For those of you crazy kids brought up on a regular diet of Twitter, Minecraft, and Instagram, the 1980s may be a bit of a mystery to you. You may think of the 80s as a ‘retro’ period, if you think of it at all, from which old people sprang. The entire 20th century may be simply a thing that ‘happened’. In your defence though, even to some actual adults who saw it the first time round, the 80s is still a bit of a mystery.
Whatever you might think though, the 80s were great.
I was born in the 1980s, and like Calvin Harris told us once, “It was acceptable in the 80s”. ‘It’ being any one of a thousand things of 80s greatness: Magnum PI’s moustache, the Betamax VCR, the FM synthesizer, Bananarama, Knight Rider, Channel 4, and of course, the Ford Sierra.
Yes – one of the greatest things to come out of the 80s was a car. A great big jelly-mould of a car. And I like jelly. Continue reading “In the beginning…”