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Junkyard Find: Big Sexxy, the V8-6-4-powered 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

Finding a Malaise Era Cadillac in a self-service wrecking yard is interesting, especially when it has Cadillac’s not-so-successful first attempt at a cylinder-deactivation engine. Those cars don’t make me sad, though. A nicely customized show-car Cadillac with metalflake paint and pro-applied airbrush work in a junkyard — that makes me sad, even if it did […] The post Junkyard Find: Big Sexxy, the V8-6-4-powered 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Denver, 1981, Cadillac, 1980s, Custom, Fleetwood, Cadillac Fleetwood, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Malaise, Malaise Era, Brougham, Lowriders

Creepy #97 - Alex Nino art, Frank Frazetta cover reprint

Creepy v1 #97, 1988 - Across the galaxy, two little girls (one human, one alien) share a psychic connection neither can explain. Alex Nino illustrates their plight concurrently on every page, switching from one setting to another. Beautifully drawn and composed, this tale is typical of Nino's work for Warren. This story was later reprinted in >Creepy #119. Frank Frazetta's cover from Eerie v3 #3 [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Magazine, Warren, 1980s, Niño, Frank Frazetta, Ted Ignacio, Frazetta, Alex Nino

Thor #340 - Walt Simonson art & cover

Walt Simonson Thor v1 #340, 1984 - In defending an interstellar fleet, Beta Ray Bill and Thor must go to the source of the demon hordes that plague them. Walt Simonson's cover has an uncommon richness, much of it due to the Cezanne-like color palette. Inside, his bombastic drawings come alive within tightly-designed layouts. Thor repels an onslaught of demons in one fine example (see interior [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Thor, Superhero, 1980s, Simonson, Ted F

Time Warp #4 - Steve Ditko, Don Newton art

Time Warp v1 #4, 1980 - The solitude of a female space traveller is interrupted when her ship is inexplicably pulled into another dimension. Don Newton's artwork is fairly straightforward, but culminates in the climactic last page (see interior page below). Steve Ditko's time travel tale is drawn capably but the pacing and layouts unfortunately suffer from the brief page count. Other artists in [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, Dc, Newton, 1980s, Steve Ditko, Time Warp, Ditko, Don Newton, Ted F, Steve Ditko Don Newton

Web of Spider-Man #4 - John Byrne cover

John Byrne Web of Spider-Man v1 #4, 1985 - Under attack by Doctor Octopus, Spidey seems caught off guard on this John Byrne cover. Cropping in close, the artist puts the viewer closer to harm's way. His drawing and layout display the skillfulness of a seasoned illustrator. Other artists in this issue include Greg LaRocque. This is number 2 of 4 Web of Spider-Man issues with Byrne art and/or [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Superhero, 1980s, Byrne, John Byrne, Ted Ignacio, Greg Larocque, Octopus Spidey

“Wakka Wakka Wakka”: Amazing Nostalgic Video Game Artworks By Rachid Lotf

When we think back to the nineties today, all we can think of a strange things. Terrible clothes, horrible hairstyles, bad music. All day long talk shows were shown on television, the turn of the millennium was a time for computer specialists, and with it also us, in fear and terror, SMS fees of 11 cents per sent 160 character message tore deep holes in our wallets, which were anyway far too tight. Source
Tags: Video, Games, Design, Arcade, Retro, Inspirations, 1990s, 1980s, Rachid Lotf

New Mutants #41 - Barry Windsor Smith cover

Barry Windsor Smith New Mutants v1 #41, 1986 - Mirage shoots it out with Death on this eye-catching cover. The Native American mutant's stance is balanced and grounded, her figure dominates the scene through size and contrast. Barry Smith simplifies the layout, eliminating the background to focus solely on the two figures. Other artists in this issue include Jackson Guice and Terry Austin. [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Smith, Superhero, 1980s, Barry Smith, Ted F, Barry Windsor Smith, New Mutants, Terry Austin, Jackson Guice

QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever?

TTAC’s Slack channel honed in on muscle cars the other day. As the discussion progressed, a question came to light which your author hadn’t previously considered. It’s a simple enough inquiry, yet there are many variables to consider. Today we talk about the least sporty muscle cars. The image of the muscle car has evolved […] The post QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Muscle cars, Classic Cars, Ford, Editorials, Gm, Used Cars, Autos, Chrysler, Mercury, Qotd, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1970s

Splendid Vintage Snaps Of Young Girls With Very Big Hair In The 1980s

The 1980s can be categorized as a decade of excess. The new generation of young people placed a heavy emphasis on individuality, materialism and consumerism, all of which was reflected in the popular fashions and hairstyles of the time. As usual, the music, television and, for the first time, computer industries played a prominent role in determining what styles and trends took off across the... Source
Tags: Fashion, Design, Style, Women, Hair, Female, Retro, Big, 1980s

Stunning Photos Show The Sexy Models Of 1980s Autobuff Magazine

Autobuff December 1984 Here below is a cool photo collection that shows sexy models of Autobuff magazine in the mid-1980s. h/t: Autobuff April 1985 Autobuff August 1985 Autobuff August 1985 Autobuff December 1985 Autobuff December 1985 Autobuff February 1985 Autobuff July 1985 Autobuff June 1985 Autobuff May 1985 Autobuff May 1985 Autobuff November 1985 Autobuff November 1985 Autobuff... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Women, Car, Magazine, Models, Girls, Female, Retro, 1980s, Autobuff

Junkyard Find: 1981 Toyota Corona Wagon

Because my very first car was a 50-buck ’69 Corona sedan in dazzling beige, I always photograph Coronas when I see them in wrecking yards. Sadly, Toyota stopped selling the Corona in North America in 1982, which means that I might see one every couple of years these days. Here’s a luxurious, fully loaded 1981 […] The post Junkyard Find: 1981 Toyota Corona Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, North America, Denver, 1981, 1980s, Corona, Wagon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Station Wagon, Malaise, Malaise Era, Toyota Corona

“Electric Dreams”: Amazing Portraits Of ’80s Geeks

In computers and the Internet, a geek is a person who is inordinately dedicated to and involved with technology. As computer technology becomes less frightening to larger numbers of people, society seems to be developing a more tolerant, even benevolent view of the geek. In some circles, it is considered a compliment to be called a geek because the term implies a high level of competence. Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Computer, Retro, Nerds, 1980s, Geeks

Bon Jovi Really Loved Wearing Ridiculous Outfits In 1980s

Fashion changes over time. Today, a man wearing short-shorts is basically a punchline. But what if I told you there was a time when ridiculous outfits featured below were not only acceptable, but sexy? That time was the 1980’s… h/t: Source
Tags: Fashion, Music, Design, Style, Glam, Bon Jovi, Outfit, Inspirations, 1980s

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, RIP

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, has reportedly died. He was 64. While the UK "post-rock" band may be best known for their 1984 synthy single "It's My Life," Talk Talk's true masterpiece was the much more experimental 1988 album "Spirit of Eden" that dripped with ambient, jazz, and avant-garde influences. It's an absolute stunner. From The Guardian: Talk Talk’s bassist Mark Webb, aka Rustin Man, paid tribute to Hollis on Instagram. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news ...
Tags: Post, Music, UK, News, Eden, 1980s, Mark, Hollis, Mark Webb, Mark Hollis, Rustin Man, Guardian Hollis

Junkyard Find: 1987 Volkswagen Fox

If you’re a European car manufacturer in the middle 1980s, what do you do when Tercels and Excels and Justys make your value-priced econobox seem too expensive in North America? If you’re Volkswagen, you call up your Brazilian operation and start building Americanized versions of the VW Gol, successor to the Type 1 Beetle in […] The post Junkyard Find: 1987 Volkswagen Fox appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Fox, Vw, Brazil, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Denver, 1980s, 1987, Volkswagen Fox, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 1987 Volkswagen Fox

Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo

Since The General built cars on the J Platform from the 1982 through 2005 model years, I still see numerous examples of the J during my junkyard travels. Most of those are late-production Cavaliers and Sunfires — not so interesting — but today we’ve got a genuine high-performance Sunbird bearing one of the most important […] The post Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Turbo, Autos, Denver, 1989, 1980s, Cavaliers, Pontiac, Chevrolet Cavalier, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Pontiac Sunbird, Turbocharging, Turbocharger, J-body

Weezer's video for "Take On Me" cover stars Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard and his band Calpurnia

The video for Weezer's cover of A-ha's "Take On Me" stars Calpurnia, the rather wonderful indie rock band fronted by Finn Wolfhard who plays Mike on Stranger Things. The song is included on Weezer's new "Teal Album," a collection of 1980s cover songs including their acclaimed version of Toto's "Africa." And just for kicks, here's Calpurnia's "Greyhound":
Tags: Video, Music, News, Africa, Weezer, 1980s, Mike, Calpurnia, Finn Wolfhard, Shying Away

Rare Rides: A Very Malaise Datsun 200SX From 1977

A fourth-generation Nissan 200SX surfaced previously in an edition of Buy/Drive/Burn, where its squared-off good looks went up against two other Japanese coupes from 1986. Today, we step back two generations and have a look at an 200SX from the Seventies. Maybe you can figure out if Datsun achieved what it was aiming for with […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Malaise Datsun 200SX From 1977 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, Nissan, 1980s, 1970s, Imports, Economy Cars, News Blog, Coupes, Datsun, Malaise Era, Collector Cars, Rare Rides, Compacts

Popdose Video Premiere: Bill Pritchard Doubles Down on “Forever”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of singer-songwriter Bill Pritchard’s U.S. breakthrough, Three Months, Three Weeks & Two Days, a beloved indie-rock album featuring the college-radio hits “Nineteen” and “Tommy & Co.” Pritchard hails from Lichfield, Staffordshire, in England’s West Midlands region. The city is an hour’s drive down the M6 from Manchester, home to Pritchard’s sonic kindred cousins in the ’80s, the Smiths. Not a lot of pop stars hail from Lichfield, but plenty of authors do, inc...
Tags: Music, Japan, England, Manchester, The Smiths, West Midlands, Staffordshire, 1980s, Bill Pritchard, Video Premieres, Joe Jackson, Samuel Johnson, Midlands, Popdose Exclusives, Pritchard, Lichfield

Mallwave: nostalgic synth music for imaginary and abandoned shopping centers

Mallwave is a microgenre of bedroom electronic music and smooth jazz meant to evoke nostalgia for the vibrant mall scenes of the 1980s and 1990s that many of the music's composers are too young to have experienced or at least remember. Think of Mallwave as a hauntological soundtrack for an Orange Julius-fueled consumer culture where Suncoast, Merry-Go-Round, and Spencer Gifts anchored suburban reality. (Or, in the case of some of the moodier tracks, the kind of muzak that might play in your ...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Shopping, Retail, Electronic Music, Retro, Nostalgia, 1990s, 1980s, Julius, Koenig, Spencer Gifts, Malls, Mallwave, Joe Koenig

Junkyard Find: 1980 Datsun 310 Coupe

Nissan sold lots of the original Datsun 510s in the United States, and so the remainder of the 1970s saw a whole series of model names ending in “10” showing up in Datsun dealerships. Some (e.g., the 610 and 710) were Bluebird-based cars like the 510, but the 310 was really a Cherry-based Nissan Pulsar. […] The post Junkyard Find: 1980 Datsun 310 Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Nissan, Cherry, 1980, 1980s, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Datsun, Pulsar, Miserable Econoboxes, Malaise, Malaise Era, Nissan Pulsar, Datsun 310

Sonic Boom: Seven Bands That Ruled Seattle's Formidable 80s Heavy Metal Scene

Before we get started on this headbanging nod to the heavy metal scene in Seattle in the 1980s, I think... The post Sonic Boom: Seven Bands That Ruled Seattle's Formidable 80s Heavy Metal Scene appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Lists, Seattle, Rail, 1980s, Shadow, Sanctuary, TKO, Forced Entry, Back In The Day, Fifth Angel, Upper Echelon

Locked and Loaded: Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud Discuss Their Classic 1988 Hip-Hop Debut

In the late '80s, they rode the cresting wave of the hip-hop duos. Likely born from the synergistic energy produced by seminal acts like Eric B. & Rakim, Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud were one of many rap duos competing for a place at the DJs turntable. They hit one nifty cut out of the park with the snappishly urban strut of "Do the James", a jam that tipped its hat to the legendary James Brown as well as the hyperkinetic basement hip-hop parties that were especially popular in the Bronx at th...
Tags: Google, Feature, Music, Interview, California, Nas, Rap, James Brown, Mtv, Hip-hop, Queens, Eminem, Manhattan, Bronx, James, 1980s

How to Wear Four of Spring 2019's Hottest Trends

These are about to become your new go-tos. Start thinking ahead! Although Spring still seems like a long way away, the fashion world has already introduced tons of new fashion trends for Spring 2019. With all of the options out there, though, you might be wondering which ones to pay extra attention to, and also how to wear them.So, with that in mind, I've rounded up the top four spring 2019 trends that I think will be some of the hottest of the season. I have also put together an outfit for ea...
Tags: College, Trends, Designers, Spring, Stella Mccartney, Shorts, Gucci, Modern, 1990s, Feathers, 1980s, Chanel Fendi, Kaia Gerber, Tie Dye, Feminine, Tops

Comparing the Hottest Fashion Trends of 2018 & 2019 (& What They Mean for Your Wardrobe)

What was big in 2018 and what is going to be trendy in 2019, and how do the trends compare? We have all the answers! Products: Blazer - Zara, Top - Zara Just a few days ago, we waved goodbye to 2018, a year that – in terms of fashion – surely set itself apart from the previous years. 2018 showed us that “something borrowed” can really make the difference in your marriage to style. From bright, eccentric colors to roaring prints, 2018's throwback-oriented trends made a statement to be remembere...
Tags: College, Trends, Kylie Jenner, Cher, New Year, Flares, Neon, Fringe, 1980s, 1970s, Animal Print, Spring 2019, Zara Top Zara

Movie Fashion Inspiration: Heathers

Dear Diary, my teen angst bullsh*t has a body count. For this week's installment of 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration, we will be looking at the 1988 black comedy Heathers. In the film, Veronica (Winona Ryder) is the newest member of the popular clique in high school, run by three girls who are each named Heather. The Heathers run the school through manipulation and cruelty, and Veronica isn't sure if she wants to be part of this group anymore -- especially after meeting bad boy J.D. (Chr...
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Asos, Heathers, 1980s, Heather, Veronica, Mary Jane, Winona Ryder, Fashion Inspiration, Heather Chandler, Heather Duke, Heather McNamara, Veronica Sawyer, Movie Inspiration

Teddy Ruxpin won't leave my tortured brain alone

Just now, I tried to recall what I had for lunch the other day. I had to wrestle with it for a few moments before I was able to pin a chicken chimichanga at Espi & T's to the mat for a ten-count. I don't remember the face of the the woman who broke my heart while I was in my early 20s nor what happened to the boxes of the comic books I used to own. But my head absolutely refuses to let go of the theme song to The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin -- a cartoon that I watched MAYBE twice in my life. ...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cartoons, 1980s, Teddy Ruxpin, Ear Worms

Kids of the 1980s Imagined the Year 2020 With Robot Butlers, Bubble-top Cities, and Nuclear War

Earlier this month we looked at predictions from kids at the turn of the 20th century. But what about more recently? Say, from the 1980s? Well, you’re in luck, because today we have predictions about the future from kids in 1984. And some of them are as dark and terrifying as you might guess for kids who were…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Jobs, Education, Medicine, Montana, Computers, Robots, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear War, Predictions, 1980s

Decades Party Outfit Ideas

First, 20th, 40th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 2000th decade party? Still stumped on the perfect outfit for your favorite era? We've got you covered. Total 1950s vibes over here! For some, a decades party is just another one of those college party themes that requires you to hit up Party City or Amazon to get a solid costume. For others, it’s a night to pretend you live in another era and add your style to the retro look. Maybe you’re a flapper from the '20s, a hippie in the '70s. The possibilitie...
Tags: Amazon, College, Asos, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1920s, 1970s, Gatsby, Jackie Kennedy, Party City, Tie Dye, Fashion Tips, 2000s, Decades

Porsche’s Iconic 959 Supercar Gets A Doug Score

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, 1980s, Doug DeMuro, 959, Porsche 959, 959 S