Category Archives: Retro

A look back at the outdated styles, trends, people and kitch that defined past generations. Think “Fat Laces” and pinning your pants.

Keep complaining about quarantines. I dare you.

Keep-complaining

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Great scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Car Crash Rant

Monday Music Rewind: Hope in a Hopeless World – Widespread Panic

Here is a song that takes on some new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The song appeared on the album Bombs & Butterflies in 1997 and quickly rose on the charts. You can buy the album here on Amazon (affiliate link).

Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The current lineup includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Duane Trucks, percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, keyboardist John “JoJo” Hermann, and guitarist Jimmy Herring. The band’s original guitarist and primary songwriter, Michael Houser, died of pancreatic cancer in 2002.

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Monday Music Rewind: The Cars – Drive

Paulina Porizkova
“Drive” is a 1984 song by the Cars, the third single from the band’s Heartbeat City album released in March 1984 and their biggest international hit. Written by the late Ric Ocasek, the track was actually sung by bassist Benjamin Orr.

The music video was directed by actor Timothy Hutton and features 18-year-old model/actress Paulina Porizkova, who would later become Ric Ocasek’s wife.

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wear mask jail

A group of people standing outdoors wearing masks over their mouths. This was probably during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. One of the women has a sign in front of her reading ‘Wear a mask or go to jail.”
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Meet the real Flintstones

Meet the voices behind ‘The Flintstones‘ which aired from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966.

Alan Reed – Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl – Wilma Flintstone
Mel Blanc – Barney Rubble
Gerry Johnson – Betty Rubble

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Dick Clark’s Crazy Flintstones House

Childhood Bike Pedals

vintage bike pedal
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How many of you grabbed your shin and sucked air through your teeth after looking at this?

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Vintage Ali

Vintage Ali

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Kurt Cobain isolated vocal tracks

Sounds pretty good. Gave me chills.

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More Nirvana and Kurt Cobain posts here.

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Vintage SNL – Kiddie Metal

An infomercial for Kiddie Metal, an album of kid-friendly songs including “Jimmy Crack Corn” and “Old MacDonald” performed by rockers Slash (Kiefer Sutherland) and Axl Rose (Adam Sandler) of Guns N’ Roses. Also includes Sebastian Bach. [Season 17, 1991]

Thanks Junior

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Classic Tenacious D

Time to F****** Rock. Some early Tenacious D for your viewing and listening pleasure. WARNING LANGUAGE

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