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Old 11-14-2009, 02:07 AM   #16
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yeah, i dressed up all 80s for halloween, and i had no problem finding any of my clothes. i didn't buy an 80s costume or anything, so everything i picked were things you can find at the mall today. hell, claire's even sells slap bracelets again. (though i can't remember if that was late 80s or early 90s)
definitely mid-90s.
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yeah, i dressed up all 80s for halloween, and i had no problem finding any of my clothes. i didn't buy an 80s costume or anything, so everything i picked were things you can find at the mall today. hell, claire's even sells slap bracelets again. (though i can't remember if that was late 80s or early 90s)
I remember having them when I was three or four, 1990/1991
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Invented by Wisconsin teacher Stuart Anders and sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap",[1] the slap bracelet was a popular fad among children, pre-teens and teenagers in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was available in a wide variety of patterns and colors. The bracelet was banned in several schools following reports of injuries stemming from improper use.[2][3] The bracelet was later reintroduced with a plastic spring, but there were still reports of injuries.[4]
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Just so i'm clear, i don't count the groups i said above as '80's band". u2 is not popular because of the 80's. They are not riding a 80's wave of nostalgia. And even if you count the bands like that, theirs alot more legendary acts from the 60's/70's then the 80's. . Don't think the average kid knows or cares about the hair metal and snyth pop that dominated the decade. Most kids i talk to care way more about hendrix then depeche mode.
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when did led zeppelin get back together for a show? was that this year or 08?
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Just so i'm clear, i don't count the groups i said above as '80's band". u2 is not popular because of the 80's. They are not riding a 80's wave of nostalgia. And even if you count the bands like that, theirs alot more legendary acts from the 60's/70's then the 80's. . Don't think the average kid knows or cares about the hair metal and snyth pop that dominated the decade. Most kids i talk to care way more about hendrix then depeche mode.
But do they actually care about Hendrix? Do they know more than Purple Haze and The Wind Cries Mary (simply, of course, because they were in Guitar Hero)?
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Unless those kids pick up an instrument and make music I listen to every day, I consider their impact nil.

Or, rather, I don't consider them at all.
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I realize that newer artists have sited the 80's as a influence. Still didn't see a real comeback. And if you are gonna defend the 80's i respect that. However, nobody has defended hair metal yet . And that was a popular form of music. So you cannot pretend it didn't exist. Its what really kills the decade for me to be honest. I do believe it has not aged well and deserves the the bed rep it gets. I do think some synth pop was good, but whole lot more was worse. I will be fair, the 70's had disco and that also is garbage. I do believe, the 70's has such great artists and so much great music, that can survive having disco on its resume. I feel the great 80's music is brought down by alot of bad bad music.
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I realize that newer artists have sited the 80's as a influence. Still didn't see a real comeback. And if you are gonna defend the 80's i respect that. However, nobody has defended hair metal yet . And that was a popular form of music. So you cannot pretend it didn't exist. Its what really kills the decade for me to be honest. I do believe it has not aged well and deserves the the bed rep it gets. I do think some synth pop was good, but whole lot more was worse. I will be fair, the 70's had disco and that also is garbage. I do believe, the 70's has such great artists and so much great music, that can survive having disco on its resume. I feel the great 80's music is brought down by alot of bad bad music.
It's what killed the decade a bit in general, thus the anti-80s standpoint of the beginning of the 90s. It faded away though. If you don't hear the 80s influences in even mainstream music, I just don't know what else to say.
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I realize that newer artists have sited the 80's as a influence. Still didn't see a real comeback.
Are you just ignoring what everybody else is posting?

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Albums from this year alone that channel the 80s in a major way:

Passion Pit - Manners
The Horrors - Primary Colours
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Metric - Fantasies
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Röyksopp - Junior
Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway
The XX - XX
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
Hockey - Mind Chaos
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Or, for that matter, listen to M83.
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I realize that newer artists have sited the 80's as a influence. Still didn't see a real comeback. And if you are gonna defend the 80's i respect that. However, nobody has defended hair metal yet . And that was a popular form of music. So you cannot pretend it didn't exist. Its what really kills the decade for me to be honest. I do believe it has not aged well and deserves the the bed rep it gets. I do think some synth pop was good, but whole lot more was worse. I will be fair, the 70's had disco and that also is garbage. I do believe, the 70's has such great artists and so much great music, that can survive having disco on its resume. I feel the great 80's music is brought down by alot of bad bad music.
so what you're saying is because there was some music you don't like from the decade means there's been no comeback at all?
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Also, this idea of 20 year cycles is just about as ridiculous as the idea of U2 making album trilogies. Claiming the eighties as a musically weak decade due to them not satisfying the criteria for some theory is just daft.
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If you want to talk about bad, BAD music, the pop charts from the 70s are absolutely hilarious. Don't make me bring those out.
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