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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


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

No one twisting his arm....

What bands sound like Game Theory? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Sep 17, 2008 - 9 answers

When we look back, what will this decade look like?

Neon and skinny ties in the 80s; flannel and nose rings in the 90s. What will be the signature, stereotypical fashion or clothing item of this decade, the one that will be used in the future to instantly reference and signal this time period to others? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Sep 11, 2008 - 67 answers

70's and 80's songs to play in a business.

What are some good 70's and 80's songs suitable for playing in a pharmacy? My father owns a family pharmacy and we have an iPod with nice 70's and 80's songs set to play for the customers. Can you tell me some that I can add to the playlist? Remember nice calm easy listening ones are best, and no dirty or bad songs about dying etc.. To get an idea of some of the songs I have here's a link to the playlist so far. Specific songs are great, but I will also take artists. Try not to give duplicates. If 10 people give 10 songs that's 100 new songs! Thanks!
posted by ptsampras14 on Aug 18, 2008 - 34 answers

Bug Hunters

UK 80s gaming magazine question: Who drew "Bug Hunters", the comic strip with the big four armed robot, for CRASH and C&VG magazine? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Aug 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Identify this horror movie from two brief memories.

Help me identify this horror movie from my youth. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Who played a Pollock like neon guitar in the 80s?

In the 80's, which guitarist played a white guitar daubed with paint splotches and Pollock-like streaks of neon pink and green, among other colors? I recall seeing the guitar (probably in a video), but can't place the guitarist or find any images.
posted by Java_Man on Jul 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Haunted painting, Nickelodeon, 1980s: Give me back my button!!

Do you remember this mid- to late-80s Nickelodeon made-for-tv movie? "Give me back my button!" [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

What was this horror/thriller from the late 80's / early 90's?

What is the name of the movie or show with this plot?: A young girl with an abusive father is given a black-robed doll name "the Viper." At night, the Viper comes alive as a human-sized version of itself with green, glowing eyes and helps the girl. Near the end of the movie/show, there is a twist where the Viper is actually the girls father or something along those lines.
posted by hitopshelf on Jul 19, 2008 - 1 answer

Names of dance moves in Something Good '08 video

Besides "running man" and "hammer dance", do you know the names of the dance moves in the video for Something Good '08 by Utah Saints?
posted by dmo on Jun 25, 2008 - 4 answers

GH3 guitar for PS2 doesn't work with earlier versions?

GH3 guitar doesn't play well with others. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Jun 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Random TV show about Fanasty in the 80s

80s tv question. When i was a young man i remember this show that was semi fanasty with a plot around swordsmen who had a sword but also a dirk would come out of the hilt of the sword. This is all i remember if anyone could guide me more would apprecaite it. Show would have been before 85.
posted by Rolandkorn on Apr 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Hey, remember crazy mannequin shows from the 80's?

Here's a semi-tough one (at least, I think). TV show from the 80's, had at least one character that was a mannequin who would come to life after you placed his cabbie-hat on him... [more inside]
posted by pedmands on Apr 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Why isn't this line moving?

Does anyone remember this traumatizing medical foundation advertisement from the '80s? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Apr 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me make 2 new wave costumes.

I want to throw together 2 costumes (1 guy, 1 girl) that would scream 80's new wave high schooler. I need pictures to help us not end up too emo. "New wave" means different things to different people, so please read inside. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Apr 15, 2008 - 17 answers

How to find this 80s toy

My friend is looking for something she remembers from the '80s. It was a big plastic "jewel" on a bracelet or maybe a necklace -- it would open up and there would be a toy pet inside. (?) She wants to find one, maybe on eBay. But we can't remember what these were called!
posted by trillian on Apr 3, 2008 - 4 answers

What from the '80s was actually good?

I'm a child of the '80s, and I loved the '80s. However, I didn't develop a sense of good taste until about 1994, and as a result my pop-culture radar is completely jammed with crappy cartoons designed to sell toys, cereal commercials, and Ewoks. Can you recommend totally awesome movies/TV shows/etc. that will satisfy my '80s nostalgia, but are good enough to watch today? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Apr 3, 2008 - 75 answers

Help me remember this detective comedy film from my childhood!

I am trying to find the title of this film I remember scantily from my childhood. I do remember belly-laughing at this film when I was a kid, but can't remember for the life of me more than just a few details. Here's what I know (or think I remember)... [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for an old text-based RPG magical game.

I'm trying to find an old computer game that we used to play in school (probably around late 80s). It was a text based RPG with puzzles and magical items. [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Mar 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Name that obscure music video

MusicvideoFilter: Animated mid to late 80s brazilian(?) music video on MTV, what was it? This has been bugging me for decades. There was a video shown on MTV for a while in the mid-to-late 80's that I'd love to see or hear again. I think the band was Brazilian, or at least latin. The video was animated colored drawings on a black background and did a lot of morphing from one thing to another. Can the hive mind mind put me on the right track?
posted by gofargogo on Feb 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy.

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy. [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jan 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Do you remember this animated version of The Pied Piper?

Sometime in the 80s, I remember seeing what I think was an adaptation of the Pied Piper on Nickelodeon, but it doesn't seem to be any of the ones listed on the IMDB or Wikipedia. Maybe you remember? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Dec 4, 2007 - 7 answers

True love: better than coffee.

1980s series of commercials told a love story. No, not Taster's Choice. Help! [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Oct 16, 2007 - 20 answers

Looking for the name of an old C64 game

Looking for the name of a game I encountered on the Commodore 64 around 1987 or so. I remember it being a martial arts themed, 2 player, sidescrolling 'running race' through a series of different traps (fireballs, guillotines, etc...) [more inside]
posted by lyam on Oct 1, 2007 - 16 answers

I can rap more raps than a superman can

wacky 80's rap tracks - recommend more songs like "The Breaks", "Magic's Wand", and especially "Holiday Rap"!
posted by pravit on Sep 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me make a playlist of synth-heavy tracks...

Help me make a playlist of cheesy, synth-heavy tracks from the 80's & early 90's. [more inside]
posted by inactivist on Aug 28, 2007 - 48 answers

Searching for an obscure 80's comic book.

Searching for an obscure 80's comic book. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Aug 20, 2007 - 5 answers

70s aliens hate sous chefs

What's the name of this late 70s/early 80s low budget scifi movie? [more inside]
posted by Tacodog on Aug 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Why do people prefer music from their teenage years?

Why do people tend to gravitate more strongly towards music that was popular in their teen years? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 30, 2007 - 43 answers

Help me find this great home electronics catalog company, last seen by me in the late 80s...

I'm trying to remember the name of a really great home electronics company who I believe was catalog only, that I last knew about in the late 80s, when I ordered some dbx brand bookshelf speakers, and denon cd and amp (which I still own and are running strong to this day!) The catalogs came to my parents house in Santa Barbara, and they had all this really well selected gear, with both narrative and technical descriptions. The narrative felt like an enthusiast, but not snobby high end enthusiast. The company's name was, I believe, two syllables, something like Redken, but I know that's not it. Any idea what company I'm talking about, and if they still exist?
posted by healthyliving on Jul 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Shared delusion or actual movie, you decide

Help me and my husband prove we aren't crazy and/or having the same delusion. We swear we saw a trailer for a movie based on an 80s/90s cartoon and we can't figure out what it was. [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack on Jul 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Need help finding old valentine cards

Trying to find the valentine cards of my childhood. some of you might remember passing out these 32 card sets between teh ages of 5 and 12 in class. When i was a boy we used to pass out valentine cards to everyone. Growing up there was Transformer, Dukes of Hazards, and A Team cards. I am looking for find these genre of cards again. I am going to start using them as my calling cards in a way. If anyone wouldnt mind showing me a place that might sell them. I looked on ebay and didnt have much sucess. Maybe i am not typing in them search field right. Thank you in advance.
posted by Rolandkorn on Jun 20, 2007 - 13 answers

80s emo ballad mix

Making an 80s emo ballad mix--what am i missing [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Jun 13, 2007 - 64 answers

Help me find a background song from a recent tv commercial

Re-make of popular 80s song that plays in the background of recent Mother's Day T.V. commercial [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on May 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Need help finding 80s movie with half animation and half live-action

I'm looking for a movie that was possibly made in the early 80s. It had a similar feel of Jungle Book because it had a little boy in it with many animals including a kangaroo. It was part animation and part live-action, and I believe the entire movie was set in Australia. I wish I could remember more details of it, but I was quite young when I watched it and I haven't been able to find it since.
posted by czechmate on May 6, 2007 - 8 answers

name this sci-fi short story from the 80s

Trying to remember a sci-fi short story - I used to read Nebula Award collections when I was a kid and this one was in one years collection, but I am pretty sure it did not win. I've been trying to figure out what it was for years now. I'll tell you what I remember from it inside here... [more inside]
posted by darkpony on May 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Last Minute 80s Costume Ideas?

LastMinuteCostumeFilter: Due to poor planning / organizational skillz, I find myself in need of (and sorely lacking) a pseudo-80's costume for an upcoming barbershop chorus performance on Saturday night. I'm too fat for all my old 80s clothes; hope me! PS - I have ready access to Goodwill and Salvation Army retail stores, so ideas around getting this done inexpensively would be fabulous. TIA!
posted by ZakDaddy on Apr 18, 2007 - 12 answers

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