They’re baaack.

“Say it ain’t so, Joe.”

Eighties fashions are coming back. Now this is cause for spirited discussion. It all started this morning, when I saw a link to J. Crew’s new line of, you guessed it — 80s pegged, cuffed jeans.

There’s much about the 1980s that I laugh at now: the popped collars, the ripped shirts, the hair. Dear Lord, the hair…

Poor kid

I remember a high school kid around 1988 who wore the Mike Score Flock of Seagulls look. When I went to band concerts and watched him onstage, I constantly had the uncontrollable urge to get a brush and some Rave and…but yeah, I didn’t.

Cyndi Lauper gets the “80s Icon” award, IMO.

Rocking the Egyptian eyes as well

And from the Archives, check out this sassy rock and roll singer, circa 1986. Fiends, that’s a bumble bee yellow-and-black blazer with linebacker shoulder pads. Wish I’d kept it. Can’t say as I miss the gallons of mousse and pomade, however. But girlfriend’s band worked the stage back then. Mercy.

(Not pictured: BoomR playing keys, directly to my right.)

Now you just have a dandy Saturday. I’m off to Panera to meet Bando. And I hope she’s not wearing anything that might suggest a Flashdance flashback.


12 thoughts on “They’re baaack.

  1. Bando

    Well, now that you put it that way….I guess I’ll be late because I had to dig out my leg warmers and buy 5 cans of hairspray to do my hair. Wait a sec, I was two when Flashdance came out, I’m sure I don’t have anything from 1983 that fits. I fully expect you in the bumble bee blazer at Panera, fiend….

  2. BoomR

    PS…I think you were singing “Porkchop,” weren’t you? (what was the real name of that song again? ..and the artist that made it a hit or recorded it?)

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Pork Chop — you are cracking me up! It was “Time’s Gettin’ Tougher Than Tough” by Jimmy Witherspoon, ya nutjob!

      1. BoomR

        YES! That’s it!! :-) I think #1 son used to call it “porkchop”…and then it sort of stuck. You used to even call the song on a gig that way! LOL Them’s the days, eh?

        1. Rat Fink Post author

          Pork chop at the market…asked the butcher for a pound…couldn’t buy one pork chop when I laid my money down…

          And that gig was at Convo, dude! Them were the days indeed.

  3. Rat Fink Post author

    HA – Mickey Finn…who gave you THAT name, hmmmm??? :-)

    I’m still working on getting my hair to be the same color as yours *used* to be.

  4. Alphonzo Malackie

    A week or two ago I recorded some music and it accidentally came out sounding like the 80’s. The worst part about it is that I found myself enjoying the sound.


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