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Late 80s indie song ID

I've been searching for various songs I used to have on tape from UK Radio 1's John Peel show in the late 80s (roughly 87-90). One in particular is proving a bit tricky. On the tape inlay I labelled it Imaginary Girlfriend by Mighty Mighty, but if that's true I haven't been able to turn it up on Google, so that could be completely wrong. I don't have the tape anymore so I can't upload a sample. More half-remembered details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by crocomancer on Jun 29, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me identify this song based on the melody

What is the 80s or 90s pop song with a similar melody to the one in Super Freak/Can't Touch This? It sounds like the same intervals, but sung with the "words" da-dee-day-doh. I want to say it could be from the UK, possibly somewhere else in Europe. I think the album cover is black and white and could be a picture of people walking. Sorry for how vague this is! Any ideas?
posted by flod logic on Mar 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Dear Google: "red yellow smashy tail ankylosaurus he-man"

When I was a child in the mid-late 80s, I had a toy. In my mind, it was a Masters of the Universe toy, because I always played with it with my He-Man figures, but I may be mistaken. I also think it had one of those trapdoors so that you could jam an action figure halfway into it. What I remember clearly is that it was a red ankylosaurus-like creature, with a big yellow tail/appendage that could come smashing down in front of it with some sort of lever action to demolish other action figures. I can't really describe it any better than that. Can anyone identify this toy?
posted by 256 on Feb 19, 2014 - 5 answers

DCComicsfilter - Old DC UK annual, what happened next?

When I was a kid in the mid-80s, I had a DC annual that was printed in the UK. Because of the unique way these things were cobbled together (they'd reprint whatever they could get with little regard to continuity), I have no idea how the story ended. For some reason, this is currently doing my head in, so can anyone point me in the right direction? Barely remembered details inside... [more inside]
posted by peteyjlawson on Jan 18, 2014 - 6 answers

What was this sit-in space vehicle toy I had as a kid?

The Christmas season has me thinking about a toy I had as a child in the late 70s and early 80s. I don't know what to call it -- or even what category of toy it is, so I can't search for it with Google. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Dec 29, 2013 - 10 answers

You're the one, the one I see

My friend has been trying to identify this song for over 20 years. It's from the early to mid 80's. It came unlabeled on a mix tape. Google lyrics searches come up empty. SoundHound/Shazam fail. [more inside]
posted by irontech on Dec 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Old TV ad with a boy who'd been camping

What was that old (80s/90s) British TV ad with the boy who comes home from a camping trip and says "Pretty exhausting, really"? I'd like to find it on YouTube if possible, but even knowing the name of the product would help.
posted by the latin mouse on Jul 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Salami Night Fever

I am trying to find an old (80s-90s) animated short called "Salami Night Fever". [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Jun 10, 2013 - 5 answers

What was this (cable?) US/Canadian comedy sketch from the late 80s?

Sometime in the late 80s I saw a comedy sketch on TV which combined all the major world religions into one quasi-rap song (or madrigal-chant). The only parts I remember are "Sister Mary Elizabeth, hit me with a stick!" "Oh by the way, have you been born again?" and "Hare Krishna Hare Rama, here's your cookbook, where's my dollar?" Anyone know what this was? I promise I didn't make it up.
posted by pammeke on May 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Tracking down a YA book series from the late 80s / early 90s

In my elementary school (circa 1989-1996, Ontario/Canada), there was a series of young adult novels that our library had. I've been trying to track them down, and Google hasn't helped with the scattershot info I remember about them. Here is what I have to go on... [more inside]
posted by ordinary_magnet on Mar 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Please name this song!

I'm trying to find this song. It is from 3'30" until 4'05". I can't make out the lyrics very well. Maybe 'Turn it up' or 'Turn me on'. I recognise it and it's driving me around the bend. Anyone? Thanks
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jan 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Nostalgia brain freeze.

I'm trying to find the name of a computer game I played when I was very young. Circa 1986-7 ish. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Find this YA sci-fi book!

Yet another name this 70s/80s YA novel question--illustrated underground city edition! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 26, 2012 - 7 answers

What is this movie??

I need help identifying a movie from the 80s! [more inside]
posted by paperclip2000 on May 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Please help me ID this early-80s music video!

Please help me ID this early-80s music video! [more inside]
posted by Legomancer on May 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Just my type!

Help me identify these fonts from Wet Hot American Summer and other 80s-themed typefaces. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x on Apr 17, 2012 - 7 answers

No Retreat! No Surrender!

What is this mid-80's martial arts movie with two kids and terrible editing? It's not "No Retreat, No Surrender". [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Apr 5, 2012 - 4 answers

What was this scifi comic from the 80s?

I was amazed how quickly I got a similar question I answered last week, so here goes another one, as I delve the origins of my subconscious... I am looking for a comic in book form/graphic novel that would have been around in (probably) 1982. It was a similar style to the Heavy Metal comics I guess. It featured a computer called Rose and a huge weird kind of evil organ (as in the kind you get in a church!). That's about it. If anyone gets this I will be suitably impressed... thanks MeFites.
posted by KateViolet on Mar 20, 2012 - 7 answers

80s scifi with gladiatorial mangling machines?

Which film gave me twenty plus years of recurring nightmares about weird grindy cog machines coming to mangle me? [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Designer who wore mickey mouse ears?

Who was the French accessories designer or other sort of fashion insider known for sporting mickey mouse ears back in the 80s or 90s? She was a rather kooky character and I believe she was a muse or friend of Karl Lagerfeld. I've googled and googled and have been stumped. Bonus points if you can find a vintage photo.
posted by missmerrymack on Feb 5, 2012 - 5 answers

What was this song called?

Name this 80s pop-country song! [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Who did this cover of Al Green's Rhymes?

Musical question: back in the 80s I heard a cover of Al Green's Rhymes. It was a snarkier, Gen Xy, punkish version. Very distinctive vocals, kind of raspy and whiny. I don't remember the music behind it much which makes me think it was minimalistic. I want to say the singer's name was Chris something? Who did this version? I have faith some mefite well versed in obscure music will come to my aid. Thanks!
posted by Jandoe on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Raisins Singing "Lean on Me"

Does anyone know where my sister could get an mp3 of a cover version of "Lean on Me" from "The California Raisins Sing the Hit Songs" (1987). We had it on a tape as kids and she's making a nostalgia CD. Can't find it in itunes or amazon... Local libraries don't have it, CD is expensive. I tried a bit of filetype:mp3 searching and didn't turn up much...
posted by mgogol on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

The phone rang every night at the same time . . .

Please help me find out the name of this song and who performed it. I'm pretty sure it was 1985 when I heard this song on the radio. It was kind of an oddball novelty song that used a lot of sounds like ticking and ringing clocks. [more inside]
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 on Nov 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find a barely-remembered random youtube video

ID this youtube video! Skateboarding in a roller rink, ridiculous outfit, handstand tricks. Ringing any bells? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Nov 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Trying to remember the name of a toy we played with in the 70s.

I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 9, 2011 - 11 answers

The Facts Of Life

Was this really the plot line of a "Facts Of Life" episode, or am I misremembering? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Aug 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for a retro t-shirt

I'm trying to find a retro (80s-ish) t-shirt with the Good Humor ice cream logo on it and not having any luck. [more inside]
posted by k5.user on Jul 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Who is this?

Who is this?
posted by Trurl on May 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Model rocket launch at 1500. Don't be late.

Is there a good online repository for technology geek ephemera from the 80s? I'm thinking of a teenage kid in his 80s bedroom holding a soldering iron, working on a hobby project next to his C64. Would love to see imagery, video, back issues of magazines, whatever.
posted by circular on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm thinking of an 80s pop hit...

I'm thinking of an 80s song, common in movie soundtracks, that starts with a sung "Oh we oh we oh we oh wee ohh Ahhh". The google, it does nothing. Any ideas?
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking on May 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Need help remembering this obscure '80s college rock group

Please help me stop thinking about the Goo Goo Dolls and tell me what '80s band I can't remember. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on May 3, 2011 - 23 answers

Trying to figure out the title of an old Easter special from HBO...

Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
posted by mintcake! on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Back in the USSR

Trying to remember a spy thriller film from the early 80s. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 24, 2011 - 7 answers

sax hook

What is that 80s sax song that goes "do dwee do dododo?" [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Feb 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Bra removal champion???

What is this half-remembered VHS tape of very-low-production-values, very short sketches, that my friend and I rented in the mid-to-late 80s? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can I find a community of video makers?

Where can I find a community of amateur video makers who might be interested in doing a music video for my band? [more inside]
posted by locussst on Dec 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Muskeeter cartoon from the 80s?

Help me find this 3 Musketeers cartoon from the 80s with a ridiculously catchy theme song! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Nov 1, 2010 - 8 answers

What is this sad 80s song that I love?

A song. From the 80s. Almost no information. Go! [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Aug 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Karaoke Night!

I am taking my friends to karaoke but I need song recommendation! (age group: 25~32) [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Jun 19, 2010 - 28 answers

Captain Robo Gold Armor 80s Man

HelpMeThinkOfThisMovie/TVShowFilter: back in the mid-80s I used to rent these VHS kids movies about a sci future where this special group of soldiers (or something) wore their own individual Robo-Cop-Like Suits. It was NOT animated. The main character wore gold armor suit and I think had a Cyclops-like visor. I want to say the word "Captain" was in the title... [more inside]
posted by Lacking Subtlety on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

I got killed by a mouse in a trashcan!

Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Brainwashing Machine? Or what?

What is the terminal-type thing I used in a New York State elementary school in the mid- to late-70s and early 80s? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

I won't bathe until I know.

Identify this 80s (I think) horror movie. [more inside]
posted by Palerale on Dec 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for a kitschy internet book from the 90s

Help me find a kitschy look-at-this-new-internet-thing book from the mid to late 90s. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

what are 80s style foods?

what are 80s style foods? [more inside]
posted by askmehow on Oct 12, 2009 - 80 answers

Help me find this dystopian movie!

NameThisMovieFilter: Dystopian society of people living in a domed city, who don't leave their homes and spend a great deal of their time in their dream machines. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Sep 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Name That Outer Space 80s Black & White Adventure Game

Name-That-Game Filter: Trying to remember the name of a late 80s/early 90s black & white "adventure" game. Involved outer space. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Jul 14, 2009 - 7 answers

What mystery needs a mirror to solve?

Need help remembering the title of a line of young adult books from the 80s involving mysteries and requiring a mirror to solve. [more inside]
posted by charlesv on Mar 18, 2009 - 4 answers

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