The 80’s were indeed a magical time.

The Karate Rap

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We’re going into the WABAC Machine for this music video, back to a time when hair bands ruled the Earth. Thanks to our pal Eric for sending us this video for Canadian rockers April Wine‘s 1982 hit “If You See Kay”* from their album Power Play.

April Wine – If You See Kay (1982 video single)

*Bonus points for everybody who gets the pun!

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by Cap'n Carrot on November 9, 2011

in Audio Visual,Mashup,Short Film

If you grew up on late night 80’s movies and have an hour or so to kill you should sit back and take a long look at Skinemax. The video is a compilation of clips from several flicks you should recognize in an attempt to create “a nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s… images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.” Caution, some of the clips are NSFW.

[via Likecool]

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The Smurfs

by mr sparkle on July 29, 2011

in Film,Media Rack

Anyone who’s kept an eye on recent box office dynamos like the Alvin and the Chipmunks or Transformers franchises won’t be surprised to find that another 80s cartoon, The Smurfs, has been given the big screen treatment.

Like most of Hollywood’s adaptations, The Smurfs has been given a budget that could put a dent into any Congressional Debt Relief plan, all without any expectation of quality in the final product.  In that sense, The Smurfs might slightly exceed expectations, but by any other criteria the movie is hardly worth mentioning. [click to continue…]

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Here’s Brooklyn’s own Atomic Tom with their official music video “Don’t You Want Me” for the upcoming film Take Me Home Tonight featuring the film’s stars Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer and Demetri Martin recreating classic 80’s scenes.

Don’t You Want Me-by Atomic Tom

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A group of Canadian schoolchildren were asked to identity various gadgets and old school tech from the 80’s and 90’s. Here are their responses.

Il était une fois… les technologies du passé

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Did you love the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon? Obviously Nostalgic Telly did. Here he puts together all 247 of the Shredder’s insults into one glorious video. Enjoy!

The A-Z of Shredder’s insults

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The UK band Summer Camp gives us a nostalgic late 70’s / early 80’s look at teen love with their video for “Round the Moon” from their upcoming 6-track debut EP Young.

SUMMER CAMP – Round the Moon

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Street Hawk Intro

by Cap'n Carrot on July 6, 2010

in Television

In honor of Street Hawk earning a DVD release (one week from today, if you were wondering) here’s the show’s intro. For those unfamiliar, the 1985 action/drama centered around an ex-motorcycle cop (Rex Smith) recruited for a top secret project involving an all-terrain attack motorcycle designed to combat urban crime and code-named Street Hawk. (You have to love 80’s primetime television!) Murphy Brown‘s Joe Regalbuto also starred, and the show’s theme was composed by Tangerine Dream.

Street Hawk Intro

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This video for DJ Shadow‘s “This Time” is filled with all kinds of old school 8-bit goodness fans of the original NES should appreciate. Enjoy!

DJ Shadow – This Time

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