Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 21 - August 3, 1983

Smash Hits, July 21, 1983

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Cover: Tracie
Centrespread: Depeche Mode
Back cover: Eurythmics
Interviews: Tracie; Shakin' Stevens; The Bloomsbury Set; The Cure; The Lotus Eaters
Lyrics: Don't Try To Stop It - Roman Holliday; It's A Mistake - Men At Work; Ackee 1-2-3 - The Beat; Give It Some Emotion - Tracie; Walking In The Rain - Modern Romance; It's Late - Shakin' Stevens; Tell Me Why - Musical Youth; Heaven - Talking Heads; Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello; The Walk - The Cure; Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police; Everything Counts - Depeche Mode; The First Picture Of You - The Lotus Eaters; All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls; Feel Like Making Love - George Benson
Start: personal file - Greg Ham; Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears, Rob JoBoxer; Japan; Marilyn
Bitz: Mary Jane Girls (Jo Jo, Candi, Maxi, Cheri); La Famille, "All Night Long"; Animal Nightlife, "Native Boy", Dee, Karol Kenyon; Culture Club Tour; videosingles - Kajagoogoo, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd; The Truth; Honor Blackman, "Everything I've Got"; Mick Karn opens art gallery; Paul Young's suit, Phil Collins produces Adam Ant single, Glenn Gregory, Andy Taylor opens restaurant, Lotus Eaters, "Never Stop" recorded six times, glasses thrown at Nick Heyward, Kirk Brandon leaves Spear Of Destiny, Alf, Vince Clark, Stewart Copeland, Shalamar to split?, Bauhaus to split?; all time top ten - Steve Lambert; James Brown; George Michael, Clare Grogan, Jon Moss, Steve Strange, Spandau Ballet, Phil Lynott, Bruce Foxton, Cliff Richard, Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Stuart Adamson, Sarah and Keren, Tears For Fears, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Mike Oldfield, Haysi, Marc Almond, Blancmange, Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, David Ball, Ginny Hewes, Andy McClusky, Paul Weller, Mick Talbot; Haircut One Hundred, Mark Fox; Thompson Twins; Wham!
Single reviews (Deborah Steels): Love Blonde - Kim Wilde; Right Now - The Creatures; Big Log - Robert Plant; Freak - Bruce Foxton; It's Late - Shakin' Stevens; Smiley Stylee - Amazulu; Nightmare - Saxon; Radio (Turns Her On) - Tokyo Olympics; Everything Counts - Depeche Mode; The Star Sisters - Stars On 45; Stop The World - Captain Sensible; Watching Me Watching You - David Grant; Beer Barrel Banjos - Chas & Dave; AEIOU Sometimes Y - Ebn-Ozn; Love To Say - Altered Images; The Woman In You - Bee Gees; Money Lover (Bite The Dust) - Dolly Dots; Walking In The Rain - Modern Romance; Dressed To Kill - The Nolans; Prime Time - Haircut One Hundred; Wonderland - XTC; Give It Some Emotion - Tracie; Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police; My Boyish Days - Care
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Fred Dellar / Peter Stockton / Tim De Lisle / Deborah Steels / Claire Sheaff / Jo-Anne Smith / Neil Tennant / Karen Mundell / Peter Martin / Josephine Hocking): The Look - Shalamar; Saturday Night - Oliver Cheatham; Fire Dances - Killing Joke; Get It Right - Aretha Franklin; The Crossing - Big Country; Rebel Songs - The Decorators; Private Collection - Jon And Vangelis; Ross - Diana Ross; You And Me Both - Yazoo; Bruiseology - The Waitresses; Secret Messages - Electric Light Orchestra; Pigbag - Pigbag; XL 1 - Pete Shelley; Rust Red September - Eyeless In Gaza; Chimera - Bill Nelson
Nights Out: Peter Gabriel / Thompson Twins / Undertones; Nick Heyward
Other: Gimmicks

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 7 - 20, 1983

Smash Hits, July 7

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Cover: Paul Young
Centrespread: Shalamar
Back cover: Duran Duran
Interviews: Marc Almond; Echo & the Bunnymen; Jimmy The Hoover; Paul Young; Marillion
Lyrics: Watching - Thompson Twins; I Love You - Yello; The Trooper - Iron Maiden; Black Heart - Marc and the Mambas; Never Stop - Echo & the Bunnymen; It's Over - Funk Masters; Slow Motion - Ultravox; After A Fashion - Midge Ure & Mick Karn; Tantalise (Wo Wo Ee Yeh Yeh) - Jimmy The Hoover; Who's That Girl? - Eurythmics; I.O.U. - Freeez; Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren; Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young; Rock 'N' Roll Is King - ELO; War Baby - Tom Robinson
Start: personal file - Ian Donaldson; Double Dutch (Alisa, Renee, Tisha, Monica, Dave Rimmer); Annie Lennox; Jackie China, Mike Smith
Bitz: Mike Oldfield; Japan fan club; Gary Numan tour; "She Blinded Me With Science" - Thomas Dolby, "Always Something There To Remind Me" - Naked Eyes, "That's When (We'll Be Free)" - State Of Grace; "Night And Day" - Everything But The Girl; "Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles" - Jo & Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Mike Read; "Stiff: The Story Of A Record Label" - Bert Muirhead; Jamming fanzine: Aztec Camera, Dexys, Crass, The Alarm, Paul McCartney; Dame Edna Everage; Tom Robinson; Yello; "Punch The Clock" - Elvis Costello And The Attractions, Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas, Bruce Thomas; Freeez: John Rocca, Peter Maas; The Death Cult, Ian Astbury; Hold Tight!, Alton Towers, Musical Youth, Thompson Twins, Depeche Mode, David Grant; Starzone: David Bowie fanzine; Blancmange; George Michael, Jackie Hadley, Irene Cara, "D.C. Cab", Musical Youth, Grandmaster Flash, Steve Strange, "The Picture Of Dorian Gray", David Sylvian grows a beard, Bow Wow Wow cancel American tour, Matthew Ashman, Lee Gorman, 57 Men, Glenn Gregory, Huang Chung, Wang Chung, Eurythmics, Leah, Animal Nightlife, "outernational", Simon LeBon, Jools Holland; "Street Sounds", "Wired For Sound Vol. 1", "Dance Mix….Dance Hits Vol. 1"; all time top ten - Dennis Greaves
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Never Stop - Echo & The Bunnymen; I Don't Remember - Peter Gabriel; Ackee 1-2-3 - The Beat; Between The Sheets - Isley Brothers; Intelligence - Virna Lindt; Sebastiane - Sex Gang Children / One Good Reason - Poison Girls; Pieces Of Ice - Diana Ross / You Make It Heaven - Terri Wells; Just Fascination - Cabaret Voltaire / The Man Whose Head Expanded - The Fall; Damage Is Done - One The Juggler; Lions In My Own Garden - Prefab Sprout; Uniform - Icehouse; Love Is - Troy Tate; Working Girl - Members; Every Day I Write The Book - Elvis Costello And The Attractions; Tell Me Why - Musical Youth; Black Heart - Marc and the Mambas; London Bridge Is Falling Down - Newtrament; Cruel Summer - Bananarama; Who's That Girl? - Eurythmics; Three Minutes Later - Sense
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Jo-Anne Smith / Claire Sheaff / Peter Stockton / Peter Martin / Josephine Hocking / Mark Steels / Johnny Black / Tim De Lisle ): Flashdance - Various Artists [Laura Branigan, Donna Summer, Shandi, Irene Cara, Kim Carnes]; Inside Lookin' Out - Junior; Two By Two - Blue Zoo; Conversations - Brass Construction; The Kids From Fame Songs; Grind - Will Sergeant; Any Trouble - Any Trouble; I-Level - I-Level; Outside Inside - The Tubes; Crises - Mike Oldfield; Perfect Strangers - Eddie And Sunshine; Synchro System - King Sunny & His African Beats; Don't Take My Coconuts - The Coconuts
Nights Out: Rod Stewart; Bauhaus; Eddy Grant
Other: Smash Hits Who's Who - part 3; video map: where your favorite videos were shot