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The Dream Academy (Life In A Northern Town)
The Dream Academy is a unique '80s group whose work has included elements of psychedelia, melodic pop, classical music, and ethereal chanting. The combined effect is quite magical.  The group's most well-known song was the extremely popular 1985 hit "Life I...

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Getting In Trouble With Heavy Metal
  I'm feeling like being rebellious and getting into trouble. The problem is that I'm in my 40s, so maybe being bad isn't such a good idea. So, how about the next best thing: listening to some '80s rebellious heavy metal and watching some videos about misbe...

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I wish all of my readers in the United States a great Independence Day.  In honor of July 4 , I am re-posting a post which originally appeared May 21, 2016.  Its a post commemorating an event which brought Americans together, back when doing so seemed much ...

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Thomas Dolby: "She Blinded Me With Science"
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science from Mad Hatter on Vimeo . Here's one of the more creative videos from MTV's golden age, Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science."  The quirky song was often on the radio during 1982-83, and the video is very m...

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For Father's Day: "The Leader of The Band"
In commemoration of Father's Day, I offer a song that I think is very appropriate: Dan Fogelberg's 1981 tribute to his own father, "The Leader of the Band." This song provides some tender and thoughtful lyrics which describe my own feelings toward my father...

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E.T. Commercials
In continuing celebration of the 35th anniversary of the classic 1982 movie E.T., the Extra Terrestrial , here are a bunch of E.T.-themed '80s era commercials. As you can see, E.T. was just about everywhere in the '80s.

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Re-Post: Remembering E.T.
  June 11, 2017 was the 35th anniversary of the release of the classic Steven Spielberg movie, E.T. , in the United States.  This post is in commemoration of that great film, and the era in which it was released. Back in 1982, Neil Diamond released a song w...

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Berlin: "The Metro"
  Another new wave classic song and video from the early '80s, during the halcyon years of MTV: Berlin synth-heavy "The Metro" (1981).  According to Wikipedia: The Berlin recording is known for epitomizing the new wave genre as a blending of punk rock and p...

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Roger Moore (1927-2017)
     In tribute to Roger Moore, I now post a revised portion of a previous post which originally appeared on December 8, 2012 .  Bond (James Bond) In The '80s With James Bond back in theaters, it got me thinking back to James Bond as he was in the '80s. Bon...

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The '80s Folk Music Revival
The Washington Squares The '80s is sometimes, rightly, identified with the colorful and quirky new wave musical movement, or perhaps with the hard rock of glam metal, or with any number of varied other genres, such as the roots rock of Bruce Springsteen or ...
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