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Thread started 12/30/15 10:19pm

Gunsnhalen

How Much Meth Were Y'all On In The 80's?

The only decade where they can take an upbeat love song. And turn it into a video about star wars/star trek/beastmaster rip offs dancing around. The coke was strong with this one biggrin

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Reply #1 posted 01/01/16 9:24pm

lezama

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Meth didn't really explore across american until the 90's.. the 80's was the decade of coke.. (in both its powder and rock formats). wink

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Nice video though.. never seen that.. never heard the song either.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #2 posted 01/01/16 9:26pm

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Edit: *explode (not explore)..

Change it one more time..
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Reply #3 posted 01/02/16 6:18am

alphastreet

This video scared the shit out of me as a kid, but I love the song so much. Always liked it better than the classic Carribbean Queen. Those harmonies at the end were superb

Anybody else thought billy ocean sounded like he was singing Tower, tower?? lol
[Edited 1/2/16 6:19am]
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Reply #4 posted 01/04/16 5:07pm

TonyVanDam

There were actually two different videos for Loverboy. I remember seeing the other video on BET's Video Vibration where it was only footage of Billy Ocean. The Star Wars rip-off video was the one used for MTV, TBS' Night Tracks, & NBC Friday Night Videos.

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Reply #5 posted 01/04/16 5:14pm

TonyVanDam

lezama said:

Meth didn't really explore across american until the 90's.. the 80's was the decade of coke.. (in both its powder and rock formats). wink

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Nice video though.. never seen that.. never heard the song either.


hmmm

Maybe that's why most music from the 1970's & 80's were the best. Cocaine was a "better" music enhancement for some artists than the 1990's acid, MDMA, & crystal meth. nod

As for weed , that works "better" for reggae and West Coast hip-hop/rap. But that's another thread for a later date.

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Reply #6 posted 01/05/16 10:27am

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Killer song! This was always my favorite from Billy Ocean. Never understood the concept of the video or how it even remotely related to the lyrics. confuse

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Reply #7 posted 01/05/16 10:53am

alphastreet

kitbradley said:

Killer song! This was always my favorite from Billy Ocean. Never understood the concept of the video or how it even remotely related to the lyrics. confuse



Loverboys exist among aliens too
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Reply #8 posted 01/25/16 5:00pm

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Billy Ocean is going to be on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night (Jan 26)

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Reply #9 posted 01/25/16 6:31pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

The only decade where they can take an upbeat love song. And turn it into a video about star wars/star trek/beastmaster rip offs dancing around. The coke was strong with this one biggrin




They weren't doing meth like that in the 80's young grasshopper.... err lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #10 posted 01/25/16 10:05pm

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babynoz said:

Gunsnhalen said:

The only decade where they can take an upbeat love song. And turn it into a video about star wars/star trek/beastmaster rip offs dancing around. The coke was strong with this one biggrin




They weren't doing meth like that in the 80's young grasshopper.... err lol

yes meth was Big in the 80's in the Bay Area....

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Reply #11 posted 01/26/16 5:53am

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chriss said:

babynoz said:



They weren't doing meth like that in the 80's young grasshopper.... err lol

yes meth was Big in the 80's in the Bay Area....

No, crack was.

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Reply #12 posted 01/26/16 9:22am

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Billy had some cuts.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #13 posted 01/28/16 10:46am

babynoz

Billy was great on Jimmy Fallon's show. His new look was more than a little jarring though. eek

http://www.nbc.com/the-to...ey/2975150

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Reply #14 posted 01/28/16 5:27pm

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That was the club Lando went to lol
"Say brothas can I get some credit? No??? As much money as I spend in this nASSty joint..."

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Reply #15 posted 01/28/16 8:46pm

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chriss said:

babynoz said:



They weren't doing meth like that in the 80's young grasshopper.... err lol

yes meth was Big in the 80's in the Bay Area....

Meth was big in San Diego in the late 80s...I remember being in 7th grade, 1986-1987...my brother and most of his friends were sparked out, many others we all "heard" about, and there was a girl in my Social Studies class, no older than 13, and she was SPARKED daily. Sad...

Make it so, Number One...
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Reply #16 posted 01/29/16 12:43pm

babynoz

UncleJam said:

chriss said:

yes meth was Big in the 80's in the Bay Area....

Meth was big in San Diego in the late 80s...I remember being in 7th grade, 1986-1987...my brother and most of his friends were sparked out, many others we all "heard" about, and there was a girl in my Social Studies class, no older than 13, and she was SPARKED daily. Sad...



Not here. This is what the 80s was all about in our neck of the woods...

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #17 posted 01/30/16 1:45pm

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Miami in the late 70s/early 80s...YIKES!

Make it so, Number One...
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Reply #18 posted 01/30/16 2:58pm

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #19 posted 01/30/16 3:00pm

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #20 posted 01/30/16 3:00pm

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #21 posted 01/31/16 5:07am

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alphastreet said:

This video scared the shit out of me as a kid, but I love the song so much. Always liked it better than the classic Carribbean Queen. Those harmonies at the end were superb Anybody else thought billy ocean sounded like he was singing Tower, tower?? lol [Edited 1/2/16 6:19am]

Yup - totally freaked me out. This one and Duran Duran's Wild Boys

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Reply #22 posted 01/31/16 12:52pm

babynoz

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Miami in the late 70s/early 80s...YIKES!



Thangs was crucial back then babes, nod They had to rent refrigerated trucks from Burger King because the morgue ran out of space.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #23 posted 01/31/16 6:41pm

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babynoz said:

UncleJam said:

Miami in the late 70s/early 80s...YIKES!



Thangs was crucial back then babes, nod They had to rent refrigerated trucks from Burger King because the morgue ran out of space.


Miami was a hellhole back in the 80's, despite how cool they made it look on Miami Vice. Then again, most of the major cities were hellholes back then. At least some cities came back in the 90's (New York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle), yet other were left by the wayside (Detroit).

But if you really want to talk about drug-induced videos, you need to check this out.



hmm typing

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Reply #24 posted 01/31/16 7:46pm

alphastreet

MendesCity said:



alphastreet said:


This video scared the shit out of me as a kid, but I love the song so much. Always liked it better than the classic Carribbean Queen. Those harmonies at the end were superb Anybody else thought billy ocean sounded like he was singing Tower, tower?? lol [Edited 1/2/16 6:19am]


Yup - totally freaked me out. This one and Duran Duran's Wild Boys



Omg I love that video too! My favourite Duran Duran song ever. Coincidentally I had the two videos back to back on a vhs
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Reply #25 posted 02/01/16 8:20am

babynoz

728huey said:

babynoz said:



Thangs was crucial back then babes, nod They had to rent refrigerated trucks from Burger King because the morgue ran out of space.


Miami was a hellhole back in the 80's, despite how cool they made it look on Miami Vice. Then again, most of the major cities were hellholes back then. At least some cities came back in the 90's (New York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle), yet other were left by the wayside (Detroit).

But if you really want to talk about drug-induced videos, you need to check this out.



hmm typing



eek

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #26 posted 02/01/16 9:14am

alphastreet

^ This scared the hell out of me, would rather not "eat em up" YUCK!

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