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30 years later, ‘Cobra’ still one of decade’s worst box office winners

How can one of the most panned action movies of the ‘80s be a box office king? Don’t ask me. Ask Marion “Cobra” Cobretti. Cobra starred Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote the screenplay that was based loosely on a novel by Paula Gosling called Fair Game. Released May 23, 1986, …

Because Madness can be hereditary, we grandfather in 'One Step Beyond'

In our busy lives, it seems we are one step behind. Yesterday on Lost and Found we were one step ahead, but today we go one step further and go One Step Beyond with Madness.

Split Enz truly was one step ahead with this forgotten tune

Covering songs that were released 30-35 years might on the surface seem a little tardy, but with so many forgotten songs, it's great to learn about "new" '80s songs in 2016. While many see '80s music as the past - for many of us, the music is still being discovered and we are One Step Ahead.

The Tubes' Fee Waybill talks MTV, Jen Aniston and his BFF Richard Marx

It's probably safe to say downtown Clearwater has rarely if ever seen the likes of a band like The Tubes, who play the Capitol Theatre on June 3.Sure, The Tubes enjoyed mainstream success in the early …

In the '80s, John Farnham was 'the voice' of anti-war sentiment too

As we learned this week, '80s artists were not afraid to tackle the tough subjects of war and PTSD among its soldiers. However, '80s artists were also equally optimistic and encouraging on overcoming the brutality of war with songs of hope like You're The Voice by John Farnham.

Support for armed conflicts hit the Skids with this tune

While there is mostly respect for the military in America, there are those who don't always trust the motives of all our military actions and that sentiment is represented by The Skids and their post punk hit Working For The Yankee Dollar.

Motley Crue – Carnival of Sins: Live [Album Review]

Motley Crue – Carnival of Sins: Live 2006, Motley Records 1. “Shout at the Devil” 2. “Too Fast for Love” 3. “Ten Seconds to Love” 4. “Red Hot” 5. “On With the Show” 6. “Too Young to Fall in Love” 7. “Looks That Kill” 8. “Louder Than Hell” 9. “Live Wire” 10. “Girls, Girls, Girls” […]

Billy Joel's Goodnight Saigon: Truly only the good die young

The hallmark of a great songwriter is a person who can create a vivid story without ever having experienced it. That is why we love Billy Joel, because even though he never served in the Vietnam War, he wrote perhaps the most poignant song about the men who fought it with Goodnight Saigon.

Vietnam only an American nightmare? Here's the view from down under

Like most kids growing up in the '80s, I never knew about Australia's involvement in the Vietnam until much later in life, but our friends Down Under definitely carried their share of the load and have the scars to prove it as heard in songs like I Was Only 19 by Redgum.

Watch the first trailer of the 'Lethal Weapon' TV series

I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this, but the trailer for the TV reboot of the classic '80s Lethal Weapon franchise actually looks … good? I’m really not used to putting “good” and “reboot” so close together in the same sentence. (Unless maybe it’s “Good …

Kevin Smith wants to redo Buckaroo Banzai as TV show?!?

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension is returning as a TV series … to be directed by Kevin Smith?!? I’m not sure what part of the sentence is more weird.“Hey, hey, hey, hey-now. Don't be mean; we don't have to be mean, cuz, remember, no matter where you go, there you …

Can you say the name of Paul Hardcastle's classic without 'na-na-na-na-nineteen?'

In a few weeks it will be Memorial Day Weekend and here at Lost and Found we always try to pay some respect in May to '80s songs about war and the soldiers that fought bravely for their country. This year we will devote a whole week to dark belly of war with a focus on songs dealing with the Vietnam War like the Top 40 hit 19 by Paul …

My Ten Favorite Video Games by Konami

It was reported awhile ago that Konami is essentially finished as a big time AAA-game developer. They’ve cancelled game projects, employees like Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima have left the company, and it looks like the company will be putting a lot of focus on mobile and casino games. I couldn’t tell you the last time I played a […]

For cult classics like Electric Dreams, love is love

As fans of the Stuck in the '80s podcast, we have all learned to know the identity of co-host Steve Spears' favorite cult movies. Ranking high on his list would be Electric Dreams, in part due to the soundtrack featuring one of Spearsy's favorite songs Together In Electric Dreams by Philip Oakey and …

Jorn – Heavy Rock Radio [Album Review]

Jorn – Heavy Rock Radio 2016, Frontiers Records Buy the album 1. I Know There’s Something Going On 2. Running Up That Hill 3. Rev on the Red Line 4. You’re the Voice 5. Live to Win 6. Don’t Stop Believin’ 7. Killer Queen 8. Hotel California 9. Rainbow in the Dark 10. The Final […]

10 things you didn't know about 'Top Gun' and its enduring appeal 30 years later

When you think of iconic movies of the ‘80s, which titles come to mind? The Breakfast Club. E.T. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Back to the Future. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Why isn’t Top Gun name-checked more often? Top Gun turns 30 years old on May 16. The Cold War tale of a Navy aviator falling …

Theme song to 'THE cruising vessel' from Fast Times at Ridgemont High

With the ease and low cost of the automatic car wash, the art of washing your car in the driveway seemed to have died, but in the '80s it was alive and well. In 1982 we all remember that before he served his last fry at All American Burger, Brad from Fast Times At Ridgemont High took pride in washing his …

Top 10 Top Gun lines to annoy your coworkers on 30th anniversary

Time to buzz the tower, Goose: Top Gun is about to turn 30 years old. Depending on what source you look at, the Tom Cruise classic was released either on May 12, 13 or 16. I’m going with the 16th.Now, you can mock Top Gun all you want today for the campiness of the film, Goose’s cheesy ‘stache, …

Bright Lights, Big City a bust but for the music

Just a few weeks ago, Michael J. Fox was in the news for receiving an apology from supermarket tabloid The Globe for inaccurate reports on his Parkinson's disease and failing health. The truth is nobody prefers to see Fox in a bad way, including 1988 with Bright Lights, Big City. But that doesn't …

Not every movie soundtrack classic brings the happiest memories

As proof that '80s movie soundtracks were the best, we are extending the 4th annual Movie Week with a bonus second week of songs featured in '80s flicks. While most movies and their songs are fun, many take a serious tone and even honor the fallen like Peter Gabriel's nod to Steven Biko from the movie …

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