Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 2 - 15, 1984

Smash Hits, August 02, 1984

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Simon Le Bon
Centrespread: Spandau Ballet
Back cover: Prince & The Revolution
Interviews: Thompson Twins; Simon Le Bon; Divine; Culture Club; Shannon; Status Quo; George Michael
Lyrics: Two Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden; Like To Get To Know You Well - Howard Jones; Agadoo - Black Lace; Nervous Shakedown - AC/DC; On The Wings Of Love - Jeffrey Osborne; Ink In The Well - David Sylvian; Tossing And Turning - Windjammer; 99 1/2; Caroll Lynn Townes; Self Control - Laura Branigan; Closest Thing To Heaven - Kane Gang ; Love Songs Are Back Again - Band Of Gold; Ease On Down The Road - Diana Ross / Michael Jackson; Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) - Hazell Dean; Hand On My Heart - Shriekback
Start: personal file - Stephen Luscombe 
Bitz: "Fanclubs" book; Tracey Ullman, Ade Edmondson, "Sunglasses"; Windjammer, "Tossing And Turning"; Colt And Colby, "Save Your Love", Renee & Renato; Zeke Manyika, Dr Love; Tears For Fears, "Mother's Talk"; "Summertime"; Everything But The Girl; Dali's Car: Mick Karn, Pete Murphy; Herbie Hancock, "Hardrock", "Sound System", Bill Laswell, Michael Beinhorn, Material; "You Must Remember This…", Mark White; Person To Person, David Palmer, "High Time", The System; Captain Sensible; Hula Hoops: Chico Johnson, Betty Sprake from Merseyside; Duran Duran: "The Book Of Words", "Dancing On The Valentine", "The Wild Boys", Nile Rodgers, "Interference"; Street Sounds, "Crucial Electro Two", Afrika Bambaataa, Jonzun Crew, Shannon; Paul Weller, fanzines; Phil Pickett, Culture Club, "Destiny", ITV Olympics coverage, Jon Moss, Helen Terry, Therese Bazaar, Sailor; King Kurt, "Banana Banana"; Prince; Record Shack, Earlene Bentley, "Caught In The Act", Sylvester, "Menenergy"; The Armoury Show, "Castles In Spain"; Boy George; Queen, "It's A Hard Life"; Change, "You Are My Melody"; Howard Jones, "Like To Get To Know You Well"; Spandau Ballet, "I'll Fly For You"; Hammersmith Riverside Studios, Factory Records, Section 25, Quando Quango, Durutti Column, Jazz Defectors, New Order; Paul Young
Single reviews (Tom Hibbert): Monkeys On Juice - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry; Banana Banana - King Kurt; Now Is Here - Clannad; Destiny - Phil Pickett; Like To Get To Know You Well - Howard Jones; Whose Side Are You On? - Matt Bianco; Breakaway - Spider; Some Guys Have All The Luck - Rod Stewart; Pale Blue Eyes - Paul Quinn and Edywn Collins; In The Country - The Farmers' Boys; It's A Man's Man's Man's World - Residents; It's A Hard Life - Queen; It Can Happen - Yes; There Are More Snakes Than Ladders - Captain Sensible; Anywhere With You - Rubber Rodeo; All The Way Up - Belle and the Devotions; There In Your Eyes - Chas And Dave; Hardrock - Herbie Hancock; The Kiss - Joolz; Boogie Then Cry - Mystery Girls; Your Wife Is Cheatin' On Us - Richard 'Dimples' Fields; Hong Kong Swing - Cruella De Ville; Smooth Operator - Sade; Blue Canary - Frank Chickens;
Album reviews (Ian Birch / Lisa Anthony / Ian Cranna / Josephine Hocking / Julie Burns / Dave Rimmer / Fred Dellar / Vici MacDonald / Linda Duff): Electric Dreams - Various Artists; A Word To The Wise Guy - The Mighty Wah!; Tocsin - Xmal Deutschland; Jam Science - Shriekback; Faith - H20; George And James - Residents; Long Gone Dead - Rank And File; Ice Cream Castle - The Time; Intolerance - Tik & Tok; Condition Critical - Quite Riot; Conflicting Emotions - Split Enz
Other: Look At The State Of This Lot!

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