Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27 - June 9, 1982

Smash Hits, May 27, 1982
(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Toyah
Centrespread: Madness
Back cover: Duran Duran
Interviews: Toyah; The Higsons; Echo & The Bunnymen; Adam Ant
Lyrics: Club Country - Associates; Brave New World - Toyah; Baby It's True - Mari Wilson; Love Is All, Is All Right - UB40; Pinky Blue - Altered Images; Paperlate - Genesis; Cantonese Boy - Japan; The Back Of Love - Echo & The Bunnymen; 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street - The Jam; House Of Fun - Madness; A Little Peace - Nicole; Faithless - Scritti Politti; Rhythm Of The Jungle - The Quick; Island Of Lost Souls - Blondie; Fireworks - Siouxsie And The Banshees
The Pictures: The Capital Goaldiggers: Suggs; Gillan; Terry Hall; Dave Wakeling
Bitz: Patrice Rushen; Honey Bane; Mood Six; Public Image Ltd; "The Power Age" - Ross Halfin/Pete Makowski, "Pop Quiz" - Jill Sinclair/Frances Whitaker, "The Beatles" - TV Times/Look-In; Haircut One Hundred; The Human League: "You're My Baby", "Don't You Know That I Want You", "I Can't Get To Sleep At Night"; Helen Barrett, Joanne Payne; Classix Nouveaux, Jimi Sumen; Stevie Wonder; Doll By Doll; XTC, Limelight; World Of Music, Arts And Dance Festival: Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Beat, The Burundi Drummers, Pigbag, Rip Rig & Panic; Siouxsie And The Banshees, Elephant Fayre; Vinyl Frontier: "Fabrique" - Fashion, "Celts And Cobras" - Shakin' Pyramids, "Lovely Money" / "I Think I'm Wonderful" - Damned, "2 x 45" - Cabaret Voltaire, "Jama Rico" - Rico, "Space Age Love Song" - A Flock Of Seagulls, "Zip Style Method" - John Cooper Clarke; all time top ten - Billy McKenzie; personal file - Mari Wilson
Single reviews (David Hepworth): The Back Of Love - Echo & The Bunnymen; Magic Fly - Space; Temptation - New Order; Pinky Blue - Altered Images; Brave New World - Toyah; House Of Fun - Madness; Crashing Down - The Nolans; Pagan Lovesong - Virgin Prunes; Fireworks - Siouxsie & The Banshees; Love Is All Is All Right - UB40; Early In The Morning - The Gap Band; I Man Bitter - Pluto; Crimson And Clover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten - Jane Aire; 3 x 3 (Paperlate / You Might Recall) - Genesis; Because You're Young - Classix Nouveaux; Days On The Mountain / Postcard From Waterloo - Tom Verlaine
Album reviews (David Hepworth / Bev Hillier / Dave Rimmer / Ian Cranna / Neil Tennant / Johnny Black / Time de Lisle / Ian Birch ): Select - Kim Wilde; Screaming Blue Murder - Girlschool; The Hunter - Blondie; The Key Of Dreams - Section 25; Sweets From A Stranger - Squeeze; The Greatest Hit - Blue Orchids; Dura Dance - Various Artists (Kurtis Blow, Hamilton Bohannon, Gap Band, Central Lone, Light Of The World, Junior Giscombe, Four Tops, Kool & The Gang); Songs For Sale - Vic Godard & The Subway Sect; Tropical Gangsters - Kid Creole & The Coconuts; Sex, Sweat And Blood (The New Danceability) - Various Artists (Fashion, 23 Skidoo, "So Hungry, So Angry - Medium Medium, "Wonderful Offer" - Laura Logic); Avalon - Roxy Music; Shuttered Room - The Fixx
Nights Out: Status Quo

Thursday, May 17, 2012

R.I.P. Donna Summer: 1948 - 2012

Donna Summer was on the cover of the very first issue of Smash Hits I ever bought, in June 1979:

Smash Hits June 14 - 27, 1979
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13 - 26, 1982

Smash Hits, May 13, 1982

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Yazoo
Centrespread: Gary Numan
Back cover: Spandau Ballet
Interviews: Yazoo; Bryan Ferry; Bucks Fizz
Lyrics: The Telephone Always Rings - Fun Boy Three; Only You - Yazoo; Fantasy Island - Tight Fit; Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out!) - Rocky Sharpe & the Replays; The Look Of Love - ABC; Adolescent Sex - Japan; Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen; Nobody - Toni Basil; The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden; Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran; Talk Talk - Talk Talk; Torch - Soft Cell; I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Girl Crazy - Hot Chocolate; I Won't Let You Down - PhD
The Pictures: Lemmy, Meatloaf; Fun Boy Three, The Swinging Laurels: Lynval Golding, Gary Birtles, John Laurel, Mark O'Hara, Dean Sargent, Neville Staples, Terry Hall; Tony Hadley
Bitz: Rocky Sharpe, Eric Rondo, Johnny Stud, Helen Highwater; Killing Joke; Mo-Dettes, Sue Slack, Melissa Ritter; Madness, House Of Fun; Thompson Twins: John Roog, Matthew Seligman, Chris Bell, Pete Dodd, Joe Leeway, Allanah Currie, Tom Bailey; Joe Strummer goes missing; Adam Ant goes solo; Belle Stars: Clare Hurst; PhD: Tony Hymas, Jim Diamond; Gary Numan; Mari Wilson And The Wilsations; PRT Records, Sugarhill, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five; Hot Shower: Budgie, Hawkwind, Slade, Grand Prix, Heaven; Saxon, The Eagle Has Landed; Simple Minds, Mike Ogletree; Queen tour; Joan Jett; Nine Below Zero split, Dennis Greaves; Rational Records, Irrationale, The Delmontes (So It's Not To Be/Don't Cry Your Tears), Josef K, The Associates, Bene Blanche Et Les Affairs Du Coeur, The Distance, Article 58; Jim Morrison, Mark E. Smith; all time top ten - Leee John; personal file - Simon Underwood
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Scream Down At Me - China Crisis; Look Of Love - ABC; Torch - Soft Cell; Goody Two Shoes - Adam And The Ants; The Telephone Always Rings - Fun Boy Three; Ball Of Confusion - BEF Presents Tina Turner; Before I Let Go - Maze; White Boy - Culture Club / Grace - The Band A.K.A.; Club Country - Associates; Island Of Lost Souls -- Blondie; I Love A Man In Uniform - Gang Of Four; Attack…Alternative - The Exploited / The Winner - Infra-Riot / Reason For Existence - Subhumans / Pure Punk For Row People - The Gonads / Smash The Discos - The Business / Survival - The Defects; Sons Of Sons - Clock DVA; Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran; Are You Hearing (What I Hear) - Level 42 / No Way Out - UK Players; No Thugs In Our House - XTC; The Hop - Theatre Of Hate; Save Us - Philip Japp; Cantonese Boy - Japan; A Little Peace - Nicole
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Bev Hillier / Ian Cranna / Pete Silverton / Neil Tennant / Mark Ellen): Rio - Duran Duran; Night Birds - Shakatak; Pornography - The Cure; Funkapolitan - Funkapolitan; Bucks Fizz - Bucks Fizz; Combat Rock - The Clash; Pinky Blue - Altered Images; The Golden Age Of Wireless - Thomas Dolby; Tokyo Mobile Music I - Various Artists (Akiko Yano, Earthling); Tug Of War - Paul McCartney; Hot Space - Queen; Sulk - The Associates
Nights Out: The Cure