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When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #41865] Fri, 08 March 2013 21:05 Go to next message
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« Thread Started Today at 9:05am »
Yeah, i know the obvious answer (Jan 1 1990) but when did you start a
shift in pop culture? I'd say around 91-92 which were pretty much
transition years. Around that time you saw the major label debuts of
Nirvana and Pearl Jam, gangsta rap was rising in popularity, Sonic the
Hedgehog and the Super NES debuted, comics got darker than before
(image, the death of superman), and several of the major tv shows of
the 80s were leaving the air (most notably the cosby show).

« Reply #2 Today at 9:07am »
Either 1992 when the year "Grunge broke out". But the fashion was sort
of the same until about '94 or '95.

« Reply #4 Today at 9:07am »
This is actually an interesting topic. I'm not sure where I heard it
but I've heard it explained where the fashion and pop culture in
general kind of almost always overlaps into the next decade for about
two to three years. I remember in the early 90s that a lot of neon
colors were still really popular to wear.

« Reply #5 Today at 9:36am »
93. Hair metal was still trying to cling on to life. The 90s didn't
really end until 2002. The 70's were still around in 82. Decades for
pop usually end up being a two year delay as people resist change.

« Reply #7 Today at 10:17am »
I started to realize a shift in the fall of 91 when "Nevermind" broke
out, it was changing.

« Reply #8 Today at 10:33am »
About when the flannel finally replaced the neon.

« Reply #16 Today at 1:28pm »
As hard as I try to keep them alive, I'd also say it was still
breating in 1992 and long gone by the end of 1993.

I've always thought it was strange that what a lot of folks born in
the '90s consider to be "the '80s" i.e. neon colors, 'gnarly' surfer
lingo, etc. was from the "California Cool" trend that lasted from
about 1988-1992-ish. That feels much more '90s to me. When someone
mentions the '80s, I tend to think more of feathered hair, giant
eyeglasses, family sitcoms, and lots of very pastel colored clothing.

« Reply #17 Today at 2:12pm »
When I heard the opening riff to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the
radio for the first time.

« Reply #18 Today at 2:24pm »
I tried explaining this to a friend before, essentially saying the
same thing, although I said it was "truly dead by 1993". Also, the
70's weren't really over until 1981/82. Unfortunately, I never felt
that the 00's or even the 10's had enough of their own style to really
resonate the same kind of trend.
Re: When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #42061 is a reply to message #41865] Sun, 10 March 2013 15:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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TMC wrote on 08. March 2013:
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> « Thread Started Today at 9:05am »

> Yeah, i know the obvious answer (Jan 1 1990) but when did you start a

> shift in pop culture? I'd say around 91-92 which were pretty much

> transition years. Around that time you saw the major label debuts of

> Nirvana and Pearl Jam, gangsta rap was rising in popularity, Sonic the

> Hedgehog and the Super NES debuted, comics got darker than before

> (image, the death of superman), and several of the major tv shows of

> the 80s were leaving the air (most notably the cosby show).


I'd say the "last year" was 1986. After that this assembly line plastic
pop, house/acid and rap became dominant, removing early synth pop, New
Wave and what made the late 70s and early/mid 80s.

But I also say the 80s started around 1977-1979.
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Re: When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #42103 is a reply to message #42061] Sun, 10 March 2013 16:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <87txoj6owu.fsf@usenet.ankman.de>,
Eighties-Seeker <march13.8.ankman@spamgourmet.com> said:

> I'd say the "last year" was 1986. After that this assembly line

> plastic pop, house/acid and rap became dominant, removing early

> synth pop, New Wave and what made the late 70s and early/mid 80s.

>

> But I also say the 80s started around 1977-1979.


Given that the 60s didn't end until the Paris Accords in January
1973 (and indeed one might argue not until Nixon got driven out
in 1974) that doesn't leave much at all for the 70s. Some disco
and two incompetent assassination attempts on Gerald Ford, and
that's about it.

-- wds
Re: When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #42104 is a reply to message #42061] Sun, 10 March 2013 17:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Eighties-Seeker" wrote in message news:87txoj6owu.fsf@usenet.ankman.de...

TMC wrote on 08. March 2013:
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> http://officialfan.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=offtopic&am p;action=display&thread=467442&page=1

>

> « Thread Started Today at 9:05am »

> Yeah, i know the obvious answer (Jan 1 1990) but when did you start a

> shift in pop culture? I'd say around 91-92 which were pretty much

> transition years. Around that time you saw the major label debuts of

> Nirvana and Pearl Jam, gangsta rap was rising in popularity, Sonic the

> Hedgehog and the Super NES debuted, comics got darker than before

> (image, the death of superman), and several of the major tv shows of

> the 80s were leaving the air (most notably the cosby show).


I'd say the "last year" was 1986. After that this assembly line plastic
pop, house/acid and rap became dominant, removing early synth pop, New
Wave and what made the late 70s and early/mid 80s.

But I also say the 80s started around 1977-1979.
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Hmmm...so when did the 70's end?
Re: When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #42170 is a reply to message #42061] Sun, 10 March 2013 23:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Mar 10, 3:22 pm, Eighties-Seeker <march13.8.ank...@spamgourmet.com>
wrote:

> I'd say the "last year" was 1986. After that this assembly line plastic

> pop, house/acid and rap became dominant, removing early synth pop, New

> Wave and what made the late 70s and early/mid 80s.

>

> But I also say the 80s started around 1977-1979.


The 80's ended with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and David
Hasselhoff singing at the Brandenburg Gate. No more Cold War and the
propping up of anti-Commie dictators came to an end.
Re: When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #42171 is a reply to message #41865] Mon, 11 March 2013 00:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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When MTV started showing non-music related content (i.e. reality TV
crap like The Real World)
Re: When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #42172 is a reply to message #42171] Mon, 11 March 2013 00:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Mar 11, 12:28 am, Stuff <y...@nospam.com> wrote:
> When MTV started showing non-music related content (i.e. reality TV

> crap like The Real World)


YES.
Re: When did the '80s REALLY end? [message #42857 is a reply to message #42104] Thu, 14 March 2013 13:12 Go to previous message
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Dano wrote on 10. March 2013:
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> Hmmm...so when did the 70's end


May be 1981. Yes, because 70s mixes in part with the 80s. Disco was
"invented" in the 70s abut still survived 1980 and influenced some music
there. Although "the day when disco died" was in the 70s.
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