Monday, December 11, 2017

Stuck in the 80's

Steve Spears

Annie Lennox is a university chancellor now?!?

Annie Lennox is a university chancellor now?!?

Singer Annie Lennox is indeed a university chancellor now. Would I lie to you?The BBC reports that the musician has been named head of Glasgow Caledonian University, thus becoming the first woman in the role. (Established in 1993, Glasgow Caledonian ...
Published: 11/28/17
Watch the unseen footage in ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ trailer

Watch the unseen footage in ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ trailer

Can we all agree that John Hughes' Planes, Trains and Automobiles is the ultimate Thanksgiving movie? (And maybe actually his best movie of the '80s? Think about it.) And though I'm sure many of us will be watching it again this holiday weekend, when...
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David Cassidy … rest in peace

David Cassidy … rest in peace

David Cassidy was absolutely one of the biggest teen idols of the 1970s. From his lofty perch with TV's The Partridge Family, he was perhaps – along with the Brady boys – among the first male role models for kids like me who grew up glued...
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So what really happened at 80s in the Sand?

So what really happened at 80s in the Sand?

So 80s in the Sand is finally in the books. Seven days of pool bars, '80s music and wheelchairs (for those who overdid the aforementioned pool bars. Really.) If you're a fan of Howard Jones, Loverboy, Berlin, the Thompson Twins, Winger, Starship and ...
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If you only listen to one XTC song this week, this is it

If you only listen to one XTC song this week, this is it

Spearsy is almost back from vacation. Until then, here's Dr. Dim again:Well, it had to happen, Never Found in the 80s' XTC Week is drawing to a close, but what a great song we have today! From English Settlement (1982) comes this nearly perfect song ...
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Ironically, this wasn’t a towering hit for XTC

”Guest blogger Dr. Dim returns with another tale of XTC while Spearsy is on vacation:We're in a week-long Never Found in the 80s tribute to XTC and today we continue with one of my most favorite songs of their entire catalog. Towers of London i...
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When experience XTC, it’s okay to sample ‘Grass’

When experience XTC, it’s okay to sample ‘Grass’

Here's guest blogger Dr. Dim with his latest post:Never Found in the 80s' XTC Week continues and we return to the almost perfect album Skylarking from 1987. Today, we examine the album's first single – Grass. On the album, Grass plays directly ...
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Never Found in the 80s – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages

Never Found in the 80s – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages

Here's today's guest blog item from our own Dr. Dim: As Never Found in the 80s XTC Week continues, we head back to 1983 (the year I graduated high school) to find the album Mummer. This album is notable for two reasons: One reason is that this was th...
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Mick Jones went solo in the ’80s … don’t you remember?

Mick Jones went solo in the ’80s … don’t you remember?

Kevin Wuench returns with a final Lost and Found item for the week:When we think of the sound of Foreigner, it's only natural to think of the voice of Lou Gramm. If you haven't before, its finally time to hear the voice of Foreigner founder Mick Jone...
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Bad trailers for campy movies: 1984’s ‘The Ice Pirates’

Bad trailers for campy movies: 1984’s ‘The Ice Pirates’

The name alone is somewhat intriguing: The Ice Pirates! Behold a far away galaxy where water is in such short supply that it has become a currency itself. And pirates dream of finding a planet where legend has it that water covers three-fourths of it...
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