Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23 - July 6, 1983

Smash Hits, June 23, 1983

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Cover: Matt Fretton
Centrespread: The Police
Back cover: H2O
Interviews: Flashdance / Irene Cara; The Truth; Bananarama; Matt Fretton; Ultravox
Lyrics: When We Were Young – Bucks Fizz; Baby Jane – Rod Stewart; Come Live With Me – Heaven 17; Flashdance….What A Feeling – Irene Cara; Pills And Soap – The Imposter; I Won’t Hold You Back – Toto; Garden Party – Mariliion; Confusion (Hits Us Every Time) – The Truth; Edith And The Kingpin – Joni Mitchell; Cruel Summer – Bananarama; Forbidden Colours – Sylvian & Sakamoto; It’s So High – Matt Fretton; Love Lasts Forever – Kissing The Pink; Moonlight Shadow – Mike Oldfield
Start: personal file - Alannah Currie; The Lotus Eaters; Jimmy The Hoover; Mick Karn and Midge Ure in Egypt, "After A Fashion"; Steve Strange's birthday party: Martin Kemp, Shirley, Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael; Steve Strange; Leee John 
Bitz: Malcolm McLaren, "Double Dutch"; "Making Music", George Martin, Adam Ant, Sting, Paul McCartney; Paul Weller, "Paris Match", John Foxx first UK tour; Time UK" Rick Buckler, Nick South, Danny Kustow; Men Without Hats, "Living In China", Hu Na, Margaret Trudeau; computers: Pete Shelley / "XL1", Chris Sievey/"Camouflage", Mainframe; David Bowie; TinTin, Stephen Duffy, "Hold It"; David Ball, Ginny Hewes, "Suddenly Last Summer", "The Soul Inside", Virgin Prunes; Paul Young; Robert Wyatt, "Nothing Can Stop Us"; Kim Wilde; Duran Duran, Villa Park, Robert Palmer, Prince Charles And His City Beat Band, Peter Powell; Nick Heyward; Cliff Richard, "Silver Cliff"; all time top ten - Jeffrey Daniel; A Craze; The Undertones split up; Michael Jackson; Peter Gabriel; Andy Summers, Sting, Stewart Copeland burn their clothes; Kevin Rowland's grey Cortina; Sex Pistols to reform?; Annabella Lwin, Walt Disney, "Return To Oz"; Icehouse; British acts in US charts: Culture Club, Duran Duran, A Flock Of Seagulls, Kajagoogoo, Eddy Grant, Madness, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Thomas Dolby, Naked Eyes
Single reviews (Wham!): Don’t Try To Stop It – Roman Holliday; We Become One – Fastway; Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham; Disco Bond – Frank Barber Orchestra; Garden Party – Marillion; Razor’s Edge – Meat Loaf / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Bonnie Tyler; It’s A Mistake – Men At Work; Come Live With Me – Heaven 17; Forbidden Colours – David Sylvian & Riuchi Sakamoto; All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls; B-Boys – Nona Hendryx; Love Lasts Forever – Kissing The Pink; Subtitled Remix – The Honeymoon Killers; Body-Language – The Kids From Fame; Transfer Affection – A Flock Of Seagulls; Don’t Let It End – Styx; Time Has Come Today – Ramones; Teacher – I-Level; When We Were Young – Bucks Fizz; IOU - Freeez
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / David Hepworth / Dave Rimmer / Mark Steels / Tim De Lisle / Peter Stockton): Synchronocity – The Police; Bite – Altered Images; Fantastic – Wham!; Speaking In Tongues – Talking Heads; Catching Up – Mezzoforte; Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – Indeep; Body Wishes – Rod Stewart; Too Low For Zero – Elton John; Southern Death Cult – Southern Death Cult
Nights Out: David Bowie; JoBoxers
Other: Smash Hits Who's Who - part 2

Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9 - 22, 1983

Smash Hits, June 9, 1983

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Cover: Leee John (Imagination)
Centrespread: Edwyn Collins / Orange Juice - Flesh Of My Flesh
Back cover: The Beat
Interviews: Eurythmics; H2O; Imagination
Lyrics: Take That Situation - Nick Heyward; Dead Giveaway - Shalamar; Walk Out To Winter - Aztec Camera; We Came To Dance - Ultravox; China Girl - David Bowie; Love Town - Booker Newbury III; If You Really Want To - Meat Loaf; Johnny And Mary - Robert Palmer; Dream To Sleep - H2O; Wonderful - Mari Wilson; Flesh Of My Flesh - Orange Juice; Lady Love Me (One More Time) - George Benson; Waiting For A Train - Flash & The Pan; The Kids Are Back - Twisted Sister; The Heat Is On -Agnetha Faltskog
Start: personal file - Dee Snider; David Sylvian; Honor Blackman, Patrick MacNee; The Residents; Sting, Samantha Archer, Bev Hillier
Bitz: Tony Hadley; Southern Death Cult; Pauline Black; Flash And The Pan, The Easy Beats: Harry Vanda, George Young, Steve Wright; The Tube all-nighter: David Bowie, Duran Duran, Marillion, Wham!, Shalamar, Robert Palmer; Nick Heyward; Rod Stewart, JoBoxers, Gary Glitter; Sting begins filming Dune; George Benson, Al Jarreau, Booker T. Newbury III, Brass Construction, Dynasty, Stephen Harvey; all time top ten – Mick Talbot; “The Hunger” – David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve; Sex Pistols; David Palmer quits ABC; Elvis Costello; Undertones split; Twisted Sister; David Ball marries Ginny Hewes(The Mambas); Steve Norman and Leonie Hadley; Visage (Steve Strange and Rusty Egan) recording with Mulligan; John Gordon Sinclair in Altered Images video; Fad Gadget angry with Under The Flag; Imagination; Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill in Katmandu; Duran Duran, Dire Straits, Bonnie Tyler;Eurythmics; Birthday Party split; Yazoo; Kajagoogoo; “What Is Beat?”, The Beat; Russell Grant, TheStarlettes, “No Matter What Sign You Are”
Single reviews (Mark Steels): Matters Of The Heart - freur; Tantalise - Jimmy The Hoover; She Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer; Misty Circles - Dead Or Alive; Malibu Beach - Hanoi Rocks; Where You Gonna Run - Peter Tosh; Sister Friction - Haysi Fantayzee; Drifting - Sheila Walsh and Cliff Richard; I Won't Hold You Back - Toto; Send Me An Angel - Blackfoot / Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top / We Become One - Fastway; Heatstroke - Man Parrish; Baby Jane - Rd Stewart; Perfect Stranger - Eddie & Sunshine / Lost Without Your Love - Intro / Dr. Sex - Pleasure And The Beast; Confusion - The Truth; Kinky Boots - Patrick MacNee & Honor Blackman; Anxiety - Leisure Process; We Came To Dance - Ultravox; First Picture Of You - Lotus Eaters; I Get Along Very Well Without You - Durutti Column; Fickle Public Speaking - The Main T. Posse; Pills And Soap - The Imposter 
Album reviews (Deborah Steels / Fred Dellar / Peter Stockton / Mark Steels / Jo-Anne Smith / Tim De Lisle / Dave Rimmer): Naked - Kissing The Pink; Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Agnetha Faltskog; Advantage - Clock DVA; Jarreau - Al Jarreau; Mary Jane Girls - Mary Jane Girls; In Outer Space - Sparks; Oil On The Canvas - Japan; In Your Eyes - George Benson; You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
Nights Out: China Crisis; Men At Work; Motorhead
Other: Smash Hits Who's Who - part 1; What Would You Do If You Were Prime Minister?