1980s, General Society vs Interviewee

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After interviewing Ian, my neighbour, I have come to the conclusion that most of his views agree with those of the general public, from his taste in music to his love of sport. He pretty much filled in the role of the “Ordinary Australian” of the 80’s.
The first impression you have of Ian is his absolute passion for sports. The interview itself was allocated at a convenient time slot for him, so that he would not miss his Seven o’clock football match on Television. He particularly loved, and still does, love his cricket, but enjoys watching more or less any form of sport on the television-a habit that he has not strayed from for a long time, a habit he has maintained throughout the 1980’s.
Australians has always been a sport-loving nation. For a country with a relatively small population, Australian athletes fared extremely well on the international scale. In this decade, coverage of Sport on TV evolved in leaps and bounds. The quality of TV had improved, and as a result, there was a great surge of popularity in the 80s for television. Ian, it seems, was no exception to the increase in television views (particularly the sporting channels).
The 80’s was the time of Madonna and Michael Jackson; these two artists were extremely popular and presented a new style of music. Australian Music gained confidence in the 1980’s, and developed a distinct “Australian Rock” sound. The band Midnight Oil was popular, as was the internationally renowned INXS, who received Grammy nominations, MTV awards, and many top ten hits in the US and the UK.
Ian, like most of the general public, was a great fan of Madonna and Michael Jackson. He was also a fan of Australian bands like INXS, AC/DC and Skyhooks. His tastes in music were rather mainstream, and conformed to what was popular during the decade.
The release of CDs in 1982 revolutionised the way records could be produced; vinyl…...

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