Sunday, August 18, 2013

August 18 - 31, 1983

Smash Hits, August 18, 1983

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Wham!
Centrespread: The Style Council
Back cover: Sting
Interviews: Spandau Ballet: Readers' Q & A; Carmel; Ian MacCulloch; Limahl, Kajagoogoo; Strawberry Switchblade; Wham!
Lyrics: A Step In The Right Direction - The Truth; What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So In Love With You) - Rod Stewart; Wings Of A Dove - Madness; Guilty Of Love - Whitesnake; Bad Day - Carmel; Come Dancing - The Kinks; The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) - Level 42; Red Red Wine - UB40; Put Our Heads Together - The O'Jays; Fantastic Voyage - David Bowie; Tour De France - Kraftwerk; Popcorn Love - New Edition; Johnny Friendly - JoBoxers; Prime Time - Haircut One Hundred; Wait Until Tonight - Galaxy; Watching You Watching Me - David Grant
Start: personal file - David Gahan; Mike Oldfield nude, Einsturzende Neubaten nude, Bruce Dickinson nude; David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence"; Phil Collins, "Illegal Alien"; Boy George, Helen Terry
Bitz: Herbie Hancock; Classix Nouveaux, "For Ever And A Day", Alex Sadkin; Weekend, "Live At Ronnie Scott's"; Freeeze, 12" acapella mix of "IOU"; The Glove, Banshees, "Dear Prudence"; Kid Creole tour; "The Beat's Greatest Hits" video LP; all-day pop festival at Corby Boating Lake; Double Dutch; Castle Donnington Monsters Of Rock, Whitesnake, Dio, Twisted Sister, ZZ Top, Diamond Head; Imagination tour; David Bowie, "Modern Love"; Silent Running, "When The 12th Of Never Comes"; Eurythmics; Style Council, Tracey Thorn, "Head Start To Happiness"; all time top ten - Mike Read; Bruce Foxton; Shakatak, Norma Lewis; "Rock Around The Clock": Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Roman Holliday, Mark Ellen, David Hepworth, Annie Nightingale, Steve Blacknell; Drums Over The Mersey, Joe Musker, Jon Moss, Gary Dwyer; Steve Strange impersonator; Matt Fretton, "Dance It Up"; George Michael's Ray-Bans, Andrew Ridgeley's Fila B tracksuit, Gary Numan "getting into leather", Orange Juice to split?, Bruce Foxton's dad, Koo Stark, Paula Yates, Tracie Young and Andy Kyriacou, Lee from Madness, Boy George and Marilyn in Cairo, Jon Moss in Corfu, Curt Smith; Bauhaus split, David Jay, "Joe Orton's Wedding", Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, "Tones On Tail", Peter Murphy
Single reviews (Johnny Black): Wings Of A Dove - Madness; Oh! That Love Decision - Coati Mundi; Red Red Wine - UB40; Party Time - Kurtis Blow; Save A Little Love For Me - Dennis Brown; Women Of The World - Ivor Cutler And Linda Hirst; Riders On The Storm - Annabel Lamb; Rhythm Of The Jungle - Girls Can't Help It; Popcorn Love - New Edition; Like An Animal - The Glove; Fallen Angel - Trevor Herion; Cosmopolitan - Joe Jackson; Sunkissed - Friends Again; Ticket To The Tropics - The Coconuts; Fake Friends - Joan Jett And The Blackhearts; Too Much Mister - Natalie Cole; Will You Stay Tonight - Comsat Angels
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Peter Martin / Steve Bush): Bring It On - James Brown; The Crackdown - Cabaret Voltaire; Close To The Bone - Tom Tom Club; Torment And Toreros - Marc And The Mambas
Nights Out: The Camden Palace


  1. Wow, really interesting to hear Limahl's rant on the split when it happened at the time. I watched "bands reunited" and the rest of Kajagoogoo certainly regret the decision now! they could have had many more hits had they kept Limahl...

  2. Thanks for your ongoing effort with the scans! Despite this cover, everyone KNEW Wham were straight at the time, thanks to Pepsi & Shirley. Innocent days.