’80s

Fairfax’s The Vine gotta list of ‘Top Ten 80s Teen Films’ (Posted in ENTERTAINMENT by arielamazing on Oct 10, 12:04PM). It isn’t terribly clear, but the article appears to have been written by Sebastian Cordoba, “a lawyer and writer who moved from Argentina to the United States to pursue a career in filmmaking”, subsequently directing and producing the doco Through Thick and Thin. Anyway, the top ten are all Hollywood, written and/or produced and/or directed by John Hughes, with four exceptions: Adventures in Babysitting, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (written by Cameron Crowe), Footloose and Say Anything… (written and directed by Cameron Crowe)…

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. Happiness is the longing for repetition. No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition. People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they’re going deaf, it has to be played louder still. Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten. The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

1986

Electric Pandas, ‘Coke Is It’:

Celibate Rifles, ‘Bill Bonney Regrets’:

*Oddly enough, Electric Panda Lin Buckfield did backing vox on the Celibates’ 1992 single ‘Groovin’ in the Land of Love’. She also became a Walkley Award-winning journo.

1990

“The actual head slamming, the rapid moving, I see as an experience that would produce an altered sense of consciousness. There are some religious ceremonies that produce the same effect with movements that are pretty much the same.”

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1 Response to ’80s

  1. Dean T says:

    Loved the clips…haven’t thought about Beatbox since ’89…lol, now I sound old, haha, but especially the slammin vid…I reckon I was at that gig! I think it was Cosmic Psychos, Hard Ons, Christbait, and 1 other band on the bill…I disagree with the therapist geezer (as usual)…a shitload of my mates from that era are six foot under now…but fuck I had a ball that night! Thanks for the reminder Andy! 🙂

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