Kid Gets First Boombox, Circa 1982

Boombox 1981

We called them ghetto blasters in 4th grade, which is probably when I got mine. We would all strut around blasting Devo’s Oh, No! It’s Devo. Because we were so urban.

Kid’s wearing a classic Izod design. And my God, the couch.

(Image via new2vulcan/eBay)

3 Responses to “Kid Gets First Boombox, Circa 1982”

  1. 1 leftylimbo May 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Ghetto blasters it was, and ghetto blasters it’ll always be for us. Those things are getting harder and harder to find, and the people that still have survivors typically charge $$$ for ’em. So awesome.

    My cousin had a monster one we lugged around for our breakdancing battles. It took like a dozen D cells. LoL

    • 2 2W2N May 21, 2014 at 3:54 am

      Forgot about all those D batteries. What a pain in the ass. The blaster was the first step to music independence, though. Taping stuff off the radio late at night in your room. Buying tapes. I got my record player a few years later, and that was a life changer.

  2. 3 Ed May 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I never had a giant boom box, just a little Toshiba but I sill have it and the damn thing works great.

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