Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 6 - 19, 1983

Smash Hits, January 6, 1983

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Malcolm McLaren
Centrespread: The Jam - The Dreams of Children
Back cover: Shakin' Stevens
Interviews: Malcolm McLaren; Modern Romance
Lyrics: Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) - Wham!; Ieya - Toyah; I Think I Need Help - The Farmer' Boys; White Boy - Culture Club; Have You Heard The News - Talk Talk; The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie; Dreams Of Children - The Jam; Beat My Guest - Adam Ant; Out Of Reach - Vice Squad; Last Chance On The Stairway - Duran Duran; Visions Of China - Japan; Toys - Spandau Ballet
Start: personal file - Pete Wylie; Ozzie Osbourne; Boy George; Johnny Cougar; Toyah; Siobhan Fahey, Andrew Ridgely
Bitz: Incantation; "Get Fighting Fit With The 2 Paras"; "Gastank", Rick Wakeman, Tony Ashton; Jeffrey Daniel, Jim'll Fix It; Siouxsie And The Banshees, John McGeoch, Robert Smith; all time top ten - Lol Mason; Jerry Dammers, The Specials; Sting, Dune; "Street Sounds", Grandmaster Flash, Raw Silk; Madness tour; Wham!; Joe Jackson
Single reviews (Mark Ellen): Goodbye Joe - Tracey Thorn; European Female - Stranglers; No Time For Talk - The Box; The Chinese Way - Level 42; Hand To Hold On To / Hurts So Good - John Cougar; Drive My Car - Nasty Facts / Bike - Danny And The Nogoodniks; My Love Is Waiting - Marvin Gaye; My Life - Bumble & the Beez; I Have The Touch - Peter Gabriel; Twist & Shout - The Blockheads; Down Under - Men At Work; Scorpio - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five; Stepping Stone - Virus; This Is Not Love - The Killjoys; Baby's Got A Gun - The Only Ones; I'm Not Unusual - Bonk!; Moya/Flatman - Southern Death Cult
Nights Out: Elton John; Simple Minds; Blancmange
Other: remixes; 1982 pop quiz; pop stars' school reports; The Tube


  1. Thanks once again Brian. Happy New Year to you!

  2. Thanks for this Brian as I've just discovered The Box from the reviews, great band!