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I do. I miss this LP, the Deluxe Reverb at the other end of the cable, but most of all I miss the hair....

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How lost am I in the 80s? I added this retro throwback to the shop's tone arsenal just last week, after wanting one for decades.  

Ah, the 80s. At one point we decided to do individual band photos. Here's mine. I believe this was about 1989. By some miracle of genetics, I still have a full head of hair at age 59. The pe

“Finely groomed mustache?” More like they ran out of napkins at the local Hardee’s. 

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5 hours ago, kizanski said:

Some wore them better than others.

Yes, they did. 

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9 hours ago, Dutchman said:

Since Everyone was providing 80’s pic’s I thought I’d throw one out for fun. We lived (3 of us shared a house, well more of a brothel so it seemed at times) and played together thru the 80’s. Great talent and superfun bunch of guy’s!!

So have at it!! It was the 80’s!! Picture was taken right before a night of RNR!

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Which one are you in the picture?  I'm guessing that you can't be the guy on the far right, because he must be the drummer.

I may be making a fool of myself here, but I would guess that the guy third on the right is the bass player.

If I had to guess (why am I doing this?), I would guess that you are the guy on the left, and the singer is second to the right?

How did I do?  (I'm embarrassed already.)

At any rate, it looks like a fun group of guys to be in a band with.

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On 8/16/2020 at 9:36 PM, HamerCustomEr said:

Reading the thread about the 1985 Marshall made me think, "Man, I miss the 1980s!"

What a great time to go to high school that was.  Back then, my only problem was that I couldn't afford a Hamer!  I used to drool over them at the local guitar store, though.

In the late 1980s, I had a Yamaha SE203M and a Fender Champ 12.  When I got enough money together, my first good guitar was a Fender Strat Plus, and me first real amp was a Mesa .50 Caliber.

 

 

The 80s were definitely a fun ride, they encompassed my high school and college years and about 90% of the hottest babes I was ever going to score. I got married in '89, so I'm going to blame that whole mess on the 90s...

I do enjoy the nostalgic 80's movies like Grosse Point Blank and Hot Tub Time Machine,,, a lot of the hairstyles and clothes we wore are so freaking tragic! And the keyboards in all the TV/movie soundtracks, awful!

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37 minutes ago, HamerCustomEr said:

How did I do?  (I'm embarrassed already.)

The line up from the Left: Bass player back up vocals, Me, acoustic and electric guitars, Main Vocals, 3rd Drummer, percussion, and far right is Guitar, key’s vocal’s, and man whore on a mission!!! 
 

You got the singer right!! :)

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OK, I'll play too...  Shot of me from early 1986 in my "new wave" rock band sporting my Duran Duran wannabe look.  Dig the paisley and broche!  I was using a Fender Contemporary Strat with a single humbucker and a GK 250ML amp at the time...  So serious!  Those were the days for sure... 😎

 

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I started the '80s in college and in a band. Then i graduated, quit the band, got at job at Peavey in MS, then followed my career to three other jobs in three different states and eventually got married. I didn't play in a band again until the mid-2000s. The '80s band did well enough to win some kind of songwriting contest sponsored by a Japanese magazine. The prize was a couple of showcase gigs in Tokyo and some time in a recording studio. The catch was we had to pay for the trip ourselves.

That's me in the referee stripes, next to my brother, the singer.

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I hated the mid 80s, and perhaps part of the 90s. Maybe because I had to be responsible trying to help support a family, and the music didn't entirely float my boat.  Once Son was born we disconnected the cable (i.e. MTv) and listened to only classical and Big Band music.

And though my knowledge of that era's music is lacking, what I was hearing did not match Yes, ELP,, Fripp & Eno, that era of Genesis,  and all the classically oriented prog rock bands from that time.  

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40 minutes ago, m chops said:

Once Son was born we disconnected the cable (i.e. MTv) and listened to only classical and Big Band music  

How did you get through the era without the neighbors calling CPS?

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8 minutes ago, cynic said:

Is his "shirt" fashioned from a pair of little boys pants worn upside down?

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Young ladies is very possible!! You only had to be 18 to get into the Ballroom’s... LOL!!!

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On 8/16/2020 at 11:36 PM, HamerCustomEr said:

Reading the thread about the 1985 Marshall made me think, "Man, I miss the 1980s!"

What a great time to go to high school that was.  Back then, my only problem was that I couldn't afford a Hamer!  I used to drool over them at the local guitar store, though.

In the late 1980s, I had a Yamaha SE203M and a Fender Champ 12.  When I got enough money together, my first good guitar was a Fender Strat Plus, and me first real amp was a Mesa .50 Caliber.

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I hope that .50 Caliber was an EL-84 model.  I still have one...

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11 minutes ago, The Shark said:

I hope that .50 Caliber was an EL-84 model.  I still have one...

Yes!  They are great amps.

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I graduated in 1980.  Played dozens of gigs that year.  We had a booking agent that found gigs for us at most of the Florida universities (mostly frat houses) and, most curiously, gigs at the State prisons.  Talk about a captive audience.  I know I've told the story, but I played for Tommy Ziegler, Ted Bundy, and about a dozen others on Florida's death row.  Old Sparky was still in use.  Every one met that fate.  

My favorite memory is our caravan stopping at an all night gas station on one of the trips to Raiford to re-claim the bag of weed and pipe we'd taped underneath the sink earlier in the day.  That was in Sneads Florida.  All I really remember is we smoked dope outside the "convenience store" (nobody had coined that phrase yet) and had great chili dogs. 

The beginning of the Eighties was really a wild ride in my life.   

 

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Who else misses the 1980's?  Apparently this guy:

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I don't watch AGT, never have.  Never watched American Idol, either.  Or Survivor.  Or Big Brother.  Funny, I don't feel deprived about it in any way.  :rolleyes: :P

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In 1980 I was 11/12. Then, I think, I made the step from kid (playing with toys, reading comic books) to youth (quit playing with toys, discover music, getting interested in guitars and basses, still reading comic books but also music magazines, getting interested in girls). But my mind was still stuck in the 70's and  there was still a lot for me to discover. No, not the disco time at the end of the 70's, also not punk or new wave. In Germany there the "Neue Deutsche Welle" just begun, two songs even made it No. 1 in US (99 red ballons by Nena, Major Tom by Peter Schilling), I really disliked that stuff. What I liked was the 80's guitars. It was funny, as I liked Fender and Gibson in the beginning and both companies were sold in the 80's. I tried to keep up with the 80's as they went on. But once I adapted to the 80's, the 90's came. And the 90's I still consider a horrible decade.

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In 1983 with ‘82 LPC and more hair than I have today.

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1 hour ago, kizanski said:

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That'll do for New Jersey but in Hollywood we had a whole different standard in 1985

 

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9 minutes ago, Ed Rechts said:

That'll do for New Jersey but in Hollywood we had a whole different standard in 1985

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Yeah, that Carrot Top has a badass car collection! 

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1 minute ago, kizanski said:

Yeah, that Carrot Top has a badass car collection! 

That's why it had to go> Sea water and humidity played hell with my mane.

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Funny story about the Mini Lambo pic up top, that day I was showing friends from the east coast around Hollywood, and we"scored" free tix to a taping of "The Golden Girls" in Burbank, which the visiting friends really wanted to see. (Ugh). 30 minutes into that taping, Bea Arthur herself had me thrown out of the building for "distracting" her with my intentional hi-pitched yelp seal-bark laugh whenever she delivered a quip.

 An honorific I cherish to this day.

 

 

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