Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 31 - April 13, 1983

Smash Hits, March 31, 1983

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Cover: Clare Grogan
Centrespread: Mari Wilson
Back cover: David Bowie
Interviews: Altered Images; Nick Heyward; Tracey Ullman; David Joseph; New Order; The Kids From Fame
Lyrics: My Foolish Friend - Talk Talk; The House That Jack Built - Tracie; Church Of The Poison Mind - Culture Club; Joy - The Band AKA; Stand By - Roman Holliday; The Celtic Soul Brothers - Dexys Midnight Runners; Breakaway - Tracey Ullman; You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) - David Joseph; Me, I Disconnect From You - Gary Numan; Blue Monday - New Order; When It's Time To Rock; Young, Free And Single - Sunfire; Ooh To Be Ah - Kajagoogoo; Fields Of Fire (400 Miles) - Big Country; You Disappear From View - The Teardrop Explodes
Start: personal file - Edwyn Collins; David Hepworth, Steve Bush; Beki Bondage, "Stop The Seal Cull"; New Edition, "Candy Girl; Thompson Twins, "We Are Detective"; Pete Burns, Dead Or Alive; "Misty Circles" 
Bitz: Teardrop Explodes; Belle Stars; David Joseph, Sunfire, The Band AKA; all time top ten - Pete Wylie; Dollar split, David Van Day, "Young Americans Talking", Thereza Bazar, Tommy J., "Same Time Same Channel"; Culture Club; David Bowie announces Serious Moonlight tour; President Carter's daughter Amy's favourite bands: The Clash, The Jam; "Duran Duran", Russell Mulcahey, Soft Cell, "Non-Stop Exotic Video Show", Cyndy Ecstasy, Mari Wilson; Razzmatazz: Lisa Stansfield replaces Susanne Dando; Shalamar: "Friends" LP sells 300,000 copies; David Sylvian, Riuchi Sakamoto, "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence"; Mezzoforte: Eythor Gunnarsson, Gunnlaugar Briem, Frissi Karlsson, Kristinn Svavarsson, Johann Asmundsson; John Wilson, The Heartbeats, "Magic Man", Adam Ant surgery, Peter Murphy pneumonia; "Nipped In The Bud": Young Marble Giants, The Gist, Weekend
Single reviews (Kimberley Leston): Church Of The Poison Mind - Culture Club; The Celtic Soul Brothers - Kevin Rowland and Dexys Midnight Runners; Johnny B. Goode - Peter Tosh; Ooh To Be Ah - Kajagoogoo; The House THat Jack Built - Tracie; Suck A Little Honey - Hey! Elastica; The Amazoon - The Long Honeymoon; Long Live The National - The Firm; Some Things Don't Matter - Ben Watt; Muck It Out - The Farmer's Boys; You Are In My System - Robert Palmer; Joy (Part 1) - Marvin Gaye; Je T'Aime - Vicious Pink Phenomena; I Am (I'm Me) - Twisted Sister; Navy Lark - Geoff Deane and the Valley Girls; Doot-Doot - ; Sing-Songs EP - The Church; Waiting - Leesha Paradise; Tied Up With Lou Cool - The Tudors; My Jamaican Guy - Grace Jones; It's Gonna Work Itself Out - Rose Tattoo; Oui-Oui - Pulsallama; Snot Rap - Kenny Everett; Rosanna - Toto
Album reviews (Joanne Smith / Ian Birch / Dave Rimmer / Neil Tennant / Jim Shelley / Peter Stockton / Josephine Hocking / Fred Dellar / Mark Steels / Deborah Steels / Ian Birch): Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove - Nile Rodgers; 10c A Dime - The Flirts; Care - Shriekback; Lazy Ways - Marine Girls; Jungle Jezebel - Divine; Everything Went Black - Black Flag; November Group - November Group; The Sin Of Pride - The Undertones; Touch The Sky - Smokey Robinson; Surface Thrills - Temptations; Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart - Van Morrison; The Final Cut - Pink Floyd; Legendary Hearts - Lou Reed; Before Hollywood - The Go-Betweens; Hunters And Collectors - Hunters And Collectors; In The Mix - Various Artists
Nights Out: Fun Boy Three; Soft Cell; Pale Fountains

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 17 - 30, 1983

Smash Hits, March 17, 1983

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Cover: Tracie & Paul Weller
Centrespread: Siobhan Fahey; Martin Fry
Back cover: Orange Juice
Interviews: Duran Duran - readers' questions; Big Country; Bonnie Tyler; Hall & Oates; Paul Weller & Tracie; Animal Nightlife
Lyrics: Do You Wanna Hold Me - Bow Wow Wow; The Last Film - Kissing The Pink; High Life - Modern Romance; Whistle Down The Wind - Nick Heyward; Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson; Drop The Pilot - Joan Armatrading; Visions In Blue - Ultravox; Hope - Wah!; Speak Like A Child - Style Council; Bomber - Motorhead; Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away - Phil Collins; Orchard Road - Leo Sayer; Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran; Don't Talk To Me About Love - Altered Images
Start: personal file - Jeremiah Healey; win Fish's jacket; Les Paul, "How High The Moon", "My Favourite Year"; Roni Griffith, Bobby 'O', "The Best Part Of Breaking Up"; Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Michael Jackson, Michael Grant; Rock Goddess: Julie Turner, Jody Turner, Tracey Lamb
Bitz: Forrest; Joan Armatrading; The Tudors: Bob Kingston, Dick Crippen, Gary Long, "Tied Up With Lou Cool"; Robert Gorl, "Mit Dir", Gabi Delgado, "History Of A Kiss"; Elvis Costello, Madness, "Tomorrow's Just Another Day"; Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Mandy Aftel, "Death Of A Rolling Stone"; Kissing The Pink, John Hall; Talk Talk, "My Foolish Friend", "A Chameleon Hour", Simon Brenner, Phil Ramacon; Prince, "1999"; Trafford Tanzi, Toyah Willcox, Debbie Harry; Smash Hits on BBC breakfast television; Fastway: Jerry Shirley, Fast Eddie Clarke, David King, "Easy Livin'"; Icehouse, "Primitive Man", "Love In Motion"; all time top ten - Clare Grogan
Single reviews (David Hepworth): She Has A Way - Bobby 'O'; Speak Like A Child - Style Council; Clunk Click - Laurel & Hardy; Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson; Breakaway - Tracey Ullman; Tainted Love - Dave Phillips & The Hot Rod Gang; Whistle Down The Wind; Is There Something I Should Know? - Duran Duran; Easy Livin' - Fastway; Hope (I Wish You'd Believe Me) - Wah!; Tied Up - Olivia Newton-John; Siamese Cat Song - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin; Visions In Blue - Ultravox; Raid - Lakeside; Run Me Down - Higsons; Weak Heart - Ruts DC; Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away - Phil Collins; Cry Me A River - Mari Wilson; Don't Talk To Me About Love - Altered Images; My Foolish Friend - Talk Talk; Got To Have You Back - Undertones; Rap Your Love - Set The Tone; Blue Monday - New Order
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Kimberley Leston / Peter Silverton / Beverley Hillier / Dave Rimmer / Neil Tennant / Peter Martin / Peter Stockton / Peter Dodd / Mark Steels): The Hurting - Tears For Fears; Rock Goddess - Rock Goddess; Earth - Misty In Roots; Deep Sea Skiving - Bananarama; Love Train - Various Artists (Harold Melvin, Billy Paul, The Jones Girls, Teddy Pendergrass, O'Jays, Gamble and Huff, McFadden and Whitehead); Gang War - Prince Charles and the City Beat Band; Burning Bridges - Naked Eyes; The Key - Joan Armatrading; Love's On Our Side - Jerry Knight; Wreckin' Crew - The Meteors; Overman Underground - Kowalski; Destiny Street - Richard Hell and the Voidoids; Kaivaska - Orchestra Super Mazembe; Pyromania - Def Leppard; Thunder And Lightning - Thin Lizzy; Script For A Jester's Tear - Marillion
Nights Out: Spear Of Destiny; Madness

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 3 - 16, 1983

Smash Hits, March 3, 1983

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Cover: Eurythmics
Centrespread: Kajagoogoo
Back cover: Fun Boy Three
Interviews: Eurythmics; Depeche Mode; Icehouse; Joboxers; Musical Youth
Lyrics: Numbers - Soft Cell; Run For Your Life - Bucks Fizz; Rip It Up - Orange Juice; Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics; Waves - Blancmange; She Means Nothing To Me - Cliff Richard & Phil Everly; Baby Come To Me - Patti Austin & James Ingram; Cold Sweat - Thin Lizzy; Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler; Never Too Much - Luther Vandross; Get Loose - Evelyn King; Boxerbeat - Joboxers; No Fish Today - Kid Creole & The Coconuts; Rock The Boat - Forrest
Start: personal file -  Toyah; Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force; Nardo Bailey and Amazulu: Ann-Marie Ruddock, Margo Sadav, Claire Kenny, Sharon Bailey, Lesley Beach; Tony Hadley marries Leonie; Leee John in Doctor Who; Harris Milstead, Divine, "Jungle Jezebel", Bobby O
Bitz: Blancmange in New York; Tears For Fears tour; Mathilde Santing; Michael Jackson, Muscles the python; Beki Bondage quits Vice Squad; Troy Tate quits Fashion; Gary Numan; Juluka: Sipho Mchunu, Johnny Clegg; Def Leppard: Rick Allen, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Phil Collen, Steve Clarke; Level 42; The Time: Rick Buckler, Danny Kustow, Martin Gordon, Jimmy Edwards, Ray Simone; Kajagoogoo tour; all time top ten - Nick Beggs; the all time all time top ten; Gallup compilers to include "Ulster" shops; Malcolm McLaren stage musical?; duets: Sheena Easton and Kenny Rogers; Rip Rig & Panic: "She Gets So Hungry At Night She Eats Her Jewellery", "Leave Your Spittle In The Pot", "1619 A Dutch Vessel Docks In The U.S.A. With 20 Humans For Sale", "Beat The Beast (Sob Sob I'm Gonna Jail This Hell Hole Itch"; Yazoo; The Undertones, "The Sin Of Pride"; ABC, "Mantrap", Julien Temple, James Villiers
Single reviews (Johnny Black): It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love - Spectral Display; The Last Film - Kissing The Pink; Stand By - Roman Holliday; You Must Be Mad - Marine Girls / Fool For A Valentine - The Gist; Beat The Beast - Rip Rig And Panic; Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Bananarama; Do You Wanna Hold Me? - Bow Wow Wow; Lined Up - Shriekback; London Girls - Chas And Dave; I Want Your Love Back - Celena Black / Underlove - Melba Moore / You Haven't Heard Te Last Of Me - Precious Wilson; Sikuriadas - Incantation; Why D'Ya Lie To Me? - Spider; Joy Of Radiation - Richard Bone; Fields Of Fire - Big Country; High Life - Modern Romance; Crossed Line - Little Foxes / Where I Stand - Maisonettes; Listen To Your Heart - Lisa Stansfield; Eyes Of Ice - Scarlet Party
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Neil Tennant / Johnny Black / Peter Martin / Kimberley Leston / Jim Shelley / Bev Hillier / Angie Somerside / Ian Birch): Gap Band IV - Gap Band; S-T-I-C-K-Y Situation - Tyrone Brunson; Dazzleships - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; North Marine Drive - Ben Watt; When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Getting Going - Bow Wow Wow; The Culling Is Coming - 23 Skidoo; The Kids From Fame Live! - Kids From Fame; Call Me Goodie - Goodie; Embrace The Herd - The Gist; Quick Step & Side Kick - Thompson Twins; True - Spandau Ballet; Vogue - Stephen Emmer; Hand Cut - Bucks Fizz
Nights Out: Labelled With Love; One The Juggler; Luther Vandross
Other: Elvis Presley; The Big Match: dream dates of the stars