80S GHETTOBLASTER BAGS

Here you will find all the best boombox/ghettoblaster themed bags from leading suppiers, including shoulder/messenger bags, rucksacks, laptop bags, and tote/shopping bags.
If you were a teenager in the 80s, then chances are you owned a ghettoblaster at some point. I seem to remember that it was the cool-looking black dude in the first Police Academy film (who was strutting around with a massive boombox on his shoulder) that inspired me to buy one. I bought one from Dixons, but was never actually brave enough to place it on my shoulder. Indeed, living out in the sticks in Gloucestershire, no doubt, I would have been a laughing stock had I chosen to do so. The guy I am referring to was, of course, Larvelle Jones who was played by Michael Winslow, and he continues to make a living providing those amazing vocal sound effects, apparently. 

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JVC DC-33L Ghettoblaster from the 1980s

This is an original and rare JVC machine from the 1980s with detachable speakers and a built-in record deck, which meant you could use it like a hi-fi system at home. I'm not sure about just how practical the turntable was, though, and surely it wouldn't have been much use while on the move. I would still love to have owned one of these, though!

More popular were the twin tape deck machines which allowed you to record from a commercial cassette to a blank one. You could also enjoy simultaneous and continuous playback of two cassettes on many models, and tape your favourite songs off the radio, of course. The more expensive ghettoblasters were sturdy beasts with metal buttons and built-in graphic equalizers. 

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Guy with Boombox in 1985. Photo by Alan Light, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23155665