Sunday, December 27, 2009

December 27, 1979 - January 9, 1980

Smash Hits, December 27, 1979

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Cover: Blondie
Centrespread: Blondie
Back cover: Billy Idol
Interviews: Sex Pistols; Blondie; Kenny Everett;
Lyrics: Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush; Mary Of The Fourth Form - Boomtown Rats; SOS - Abba; So Lonely - Police; Mr Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra; My Generation - The Who; God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols; Presence Dear - Blondie; Mars Bars - Undertones; Take Me I'm Yours - Squeeze; Sweet Gene Vincent - Ian Dury & The Blockheads; Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees; Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King; Bombers - Tubeway Army; Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Bitz: Simple Minds, "Le Morte En Direct", "Death Watch"; Siouxsie And The Banshees, Budgie; George Jones; Rod Temperton, Johnnie Wilder; Revillo; "Born To Run", Dave Marsh, "Keith Richards", Barbara Charone; Peter Gabriel; all-time top ten: Paul Weller; Phil Lynott, "Solo In Soho", Rainbow; Tourists; Blondie; "The Biggest Disco In The World", Charlie Daniels Band; Storm, Bebe Buell; Public Image Ltd., Martin Atkins; Ramones
Single reviews (David Hepworth):
Album reviews (Red Starr):
Other features (John Hodgson): Teeside: Blitzkrieg Bop, Nicky Beat & The Beatniks; The Cassettes; Carl Green & The Scene; Disguise; No Way; The Vultures; Basczax; The Amazing Space Frogs; The Props; Deja Vu; The Barbarians; The Drop; The Sines; Tic Tic; Shoot The Lights Out; Pork The Pies; Bombay Drug Squad; Discharge

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 13 - 26, 1979

Smash Hits, December 13, 1979
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Cover: The Clash
Centrespread: Secret Affair
Back cover: Dan-I
Interviews: Joe Strummer; The Clash; The Tourists; Paul McCartney; Wings
Bitz: XTC; Specials; The Brians; Gary Numan; Blondie; Sheila B. Devotion; Annie Lennox's all-time top ten; Sugar Hill Gang
Lyrics: Don't Bring Harry - Stranglers; She's Not There - UK Subs; London Calling - The Clash; Spacer - Sheila B. Devotion; My Simple Heart - Three Degrees; Crawling From The Wreckage - Dave Edmunds; Mellow Mellow Right On - Lowrell; Is It Love You're After? - Rose Royce; Living On An Island - Status Quo; Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd; Christmas Day - Squeeze; Glad To Be Gay - Tom Robinson Band; Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney; Off The Wall - Michael Jackson; It's My House - Donna Summer
Single reviews: Tears Of A Clown - The Beat; Survival - Bob Marley & the Wailers; London Calling - The Clash; Green Onions - Booker T and the MGs; Nervous System - Killing Joke; Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Monty Python; Dance Stance - Dexy's Midnight Runners; John, I'm Only Dancing - David Bowie; I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake; Robot - Plastics
Album reviews: The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen - Mekons; Platinum - Mike Oldfield; Metal Box - Public Image; Real To Real Cacophony - Simple Minds; The Wall - Pink Floyd