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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Saturday, July 15, 2017

July 15 - 28, 1987

Smash Hits, July 15, 1987

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1 - 14, 1987

Smash Hits, July 1, 1987 – p.01

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 17 - 30, 1987

Smash Hits, June 17, 1987

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 3 - 16, 1987

Smash Hits, June 03, 1987 – p.01


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20 - June 2, 1987

Smash Hits, May 20, 1987

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6 - 19, 1987

Smash Hits, May 6, 1987 – p.01

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22 - May 5, 1987

Smash Hits, April 22, 1987

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 8 - 21, 1987

Smash Hits, April 8, 1987

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25 - April 7, 1987

Smash Hits, March 25, 1987 – p.01

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11 - 24, 1987

Smash Hits, March 11, 1987 – p.01

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 25 - March 10, 1987

Smash Hits, February 25, 1987 – p.01

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 11 - 24, 1987

Smash Hits, February 11, 1987

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

January 28 - February 10, 1987

Smash Hits, January 28, 1987

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 14 - 27, 1987

Smash Hits, January 14, 1987

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Top Of The Pops: With Thanks To Brian McCloskey

Top Of The Pops: Special Thanks To Brian McCloskey

I was surprised and delighted by the news that my name appeared on the end credits of The Story Of 1983, shown on BBC4 today.

I can't see the programme in the USA, but viewers in the UK can watch it here for the next month. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 31, 1986 - January 13, 1987

Smash Hits, December 31, 1986

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

December 17 - 30, 1986

Smash Hits, December 17, 1986

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 3 - 16, 1986

Smash Hits, December 03, 1986

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 19 - December 2, 1986

Smash Hits, November 19, 1986

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 5 - 18, 1986

Smash Hits, November 05, 1986

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22 - November 4, 1986

Smash Hits, October 22, 1986

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

October 8 - 21, 1986

Smash Hits, October 08, 1986

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24 - October 7, 1986

Smash Hits, September 24, 1986

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 10 - 24, 1986

Smash Hits, September 10, 1986

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27 - September 9, 1986

Smash Hits, August 27, 1986

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13 - 26, 1986

Smash Hits, August 13, 1986

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30 - August 12, 1986

Smash Hits, July 30, 1986 – p.01

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

July 16 - 29, 1986

Smash Hits, July 16, 1986

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2 - 15, 1986

Smash Hits, July 02, 1986

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 18 - July 1, 1986

Smash Hits, June 18, 1986

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 4 - 17, 1986

Smash Hits, June 4, 1986

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21 - June 3, 1986

Smash Hits, May 21, 1986

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Voices Of Santa Monica: Brian McCloskey

Voices Of Santa Monica

In 2012 I was interviewed on Santa Monica City TV as part of a series of programmes made by local high school students, during the course of which I talked about growing up in Ireland, moving to the USA, wearing dresses and the origins of this Smash Hits archive; that part of the interview can be seen in this clip....just before we ran out of time....

Watch Part 1 of the interview here.

Watch Part 2 of the interview here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7 - 20, 1986

Smash Hits, May 7, 1986

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 23 - May 6, 1986

Smash Hits, April 23, 1986

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 9 - 22, 1986

Smash Hits, April 9, 1986

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

March 26 - April 8, 1986

Smash Hits, March 26, 1986 – p.01

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12 - 25, 1986

Smash Hits, March 12, 1986 – p.01

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Friday, February 26, 2016

February 26 - March 11, 1986

Smash Hits, February 26, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12 - 25, 1986

Smash Hits, February 12, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29 - February 11, 1986

Smash Hits, January 29, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15 - 28, 1986

Smash Hits, January 15, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, January 1, 2016

January 1 - 14, 1986

Smash Hits, January 1, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18 - 31, 1985

Smash Hits, December 18, 1985 – p.01

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

siliconchipsuperstar

siliconchipsuperstar: now available!

siliconchipsuperstar, the debut album by Peter Fitzpatrick​'s Circuit 3, featuring a collaboration with me on the track Ghost Machine, is now available to buy!

Order the limited edition vinyl LP/2xCD set and / or digital download here.

You can watch a video for Ghost Machine here.