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If you only listen to one XTC song this week, this is it

If you only listen to one XTC song this week, this is it

Spearsy is almost back from vacation. Until then, here's Dr. Dim again:Well, it had to happen, Never Found in the 80s' XTC Week is drawing to a close, but what a great song we have today! From English Settlement (1982) comes this nearly perfect song ...
Published: 11/17/17

Ironically, this wasn’t a towering hit for XTC

”Guest blogger Dr. Dim returns with another tale of XTC while Spearsy is on vacation:We're in a week-long Never Found in the 80s tribute to XTC and today we continue with one of my most favorite songs of their entire catalog. Towers of London i...
Published: 11/16/17
When experience XTC, it’s okay to sample ‘Grass’

When experience XTC, it’s okay to sample ‘Grass’

Here's guest blogger Dr. Dim with his latest post:Never Found in the 80s' XTC Week continues and we return to the almost perfect album Skylarking from 1987. Today, we examine the album's first single – Grass. On the album, Grass plays directly ...
Published: 11/15/17
Never Found in the 80s – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages

Never Found in the 80s – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages

Here's today's guest blog item from our own Dr. Dim: As Never Found in the 80s XTC Week continues, we head back to 1983 (the year I graduated high school) to find the album Mummer. This album is notable for two reasons: One reason is that this was th...
Published: 11/14/17
XTC explores the world of religion with ‘Dear God’

XTC explores the world of religion with ‘Dear God’

Today we begin a special "Lost and Found" week here at Stuck in the '80s, while our normal writers back in the sun at 80s in the Sand. Thanks to our Twin Cities correspondent Dr. Dim for his work!It's not much of a secret that my musical tastes tend ...
Published: 11/13/17
Mick Jones went solo in the ’80s … don’t you remember?

Mick Jones went solo in the ’80s … don’t you remember?

Kevin Wuench returns with a final Lost and Found item for the week:When we think of the sound of Foreigner, it's only natural to think of the voice of Lou Gramm. If you haven't before, its finally time to hear the voice of Foreigner founder Mick Jone...
Published: 11/10/17
Last-minute Halloween '80s costume idea: Joel Goodsen in 'Risky Business'

Last-minute Halloween '80s costume idea: Joel Goodsen in 'Risky Business'

When it comes to easy '80s Halloween costume ideas, some might be a little TOO easy. Take Tom Cruise's role as "Joel Goodsen" in 1983's Risky Business. This might - at one point - have been the most-cliche '80s costume out there. How cliche? It was f...
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Last-minute Halloween '80s costume idea: Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'

Last-minute Halloween '80s costume idea: Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'

The last-minute mania to find the perfect '80s Halloween costume continues. You can thank Adam Sandler for this one. In the movie Grown Ups 2, his gang of friends from childhood throw the wildest '80s costume party I've seen to date on film.  Bu...
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Last-minute Halloween '80s costume idea: The one-armed violin player

Last-minute Halloween '80s costume idea: The one-armed violin player

The stress is real. Every year. What are you dressing as for Halloween? Will it be an '80s costume? Because, you know, you've been writing a blog about the '80s for 13 years now, so we figure you have some good ideas.  I do. Sorta. And I'll try ...
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The lunatics have taken over the '80s

Edgar Allan Poe may have died in 1849, but his influence is still felt in the horror genre today. Perhaps it was Poe that inspired today's spooky song by Fun Boy Three entitled The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum). In 1845, Poe published the st...
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