Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 3 - 16, 1985

Smash Hits, January 3, 1985

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Wham!
Centrespread: Madonna
Back cover: Morrissey
Interviews: Ian McCulloch; Alannah Currie; Wham!; Gary Glitter
Lyrics: Julia - Eurythmics; Shout - Tears For Fears; Step Off (Part 1) - Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five; And That's No Lie - Heaven 17; Resurrection Joe - The Cult; Sharp-Dressed Man - ZZ Top; I Hear Talk - Bucks Fizz; Valotte - Julian Lennon; I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Bitz: Europe A Go-Go: The Tube, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Hanoi Rocks, Golden Earring, UB40; Time Zone, "World Destruction", Afrika Bambaataa, John Lydon; Smash Hits - Australia: Ian Birch, David Bostock, Duran Duran, Electric Pandas, Jimmy Barnes, Australian Crawl, Flaming Hands, Venetians, Brian Mannix, Uncanny X-Men; Madonna; The Kinks: "Kovers", "Kollectable", "Greatest Hits"; The Armoury Show, "We Can Be Brave Again"; Paul Gambaccini, "The Other Side Of The Tracks"; "The Special AKA On Film"; Blazing Saddles, "Free George Jackson"; Terry Hall, The Colour Field, "Thinking Of You", Katrina Phillips; Ruby Turner, Culture Club; The Stranglers; "Dune", Sting, Kyle MacLahlan; Nurse With Wound, "Brained By Falling Masonry", Stu P. Didiot, Heza Sheza; Billy Ocean, "Lover Boy"; Laurie Anderson, "United States Live"; Kirsty MacColl, "A New England"; Stephen Duffy, Freeman, Dr Calculus, "Programme 7", "Kiss Me"; Alvin Stardust; Tina Turner; Heaven 17, "And That's No Lie"; Shalamar; King, "Love And Pride"; Chaka Khan; "The Biz", Spectrum 48k, Chris Sievey; Dionne Warwick, "Without Your Love", "It's Love", Barry Manilow; Sheryl Lee Ralph, "In The Evening"
Nights Out: Cocteau Twins; Howard Jones; UB40
Other: Pop stars' answering machine messages; Smash Hits most embarrassing singles reviews


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