I'm sick of the eighties!

Backslapping time. Well done us. We are fantastic.
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Postby Very Stable Baron » 29 Mar 2005, 04:56

Good goddamn y'all, the world is just a little bit under the weather. I just saw Duran Duran "Girls On Film" on VH1 and it sounded utterly contemporary.

Not a bad song, actually.
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Postby Jeff K » 29 Mar 2005, 05:07

LeBaron wrote:Good goddamn y'all, the world is just a little bit under the weather. I just saw Duran Duran "Girls On Film" on VH1 and it sounded utterly contemporary.

Not a bad song, actually.


That's quite a confession coming from you. It's almost as if you admitted you are gay!
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Postby Very Stable Baron » 29 Mar 2005, 05:09

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LeBaron wrote:Good goddamn y'all, the world is just a little bit under the weather. I just saw Duran Duran "Girls On Film" on VH1 and it sounded utterly contemporary.

Not a bad song, actually.


That's quite a confession coming from you. It's almost as if you admitted you are gay!


No shame in digging on some Duran Duran.

And so what if I was gay? Maybe I am!

I wonder how many of us actually are? Anyone ever stop to think about that? Huh? It is the twenty first century you know.
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Postby Very Stable Baron » 29 Mar 2005, 05:12

Sorry bout that.

I don't mind some Duran Duran here and there. Shit, I heard a Phil Collins/Genesis 80's hit the other day on the radio that I kinda like. And just twice yesterday I heard Hall and Oates doing the Maneater tune which I was surprised to like more than I remembered.
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Postby Jeff K » 29 Mar 2005, 05:17

Baron, are you feeling okay?

Duran Duran, I'll give you but Maneater and Phil Collins-era Genesis?
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Postby Very Stable Baron » 29 Mar 2005, 05:19

Jeff K wrote:Baron, are you feeling okay?

Duran Duran, I'll give you but Maneater and Phil Collins-era Genesis?


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Postby Snarfyguy » 29 Mar 2005, 05:27

LeBaron wrote:Sorry bout that.

I don't mind some Duran Duran here and there. Shit, I heard a Phil Collins/Genesis 80's hit the other day on the radio that I kinda like. And just twice yesterday I heard Hall and Oates doing the Maneater tune which I was surprised to like more than I remembered.


Time heals all wounds. Absent the incessant bombardment of that stuff we experienced at the time, we have a more objective listening experience.

Not to say that Maneater doesn't suck. It just doesn't suckas much we thought. Or who knows, maybe it doesn't suck at all; I haven't heard it in a while.
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Postby Very Stable Baron » 29 Mar 2005, 05:29

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LeBaron wrote:Sorry bout that.

I don't mind some Duran Duran here and there. Shit, I heard a Phil Collins/Genesis 80's hit the other day on the radio that I kinda like. And just twice yesterday I heard Hall and Oates doing the Maneater tune which I was surprised to like more than I remembered.


Time heals all wounds. Absent the incessant bombardment of that stuff we experienced at the time, we have a more objective listening experience.

Not to say that Maneater doesn't suck. It just doesn't suckas much we thought. Or who knows, maybe it doesn't suck at all; I haven't heard it in a while.


I'm being totally serious. There are always cringe moments, but there were some nice little bits that I had forgotten about. And, needless to say, I was younger than most of you old bastards, so I like a lot of the crap from the eighties due to osmosis. Whether that changed my chromosomes for the worse is up for debate.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 29 Mar 2005, 05:33

LeBaron wrote:I'm being totally serious.


I know, I am too. The age difference between you and me might account for a bit less hostility on your part in revisiting things like this.

What is our age difference? I was born in '64, and think Jeff's around the same vintage.
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Postby Very Stable Baron » 29 Mar 2005, 05:43

snarfyguy wrote:What is our age difference? I was born in '64, and think Jeff's around the same vintage.


What's a decade between friends?

Like Iam, I wuz born in 74.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 29 Mar 2005, 05:53

LeBaron wrote:
snarfyguy wrote:What is our age difference? I was born in '64, and think Jeff's around the same vintage.


What's a decade between friends?

Like Iam, I wuz born in 74.


Ah, well there you go. Maybe when you're older you'll understand. :P
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Postby Deebank » 29 Mar 2005, 13:02

Denim had a take on the eighties... they were against them.

It has to be added that Lawrence had an agenda here as his previous band (Felt) had released 10 LPs and 10 singles in the eighties but achieved nothing more than the cultiest of successes which wasn't really good enough when what you really deserved was world domination. He also takes a swipe at Duran Duran's guitarist who he went to school with... at the time of writing the lyrics probably rang true, but I guess he's got the last laugh now. Anyway:

I’m against the ‘80s I don’t care what you say
I’m against the ‘80s you don’t listen to me anyway
well I’m for the ‘70s –oh- and for the ‘90s too
yeah I’m against the ‘80s girl look what they’ve done to you

I made a new sound and they put it underground
it was a thunderbolt crash they said it’s never going to last in the ‘80s

we’re victims of the ‘80s yeah you and me girl
deflated by the ‘80s getting caught up in its social whirl
you should have seen me in the ‘70s I was different then
oh but those times have gone and they ain’t never coming back again

so I formed myself a band and I toured it ‘round the land
I took a look around there was nothing going down in the ‘80s

remember in the ‘70s when we were at school
hangin’ out with the older boys bending all the little rules
remember in the ’73 yeah you and me
in a little wood leaning up against the tree

if the truth’s to be told then we were 12 years old
they say crime doesn’t pay but it surely did that day in the ‘70s,
yeah yeahyeah

I’m against the ‘80s duran duran
fake make-up boys the rum-runner clan
I knew you when you were at school you were nothing then
and when you left the band you were nothing again
you bought yourself a farm and you looked about as calm
as a man who’s going to freak ‘cause an earthquake’s hit his street in the ‘80s

well I’m against the ‘80s bands that couldn’t play
I’m against the ‘80s singers with nothing to say
you heard it on the radio you saw it on the tv
you still went and bought it thought – aah it amazes me

you wouldn’t know know style if it ran you up the aisle
you couldn’t spot a star if he came within a mile of the ‘80s

I’m looking forward to the ‘90s yeah I’ve got a new girl
we’re into ravesignal III ‘cos “we’re in love with the modern world”
I’m sick of winklepicker kids mary chain debris
I’ve just had enough of that nah it doesn’t interest me

I’ve made a new sound this ain’t going underground
it’s a thunderbolt crash concerns the future and the past
but not the ‘80s no not the ‘80s we’re talkin' 'bout the ‘80s.
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Postby Copehead » 30 Mar 2005, 00:18

Ha Ha

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Good song though, and, ironically, it sounds so 80s

But I thought the main thrust of the thread was how crap the Prof's haircut and trousers were
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Postby German Dave » 17 Jun 2005, 08:57

can one of the admin move this to 'classic threads' at some point, please?

it's a belting read.
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Postby NancyL21st » 17 Jun 2005, 11:10

giraffe wrote:can one of the admin move this to 'classic threads' at some point, please?

it's a belting read.


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Postby The Modernist » 17 Jun 2005, 18:27

LeBaron wrote:Good goddamn y'all, the world is just a little bit under the weather. I just saw Duran Duran "Girls On Film" on VH1 and it sounded utterly contemporary.

Not a bad song, actually.


I was in a record shop today when this came on and before I knew what I was really doing i found myself singing along with the chorus -aloud!!
Very odd behaviour at the best of times, but especially odd as I don't even like it, or thought I didn't -perhaps I really do.

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Postby moonie » 18 Jun 2005, 01:18

You know, the Reivers only barely made it beyond the 80's, but since they were sooooooo far ahead of their time....

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Postby moonie » 18 Jun 2005, 01:29

goldwax wrote::roll:


Oh shut up. If it weren't for the 80's, Toto would never have had a chance in hell.

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Postby Very Stable Baron » 13 Nov 2005, 04:36

There's a motion on the floor. And we have a second!
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Postby The Red Heifer » 13 Nov 2005, 06:05

Baron of the Chuckles wrote:There's a motion on the floor. And we have a second!


Either house train it or get it outside.
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