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Old Aug 8th 2012, 9:19 pm
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Following on from the Viennetta, tinned fruit, arctic roll eighties talk on the cake thread -

What sticks in your mind about the eighties?

I always remember being extremely proud of my monstrous stacking hi-fi system with double tape deck - It was always a case of the bigger the better in the eighties!
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Old Aug 8th 2012, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by silversilver View Post
Following on from the Viennetta, tinned fruit, arctic roll eighties talk on the cake thread -

What sticks in your mind about the eighties?

I always remember being extremely proud of my monstrous stacking hi-fi system with double tape deck - It was always a case of the bigger the better in the eighties!
I bought a massive Phillips Ghetto blaster - about £200. Still got it and it still works well.

As far as food is concerned - Matchmakers, no dinner party was complete without them.
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My perm, I looked a twat looking back. I blame Chris Waddle and Diamond Lights
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My perm, I looked a twat looking back. I blame Chris Waddle and Diamond Lights
Quality..................the women loved mine!
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Adidas Wimbledon, Pringle Jumpers, slit up the sides of your jeans!

Waddle perm, Fiona Fullerton and an ear-ring!
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Snowballs at christmas (the drink). White shoes.
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My perm, I looked a twat looking back. I blame Chris Waddle and Diamond Lights
I always wanted a perm - a demi-wave.... couldn't afford one so instead I had a massive hairsprayed fringe. My hair was officially one hundred percent flammable in the 80's

Large tins of Insette hairspray - The ultimate 80's hair product
Held every individual hair rock hard in place
killed your lungs
acted as a room spray/fly repellant.

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Being born. ('88)
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loads of beer, women and sex

aahhhh memories
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The shirts my parents made me wear when I was a kid.

I seem to remember this bright neon pink, green and blue striped Hang Ten t-shirt in a picture taken on a trip to Canberra in 88.
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Fila, Sergio Tacchinni and going to football and standing on the terraces.
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Babysham, Ford cortinas (my mum and dad had one), caravan holidays, Dungarees

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My budgie smuggler pants with a picture of Alf on.

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Originally Posted by silversilver View Post
Following on from the Viennetta, tinned fruit, arctic roll eighties talk on the cake thread -

What sticks in your mind about the eighties?

I always remember being extremely proud of my monstrous stacking hi-fi system with double tape deck - It was always a case of the bigger the better in the eighties!
I remember strutting around with my 3D super woofer with a 5 band graphic equaliser. The only music allowed to be played was simple minds or U2.
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Fila, Sergio Tacchinni and going to football and standing on the terraces.
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