Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 19 - August 1, 1984

Smash Hits, July 19, 1984

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Cover: Boy George in Japan
Centrespread: Green
Back cover: David Sylvian
Interviews: Pete Wylie; The High-Rise Hillbillies; Prince; The Messengers; Gary Davies; John Lydon; Culture Club; Billy Idol;
Lyrics: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair - Weather Girls; Lament - Ultravox; Some Guys Have All The Luck - Rod Stewart; Sweet Somebody - Shannon; You Think You're A Man - Divine; It's A Hard Life - Queen; Down On The Streets - Shakatak; Careless Whisper - George Michael; Everybody's Laughing - Phil Fearon & Galaxy; I'll Wait - Van Halen; Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol; Sunglasses - Tracey Ullman
Start: big words on even bigger t-shirts, Katherine Hammett; personal file - Anne Nightingale  
Bitz: The Kane Gang: Martin Brammer, Paul Woods, Dave Brewis; Troy Tate, "Thomas"; Howard Jones, "Like To Get To Know You Well", Eurythmics; Jaki Graham, "Heaven Knows", Derek Bramble; Bruce Foxton, "S.O.S (My Imagination)"; Nile Rogers, Madonna, Bryan Ferry, Chic, John Taylor, Andy Taylor; "CCCan't You See", Vicious Pink; Hula Hoops, Chico Johnson, "Do The Hula Hoop"; Proteus Books: Boy George And Culture Club, Barry Manilow, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix; Some Bizarre compilation: The The, Test Department; Captain Sensible, "There Are More Snakes Than Ladders"; "Street Sounds No. 1s": Forrest, Herbie Hancock, Phil Fearon's Galaxy, Freeez; Deep Purple reform, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore; Lloyd Cole and the Commotions; Bronski Beat, "Tell Me Why"; The Blue Nile, "Tinseltown In The Rain"; The Pretenders, Martin Chambers and Tracy have baby daughter, Francesca Catherine; Andrew Ridgeley's nose job; Neil; Japan, "Bamboo" fanzine, Howard Sawyer; "Electric Dreams", Culture Club, "Love Is Love", "The Dream", Hello Goodbye", "Waking Up With The House On Fire", Phil Pickett, "Chase Runner", Heaven 17, Giorgio Moroder, "Together With Electric Dreams", Philip Oakey, "Now You're Mine", Helen Terry; Matt Bianco, "Whose Side Are You On…."; Paul Quinn leaves Bourgie Bourgie, Edwyn Collins, "Pale Blue Eyes"; Care split; John Lennon and Yoko Ono, "Steppin' Out"; "Reggae Sunsplash '82"; The Smiths, "William (It Was Really Nothing)"; Culture Club fan club; Robert Hodgens: my 5 favorite cafes
Single reviews (Muriel Gray): Shriekback - Hand On My Heart; Careless Whisper - George Michael; Music Time - Styx; I Want To Be A Tree - Tim Pope; S.O.S. My Imagination - Bruce Foxton; I'm Stepping Out - John Lennon; ? (Question Mark) - Nena; Heart Of A Woman - Nona Hendryx; Video - Jeff Lynne; CCCan't You See… - Vicious Pink; A New Day - Killing Joke; Sunglasses - Tracey Ullman; I'll Wait - Van Halen; Nervous Shakedown - AC/DC; What Kind Of Girl? - APB; My Male Curiosity - Kid Creole and the Coconuts; I Love Men - Eartha Kitt; Rhythm Of The Street - Patti Austin; Tinsel Town In The Rain - Blue Nile; Love On Board - Friends Again; Black Beauty - Jools Holland
Album reviews (Ian Birch / Dave Rimmer / Lisa Anthony / Ro Newton / Linda Duff / Ian Cranna / Peter Martin): Victory - Jacksons; Diamond Life - Sade; Break Out - Pointer Sisters; Bees Knees And Chickens Elbows - Blue Rondo; All Fired Up - Fastway; Hallowed Ground - Violent Femmes; Anthem - Black Uhuru; Aura - King Sunny Ade & His African Beats
Nights Out: Gary Glitter; Stevie Wonder

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 5 - 18, 1984

Smash Hits, July 05, 1984

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Cover: Neil [The Young Ones]
Centrespread: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Back cover: free poster offer
Interviews: Neil; Sisters Of Mercy; Nick Heyward in a sauna; Everything But The Girl; Michael Jackson; Nik Kershaw;
Lyrics: State Of Shock - The Jacksons; Hole In My Shoe - Neil; Leave A Tender Moment Alone - Billy Joel; So Close - Flying Pickets; Sister Of Mercy - Thompson Twins; Dance Me Up - Gary Glitter; White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster & Melle Mel; Breakin'…There's No Stopping Us - Ollie & Jerry; The Day Before You Came - Blancmange; Mine - Everything But The Girl; Come Back - Mighty Wah!; All Of You - Julio Iglesis & Diana Ross; When Does Cry - Prince; What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
Start: OMD, "Talking Loud And Clear", Echo & The Bunnymen, "Seven Seas", Ian McCulloch in drag; Tim Pope, "I Want To Be A Tree"; David Sylvian, exhibition of polaroids, Hamilton Gallery; personal file - Cyndi Lauper 
Bitz: Afrika Bambaataa, James Brown, "Unity"; Box Of Frogs: Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Paul Samwell-Smith, John Fiddler, "Back Where I Started"; Human League, "Life On Your Own"; Thompson Twins, "Sister Of Mercy"; Status Quo's "last ever live concert anywhere in the world", Milton Keynes Bowl, Marillion, Gary Glitter, Nazareth, Jason and the Scorchers; Jools Holland, "Black Beauty"; The Corvettes, "Girls, Cars, Girls, Sun, Girls, Surf, Girls, Fun"; Anti-Nowhere League invited to Wiesbaden, twinned with Tunbridge Wells; Gary Numan, Numa Records, Matt Nicholson, Paul Gardiner; Nick Rhodes, Kajagoogoo, Sting, A Bigger Splash, Midge Ure, Messengers; Associates, "First Impressions", Martyn Ware; Jacksons, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson; Jonzun Crew, "Time Is Running Out"; Re-Flex, "Couldn't Stand A Day"; Tracey Ullman; OMD; Howard Jones: my five worst experiences on stage; Spear Of Destiny, Kirk Brandon, "Revolution", Theatre Of Hate, "Americanas"; Rod Stewart; Torch Song, "Wish Thing"; The Sid Presley Experience; David Jensen quits Radio 1; David Bowie, Derek Bramble; Girlschool: Chris Bonacci replaces Kelly Johnson; Echo and the Bunnymen; Iron Maiden, "Powerslave" 
Single reviews (Linda Duff): You Think You're A Man - Divine; I Love You Suzanne - Lou Reed; State Of Shock - Jacksons; The Day Before You Came - Blancmange; Hole In My Shoe - Neil; Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross; Young Hearts - Silent Running; Under Construction - 1000 Mexicans; Mine - Everything But The Girl; Sweet Somebody - Shannon; Fight Away The Lover - G.I. Orange; One Million Kisses - Rufus and Chaka Khan; Out On Your Own - Lotus Eaters; I Don't Believe A Word - A Bigger Splash; The More You Live The More You Love - A Flock Of Seagulls; Target Practice - Belouis Some; Wait - Wang Chung; Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind Sometime - Barbara Mason; 80's Romance - Belle Stars; The Man From Russia - Blow Monkeys
Album reviews (Ian Birch / Tom Hibbert / David Hepworth / Neil Tennant / Lisa Anthony / Vici MacDonald / Linda Duff / Linda Hocking): Parade - Spandau Ballet; Breaking Hearts - Elton John; Goodbye Cruel World - Elvis Costello; Purple Rain - Prince And The Revolution; Difford & Tillbrook - Difford & Tillbrook; Heart Don't Lie - Latoya Jackson; Change Of Heart - Change; Throw Out The Warped Wheel - Fiction Factory; Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen; Paint And Paint - Haircut One Hundred; Strange Frontier - Roger Taylor; Shiver - Virna Lindt; Get It Out Of Your Head - The Art Company; Send Me Your Love - Kashif
Nights Out: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions; Flying Pickets
Other: What The Papers Said: Boy George, Simon Le Bon, David Sylvian, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones