Our ’80s Bedrooms

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There’s a Flickr group called My ’80s Bedroom. You’ll dig it. New wave, punk and post-punk, heavy metal, skateboards, surfboards, Atari, acid wash, big hair, bad mustaches, cut-off Levi cords, Swatches, Ray Bans, The Monkees, Star Wars, Judge Dredd, wood paneling, Gumby—it’s all there. I may add to the collection if I ever get a chance to rifle through all the photos at my mom’s house.

Those of you from Southern California will enjoy the KROQ sticker on the “bleach-splashed denim notebook” in the last photo.

Go here to see more shots of what our rooms looked like.

(Images via grilled cheese, Allan Kingdom, and Tattoo Dave)

7 Responses to “Our ’80s Bedrooms”


  1. 1 Jason August 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Pic #1: I think that kid trying to imply he/she (I honestly can’t tell) looks like Mickey Dolenz. Pic #2: The top shelf is about one dust speck away from collapsing and burying that kid in books. Pic #3: Too blurry for me to identify any books, but I spotted the hacky-sack.

    Sadly, I don’t think I have any photos of my old bedroom. It was mostly sci-fi/fantasy clutter, with a ZZ Top poster on the door.

  2. 2 2W2N August 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Or maybe she (she is a she) has a crush on Mickey? Which would be weird, since he was 40-something at the time. Where did The Monkees resurgence come from, anyway? Did the reruns start airing, and it just caught on? I remember watching the show, but I watched all those shows from the ’60s.

  3. 3 His friend J August 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I think MTV started showing reruns.

  4. 6 leftylimbo August 14, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I remember watching the Monkees back in ’87–’88. It was a cool show.

    Speaking of that bleach-splashed notebook…those denim Mead folders were totally standard issue by the time I reached 8th Grade. Almost as standard as those Pee Chee folders, but not as cool with the decorative ideas.


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