Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28 - April 10, 1985

Smash Hits, March 28, 1985

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Pete Burns
Centrespread: Simon Le Bon
Back cover: free poster offer
Interviews: Howard Jones; Eurythmics; Bryan Adams; Pete Burns; David Essex
Lyrics: Somebody - Bryan Adams; The Belle Of St Mark - Sheila E; Never Understand - Jesus And Mary Chain; Piece Of The Action - Meat Loaf; Supergran - Billy Connolly; Electric Boogaloo - Ollie & Jerry; Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen; Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood; The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey; Now That We've Found Love - Third World; Hangin' On A String (Contemplating) - Loose Ends
Personal File: Tracey Thorn
Bitz: Madonna; Sal Solo, St. Philip's Church Choir, Foreigner, New Jersey Mass Choir, London Community Gospel Choir, "Music And You"; Pogues, "A Pair Of Brown Eyes", Elvis Costello; Lash Lariat & The Longriders, "Bitter Tears", Shakin' Stevens, Freya Miller; Midge Ure; Tin Tin, Jimi Somerville, Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy, Doctor Calculus, Professor Calculus, Thompson Twins, Grab Grab The Haddock Julian Lennon, Siouxsie, Toy Dolls, REO Speedwagon, Shakin' Stevens; George Michael, Ivor Novello Awards; Tony Wall, Paul King; "Super Gran", Billy Connolly; Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Eagles; April Fool's Day: Hoard Jones, Pat Benatar, Leee John, Michael Jagger, Art Of Noise, Holly Johnson, Sade, Strawberry Switchblade Nik Kershaw; Paul King; Kirsty MacColl, baby James Patrick; JoBoxers, "Is This Really The First Time (You've Been In Love)", "Skin And Bone"; Prince, "Purple Rain"; "The Never Ending Story", Limahl; Redskins, New Order, "The Enemy Within Present The World Today"; Killing Joke, "Kings And Queens", "The Madding Crowd", "Night Time"; David Lee Roth, "California Girls"; The Church; Farmer's Boys, "With These Hands"; Loose Ends, Steve Nichol, Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene
Single reviews (Strawberry Switchblade): You Supply The Roses - Memphis; Moments In Love - Art Of Noise; Baby U Left Me - Marilyn; A Pair Of Brown Eyes - Pogues; Aikea Guinea - Cocteau Twins; That Was Yesterday - Foreigner; Cockney Translation - Smiley Culture; Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Cry - Godley & Creme; Walk Like A Man - Divine; He Stranger - Anne Pigalle; Baby Come Back - Eddy Grant; Kings And Queens - Killing Joke; Be Near Me - ABC; Lover Come Back - Dead Or Alive; Castles In The Air - Colour Field; Famous People - Bill Sharpe; Only The Lonely - Flying Pickets
Album reviews (Lisa Anthony / Simon Braithwaite /Simon Mills / Claire Sheaff / Ian Cranna / Paul Mathur / Kimberley Leston / Chris Heath): The Ups An Downs - Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy; With These Hands - Farmer's Boys; The Secret Of Association - Paul Young; Stella - Yello; Famous People - Bill Sharpe; Burn It! - Modern Romance; The Power Station - The Power Station; Strawberry Switchblade - Strawberry Switchblade; Oattes & Van Shaik - The Limit; Hip Priest And Kamerads - The Fall
Nights Out: Run D.M.C.; Sting
Other: Photo session out-takes; Pop Star's Mums: Gary Numan, Howard Jones, Rick Parfitt, Dave Gahan

1 comment:

  1. Cool! Great to look at these old issues again. Have you thought about turning them into a PDF so a whole issue can be downloaded in one go?