Sunday, September 20, 2009

September 20 - October 3, 1979

Smash Hits, September 20, 1979
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Cover: Secret Affair
Centrespread: The Jam
Back cover: Joe Jackson
Interviews: John Entwistle; Secret Affair; The Commodores
Bitz: Andy Partridge's top ten; Undertones album; Ramones movie; Chris Difford marries; Andy Partridge marries
Lyrics: Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe; Back Of My Hand - The Jags; The Prince - Madness; Message In A Bottle - The Police; Time For Action - Secret Affair; Butterfly Collector - The Jam; Don't Bring Me Down - The Electric Light Orchestra; The Loneliest Man In The World - The Tourists; Love's Gotta Hold On Me - Dollar
Single reviews (Andy Partridge): Rowche Rumble - The Fall; Nights In White Satin - Dickies; Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles; Getcha Rocks Off - Def Lep
Album reviews (Red Starr): The Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan; In Through The Out Door - Led Zeppelin; Join Hands - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Cut - The Slits

Sunday, September 6, 2009

September 6 - 19, 1979

Smash Hits, September 6 - 19, 1979
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Cover: The Specials
Centrespread: Squeeze
Back cover: Gibson Brothers
Interviews: The B-52s; The Jam; The Specials;
Articles: Eddie Cochran
Bitz: Chris Difford's top ten; Madness; Undertones/Clash gig threatened; Mekons; The Jags
Lyrics: Duchess - The Stranglers; Slap & Tickle - Squeeze; Boredom - Buzzcocks; Get It Right Next Time - Gerry Rafferty; If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me? - Bellamy Brothers; White Man In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash; Getting Closer - Wings; Baby's Request - Wings
Single reviews (Steve Bush): Cars - Gary Numan; Time For Action - Secret Affair; Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe; Madness - Madness
Album reviews (Red Starr): The Original Disco Man - James Brown; Shooting Stars - Dollar; Zoom - Rootboy Slim & the Sex Change Band; Fear Of Music - Talking Heads; Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division; Risque - Chic