So, I'm attempting a "Stranger Things" Halloween porch decor theme this year, and one aspect of this will be a reproduction (or as close to one as I can get on a budget) of the Byers' living room, specifically the whole couch/wall-o-lights thing. And the one aspect of this that is stumping me a little is how to simulate that extremely period-appropriate brownish(?) wallpaper behind the couch, as seen here. How might I achieve this? [more inside]
trying to remember something from the 80s. help? [more inside]
Where can I find/obtain the song "Rock the House Down" written by Peter Aykroyd and Jon Tiven for the Spies Like Us (1985) soundtrack?
I am desparately seeking an ID of a song I know I loved but remember little of. [more inside]
Friend has been searching for this song for years, and just came across an old cassette tape, likely recorded from the radio. [more inside]
I need to buy a costume to fit a character who is a young gay man living in the early 80s. Looking for ideas or reference images. More details inside. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a movie I saw when I was young. It was the first movie I saw by myself at a theater so it must have been late 80s, and was probably rated PG. What I can remember of the plot (spoiler alert, I guess), a young boy is kidnapped by a much older man who takes him on the road. The boy is resistant at first but eventually forms a bond with his kidnapper, maybe seeing him as a father figure. The law eventually catches up with them and somehow they end up in the water (a lake?) where the kidnapper is wounded (shot?) and eventually, I assume, dies. That's all I've got. Any ideas? I'm sure it's NOT "A Perfect World", although the plot sounds similar.
Trying to remember a Saturday morning T.V. show, my brain dump is inside: [more inside]
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]
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?
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?
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]
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]
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]
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.
I am trying to find an old (80s-90s) animated short called "Salami Night Fever". [more inside]
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.
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]
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
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]
Yet another name this 70s/80s YA novel question--illustrated underground city edition! [more inside]
I need help identifying a movie from the 80s! [more inside]
Please help me ID this early-80s music video! [more inside]
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]
Help me identify these fonts from Wet Hot American Summer and other 80s-themed typefaces. [more inside]
What is this mid-80's martial arts movie with two kids and terrible editing? It's not "No Retreat, No Surrender". [more inside]
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.
Which film gave me twenty plus years of recurring nightmares about weird grindy cog machines coming to mangle me? [more inside]
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.
Name this 80s pop-country song! [more inside]
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!
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...
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]
ID this youtube video! Skateboarding in a roller rink, ridiculous outfit, handstand tricks. Ringing any bells? [more inside]
I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
Was this really the plot line of a "Facts Of Life" episode, or am I misremembering? [more inside]
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]
Who is this?
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.
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?
Please help me stop thinking about the Goo Goo Dolls and tell me what '80s band I can't remember. [more inside]
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.
Trying to remember a spy thriller film from the early 80s. [more inside]
What is that 80s sax song that goes "do dwee do dododo?" [more inside]
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]
Where can I find a community of amateur video makers who might be interested in doing a music video for my band? [more inside]
Help me find this 3 Musketeers cartoon from the 80s with a ridiculously catchy theme song! [more inside]
A song. From the 80s. Almost no information. Go! [more inside]
I am taking my friends to karaoke but I need song recommendation! (age group: 25~32) [more inside]
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]
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