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WTF were you guys smoking in the 70s?


By sataneatscheese

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

I was born in 1986 and just found out there is a cool 70s song called the pinball wizard that is pretty catchy. Great theme with the WHO and Elton John

Immediately after finding this I found out that song was only one piece in a Rock Opera Film called Tommy released in 1975. A movie about Pinball with rock music? Take a look at the preview.

Starts off strong. But as soon as they bounce off of the theme song it goes.... down hill. What is this movie even about? I can tell nothing from the previews other than Elton John used to be decent 45 years ago.

Also... if you can make it through Logans run without laughing at the soundtrack you are an enigma.

Youngish guy rant over.

#2 5 months ago

How is that even possible? Oh wait I know. I'm old now. But to be 12 years old in 86 was magic.

#3 5 months ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

How is that even possible? Oh wait I know. I'm old now. But to be 12 years old in 86 was magic.

Still learning here. Found the lyrics... "That deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean game of pinball". I have a feeling the movie will be even weirder than the preview.

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#4 5 months ago

I was smoking a lot of black hash and thai stick, with an occasional hit of 4-way window pane thrown in for fun.

#5 5 months ago

Parliaments

Apparently Hawkmoon took issue with me smoking Parliaments back in the 70s
I also smoked Chesterfield Kings non filters.
That and $10 three finger bags of mexican dirt weed.

#6 5 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

I was smoking a lot of black hash

When I was 15/16 that's all we smoked, seemed weed didn't even exist. It was greatness. Hash bots and straight into the arcade, as much as I love to play still nothing will beat those days. Mostly system 11's and theres something special happening when ur supposed to be in class yet ur stoned in a dark corner of a bowling alley playing Dr.Dude. Good times.

#7 5 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

I was smoking a lot of black hash and thai stick, with an occasional hit of 4-way window pane thrown in for fun.

This. Plus, Tommy was an album from 1969. If you are from a certain generation, you just choose to ignore the movie, kind of like the Sergeant Pepper movie.

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#8 5 months ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

This. Plus, Tommy was an album from 1969. If you are from a certain generation, you just choose to ignore the movie, kind of like the Sergeant Pepper movie.

Why did you make me look this up.

So many bad musicals in the 70s.

#9 5 months ago

The machine of Tommy preference was Gottlieb's Kings and Queens. Forget the movie, buy the Who's album.

#10 5 months ago

U really need a old hippy like me to tell U that U missed the 60's badly!! Panama Red,and Acapulco Gold was King,along with 5 ball pinballs!

#11 5 months ago

Pinball...wizard?!

Never heard of it.

#12 5 months ago

That’s that movie about Nintendo where they introduced Super Mario Brothers 3 right?

#13 5 months ago

One of the taglines i remember in 1975 about the movie Tommy was... Your senses will never be the same........

#14 5 months ago

1986? Christ on a cracker man, I was 20 years old, living in an apt with my 3rd girlfriend.

You JUST found this? Get your head out of Insta-grab or Book Face, or whatever one person in the room ‘social’ media you kids use.

I was born in 1966 yet I knew about the pulse of previous decades when I was a kid.

I’m just teasing ya Junior. It’s what folks do.

#15 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I was born in 1986 and just found out there is a cool 70s song called the pinball wizard that is pretty catchy. Great theme with the WHO and Elton John

Immediately after finding this I found out that song was only one piece in a Rock Opera Film called Tommy released in 1975. A movie about Pinball with rock music? Take a look at the preview.

Starts off strong. But as soon as they bounce off of the theme song it goes.... down hill. What is this movie even about? I can tell nothing from the previews other than Elton John used to be decent 45 years ago.
Also... if you can make it through Logans run without laughing at the soundtrack you are an enigma.

Youngish guy rant over.

Is this post a joke? Genuinely asking

#16 5 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Is this post a joke? Genuinely asking

It has to be. I have no clue how you would have never heard that song or Elton John. You would have had to lived in Elmore City (Footloose, something else for you to look up).

#17 5 months ago

Another great Who song from the 70's was Baba O'Riley, written in protest to Vietnam in '71.

#18 5 months ago

I grew up with the Who,they have tons of great songs.

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#20 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I was born in 1986 and just found out there is a cool 70s song called the pinball wizard that is pretty catchy. Great theme with the WHO and Elton John

Immediately after finding this I found out that song was only one piece in a Rock Opera Film called Tommy released in 1975. A movie about Pinball.

In other news, did you hear that Kennedy was assassinated in 1963?

#21 5 months ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

U really need a old hippy like me to tell U that U missed the 60's badly!! Panama Red,and Acapulco Gold was King,along with 5 ball pinballs!

1964-65 I was spending a lot of my days roller skating to the Stones song "Get off of my cloud" and "Paint it Black" in early '66

#22 5 months ago
Quoted from underlord:

I was born in 1966 yet I knew about the pulse of previous decades when I was a kid.

Yes sir, might be the biggest problem with the yute of today. I was an 80's kid and while we enjoyed 80's music and film we were well aware and highly admired the music etc. from 60's and 70's. even the HipHop guys today no nothing of Rap, The Fat Boys and Big Daddy Kain. Its a damn shame a damn shame and speaks volumes as to their known douchbagery. Not speaking about you OP you could be of a nice enough sort but on average seems to me people born in the 80's and beyond just lost something, hence the current state of things.
Good day to u sir, I said good day.

#23 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Why did you make me look this up.

So many bad musicals in the 70s.

Musicals always have been ( and always will be) bad .

#24 5 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Is this post a joke? Genuinely asking

Nope... found it this morning. Remember that you can be a family man, have 3 kids, a military veteran and have a solid career and still not remember the fall of the Berlin wall. I fall in that category. The music sounds great, the movie looks like hot garbage.

#25 5 months ago

After you finish watching Sgt. Pepper be sure to check out Xanadu. They eventually turned it into a pretty good Broadway show that goofed on itself.

#26 5 months ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

U really need a old hippy like me to tell U that U missed the 60's badly!! Panama Red,and Acapulco Gold was King,along with 5 ball pinballs!

Ditchweed. In 1967 or 1968 you got your smoke in a for real matchbox. $5.00. Then “lids”, an ounce rolled up in a plastic baggie became the norm along with seeds and stems.

I was told it was Panama Red or Alcapaca Gold or some other superweed.

No shit some of it could lay you back with cases of dry mouth and munchies, but the pedigree was always a question mark.

And sometimes it seemed what you wound up with was a bag of horse shit.

#27 5 months ago

you need to watch

#28 5 months ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

U really need a old hippy like me to tell U that U missed the 60's badly!! Panama Red,and Acapulco Gold was King,along with 5 ball pinballs!

Lol weed is better today with decades of breeding and it is all indoor grown in controlled conditions

#29 5 months ago

Went to Florida tech in melbourne... when they busted an importer stuff would get thrown from the boat, overboard. A different kind of seaweed would wash up on shore. Lol

#30 5 months ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Musicals always have been ( and always will be) bad .

So this might not be the best time to bring up the script I wrote..."Pinball Olympics--the Musical"?

#31 5 months ago

You want something awful? Go watch Xanadu.

#32 5 months ago

Toledo window box- ditch weed that was so bad it was most likely grown in a window box in Toledo, Ohio. That's what we had in Columbus, Ohio

#33 5 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

So this might not be the best time to bring up the script I wrote..."Pinball Olympics--the Musical"?

You can put that script in the same place Ian Fleming should have put the script for “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

#34 5 months ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

You want something awful? Go watch Xanadu.

lol Xanadu was the worse!But definitely loved Logan's Run mainly because of Jenny Agutter's
sweet bouncing boobies.We went to R rated movies to see boobs back then!

#35 5 months ago

You’re just finding this out now?

Some things are better left unsaid.

#36 5 months ago

We bought 5 finger bags of redbud for $35 and went to concerts every weekend with bands like
Boston Foghat Reo Styx and others three at a time for $7.50 Good times

#37 5 months ago
Quoted from JY64:

Lol weed is better today with decades of breeding and it is all indoor grown in controlled conditions

Yes. Much. The Colorado model is expensive but its product is controlled by the state. The kinds of chemicals used or not used for growing is not some big question mark.

Consistency and quality are measured, repeatable items.

#38 5 months ago

I was smoking thai stick and honey oil. Not bad stuff for the 70’s. $10 each! Went to great rock shows at Anaheim stadium including Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynard, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and Foreigner!! Surprising I remember this. Lol

#39 5 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

We bought 5 finger bags of redbud for $35 and went to concerts every weekend with bands like
Boston Foghat Reo Styx and others three at a time for $7.50 Good times

That's pre Reagan

#40 5 months ago

A nickel bag, was a nickel!! (5 bucks)

#41 5 months ago
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#43 5 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

sweet bouncing boobies.We went to R rated movies to see boobs back then!

Or looked at the latest edition of National Geographic, parental approved Lol

#44 5 months ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

You want something awful? Go watch Xanadu.

Wow thats bad. Never heard of it. Wish i hadn't watched the preview. Technically not a 70s movie though.

#45 5 months ago

Spent many a day sitting around stoned on 714's and my trusty lid of Jamaican.

#46 5 months ago

Best musical without a pin....

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#47 5 months ago

I stood inline to see Xanadu. Still have my roller skates.

#48 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

So many bad musicals in the 70s.

But at least they gave us Rocky Horror and Jesus Christ Superstar.

#49 5 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Boston Foghat Reo Styx and others three at a time for $7.50 Good times

Probably the best multi act concert lineup I can remember was
at the Cow Palace in S.F. (Daly City) (~ late 70s) with
Head East opened, then Sammy Hagar (his Red period after he left Montrose and prior to Van Halen),
J. Geils Band (prior to their big commercial success with Freeze Frame/Centerfold)
and finally Ted Nugent at his badass self heights.

#50 5 months ago

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer along with Cooper were two of the best stage acts around. I saw Rush when they opened for Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann in '74 and it was f' Awesome.

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