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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
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    Didn't I see upthread that 1986 or 1987 was best year for British Music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Didn't I see upthread that 1986 or 1987 was best year for British Music?
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    Metallica, Iron maiden and Judas Priest
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    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

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    Has anyone mentioned John Hughes' movies from the '80s yet? Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Were you the guy putting "red quarters" in the arcade games?

    If you were a regular at the pipeline - especially in the early days - you have for sure met my aunt Jeanne. She was at the park most days, and was like a second mom to lots of skater kids. As for the bands, that was an arranged video shoot, but they might have had shows at some point. I was just a kid, but I'm pretty sure they never really made money, so they did what they could to get more customers. For instance, they didn't want bmx bikes, but eventually gave in. And my uncle still worked his regular job at the power company. The "cool aunt/uncle" is a cliche, but for me 100% true.

    So I'm also assuming you skied Baldy?
    I donít remember much other than how terrified i was the first time I dropped into the big bowl and how gutted I was when some fucker stole my brand new Alva board w tracker trucks and sims wheels while I was deep into a pinball game. I think that was the first year it was open and I was in 7th grade. Before the park opened, we barely had gotten past clay wheels and the first banana boards. There were a miserable few attempts at the actual Baldy pipeline at the dam, the for late 70s Jr high, the park was peak hangout

    Def skied Baldy as it was only about 10 miles from my house. On of my college buddies is still on the Baldy FD. But we usually went to Mtn High because it had better snow and the Baldy road was always such a shit show. I do regret not skiing Baldy more tho back then and wish i hadnít sold my moms house down there now.

    Your Aunt would probably have gotten a huge kick out of hearing some random frenchies were obsessed w the park tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Didn't I see upthread that 1986 or 1987 was best year for British Music?
    I lived in London in ‘88, the music scene was off the hook. Great bands every single night. It was ridiculous.
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    I’m sure it was. I spent a fair amount of time in NYC in mid-80s, a lot of interesting stuff going off there as well

    I just think that MTV changed rock music from a focus on new sound to a focus on slick video. Always kinda saw the punk scene as a backlash to that.

    It appears to me we can tell how old people are by the enthusiasm of responses to the music of each decade discussed in PR.

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    Pong anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    I’m sure it was. I spent a fair amount of time in NYC in mid-80s, a lot of interesting stuff going off there as well

    I just think that MTV changed rock music from a focus on new sound to a focus on slick video. Always kinda saw the punk scene as a backlash to that.

    It appears to me we can tell how old people are by the enthusiasm of responses to the music of each decade discussed in PR.
    Yes, NYC and environs is where my parents lived in the early-mid 80’s, my early musical life was actually kind of insane.
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    We had one of those Atari consoles. Then my stepdad brought one of these home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Pong anyone?

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    That was Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Missile Command. I think mine came with "Tank Battle"..

    This was Pong..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Pong anyone?

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    That's was the 70's.
    My 5700 is still somewhere at my parents house.
    Controllers were shit, had to take them apart and rub the contacts every week with an pencil eraser to get them to work.

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    "PREPARE TO QUALIFY!"

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    "Good driving, you qualify to race"

    Played a lot of Pole Position II at the local arcade

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    That was Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Missile Command. I think mine came with "Tank Battle"..
    Combat.

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    Donkey Kong and that dirt bike game on the Colecovision. So good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    "PREPARE TO QUALIFY!"

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    "Good driving, you qualify to race"

    Played a lot of Pole Position II at the local arcade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Pong anyone?

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    Pong was definitely 70ís.

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    This definitely belongs here.. and Ali and Bruce Lee in the 70s thread..



    Who is The Master??

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    Quote Originally Posted by half-fast View Post
    Pong was definitely 70’s.
    Well we played it on that there console in 1980, that was a first for me. Slow adapters you could say but really just blue collar. Also dropped boat loads of quarters at the 7-eleven down the block, back when they used to have arcades, to play centipede, galaga and later, Ms. Pac Man.

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    TEMPEST FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    back when they used to have arcades, to play centipede, galaga and later, Ms. Pac Man.
    Played a lot of Galaga too. In the 90s, I worked at a place that had a two-player Ms Pac Man in our office. Needless to say, not much work got done.

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