During the dark days of the 1980s, there was no shortage of tights-wearin’, hair-teasin’, tongue-wagglin’ lunatics with names like Ratt, Quiet Riot and Snakes ‘N Barrels, all entreating us to feel, work for and/or get various noises, weekends, rocks and video vamps.  Music being music, those legendary bands are now only heard on oldies stations (or in Otter Disaster’s Subaru) but I still find myself missing the lost epoch of the Queensrÿches and White Rangers Night Rangers of the world…


The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wants a piece of your heart, but just doesn’t have time to start from the start, asking: Which abandoned fashion or trend of days past needs to make a comeback?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. February 22, 2013 at 11:07 am — Reply

    Acid Washed Denim Jackets with Iron Maiden Backpatches…

  2. gary
    February 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    Corduroy anything

  3. Navarre
    February 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    Black fingerless gloves, for men and women.

    • February 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm — Reply

      I still use mine. But I’m odd, so…

      Although they do have a practical purpose now with my wheelchair, but I still like them.

  4. Frank
    February 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    Preppie shirts with the collars up. NOT.

  5. dude x
    February 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm — Reply

    Tail fins need to come back on cars.

  6. Arbor Day
    February 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm — Reply

    Hooded Cloaks, top hats, goggles, togas, gauntlets, spurs (just cause of the jingling sound not to stab horses), men’s spats, and laurels (or any other fauna based headgear)

  7. February 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    I can’t really think of anything style-wise that I really wish would make a comeback that won’t make me sound like a perv aside from flannel shirts and Victorian style suits.

  8. B.V.K.
    February 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm — Reply

    Slap bracelets

    Nice Metalocalypse reference

  9. Ron
    February 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Cavalier boots.

  10. February 23, 2013 at 12:02 am — Reply

    Luckily, the hi-top fade is already making a comeback so I can die a happy man.

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