Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 16 - 29, 1984

Smash Hits, August 16, 1984

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Howard Jones
Centrespread: The Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing
Back cover: The Bluebells
Interviews: Hazell Dean; Depeche Mode; M+M; Heaven 17; Tears For Fears; Howard Jones;
Lyrics: Mothers Talk - Tears For Fears; I Need You - Pointer Sisters; I'll Fly For You - Spandau Ballet; Dr Beat - Miami Sound Machine; We Rock - Dio; Black Stations / White Stations - M+M; Just The Way You Like It - S.O.S. Band; Smooth Operator - Sade; William It Was Really Nothing - Smiths; Girl You're So Together - Michael Jackson; Are You Ready - Break Machine; Passengers - Elton John; Forest Fire - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Personal File: Ozzy Osbourne
Bitz: Street Sounds clothes; Helen Terry, Joe Sample, Crusaders; Style Council, "Far East & Far Out"; King Kurt; Steve Strange, Steve and Gary Barnacle, Andy Barnett, "Love Glove"; Howard Jones; Philip Sallon, Bromley Contingent, The Mud Men, "Summer Dream", Status Quo; Sheila Chandra, "Quiet!"; Divine on Top Of The Pops; Motown compilations: "Motown Girl Groups", "Motown Male Groups", "Motown Dance", "Motown Love Songs", "Motown Solo Stars", "This Is Motown"; Zarjazz, Madness, Feargal Sharkey; Aztec Camera, "All I Need Is Everything"; British Rail, "Top Of The Pops"; "The Complete Synthesizer Handbook"; "Roll Over Beethoven", Nigel Planer, Graf Spee, Liza Goddard; The Kane Gang, Prefab Sprout, Hostages, "Going Up In The World"; Paula Yates, Fifi-Trixiebelle, Jools Holland, "The Tube"; "On The Road", Peter Powell, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Thompson Twins, Tom Bailey, Paul Rutherford, Brian Nash, Mark O'Toole, Holly Johnson, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway; Kiss; Echo & The Bunnymen, Let's Active (Mitch, Faye, Sara), "Cypress"; Big Country; Southern Death Cult, The Cult, "Sea And Sky", Getting The Fear"; Belle Stars split; Jermaine Jackson; The Senate, Rusty Egan, Kirk Brandon, "The Original Sin"
Single reviews (Lesley White): 25 Years - The Catch; Mr Solitaire - Animal Nightlife; You Are My Melody - Change; The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto; Girl You're So Together - Michael Jackson; 17 - Rick James; She-Bop - Cyndi Lauper; The Only Flame In Town - Elvis Costello and the Attractions; Go West - The Cult; Castles In Spain - The Armoury Show; The Original Sin - The Senate; Taxman - Rockwell; Fire Me Up - Roman Holliday; Somebody - Junior / Sing And Shout - Second Image; Mothers Talk - Tears For Fears; Footsteps At My Door - Helen And The Horns
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Laura Latham / Vici MacDonald / Ian Cranna / Tim de Lisle): Down On The Street - Shakatak; Whose Side Are You On - Matt Bianco; Beating The Retreat - Test Department; Sisters - The Bluebells; Essar - Smokey Robinson
Nights Out: Bronski Beat
Other: Roger Taylor's wedding; "Rebellious Jukebox": Meat Loaf, Jools Holland, Mari Wilson, Godley & Creme, General Public, Dave Wakeling, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, UB40, Feargal Sharkey

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