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Tears For Fears ‘The Hurting’ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Universal Music Catalogue and Virgin / EMI are thrilled to announce the release of Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on October 21st, 2013 (October 22nd in North America). You can Pre Order by clicking HERE. Thirty years ago, in March 1983, Tears For Fears released their influential synth-pop debut, The Hurting. […]

Random Interview #8 – Garry Davenport

Random Interview number 8 is with Garry Davenport from Twitter. He chose quite a few random numbers and so his interview is a bit more in depth than the others, and a really good read. If you would like to be interviewed with random 80s questions, you can. Just send an email to chat@80snostalgia.com along […]

Random Interview #6 – Alex Walsh

Interview number 5 is with Alex Walsh, or @DaddaCool on Twitter. From the very first answer, I loved this interview! Many kids favourite holiday destinations may have been Florida, or Spain, or Australia… I just wasn’t expecting….. well, have a read! Where was your favourite holiday destination? Barnstaple. We used to down that that neck […]

Interview with Mark Jones

Looking through the archives of 80sNostalgia, I found an interview originally from about the year 2000 that, for some reason, hadn’t been copied across when I moved servers back in 2005. It was with Mark Jones, the graphics guy who worked on Wizball. Enjoy… An exclusive interview with Mark Jones The graphics guy behind Wizball […]

Competition – Speccy Nation Books

As you may know, thirty years ago a little computer with rubber keys, a handful of colours and a squawking soundbox changed the world. The ZX Spectrum inspired a generation of British enthusiasts not only to play games but to create them. Specrum fan Dan Whitehead has written a book reviewing 50 of the most […]

New Book – Speccy Nation

Thirty years ago, a little computer with rubber keys, a handful of colours and a squawking soundbox changed the world. The ZX Spectrum inspired a generation of British enthusiasts not only to play games but to create them. Free from the pressure of today’s global markets and blockbuster budgets, eager young coders gathered in bedrooms […]

Raiders of the Lost Ark

When Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981 it achieved the impossible; it was as cool as Star Wars despite being confined to Earth and set in the past. (Yes, technically, Star Wars was also set in the past, but that was in “a galaxy far, far away” and it sure looked like […]

8-Bit Synth Town

If you like late 80s computers, and dare I say it early 90s ones too, then you will absolutely LOVE 8-Bit Synthtowns latest EP. It is a 5 track EP of Christmas songs, all lovingly created as chiptunes. Have a listen online using the controls below, then please consider buying yourself a copy of the […]

On Safari

Safari? Sa Goodie! Never really understood why, when Biggins shouted out “SAFARI!”, the audience retorted with “SAGOODY.” What was a Sagoody?” Maybe it was a jungle snake? On Safari was an early Childrens TV show, shown during the afternoons from 1981 onwards. It was great entertainment after a long day working hard at school. (Or […]

24 Hour Charity Disco

Fans of 80s music… There will be a 24 Hour Non Stop Disco from Friday 13th July 2012 an The St George Hotel, Chatham Kent. They are trying to raise as much as they can for Demelza House Childrens Hospice and have some fun playing your favourite 80s Tracks in doing so. Tickets are just […]

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