So much for the "good old days"

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  1. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Listening to some random replay shows from what appears to be the 80's (references to beverly hills cop II) I have to say. ANNOYING. It was mostly just a chaotic babble with Howard trying to be funny and failing. He'd just talk faster and say more stupid comments when he got no response from a guest.

    Good thing there was no internet porn back then or I doubt we'd know his name today.
     
  2. johnnynoname

    johnnynoname Well-Known Member

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    when it comes to the "Good old days" you have to keep a reference point of anything between, say, 1992 to 07-08ish

    anything before that is iffy

    EDIT: i'm being very kind including any of the "sirius years". Reality is that the real "good old days" were in the 90's
     
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  3. HowieStearn

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    yeah, those old shows suck
     
  4. knu3421

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    howard was a fatty then
     
  5. j shmuck

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    I haven't been a fan of 80s Stern either as it seems very dated. It probably was groundbreaking and cutting edge at the time but I wasn't a listern then as Howard had yet to be broadcast in my area

    In my opinion Stern didn't hit his stride till the early 90s, and was at the top of his game by the time he started his run for governer in 94
     
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  6. YokoOhNo

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    He didn't get good until he came to phila...philadelphia made him. philadelphia can destroy him.
     
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    what year did jackie join?
     
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    the jackie years were the golden years!
     
  9. Dlist

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    the constant clapping is annoying but I do think we need a YouTube thread next week of best of old Howard.
     
  10. Elisa Jane

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    I started to listen in April 1989 and I loved it and the show just kept getting better and better. I hated all the commercial breaks though and Howard's obsessive rants about the FCC and when he was writing the books or making the movie. The early days of Sirius were great and for me it all ended when Artie left the show. It is so bad now I don't even want to listen. I just come to the Saloon to see what I didn't miss.
     
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    The Artie years were the best.
     
  12. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...the show has been nothing but downhill since artie left.
     
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    See my Artie Best of 2008 thread. Funny stuff.
     
  14. Shithead

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    Unless Jackie or Fred wrote something for him, this was the case always
     
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    Jackie used to come in about once a week during the NBC years
     
  16. pylod

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    Howard was a dumb punk kid back then.
     
  17. BrulesRules

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    The damn constant clapping is the worst!
     
  18. Big Biscuit

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    Howard always bashed Morning Zoo's, but when I hear early 80's repeats it smells like any one of a thousand zoos to me. Howard should say his prayers to the FCC everynight, if they had ignored him, I doubt he would be where he is now.
     
  19. jrstinkfish

    jrstinkfish The Slow Adult VIP

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    I downloaded a bunch of his early shows a few years ago, thinking it'd be cool to hear him back then. I think I got halfway through one before I deleted them all. I started listening to Howard around 1996, when his show finally hit Memphis -- if I'd first heard him in the 80's, I don't think I would've stuck with the show, it just wasn't all that funny. The pre-recorded bits are just painful to listen to.
     
  20. usedtampon

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    The strength was always the relationship between the members of the show- Jackie, John, KC, Fred, Gary,and yes, even Robin. As a kid I couldn't wait to hear the Monday show to find out what they did on the weekend. The bits were always hit and miss, which is to be expected. No one could like every minute of any 4 hour show. Now Howard is just the the guy he used to goof on, but totally dishonest about it, so the show is dead to me.