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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 7 - 20, 1982

Smash Hits, January 7, 1982

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Centrespread: Squeeze
Back cover: Dollar
Interviews: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; Adam Ant; Pigbag; Siouxsie and the Banshees
Lyrics: Sons And Lovers - Hazel O'Connor; Geisha Boys And Temple Girls - Heaven 17; Dreaming Of Me - Depeche Mode; Friends Of Mine - Duran Duran; See Emily Play - Pink Floyd; Monkeys - Echo And The Bunnymen; King Creole - Elvis Presley; Memorabilia - Soft Cell; Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees - Leyton Buzzards; Killer Queen - Queen; Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus; Don't Cry Wolf - The Damned; Psycho Killer - Talking Heads; Being Boiled - Human League; The Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-las
Bitz: Slits split up; psychedelia: Miles Over Matter, Mood Six, "A Splash Of Colour" - The Marble Staircase, The Times, The High Tide, The Doctor, The Earwigs; "To The Shores Of Lake Placid" - The Original Cast (Zoo Records): Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Whopper, The Turquoise Swimming Pools, Those Naughty Lumps, Lori And The Chameleons, Dalek I Love You; personal file - Sally James; Bauhaus, the Sinister Ducks, Curt Vile, gig on a double decker bus in Northampton; Bette Bright and Suggs get married; all time top ten - Gary Tibbs; The Rock Yearbook 1982; "Jangles": Hazel O'Connor, Jesse Birdsall, Our Daughter's Wedding, Tank, Talisman, Haircut One Hundred, Fun Boy Three, Phantoms, Slow Twitch Fibres
Single reviews (Ian Birch): Love Plus One - Haircut One Hundred; Senses Working Overtime - XTC; Restless - Gillan; The Boiler - Rhoda with the Special AKA; Maid Of Orleans - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; Waterline - A Certain Ratio; Felicity / In A Nutshell - Orange Juice; Some Guys Have All The Luck - Robert Palmer; We Love - Joan Armatrading
Album reviews (David Hepworth / Mark Ellen / Peter Silverton / Johnny Black / Ian Cranna / Beverly Hillier / Red Starr)
Take It Off - Chic; The Visitors - Abba; Two Bad DJ - Clint Eastwood and General Saint; For Future Reference - Dramatis; Ghosts Of Christmas Past - Various Artists (Aztec Camera, The Names, Paul Haig, Swinging Buildings, Soft Verdict, Durutti Column, Cabaret Voltaire, Tuxedo Moon); The Best Of Odyssey - Odyssey; Breaking Point - Central Line; Das Kabinett - Bill Nelson