Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18 - 31, 1982

Smash Hits, March 18, 1982

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Cover: Altered Images
Centrespread: John Taylor / Kim Wilde
Back cover: Orange Juice
Interviews: Associates; Midge Ure; Iron Maiden; Altered Images
Lyrics: The Damned Don't Cry - Visage; Party Fears Two - Associates; Deutscher Girls - Adam and the Ants; Harden My Heart - Quarterflash; Stars On Stevie - Starsound; Read 'Em And Weep - Meat Loaf; Hollywood - Thin Lizzy; Your Honour - Pluto; Layla - Derek and the Dominos; Just An Illusion - Imagination; Classic - Adrian Gurvitz; Ghosts - Japan; Waterloo Sunset - Kinks; See Those Eyes; Altered Images;
The Pictures: Toyah, Hazel O'Connor, Kim Wilde; Susanne Suley, Mike Nolan; Phil Oakey; Steve Strange; Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Toni Basil
Bitz: Tight Fit, James Tod, Ken Gold, Julie Harris, Denise Gyngell, Steve Grant, Tim Friese-Green; Blondie; The Secret Policeman's Ball; Hugh Cornwell, "Charlie's Last Stand"; "Punk And Disorderly", Vice Squad, Disrupters, Blitz, The Insane, Chaos UK, Peter And The Test Tube Babies; Peter Murphy, Maxell ads; Squeeze; David Sylvian, Steve Jansen, Riuichi Sakamoto; Trevor Horn, Dollar, ABC; BowWowWow; Spandau Ballet, "Diamond', The Freshies split; Go-Go's; Elton John, "Jump Up", Chris Thomas, Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson; Altered Images; all time top ten - Terry Hall; personal file - Siobhan Fahey
Single reviews (Tim De Lisle): Factory - Bim; See Those Eyes - Altered Images; The Damned Don't Cry - Visage; I Can't Even Touch You - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel; A New Fashion - Bill Wyman; Memory - Barbra Streisand; Disco Rough - Mathematiques Modernes; Work That Sucker To Death - Xavier / Hydraulic Pump - P-Funk All Stars; Ghosts - Japan; Natural Mystic - Bob Marley and the Wailers; Temporary Beauty - Graham Parker; Night Of The Long Knives - Kudos Points; Friends - Adam and the Ants; Life During Wartime Live - Talking Heads; Never Be The Same - Christopher Cross; The Celtic Soul Brothers - Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express; Wanna Be With You - Earth Wind & Fire; Tell Me Tomorrow - Smokey Robinson / Castles In The Air - Don McLean; Ball And Chain - XTC; Fred Vom Jupiter - Die Doraus & Die Marinas
Album reviews (Neil Tennant / David Hepworth / Red Starr / Ian Birch / Mark Ellen / Beverly Hillier / Fred Dellar): The Gift - The Jam; Quarterflash - Quarterflash; The Blue Mask - Lou Reed; Maybe It's Live - Robert Palmer; The Anvil - Visage; Set - Thompson Twins; Business As Usual - Secret Affair; 7 Songs - 23 Skidoo; Pedigree Charm - Lora Logic; The Early Tapes July/August 1980 - Level 42; Time And The River - The Bongos; Another Grey Area - Graham Parker; Not To - Colin Newman
Nights Out: Bauhaus; Buzzz
Other: Shots From The Cots: baby photographs of Suggs, Nick Heyward, Steve Strange, Toyah, Kim Wilde, Geoff Deane, Biff Byford, David Gahan

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 4 - 17, 1982

Smash Hits, March 4, 1982

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Cover: Martin Fry (ABC)
Centrespread: Soft Cell
Back cover: free Toyah / Human League poster
Interviews: Paul Weller (My Favourite Things); ABC; Human League; Kirk Brandon, Theatre Of Hate
Lyrics: Music For Chameleons - Gary Numan; Love Makes The World Go Round - The Jets; Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden; Mickey - Toni Basil; You're The One For Me - D. Train; Let's Start To Dance Again - Hamilton Bohannon; Precious - The Jam; Don't Stop - The Mood; School's Out - Alice Cooper; Showroom Dummies - Kraftwerk; Some Guys Have All The Luck - Robert Palmer; Don't Love Me Too Hard - The Nolans; The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit; Fool If You Think It's Over - Elkie Brooks
The Pictures: Buzzz; Alice Cooper; Alan Wilder, Depeche Mode
Bitz: Gary Numan; Sunbeam GRII Double Sandwich Maker, Stranglers, Golden Brown; Paul McCartney, The Cimarons, Reggaebility; Twenty With A Bullet; Echo and the Bunnymen, "Shine So Hard", "Le Via Luonge"; Vice Squad, Beki Bondage; Altered Images, "See Those Eyes", "Pinky Blue"'; Pete Shelley; Skids split up, Richard Jobson, Russell Webb, Stuart Adamson; The Jam, "The Gift"; Madness; Status Quo, Pete Kircher; Richard "Dimples" Field; Whitesnake, Mick Moody; Soft Cell; J. Geils Band; The Jets, Bob Cotton; all time top ten - Jake Burns; personal file - Joanne (Human League)
Single reviews (): Party Fears Two - Associates; Work - Spizz Energi 2; Crime Of Life - Funkapolitan; Kick In The Eye - Bauhaus; Music For Chameleons - Gary Numan; Hollywood - Thin Lizzy; The View From Her Room - Weekend; Tonight I'm Gonna Love You All Over - Four Tops; Crimson - Rudi / Sweet Talk - Rimshots; Snack Attack - Godley & Creme; Seven And Seven Is - Alice Cooper; Sex Unter Wasser - D.A.F.; House On Fire - Boomtown Rats; Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) - Kool and the Gang; 'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor? - Alexei Sayle; Because You're Young - Private Lives; Let The Four Winds Blow - Tenpole Tudor; Barbara - Randy Edelman; Nightbirds - Shakatak; Inside Mind - Barracudas; Is It A Dream? - Classix Nouveau; In Dreams - Marty Wilde
Album reviews (Mark Ellen / Red Starr / Pete Silverton / Ian Birch / Johnny Black / David Hepworth / Johnny Black / Dave Rimmer): To The Shores Of Lake Placid - Various Artists (Echo & The Bunnymen, The Turquoise Swimming Pools, Big In Japan, Those Naughty Lumps, The Teardrop Explodes, Kevin Stapleton, Whopper); Diamond - Spandau Ballet; Across The Airwaves - Marc Bolan and T. Rex; Fun Boy Three - Fun Boy Three; Solid State Survivor - Yellow Magic Orchestra; Pelican West - Haircut One Hundred; Heart On A Wall - Jimmy Destri; Roman Gods - Fleshtones; Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive - Pigbag; Repercussion - The dB's; Heart Skips Beat - Jona Lewie
Nights Out: Tenpole Tudor
Other: The Human League: An Illustrated Record - drawn by Harry North