Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17 - March 2, 1983

Smash Hits, February 17, 1983

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Cover: OMD
Centrespread: Spandau Ballet
Back cover: free badge offer
Interviews: Orchestral Manoeuvres; Thompson Twins; China Crisis
Lyrics: Never Gonna Give You Up - Musical Youth; Genetic Engineering - Orchestral Manoeuvres; Love On Your Side - Thompson Twins; The Harder They Come - Rockers Revenge; The Chinese Way - Level 42; Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar; Soweto - Malcolm McLaren; Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) - Madness; Africa - Toto; Tunnel Of Love - Fun Boy Three; Nature Boy - Central Line; I've Got Mine - UB40; Hey Little Girl - Icehouse
Start: personal file - Linton Beckles; Spandau Ballet, Steve Norman, John Conteh; Toyah, Sharon Dean, Mini Pops; British Rock and Pop Awards: Bev Hillier, Boy George, Belle Stars, Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Geoff Deane, Dave Lee Travis, Mark Fox, Chris Quentin; JoBoxers: Dave Collard, Dig Wayne, Robert Marche, Sean McLusky, Chris Bostock
Bitz: Belle Stars in Japan; James T. Pursey, "Revenge Is Not The Password"; David Bowie signs with EMI, "Yellowbeard"; OMD tour; "No Problem", The Powell Family, Janet Kay, Aswad, John Collins; Eurythmics tour, Clem Burke, Mickey Gallagher, Eddi Reader; Pete Shelley, Martin Rushent, "Telephone Operator"; all time top ten - Fish; Laurie Anderson, United States, ICA; The Creatures, Siouxsie, Budgie, Hawaii, "Feast"; Pink Floyd, "The Final Cut: A Requiem For The Post War Dream"; "Street Sounds": Gwen McCrae, Whodini, Montana Sextet, Nairobi, First Light, Rocket, Sunfire, Mellee Mel & Duke Bootee; Human League video single, "Mirror Man", "Love Action", "Don't You Want Me"; Duran Duran; Kraftwerk, "Techno Pop"; The Style Council, Paul Weller, Mick Talbot; UK acts in US charts: Clash, Phil Collins, Adam Ant, Musican Youth, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Flock Of Seagulls, Joe Jackson, Dexys, ABC, Thompson Twins; Toto
Single reviews (): Boxer Beat - Joboxers; Genetic Engineering - Orchestral Manoeuvres; Perfect - The The; Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler; Waves - Blancmange; Joli Fille d'Alger - Lala; Dizzy Dreamers - Honey Bane; Once Bitten - Annabel Lamb; Downhearted - Australian Crawl; Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This - Eurythmics / Cashflow - Leisure Process / The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats; I Want Out - Matchbox (featuring Kirsty MacColl); Suffering In The Land - Gene October; Passion Killer - One The Juggler; Mexican Radio - Wall Of Voodoo; Anna Letmein Letmeout - Trio; Rip It Up - Orange Juice; Hit The 'O' Deck - Pigbag; Never Too Much - Luther Vandross; Tomorrow's Just Another Day - Madness; Flesh And Blood - Allez Allez
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Mark Ellen / Jim Shelley / Peter James / Peter Stockton / Josephine Hocking / Bev Hillier / Peter Silverton / David Bostock / Ian Birch): Once Bitten - Annabel Lamb; Showpeople - Mari Wilson; Lend An Ear - Pigbag; Dancing In Heaven - Walter Steding; Guilty - The Vibrators; Enflame - The Passage; Be With Me - Billy Griffin; Bedroom Album - Jah Wobble; Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson; Beatitude - Ric Ocasek; Sons Of Beaches - Australian Crawl; Battle Hymns For Children Singing - Haysi Fantayzee; Live - UB40; All In A Night's Work - KC & The Sunshine Band; Mathilde Santing - Mathilde Santing; White Heat - Dusty Springfield
Nights Out: The Stranglers; A Certain Ratio
Other: portable gadget reviews: Bananarama, Lee Dury, Mick Mullins, Annie Lennox, Wham!, Gary Tibbs

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February 3 - 16, 1983

Smash Hits, February 3, 1983

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Cover: Kajagoogoo
Centrespread: Tears For Fears - Change
Back cover: The Stranglers
Interviews: Kajagoogoo; Aztec Camera; Southern Death Cult; Sharon Redd; Echo & The Bunnymen
Lyrics: Sign Of The Times - Belle Stars; Too Shy - Kajagoogoo; 1999 - Prince; Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Indeep; Oblivious - Aztec Camera; Communication - Spandau Ballet; Get The Balance Right - Depeche Mode; Christian - China Crisis; Change - Tears For Fears; Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes; Gasoline Alley - Elkie Brooks; I'm Not In Love - 10 C.C.; Shiny Shiny - Haysi Fantayzee
Start: personal file - Miranda Joyce; Eurythmics in a field with some cows; Captain Sensible, Animus, Artists For Animals, "Blood On The Ice"; Chevalier Brothers, Skiddilybop; Pigbag: Angela Jaeger, Simon Underwood, Kosi, Chris Lea, Ollie Moore, James Johnston, Oscar Verden, Brian Neville, "Hit The 'O' Deck", "Lend An Ear"; Orange Juice, "Rip It Up"; Def Leppard: Phil Collen, Jo Elliot, Rick Allen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage
Bitz: "Last Linx"; Patti Smith, "Because The Night"; Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, baby boy Robert; David Hepworth's daughter, Clare; Cindy And The Saffrons, Joanne Whalley, Anne Dudley; Soft Cell; Laura Brannigan, "Gloria", Umberto Tozzi, Jonathan King, Octopussy, Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope; Mick Karn, Ballet Rambert, Richard Barbieri; New Order, "Power, Corruption And Lies"; Heaven 17; Haircut One Hundred split up; Bruce Foxton signs with Polydor; Rick Buckler; Culture Club; Iron Maiden, Nicko McBrain; Thin Lizzy split, John Sykes; Indeep: Mike Cleveland, Rose Marie Ramsey, Reggi Maglorie; all time top ten - Alf
Single reviews (Fred Dellar): The Harder They Come - Rockers Revenge / Love Is All - Jimmy Cliff; Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger; You Are - Lionel Richie; New Frontier - Donald Fagen; The Tunnel Of Love - Fun Boy Three; Love Makes You Crazy - Mike Batt / Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar; Love's A Lonely Place To Be - Virginia Astley; I Knew You When - Linda Ronstadt; For Whom The Bell Tolls - Fad Gadget; Johnny Remember Me - The Meteors; Gi's A Job - Yosser's Gang; Hang On To Your Heart - Bardo; Billie Jean - Michael Jackson / Come Give Your Love To Me - Janet Jackson; Get The Balance Right - Depeche Mode; My Kind Of Lady - Supertramp; Stop In The Name Of Love - Barbara Dickson; Loved One's An Angel - Blue Zoo; Lagartija Nick - Bauhaus; Communication - Spandau Ballet; Cath - The Bluebells
Album reviews (Bev Hillier / David Hepworth / Neil Tennant / Kimberley Leston / Ian Birch): Tough - Kurtis Blow; Channel One / Well Charge - Various Artists (Tamlins, Mighty Diamonds); Stonekillers - Prince Charles and the City Beat Band; Attack! - The Revillos!; Powerhouse - Earth Wind & Fire; Waiting - Fun Boy Three; The Belle Stars - The Belle Stars
Nights Out: The Mud Club; Yakety-Yak!
Other: Australian bands: Cold Chisel, Little Heroes, Icehouse