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Unsung Heros of the 70s/80s

Who are the unsung heroes of the 70s and 80s? i.e. recommend some good non-mainstream bands from then. [more inside]
posted by fatty magoo on Jun 21, 2010 - 83 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

I want you so bad it's my only wish

Need help with identifying a half-sample of some eighties female vocalist, as echoed in a BEP single. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Apr 25, 2010 - 4 answers

80s movie. Lingering memory.

I can't remember this movie from the 80s. I can remember a few fleeting details. Stupid getting old. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Apr 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me figure out what TV-movie / TV special this is!

Please help me figure out what TV movie / TV special from the 80s I'm remembering. It involved a woman receiving a manufactured child in the mail that required her to add water (or some other liquid) to activate it. [more inside]
posted by BishopFistwick on Mar 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Name that 80s toy computer

What was this computer I had as a kid? It was in the early to mid 80s. It was small (barely bigger than the keyboard). It had a very small built-in display (LCD, I think). There was a membrane keyboard. It took cartridges, and some of the carts came with keyboard templates. There's one in particular I remember that had information about countries of the world, and the template had one flag for each key. I seem to recall the plastic case being beige, but I'm not 100% sure. It could play sounds, and there was a cart for composing music. What was this thing?
posted by jewzilla on Mar 26, 2010 - 16 answers

What are your favorite albums from the 70s or 80s that feature synthesizers or electric combo organs?

What are your favorite albums from the 70s or 80s that feature synthesizers or electric combo organs (think Farfisa or Vox)?
posted by MaryDellamorte on Mar 19, 2010 - 17 answers

What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style?

What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Mar 3, 2010 - 74 answers

Who was the 80s? band with white pants and/or white belts?

I'm trying to remember the name of a band, among whose defining aesthetic characteristics was the prominent use of a band-wide? uniform including white pants and/or a white belt. Probably 80s? Maybe New Wave? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 19, 2010 - 29 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 am usually the dude that answers these questions. Today I am not this dude.

I'm usually the dude that answers questions like this, but for the life of me, I can't remember the title of the film. It was early-mid 80's, possibly a TV Movie, where two "righteous dudes" are kidnapped and brought to this town that looks eerily like small town Kansas circa 1950. It turns out that this city is a training ground for Soviet sleeper agents, and the dudes were kidnapped to update the training program. In the end, the dudes lead an escape from the town back to America.
posted by Oktober on Feb 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Peephole Weekly

In the early 80s, I was browsing the magazines at a local grocery store and found a humor magazine that had a parody of People Weekly -- called Peephole Weekly here -- as either its front or back cover. What magazine was this? Bonus points for a date of publication. [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Feb 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Welcome to the big city montage!

YoutubeFilter: help me find a video online. I want to find a clip-from any movie out there-of the standard, cliche "new guy in New York seeing the sites with a huge grin" montage. The sort of thing that is in films from the 80s like Crocodile Dundee, where you see a tourist/hillbilly seeing the city for the first time, set to some poppy, uptempo soundtrack music. HELP!
posted by broadway bill on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Give me some "vintage music that still sounds fresh" tips

I want to listen to luscious old (pre 90s) music that sounds fresh and as if it could have been recorded and released today (in terms of production values, instrumentation, orchestration, etc.) Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Jan 8, 2010 - 20 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

Modern VL-Tone?

What's the modern equivalent of a Casio VL-Tone? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Oct 17, 2009 - 3 answers

What was that "Make the Boomers PAY" commercial I saw as a kid?

I remember this commercial from back in last century, about the youth putting their elders on trial, basically for leaving them an f'd-up world. I also remember it getting pulled from the airwaves for ruffling too many feathers. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Oct 15, 2009 - 1 answer

what are 80s style foods?

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

Please name this seemingly ungooglable 80s cartoon

What is this 80s cartoon about some possibly magical woman who lived under the ocean? [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Oct 5, 2009 - 8 answers

The More You Know

I am looking for music that evokes the spirit of nostalgic, 70s-80s-era, variety show, Saturday morning cartoon, vintage game show-style aesthetics, like The Go! Team or...umm -- well, anything that sounds like TG!T really, then.
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Sep 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Track ID needed (late 80s/90s popular music) - Reward!

Track ID needed (late 80s/90s popular music) - Reward for the finder! [more inside]
posted by groovinkim on Sep 14, 2009 - 29 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

Remember those t-shirts with the drawing of the sabra cactus wearing that funny Israeli hat?

Were you a Jewish kid in the 70s/80s? Remember those t-shirts with the drawing of the sabra cactus wearing that funny Israeli hat? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Aug 17, 2009 - 5 answers

80s clothing

80s party costume suggestions [more inside]
posted by dmt on Jul 19, 2009 - 30 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

Name of the 80s soccer arcade machine?

Does anyone remember the name of the 80s soccer coin-op arcade machine? It was of a similar size to a Gauntlet box, was up to four player and was a world cup type tournament. Sort of cartoon-y / manga-lite type of players; and my overriding memory of it is the scissor / bicycle kick. If it then exists in a PC/PS2/ROM collection so much the better! Thanks all.
posted by n3rt on Jul 2, 2009 - 6 answers

TV Show with Obstacle Course from the Early 90s

TV Show Filter: Show from the early 90's or MAYBE mid to late 80's where the final part of the show was to go through a large obstacle course. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx on Jun 18, 2009 - 24 answers

ID this weird video

Please help my wife identify a music video from the eighties. [more inside]
posted by Shohn on May 9, 2009 - 3 answers

What was this musical cups game I played in the 80s?

When I was little (think 80s), a neighborhood friend taught us a musical co-op game that was played with one plastic cup per person (maybe?), and at least 4 people (though it could go up much higher as long as the number were equal). [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on May 9, 2009 - 8 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

I'm glad I'm not from the 80's, but for one night I want to look like I am.

In a month or so I'll be going to a pretty epic 80's themed college party. I need ideas for a costume/ where to get it. I've read up on some websites with suggestions, but I figured metafilter would have better taste. I am a thin white male. I am willing to pay up to $100 but would prefer less than that. I want it to be something Ic an dance in. Any suggestions on what to wear or where to get it?
posted by vegetableagony on Feb 15, 2009 - 36 answers

80sFilter: Trying to find a late 80s song I think was titled "I V(W)ant To Be a Vampire"

80sFilter: Trying to find a late 80s song I think was titled "I V(W)ant To Be a Vampire" that was a parody of the Boys Don't Cry "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" [more inside]
posted by branwen on Feb 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Cave Aliens 2

Yet another 80s Scifi search! But as it happens, I remember the whole movie... [more inside]
posted by lundman on Feb 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Multiple Mystery Songs

Three songs I'm looking for - various degrees of difficulty... [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Jan 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Old sci-fi stumpers. Can you identify the writer/story?

Old sci-fi stumpers. Can you identify the writer/story? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by darkpony on Jan 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for Song from 80s Music Video

I am trying to remember the name/artist of an 80s music video. In it, the guy wore a glowing (bluescreen/transparent) suit and stumbled across the nighttime countryside while singing mournfully and freaking people out. It was kind of creepy, at the end he dissipates in a glow like an alien/angel while the scowling townsfolk converge on him. British artist, possibly Ned or Nick something. Anyone able to help me find this?
posted by emjaybee on Jan 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Ribbit

Which song is this? A very very 80s hit song with a frog in the music video. Google gives me crazy frog! :(
posted by Skyanth on Jan 10, 2009 - 12 answers

New Wave (not French) Movies

Looking for New Wave movies. No, not the French New Wave. Movies from the 80s and beyond that were significantly influence by New Wave music, including using the music on their soundtrack and having characters that were New Wavers. Some punk crossover is fine.
posted by Astro Zombie on Jan 4, 2009 - 40 answers

Early 80s movie? Help?

[Movie Filter] Watching The Black Hole (gravity so strong it sucked the science right out of it!) last night, I was reminded of another movie from the late 70s/early 80s with a sci-fi bent--but hell if I can remember what it was. Help? [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Dec 24, 2008 - 6 answers

They get younger every year

Long-shot: I'm looking for an animated short from the 80's. It involves a very young boy who was accidentally drafted into the army, and nobody seems to recognize that he doesn't belong there. I believe it was on a collection of award winners from some film festival. Thanks!
posted by svenx on Dec 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Spare your wrath about 80s music, please, this is my childhood we're talking about.

I've been looking for an old CD my parents used to play when I was little, caled "here come the hits", but it doesn't seem to be anywhere visible. In fact, it seems to have dropped out of existence entirely; I can't even find a tracklisting on the internet so I can gather the songs from other sources. I know "shout" by tears for fears was one of the songs, and "black cars look better in the shade" and "one night in bangkok" are likely contenders. Can somebody help me find an official tracklist for this album of 80's one-hit-wonders so I can get some closure?
posted by tehloki on Nov 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me remember this cartoon please!

Can someone help me remember this 80's cartoon that took place at a high school? (More details within as that's not very specific) [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Some Kinda Fun?..anybody?

The band Teenage Head was HUGE when I was in highschool in the early 80's. Were they popular anywhere outside of Southern Ontario?
posted by bonobothegreat on Oct 14, 2008 - 15 answers

Songs That Defined the 80s and 90s

I'm looking for 80s and 90s songs that defined the times. [more inside]
posted by lysistrata on Oct 4, 2008 - 66 answers

Tragic 80s Musician?

A friend and I are trying to remember the name of an '80s musician whose career was cut short when he mysteriously disappeared / met with foul play while traveling in Europe. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Sep 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Help Me Remember These Obscure Toys

ObscureToyFilter: Help me remember a toy from my childhood. My siblings and I are remembering plastic, colored blocks and cylinders that unfolded to become characters. We recall a king and queen, almost certainly a pig, and maybe a cow. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Sep 19, 2008 - 7 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

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