Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 25 - November 7, 1984

Smash Hits, October 25, 1984

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Centrespread: Duran Duran - The Wild Boys
Back cover: Jon Moss
Interviews: Green; The Young Ones; Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Torch Song; The Art Of Noise; Julian Lennon; Iron Maiden; The Stranglers
Lyrics: Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen; Modern Girl - Meat Loaf; Overground - Siouxsie and the Banshees; Listen To Your Father - Feargal Sharkey; Golden Days - Bucks Fizz; Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) - Billy Ocean; The Wild Boys - Duran Duran; Helpless - Tracey Ullman; Warning Sign - Nick Heyward; Too Late For Goodbyes - Julian Lennon; Penny Lover - Lionel Richie; Gotta Get You Home Tonight - Eugene Wild; Pulling Punches - David Sylvian; The Wanderer - Status Quo; Back In My Arms - Hazell Dean; I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
Personal File: Kim Wilde  
Bitz: "Street Sounds 11", SOS Band, Rose Royce, Mtume; Farmer's Boys, "Phew Wow"; Serious Drinking, "They May Be Drinkers Robin But They're Also Human Beings"; Karaoke; ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, "There ain't no polar bears in Texas but then a cactus ain't a fish"; "Valley Girl", The Clash, Psychedelic Furs, Culture Club, Men At Work, Bananarama, Plimsouls; "The Rap Attack", David Toop, "Pop Styles", Ted Polheimus, Lynn Procter, "Signed, Sealed And Delivered", Sue Steward, Sheryl Garratt; "Starzone", David Bowi fanzine, Earl Slick, Mick Ronson; Duran Duran, "Dancing On The Valentine"; David Sylvian, "Pulling Punches", "Instant Pictures", "David Sylvian - His Life And Art"; Sheffield Wednesday, "We Are The Owls", Thompson Twins; Lords Of The New Church, "Brian James, Stiv Bators, "The Method Of Our Madness"; David Essex, "This One's For You"; Andy Partridge, Agony Uncle, Janice Long, "All You Pretty Girls", "That's This World Over"; Bruce Springsteen's bum; Nick Heyward, "Warning Sign"; UB40, DEP International, Mikey Dread, Echo Bass, Winston Reedy; Culture Club, "Waking Up With The House On Fire"; Elvis Costello tours, T-Bone Burnette; Visage, "Beat Boy"; "Concert - The Cure Live", "Curiosity - The Cure Anomalies 1977-1984"; Swans Way, "The Fugitive Kind"; John "Jellybean" Benitez, "Wotupski?!"; Imagination, "Gold"; Morrissey, Smiths, "A Hatful Of Hollow"; Modern Romance, "Move On", "Burn It"; John Waite, The Babys, "Missing You"; Culture Club, Ruby Turner, Mo Birch; Duran Duran, "Arena", John Taylor; Blancmange, "Hello, Good Evening…", Mike Mansfield; Bananarama; Gary Numan, "Berserker", Ho Ho Kam, "King", Larry Loeber, "Shivers Up My Spine"
Single reviews (Morrissey): The Wild Boys - Duran Duran; Back In My Arms - Hazell Dean; Warning Sign - Nick Heyward; Keep On Keepin' On - The Redskins; Prisoner Of Love - Miami Sound Machine; Mercy Dash (Ready For This) - Shriekback; Move On - Modern Romance; The Wanderer - Status Quo; Penny Lover - Lionel Richie; This World Over - XTC; Golden Days - Bucks Fizz; Helpless - Tracey Ullman; Heartbeat - Psychedelic Furs; Pulling Punches - David Sylvian; Love's Great Adventure - Ultravox; The Chant Has Just Begun - Level 42; All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper; Rattlesnakes - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions; When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout; Forgive Me Girl - Force M.D.'s; Hypnotize - Scritti Politti; Forever Young - Alphaville; The Thorn - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Album reviews (Claire Sheaff / Tom Hibbert / Mark Ellen / Dave Rimmer / Lisa Anthony / Ian Cranna): Steps In Time - King; Two Steps From The Move - Hanoi Rocks; Shout - Devo; Valotte - Julian Lennon; We Are Frank Chickens - Frank Chickens; The Age Of Consent - Bronski Beat; Dream Street - Janet Jackson; I've Got The Cure - Stephanie Mills; Backtrackin' - Jolly & Swain; Alf - Alison Moyet; Beat Boy - Visage
Nights Out: The Style Council; Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force

1 comment:

  1. A breathtaking add for the 1st release in the U.K. of A-Ha's single "Take On Me" on page 64. Wow.