Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24 - June 6, 1984

Smash Hits, May 24, 1984

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Cover: Wham!
Centrespread: Depeche Mode
Back cover: Tom Bailey
Interviews: Wham!; Roy Hay; Madonna; New Order; Billy Joel; Siouxsie and the Banshees
Lyrics: I'll Be Around - Terri Wells; Pearl In The Shell - Howard Jones; Borderline - Madonna; Love All Day - Nick Heyward; Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams; One Better Day - Madness; Break Dance Party - Break Machine; Stay With Me Tonight - Jeffrey Osborne; Too Much Trouble - Limahl; Each And Everyone - Everything But The Girl; Searchin' - Hazel Dean; Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown; Assassing - Marillion; Dazzle - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Heaven Knows (I'm Miserable Now) - Smiths; Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling
Start: Morrissey, Ken Livingstone, Mari Wilson, Billy Bragg, Misty In Roots, Flying Pickets, "Jobs For A Change"; Die Totenhosen, Five Fab Freddy; Gary Numan, Royal Navy Air base, Yeovilton, Red Baron; personal file - Morrissey 
Bitz: Smeggy (King Kurt): the five worst haircuts ever; Depeche Mode; Limahl, "Don't Suppose"; Womack & Womack; Thompson Twins; James Cuts, "Sexify You", Kate Haysi, Alan Rankine; Bluebells; Pretenders, "Thin Line Between Love And Hate", Chrissie Hynde, Jim Kerr; Nick Cave, "From Here To Eternity", Einsturzende Neubaten; Howard Jones, "Pearl In The Shell", "Law Of The Jungle"; Zingari, "One More Chance"; Rod Stewart "Infatuation", "Camouflage"; K-Tel, "Hungry For Hits"; Fashion, Mulligan,soldering iron, tour delay, "Twilight Of The Idols"; King Kurt; Labour Party, " A Better Song For Europe", Eric Heffer, Geoff Travis; Peter Schilling, "Major Tom (Coming Home)", Armin Sabol; Billy Bragg; Modern Romance, "Tokyo Live!", GBH, UK Subs; Sade; Bruce Springsteen, "Dancing In The Dark"
Single reviews (Ian Cranna): Hip-Hop-Bommi-Bom - Die Totenhosen (The Incredible T*H* Scratchers Starring Freddy Love); Dazzle - Siouxsie & the Banshees; (Heaven Knows) I'm Miserable Now - Smiths; Illuminations - Swans Way; Pearl In The Shell - Howard Jones; Hey Presto - Black; Borderline - Madonna; Romancing The Stone - Eddy Grant; Yippe Yi Yay! - D. C. Lee; All Or Nothing - Fiction Factory; The Ghost In You - Psychedelic Furs; Love All Day - Nick Heyward; Turn To Gold - David Austin; (I Love You) When You Sleep - Tracie; Ten Thousand Voices, A Message From The People - Zerra I; One Better Day - Madness; Spiritwalker - The Cult; Too Much Trouble - Limahl; Infatuation - Rod Stewart; Dance With Me - Carol Kenyon; Take Him Back (Taxi) - Anne Lesear; Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Peter Martin / Tom Hibbert / Ian Birch / Lisa Anthony / Ian Cranna): Mirror Moves - Psychedelic Furs; Ready For Battle - Rock Steady Crew; In 3-D - Weird Al Yankovic; Pajama Party Time - Indeep; Talk Show - Go Go's; No Sense Of Sin - Lotus Eaters; Legend - Clannad; Reckoning - R.E.M.
Nights Out: Crystal Day: Echo & The Bunnymen

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 10 - 23, 1984

Smash Hits, May 10, 1984

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Cover: Sade
Centrespread: Madness
Back cover: Shakin' Stevens
Interviews: Sade; The Bluebells; David Sylvian; Boy George, Marilyn, Pete Burns, Tasty Tim; Blancmange; John Taylor; Matt Bianco; Bob Marley
Lyrics: Rough Justice - Bananarama; The Lebanon - The Human League; Panama - Van Halen; You're The Best Thing - Style Council; When Am I Going To Make A Living - Sade; Going Down Town Tonight - Status Quo; Footloose - Kenny Loggins; Red Guitar - David Sylvian; Love Wars - Womack & Womack; Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic; State Of Love - Imagination; Automatic - Pointer Sisters; Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!; Mack The Knife - King Kurt; Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Ultravox; When You're Young And In Love - Flying Pickets
Start: Boy George at Heathrow; Duran Duran; Belouis Some, "Target Practice", "Some People"; Jermaine Jackson, The Jacksons; personal file - Red Stripe  
Bitz: Cocteau Twins: Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser, Simon Raymonde; "So Many Men So Little Time", Miquel Brown, "Where Is My Man", Eartha Kitt; Bourgie Bourgie, "Careless"; Bamboo: Japan fanzine, David Sylvian, Masami Tschuya, Ippu-Do, Twisted Sister; Bronski Beat, "Small Town Boy", Mike Thorne; Musical Youth, "She's Trouble", Eddy Grant; Matt Bianco; Melody Makers: Cedella, Sharon, Ziggy, Steve Marley, "I Met Her On A Rainy Day", "Children Playing"; Nik Kershaw, Andrew Ridgeley, Bucks Fizz, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Page; Wham!, "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go", "Ray Of Sunshine"; Ficton Factory, OMD; "Streetsounds 9": Gap Band, Real To Reel, Jones Girls; King Kurt, "Dirty Dick Tour"; Johnny Marr, "2 From Quando", Quando Quango; Siouxsie & the Banshees; Nick Rhodes: my five faovurite artists and designers
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Red Guitar - David Sylvian; When Am I Going To Make A Living - Sade; You're The Best Thing - Style Council; State Of Love - Imagination; State Of Love - Imagination; What People Do For Money - Divine Sounds / The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight - Dominatrix; Ain't That Peculiar - Mari Wilson; She's Trouble - Musical Youth; Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Ultravox; Bad Life - PiL; Assassing - Marillion; Going Down Town Tonight - Status Quo; I Just Wanna Make You Feel Good - The System; What Presence?! - Orange Juice; Sweetest Sweetest - Jermaine Jackson; Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!; Professor Night - Was (Not Was)
Album reviews (Peter Martin / Lisa Anthony / Ian Cranna / Ian Birch): Hysteria - Human League; Mange Tout - Blancmange; A Walk Across The Rooftops - Blue Nile; Touch Sensitive - Bruce Foxton; The Art Of Defence - Nona Hendryx; Dynamite - Jermaine Jackson
Nights Out: The Alternative Country & Western Festival: Bluberry Hellbellies, Pogue Mahone, Gleesome Threesome, Men They Couldn't Hang, Last Bid For The Recess, Cut Loose, Skiff Skats, Boothill Foot Tappers