Who are the unsung heroes of the 70s and 80s? i.e. recommend some good non-mainstream bands from then. [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]
Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
Need help with identifying a half-sample of some eighties female vocalist, as echoed in a BEP single. [more inside]
I can't remember this movie from the 80s. I can remember a few fleeting details. Stupid getting old. [more inside]
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]
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?
What are your favorite albums from the 70s or 80s that feature synthesizers or electric combo organs (think Farfisa or Vox)?
What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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!
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]
Identify this 80s (I think) horror movie. [more inside]
Help me find a kitschy look-at-this-new-internet-thing book from the mid to late 90s. [more inside]
What's the modern equivalent of a Casio VL-Tone
? [more inside]
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]
what are 80s style foods? [more inside]
What is this 80s cartoon about some possibly magical woman who lived under the ocean? [more inside]
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.
Track ID needed (late 80s/90s popular music) - Reward for the finder! [more inside]
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]
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]
80s party costume suggestions [more inside]
Name-That-Game Filter: Trying to remember the name of a late 80s/early 90s black & white "adventure" game. Involved outer space. [more inside]
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.
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]
Please help my wife identify a music video from the eighties. [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
Yet another 80s Scifi search! But as it happens, I remember the whole movie... [more inside]
Three songs I'm looking for - various degrees of difficulty... [more inside]
Old sci-fi stumpers. Can you identify the writer/story? [more inside] [more inside]
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?
Which song is this? A very very 80s hit song with a frog in the music video. Google gives me crazy frog! :(
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.
[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]
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!
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?
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]
The band Teenage Head
was HUGE when I was in highschool in the early 80's. Were they popular anywhere outside of Southern Ontario?
I'm looking for 80s and 90s songs that defined the times. [more inside]
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]
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]
Can you help me find an 80s Power Hour mix? [more inside]