Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5 - 18, 1979

Smash Hits, April 5 - 18, 1979

Cover: Jimmy Pursey
Centrespread: Kate Bush
Back cover: The Members
Interviews: The Members; The Jacksons; Dire Straits
Lyrics: Cool For Cats - Squeeze; Valley Of The Dolls - Generation X; Questions And Answers - Sham 69; Offshore Banking Business - Members; The Staircase (Mystery) - Siouxsie And The Banshees; I (Who Have Nothing) - Sylvester; Fire - Pointer Sisters; Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) - G.Q.; Let's Fly Away - Voyage; I Go To Pieces - Rachel Sweet; Cuba - Gibson Brothers; The Runner - The Three Degrees; He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge; Gimmix! Play Loud - John Cooper Clarke; Saturday Night (Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees) - Leyton Buzzards;
Bitz: Sex Pistols, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Joan Jett, "You Don't Own Me", Johnny Rotten, Glen Matlock; Jean Jacques Burnel; Elton John; Dennis Wilson, Christine McVie; Sex Pistols, "Something Else", silver disc; The Jam tour; Sylvester; Rezillos, Fay Fife, Eugene Reynolds; Sham 69; Paul McCartney, Wings, Laurence Juber, Steve Holly; Siouxsie & the Banshees; The Three Degrees, Prince Charles, Valerie Holiday, Princess Margaret; The Tubes; Gloria Gaynor; John Otway, "Frightened And Scared", missing vocals; Blondie; Sarah Brightman, Starship Troopers
Single reviews (Cliff White): I Go To Pieces - Rachel Sweet; I (Who Have Nothing) - Sylvester; Mystery Dance - Dyan Diamond; The Staircase (Mystery) - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Offshore Banking Business - Members; Silly Thing - Sex Pistols; Questions And Answers - Sham 69; Pop Muzik - M; Disco Junction - Side Effect; Cool For Cats - Squeeze; Valley Of The Dolls - Generation X; Shoot Shoot - UFO; Holy Ghost - Bar Kays; Sha La La Means I Love You - Barry White; Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll) - Funkadelic; Goodnight Tonight - Wings; It Hurts To Be In Love - Paul Shuttleworth; Aint Got No Balls - Precious Little
Album reviews (Red Starr): Viva - La Dusseldorf; Tigers And Fireflies - Lynsey De Paul; Wild Child - Valerie Carter; Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love You - Jerry Butler; Music From Consequences - Godley And Creme; TRB Two - Tom Robinson Band; Frogs, Sprouts, Clogs And Krauts - The Rumour

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