Saturday, October 20, 2007

Retro 80s Weekend post.

THINK FAST:






Name 3 obsolete things from this photograph of a 1982 record executive's office: (Highlight for answers)

Ashtray
cassette tapes
vinyl records (which are like cds, kids, only they used to come in black vinyl)
You thought I was going to say Limahl, Kajagoogoo and the wall of hairband portraiture, didncha?

I never liked Kajagoogoo, really. Kelly and I were talking about Limahl as we were driving out to Bardwell Mountain last week. We especially got a giggle talking about the video for the theme to The Neverending Story in which Limahl vacillates between looking smug and stoned. I don't care how retro-hip it ever becomes, some things that happened in the 80s should be left in the 80s. Things like leg-warmers and any haircut that was ever spotted on the set of Fame!

9 comments:

Christina said...

LP

45

Cassette tape.

Kajagoogoo...ok.

Limahl? YUM!

(hey, I was 12 in '82, what did I know?)

suspiciously pleased said...

if loving Kajagoogoo is wrong, i don't want to be right . . . .

Buck Pennington said...

I immediately thought "45s, turntable and Kajagoogoo themselves" (once I read the photo title).

But...I sure wish I had a turntable...and my vinyl... out of storage at SN2's place. Someday...

skywriter said...

mullets with highlights?

Holly said...

I was gonna say, those Jackets, Parachute pants, the dye jobs, perms.
AS for your information Miss Smarty Pants, Vinyl is considered Retro now.

And Ashtrays have NEVER been obsolete, politically incorrect, maybe, but NOT obsolete.

phlegmfatale said...

christina - he was a cute boy, he just laid it on a little thick is all.

suspiciously pleased - you wear it well, darling!

buck pennington - there's nothing like the crackled on an lp - love that sound

skywriter - good guess

holly - *L* there were so many possibilities. Nope, ashtrays are not obsolete, EXCEPT in office buildings.

g bro said...

Kajagoogoo: one of the great bands of the Euro-SynthPop-Gay-Disco-Music
(ESPGDM) era of the 1980's. Having a gay, MTV-addicted roommate did NOT make it a great time musically at my house.

Christina said...

Loved Duran Duran, Eurhythmics, Depeche Mode, Spandau Ballet, Wham, and especially Wet Wet Wet, which probably nobody has ever heard of here in the States.
And Nik Kershaw, too.
And Falco.
And, and, and...

g bro said...

Christina should have lived at my house and I should have lived in the garage where the cable didn't reach.