Tuesday, November 25, 2008

David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar...Who did you like Better

Van Halen was one of the most prolific bands in the 80's. The original lead singer was David Lee Roth who brought a lot of pizazz and flamboyance to the group. Then you had Sammy Hagar who brought a more musical element to the group and is arguably a better singer. Here's a couple of clips to contrast the group with two lead singers.

Van Halen-Panama (David Lee Roth)

Van Halen-Right Now (Sammy Hagar)

Post a comment and tell me who's the better lead singer for Van Halen.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Who Shot J.R.?

"Dallas" is arguably the best night time soap opera that aired on national television. Larry Hagman played "JR"who was one of the main characters of the show. Probably the most famous episode of this series is when he got shot, and it was a mystery to whom committed the shooting. Here is a clip of the episode.

Those were the days when night time soaps were better than the daytime ones.

Politics in Music part I-Sun City

In the 80's it was very common the see musicians to make songs that stood on a political views. One of the biggest movements was Artists against Apartheid. Most of the big name artists of this era collaborated and made a song called "Sun City" which what to protest doing performances at South Africa resort

It showed great unity amongst artists.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1984-The Apple Macintosh

When you think this year, most peoples thoughts go to the book that was written by George Orwell. Looking at now, this was a huge year for technology. The Apple Macintosh was introduced.Here is the commercial that introduced the computer.

24 Years later, look where we are at. Amazing!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bill Cosby-Himself

This stand up show is great becuase it was funny and it did not use any profanity.
I don't know anyone since then that has succeeded in doing that and be funny.

Bill Cosby was an entertainment mogul of the eighties.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Romper Room

This was a great children's television show. Doobee, who is the bee in the clip, was the face of the show. The title of this show was so hot that it inspired myself and a few of my friends, to throw big parties in New York City called "Romper Room"

Big Shout outs to Sekou-I, Steve Ice, Sam I Am name Algebra for creating historic moments in the club scene in New York. If I ever decide to do a 90's blog, I will show you pictures of the party.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Big Red Chewing Gum

This commercial was good because it made people by into the fact that the flavor of this gum lasted lasted longer than any other gum. Truth be told, it really did not (smile). You also kept a pack in the pocket because you never knew when you might "hook up" with someone.

The cinnamon flavor was strong when it first kicked in.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An Innovative Music Video

In this fine era I feel there was a was creative edge when it came to music videos. People were not spending a million dollars to make a video that had sets that were being used in multiple videos.This is one of my favorite videos made of all time. You can tell there that was a lot of thought put into it; and yet it was simplistic.

Peter Gabriel-Sledgehammer

The innovation is way before its time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The A-Team

This show used to come on Tuesday Evenings and was the a huge phenomenon

Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt

This was a very traumatic and eye-opening day in the United States.

I pray that that our president-elect Barack Obama will not have to endure anything of this magnitude.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

80's Addcit

I am doing this blog for one good reason.. I love the 80's!
I think this was a great decade. Some many trends have evolved from this era have become the fad in todays society. From the way people dress, music, ect.

I will encompass the whole eighties era in the blog, touching on all lifestyles. So no matter what color, race or gender. There will be something here for you.

If you are an 80's lover like me, welcome aboard! I will be taking you on a fun ride!
Even if you are not an eighties lover, I bet I will keep you tuned on here!

Buckle Up!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The First Video Aired on MTV

Since MTV played such a vital role in the emergence of 80's culture, I thout it would only be right to post the first video that was played on there. It's unfortunate that now you can barley see any videos on this network. Reality television shows have flooded this channel. Music videos are played at most 10 percent of the time.

I digress...The first music video played was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

This was the genesis of the revolution of music videos!