Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 8 - 21, 1984

Smash Hits, November 08, 1984

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Nick Heyward
Centrespread: Paul Young
Back cover: Kim Wilde
Interviews: Nick Heyward interviews Feargal Sharkey; Lenny Henry; Chaka Khan; Duran Duran; Billy Bragg; Dali's Car; Midge Ure
Lyrics: Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top; Never Turn Away - OMD; Aces High - Iron Maiden; Berserker - Gary Numan; The Riddle - Nik Kershaw; If This Is It - Huey Lewis & The News; You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive; Hypnotize - Scritti Politti; All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper; You Might Think - The Cars; Respect Yourself - Kane Gang; I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters; The Chant Has Just Begun - Level 42; The Never-Ending Story - Limahl
Personal File: Gary Numan
Bitz: Adam Ant, Paul Rutherford, Mikey Craig; Sean Ono Lennon, Yoko Ono, "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him"; Billy Idol, "Catch My Fall"; Bananarama, "And That's Not All (Hanging Round His Neck Was A Big Black Bell)"; SPK, "Machine Age Voodoo"; The Cure, Andy Anderson, Vince Ely; Danielle Dax, "Jesus Egg That Wept"; Alvin Stardust, "I Feel Like…Alvin Stardust"; Helen Terry, "Bash Street Kids", Escape fanzine; Eric Watson; Paul Hardcastle, "Eat Your Heart Out"; Wrathchild, "Alrite With The Boyz", Krokus, "Ballroom Blitz"; Tev Aviv, Geoff, Paul, Andy; ABC, Martin Fry, Mark White, Eden, David Yarritu, Alan Best; "Making Trax - The Great Instrumentals", "All Night Long", "The Crown", "Super Freak"; Status Quo, "Again And Again", John Shearlaw, Bob Young; "David Bowie's Serious Moonlight", Denis O'Regan, Chet Flippo; Julian Cope, "Fried"; Sam Peckinpah, Julian Lennon, "Too Late For Goodbyes", "Valotte"; Duran Duran, "The Wild Boys"; Eurythmics, "1984 (For The Live Of Big Brother)"; Meat Loaf, "Modern Girls", "Bad Attitude", Paul McCartney, Arthur Baker, "No More Lonely Nights"; Ray Parker Jr., "(I Still Can't Get Over) Loving You"; Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Wham!, Thompson Twins, Big Country, Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grab Grab The Haddock; Alphaville, "Forever Young"; Nik Kershaw, "The Riddle", "Save The Whale"
Single reviews (Neil Tennant): Rock The Box - Sylvester; The Medal Song - Culture Club; Somebody / Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode; You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive; Since Yesterday - Strawberry Switchblade; How To Be A Millionaire - ABC; Close (To The Edit) - The Art Of Noise; Send My Heart - The Adventures; The Riddle - Nik Kershaw; The Boys From The County Hell - Pogues; Cool It Now - New Edition / Lets Go To The Moon - Musical Youth; Stay - Blue Nile; Never Turn Away - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; Sexcrime (nineteen eighty-four) - Eurythmics; Half A Minute - Matt Bianco; Watching You - Shakatak; Berserker - Gary Numan; Welcome (Mutiny) - David Essex; I, Bloodbrother Be - Shockheaded Peters; Black Leather - Miquel Brown
Album reviews (Mark Ellen / Ian Cranna / Vici MacDonald / Tom Hibbert / Linda Duff): Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Bad Attitude - Meat Loaf; Make It Big - Wham!; Waking Up With The House On Fire - Culture Club; Treasure - Cocteau Twins; Give My Regards To Broad Street - Paul McCartney
Nights Out: Bad Taste

1 comment:

  1. Great read - it's pretty clear Neil Tennant wasn't thrilled were the musical trends were going at that moment. Big swings and misses on negative reviews for Dead or Alive, ABC, Art of Noise, Eurythmics, New Edition singles and postive reviews for Sylvester and Blue Nile.