Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24 - July 7, 1982

Smash Hits, June 24, 1982

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Cover: Terry Hall
Centrespread: Bow Wow Wow
Back cover: Joan Jett
Interviews: Fun Boy Three; Diana Ross; New Order; Dollar
Lyrics: Just Who Is The 5 o'Clock Hero? - The Jam; You Little Fool - Elvis Costello; Avalon - Roxy Music; Now Those Days Are Gone - Bucks Fizz; Night Train - Visage; We Take Mystery (To Bed) - Gary Numan; Music And Lights - Imagination; One Hello - Randy Crawford; A Night To Remember - Shalamar; Going To A Go Go - Rolling Stones; Spirit - Bauhaus; Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band; Space Age Love Song - A Flock Of Seagulls; Happy Talk - Captain Sensible; Movie Medley - The Beatles; Your Dream - Adrian Gurvitz
The Pictures:
Bitz: Captain Sensible; "Trans-Global Unity Express", Jam; Duran Duran; Ron Francois and Troy Tate leave Teardrop Explodes, Julian Cope, Dave Balfe, Gary Dwyer, Tiny Children; Gary Numan; Police at Gateshead Stadium, Stewart Copeland, So What?, Anti-Nowhere League, Chelsea, Chron-Gen, The Defects; Modern Romance, "By The Way (I'm Still In Love With You)"; Heavy Metal Goes To The Dogs Festival at Hackney Speedway: Spider, Angel Witch, T 34, The Lightning Raiders, Sleak, Saxon, Motorhead; Siouxsie's vocal cords, John McGeogh; Masterbag: "Another Orangutango" - Pigbag; Bruce Springsteen live album, "Protection" - Donna Summer; Pigbag - "The Big Bean", Brian Nevill, Oscar Verdon; "I Want Candy"/"King King" - BowWowWow; all time top ten - Peter Murphy; personal file - Beki Bondage
Single reviews (Neil Tennant): Wham Rap! - Wham!; You Little Fool - Elvis Costello And The Attractions; Talking Out Of Line - Bardo; You're My Kind Of Climate - Rip Rig And Panic; Language Problems - Electric Guitars; Tiny Children - The Teardrop Explodes; Lightning Flash - Brotherhood Of Man; As From New - Mirage; Shy Boy - Bananarama; Now Those Days Are Gone - Bucks Fizz; Let X=X - Laurie Anderson; Just A Memory - The Shakin' Pyramids; Life In The Gladhouse - Modern English; Real Men - Joe Jackson; Little Suzi's On Top - Ph.D.; Night And Day - Everything But The Girl; Music And Lights - Imagination; The Boy From Ipanema - Antena; Paper Heart - Robert King; Plaything - Linx; Tuxedo Lights - The Magnificent Everything; Me And My Girl (Night-clubbing) - David Essex
Album reviews (Ian Birch / David Hepworth / Peter Silverton / Bev Hillier / Fred Dellar / Ian Cranna  ): The Lexicon Of Love - ABC; Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw; Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing - Soft Cell; Send Me A Lullabye - The Go Betweens; Throwin' Down - Rick James; Three Sides Live - Genesis; Gwen Guthrie - Gwen Guthrie; Chill Out - Black Uhuru; Degenerates - The Passage; Love And Dancing - The League Unlimited Orchestra; I Am Cold - Rig Rig & Panic; Windsong - Randy Crawford; We Are…The League - Anti-Nowhere League
Nights Out: Gang Of Four
Other: Smash Hits Quiz Book, part 1

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10 - 23, 1982

Smash Hits, June 10, 1982
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Cover: Jennie Belle Star
Centrespread: Blondie
Back cover: Junior Giscombe
Interviews: Belle Stars; Kid Creole; Monsoon; Scritti Politti
Lyrics: No Regrets - Midge Ure; Iko Iko - Belle Stars; Temptation - New Order; Paris Is One Day Away - The Mood; I Want Candy - Bowwowwow; I'm A Wonderful Thing - Kid Creole & The Coconuts; Shakti - Monsoon; Born In The '50s - The Police; Do I Do - Stevie Wonder; The Hop - Theatre Of Hate; New Europeans - Ultravox; I've Never Been To Me - Charlene; Work That Body - Diana Ross; Videotheque - Dollar; Because You're Young - Classix Nouveaux
The Pictures: Nick Heyward, Graham Jones, Haircut One Hundred balloon race; Spandau Ballet at Coronation Street, Gary Kemp, John Keeble, Bet Lynch, Steve Norman, Bert Tilsley, Martin Kemp; Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, The Stillettoes
Bitz: Blondie, AC/DC, Depeche Mode tour; "Complete Madness" videocassette; Topper Headon quits the Clash; Vic Godard and the Subway Sect; Gary Numan, "Micro Music"; "Cat People" soundtrack, David Bowie, "Countryman" soundtrack, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Aswad, Steel Pulse, "Ooh! Aah!" - Fabulous Five; Whitesnake: Ian Paice, Neil Murray, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, David Coverdale; Midge Ure; Vinyl Frontier: Plaything - Linx; Night And Day - Joe Jackson; Now Those Days Are Gone/Takin' Me Higher - Bucks Fizz; Just Who Is The 5 o'Clock Hero/The Great Depression/War - The Jam; You Little Fool/Big Sister/Stamping Ground - Elvis Costello And The Attractions; Living A Lie/In Spain - The dB's; Tiny Children/Rachel Built A Steamboat/Sleeping Gas - Teardrop Explodes; Hey Marie/Scat The Riff - Stargazers; all time top ten - Junior; personal file - Joan Jett
Single reviews (Fred Dellar): Do I Do - Stevie Wonder; Shakti - Monsoon; The Beatles Movie Medley - The Beatles; I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow; Going To A Go-Go - Rolling Stones; Dancing In The Street - Van Halen; Old Fashioned Love - Smokey Robinson; Back To School Again - Four Tops; 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone; Hey Marie - Stargazers; Show Me Where You're Coming From - Carrie Lucas; Space Age Love Song - A Flock Of Seagulls; Pinball Cha Cha - Yello; Life In The Gladhouse - Modern English; She Don't Fool Me - Status Quo; Fashion - Charge; Run, Run, Run - Funkapolitan; Your Dream - Adrian Gurvitz; Spirit - Bauhaus; Videotheque - Dollar; Runaway - Thompson Twins; Hey, Now I'm In Love - Vic Godard
Album reviews (Neil Tennant / Beverly Hillier / Pete Silverton / Tim De Lisle): The Changeling - Toyah; Straight From The Heart - Patrice Rushen; 2 x 45 - Cabaret Voltaire; Zip Style Method - John Cooper Clarke; Celts And Cobras - Shakin' Pyramids; Heartache - Hambi And The Dance; Still Life (American Concert 1981) - Rolling Stones
Nights Out: Teardrop Explodes, Joan Jett, Queen at Elland Road
Other: Smash Hits journalism contest winners: Julia Llewellyn Smith, Susannah Walker