Archive for December, 2009

Cluster Flock

Posted in 1980s with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by Token Effort

Hairdressers of Musicians?

Aaahh!  Yes, music in the 1980s did sound how it looked.  This is a Flock of Seagulls.  They’re a band, not a gathering of hairdressers at a ‘crimp and tease’ seminar.  Musicians in the 1980s were distant and aloof.  They lounged around in up-turned collars and baggy high-pants, carelessly flicking tinted hair from their brows…..I can almost hear the conceited, phased, whine of the DX synth from here.


Going my way?

Posted in 1970s with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by Token Effort

Meine gearschlocken ist kapputt

Everything in 1971 had a brown tinge to it – even beige things.  Mercedes made big cars for big men…that were driven by skinny submissive girls.  You’re chauffer, Heidi, could use the auto telefonen to book you and Helmut a table at your favourite lederhosen club…

Pin-up girl

Posted in 1960s with tags , , , , , , , on December 2, 2009 by Token Effort

Oh dear!  She seems to have caught her dress.  Thank goodness she’s wearing appropriate under-garments.  Elvgren have been aiming to please stocking wearing, shuttle-deck game, enthusiasts and voyeurs with their range of ‘playful’ advertisements since the 1960s…