Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22 - June 4, 1985

Smash Hits, May 22, 1985

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Style Council
Centrespread: Go West
Back cover: The Untouchables
Interviews: Style Council; Stephen 'Tintin' Duffy; Katrina and the Waves; OMD; Loose Ends; Wham! in China
Lyrics: Crazy For You - Madonna; So In Love - OMD; A View To A Kill - Duran Duran; King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up) - China Crisis; The Word Girl - Scritti Politti; Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves; All Fall Down - Five Star; Magic Touch - Loose Ends; Kayleigh - Marillion; Frankie - Sister Sledge; Here We Go - Everton
Personal File: Toyah  
Bitz: London Zoo animal adoption: Siouxsie and Budgie (Gregory the Peccary), Limahl (Fairy Bluebird), Mike Oldfield (Cheetah), Leo Sayer (30 Nile Rats), Paul Young (Fruit Bat); Bumbites, Andy Burchell, "Bottoms Up"; Sting, "The Dream Of The Blue Turtle"; "The Best Of Smash Hits"; Jesse Rae, "Over The Sea"; Chaka Khan, "This Is My Night"; Hybrid label: Flesh for Lulu, Lime Spiders, Beasts Of Bourbon, Spikes, Vandals, Guadancanal Diary; Power Station tabasco sauce; Roaring Boys, "House Of Stone", Vicious Pink, "CCCan't You See"; Zany Tuum Tumb "Value Of Entertainment", Art Of Noise, Propaganda, Anne Pigalle, Instinct, Andrew Poppy; Bronski Beat, "The First Chapter"; Lone Justice, "Ways To Be Wicked", Los Lobos, Jason And The Scorchers, Long Ryders, Rank And FIle; Five Star: Stedman, Delroy, Doris, Lorraine, Denise; China Crisis, "Showbiz Absurd"; Bryan Ferry, "Boys And Girls"; Green, Scritti Politti; British Telecom, AORTA (Africa and Overseas Relief Trust); David Bowie, Starzone fanzine; Mark Ellen resigns; Steve Bush new editor; Thereza Bazar, "The Big Kiss", Arif Mardin, "Gotcha"
Single reviews (Simon O'Brien): Crazy For You - Madonna; Angel - Everything But The Girl; Wallflower - Monochrome Set; Paisley Park - Prince; Prison - Tom Robinson; Modern Romance - Francis Rossi & Bernard Frost; Who Knows What Love Is - Strawberry Switchblade; Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey; All The Daughters (Of Her Father's House) - Icicle Works; Frankie - Sister Sledge; Laura - Nick Heyward; Girls Love The Way He Spins - Grandmaster Flash; Sexy Girl - Glenn Frey; Ball Of Confusion - Love And Rockets; Sanctified Lady - Marvin Gaye; Too Much Time - Boothill Foot Tappers; You Trip Me Up - Jesus And Mary Chain; King In A Catholic Style - China Crisis; So In Love - O.M.D.; The Big Kiss - Theresa Bazar; Dynamite - Jermaine Jackson; Widow's Tears - Rebecca Storm; Nemesis - Shriekback; Loving The Alien - David Bowie; Lady Don't Mind - Talking Heads
Album reviews (Tom Hibbert / Maureen Rice / Neil Tennant / Paul Mathur / Simon Mills / Lisa Anthony / Ian Cranna / Chris Heath / Mark Ellen / Linda Duff): Romance - David Cassidy; We Are The World - USA For Africa; Low-life - New Order; Radio M.U.S.I.C. Man - Womack & Womack; Rhythm Of The Night - DeBarge; Our Favourite Shop - Style Council; Reggae Greats - The DJs; Reggae Greats - Toots & The Maytals; Reggae Greats - Linton Kwesi Johnson; Mystery - Rah Band; Tao - Rick Springfield; Youthquake - Dead Or Alive; Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
Nights Out: Hammersmith Palais All Dayer: Cool Notes, Smiley Culture, Bionic Rhona, Pato, Asher Senator, Five Star, Steve Walsh
Other: The Vietnam War

1 comment:

  1. 3 thoughts:
    *Love Loose Ends (even still)
    *Singles reviewer was dead on right about Love and Rockets
    *Fascinating the way the Brits look down on Mexican Culture ("mumbo jumbo" in the OMD article - the dearly departed Top Gear).