Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21 - February 3, 1982

Smash Hits, January 21, 1982

Cover: Depeche Mode
Centrespread: Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
Back cover: ABC
Interviews: Depeche Mode; Go-Go's; Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
Lyrics: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell; Maid Of Orleans - Orchestral Maneouvres; Love Plus One - Haircut One Hundred; We Got The Beat - Go-Go's; Julie - Shakin' Stevens; Senses Working Overtime - XTC; Drowning In Berlin - Mobiles; The Model - Kraftwerk; Computer Love - Kraftwek; Yellow Pearl - Philip Lynott; Landslide - Olivia Newton-John; Best That You Can Do - Christopher Cross; She Loved Like Diamond - Spandau Ballet; Easier Said Than Done - Shakatak
The Pictures: Pauline Black, Trojans; Doug Trendle 
Bitz: Marty Wilde; BowWowWow; Japan; Lynval Golding attacked; Stevie Wonder; UB40; ABC; XTC; Central Line; Alton Edwards; Toni Basil; John Coghlan quits Status Quo; Joey Ramone, Holly of the Italians, "I Got You Babe"; all time top ten - Thereza Bazar; personal file - Ian Craig Marsh
Single reviews (Mark Ellen): See You - Depeche Mode; Town Called Malice - The Jam; European Son - Japan; Say Hello Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell; Queen Of The Rapping Scene - Modern Romance; Go Wild In The Country - BowWowWow; She Loved Like Diamond - Spandau Ballet; Dancin' Doctors - Freshies; On Route - OK Jive; The Razor's Edge - Defunkt; Calls The Tune - Hazel O'Connor; Oh Julie - Shakin' Stevens; Ball Of Confusion - Zeitgeist; Landslide - Olivia Newton-John
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Fred Dellar / David Bostock): Sextet - A Certain Ratio; Fourth Drawer Down - Associates; A Splash Of Colour - Various Artists
Nights Out: Haircut One Hundred; Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Other: Video: Adam Ant, Mike Mansfield, Dave Robinson, Madness, Steve Barron, Spandau Ballet, Russell Mulcahy; The Specials, Lee Thompson, Boney M, Derek Burbridge, Barney Bubbles

6 comments:

  1. The single reviews kill me... The bit about Liv wrestling with a dolphin made me laugh out loud.

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  2. thanx for this archive, i used to buy this! :)

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  3. I fear I may have said this prematurely before. This was the last one I bought. It was the inky old NME from now on. A rite of passage.

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  4. Same applies to me Davyh... a work mate of my mum's started giving me his old NMEs to read &, though I continued to read both for a while, I was lured over to the "inky" side quite soon. Ahh, the end of innocence!!

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  5. Davy: I swear you say that every single issue was the last one you bought. Are you, in fact, still buying Smash Hits every two weeks?

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