Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 23 - September 5, 1979

Smash Hits, August 23 - September 5, 1979

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: The Police
Centrespread: Gary Numan
Back cover: The Undertones
Interviews: Joe Jackson; The Police
Lyrics: Cars - Gary Numan; You Need Wheels - Merton Parkas; Money - Flying Lizards; When You're Young - The Jam; Angel Eyes - Roxy Music; Girls Girls Girls - Kandidate; Gone Gone Gone - Johnny Mathis; Strut Your Funky Stuff - Frantique; Teenage Warning - Angelic Upstarts; Solitary Confinement - Members; Just When I Needed You Most - Randy Vanwarmer; Going Through The Motions - Hot Chocolate; The Bitch - Olympic Runners; Conscious Man - Jolly Brothers; Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
Bitz: Specials; Chic, Sister Sledge; Undertones, Derry Festival; Lightning Records, Old Gold, Golden Oldies Club Of Great Britain; Buzzcocks, Different Kind Of Tension; Me And You, Norman and Sonia McLean; Eddie & the Hot Rods; Shake comic; Jimmy Pursey, Steve Jones, Paul Cook; Quadrophenia; Toyah Wilcox, Sheep Farming In Barnet; Futurama 79 - The World's First Science Fiction Music Festival; X Ray Spex split, Jak Airport, B. P. Hurding, Classix Nouveau, Poly Styrene; Skids, Tam Kellichan, Rusty Egan, Bill Nelson; Victor Rock 'n' Rollers, Joe Clay, Autry Inman, Jimmy Dell; Zoot Money Big Roll Band, Andy Summers; Gibson Brothers; Darts, Roy Wood; Secret Affair; all time top ten: Joe Jackson; Siouxsie and the Banshees; The Jam
Single reviews (Steve Bush): Spiral Scratch - Buzzcocks; Dim All The Lights - Donna Summer; Sheep Farming In Barnet - Toyah; Duchess - Stranglers; When You're Young - The Jam; Boy Oh Boy - Racey; The Sideboard Song - Chas and Dave; Let's Go Let's Go - Johnny Storm; Seaside Woman - Suzy and the Red Stripes; Use You - X S Energy; Geneve - Morgan-Fisher; Animal World - The Last Words; Memphis Tennessee - Silicon Teens; D.I.Y. - Cut-outs; Disco Dick - Disco Dick; Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me) - Max Bygraves
Album reviews (Red Starr): Midnight Magic - Commodores; Invasion Of The Body Snatchers - Parlet; Starjets - Starjets; The Sound Of Sunbathing - Sinceros; Don't Give A Monkeys - Chas 'n' Dave; Run For Your Life - Tarney-Spencer Band; Exposed - Mike Oldfield; Highway To Hell - AC/DC; Cuba - Gibson Brothers; Drums And Wires - XTC
Other: Sheffield: Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, Graph, Clock DVA, Vice Versa, They Must Be Russians, Def Leppard, The Negatives, The Parts, Artery, Xero, The Deaf Aids, Mindgames, Jump, De Tian, The Stunt Kites, The Defective Turtles, Disease, I'm So Hollow

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