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1988 Countdown #38: Poison, “Nothin’ But a Good Time”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) In a busy restaurant kitchen, a hulking blonde dude leans over a sink full of dirty dishes, listening to Poison’s cover of “Rock and Roll All Nite.” He has pulled his hair back in an unsuccessful attempt at a ponytail. A busboy with a neat dark ponytail–a fellow […]

posted 19 September 2013 in 1988. 16 comments

1988 Countdown #56: Poison, “Fallen Angel”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) Back from the commercial break, Kevin Seal reorients us: “Top one hundred of 1988, which is quite convenient, because it’s the year that we best remember.” He grins and flaps his hands around, and then starts talking loudly, denoting that this is the official part of his palaver: […]

posted 27 May 2010 in 1988. 8 comments

1988 Countdown: Commercial Break #2

Another commercial break. The first spot’s for MTV’s “Big Bang ’89,” the live party airing later that night, featuring “music and madness from New York and L.A.” (We see close-ups of those two cities on a map, in case we need some help remembering them, or maybe to help us find them in case we’re […]

posted 27 May 2008 in 1988. 1 comment