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post #1 of 84
Thread Starter 
A friend of mine during lunch set forth this theory on what the eighties must've been like:

Everybody was doing so much drugs, making so much money, and having so much sex that they just didn't care what their music sounded like. They didn't care what their clothes look like, or their hair, or anything else. It was a decade of extremes because it was, quite simply, the crunkest decade of all.

For the people that actually lived through it, was it really like that? Were the eighties seriously that crazy?? Everybody just ballin outta control?
post #2 of 84
"Raoul: Do you remember the 80's?
Bob: No."
post #3 of 84
"Crunkest"? Is that a word?

You didn't live through the 80's? How old are you?
post #4 of 84
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
"Crunkest"? Is that a word?

You didn't live through the 80's? How old are you?

Let's assume he was born in, say '82, he probably has no idea of what went on after 19:00 and in the bedrooms/bathrooms and that's probably what he's asking about.
post #5 of 84
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Haha I was born in '84 so any memories I can recall are all post '91.
post #6 of 84
And "crunkest"?
post #7 of 84
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Yes, I'm afraid "crunkest" is a word. Don't you watch rap videos?? Everybody's getting it "crunk."
post #8 of 84
what type of person doenst like eighties music?
post #9 of 84
80s was a better musical decade than the 90s, IMO.
post #10 of 84
The 90s gave us grunge, alt-rock, rap-rock, and ushered the transition from rock as the dominant music to rap. I cant forgive the 80s for hair metal. I would have to say the 70 seemed like a more "crunkier" decade, the exhaustion of social consciousness, fashion, punk, and disco at their arguable heights, plus people forget what the knowledge of AIDS did the 80s so called fun attitude.
post #11 of 84
The transition of dominant music to rap is a dubious achievement in my view. Modern rap is mostly a vacuous, materialistic shadow of its politically-motivated roots.

The 80s were not lacking in social consciousness - Live Aid, Farm Aid and other major musical movements attest to that.

Like any musical era, there was vacuous pap that got massive airplay, and there was a lot of worthwhile and interesting music as well. For every Paul Young, there was a Joy Division.
post #12 of 84
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Originally Posted by Augustus Medici View Post
A friend of mine during lunch set forth this theory on what the eighties must've been like:

Everybody was doing so much drugs, making so much money, and having so much sex that they just didn't care what their music sounded like. They didn't care what their clothes look like, or their hair, or anything else. It was a decade of extremes because it was, quite simply, the crunkest decade of all.

For the people that actually lived through it, was it really like that? Were the eighties seriously that crazy?? Everybody just ballin outta control?
no
post #13 of 84
80s music has aged surprisingly well, probably he second best decade for pop music this century. This reminds me of one of those lame VH1 shows...
post #14 of 84
I'm glad I wasn't affected by the 80s. Growing up in the 90s I don't have any pictures to be embarassed about.
post #15 of 84
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I'm glad I wasn't affected by the 80s. Growing up in the 90s I don't have any pictures to be embarassed about.
dude, you call yourself GQgeek and we are supposed to believe that you have no embarrassing pictures? Good luck.
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