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Help me find some U.S. elementary school study aids from the mid '80s.

Tryin' to track down a portfolio of English reading/writing laminated bifold four page workbooks. [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Mar 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Obscure 80's Indie New Wave songs

Hello. I am trying to locate a few recordings by obscure indie new wave bands that got stuck in my head in the 80's that I've been trying and failing to locate ever since. I have no idea the names of the bands or artists that recorded the songs, but hopefully I can provide enough information that someone who is familiar with them can identify them. The songs are "Genghis Khan," "Watch out Franco," and "Heart of a Boxer." [more inside]
posted by glennonymous on Apr 4, 2013 - 7 answers

What is this song?

What is this song: slow, dreamy synth song with programmed drum beats that played, in the last year or so, over a commercial that I believe featured a beach and was perhaps on MTV? [more inside]
posted by stresstwig on Sep 22, 2012 - 5 answers

green man

Old toy identification. [more inside]
posted by lamp on Jul 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Looking for a book, can't recall the title or author.

I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen. It's been years since I read it and I can't recall the name of the writer, or the title of the work. I recall a little of the plot, but not much. As far as I recall, it was about a girl living in a small town in the east coast who falls into a pit, or cave, something like that, and is saved by a man made of earth and stone. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Random pics from an 80's movie. Which one? Because I have no idea.

RANDOM80'SMovieFilter: What movie are these screenshots from? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Missed Music

Catchiest pop songs from 1977-1983? I was born too late to grow up with this music, and it was never played on the classic rock stations my parents would listen to. I'm discovering great songs that I've only had a vague awareness of, such as What a fool believes, September, Private Eyes and love the syncopated rhythm and catchy melodies. Would you recommend some others?
posted by parallax7d on Jan 2, 2012 - 60 answers

NOT Robyn Hitchcock

Late 80's cover of More Than This......male singer, possibly acoustic, but not Robyn Hitchcock. [more inside]
posted by vitabellosi on Oct 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Dancing to 80's music... is there a trick to it?

My fiancee and I are getting married in a month. I LOVE 80's music and want to hear a lot of it at the reception. I am not a dance-a-holic by any stretch of the imagination. So I come to ask the hivemind: How do you dance to awesome 80's songs? [more inside]
posted by Yzerfan on Jun 13, 2011 - 22 answers

Help me identify this cheesy sci-fi movie from the 70's or 80's!

I've been trying to identify this movie for years with no luck. This is one of those strange movie memories where you just have little snapshots in your mind. I've Googled my brains out (er... you know what I mean) and I just come up empty. Help! [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Apr 12, 2011 - 17 answers

What was this dang movie?

Identify this mid-to-late 80's comedy please! [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Mar 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Evil care bears

Does anyone remember evil care bears with a care bear glare? As I recall it, they were shadows in disguise.
posted by leotrotsky on Feb 22, 2011 - 3 answers

I Want Your Other Eye Movie Reference

I need help identifying a movie or TV show I saw as a child. It was sometime in the early to mid 80's, on late night, network tv, may have involved some kind of martial arts or Chuck Norris style badassery, and the most important detail that has disturbed me for the longest time was a scene where the protagonist faces off with the bad guys and the main bad guy gets all creepy and says something like "I want your other eye." Sketchy details below. [more inside]
posted by boba on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me figure out what 80's movie this is

Help me figure out what movie this is: I'm pretty sure it's from the 80's and there's a scene where a bunch of young adults are sitting around a cabin drinking and singing "I Want to Hold Your Hand" when they're attacked by a lion. Thats all I've got!
posted by Thrillhouse on Aug 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Desperately need name of late 70's Early 80's TV show!

Ok! What was the name of the show. It involved two guys, one in his late 20's, incredibly handsome, looked like the blond guy from Dukes of Hazzard only with brown hair, and he wore like a Gulliver's Travel get up, (he may have been from another time in the past) with a wine colored velvet laced up vest, billowing white shirt, and his sidekick was this super dorky teenager 14-18? and they would go on time travels together, and narrowly avoid tricky situations. It was usually shown on weekend afternoons, but it could have had a regular time slot in prime time. Racking my brain! Thanks for your help!
posted by donaldjans on Aug 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Hiphop 80's song from GTA?

Looking for a Hiphop song on one of the radio stations in Grand Theft Auto:Vice (i thought) [more inside]
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Jul 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Read anything interesting about the history of pop music media?

Research filter: can anybody recommend any books/articles/etc. on rock & pop music media in the late 70's and very early 80's. [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Apr 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Guns & Shopping Cart Video from the 80's

Around 1984-85, about the time that "19" and "World Destruction" came out, MTV put in strong rotation a similar themed song. The video showed two guys, one white, one black singing about the proliferation of weapons while dancing with shopping carts full of guns and ammo. What was the name of the song? Who were those guys?
posted by crumblydonut on Mar 3, 2010 - 3 answers

"He's handy with his whip. . .and his lips!"

Movies inspired by films of the 30's-50's? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Sep 16, 2009 - 28 answers

Seeking a vintage, red bomber jacket

I can't find this "adidas"-lookalike retro jacket from this Utah Saints "Something Good" music video, and I kind of want to buy one for ~$50 in Canada! [more inside]
posted by Khazk on Sep 4, 2009 - 2 answers

Need non-people 80's pop culture icons

Pop-culture enthusiasts: I am working on a project that will incorporate 80's(ish) themes/icons. But there is a caveat. [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Aug 24, 2009 - 30 answers

SAY MY NAME!

Simple Mefi, simple! I just want to buy a replica of the Orin from the 80's fantasy film The Neverending Story. I'd like a nice one, but at this point.... [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Aug 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Identify this clip of nude bald people making out in the 80's.

Help me identify a clip I saw randomly at a bar. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on May 29, 2009 - 1 answer

TV-movie where a healer slides a lump under a woman's skin

[TVMoviesFilter] Trying to remember an old, cheap-looking movie from a single rememberance: in a room full of rich people, a magician/healer slides a woman's neck tumor/lump through to her finger, at which point he cuts it off with a knife. [more inside]
posted by XiBe on May 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Game-name filter: DOS ninjas?

Idle nostalgic curiosity is driving me crazy - looking for at least the name (at best, a working version) of a late 80s/early 90s DOS (not arcade) 2-d ninja game - very simple, and the most notable characteristic is that the entire game was in uber-simple orange-red-green VGA palette colors against a black background. [more inside]
posted by ab3 on Jan 16, 2009 - 13 answers

The audience chanted, "HECTOR HECTOR HECTOR."

Name that movie filter: What 80's dark comedy/horror movie did I see with the members of my falculty? [more inside]
posted by kiki_s on Sep 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Power Hour Help!

Can you help me find an 80s Power Hour mix? [more inside]
posted by ASM on Sep 18, 2008 - 10 answers

What Apple computer was this early 80's carry-on bag designed for?

What (early 80's?) Apple Computer was this nicely constructed nylon "carry-on" bag made for? [more inside]
posted by SmileyChewtrain on Sep 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Searching for laser portrait background.

where can i find an image of the fuzzy laser background that was used in school pictures in the 80's and early 90's? [more inside]
posted by binocularfight on Apr 22, 2008 - 5 answers

I want my obscure 80's

Sometimes I can’t find what I want at the local House o’ Used CD’s or on iTunes. What are your favorite sources for (legally) obtaining music? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Mar 17, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me identify a 70's-80's home repair show

TV FILTER: I am looking for the name of a 70s-80s home repair/gardening TV show, and the female host's name. I used to watch the show, in syndication, on local Seattle TV in the early 80s. I believe the show was made in Canada, but maybe the US. The hostess was a thin woman with light brown hair and the shows premise was that she was a housewife working on her house and garden while the husband was away. They had a dog. She would have sections on the show showing how to pot plants, change light bulbs, grout tile, etc....
posted by wylde21 on Mar 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Trying To Find Evidence Of The Wendy's Jazz Cap

I'm looking for a photo of a Wendy's Jazz Cap, or even just first-hand recollections of them. These were apparently some type of multicolored painter's cap sold at Wendy's establishments in the late 80's(possibly 1988ish). There seems to be no trace of their existence online. Phone calls to the Wendy's Customer Service hotline have come back with a "try eBay" response. A few good but ultimately fruitless tries to track one down can be found on the comments to my blog. Any information, photos, or recollections would be very much appreciated.
posted by extraface on Feb 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me figure out these movies from the 80's that haunt me!

MovieFilter: Help me identify these two 80's movies that haunt my memory. [more inside]
posted by davidstith on Feb 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Hallelujah Bebop, give me a job

Forgotten book filter: Children's book, read in the early 80's. Young girl and her father have a computer they program together. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Feb 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Need to ID 80's silent movie

MovieFilter: I need help identifying a late-80's or very early 90's silent movie that takes place in NY... [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Dec 3, 2007 - 6 answers

My brain refuses to give up the goods

Need a movie id. I saw it in the 80's and the plot was that the U.S.S.R. had created an "Anytown, USA" and kidnapped some americans to populate it with to study/observe. I thought it was titled "Back in the U.S.S.R." but alas the one on IMDB is not it.
posted by zap rowsdower on Sep 13, 2007 - 8 answers

you've been here before

What's the name of this computer game from the mid-late 1980s? [more inside]
posted by spork on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 answers

An old New Wave act - anyone remember?

I'm trying to recall an obscure New Wave record. [more inside]
posted by davebush on Mar 1, 2007 - 26 answers

Old creepy show

Does anyone remember a show in the 80's that had an antique store and the people who ran the store would go back in time through the antique that was connected to an incident and they would help people. I think there was a young guy and girl and one old guy.
posted by toftk on Nov 3, 2006 - 12 answers

moviefilter: what's this movie?

Moviefilter: 80's movie, guy gets to design a lamborghini ... [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Aug 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Peace and Prosperity of the late 80's and 90's

I found myself warm and nostalgic today for the brief period between the end of the cold war and the war on terror. Do you think history will look at it as a very good time to be alive or is this just me being a nostalgic Gen x-er?
posted by Deep Dish on Aug 20, 2006 - 22 answers

Mystery 80's Song!

Probably the most idiotic question I've posted here, but I can't figure it out! Help me figure out the name of an 80's tune (Warning: My memory of the lyrics/theme in the song are close to nil). [more inside]
posted by Stauf on Aug 18, 2006 - 57 answers

New Playboys: As good as these old Playboys?

I just found a big box of old Playboys that cover dates from the mid sixties to the early eighties. I got to reading them (clothed) and you know what? Everything I've ever heard about how good the articles are is true! I'm sure they still have hot babes, what I'm asking is are they still writing these great, edgy articles about culture and politics, or are they basically FHM now? I mean these magazines have articles from everyone from Andy Warhol to P.G Wodehouse for chrissakes. [more inside]
posted by shanevsevil on Jun 10, 2006 - 15 answers

Name that 80's feature-length cartoon (or Anime):

Giant slugs with odd appendages bent on destroying all life run over kid, feel bad about it, then heal him. [more inside]
posted by hatsix on May 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Can this song be found?

Lost 80's song...I can't find this one anywhere: "400 Dragons" by Adrian John Loveridge. Not in iTunes, peer-to-peer, or ebay. (The closest I found with that name was by someone called Band of Thieves)(??) Any song with the line "...send ten thousand Venus invaders and I'd shoot them all down for one night of your love" has *got* to be a keeper! I appreciate any direction someone could point me in!
posted by g4zilla on Feb 7, 2006 - 5 answers

Trying to find obscure 80's tune

Obscure 80's tune--been looking for an answer for years! I used to be a DJ, and play a track by a guy who *sounded* like Springsteen. (Trust me, this wasn't Bruce) The only thing I have to go on is partial lyrics: "...what's it gonna be tonight? Red wine, maybe white. And if we're gonna fight, then we're gonna fight...(something something) down on the corner..." I *think* the name of the track was "On the Corner". (No, not CCR!) [more inside]
posted by g4zilla on Jan 30, 2006 - 8 answers

"That was a gen-u-ine dirt machine, not an airplane!"

What was it ...? Forgotten movie from the 80's - a young teenager is separated from his father on a camping trip in the Pacific Northwest. If memory serves correct, he was kidnapped and held captive by some pretty backwoods kind of guys. He then learns survival and more.... inside .... [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Oct 10, 2005 - 4 answers

Who is that guy! I know him from somewhere

Moviefilter: Who is that guy in the circuit city commercial?? [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Sep 19, 2005 - 5 answers

Teens of The 80's

I have a question for those who were teenagers in the 1980's, I'm doing a presentation with a group and my part is generational persona of teens relating to safety (how safe did the avg teen feel?), reckless behavior (how did teens rebel, or get into trouble?) and individualism (Did teens clump themselves into cliques and groups, or did they feel the need to succumb to a particular 'look'was it accepted to be unique and individualistic?) [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Jul 11, 2005 - 29 answers

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