Blog Profile / Stuck in the 80s


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Archived Since:June 29, 2011

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Neal Schon lashes out after Journey members' White House appearance

Oh boy, the wheels in the sky keep on turning. Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon is not at all happy to learn that a few of the band’s members visited the White House recently.

Miami Vice TV reboot coming from Vin Diesel, NBC

Cue up the Phil Collins tunes, shine up the sports car and get those pastels back into your wardrobe. It seems that Miami Vice could be returning to network TV.

Michael Franks' secret is safe in the '80s

While others may stick their noses up, I love the soft rock of the early '80s. While it seemed soft rock was no secret during the decade, not all songs of that genre cracked the charts - including the little heard Your Secret's Safe With Me by Michael Franks.

Happy birthday, MTV: Life goes on, long after music television is gone

August 1 marks the birthday of MTV, an institution that transformed the '80s from a decade into a cultural milestone. And yet, each anniversary of its launch, it feels more and more like a wake than a celebration. The MTV we knew as kids is long gone.

Here's the Devo video we wanted back in 1980

On my summer vacation I visited the Buckeye State. When crossing the state line, only an '80s nerd would sing to themselves - "what's round on the end and hi(gh) in the middle - O-HI-O", but that's what happens when you are Stuck in the '80s and also a fan of the pride of Ohio - Devo.

New podcast: Loverboy's Paul Dean talks crazy fans, big hits and more

True story: Loverboy was the first band I ever saw perform live. It was Oct. 22, 1981 and they opened for Jouney on the Escape tour at the Lakeland Civic Center. It was a general admission show, so I squeezed as close as I could to the front by the stage. I was maybe 10 rows back when the boys from Canada hit the stage. The sound hit me …

Grace Jones isn't perfect, but she was perfect for the '80s

A View To Kill was on cable the other week and while it's debatable about how good of Bond movie it is, you have to give it props for the casting of Grace Jones. She may not have been the perfect villain as May Day, but as she declared in her music she's not perfect; but she's perfect for you.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High turns 35: Learn it. Know it. Live it

Fast Times at Ridgemont High not only is the perfect time capsule of pop culture in the early ‘80s - all it needed was some tasty waves and cool buds = it’s also high art. How so? Leave it to me. I'm the full hot orator today. Did you know the cast actually featured three future Academy Award winners?

Forgotten '80s classic: The Kinks' 'The Road'

While the '70s has classic songs about rock 'n' roll on the road like Jackson Browne's The Load-Out and Bob Seger's Turn The Page, the '80s also lamented about the long tours including songs that might have escaped your attention like the Kinks and their travel song simply titled The Road.

Do you remember Eddie Money's 'sleeper' hit from the '80s?

With the close of summer comes one of America's favorite pastime of the summer fair. As the years have passed, summer fairs have increasingly relied on music acts to get people in the turnstiles. However, even the '80s the summer fair was alive and today you can attend with Eddie Money and hear We Should Be Sleeping.

That one time when Madonna wasn't burning up the charts

Hot enough for ya? From the constant heat of Florida to the Midwest scorchers and finally the triple-digit temperatures in the Southwest, 2017 has been another year of burning up, but it's nothing new as in the '80s we were Burning Up with Madonna.

New podcast: What to expect on the next '80s Cruise

We're still eight months away from the 2018 voyage of The 80s Cruise, but it feels like the last one happened a century ago. (It was only March.) So for this week's Stuck in the '80s podcast, we invited Dane Butcher - cruise director of The 80s Cruise - to join us to spill some …

Trailer for 'Star Trek Discovery' is dark and wonderful

God bless, Comic-Con. Every year, it gives us some AMAZING previews of upcoming movies and TV shows. This weekend, we got a look at trailers for the Ready Player One movie and the new TV series Star Trek Discovery.

Actor John Heard dies at age 72

John Heard, who played so many roles in the '80s but was probably best known as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, according to media reports. He was 72.

Until this song, Alan Parsons Project stood on much higher ground

Listening to yesterday's Keats song made me pine for more Alan Parsons Project music and today we dig deeper into their catalogue with Standing On Higher Ground.

From 'Boot' to 'Jacket' - Top 5 war movies of the '80s

The media is going nuts over Dunkirk these days, and rightfully so if the reviews are on target. In my family, going to a war movie was a rite of passage passed on from father to son. The only movies my dad and …

Let's turn our love around for this forgotten '80s supergroup

We love '80s supergroups that flew under the radar on Lost and Found and today we have one that was so far under the radar its almost embarrassing for music lovers. So today let's show some love for Keats and their video for Turn Your Love Around.

30 years ago on Billboard charts, Heart was alone at top

It’s a shame that Nancy and Ann Wilson are struggling with family issues and have put Heart on the sideline for now. Thirty years ago, they were atop the charts with the hit Alone.

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