Expression used to applaud the most badass of acts consisting of, but not limited to: alcoholism, smoking of marijuana, kicking ass, ultimate bass skills, and general gnarliness. Applies to situations more badass than '87 Hetfields.
"Did you just see Tony jump through that fire? Totally '83 Burton"
"on the telephone Holy shit, Ron drank two cases by himself and fucked his girlfriend's mom?! That's fucking '83 Burton!!"