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When we start out in the world it's not our fault if we accidentally latch on to liking really bad stuff. Well, at least, that's the only reason I can come up with for owning Huey Lewis and the News' album Fore!

What early bad taste can you confess to?

(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:24)
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Suited and Booted
in my green neon flecked grey itchy suit. I tthough I was the mutts, going to family weddings looking like some kind of Vice reject.
If I was going casual, I'd hit Fosters and get me some Leo Gemmeli or maybe a Campri Ski jacket.

And Dogger Collymore, you must have listened loads. You meant Brian Adams.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:30, Reply)
Iron Maiden 1985
Oh yeh, and Gallini T-shirts. Remember??

Scarily, I now quite like 'Number of the Beast'
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:29, Reply)
When i was 13, I used to really like a-ha.
That may not seem so strange, but the bad part is that, at the ripe old age of 30, i still really like them!

And, believe it or not, i'm not a gayer.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:28, Reply)
When I was 14 I was big fan of TV's Miami Vice...
Don Johnson was our role model of cool, so one saturday I got my Mum to take me to Burtons Menswear to buy:

White trousers with fat turnups.
Turquoise (sp?) t-shirt.
Yellow suit jacket.
£3 Ray Bans from the market.

How could any girl resist a chubby virginal 14 year-old from Cheshire in this ensemble?

Well, they resisted very well - in fact they were 100% effective at resisting me.

I've always looked like a tit, however now I'm good at it - and the ladies now respect me more.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:28, Reply)
I bought
the soundtrack to the first mission impossible movie, when I was 12. I used to play it when there was nobody home, while rolling around the living room floor pretending I was tom cruise.
: - §D
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:27, Reply)
I have many of the items already mentioned (as I guess many of us children of the eighties have). But, by far the worst are a purple shell suit with green go-faster stripes and a pair of baggy black jeans with the huge red patch covering the arse-al and top-of-the-legs area.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:24, Reply)
Will Smith - Big Willie Style
Will Smith - Willennium
Spooks - S.I.O.S.O.S.
Wheatus - Wheatus
Now 35 (or something like that)

I also proclaimed Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Iron Maiden, Star Wars, Smoke on the Water and other things I now like as "utter shit" to my friends.

In my defence, I did think that Star Wars was just the sequel to Star Trek. And I *knew* Star Trek was shit, but I had never seen Star Wars.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:20, Reply)
Anyone who grew up in the eighties......
.....should hang their heads in shame.

Kajagoogoo, 'Frankie says' T-Shirts, and mall-scum Tiffany.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:15, Reply)
Oh god...
Bon Jovi
East 17
Take That
Bryan Adams

and i'm sure there are hundreds more...

think i might go and drown myself now!
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:15, Reply)
1st thing on my Christmas list at age 9
Wicked Willy boxer shorts.

Unfortunately my parents fuelled my poor taste and bought them.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:13, Reply)
Shakin Stevens...gah.
yup, I too fell foul of the Coke-addled Welsh cnut, and purchased "Letter To You" on 7" back when Boots still sold them...

...to make matters worse, it was accompanied by a Bucks Fizz record the title of which has thankfully been supressed.

I also used to have my own Spiderman outfit which I wore ALL the time, but that was pretty cool in retrospect. Especially when I used to hang upside down from the climbing frame pretending I was him, and humming the theme tune from the 70s TV series.

Hours of fun, I can assure you.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:11, Reply)
Global hypercolour
I mean, come on, what the hell was the point? 'I know, let's invent a t-shirt that highlights when and where you are sweating' What an arse idea.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:10, Reply)
oh and..
I also actually went out and bought the roland rat LP, cant remember its name but it got played that much i knew the words to every song off by heart. I was 13 at the time....
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:04, Reply)
Bad taste.....
My first girlfriend......

nuff said
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:03, Reply)
i cant think of much that wasnt bad
Shell suits
luminous boxer shorts
loads'a'money tshirts
dungeons & dragons
Timmy Mallet

My favorite tho is my best mate used to record the music from computer games like Street Fighter 2 so he could listen to it on his walkman.

Edit- almost forgot novelty ties.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:01, Reply)
Brian May, Everything I do, I do it for you....
.... taped it off the top 40 and listened to it for about 3 months, complete with air guitaring.

Also wore one of those £3 German Army shirts for a while- poor taste in more ways than one
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 14:01, Reply)
Well, it's bad taste whatever your age....
I used to find public safety adverts;like the don't drink and drive ones, where people get killed, fucking hilarious.

While watching the lion king i had to be escorted out of the cinema becuase i found Mufasa being killed by stampeding buffalo pant wettingly funny (Not literaly i might add).
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:57, Reply)
The first album I ever bought was actually a single. I though 14 quid was a bit much, but being a doddering old ten year old, I went and bought the entire Babylon Zoo Album...ooohh the SHAME!! I WAS ONLY AFTER THE SINGLE Spaceman!
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:55, Reply)
Age 12
I bought "No Limit" by 2 Unlimited.

Didn't learn, cos two months after that I bought "Tribal Dance".

It was the SAME SONG.

I learned after that.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:51, Reply)
and the Wedge haircut! Eek

I am deeply ashamed, and looking back at photos wonder what the hell I was doing...
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:50, Reply)
Pocketful of Kryptonite is great! I have their second album on CD and I often play it too!

Kylie and Jason and Yazz are my skeletons in the closet :o)
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:44, Reply)
Shakin' Stevens
that is all.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:44, Reply)
Bad taste
I liked haircuts and side partings back then. I now have a uncombed grunge-ey apperence.
Never going back.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:39, Reply)
I guess pokemon.
now i like it again.damn.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:36, Reply)
Think this is the worse one EVER
I have the Ant & Dec 'Top Katz' album.

I had a huge crush on Declan Donnelly.


The shame!
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:36, Reply)
Motley Crue and I actually thought I was going to marry Vince Neil, if only he could have met me!
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:33, Reply)
First album ever bought...
The Spice Girls - Spice. Woo for me.
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:31, Reply)
I'm not the only one
Spindoctors... pocketful of Kryptonite.

Edeeet: Damn! Beaten by nano-seconds!
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:30, Reply)
I have...
All Def Leppard's albums before Slang (I'd seen the light by then...)

Even worse than that, I listed to 2 of them just the other day!

EDIT: First Post! Back o' the Net!
(, Fri 10 Dec 2004, 13:30, Reply)

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