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Blog Profile / Stuck in the 80s


URL :http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/80s/
Filed Under:Age Groups / Gen X
Posts on Regator:1986
Posts / Week:12
Archived Since:June 29, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Three reasons to see the Replay America/Go-Go's tour this summer

So you think the era of the "Big '80s Tours" is over? Hardly. Kiss and Def Leppard are oddly matched for a tour this summer. Howard Jones, Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey and Ultra Vox's Midge Ure headline the 13-date …

Before everyone sampled Billy Squier's big riffs, we all enjoyed his 'Big Beat'

There are few ‘80s stories that I have tired of more than the fallout from Billy Squier's video for Rock Me Tonite and how it ended his career according to every DJ and ‘80s expert. We have not come to pile on Squier, but to celebrate him with forgotten rockers like The Big Beat.

Trapper Keepers are back and redesigned for your iPads

Trapper Keeper fans, somethings don't burn our or fade away. Trapper Keepers are back, though this time they've been designed to hold your iPads and other mobile tablets.

Don't cry, Asia fans, now that we've found another 'lost and found' single

Though Asia just released their 14th album this year, the only songs you ever hear on the radio by them are Heat of the Moment and maybe Only Time Will Tell. But don't all choked up; we're here to remind you of the other hits like Don't Cry.

Nerdy or Namaste? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle yoga pants

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle yoga pants? Yep, it's a new world. You gotta mix the ying of '80s nostalgia with the yang of trying to keep your body in shape. Or at the very least keep your body comfortable while you binge watch John Hughes movies this weekend.

Is there such thing as an underrated Queen song? Here's one

Sometimes we cover the obscure at Lost and Found, but this week it's time to get around to some of the biggest names in ‘80s rock but with songs that rarely, if ever, get played or mentioned anymore. There are few bands revered as much as Queen in SIT80s land, but even '80s Nation would have to knock the dust off the underrated …

'Designing Women' and 'Mannequin' co-star Meshach Taylor dies

Meshach Taylor, best known to '80s fans for his role of "Anthony Bouvier" on TV's Designing Women, has died at the age of 67, according to CNN.com.

'Can't Buy Me Love' and other '80s classics coming to Netflix in July

Can't Buy Me Love is easily one of the most underrated teen movies of the '80s, even though it disgracefully borrows its name from a song. (Cardinal sin!) If you're a fan of the Patrick Dempsey flick -- and the African Anteater Ritual -- then get ready. Netflix will …

This might the single worst list of good and bad musician performances in movies

The listing business is fun, but fickle. And it's fundamentally unfair, because at its very heart, it's totally subjective. (I once forgot to put Ferris Bueller in a list of best '80s movies, so I'm guilty too.) So I cut Indiewire.com some break in the latest list of "RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

'Aurora Bridge' is still sound, say our engineering pros The Young Fresh Fellows

One of the best vacations I've taken was a trip to Seattle in 2012. Of the many cool sights to see in Seattle is the Gas Work Park and the site of the low budget video of Aurora Bridge" by Seattle's own Young Fresh Fellows.

Watch: What 'Game of Thrones' would look like as an '80s sitcom

Game of Thrones as an '80s sitcome? I can't imagine Cliff Huxtable sitting on the Iron Throne. But this video is the next best thing.

Star Wars light saber ice pop mold: 'An elegant dessert for a more civilized age'

"I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool popsicle crusade like your father did." Yes, I speak of course of the official Star Wars ice pop maker, which creates frozen treats in the …

Hollywood life gets an overdue mocking in 'Golden Ball and Chain'

It was no white lie when I declared Jason & the Scorchers as one of my favorite bands when I profiled them in 2013 on Lost and Found, so it was problem in finding a second helping today with Golden Ball and Chain.

35 years later, was it really The Knack's 'My Sharona' that killed disco?

Was The Knack's My Sharona, which hit the charts this week back in 1979, the first real "eighties" hit for our generation?

Craving Chilliwack? Here's their other big song from the '80s

Who doesn't love Chilliwack's My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) that we profiled last summer, but whatcha gonna do if you crave more Chilliwack on Lost and Found?

Tom Cruise in talks for 'Star Wars VII' role ... Isn't he a little short to be a stormtrooper?

If you felt a disturbance in The Force, here's why: Tom Cruise is talking to J.J. Abrams about getting a role in the new Star Wars VII film, currently in production in England.

Happy birthday, Curt Smith. Here's our fave Tears for Fears song

Curt Smith of Tears for Fears turns 53 years old today. He's also about the most entertaining and genuine person you'll ever find on Twitter, where he's currently obsessing over World Cup matches (and supporting the U.S. national te...

Psychedelic Furs announce fall 2014 tour dates

The Psychedelic Furs are headed back out on tour this fall. No dates in Florida, but I will admit we in the Sunshine State have had plenty of opportunities to catch them on recent tours, so we're cool with being left out this time around. The

Match Tom Hanks' character names with the right '80s movies, TV shows

Of all the Tom Hanks movies to show up on TV repeatedly lately, it's shocking to see the movie in question is 1986's Nothing in Common, an under-appreciated and seldom-aired film where Hanks plays the disconnected son to the great Jackie Gleason. But even hardcore '80s fans probably can't name Hanks' character name. It's "David …

There's so much more to Red Rider than 'Lunatic Fringe'

Last November, we caught up with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider with The Boy Inside The Man, but our second helping of Red Rider comes today with the very cool Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me).

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