Friday, April 1, 2022

April 1 - 14, 1982

Smash Hits, April 1, 1982

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Simon Le Bon
Centrespread: Depeche Mode
Back cover: Genesis
Interviews: Simon Le Bon; Bauhaus; Fashion; XTC
Lyrics: Fantastic Day - Haircut One Hundred; Temporary Beauty - Graham Parker; The Beat Is Mine - Vicky 'D'; Is It A Dream - Classix Nouveaux; The "Sweetest Girl" - Scritti Politti; Ain't No Pleasing You - Chas And Dave; Tell Me Tomorrow - Smokey Robinson; Give Me Back My Heart - Dollar; My Camera Never Lies - Bucks Fizz; Ball And Chain - XTC; Dear John - Status Quo; House On Fire - Boomtown Rats; Man On The Corner - Genesis
The Pictures: Mari Wilson, Candide, Amanda; Vincent Clarke, Genevieve Alison Moyet, Yazoo; Mick Jones Joe Strummer, Clash in Japan 
Bitz: David Bowie"; Elvis Costello; Simple Minds; Dave Gahan, Alf Gover; Queen, Old Trafford, portable loos, the Pope; Sal Solo; Roxy Music; Pluto Shervington; Pigbag; Girlschool, Enid Williams, Gil Weston, Kevin Rowland; The Beat; Shambeko! Say Wah!; Toyah; Trevor Horn; Monsoon, Steve Coe, Sheila Chandra, Dari Mankoo; James Brown; Spandau Ballet; all time top ten - Chris Sullivan (Blue Rondo A La Turk); personal file - Steve Grant (Tight Fit)
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Anyone Who Had A Heart - B.E.F. Presents Sandie Shaw; More Than This - Roxy Music; Really Saying Something - Bananarama with the Fun Boy Three; I Hate People - Anti-Nowhere League; You Got The Power - War / Every Way But Loose - Oneness Of Juju; Ode To Perfume - Holger Czukay; Give Me Back My Heart - Dollar; Do What You Wanna Do - The Cage featuring Nona Hendryx; My Camera Never Lies - Bucks Fizz; Amour Amour - Mobiles; It's Been Hours Now - Dead Or Alive; Resist Dance - OGI; Iron Fist - Motorhead / Wildlife - Girlschool; Ti Na Na - Huang Chung; No Life No Future - The Expelled; God's Kitchen - Blancmange
Album reviews (Pete Silverton / Neil Tennant / Ian Birch / Karen Schlosberg / Tim De Lisle / Fred Dellar / Beverly Hillier): Iron Fist - Motorhead; 100% Cotton - The Jets; Music Of Quality And Distinction - B.E.F.; DE7 - Dave Edmunds; Straight Between The Eyes - Rainbow; V Deep - Boomtown Rats; Third Degree - Nine Below Zero; Adventures In Modern Recording - Buggles; The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden; The Best - Quincy Jones; Nothing Can Stop Us - Robert Wyatt
Nights Out: Pigbag; The Jam
Other: Why Do Albums Have Such Silly Names?; Earth Wind & Fire live


  1. All these bands were huge in LA in the early 80's - and what was Rolling Stone covering? Probably Journey.

  2. Ooh its Simon on the cover! WOW! They have just toured Australia. I wonder how many more Simon covers we will get? Wasn't this renamed Duran Hits at one point in the mid 1980's?

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  4. Nice to see Bauhaus looking so radiant!