Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 30 - October 13, 1982

Smash Hits, September 30, 1982

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Cover: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet
Centrespread: Dexy's Midnight Runners
Back cover: free poster offer
Interviews: Paul Weller (readers' Q&A); Kool & The Gang; Cava Cava; Genesis; Spandau Ballet
Lyrics: Tug Of War - Paul McCartney; Jackie Wilson Said - Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners; Lifeline - Spandau Ballet; Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club; Where's Romeo - Cava Cava; Take A Chance On Me - Roxy Music; Where Do We Go From Here - Cliff Richard; Reap The Wild Wind - Ultravox; I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye; Zoom - Fat Larry's Band; Do You Wanna Funk - Sylvester; Shock The Monkey - Peter Gabriel; Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth; Halfway Up Halfway Down - Dennis Brown; Hot In The City - Billy Idol; Jeanette - The Beat; Chances - Hot Chocolate
Start: personal file: Natasha; Nick Heyward, Jennie Bellestar; Stevo, Matt Johnson, The The; Annabella Lwin; Altered Images, Stephen Lironi 
Bitz: Thin Lizzy, John Sykes; Modern Romance, David Jaymes, Geoff Deane, Michael J. Mullins, Tony Visconti; Pauline Black, "Shoo-ra, Shoo-ra", Adam Kidron; Grandmaster Flash; Hazel O'Connor, Tim McInnery, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"; Mark Fox quits Haircut One Hundred, Dee Harriss quits Fashion, Al Derby joins Fashion, Trudi Baptiste quits King Trigger, Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft split up; Martha Ladley quits The Associates; The Beatles, "The Complete Silver Beatles"; Diamond Head: Duncan Scott, Sean Harris, Colin Kimberley, Brian Tatler; Bruce Foxton; Madness; all time top ten - Alan Wilder
Single reviews (Johnny Black): Uncertain Smile - The The; Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Boystown Gang; Fasten Your Seatbelts - Freshies; Tug Of War - Paul McCartney; Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder; Mad World - Tears For Fears; Take A Chance With Me - Roxy Music; Fools Rush In - Bow Wow Wow; Straight To Hell - Clash; Reap The Wild Wind - Ultravox; Teddy - Apocalypse; Starmaker - Kids From Fame; Lifeline - Spandau Ballet; Back On The Chain Gang - Pretenders; Young Guns - Wham; I Can't Help Myself - Orange Juice; Heart To Heart - Pointer Sisters; Auto Music - Our Daughter's Wedding; Impi - Impi; Annie I'm Not Your Daddy - Kid Creole and the Coconuts; Born To Win - Goombay Dance Band
Album reviews (Peter Silverton / Neil Tennant / David Hepworth / David Bostock / Kimberley Leston / Fred Dellar / Richard White / Ian Cranna / ): A Broken Frame - Depeche Mode; Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel; New Gold Dream ('81-'82-'83-'84) - Simple Minds; As One - Kool & The Gang; Now Then - Stiff Little Fingers; Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen; Magic - Gillan; Pursuit Of Accidents - Level 42; Room To Live - The Fall; Technostalgia - The Techno Twins; Under The Flag - Fad Gadget; Special Beat Service - The Beat; Happy Families - Blancmange
Nights Out: UB40; Imagination
Other: Smash Hits 100th issue; deejays when they were young

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16 - 29, 1982

Smash Hits, September 16, 1982

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Cover: Mari Wilson
Centrespread: UB40
Back cover: Depeche Mode
Interviews: Fame; Simple Minds; Dire Straits; Mari Wilson; Iron Maiden; Boystown Gang
Lyrics: The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) - The Jam; Invitations - Shakatak; Give Me Some Kinda Magic - Dollar; In The Heat Of The Night - Imagination; Private Investigations; Why - Carly Simon; Love Come Down - Evelyn King; Just What I Always Wanted - Mari Wilson; Garageland - The Clash; And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday; Saddle Up - David Christie; The Boom Boom Room - Natasha; There It Is - Shalamar; Magic Touch - Odyssey; Living In The City - Gillan
The Pictures: Captain Sensible, Dolly Mixture; Tight Fit: Denise Gyngell, Julie Harris, Carol Stevens, Vicki Pemberton; Musical Youth
Bitz: Dexy's Midnight Runners tour; Dance Mode 82: Kid Creole and the Coconuts; Funkapolitan, King Trigger; Jennifer Holliday, Dreamgirls; Afrika Bambaataa And The Soulsonic Force, "Planet Rock"; Stevie Wonder, "Ribbon In The Sky"; Ultravox, "Quartet", "Reap The Wild Wind", George Martin, Geoff Emerick; Adam, Marco, "Friend Or Foe", Gary Tibbs, Chris Merrick Hughes, "Dynamite"; David Christie, Jack Robinson; Paul Weller, Apocalypse, Tony Fletcher, "Teddy"; Rush, "Signals", London Planetarium; Brimstone & Treacle soundtrack LP; Elton John, Hammersmith Odeon; Lemmy, Wendy O. Williams, "Stand By Your Man"; Kim Wilde tour; Orange Juice: "I Can't Help Myself" / "Barbecue" / "Tongues Begin To Wag"; all time top ten - David Essex; personal file - Thomas Dolby
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth; State Of Independence - Joy; Friend Or Foe - Adam Ant; Stand By Your Man - Wendy And Lemmy; A Selection Of Songs From - The French Impressionists; Famous Faces - Light Of The World; The X-Boy - Cynthia Scott; The Bitterest Pill - The Jam; L'Amour Toujours - Telex; Be My Baby - Gary Glitter; Secret Story - Minny Pops; Jeanette - The Beat; Funky Old Rolls - Diana Ross; Dance Floor - Zapp; Partners In Fiction - The Mobiles; Big Girls Don't Cry - Cimarons; From Head To Toe - Elvis Costello; Hanging On The Telephone - Jack Lee; Hard To Get - Rick James; Zoo - Peter Straker / Do You Wanna Funk - Patrick Cowley featuring Sylvester; Whatever Is He Like - Farmers Boys
Album reviews (David Bostock / Peter Silverton / Mark Ellen / David Hepworth / Kimberley Leston / Peter Stockton / Beverley Hillier / Jim Shelley ): Forever Now - Psychedelic Furs; One More Mountain - Four Tops; The Real Deal - Isley Brothers; Women And Captain First - Captain Sensible; The Dreaming - Kate Bush; The Dukes - Bugatti & Musker; Danceclass - Danceclass; Signals - Rush; It's Hard - The Who; Madness Money And Music - Sheena Easton; Holly & The Italians - Holly Beth Vincent; Drumming The Beating Heart - Eyeless In Gaza; Palais Schaumburg - Palais Schaumburg
Nights Out: Roxy Music on the Riviera

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2 - 15, 1982

Smash Hits, September 2, 1982

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Cover: ABC
Centrespread: Fashion
Back cover: Cliff Richard
Interviews: ABC; Rip Rig & Panic; Toto Coelo; Gary Numan
Lyrics: Leave In Silence - Depeche Mode; All Of My Heart - ABC; Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Modern Romance; Give Me Your Heart Tonight - Shakin' Stevens; Storm The Reality Asylum - Rip Rig & Panic; Under The Boardwalk - Tom Tom Club; Walkin' On Sunshine - Rockers Revenge; So Here I Am - UB40; Wot! - Captain Sensible; Jilted John - Jilted John; The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five; I Know There's Something Going On - Frida; Strange Little Girl - The Stranglers; Windpower - Thomas Dolby
The Pictures: The Bluebells; Big Country; Nick Cave, The Birthday Party; White And Torch (Roy White, Steve Torch) 
Bitz: Grandmaster Flash; Phil Oakey; Riverside, Oxford Road Show, Swap Shop, Razzmatazz, The Big Daddy Show, Carnival (Junior, Clint Eastwood and General Saint, Bow Wow Wow, Echo and the Bunnymen), The Tube (Jools Holland, "the uniquely tiresome Paula Yates"), Whatever You Want, Gastank ("boring old Rick Wakeman", John Entwistle, Strawbs), Whistle Test; Blondie cancel European tour; King Trigger (Trudi Baptiste, Stuart Kennedy, Martin Clapson, Sam Hodgkin, Ian Cleverley); UB40; Maximum Joy; Echo and the Bunnymen cancel tour; Paul Weller / Respond Records looking for female singer; The Passions: "Sanctuary", Tom Robinson, Hammer And Tongs; Lene Lovich, Les Chappell, "Mata Hari"; The Beatles; Modern Romance: David Jaymes, Geoff Deane, John Du Prez, Eddie Calvert; Mark Ellen gets married; all time top ten - David Jaymes; personal file - Helen O'Hara
Single reviews (David Hepworth): All Of My Heart - ABC; The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five; I Scare Myself - Barry Reynolds; Glittering Prize - Simple Minds; And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holiday; Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) - Joan Jett; Dream Maker - Castaways; Summer In The City - Tik & Tok; Living For The City - Gillan; Pillar To Post - Aztec Camera; Lorraine - Explainer; Broken Mona Lisa - Sally Oldfield; Private Investigations - Dire Straits; Just What I Always Wanted - Mari Wilson; Touching My Heart Again - Perfect Zebras; Planet Rock - Soul Sonic Force; So Here I Am - UB40; Bits Of Kids - Stiff Little Fingers; Let Me Tickle Your Fancy - Jermaine Jackson; There It Is - Shalamar; Magic Touch - Odyssey; Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
Album reviews (Ian Birch / Ian Cranna / Peter Silverton / Neil Tennant / David Hepworth / Mark Steels / Beverley Hillier / Dave Rimmer ): In The Heat Of The Night - Imagination; Upstairs At Eric's - Yazoo; The Cage - Tygers Of Pan Tang; I, Assassin - Gary Numan; Songs To Remember - Scritti Politti; Tight Fit - Tight Fit; Greatest Hits - Shalamar; Emotion - Malaria; A Distant Shore - Tracey Thorn; So Excited - Pointer Sisters; Liliput - Liliput; Sense And Sensuality - Au Pairs; Now You See Me…Now You Don't - Cliff Richard; Something's Going On - Frida
Nights Out: The Undertones