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Archive for the ‘1980s’ Category

  • Black and white

    Detroit and Beyond

    • 361 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Everyday People, PhotographersNo Comments

    Now we go back to a time when Budweiser six pack vans cruised the streets of Michigan, Darth Vader walked amongst the surfers of Whitmore Lake and a 1972 film titled “The Man” starring a young James Earl Jones had a ridiculous tagline. Here we...

  • monkees dolls

    All Dolled Up

    • 2821 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...

  • I'm Gonna Get You Sucka

    View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    • 3661 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

    • 3242 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

    • 1318 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...