Saturday, September 3, 2011

September 3 - 16, 1981

Smash Hits, September 3, 1981

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Toyah
Centrespread: The Pretenders
Back cover: Soft Cell
Interviews: Toyah; Ian Dury; OMD; The Exploited; Ultravox
Lyrics: She's Got Claws - Gary Numan; Spasticus Autisticus - Ian Dury; Souvenir - Orchestral Manoeuvres; Abacab - Genesis; Hand Held In Black And White - Dollar; Japanese Boy - Aneka; One Of These Nights - Bucks Fizz; Sugar Doll - The Jets; Love Song - Simple Minds; Jole Blon - Gary U.S. Bonds; Virginia Plain - Roxy Music; Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters; You'll Never Know - Hi-Gloss; Rainy Night In Georgia - Randy Crawford; As Time Goes By - Funkapolitan
Bitz: all-time top ten: Dave Gahan; personal file: David Sylvian; Meat Loaf; Gary Numan; the Police, Miles Copeland, Mary Tegg; Portsmouth Sinfonia; Island Records, Hot You're Hot; Bill Wyman; Spandau Ballet, Steve Strange
Single reviews (Pete Silverton): Spasticus Autisticus - Ian Dury; So This Is Romance - Linx; Day After Day - Pretenders; Cadillac Ranch - Bruce Springsteen; The Swimmer - Passions; Punks Of 76 Medley - Friendly Hopefuls; Classical Muddly - Portsmouth Sinfonia; Inconvenience - Au Pairs; Europe After The Rain - John Foxx; Play To Win - Heaven 17; She's Got Claws - Gary Numan; Souvenir - OMD; Earthbeat - Slits; Start Me Up - Rolling Stones; Go! Go! Go! - Rip Rig & Panic; Homosapien - Pete Shelley; In & Out Of Love - Imagination
Album reviews (Pete Silverton / Mark Ellen / Red Starr / Johnny Black / Dave Rimmer): Sticky George - Korgis; Sirens In The City - Black Slate; Cover Plus - Hazel O'Connor; Double Album - Simple Minds; Compass Point - Desmond Dekker; Red Mecca - Cabaret Voltaire; The Electric Spanking Of War Babies - Funkadelic; The New Traditionalists - Devo

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