Meanwhile, In A Music Store Sometime In The 1980s . . .

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  1. toomanycats

    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    Call me a low brow philistine, but I deem this image to be of considerable historical and cultural significance. It captures a moment in time, the sensibility and spirit of 80s hair metal.

    Better than half the girls I went to high school with had that exact hair. I feel like I know her. I can almost guarantee that in that oversized black leather purse there's a Marlboro Red soft pack, a half empty roll of Mentos, a can of Aquanet, tickets for the Bon Jovi concert next Thursday (with Cinderella as the opening act), and the keys to a 70s Chevy Nova that has Dokken's Under Lock and Key in the cassette deck and a resin encrusted bowl stashed under the drivers seat.

    Her name may be Megan, or Kelly, or maybe Mary Beth; but whatever it is, I love her, I mean what she represents, this girl with a smile as sublime as the Mona Lisa's. She's my Beatrice, my muse and guide, my teacher . . . my ride to band practice. She's trustworthy and reliable in every way, though she probably has a dangerously young, smoking hot little sister.

    What make and model guitar do you suppose that is in the foreground? I seem to recall lots of B.C. Rich guitars being yellow. How about the pink one?
     
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    We called them just "Marlboros or Newports". Pioneer supertuner, Cragar SS mags, Lori, Donna, Mary, Sharon, there was even a girl named Beth the drummer dated.
     
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    I just figured that was a guy.

    Are you sure her name isn't ted?
     

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    Nice write-up, you have a way with words. I spent most of the 80's in the Navy so I missed that scene. Nice to see it through someone else's eyes.
     
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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    It was sometimes hard to tell back then, or as Steven Tyler put it, ♫ "Dude looks like a lady!" ♫
     
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    100% positive ID on the pink one.
     
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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    Going to make us play the guessing game? o_O:)
     
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    No, not for long. Fender Strat.
     
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    Fender HM Strat, right?

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    I guess it's cool because after all, it was the 80's. The first pic is the black one I currently have, which was a total surprise gift from my awesome wife to try to replace the blue one in the second pic, which went MIA in the early 90's. The blue one was on loan to a friend who got sick and ended up in the hospital, who upon his release discovered that the guitar and most of his worldly possessions were absconded with. The second pic is of myself and my bro with me playing the one that got away. BTW, the ones with the maple fretboard like the blue one are supposed to be pretty rare. I'd pay a handsome price to get that one back.
     
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    God, I'm so nostalgic for this era (and that hair...and those shoulder pads) and I was probably 2 or 3 when this picture was taken.

    Regarding the yellow guitar, the edges of that body are quite round and so is the end of the fret board so I'll call it a Kramer Striker 200ST.

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    My interest in hair metal, metal chicks, metal guitars and all other things metal completely died in the summer of 1985 when the real Van Halen announced their breakup. I believe that that and the lack of camera phones at the time saved me from appearing in many embarrassing and or incriminating photos in the later half of the decade into the early 90's as I came of age. It also saved me a ton of shampoo and other hair products.
     
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    Man I miss those days, too. Here's me (on the left) with my younger brother and sister in 1987. The second pic is me with my best friend, our Washburn acoustics, and a bottle of Sambuca, circa 1989.

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    :ROFLMAO:

    I thought the same thing too. He's just still in his stage clothes.!
     
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    Something went terribly awry in the course of those two years! ;)
     
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    I went to high school in North Jersey from 9/87 -6/91.
    When I look at the old yearbooks I laugh at how high the girls would spray out their hair for picture day.
    If they normally wore their hair high, it had to be that much higher for picture day.

    This was me, typical picture day attire, wearing my brother's 3/4 sleeve Yes 90215 tour shirt.
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    And in the school newspaper May, 1991
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    I wish I had a pic of me in my AC/DC studded denim vest that was taken off my very back and never seen again
    while I was passed out somewhere in '83. Man I put HOURS into that damn vest, was my pride and joy.
     
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    I feel sad... I don't have any pictures of myself from the '80s to share.

    I suppose it's just as well... If you've seen one skinny kid with a mullet and a wispy teenage mustache, you've seen them all.
     
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    That sucks! I had a sweet Led Zeppelin denim vest that I let a girl wear right around the time that first photo above was taken. She wouldn't give it back and then moved to Ohio and I never saw it again.
     
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    Well I turned 3 in 1988 and even I had a mullet. :D
     

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