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27-09-2020, 10:28   #16
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At least the music wasn't shyte, like now.
Absolutely! Also some very beautiful cars around.
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I was born towards the end of the decade so don't remember it - but in general would Ireland not lag behind the fashion of the day. No doubt there were some attempts to be fashionable but I'd say that the 70s in Ireland weren't exactly the "decade that taste forgot" just as the 60s weren't exactly "Swinging". This was one (TV) channel land for much of the 70s. The Church was still massively influential. RTE 2 didn't start until 1978 and I'm not sure how any people would have had the UK channels.

I did grow up in a Bungalow Bliss house built in 1975 and yes the carpets were strongly patterned but that was probably because my parents thought they wouldn't show the dirt. The house wasn't well insulated and I well remember the cold during the cold winters of the 80s. Also, septic tank piped to the nearest drain which was common bad practice at the time and probably up until the 90s.

My impression of Ireland generally is that it was a miserable backward country until well into the 90s.
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At least the music wasn't shyte, like now.
While there were obviously some exceptional classics, there was a lot of absolutely diabolical music in the 70s. There’s also some really good music being made now.

We only really remember the good stuff.
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Surely the 80's were worse.
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The music in the 70s was superb - Bowie, Elton John, Queen, T-Rex, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac all at their very peak - Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Suzi Quattro, Blondie, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, brilliant timeless pop from ABBA, the biggest band of the decade, disco music etc.

But in terms of clothing fashions and interior design it was truly awful. I was born in March 1975 so I only have memories of 1978/79 - I just about remember the really ancient cash registers which were mechanical and cars with chokes that you had to pull out before driving.

And yes, Ireland was pretty miserable, repressed and poor - but it was modernising andindustrialisng and was far better than the utterly grim 1950s - there was a booming economy just before the oil crisis of 1973/74. Emigration was in reverse and the population grew very fast between 1971 an 1981 - coupled with a baby boom between 1972 and 1982. There was also a construction boom in housing and offices which peaked in 1974.

Inflation in the 1970s was through the roof and the post WW2 economic boom for most of the West came to an end with the oil crises. The telephone service was diabolical according to Dail debates from that decade.

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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
Adidas Rom , jayzus that's after bringing back some memories.
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Surely the 80's were worse.
Definitely.

The 90's are looked back on well and fairly stand the test of tíme. But the 90's took so much of the good stuff from the 70's.

The 80's fashions however are mostly best forgotten.
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Marquee Moon - absolute perfection

If anyone wants to give a child nightmares show them a picture if Dave Hill from Slade. He looked horrifying. And he was a schoolgirl heartthrob! God knows I loved Slade and still do but when they came on Top of the Pops I hid behind the couch. He was like something off Dr Who.
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I'm sure you're not from there, but I read your last post in a Wolverhampton accent! I'm a Wolves fan, by the way...

And I agree about Marquee Moon.
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I think the 2020s are worse..

Have you seen the state of the young lads these days with the tracksuit bottoms that are too small?..

And the women with the eyebrows?..

And as for the music..
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People will look back on the interior decor now and be like "absolutely everything was grey.. what was with that?.."
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I think the 2020s are worse..

Have you seen the state of the young lads these days with the tracksuit bottoms that are too small?..

And the women with the eyebrows?..

And as for the music..
D'ya know, I was only thinking recently that this decade will be looked back on like the seventies in terms of style. The short trouser, no sock combo on men and some of the clashing women's clothes and yes, the eyebrows and the collagen trout pouts on 22 year olds....
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I'm sure you're not from there, but I read your last post in a Wolverhampton accent! I'm a Wolves fan, by the way...

And I agree about Marquee Moon.
I do hail from the Midlands but not a place where they say 'yow' for 'you'.

I shoukd have said Dave Hill looked liked something off Dr How!
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