My dad was a DJ (did he have a mullet? - ed!) and I spent most weekends with him and I am sure knowing the words to every Black Lace song and every dance move to 'Superman' can not be healthy especially as I was only 7 or 8 at the time! The eighties, I feel, got a bad rep because of the trends of the time, not the music. I mean, shoulder pads, Dynasty, filofax, yuppies, rat tails and Timmy Mallet isn't exactly something you want in a time capsule is it? But then on the other hand there was 80's TV (better then any decade when you can call on The A-Team, Only Fools & Horses, Transformers, Thundercats and Knightmare to name but a few) and, of course, the music scene which can be viewed as kitsch in places but in others is just as amazing and influential as any of their contemperaries (Faith No More, Guns & Roses, A-Ha, Gary Numan are some I missed off my earlier list).
Anyway, after hours of scouring around the 'net, let's mix up the best of both worlds. Make yourself a great 80's compilation album by original artists and covers by some great, some indifferent and some just plain odd bands! Sit back, stare at your Michael J Fox poster and wish you were just like Ferris Bueller all over again.