Originally Posted by JupiterKid
Now, I’m reckoning that that the vast majority on the boards here won’t even remember the 1970s - I myself only vaguely remember the very end of that decade as I was born half way though it - but does it really live up to its reputation as a decade of appalling taste?
Fabric/wooly toilet seat covers
Avocado and chocolate colour bathrooms
Garish, bold patterned wallpaper
The all-electric house
Mock Georgian style suburban houses
Wood paneled pub interiors
Anyone else agree - or beg to differ?
Platform shoes have stood the test of time...well especially the stilletto ones for women in porno movies.
I always thought that women's fashion in the 70's was very sexy. ABBA style blue eye-shadow, jeans inside suede knee-high boots, fur coats (I know....not cool), etc.
Also if you look at some of the sportswear from the 70's such as Adidas Rom or Adidas SL 72 trainers.....absolute class. More stylish than anything from the 80's, 90's or beyond. And the Cold War era tracksuits worn by the likes of Johan Cruyff and Nadia Comeneci were too cool for school.
Super Ser heaters were pretty decent and I even thought they looked kinda cool. Chopper and Grifter bicycles......Ford Cortina, Granada, Capri......taste on wheels.
I suppose taste is a subjective term. Does it mean refinement?
Plenty of things from the 70's looked really naff with hindsight but you could say that about the 80's too and even the 90's