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What people think of the 70s. and 80s

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by dnewhous, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. gatordavisl

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    If you are a child of the 70s or grew up with that music, you know the album Frampton Comes Alive! Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special featured many of the great artists in the 70s - early 80s. Frampton gave a great performance here.
     
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  2. dnewhous

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    What got Regan re-elected,
     
  3. dnewhous

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    This is not entirely fair or unfair. Walter Mondale's plan to make Cyberdyne Systems the prime defense contractor would have handed cold war planning to Caltech. It was by far America's best University for a while. But he didn't run on it.
     
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    9th grade age 15 was the best year for me. (67-68). If I had to choose that would be my pick for Groundhog Day.

    The music was awesome too.
     
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    i think you can debate whether music was best in the 60's, 70's, 80's, or the way it all culminated in the 90's, but it definitely went downhill after that.

    Entertainment as a whole, I think would be the 90's.

    Other than potentially AI, I just can't see anything all that original or memorable coming out the longer time goes on from the genre's original conception.
     
  6. g8trjax

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    Worked on the fireworks crew for the Gator Growl thru the 80's, until the north end zone construction took over the big field. Just ran across the tech badges we wore and could sit backstage for the entertainment. Some really great guys were there during that era. Got to meet a couple of them, Robin Williams was tore up on something but hilarious, Billy Crystal, Leno and Smothers brothers were pretty nice guys. Hope you guys saw some of those shows during that time, the blue key spent a crap load on the fireworks and the finale was outstanding.
     
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    I was at the Robin Williams Growl and it was legendary hilarious. I was laughing so hard I was in tears. And not because of the pre party warmup session. ;)
     
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    I’ve been plowing through Rick Beato’s “What Makes This Song Great” series. I would say his selections are a good cross section of 70’s and 80’s music.
     
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    I'm a huge Rick Beato fan.....I listen to several of his series, including what makes this song great.
     
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  10. dnewhous

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    The Regan era in videos,











     
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  11. Gatorhead

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    You can all EAT ME if you didn't vote for the 70's................

    OUT
     
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  12. docspor

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  13. g8trjax

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    Yes that was epic, he was a comedic genius...at least for some of us. Evidently he really pissed off some the older influential alums, blue key were told to tone it way down, went from him to Bob Hope the next year. :D
     
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  14. Emmitto

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    You def had a Hungry Like the Wolf haircut, right?
     
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    My gym at the YMCA always plays the classic rock station which is sort of odd. I think of what it would have been like for the gym in my teens and twenties playing only music from the 40's and 50's. For Gen Z this is their Grandparents music.
     
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    I don't disagree. I enjoy a lot of 90's and 00's stuff more. But still. I can't think of anything I would call great or iconic from 2010-2020. It is subjective. But still.
     
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  17. PD

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    I may not agree with the final analysis (I’m still at least somewhat torn between the ‘70s and ‘80s as the best decade in music history...just so different, hard to compare), but that time period was certainly a crazy special time in music. Wherever it ranks in the top 2-3 of all time, that will forever hold that position, because no future 10-year period will ever approach the top 15 10-year stretches, I’d wager.
     
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  18. PD

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    All good points that I can neither confirm nor deny with any degree of confidence.

    For me it always comes down to the quality of music being how it makes you feel.

    It was once said, probably by a woman and then attributed to a man, and then misattributed to a dozen other men and forgotten...that talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

    But I think dancing about architecture would be fascinating.
     
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  19. gatordavisl

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    Talking about music is certainly complicated, but if it's meaningless then I've wasted three degrees and a 25yr career. Of course, talking isn't all I do. In fact, we know that truly learning through music calls for activity/experience. You're right about feeling, in that meaningful musical experiences are aesthetic in nature. There is also, though, an intellectual component. Agree also that dancing about architecture would be fascinating.
     
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    I'm not big into pop music regardless of the decade. I still listen to the great artists of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Mostly blues, prog, and grunge. No disco! :emoji_guitar::emoji_guitar: