Sunday, February 22, 2009

February 22 - March 7, 1979

Smash Hits, February 22, 1979

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Cover: Debbie Harry
Centrespread: Abba
Back cover: Billy Idol
Interviews: Elvis Costello; Generation X;
Lyrics: Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders; Sound Of The Suburbs - Members; Tragedy - Bee Gees; Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello; Take On The World - Judas Priest; Hold The Line - Toto; You Bet Your Love - Herbie Hancock; Get Down - Gene Chandler; Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb; Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf; May The Sunshine - Nazareth; We've Got Tonite - Bob Seger; Contact - Edwin Starr; I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor; (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away - Andy Gibb;
Bitz: Stranglers; Buzzcocks; Mad Den Hegarty; Peter Frampton, Penny McCall; Earth Wind And Fire; Sham 69 hooligan element; The Members; Leif Garrett, Donny and Marie Osmond; John Travolta, "Whenever I'm Away From You"; Joey Travolta; Denise Crosby; Paul Evans
Single reviews (Cliff White): Lucky Number - Lene Lovich; Heaven Must Have Sent You - Bonnie Pointer; Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello & the Attractions; Painter Man - Boney M; Can You Feel The Force? - Real Thing; Ain't Love A Bitch - Rod Stewart; Thank You For Funking Up My Life - Donald Byrd; Tragedy - Bee Gees; Soul Man - Blues Brothers; Everything Is Great - Inner Circle; Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf; Boozy Nights - Barron Knights; J-J--Julie (Yippee Yula) - Julie & Gordon; Forever In Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
Album reviews (Red Starr): Energy - Pointer Sisters; Alicia Bridges - Alicia Bridges; Spirits Having Flown - Bee Gees; 20 Of Another Kind - Various Artists; Valley Of The Dolls - Generation X; The Man Who Built America - Horslips; Feets Don't Fail Me Now - Herbie Hancock
Other: Gloria Gaynor; Edwin Starr

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 8 - 21, 1979

Smash Hits, February 8-21, 1979

Cover: Rod Stewart
Centrespread: Darts
Back cover: Ian Dury
Interviews: Frankie Miller; Ian Dury; Dr. Feelgood
Lyrics: Get It - Darts; Woman In Love - Three Degrees; Get Over You - Undertones; Ain't Love A Bitch - Rod Stewart; Desire Me - The Doll; Chiquitita - Abba; Cool Meditation - Third World; Milk And Alcohol - Dr. Feelgood; Car 67 - Driver 67; This Is It - Dan Hartman; Je Suis Music - Cerrone;
Bitz: Boomtown Rats; Chic; The Doll, Marion Valentino, Pretenders; Elton John; Graham Parker; "Gift Of A Song", Bee Gees, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, UNICEF; Generation X
Single reviews (Cliff White): Heart Of Glass - Blondie; Heaven Knows - Donna Summer; Woman In Love - Three Degrees; Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders; Falling In Love - Rubinoos; She's The One - Ramones; Just Thirteen - Lurkers; Get Over You - Undertones; Sound Of The Suburbs - Members; Radioactive - Gene Simmons; Bristol Stomp - The Late Show; Last Bus Home - Boyfriends; Saturday Night (Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees) - Leyton Buzzards; Get Down - Gene Chandler; Every Night - Phoebe Snow; I Was Made For Dancin' - Leif Garrett; My Life - Billy Joel; Just The Way You Are - Barry White
Album reviews (Red Starr): Cruisin' - Village People; Sweet Oasis - Barbara Dickson; First Edition - Public Image; Armed Forces - Elvis Costello; No Mean City - Nazareth; Outlandos D'Amour - Police; The Scream - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Stay With Me - Kiki Dee

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February 1979

Smash Hits, February 1979
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Cover: Elvis Costello
Centrespread: The Clash
Back cover: Elton John
Interviews: Rachel Sweet; Elton John; Funkadelic
Lyrics: Raining In My Heart - Leo Sayer; King Rocker - Generation X; A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John; When I'm Away From You - Frankie Miller; Take That To The Bank - Shalamar; American Squirm - Nick Lowe; Destiny - The Jacksons; September - Earth Wind & Fire; Please Come Home For Christmas - Eagles; I'll Put You Together Again - Hot Chocolate; Shooting Star - Dollar; Hello This Is Joanie - Paul Evans; Who What Where When Why - Manhattan Transfer; How You Gonna See Me Now - Alice Cooper; New York New York - Gerard Kenny; Lay Your Love On Me - Racey; Mirrors - Sally Oldfield; Kona Coast - Beach Boys
Gossip: Elvis Costello; John Cooper Clarke; Bernie Taupin, Alice Cooper; Antony 'Binky' Baker; The Clash, Sid Vicious; Ian Hunter, Generation X, Mick Ronson, Rich Kids, Tom Robinson, Todd Rundgren; Bay City Rollers, Duncan Faure; Olivia Newton-John, John Farrar, Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin; Rocky Sharp & the Replays