Okay, it’s bragging time, but I’ll get to that in a moment. The across the river rivals of the Minneapolis band The Replacements, St. Paul’s Husker Du proved to be equally talented and influential. Moving from their earlier sound of thrash, hardcore punk to a more accessible and melodic alternative rock, Husker Du has …
In the '80s, we would herd nerds to The Gap. A even longer time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I guess they would herd womp rats to the auction house. That's where you can find Luke Skywalker's pants from Star Wars.
Artists who often complained about the tedium of filming ‘80s videos should have taken a tip from Chris Isaak. Just get a smokin’ hot model and have them film you getting all steamy with her on a bed, kiddie pool or anywhere.
Never before and never again (I hope) will I be able to write about Justin Bieber on Stuck in the '80s, but imagine my delight to wake up this morning to headlines that Jon Bon Jovi has called Bieber an "ahole" in the British media.
Remember last summer when John Waite made headlines for trashing Journey and other ‘80s bands that keep reuniting? Let’s instead choose to remember the John Waite who had a sense of humor in the video for …
Tootsie Roll Bank The other day, I had a weird random flashback. I remembered having a Tootsie Roll bank as a kid. Did you? Typically, I would receive them as gifts for Christmas or Easter and they'd come filled with small bite- sized individually wrapped Tootsie Rolls. Show More Summary
Just Write is a writing exercise I thought I’d like to try, having seen it on another blog. It’s writing down some everyday moments without over-thinking it. It’s just a sort of freely-written exercise done in the moment, descriptive of … Continue reading ?
Vince Neil, Lita Ford, Don Dokken, Slash, Tommy Lee and many more stars of '80s hair metal have gone on the record with their fading memories of life on the Sunset Strip and elsewhere during our glorious decade. Salon has RELATED ►POST PROFILESHARE ►
If you do an internet search for Dragon, you’ll no doubt be flooded with links to HBO’s addictive Game of Thrones series. There is serious doubt on how far you would have to scroll to find the band Dragon and their new wave nugget Rain from 1983.
Would you buy a ticket to see Jason Bateman in Teen Wolf Three? You kinda would, wouldn't ya? With all the interest in Bateman these days because of the new Arrested Development series, you'd think someone would ask him about his days in 1987's Teen Wolf Too.
As the ‘80s became stereotyped by Yuppies and mantras like “Greed is Good”, who would have believed that in 1987 a band of out Australia would take the world by storm singing about the injustices to native Aborigines?
Sinbad, who has been bouncing around TV and and the big screen since the mid '80s, is finding out that showbiz life these days is a different world. The comic has filed for bankruptcy protection, the second time he's used the courts to help him out.
Did you catch Star Trek: Into the Woods, or whatever it's called, over the weekend? Sadly, I missed it. I was unpacking boxloads of Tribbles as I moved from Orlando to the nearby …
With more than 30 million copies sold worldwide, it’s a stretch to say that Dire Strait’s Brother in Arms album is "lost" since it was released in 1985. While the No. 1 smash Money For Nothing is a constant on the radio, the title track, Brother in Arms, is uncommon on the radio.
After scoring multiple hits in the ‘70s with his band LTD, Jeffrey Osborne went solo and went on to chart eight Top 40 hits in the ‘80s. While most of his singles were slow R&B ballads, Osborne still could hit the dance floor with songs like 1983’s Stay With Me Tonight.
"It's not fun... being an illegal alien." I was only 16 when this song by Genesis was released in 1983. All I thought at the time is that it was semi-catchy, and semi-stupid. But was it actually one of the most racist songs of the '...
As ‘80s music started to become more slick and overproduced in the last half of the decade, there was a small revival of American roots rock coined The Paisley Underground. One of the soldiers of that movement was The Long Ryders. Taking their name from the 1980 western The Long Riders, The Long Ryders gained some minor …
If you instantly recognize these, then you’re probably in your thirties and had no friends as a child. To those of us who know, they’re simply iconic. They’re like Ray-Bans and the Rubik’s cube, Tab soda and MTV. They’re the … Continue reading ?
Axel Foley, take a seat. Deadline.com reports that CBS has decided against airing the Beverly Hills Cop reboot, which was backed by Eddie Murphy.
If Steve Spears has ever tried to convince us of one thing on the SIT80’s blog and podcasts, it is that we should all revisit the movie and soundtrack to Valley Girl.