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Archive for the ‘1980s’ Category

  • time for Tee

    Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    • 7755 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    If a James Brown T Shirt is good enough for James Brown, then it’s good enough for us. However we’re not sure that wearing a Jethro Tull T shirt did drive girls wild with desire in the seventies. Here we have a draw full of T shirts from the past....

  • Black and white

    Detroit and Beyond

    • 4984 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Everyday People, PhotographersComments Off on Detroit and Beyond

    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

    • 6198 Views • 1960s, 1980sComments Off on All Dolled Up

    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...

  • View-master

    View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    • 8696 Views • 1970s, 1980s, FilmComments Off on View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

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

  • Public Enemy

    Public Enemy Deconstructed

    • 4927 Views • 1980s, DJ mix, MusicComments Off on Public Enemy Deconstructed

    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

    • 2848 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    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...