Saturday, August 21, 2010

August 21 - September 3, 1980

Smash Hits, August 21, 1980
(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: The Beat
Centrespread: Roxy Music
Back cover: Bow Wow Wow
Interviews: The Beat; The Piranhas; Joan Armatrading
Bitz: Gary Numan; Joe Strummer; Sue Wilkinson; The Skids; Jools Holland, Squeeze; Ray Lowry; XTC; Splodgenessabounds; Debbie Harry; Roger Daltrey, McVicar; Kelly Marie; Jah Wobble, PiL; Gary Glitter; Joe Jackson; The Police; Nick Straker; The Ruts; Ranking Roger’s all time top ten; The Passions; Doctor Feelgood; Cheap Trick
Lyrics: Start! – The Jam; Best Friend / Stand Down Margaret – The Beat; Tom Hark – Piranhas; Funkin’ For Jamaica – Tom Browne; A Walk In The Park – Nick Straker Band; The Whisper – Selector; Away – Swinging Cats; Feels Like I’m In Love – Kelly Marie; You’ve Got To Be A Hustler – Sue Wilkinson; Give Me Back My Man – B52’s; Sister Europe – Psychedelic Furs; Another Day Another Girl – Lambrettas; Free Me – Roget Daltrey; Kings Of The Wild Frontier – Adam & the Ants; I Die You Die – Gary Numan
Single reviews (David Hepworth): All The Way From America – Joan Armatrading; Start! – The Jam; Boulevard – Jackson Browne; Put Me In The Picture – Merton Parkas; Circus Games – The Skids; Bankrobber – The Clash; Best Friend – The Beat; Train To Skaville – Selector; I Want To Be Straight – Ian Dury and the Blockheads; Sartorial Eloquence – Elton John; I Die You Die – Gary Numan
Album reviews (Bev Hillier / Red Starr / David Hepworth): Q Tips – Q Tips; S.O.S. Band – S.O.S. Band; Breaking Glass – Hazel O’Connor; X-Traordinaire – Gina X Performance; XOO Multiples- Yellow Magic Orchestra; McVicar – Roger Daltrey; Back In Black – AC/DC; Distinguishing Marks – Fingerprintz; Living In A Fantasy – Leo Sayer; Deepest Purple – Deep Purple
Independent Albums (Red Starr): Sky Yen – Pete Shelley (Groovy); Soundtrack of the Film Hangahar – Sally Smmit & her Musicians (Groovy)
Independent Singles (Red Starr): King And Country / Smashing Time – Television Personalities (Rough Trade); Red Crayola; Rockin Daddy / Life Without Your Love – Ducktail (Ducktail); Oh Girl / No Money – Freshies (Razz); New Colours – Glass (Glass); Teen Romance / Our Man In Marrakesh – The Alsatians (Alsatian)
Other: Strange Tales From A Music Paper

3 comments:

  1. Hi, new reader here. Thanks for doing this! This is from before my personal Smash Hits golden age (85-90). I laugh to see "Back in Black" getting only 3/10 in album reviews - doh.

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  2. Oh no I just saw that your collection is mostly up to 85! :-)

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  3. Ha ha, I was just telling someone about The English Beat/The Beat U.K., and why they had to add the English/U.K. bit, and how the sax player went on to be the lead singer for Fine Young Cannibals ... thanks for posting this!

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