But I think we can all agree that when things were bad in the 70’s, they were really, really bad. Soul-crushing, mind-destroying, nightmarishly horrible.
As evidence for this proposition, he provides this music video of a disco song called "Apache". And yes: to describe its badness accurately would leave Roget's bereft of any more synonyms for "bad".
But, I can't help but wonder to what extent our perception of this video's mastodonic badness is a factor of time. I mean, this thing is twenty years older than, say, "MMM-Bop", and it's pretty much historical fact that what's seen as good and bad changes over time. So, I'm just going to throw this out to the readership: what relic from the 80s or 90s would you think as likely to look that bad when we're as distant from it as we are now from that video for "Apache"? If you're blogging in 2026 about how crappy the 1990s were, what will you cite as your evidence?
I'll start with "Achy Breaky Heart".