Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18 - March 3, 1982

Smash Hits, February 18, 1982

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Heaven 17
Centrespread: Haircut One Hundred
Back cover: XTC
Interviews: Heaven 17; Mari Wilson; Fad Gadget
Lyrics: Go Wild In The Country - Bowwowwow; Height Of The Fighting - Heaven 17; Restless - Gillan; Centrefold - J. Geils Band; Beat The Beat - Mari Wilson & the Imaginations; Cardiac Arrest - Madness; I Won't Close My Eyes - UB40; Poison Arrow - ABC; That Girl - Stevie Wonder; Let's Get It Up - AC/DC; Ballroom Blitz - Sweet; Mirror Mirror - Diana Ross; I've Had Enough - Earth Wind & Fire; Golden Brown - Stranglers
The Pictures: Cliff Richard; Neville Staples; Linder, Ludus
Bitz: Vinyl Frontier: Kick In The Eye - Bauhaus, Sex Unter Wasser - DAF, Seven And Seven Is - Alice Cooper, Let The Four Winds Blow - Tenpole Tudor, Warmed Over Kisses - Dave Edmunds, Business As Usual - Secret Affair; Human League, Don't You Want Me sells one million; Madness, In The City, Honda; Spandau Ballet tour postponed; Freddie Laker, The Police, Miles Copeland; Hall and Oates; Angelic Upstarts, Glyn Warren goes deaf, Tony Feedback; Bill Wyman, New Fashion; The Ilustrated Book Of Rock Records, The Book Of Rock Lists; Graham Parker, Another Grey Area; Shakatak: George Anderson, Keith Winter, Roger Odell, Bill Sharpe, Nigel Wright; David Bowie, Baal, The Hunger, Spizz; all time top ten - Toni Basil; personal file - Kirk Brandon
Single reviews (Red Starr): Forty Five - Pink Industry; Airwaves - Thomas Dolby; Beautiful Friend - Undertones; Bongo Brain - Revillos; I Think I'll Get My Hair Cut - Jona Lewie; Showroom Dummies - Kraftwerk; Unusual Treatment - Pamela Stephenson; Head Over Heels - Abba; Pineapple Chunk - Jools Holland & his Millionaires; Getting Up - Pigbag; Mirror Man - Talk Talk; I Know What Boys Like - Waitresses; Stars On Stevie Medley - Star Sound; That Girl - Stevie Wonder; Cardiac Arrest - Madness; Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden; Klacto Vee Sedstein - Blue Rondo A La Turk; Height Of The Fighting - Heaven 17; Turn On The Night - Black Sabbath; Lifeline - Troy Tate; I Travel - Simple Minds
Album reviews (Tim de Lisle / Beverly Hillier / Pete Silverton / Red Starr / Neil Tennant / Johnny Black / David Hepworth / David Bostock): Westworld - Theatre Of Hate; Diana's Duets - Diana Ross; Mechanix - UFO; Behind The Magnolia Curtain - Panther Burns; You Can't Hide Your Love Forever - Orange Juice; Nick The Knife - Nick Lowe; Les Visiteurs Du Soir - Mathematiques Modernes / Tout Va Saute - Elli And Jacno; Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Mesopotamia - The B-52's; Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band; Radio Fantasy - Ippo Du / Neuromantic - Yukihiro Takahashi / The Girl Can't Help It - Susan; Your Secret's Safe With Us - Various Artists
Nights Out: UB40; Dead Or Alive
Other: Radio One (Derek Chinnery, Trevor Dann, Bonny Rae, John Peel, Peter Powell, Sue Foster)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, that brought back 30 year old memories

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  2. I've always regarded this issue with particular fondness, that Fad Gadget article set me off on a weird musical path that I'm still pursuing!

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