Nineteen Eighty Suck

As I settle in to watch a VH1 Rock-doc about heavy metal, I can’t help but think about how much I wish I didn’t have to say I was born in the 1980’s. Seriously, between Ronald Reagan, Dan Qualye, Poison, Warrant, Whitesnake, and slasher movie sequels (and speaking of, how sweet is PoM’s “Psycho” video?), have there been many more destructive decades for pop culture? The 70’s might have had Disco, but at least they had Black Sabbath, AC/DC, The Who, and so on. Can we put the 1980’s on trial at The Hague?

Thank God for Metallica, Van Halen, and Guns N Roses for leaving us something worthwhile to claim, and to Nirvana and Pearl Jam for putting an end to the insanity.