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Thursday, 30 December 2021

Moldering Oldies

 Over on Blab the stupid kids are all laughing about horrible music from the past. There seems to be a schism developing between which decade was worse for producing bad music - the 70s, or the 80s? I’d refer them over to Kim du Toit on that one… when that guy starts talking about music, I put on the shooting ear muffs. I was a school kid in the 70s and mostly escaped the horrors of Dolly Parton, Meathead, Elton John, etc. I was too busy playing outside and getting away from my family and my brother and his electric guitar and frequent beatings.

But I got it right between the ears in the 80s as adulthood pressed down on me. Cindy Lauper, Billy Idol, Wham!, Prince…🤮 

Thunderbox rules folks! If I gotta listen to it… so do you!

How ‘bout you? Have you got any traumatic mnemonic musical maladies that you are repressing? Leave ‘em in the comments, if you’re so inclined. It’s the time of year to indulge old memories and old times.




    Even the name, Kajagoogoo, still makes me want to throw up

  2. Wait, what? You were a kid in the seventies? I thought that you were an old dude by the way that you talk. I have my 50th high school reunion coming up in 2022. Talk about an era when music sucked. The fifties and sixties were great. Then AM radio degenerated into happy assed, gaggy pop tunes and disco in the seventies. Good thing that I discovered a couple FM stations that played underground stuff in the late sixties. Yeah, there were a few good rock bands around, but most of them degenerated after they got popular. What we need now is for some of the all-time great bands to reform. Instead of posting an example of my most hated music, here's a sampling of what we need now. A tune from one of the greatest bands to ever come out of Canada......

  3. taminator013, we graduated the same year.

    Yeah, a lot of the music during that period was pretty lame, but there were a few artists who made it interesting. In the mid to late 70s, there was a popular bumper sticker where I lived. It said "Radio in Amarillo insults my intelligence".

    1. Sounds like the music scene in Amarillo was a lot like it was here in SW PA. At least the lame stuff from back in our day was better than pretty much everything today.....