Thursday, February 14, 2019

Gary Crowley's Lost 80s

Gary Crowley's Lost 80s

Everybody's favourite DJ follows up his essential 2017 Punk & New Wave boxset with another, equally essential collection of gems - some familiar chart hits, some underground classics, many appearing on CD for the first time - from 1980-1987.

Gary has selected sixty-three songs spread across four discs, each with its own theme. Disc 1 - Jingly Jangly - kicks off in lively fashion with Vic Godard's Stop That Girl and includes tracks from Haircut 100, Aztec Camera, The Bluebells and [be still my beating heart!] Strawberry Switchblade in all their shimmering glory.

Disc 2 - Fuck Art, Let’s Dance - chronicles the transition from punk to dance floor, with the likes of Bow Wow Wow, The Redskins, Carmel and JoBoxers shaking their thing alongside The Associates, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode and Altered Images.

Disc 3 - Dance This Mess Around - does exactly what it says on the tin. Fifteen sure-fire floor-fillers, from Wham!, Grandmaster Flash and Tom Tom Club to Funkapolitan, Staples Singers and Matt Bianco.

Disc 4 - 12 Inch Heaven - boasts a dozen great extended mixes, including the Afro Tribal version of my favourite Bananarama single, Aie A Mwana, the dance version of Pete Shelley's Homosapien and the Extended Dub mix of Fun Boy Three's Faith, Hope and Charity - as well as tracks from Chic, Gang Of Four and Brilliant.

We were spoiled at the time - surrounded by so much great music from so many great acts. Now Gary is spoiling us again, collecting so many highlights in one place for us. As if the music weren't enough, the set is packaged with a 40-page book, featuring Gary's sleevenotes and memories from the stars of pop's Golden Age, including Nick Haircut, Sarah Banana, Gary Spandau, Annabella Lwin and Clare Grogan: you've seen them all in the pages of Smash Hits and now you can listen to them again!

Gary Crowley's Lost 80s is available from Amazon UK and Amazon - and you can find even more news and information about the set on Facebook.

Gary Crowley's Lost 80s

CD1
1. Vic Godard - Stop That Girl
2. The Pale Fountains - (There's Always) Something On My Mind
3. Haircut 100 - Milk Film
4. Aztec Camera - Pillar To Post
5. The Bluebells – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool
6. Johnny Britton - Happy-Go-Lucky Girls
7. Prefab Sprout - Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
8. Fantastic Something - If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain)
9. The Suede Crocodiles - Stop The Rain
10. Friends Again - Honey At The Core
11. Strawberry Switchblade - Trees And Flowers
12. April Showers - Abandon Ship
13. A Craze - Wearing Your Jumper
14. Paul Quinn - Ain't That Always The Way
15. Hurrah! - Sweet Sanity
16. The Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

CD2
1. Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
2. Bow Wow Wow - Mickey Put It Down
3. Theatre of Hate - Do You Believe In The West World?
4. The Apollinaires - The Feeling's Gone
5. The Redskins - Keep On Keeping On
6. Carmel - More More More
7. JoBoxers - Is This Really The First Time You’ve Been In Love
8. Makin' Time - Feels Like It's Love
9. Hey! Elastica- This Town
10. Fashion - Streetplayer (Mechanik)
11. The Main T Posse – Fickle Public Speakin’
12. The Associates - 18 Carat Love Affair
13. Spandau Ballet - Confused
14. Matt Fretton - It's So High
15. Depeche Mode - Shake The Disease
16. Paul Haig - Running Away
17. The Questions - Tuesday Sunshine (Jock Mix)
18. The Kane Gang - Brother Brother
19. Sunset Gun - Be Thankful For What You've Got
20. Altered Images - Love To Stay

CD3
1. Wham! - A Ray Of Sunshine
2. Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
3. Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
4. The Jellies - Jive Baby On A Saturday Night
5. I Level - Give Me [U.S. Remix]
6. Jimmy Young - Times Are Tight
7. Whodini - Magic's Wand [Special Extended Mix]
8. Blue Rondo à la Turk – Klacto Vee Sedstein
9. Culture Club - I'm Afraid Of Me [Extended Dance Mix]
10. Pigbag - The Big Bean
11. Monyaka - Go Deh Yaka
12. 23 Skidoo - Coup
13. Funkapolitan - If Only
14. The Staple Singers - Slippery People [Club Version]
15. Matt Bianco - Matt's Mood

CD4
1. Bananarama- Aie A Mwana [Afro Tribal Version]
2. Intaferon - GetoutofLondon [Intacontinentalballisticmix]
3. Pete Shelley – Homosapien [Dance Version]
4. Quando Quango - Genius
5. Was (Not Was) - (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks [Extended Remix]
6. Defunkt - The Razor's Edge
7. Chic - Hangin' [12 Inch]
8. Gang Of Four - I Love A Man In A Uniform [Extended]
9. Animal Magnet - Welcome To The Monkey House
10. Fun Boy Three - Faith, Hope And Charity [MM Extended Dub]
11. Brilliant - It's A Man's Man's Man's World [Extended]
12. Morgan McVey - Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch

Friday, February 8, 2019

February 8 - 21, 1979

Smash Hits, February 8-21, 1979

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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

February 8 - 21, 1989

Smash Hits, February 08, 1989

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Friday, February 1, 2019

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

January 25 - February 7, 1989

Smash Hits, January 25, 1989

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Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11 - 24, 1989

Smash Hits, January 11, 1989

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 1979

Smash Hits, January 1979

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Cover: Boomtown Rats
Centrespread: Boney M
Back cover: Hot Gossip
Interviews: Sylvester; The Clash; Rezillos
Gossip: Boomtown Rats; The Motors; Stiff Records; Roxy Music; Mike Oldfield; Elton John; Nick Lowe, Andy Williams; Phil Lynott, Silvana Suarez; Elvis Costello
Lyrics: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & the Blockheads; Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees; I Love America - Patrick Juvet; Promises - Buzzcocks; Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart; Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord - Boney M; YMC - Village People; Le Freak - Chic; Dance (Disco Heat) - Sylvester; Tommy Gun - Clash; Destination Venus - Rezillos; I Love The Nightlife - Alicia Bridges; Always And Forever - Heatwave; Just To Be Close To You - Commodores; B-A-B-Y - Rachel Sweet; Old Shep - Elvis Presley; Don't Cry Out Loud - Elkie Brooks; Ease On Down The Road - Michael Jackson & Diana Ross; I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper - Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip

Friday, December 28, 2018

December 28, 1988 - January 10, 1989

Smash Hits, December 28, 1988

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Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14 - 27, 1988

Smash Hits, December 14, 1988

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

December 1978

Smash Hits, December 1978 - p.01

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Cover: The Jam
Centrespread: Debbie Harry
Back cover: Andy Gibb
Interviews: Blondie; The Jam
Gossip: Elvis Costello; Sarah Brightman; Peter Tosh; Clash; Rezillos; Stranglers; Jam; Dan Hartman
Lyrics: Radio Radio - Elvis Costello; Hopelessly Devoted To You - Olivia Newton John; Instant Replay - Dan Hartman; War/No More Trouble - Bob Marley; Hurry Up Harry - Sham 69; Darlin' - Frankie Miller; MacArthur Park - Donna Summer; Sandy / Greased Lightning - John Travolta; Giving Up Giving In - Three Degrees; Brandy - O'Jays; Public Image - Public Image Ltd.; Hanging On The Telephone - Blondie; Don't Let It Fade Away - Darts; Teenage Kicks - Undertones; Why - Andy Gibb; Part Time Love - Elton John; Thank You For Being A Friend - Andrew Gold; Down In The Tube Station At Midnight - Jam; Bright Lights - Julie Covington; (You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back - Peter Tosh; Germ Free Adolescence - Xray Spex

Friday, November 30, 2018

November 30 - December 13, 1988

Smash Hits, November 30, 1988

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Friday, November 16, 2018

November 16 - 29, 1988

Smash Hits, November 16, 1988

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Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2 - 15, 1988

Smash Hits, November 2, 1988

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 1978

Smash Hits, November 1978

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Cover: Blondie
Centrespread: Boomtown Rats
Back cover: Abba
Interviews: Boomtown Rats; Rose Royce; Siouxsie & the Banshees
Gossip: Clash; Blondie; Stranglers; Roxy Music; Jilted John
Lyrics: Ever Fallen In Live - Buzzcocks; Grease - Frankie Valli; Summer Nights / You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John; Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce; Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons; Three Times A Lady - The Commodores; Rat Trap - Boomtown Rats; Now That We've Found Love - Third World; Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc; Where Did Our Love Go - Manhattan Transfer; I Can't Stop Lovin' You - Leo Sayer; Until You Come Back To Me - Johnny Matthis & Deniece Williams; Lucky Stars - Dean Friedman; Top Of The Pops - Rezillos; Summer Night City - Abba; You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester

Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19 - November 1, 1988

Smash Hits, October 19, 1988

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Friday, October 5, 2018

October 5 - 18, 1988

Smash Hits, October 5, 1988

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Friday, September 21, 2018

September 21 - October 4, 1988

Smash Hits, September 21, 1988

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Friday, September 7, 2018

September 7 - 20, 1988

Smash Hits, September 7, 1988

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Friday, August 24, 2018

August 24 - September 6, 1988

Smash Hits, August 24, 1988

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Happy Birthday, Madonna!

Smash Hits, May 24, 1984

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Friday, August 10, 2018

August 10 - 23, 1988

Smash Hits, August 10, 1988

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Friday, July 27, 2018

July 27 - August 9, 1988

Smash Hits, July 27, 1988

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Friday, July 13, 2018

July 13 - 26, 1988

Smash Hits, July 13, 1988

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Friday, June 29, 2018

June 29 - July 12, 1988

Smash Hits, June 29, 1988

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Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15 - 28, 1988

Smash Hits, June 15, 1988

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Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1 - 14, 1988

Smash Hits, June 1, 1988

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Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18 - 31, 1988

Smash Hits, May 18, 1988

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Friday, May 4, 2018

May 4 - 17, 1988


Smash Hits, May 4, 1988

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Friday, April 20, 2018

April 20 - May 3, 1988

Smash Hits, April 20, 1988

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Friday, April 6, 2018

April 6 - 19, 1988

Smash Hits, April 6, 1988

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Friday, March 23, 2018

March 23 - April 5, 1988

Smash Hits, March 23, 1988

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Friday, March 9, 2018

March 9 - 23, 1988

Smash Hits, March 9, 1988

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

February 24 - March 8, 1988

Smash Hits, February 24, 1988

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

February 10 - 23, 1988

Smash Hits, February 10, 1988

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

January 27 - February 9, 1988

Smash Hits, January 27, 1988

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 13 - 26, 1988

Smash Hits, January 13, 1988

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 30, 1987 - January 12, 1988

Smash Hits, December 30, 1987

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

December 16 - 29, 1987

Smash Hits, December 16, 1987

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2 - 15, 1987

Smash Hits, December 2, 1987

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 18 - December 1, 1987

Smash Hits, November 18, 1987 – p.01

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 4 - 17, 1987

Smash Hits, November 4, 1987 – p.01

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 21 - November 3, 1987

Smash Hits, October 21, 1987

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

October 7 - 20, 1987

Smash Hits, October 7, 1987

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 23 - October 6, 1987

Smash Hits, September 23, 1987

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

September 9 - 22, 1987

Smash Hits, September 9, 1987

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

August 26 - September 8, 1987

Smash Hits, August 26, 1987

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12 - 25, 1987

Smash Hits, August 12, 1987

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave

Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave

It's like punk happened!

Seventy-seven rare punk and new wave nuggets - many of which are appearing on CD for the first time - selected by Gary Crowley (everybody's favourite DJ) and Jim Lahat, plus a forty-page book of memories from the likes of Richard Jobson, Clare Grogan and Spizz - all for fewer than twenty of your Earth pounds! Pre-order your copy today....and yes, I *would* like one for Christmas!!

Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave is available for pre-order from Amazon UK and iTunes.

Disc: 1
1. The Vibrators - We Vibrate
2. White Mice - Mo - Dettes
3. Automatics - When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again
4. The Saints - Do The Robot
5. Ultravox! - Young Savage
6. Scars - All About You
7. Starjets - School Days
8. Suburban Studs - I Hate School
9. Advertising - Lipstick
10. TV 21 - Ambition
11. The Nice Men - Nuclear Summer
12. Eater - Thinking of the USA
13. Alternative - TV How Much Longer
14. 999 - Emergency
15. Altered Images - Dead Pop Stars
16. The Stiffs - Inside Out
17. The Carpettes - Small Wonder
18. The Fall - It's The New Thing
19. The Drones - Bone Idol
20. Skunks - Good From The Bad
21. The Nips - All The Time In The World
22. The Boys - First Time
23. Bee Bee Cee - You Gotta Know Girl
24. The Circles - Opening Up
25. Glaxo Babies - This Is Your Life
26. John Cooper Clarke - Suspended Sentence

Disc: 2
1. Fast Cars - The Kids Just Wanna Dance
2. New Hearts - Just Another Teenage Anthem
3. Clive Culbertson - Time To Kill
4. The Only Ones - You've Got To Pay
5. Lori And The Chameleons - Touch
6. The Things - Pieces of You
7. The Negatives - Love Is Not Real
8. The Photos - Barbarellas
9. Expressos - Tango in Mono
10. The Stukas Klean Living Kids
11. Tonight - Drummer Man
12. The Quads - There Must Be Thousands
13. Shake - Culture Shock
14. Girls At Our Best - Getting Nowhere Fast
15. The Cuban Heels - Downtown
16. The Donkees Listen To Your Radio
17. Spizzenergi - Soldier Soldier
18. The Telegents - Get Out
19. The Collectors - Talking Hands
20. The Stripes - One Step Ahead
21. The Doubt - Time Out
22. Bobalouis - Go Ahead
23. The Letters - Nobody Loves Me
24. Perfectors - YT502951D
25. Fun 4 - Singing In The Showers
26. Tours - Language School

Disc: 3
1. The Skids - Charles
2. The Tights - Howard Hughes
3. The Form - Start Again
4. The Head - Nothing To Do In a Town Like Leatherhead
5. Pop - Tones
6. Disguise - Juvenile Delinquent
7. Dolly Mixture - Been Teen
8. The Teenage Filmstars - Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
9. Apocalypse - Teddy
10. Tinopeners - Set Me Free
11. The Plague - In Love
12. The Crack - Easy Street
13. The Smirks - Angry With Myself
14. Straightshooter - She's So Fine
15. Bleeding Hearts - This is the Way...OK?
16. Apartment - The Car
17. Knife Edge - Say You Will
18. The Tea Set - Parry Thomas
19. The Zips - Take Me Down
20. Really 3rds - Everyday, Everyway
21. The Kicks - If Looks Could Kill
22. TPI - She's Too Clever For Me
23. Gobblinz - Love Me Too
24. The Moondogs - She's Nineteen
25. Generation X - Wild Dub

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 29 - August 11, 1987

Smash Hits, July 29, 1987 – p.01

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