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The early '80s (1980-3)

Does anyone feel like talking about the early 80s? They weren't a good time for me personally (late teens) and maybe partly that's why I never like to re-examine them. Someone wrote this:- '1980 is for me about the most glamorous time ever' over on the Fame thread and I had to read it several times to take it in. Anyway, I'm interested to hear what people think of, remember about the time when the 70s turned into the 80s. The styles changed, the music changed, the atmosphere changed... Images that particularly stand out in my mind are Walkmans and break dancing all over the place. Beginning of MTV. The horror of AIDS. Awful films like Flashdance. Lots of hair gel. Levi 501s. Oversized jackets bought from thrift stores. Older guys like David Bowie still being considered cool and having big hits. What's your take on the era?

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