TNUC (tee-nuk) HAD ALL THE NORMAL TEENAGE FANTASIES...CARS, GIRLS, MONEY. THEN HIS PARENTS LEFT FOR A WEEK, AND ALL HIS FANTASIES CAME TRUE. THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE THOSE FANTASIES WILL ALL SLOWLY UNFOLD. TNUC IS A SWEATY TRIP TO THE EDGE, AND PAST IT. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A NEW DIMENSION IN SEDUCTION...
If you like the 80s then you've got to know about TNUC. A true guru of the 80s and lover of everything to love about this decade, TNUC is an absolute must for rare 80 flicks, great jams, and everything in between.
TNUC sat down with FUTURE to answer a few question and shed some light on the mystery that is TNUC.
FTR: Who are you?
TNUC: I'm just a dude that knows what's best in life; To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!
FTR: What is TNUC?
TNUC: Do you know in movies when they show that steam, or mist, rising from the gutters in alley-ways, in the night of the city? That is TNUC.
FTR: Where is TNUC headed?
TNUC: Expect new video projects very soon. Also, I just stumbled on a lost box of the ENTIRE 1985 TNUC Summer Line. I can't wait to bring these goods to the streets...TNUC bathrobes, shoulder-pads, blazers, etc. We're also working on TNUC rubbers, if you're into rubbers. Oh yeah, and i'm working on bringing Quaaludes back on the scene! Hope someone remembers these...they were an infamous pill-popper in the 1980's. In other words, TNUC is set for WORLD DOMINATION. Oh, If you need to be schooled on Quaaludes, I suggest renting Motley Crue's VH1 BEHIND THE MUSIC.
FTR: It's obvious you're inspired by 80s film. Give us two obscure favorites that most people miss and should check out.
TNUC: Oh boy. Only two?! THE KEEP (1983) A really bizarre and atmospheric Michal Mann flick from our favorite decade. It's about this fortress that holds an evil spirit. It's a really stylish horror movie. You have to be in a certain state of mind to watch this film. The score, from pioneers Tangerine Dream, is equally as great as the movie. Plus, the movie has loads and loads of fog and mist, which can do no wrong. HEAVENLY BODIES (1984) This 80's leotard-obsessed dance epic is something everyone needs to see before they leave this globe. I thought Rocky IV had the most montage ever, little did I know that Heavenly Bodies made Rocky IV look like a Matthew Mcconaughey movie. What a douche that guy is. But seriously, when I say montage, I mean PURE MONTAGE, little talking whatsoever. GO FIND IT!
FTR: Does TNUC make music?
TNUC: Not at the moment!
FTR: You should definitely do a blog. is that a plan for the future?
TNUC: Funny you should ask that. UNCLETNUC.BLOGSPOT.COM
FTR: Who would win in a fight between TNUC and Kurtwood Smith (Clarence J. Boddicker) from Robocop.
TNUC: Kurtwood Smith would be a handfull to deal with, but once TNUC borrowed Lincoln Hawk's big-rig, Kurt would be crushed.
FTR: You have a lot of cool images and graphics. Do you design them?
TNUC: The TNUC logo's i've designed myself, but some of the other images are borrowed from movies/music that inspires.
FTR: Who are your favorite music groups right now?
TNUC: Dave Matthews Band, Fall Out Boy, Plain White T's. KIDDING. Right now all i've been listening to is this L.A.- based glam band called STEEL PANTHER. I've lived in Los Angeles for a little under a year, and we've seen their show at least 25 times. They play raunchy, glammed-out, party rock from the golden era. As for electronic music, of course i'm loving what the VALERIE guys are doing. Great songs are always coming out of their little corner in France.
FTR: If you could be one character from 80s cinema for 24 hrs. who would you pick.
TNUC: Probably Johnny Laurence. Leading the Kobra Kai, ripping up and down the beach on a red Yamaha dirt bike, sweeping legs, scoring the foxiest babe at Valley High, smashing girl's boom-boxs' on the beach, and lastly, crushing Daniel Larusso's face & self-esteem!
FTR: Favorite 80s horror flick...
TNUC: Call it generic, but i'm going with The Lost Boys. Such a stylish flick. I remember being around 10 years old and buying the soundtrack at the mall, the women at the counter made a face i'll never forget.
Here is a video clip of some of TNUC's stylings... CLICK HERE to check out the TNUC blog.