Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 28 - May 11, 1983

Smash Hits, April 28, 1983

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Cover: Human League
Centrespread: Bauhaus
Back cover: Tracey Ullman
Interviews: Human League; Roman Holliday; Kissing The Pink; The Birthday Party; The Creatures
Lyrics: Pale Shelter - Tears For Fears; Overkill - Men At Work; Sweet Memory - Belle Stars; (Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League; Beat It - Michael Jackson; War Party - Eddy Grant; I Am (I'm Me) - Twisted Sister; Friday Night (Live) - Kids From Fame; Price You Pay - Questions; Family Man - Hall & Oates; Pull Up To The Bumper - Grace Jones; Candy Girl - New Edition; Twist (Round 'N' Round) - Chill Fac-torr; Flight Of Icarus - Iron Maiden; Miss The Girl - Creatures; Heartbreaker - Musical Youth
Start: personal file -  Annie Lennox; Joe Strummer runs London Marathon; Jonathan Melton, The Specimen, Batcave; Gary Numan flies a plane
Bitz: all time top ten - Dig Wayne; Indeep, "When Boys Talk", "Passion", The Flirts, Bobby "O"; David Bowie; Bauhaus; "Come On Eileen"; Meat Loaf, "Midnight At The Lost At Found"; Bob Marley, "Confrontation", Big Youth, U-Roy, "Crucial Cuts"; After The Fire, "Der Kommissar"; Youth CND concert: Madness, Style Council, Damned, Hazel O'Connor, Clint Eastwood and General Saint; May Day Show For Peace And Jobs; Glastonbury: The Beat, Curtis Mayfield, Aswad; F.R. David; Labelled With Love: Chris Difford, Glen Tilbrook, The Long Honeymoon, "The Amazoon"; Duran Duran, Nick Rhoses; Geoff Deane, Utopia, "Navy Lark", Geoff Deane And The Valley Girls; Perfect Beat: Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force, Planet Patrol, Jonzun Crew; Michael Jackson bathes in Perrier Water, Paul McCartney, Jacksons, Freddie Mercury; Ian Gillan joins Black Sabbath; JoBoxers, Suzanne Sulley, Human League, Clare Grogan, Russell Grant, Ian McCulloch marries Lorraine Fox, Sweet Dreams's stools insured for $250,000, Jerry Dammers moves into Dave Rimmer's old flat; Dee, Wham!, Style Council; The Police, "Every Breath You Take", "Synchronicity"
Single reviews (Deborah Steels): Our Lips Are Sealed - Fun Boy Three; Faster Than The Speed Of Night - Bonnie Tyler; If You Really Want To - Meat Loaf; Family Man - Hall & Oates; Young Americans Talking - David Van Day; Resistance - Clock DVA; Stop And Go - David Grant; Love's Gonna Get You - UK Players; 24 Hours From Tulsa - Claire Hammill; Heaven Sent - Paul Haig; Como Esta - Coati Mundi; Street Beat - Toni Basil; Future Generation - B-52's; Communication Breakdown - Junior; Terry - Cindy And The Saffrons; Ragin' Eyes - Nick Lowe; Street Cafe - Icehouse; Easy Come, Easy Go - Piranhas; That'll Do Nicely - Bad Manners; War Party - Eddie Grant; Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Fat Larry's Band; Let Yourself Go - Helen Shapiro; The Stand - The Alarm; Pale Shelter - Tears For Fears
Album reviews (Jo-Anne Smith / Dave Rimmer / Peter Martin / Peter Stockton / Johnny Black / Fred Dellar / Tim de Lisle): White Feathers - Kajagoogoo; Prelude's Greatest Hits Volumes One And Two - Various Artists; The Kitchen Tape - The Raincoats / Too Much Junkie Business - The New Johnny Thunders / Wild Things - Bush Tetras; Trick Of The Light - Modern Romance; Grapes Of Wrath - Spear Of Destiny; Mistress - Gabi Delgado; Brave Tales - Richard Bone; Fastway - Fastway; Listen - A Flock Of Seagulls
Nights Out: Spandau Ballet; Joan Armatrading; Twisted Sister; Tears For Fears
Other: Top Of The Pops

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14 - 27, 1983

Smash Hits, April 14, 1983

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Cover: Thompson Twins
Centrespread: Big Country
Back cover: JoBoxers
Interviews: Thompson Twins; Robert Palmer; Twisted Sister; Jonathan King; The Belle Stars;
Lyrics: Telegraph - OMD; Rosanna - Toto; Muck It Out - Farmer's Boys; True - Spanda Ballet; You Are In My System - Robert Palmer; Snot Rap - Kenny Everett; I'm Never Giving Up - Sweet Dreams; Yesterday - The Beatles; Nightmares - A Flock Of Seagulls; Words - F.R. David; Let's Dance - David Bowie; Temptation - Heaven 17; We Are Detective - Thompson Twins; True Love Ways - Cliff Richard; I'm In Parties [sic] - Bauhaus
Start: personal file - Limahl; The Questions; Chubby Checker, Chill Fac-Torr, "The Twist"; Grace Jones, Dig Wayne, Simon Le Bon, Nash The Slash; Kevin Rowland shops at Harrods; Nick Heyward, Glen Tilbrook 
Bitz: David Van Day, "Young Americans Talking"; Duran Duran, Princess Diana; The Maisonettes: Carla Mendonca and Elisa Richards replace Elaine Williams and Denise Ward quit; Cherry Red Records, "Pillows & Prayers"; Statik Records, "The Best Of Your Secret's Safe With Us"; Kajagoogoo, "White Feathers", Colin Thurston, Nick Rhodes; Paul Weller, Riot Stories; The System, Mic Murphy, David Frank, "S.W.E.A.T."; all time top ten - Stuart Adamson; Sweet Dreams, Bobby McVey; Phil Collins produces Adam Ant, Verdine White and Larry Dunn produce Level 42; Roxy Music, "The High Road", "Like A Hurricane"; Ian Lindsey quits Southern Death Cult, forms The Death Cult with Billy Duffy; Psychic TV, "homophonic recording"; David Bellamy, "Brontosaurus Will You Wait For Me"
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Money's Too Tight - Valentine Brothers; Beat It - Michael Jackson; Overkill - Men At Work; She's In Parties - Bauhaus; Temptation - Heaven 17; The Land Of The Good Groove - Nile Rodgers; I'll Slap Your Face - Jonathan King; That'll Do Nicely - Bad Manners; Miss The Girl - Creatures; Candy Girl - New Edition / Space Cowboy - Jonzun Crew; There Ain't No Age For Rock 'N' Roll - Veterans; Out Of Sight Out Of Mind - Level 42; Cash (Cash Money) - Prince Charles and the City Beat Band; Telegraph - OMD; Sweet Memory - Belle Stars; Price You Pay - The Questions; Another Half Hour Till Sunrise - Tall Boys; Now Martin's Gone - Tom Robinson; I'm Freaky - O'Bryan; Nightmares / Talking - A Flock Of Seagulls; Tubeway Army 1978 - Gary Numan; Little Red Corvette - Prince
Album reviews (Steve Bush / Ian Birch / David Hepworth / Mark Steels / Peter Martin / Deborah Steels / Jo-Anne Smith / Neil Tennant): Let's Dance - David Bowie; Pride - Robert Palmer; The One And Only - Billy Fury; Faster Than The Speed Of Night - Bonnie Tyler; Attitude - Rip Rig & Panic; Rainbow Rhythm - Weapon Of Peace; High Land, Hard Rain - Aztec Camera; Words - F.R. David; Heartbeats - Yarborough & Peoples
Nights Out: Kevin Turvey & The Young Ones; Culture Club; Orange Juice, Marine Girls
Other: The Music Centre - the Bronx