Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 17 - 30, 1981

Smash Hits, September 17, 1981

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Cover: Gary Numan
Centrespread: Depeche Mode
Back cover: Modern Romance
Interviews: Gary Numan; Heaven 17, Simple Minds, Meatloaf, Pointer Sisters
Lyrics: So This Is Romance - Linx; Shut Up - Madness; Feeding Time - The Look; Play To Win - Heaven 17; Wired For Sound - Cliff Richard; Pretend - Alvin Stardust; Just Another Broken Heart - Sheena Easton; Urgent - Foreigner; Under Your Thumb - Godley & Creme; I'm Lucky - Joan Armatrading; Shooting Gallery - Shakin' Stevens; I'm Gonna Love Her - Meat Loaf; Time Waits For No One - The Jacksons; Hands Up (Gimme Your Heart) - Ottawan; In And Out Of Love - Imagination
Bitz: Bob Marley; Madness; Alvin Stardust; all-time top ten: Peter Murphy; medley records, Boy George; Ari Up and her mum; Adam & the Ants; Orchestral Manoeuvres; personal file: Marc Almond
Single reviews (Tim De Lisle): Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode; Lenny Bruce - Bob Dylan; Woody & Dutch On The Slow Train To Peking - Rickie Lee Jones; Repeat Repeat - Peter Baumann; Shut Up - Madness; Prince Charming - Adam And The Ants; Funny Face - Sparks; Some Girls Have All The Luck - Bette Bright And The Illuminations; Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie; Love All The Hurt Away - Aretha Franklin & George Benson; You Scare Me To Death - Marc Bolan; It's My Party (And I'll Cry If I Want To) - Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin; Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder; Who Killed Bambi - Tenpole Tudor with the Sex Pistols; Holiday Inn Spain (Don't Fall Off The Mountain) - Raybeats
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Pete Silverton / Johnny Black / Fred Dellar / Beverly Hillier / Ian Cranna / Mark Ellen / Mike Stand): Penthouse And Pavement - Heaven 17; Lord Upminster - Ian Dury; Dance - Gary Numan; Shaky - Shakin' Stevens; Rage In Eden - Ultravox; Standing Tall - Crusaders; Happy Birthday - Altered Images; Sleep No More - Comsat Angels; Dead Ringer - Meat Loaf
Independent Albums: 77 - Early Years - 79 - The Fall (Step Forward); Hommages - Gavin Bryars (Les Disques du Crepuscule)
Independent Singles: O Superman / Walk The Dog - Laurie Anderson; Woah Yeah! - Jo Callis (Shake Project: Pop Aural); Subliminal / Random Particles - Drinking Electricity (Survival); Hit The Moon / One True Way - Ellery Bop (Base Ideas); A Full Rotation / The Body Cries - Repetition (Les Disques du Crepuscule); Rockabilly Guy / Chicken Shack - Polecats (Nervous); Constipation Shake / Devil's Guitar - Legendary Lonnie (Nervous); Heart Attack / Spellbound - The Deltas (Nervous); City Lights / Rockabilly Stroll - Rockin' Johnnie Austin (Nervous); All The Time / Born To Be A Raver / Two Time Loser / Rockabilly Queen - Rockin' Johnnie Austin / The Feds (Nervous)

Monday, September 5, 2011

I'm sure Oscar Wilde enjoyed a nice leg of mutton

Tom Hibbert interviews Morrissey, January 1985

Tom Hibbert interviews Morrissey, January 1985.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September 3 - 16, 1981

Smash Hits, September 3, 1981

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Cover: Toyah
Centrespread: The Pretenders
Back cover: Soft Cell
Interviews: Toyah; Ian Dury; OMD; The Exploited; Ultravox
Lyrics: She's Got Claws - Gary Numan; Spasticus Autisticus - Ian Dury; Souvenir - Orchestral Manoeuvres; Abacab - Genesis; Hand Held In Black And White - Dollar; Japanese Boy - Aneka; One Of These Nights - Bucks Fizz; Sugar Doll - The Jets; Love Song - Simple Minds; Jole Blon - Gary U.S. Bonds; Virginia Plain - Roxy Music; Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters; You'll Never Know - Hi-Gloss; Rainy Night In Georgia - Randy Crawford; As Time Goes By - Funkapolitan
Bitz: all-time top ten: Dave Gahan; personal file: David Sylvian; Meat Loaf; Gary Numan; the Police, Miles Copeland, Mary Tegg; Portsmouth Sinfonia; Island Records, Hot You're Hot; Bill Wyman; Spandau Ballet, Steve Strange
Single reviews (Pete Silverton): Spasticus Autisticus - Ian Dury; So This Is Romance - Linx; Day After Day - Pretenders; Cadillac Ranch - Bruce Springsteen; The Swimmer - Passions; Punks Of 76 Medley - Friendly Hopefuls; Classical Muddly - Portsmouth Sinfonia; Inconvenience - Au Pairs; Europe After The Rain - John Foxx; Play To Win - Heaven 17; She's Got Claws - Gary Numan; Souvenir - OMD; Earthbeat - Slits; Start Me Up - Rolling Stones; Go! Go! Go! - Rip Rig & Panic; Homosapien - Pete Shelley; In & Out Of Love - Imagination
Album reviews (Pete Silverton / Mark Ellen / Red Starr / Johnny Black / Dave Rimmer): Sticky George - Korgis; Sirens In The City - Black Slate; Cover Plus - Hazel O'Connor; Double Album - Simple Minds; Compass Point - Desmond Dekker; Red Mecca - Cabaret Voltaire; The Electric Spanking Of War Babies - Funkadelic; The New Traditionalists - Devo