Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24, 1981 - January 6, 1982

Smash Hits, December 24, 1981

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Cover: Altered Images, Clare Grogan
Centrespread: Altered Images
Lyrics: One Of Us - Abba; Don't Walk Away - Four Tops; Hokey Cokey - The Snowmen; Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner; Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang; Young Turks - Rod Stewart; You Could Have Been With Me - Sheena Easton; Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade; Wild Is The Wind - David Bowie; Here Is The News - ELO; I'll Find My Way Home - Jon and Vangelis; Footsteps - Showaddywaddy; Ant Rap - Adam and the Ants
The Pictures: Life In The European Theatre: Paul Weller, Bedders, Doug Trendle, Woody, Bruce Foxton, Rick Buckler, Peter Gabriel, Chrissy Boy; Haircut 100; Annabella
Bitz: Vince Clark quits Depeche Mode; Sting, Artemis '81; Meat Loaf; Michael Jackson; Adam and the Ants, Ants In Japan; Bucks Fizz; Dire Straits; Dramatis, Cedric Sharpley, Denis Haines, Russell Bell, Chris Payne; David Bowie; all time top ten: Peter Powell; personal file: Simon Le Bon
Nights Out: Cliff Richard; Human League; Club Zoo
Other: Readers Poll results 1981; The David Bowie Story (part two)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10 - 24, 1981

Smash Hits, December 10, 1981

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Cover: The Human League
Centrespread: Japan
Back cover: Simon Le Bon
Interviews: Human League; Godley & Creme
Lyrics: I Could Be Happy - Altered Images; Don't You Want Me - Human League; Spirits In The Material World - Police; Sweet Dreams - Elvis Costello; It Must Be Love - Madness; Rock 'n' Roll - Status Quo; Buena Sera - Bad Manners; Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Never In A Million Years - Boomtown Rats; The Land Of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz; Ride The Love Train - Light Of The World; Turn Your Love Around - George Benson; Wedding Bells - Godley & Creme; Love Needs No Disguise - Gary Numan And Dramatis; Dead Ringer - Meatloaf
The Pictures: the Queen, Adam Ant, Alvin Stardust, Lulu, Henry Cooper, John Inman; Motorhead; Julian Cope, Richard Jobson
Bitz: Vinyl Frontier: Yes, Diana Ross, Dave Edmunds, Abba; Queen, Blondie, Siouxsie video compilations; the Birthday Party; Cliff Richard and his mum; the Beatles; Methods of Dance; Dare picture disc; Brian Setzer; Orange Juice, Edwyn Collins, David McClymont, Malcolm Ross; Zeka Mehmet; all time top ten - Nick Heyward; personal file - Martin Fry
Single reviews (Ian Birch): I Could Be Happy - Altered Images; Ant Rap - Adam And The Ants; Sweet Dreams - Elvis Costello and the Attractions; North London Boy - Incognito; Young Turks - Rod Stewart; Eddie's Out: Jazz The Glass - Cabaret Voltaire; Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade; Things I Do For You - Jacksons; Radio Clash - Clash; Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Mysteroids; Shout - Lulu & the Luvvers; What's Funk? - Perry Haines; Love Needs No Disguise - Gary Numan and Dramatis; Friday 13th EP - Damned; Six Guns - Anti-Pasta; Spirits In The Material World - Police; It Must Be Love - Madness
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Ian Cranna / Beverly Hillier / Red Starr / Ian Birch / Neil Tennant / Mike Stand / David Bostock): For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC; Adventures In Clubland - Modern Romance; LC - Durutti Column; Boonoonoonoos - Boney M; Ten Out Of 10 - 10cc; Chasanova - Chas Jankel; Monument - Beggar & Co; A Christmas Record - Various Artists; Jools Holland And His Millionaires - Jools Holland And His Millionaires; Catherine Wheel - David Byrne; Let The Four Winds Blow - Tenpole Tudor; The Red And The Black - Jerry Harrison; Total Exposure - Poison Girls
Nights Out: OMD; Linx
Other: The David Bowie Story (part one)