Matt Young

Blogs by Matt Young

I have a passion for all things 80s and have contributed to some of the biggest 80’s websites around the world. I was 6 when the decade came to a close and I think my interests stem from some truly happy memories of the time.

If I’m not writing about the 80s you will find me playing in Popgun or pursuing other hobbies like writing, collecting rare specimens of Faberge eggs or having a good time somewhere. I’d like to think I say things as I see them and apart from one blatant lie in the previous sentence I’d like to think of myself as one of the good guys, perhaps a modern day hero.  Teaching music, bringing up an amazing three year old and spending time with friends and family takes up any other free time I have but I wouldn’t change my life for anyone else’s. .....well maybe David Hasselhoff’s but i’d have to see his medical records first.

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Recent Posts by this author

Check out the 5 most popular mysteries of the 80s and see what is fact or fiction.

Check out my top ten moments from live aid, one of the biggest concerts to ever be played.

Its been over 6 months since we lost one of the greatest songwriters, read on to find out more about the legend that is Tom Petty

Check out my top 5 reason why I love the A Team. I love it when a blog comes together

Check out my top 5 underrated bands from the 80s that you never heard but probably should. They defined my 80s, how about yours?

Lethal Weapon is the best cop action film of the 80s. Read here about the classic Martin Riggs scene where he contemplates suicide but with an actual loaded gun.

30 years after Appetite For Destruction turned the world upside down we revisit some of the best cuts from the record breaking album.

We do it so you dont have to, check out our blog of the worst 80s number ones to ever hit the UK, you wouldnt find these on a Popgun playlist.