#474 Hi-Fi

17th March 2017 in 1992
#474 Hi-Fi
<<First Latest>>

Author Notes:

FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
1992 - the year where CDs started outselling cassette tapes!


GoodKaptainKook 17th Mar 2017, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Paul? Is this their deceased uncle whose garage they wound up inheriting at the very start of their strip?

I can't really comment much on the music of the early '90s, I was only just born then and don't really remember much until about 1995. All I know that when growing up my folks always had it tuned to a classic rock station...so I guess that's the kind of music I wound up gravitating to. It's what I knew as a kid :D
FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
No, that was the twins' great uncle Lloyd who has never made an appearance. Paul is Tony's brother.
David31 17th Mar 2017, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Remember he was living in America where the garage is that the twins inherited, they wouldn't have moved to America if he was living in the UK. ;)
GoodKaptainKook 20th Mar 2017, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Could've lived in the UK for a time before going out to America, or he could've come over to visit...I don't know, I'm not sure why I thought of that guy and didn't remember the Gladiators strips :D (I didn't remember he was their great-uncle either...OK, I do not have photo-perfect memory. Forgive me please!)

Speaking of which, is there any chance we'll ever see their great-uncle in flashback? It would be interesting to actually see him, considering he IS fairly important to this strip in his way, as his death is what sent the twins across the seas to the US in the first place and pretty much...kicked off the whole strip :D Only asking because I'm curious...
FreyFox 22nd Mar 2017, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
Maybe one day ^^ ;)
Dan 17th Mar 2017, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
When you'd rather listen to boy band music than Oz Pop. XD
GoodKaptainKook 17th Mar 2017, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Also...Does anybody these days even USE cassettes anymore? The children of today probably have no clue what those, vinyl records, or VHS tapes even are. (I remember when I was in high school one kid referred to vinyl as "giant CDs", saying, "I guess CD players were bigger in the past" XD)

I still have just about all my old VHS tapes :D Grew up on a steady diet of Thomas the Tank Engine...as I suspect plenty of other folks here might well have!
FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Yep me included ^^
David31 17th Mar 2017, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
I didn't know that the twins had an uncle, nice. :)

LOL, this is the sign of the times all right, though cassette tapes weren't going anywhere, we can probably thank Sony and the Walkman for that. ;)
FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
He appeared in flashback in #417 and #418 ^^
David31 17th Mar 2017, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
Ah that's right, the Gladiators contender. Thanks for reminding me. :)
Shaggy 17th Mar 2017, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
I have to say this again... RUSS & REG R SO F**KING ADORABLE IN THAT BOX TOGETHER!!! :-p
Who is that guy in the blue shirt?
FreyFox- I wanna let you know again just incase, I may lose the internet again. Last time I didn't. This time may be diffrent... :'-( If you don't see me comment you next week, again, you'll know why... Just wanted to let you know ahead of time :-) Id be back the moment I could if that happened.
FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
That guy in the blue shirt is their uncle. And no worries ;)
Fox Of Kings Island 17th Mar 2017, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
"Yo, Mr. I invented the CD. Instead of a Cd, how bout you call it a Robot"

Inventer: Great idea!

Jeez, hope I didn't screw up time-
Jake Elmer 17th Mar 2017, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
I still buy CD's
FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
So do I, if I think it's something I'm really gonna like and play in the car.
Jake Elmer 20th Mar 2017, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Same here.
Kangaar Foxfire 17th Mar 2017, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire
I'm with Russ (or is it Reg there?) on Minogue. Ugh! Anyone who can fill a song with "La la la" instead of actual lyrics belongs in La la land.
Dan 19th Mar 2017, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
That song was a good decade after this time period. They'll likely hear songs like this:


Section79 17th Mar 2017, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
I agree with the twins there. Kylie Minogue sucks!

If I alive back then with the musical mindset that I have today, I would probably be listening to Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Pantera, Faith No More and lots of others.
Tom Jankowski 17th Mar 2017, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm guessing Paul is the twins' uncle.
FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Yep, on their dad's side ^^
karmakat 17th Mar 2017, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
so DADDY had a twin too? I guess he is the one from the tv extreme game. just didn't think they were twins.
FreyFox 17th Mar 2017, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
They're not twins, their hair colour and style is slightly different. Paul is five years younger than Tony. And yes he's the one who competed in Gladiators :)
Warner Republic 19th Mar 2017, 4:06 AM edit delete reply
Warner Republic
Good ol' CDs; the alpha of cassette tapes of the 90s. The twins sure look cute playing in that box. :)
Catsnightmare 19th Mar 2017, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Ahh, I remember the first CD's I ever bought, got 5 all at once.
Pearl Jam
Green Day, Dookie
Robotech Perfect Collection Soundtrack (2 disk set)
They Might Be Giants, Apollo 19
Weird Al Yankovic, Off the Deep End
FreyFox 22nd Mar 2017, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
First albums I bought were compilations. First proper album was The Offspring's "Americana", then got my second and third together, Stereophonics' "Performance and Cocktails" and Robbie Williams' "I've Been Expecting You" a couple of years later.
ZsewqTheWolf 20th Mar 2017, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
cassettes in the ghetto parts of towns and cities still sell them at high numbers over CDs until the 2003
Seizethemoment 22nd Mar 2017, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
1992 was a good year. Camden yards in Baltimore was brand new. It was the year my favorite football team Washinton Redskins won the super bowl and when Aladdin debuted in theatres. Michael Jackson's Dangerous was a big album as well as Whitney Houston's The Body Guard. The latter of which was my sister's first CD.
Tom Jankowski 22nd Mar 2017, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Is that a baby bump I see on the Twins' mother?
FreyFox 23rd Mar 2017, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
That's right ;)