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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. I'm 38 and I came of age in the 80s, which means that I am forever doomed to find jean jackets with 100 buttons and sweatshirts with the neck torn wide enough to expose the shoulder oddly sexy.
    Great, that means I'll be stuck being attracted to women who either wish they lived in the 80's or the 40's. Or not, cause I don't like either that much (especially 80's).

    Seriously, why has the 80's made such a come back. Not to insult the 80's, but in my 2000's eyes, its the freakin' dark ages of recent society. I really don't know why 80's fashion and music are making a comeback or at least influencing modern trends. I hate all this new wave stuff, and how every artist who used to be "pop-punk" now has a drum machine and synths. The only good thing about the 80's was rap, and rap just has to be the one style of very popular music that isn't trying to be like the 80's :steaming: At least the 40's had awesome noir movies /rant

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    Quote Originally Posted by GZA View Post
    Seriously, why has the 80's made such a come back. Not to insult the 80's, but in my 2000's eyes, its the freakin' dark ages of recent society. I really don't know why 80's fashion and music are making a comeback or at least influencing modern trends. I hate all this new wave stuff, and how every artist who used to be "pop-punk" now has a drum machine and synths.
    Blaspheme! The 80's was the last gasp of civilization and culture. Then it all went to rap crap.

    The only good thing about the 80's was rap, and rap just has to be the one style of very popular music that isn't trying to be like the 80's :steaming: At least the 40's had awesome noir movies /rant
    Rap was the worst thing to come out of the 80's. The rap in the 80's was good, (like Grandmaster Flash "whitelines" etc) but after that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Rap was the worst thing to come out of the 80's. The rap in the 80's was good, but after that...
    I totally agree. I don't know what happened... I guess once rap became like a big chart-topping business it all went to hell. There is still good underground rap, but the stuff you mostly hear/hear about is aweful and doesn't do justice to what rap is and can be. Its sad because new listners to rap will make the wrong assumptions on it based on the popular stuff.

    /second rant of this thread, and this one is way off topic. I'll shut up.

    But ok, 80's style... leg warmers? I don't think so. Teased hair? I associate it with men, personally, so that does nothing for me. Leather jackets and torn jeans? They come hand in hand with the teased hair, so no, still nothing. The 80's is definitely a "you had to be there" type thing, isn't it? Not that my generation is actually any better, though, lets be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GZA View Post
    I totally agree. I don't know what happened... I guess once rap became like a big chart-topping business it all went to hell. ...
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    Yes, almost as if it were purposely hijacked to turn it into a base, cheap, grotesque caricature of its former self.

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    Not that my generation is actually any better, though, lets be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Blaspheme! The 80's was the last gasp of civilization and culture. Then it all went to rap crap.
    UK '90s counter culture make it one of the best decades ever, here.

    It's also one of my favourite decades for film.

    If you're into classic rock, the '80s just seem like the apocalypse of soul searching.

    *sticks on some Portishead*
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    The 80's is awesome. All of it.

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    at the '80s.

    I like it in an ironic way. And slightly in a Peter Gabriel way. But it's like the enemy of substance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    The 80's is awesome. All of it.
    The 80's were fucking horrible, especially since it's the first decade I can remember. I thought a bubbly, inexplicably-dressed youth culture, materialism and uniformly poor male hair-decisions were conditions of life. I didn't realize then that it was just an awful phase the west was going through. No wonder heroin was so popular in the early-90s.

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    Big plastic combs.
    Painter caps.
    Overalls.
    Long colorful socks.
    Rainbow suspenders.
    Big foofy hair.
    Glitter makeup.
    Boy George.
    Girly heavy metal stars.
    Mohawks and piercings and tattoos while they were still counter-cultural.
    Duran Duran.
    Plaid wool skirts.
    Izod shirts.
    Docksides.
    Penny loafers.
    Jean jackets.
    Big girl glasses with arms connected to the frame bottoms.
    Chintzy "going out" medallions, where each lover can wear half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    The 80's is awesome. All of it.

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