I’m not ashamed to admit it- music from the 80s makes me happy. The fashions and make-up were overdone and excessive, but entirely appropriate for the self-indulgent excess that was the 80s. I may not have partaken in the yuppie past time of overindulging in coke (I was only a middle-class teen in Midwest America back then), but I did overdo it with some Aqua Net (and later Salon Selectives with their apple-scented line of hair products)…
How you likin’ that overstarched ball of bangs? Rockin’ the stonewashed denim on my 15th birthday…it’s a good look, eh?
Regardless, I loved the music then and still do today. I was a Top 40s girl back then who loved INXS and Depeche Mode and flirted with alternative bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and Violent Femmes. Now I embrace it all, even the hair bands like Motley Crue and Poison. Thank you, VH-1 for bringing back all the 80s stars from the verge of extinction; I so thoroughly enjoyed witnessing Bret Michael’s dating habits…all three seasons of it.
How about you- Any fave bands from the 80s?
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