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Archive for the ‘1980s’ Category

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    All Dolled Up

    • 2560 Views • 1960s, 1980sComments Off

    While we all like to think that modern pop music is crass, commercialised and lacking substance (and in fairness it generally is) – we also tend to have this romantic idea that music from a bygone age was all about the groove and was not just about...

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    View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    • 3349 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Film1 Comment

    If you were a proud owner of a View-Master stereoscope as a child of the seventies or eighties, you may be wondering how you missed out on such reels as Star Wars, Death Race 2000, Blood Beach and Fritz the Cat. Don’t worry, there wasn’t an adult...

  • Public Enemy

    Public Enemy Deconstructed

    • 3144 Views • 1980s, DJ mix, MusicComments Off

    The good people at Solid Steel Radio have been at it again and as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations have managed to come up with another hour’s worth of highly recommended listening, this time courtesy of the undoubted, undisputed King of the...

  • Lou Rawls

    Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    • 1142 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off

    One of our long-time favourites and a singer with an unmistakable voice lending his authority to an advert encouraging kids from minority backgrounds to find their talent in engineering. What’s not to like...

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    Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    • 1611 Views • 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off

    We’ve had a look at Earth, Wind & Fire collaborators Dorothy Ashby and the legendary Charles Stepney before but we’ve yet to do a post about the boys themselves and yes, you’ve guessed right, that’s all about to change...