Sunday, November 29, 2009

November 29 - December 12, 1979

Smash Hits, November 29, 1979

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Cover: Madness
Centrespread: Lene Lovich
Back cover: Elvis Costello
Interviews: Marianne Faithfull; Suzi Quatro; Madness
Lyrics: Last Train To London - Electric Light Orchestra; Walking On The Moon - The Police; Fall Out - The Police; Rockabilly Rebel - Matchbox; A Night A Daddy Gee's - Showaddywaddy; The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan - Marianne Faithfull; Let Your Heart Dance - Secret Affair; It's A Disco Night - Isley Brothers; My Feet Keep Dancing - Chic; I Only Wanna Be With You - The Tourists; Working For The Yankee Dollar - The Skids; David Watts - The Jam; Que Sera Mi Vida - The Gibson Brothers; Monkey Chop - Dan-I; Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
Bitz: Blondie tour; Mike Oldfield, "Platinum", The Clash; Brinsley Schwarz, Bob Andrews, Ian Gomm; The Police, Henry Padovani; Gary Glitter; Matchbox; The Beat; Elvis Presley; Martin Bradley; Marvin Gaye; Boomtown Rats, Lene Lovich, Undertones; Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Holland; Herb Alpert; Sex Beatles, Jimmy Santana, Jordi, Hamish; The Police, Eberhard Schoener; Dan-I; all-time top ten: Ian Page; Sex Pistols, John Varnom; Fleetwood Mac, Hollywood Boulevard; The Mekons; Mean Street Dealers; Four Be Two, Jock McDonald, Bill Stewart, Billy Idol, Paul Cook, Tony James, Mike James, Jimmy Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Young, Gerry O'Donnell, Ricky Jobson, Phil Lynott
Single reviews (David Hepworth): Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure; Crawling From The Wreckage - Dave Edmunds; Baby Let's Play House - Rachel Sweet; Walking On The Moon - Police; It's Different For Girls - Joe Jackson; Don't Bring Harry - Stranglers; Christmas Day - Squeeze; I'm Not A Fool - Cockney Rejects; She's Not There - UK Subs; Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney; An Englishman In New York - Godley And Creme; Manny Moe And Jack - Dickies; Such A Night - Racey; Hunted - Passions; Teenage Lightning - Doll By Doll; Don't Give It To Me Now - Merton Parkas; Planet Claire - B-52's; Moonlight And Muzak - M; Nightbus - Playboys; God Bless Whoever Made You - Jona Lewie
Album reviews (Red Starr): Music Man - Revanche; Royal Rappin's - Millie Jackson and Issac Hayes; Dawn Of The Dickies - Dickies; Jellied Eels To Record Deals - Buzzards; Matchbox - Matchbox; Suzi...And Other Four Letter Words - Suzi Quatro; And I Mean It - Genya Ravan; Sometimes You Win - Dr. Hook; Setting Sons - The Jam

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November 15 - 28, 1979

Smash Hits, November 15 - 28, 1979

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Cover: Gary Numan
Centrespread: Public Image Ltd., John Lydon
Back cover: The Selecter
Interviews: Gary Numan; Undertones; Chic
Lyrics: A Message To You Rudy / Nite Klub - Specials; Diamond Smiles - Boomtown Rats; Complex - Gary Numan; Spooky - Atlanta Rhythm Section; Tryouts For The Human Race - Sparks; Still - Commodore; Ladies' Knight - Kool & The Gang; Knocked It Off - B. A. Robertson; Hot Shot - Cliff Richard; Never 'Ad Nothin' - Angelic Upstarts; Denis - Blondie; Gonna Get Along Without You Now - Viola Wills; Tusk - Fleetwood Mac; When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman - Dr. Hook
Bitz: Siouxsie; Undertones; Little GTO, New York Blondes; Paul McCartney "the most successful composer of all time"; Fleetwood Mac; Jimmy Pursey; Adverts split up; Gang Of Four; John Cooper-Clarke, Lenny Siberia; Police "Fall Out", Squeeze "Packet Of Three"; UK Subs, Paul Slack; Atlanta Rhythm Section, J.R. Cobb, Dean Daughtry; Lene Lovich, Les Chappell; Thin Lizzy, Dave Flett, Midge Ure; Mike Oldfield, Chairman Hua; The Cross, Phil Daniels, Peter Hugo-Daly, Barry Neill, John McWilliams; Lori And The Chameleons, Lori Lartey, Bill Drummond, David Balfe; Kevin Godley, Lol Creme; Skids, Alastair Moore; Steve Jones, Ten Pole Tudor, Sting, Duggie Campbell; Radio Actors, Sting, Steve Hillage, Nik Turner; Queen; all time top ten: The Undertones
Single reviews (David Hepworth): Diamond Smiles - Boomtown Rats; The Walk - Inmates; Made In Germany - Michael O'Brien; One Of The Lads - Four Be Two; Brass In Pocket - Pretenders; Young 'N' Russian; Time Goes By So Slow - Distractions; You Ready Now - Slaughter And The Dogs; Sonny's Lettah - Linton Kwesi Johnson; Tar - Visage; Cleveland Rocks - Ian Hunter; 6060-842 - B-52's; Betcha Can't Love Me Just Once - Raydio; Lucy Jordan - Marianne Faithfull
Album reviews (Red Starr): I Have A Right - Gloria Gaynor; Rise - Herb Alpert; Secret Life Of Plants - Stevie Wonder; One Step Beyond - Madness; Reality Effect - Tourists; The Headboys - Headboys; Present Tense - The Shoes; Broken English - Marianne Faithfull

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 1 - 14, 1979

Smash Hits, November 1, 1979
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Cover: Skids
Centrespread: The Police
Back cover: Sparks
Interviews: The Skids; Status Quo; XTC
Bitz: Grace Jones; The Vapors; Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand; Charlie Daniels Band; Visage; Nicky Tesco's Top Ten
Lyrics: My Forbidden Lover - Chic; Memories - Public Image Limited; The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle - Sex Pistols; Nuclear Device - Stranglers; The Eton Rifles - The Jam; Sarah - Thin Lizzy; Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) - Abba; On My Radio - Selector; Down In The Park - Tubeway Army; The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band; Typical Girls - Slits; So Much Trouble - Bob Marley
Single reviews: One Step Beyond - Madness; The Eton Rifles - The Jam; I'm A Cult Hero - Cult Hero; California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys; Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
Album reviews (Red Starr): The Fine Art Of Surfacing - Boomtown Rats; Whatever You Want - Status Quo; Tusk - Fleetwood Mac; The Specials - The Specials