!!!
     
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    The 80s was prime time for me. I was in college from 79 to 84, and unlike most engineering school types I partied my a$$ off the whole way through. Then I got a good job and continued partying, except I could afford to do it better. Crotch rockets, sports cars, and a nice house.

     
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    Yassssss! I remember that!
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Home of late DJ "Dennis Erectus."
     
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    My 5 year old daughter LOVES Pee Wee Herman!

    Here’s a riddle from the early 90’s. Do you know why Pee Wee Herman didn’t want a lawyer when he went to court? Because he could get off by himself :rimshot
     
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    No ones mentioned the great KFOG 104.5 and M. Dung in the morning.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    KFOG seems like kind of the last one standing. KITS is ostensibly still around, but drifted fully into the lame zone maybe a decade ago. KOME, KSJO, KRQR are all long gone.
     
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    Puberty. God... I had a sweet stack of Playboys.
     
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