Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 31 - June 13, 1979

Smash Hits, May 31 - June 13, 1979

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Cover: Debbie Harry
Centrespread: David Bowie
Back cover: Lene Lovich
Interviews: The Undertones; Earth WInd & Fire
Lyrics: The Number One Song In Heaven - Sparks; Life Begins At The Hop - XTC; Shine A Little Love - Electric Light Orchestra; Capital Radio / I Fought The Law - Clash; Stop Breaking My Heart - Inner Circle; Parisienne Walkways - Gary Moore; Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind & Fire; Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead; Everybody Get Dancin' - Bombers; Paradise Skies - Max Webster; Evening Star - Judas Priest; Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Ramones; Mindless Boogie - Hot Chocolate; How Could This Go Wrong - Exile; Dance Away - Roxy Music
Bitz: Blondie, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein; Wind In The Willows; Mod Revival, Jam, Chords, Specials; Gary Numan, Dummy, Lee Cooper; Gary Moore, The Shadows; Johnnie Wilder, Heatwave; Sparks, Ron Mael, Russell Mael; Captain Sensible; Ian Dury and the Blockheads;
Single reviews (Cliff White): Ring My Bell - Anita Ward; Gertcha - Chas & Dave; Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds; Gotta Getaway - Stiff Little Fingers; I'm Hanging Around - Leyton Buzzards; Cracking Up - Nick Lowe; Once In A While - Five Sapphires; One More Time - Joe Jackson; Straight From The Heart - Tavares; Out In The Dark +3 - Lurkers; Masquerade +3 - Skids; Discovering Japan / Local Girls - Graham Parker & the Rumour; Life Begins At The Hop - XTC; Are 'Friends' Electric - Tubeway Army; Wake Up +3 - Essential Logic
Album reviews (Red Starr): Dance Lady Dance - Crown Heights Affair; Amii Stewart - Amii Stewart; Voulez Vous - Abba; Mission Accomplished But The Beat Goes On - Rezillos; The Undertones - The Undertones; Rockin' Mother - Mac Curtis; Grab It For A Second - Golden Earring; Lodger - David Bowie; Do It Yourself - Ian Dury

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May 17 - 31, 1979

Smash Hits, May 17 - 31, 1979

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Cover: David Bowie
Centrespread: Wings
Back cover: The Police
Interviews: Sex Pistols
Lyrics: Say When - Lene Lovich; Boys Keep Swinging - David Bowie; Roxanne - Police; Jimmy Jimmy - Undertones; Nice Legs Shame About The Face - Monks; Long Live Rock - The Who; Are You Ready For Love - Elton John; As Long As The Price Is Right - Dr. Feelgood; Saturday Night - T. Connection; Hot Stuff - Donna Summer; Prime Time - Tubes; The Runaway - Elkie Brooks; Only You - Child; Love Song - Damned
Bitz: The Police; Mike Oldfield; Angelic Upstarts, Mensi, Mond, Keith Warrington, Steve Forsten; Dickies, Stan Lee, Chuck Wagon, Billy Club, Bonita Butter, Leonard Phillips; Wizzard, Roy Wood; The Prats, Greg Maguire, Paul McLaughlin, Tom Robinson, Dave Maguire, Earcom, Blank Students, Graph, The Flowers; The Monks, Richard Hudson, John Ford, Terry Cassidy, Steve Barnacle; Steve Jones, Paul Cook; Buzzcocks; Stiff Little Fingers; Ian Dury; ELO
Single reviews (Cliff White): Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead; Living On The Frontline - Eddy Grant; Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind & Fire with The Emotions; Accidents Will Happen - Elvis Costello; The Cost Of Living - Clash; Frederick - Patti Smith Group; Emotional Traffic - The Rumour; Girl's In Action - Invaders; Sunday Girl - Blondie; Don't Let Go - Jerry Lee Lewis; H.A.P.P.Y. Radio - Edwin Starr; Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Album reviews (Red Starr): Go West - Village People; Brite Lites / Big City - Fatback Band; Beefy Rockabilly - Sleepy LaBeef; Live At The Witch Trials - The Fall; Remember - Doll By Doll; Remote Control - The Tubes; Life In A Day - Simple Minds

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May 3 - 16, 1979

Smash Hits, May 3 - 16, 1979

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Cover: Billy Idol
Centrespread: Village People
Back cover: Squeeze
Interviews: Jean Jacques Burnel; Racey
Lyrics: Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart; Hooray Hooray It's A Holi-Holiday - Boney M; Does Your Mother Know - Abba; Pop Muzik - M; Blondes Have More Fun / The Best Days Of My Life - Rod Stewart; I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts; Love Ballad - George Benson; The Adventures Of The Love Crusader - Sarah Brightman; One Way Ticket - Eruption; Swingin' - Light Of The World; Hallelujah - Milk And Honey; Feel The Need - Leif Garret; A Girl Like You - John Travolta; Remember When - Showaddywaddy
Bitz: Billy Idol; Amii Stewart; Roxy Music; Rock Against Racism; Blondie; Clash; Jimmy Pursey and his gran; David Bowie, Lou Reed fight; M, Robin Scott; The Damned, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Alasdair Ward, Rat Scabies
Single reviews (Cliff White): Say When - Lene Lovich; Boys Keep Swinging - David Bowie; Long Live Rock - The Who; Jimmy Jimmy - Undertones; Out There In The Night - Only Ones; The Lost Sheep - Adrian Munsey; Banana Splits - Dickies; How Could This Go Wrong - Exile; Rubber Biscuit - The Chips; I Found Love - Barry White; Dancin' Fool - Frank Zappa; Does Your Mother Know? - Abba
Album reviews (Red Starr): Take Me Home - Cher; We Are Family - Sister Sledge; Second Hand Daylight - Magazine; Back In Your Life - Jonathan Richman; Fool's Party - Blue; Head First - The Babys; Manifesto - Roxy Music; Music For Airports - Brian Eno
Other: Gimmicks