Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29 - May 12, 1982

Smash Hits, April 29, 1982

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Cover: Nick Heyward
Centrespread: Adam Ant
Back cover: Pigbag
Interviews: Soft Cell (readers' Q&A); Blancmange; Nick Heyward; Jim Kerr, Simple Minds
Lyrics: Save It For Later - The Beat; Night Birds - Shakatak; Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band; Meaning Of Love - Depeche Mode; God's Kitchen - Blancmange; Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney; Shirley - Shakin' Stevens; Itchycoo Park - Small Faces; See Jungle! (Jungle Boy!) - Bowwowwow; I Specialize In Love - Sharon Brown; Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds; Got No Brains - Bad Manners; This Time (We'll Get It Right) - England World Cup Squad; Mama (Used To Say) - Junior
The Pictures: Sheila Chandra appendicitis; Steve Strange, The Palace; Carmel
Bitz: Junior Giscombe; The Ants, Goody Two Shoes/Red Scab, Bogdan Wiczling; Flag Of Convenience: Steve Diggle, DP, John Maher, Dave Farrow; Monsters Of Rock: Status Quo, UFO, Blackfoot; China Crisis, The Culture Club, King Trigger, The Higsons, Vic Godard; Echo & The Bunnymen; Saxa; Soft Cell; Rod Stewart; Roger Taylor; Smash Hits binder offer; Roxy Music; Weekend: Alison Statton; XTC, Andy Partridge; Gang Of Four: Dave Allen, The Waitresses, Sara Lee; Japan: tour, "Bamboo Music", David Sylvian, Riuchi Sakamoto, Richard Barbieri, Lustans Lekejer, Mick Karn, Robert Palmer; Hazel O'Connor, Jangles; all time top ten - Trevor Horn; personal file - Sheila Chandra
Single reviews (Martin Fry): Faithless - Scritti Politti; We Feel Good (The Future's Looking Fine) - Endgames; Baby It's You - Mari Wilson; Know Your Rights - The Clash; Nobody - Toni Basil; Walk On By - D Train; No Doves Fly Here - The Mob; Stand Strong E.P. - Vice Squad; Got No Brains - Bad Manners; Body Language - Queen; You Make Me Feel Like I'm Wearing New Clothes - The Sinatras; Act Like You Know - Fat Larry's Band; Look Now - The Fall; Shirley - Shakin' Stevens; Talk Back - Stiff Little Fingers; Edge Of 17 - Stevie Nicks; Big Science - Laurie Anderson; Welcome John Paul - St. Winifred's School Choir; Suspicious Minds - Candi Staton; Fantasy Island - Tight Fit; What Goes Around And Around - Brandi Wells; The Meaning Of Love - Depeche Mode; Storm - Carmel; I'm A Wonderful Thing - Hazel O'Connor; On TV - Buggles
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Rosalyn Chissick / David Bostock / Ian Birch): Jump Up! - Elton John; I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; 1982 - Status Quo; Seven Tears - Goombay Dance Band; Big Science - Laurie Anderson; Ji - Junior Giscombe
Nights Out: Classix Nouveaux

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15 - 28, 1982

Smash Hits, April 15, 1982

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Cover: Bananarama
Centrespread: David Slyvian
Back cover: Classix Nouveaux
Interviews: Meat Loaf; Bardo; Squeeze
Lyrics: More Than This - Roxy Music; Instinction - Spandau Ballet; Amour Amour - Mobiles; View From A Bridge - Kim Wilde; Ever So Lonely - Monsoon; Have You Ever Been In Love - Leo Sayer; I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar; Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Adverts; Iron Fist - Motorhead; Don't Call It Love - Girlschool; Black Coffee In Bed - Squeeze; Really Saying Something - Bananarama; Streetplayer - Fashion; I Ran - A Flock Of Seagulls
Bitz: Gary Tibbs and Terry Lee Miall quit Adam and the Ants; Andy Partridge food poisoning; Blondie;  Status Quo, Prince's Trust; Queen, Teardrop Explodes; A Flock Of Seagulls, Mike Score, Frank Maudsley, Ali Score, Paul Reynolds; Revillos looking for new backing singers, Eugene Reynolds, Drax; "Toyah" - Mike West; Horace Gentleman quits The Specials, Exegesis; Gary Numan house-hunting in Los Angeles; Joe Jackson, Graham Maby, Larry Tolfree; Haircut One Hundred, Oxford Street HMV, Chris Langham; The Vinyl Frontier: Bad Manners, Split Enz, Swell Maps, Comsat Angels, The Clash, Kid Creole; all time top ten - Mulligan; personal file - Mike Nolan
The Pictures: Madness, George Cole, Arthur Daley, Bedders, Lee Woody, Complete Madness; Angie Bowie, Steve Jensen, Mick Karn, Satis Verborum; Vicious Pink Phenomenon, Josie, Robert Reeval, "My Private Tokyo"
Single reviews (Ian Birch): View From A Bridge - Kim Wilde; Instinction - Spandau Ballet; Uncle Sam / Portrait Of Heart - Rhythm Of Life; Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - David Bowie; Glad To Know You - Chas Jankel; Strange Woman - Alton Edwards; I'm A Believer - Twinkle; Talk Talk - Talk Talk; Sweetheart - David Essex; Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Radio Silence (Venice In Peril) - Thomas Dolby; Ebony & Ivory - Paul McCartney; King Of The Flies - Fad Gadget; This Is The House - Eurythmics; I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Weekend - Alvin Stardust; I'm Your Toy - Elvis Costello and the Attractions; One Step Further - Bardo; Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds; Remember - Shambeko! Say Wah!; Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band; Black Coffee In Bed - Squeeze; Make A Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John; Bo Mbanda - Pablo; Radio - Members
Album reviews (Karen Schlosberg / Mark Ellen / Fred Dellar / Pete Silverton / Dave Rimmer / Johnny Black / David Hepworth): La Verite - Classix Nouveaux; Portrait - The Nolans; Life On The Wire - Morrisey Mullen; III - Killing Joke; A Flock Of Seagulls; Rap Tracks / Genius Of Love - Various Artists; Event Horizon - The Necessaries; Bill Wyman; The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads - Talking Heads; Groovy Decay - Robyn Hitchcock
Nights Out: Motorhead
Other: A Day On The Town With Bananarama

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1 - 14, 1982

Smash Hits, April 1, 1982

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Cover: Simon Le Bon
Centrespread: Depeche Mode
Back cover: Genesis
Interviews: Simon Le Bon; Bauhaus; Fashion; XTC
Lyrics: Fantastic Day - Haircut One Hundred; Temporary Beauty - Graham Parker; The Beat Is Mine - Vicky 'D'; Is It A Dream - Classix Nouveaux; The "Sweetest Girl" - Scritti Politti; Ain't No Pleasing You - Chas And Dave; Tell Me Tomorrow - Smokey Robinson; Give Me Back My Heart - Dollar; My Camera Never Lies - Bucks Fizz; Ball And Chain - XTC; Dear John - Status Quo; House On Fire - Boomtown Rats; Man On The Corner - Genesis
The Pictures: Mari Wilson, Candide, Amanda; Vincent Clarke, Genevieve Alison Moyet, Yazoo; Mick Jones Joe Strummer, Clash in Japan 
Bitz: David Bowie"; Elvis Costello; Simple Minds; Dave Gahan, Alf Gover; Queen, Old Trafford, portable loos, the Pope; Sal Solo; Roxy Music; Pluto Shervington; Pigbag; Girlschool, Enid Williams, Gil Weston, Kevin Rowland; The Beat; Shambeko! Say Wah!; Toyah; Trevor Horn; Monsoon, Steve Coe, Sheila Chandra, Dari Mankoo; James Brown; Spandau Ballet; all time top ten - Chris Sullivan (Blue Rondo A La Turk); personal file - Steve Grant (Tight Fit)
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Anyone Who Had A Heart - B.E.F. Presents Sandie Shaw; More Than This - Roxy Music; Really Saying Something - Bananarama with the Fun Boy Three; I Hate People - Anti-Nowhere League; You Got The Power - War / Every Way But Loose - Oneness Of Juju; Ode To Perfume - Holger Czukay; Give Me Back My Heart - Dollar; Do What You Wanna Do - The Cage featuring Nona Hendryx; My Camera Never Lies - Bucks Fizz; Amour Amour - Mobiles; It's Been Hours Now - Dead Or Alive; Resist Dance - OGI; Iron Fist - Motorhead / Wildlife - Girlschool; Ti Na Na - Huang Chung; No Life No Future - The Expelled; God's Kitchen - Blancmange
Album reviews (Pete Silverton / Neil Tennant / Ian Birch / Karen Schlosberg / Tim De Lisle / Fred Dellar / Beverly Hillier): Iron Fist - Motorhead; 100% Cotton - The Jets; Music Of Quality And Distinction - B.E.F.; DE7 - Dave Edmunds; Straight Between The Eyes - Rainbow; V Deep - Boomtown Rats; Third Degree - Nine Below Zero; Adventures In Modern Recording - Buggles; The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden; The Best - Quincy Jones; Nothing Can Stop Us - Robert Wyatt
Nights Out: Pigbag; The Jam
Other: Why Do Albums Have Such Silly Names?; Earth Wind & Fire live