Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12 - 25, 1981

Smash Hits, November 12, 1981

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Kim Wilde
Centrespread: The Beat
Back cover: Altered Images
Interviews: Kim Wilde; ABC; Scritti Politti; Gillan; Soft Cell
Lyrics: Throwing My Baby Out With The Bathwater - Tenpole Tudor; Cambodia - Kim Wilde; Paint Me Down - Spandau Ballet; Liars A To E - Dexy's Midnight Runners; Tears Are Not Enough - ABC; Favourite Shirt (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100; Colours Fly Away - Teardrop Explodes; Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson; Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross; When She Was My Girl - Four Tops; Love Me Tonight - Trevor Walters; Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey - Modern Romance; Bedsitter - Soft Cell; Keep It Dark - Genesis; Tom Sawyer - Rush
The Pictures: Phil Oakey; Clare Grogan; Paul Weller, Vaughn Toulouse, CND rally; Fad Gadget
Bitz: vinyl frontier: Professionals, I Didn't See It Coming; AC/DC, For Those About To Rock; Pink Floyd, A Collection Of Great Dance Songs; Pete Shelley, Homosapien; Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady; Blondie; Richard Jobson, The Ballad Of Etiquette; Dexys Midnight Runners, Projected Passion Revue, Old Vic Theatre; Beatles, Leave My Kitten Alone; Haircut One Hundred, Nick Heyward; The Gas, Emotional Warfare; Adam And The Ants, Royal Variety Show; The Monkees; Jools Holland; Altered Images; the Four Tops; all time top 10: Barbara Gaskin; personal file: Geoff Deane
Single reviews (Johnny Black): Liars A To E - Dexy's Midnight Runners; Suffer The Children - Tears For Fears; Let's Groove - Earth Wind & Fire; Another Latin Love Song - Belle Stars; Throwing My Baby Out With The Bathwater - Tenpole Tudor; We Got The Beat - Go-Gos; Colours Fly Away - Teardrop Explodes; I Go To Sleep - Pretenders; I Want - Department S; Dancing Like A Gun - John Foxx; Imitate The Worm - It's Immaterial; Me And Mr Sanchez - Blue Rondo A La Turk; Young And Hip - Virna Lindt; Visions Of China - Japan; Sweat In Ballet - Simple Minds; Paint Me Down - Spandau Ballet; Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey - Modern Romance; Iona - Skids; Don't Turn Me Away - 10cc; This Is Your Lunch - Slow Twitch Fibres; Extended Player - Godot
Album reviews (Ian Birch / Pete Silverton / Beverly Hillier / Mike Stand / Ian Cranna / Fred Dellar / Mark Ellen ): Prince Charming - Adam And The Ants; Living Eyes - Bee Gees; Tin Drum - Japan; Controversy - Prince; Speak And Spell - Depeche Mode; Exit...Stage Left - Rush; Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross; A Thin Red Line - TV21; Raise! - Earth, Wind & Fire; Incontinent - Fad Gadget; From The Lion's Mouth - The Sound; Gonna Ball - Stray Cats
Nights Out: Bowwowwow

3 comments:

  1. Wilde on the front and Grogan on the back?

    Oh, to have been a 13 year old boy in 1981. (I was, in fact, 10.)

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  2. Amazing photo of Kim! i love your blog! amazing!

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