Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30 - September 12, 1984

Smash Hits, August 30, 1984

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Cover: Annie Lennox
Back cover: Free stickers offer
Interviews: Eurythmics; Roddy Frame; Shakatak; Rod Stewart; Malcolm McLaren
Lyrics: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.; Tesla Girls O.M.D.; She Bop - Cyndi Lauper; Big In Japan - Alphaville; Sunset Now - Heaven 17; Master And Servant - Depeche Mode; Talking In Your Sleep - Bucks Fizz; You're Never Too Young - The Cool Notes; Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Quiet Riot; I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder; Torture - The Jacksons;
Personal File: Johnny Marr
Bitz: Miami Sound Machine, Gloria Estefan; Morrissey lost his hearing aid; Agadoo, Black Lace; "Metropolis", Giorgio Moroder, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Jon Anderson, Freddy Mercury; The Smiths; Stranglers, "Skin Deep", "Aural Sculpture"; Thompson Twins; "The Saturday Starship", Modern Romance, "Pop Quiz", Mike Read; "Are You Ready", Break Machine; Jo Callis ceases to be full-time member of Human League; Aztec Camera; Chelsea FC, "Back On The Ball", Bob McAndrew, John Bumstead, Suggs, Colin Pates, Pat Nevin; Iron Maiden in Poland; Ultravox; Swans Way, "When The Wild Calls"; Kiss, "Heaven's On Fire"; A Flock Of Seagulls, Mike Score; Michael T., "Michael (I'm Michael)"; Howard Jones; Afrika Bambaataa, James Brown, "Trust", John Lydon, Test Department, Kraftwerk, "Tour De France"; Nick Rhodes marries Julie Anne Friedman; Radio 1 reshuffle: John Peel, Peter Powell, Tony Blackburn, Bruno Brookes, Janice Long, Tommy Vance
Single reviews (Robert Hodgens): William, It Was Really Nothing - Smiths; All I Need Is Everything - Aztec Camera; Madame Butterfly - Malcolm McLaren; She's Fresh - Rocksteady Crew; Holiday - Chiefs Of Relief; Love Glove - Visage; Torture - The Jacksons; Master And Servant - Depeche Mode; Forest Fire - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions; Summer Dream - Philip Sallon and the Mud Men; Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Quiet Riot; I'll Fly For You - Spandau Ballet; Human Racing - Nik Kershaw; Sunset Now - Heaven 17; Ghostbusters - Ray Parker; Back On The Ball - Chelsea FC
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Brian Harrigan / Vici MacDonald / Peter Martin / Tom Hibbert): Jam On Revenge - Newcleus; Powerslave - Iron Maiden; The Pearl - Harold Budd & Brian Eno; The Story Of A Young Heart - A Flock Of Seagulls; Phil Fearon & Galaxy - Phil Fearon & Galaxy; Starlight Express - The Original Cast; Just The Way You Like It - S.O.S. Band; 1000 Bel Air Place - Julio Iglesias
Nights Out: Comfort And Joy; Electric Dreams; This Is Spinal Tap; Purple Rain

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 16 - 29, 1984

Smash Hits, August 16, 1984

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Cover: Howard Jones
Centrespread: The Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing
Back cover: The Bluebells
Interviews: Hazell Dean; Depeche Mode; M+M; Heaven 17; Tears For Fears; Howard Jones;
Lyrics: Mothers Talk - Tears For Fears; I Need You - Pointer Sisters; I'll Fly For You - Spandau Ballet; Dr Beat - Miami Sound Machine; We Rock - Dio; Black Stations / White Stations - M+M; Just The Way You Like It - S.O.S. Band; Smooth Operator - Sade; William It Was Really Nothing - Smiths; Girl You're So Together - Michael Jackson; Are You Ready - Break Machine; Passengers - Elton John; Forest Fire - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Personal File: Ozzy Osbourne
Bitz: Street Sounds clothes; Helen Terry, Joe Sample, Crusaders; Style Council, "Far East & Far Out"; King Kurt; Steve Strange, Steve and Gary Barnacle, Andy Barnett, "Love Glove"; Howard Jones; Philip Sallon, Bromley Contingent, The Mud Men, "Summer Dream", Status Quo; Sheila Chandra, "Quiet!"; Divine on Top Of The Pops; Motown compilations: "Motown Girl Groups", "Motown Male Groups", "Motown Dance", "Motown Love Songs", "Motown Solo Stars", "This Is Motown"; Zarjazz, Madness, Feargal Sharkey; Aztec Camera, "All I Need Is Everything"; British Rail, "Top Of The Pops"; "The Complete Synthesizer Handbook"; "Roll Over Beethoven", Nigel Planer, Graf Spee, Liza Goddard; The Kane Gang, Prefab Sprout, Hostages, "Going Up In The World"; Paula Yates, Fifi-Trixiebelle, Jools Holland, "The Tube"; "On The Road", Peter Powell, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Thompson Twins, Tom Bailey, Paul Rutherford, Brian Nash, Mark O'Toole, Holly Johnson, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway; Kiss; Echo & The Bunnymen, Let's Active (Mitch, Faye, Sara), "Cypress"; Big Country; Southern Death Cult, The Cult, "Sea And Sky", Getting The Fear"; Belle Stars split; Jermaine Jackson; The Senate, Rusty Egan, Kirk Brandon, "The Original Sin"
Single reviews (Lesley White): 25 Years - The Catch; Mr Solitaire - Animal Nightlife; You Are My Melody - Change; The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto; Girl You're So Together - Michael Jackson; 17 - Rick James; She-Bop - Cyndi Lauper; The Only Flame In Town - Elvis Costello and the Attractions; Go West - The Cult; Castles In Spain - The Armoury Show; The Original Sin - The Senate; Taxman - Rockwell; Fire Me Up - Roman Holliday; Somebody - Junior / Sing And Shout - Second Image; Mothers Talk - Tears For Fears; Footsteps At My Door - Helen And The Horns
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Laura Latham / Vici MacDonald / Ian Cranna / Tim de Lisle): Down On The Street - Shakatak; Whose Side Are You On - Matt Bianco; Beating The Retreat - Test Department; Sisters - The Bluebells; Essar - Smokey Robinson
Nights Out: Bronski Beat
Other: Roger Taylor's wedding; "Rebellious Jukebox": Meat Loaf, Jools Holland, Mari Wilson, Godley & Creme, General Public, Dave Wakeling, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, UB40, Feargal Sharkey

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 2 - 15, 1984

Smash Hits, August 02, 1984

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Cover: Simon Le Bon
Centrespread: Spandau Ballet
Back cover: Prince & The Revolution
Interviews: Thompson Twins; Simon Le Bon; Divine; Culture Club; Shannon; Status Quo; George Michael
Lyrics: Two Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden; Like To Get To Know You Well - Howard Jones; Agadoo - Black Lace; Nervous Shakedown - AC/DC; On The Wings Of Love - Jeffrey Osborne; Ink In The Well - David Sylvian; Tossing And Turning - Windjammer; 99 1/2; Caroll Lynn Townes; Self Control - Laura Branigan; Closest Thing To Heaven - Kane Gang ; Love Songs Are Back Again - Band Of Gold; Ease On Down The Road - Diana Ross / Michael Jackson; Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) - Hazell Dean; Hand On My Heart - Shriekback
Start: personal file - Stephen Luscombe 
Bitz: "Fanclubs" book; Tracey Ullman, Ade Edmondson, "Sunglasses"; Windjammer, "Tossing And Turning"; Colt And Colby, "Save Your Love", Renee & Renato; Zeke Manyika, Dr Love; Tears For Fears, "Mother's Talk"; "Summertime"; Everything But The Girl; Dali's Car: Mick Karn, Pete Murphy; Herbie Hancock, "Hardrock", "Sound System", Bill Laswell, Michael Beinhorn, Material; "You Must Remember This…", Mark White; Person To Person, David Palmer, "High Time", The System; Captain Sensible; Hula Hoops: Chico Johnson, Betty Sprake from Merseyside; Duran Duran: "The Book Of Words", "Dancing On The Valentine", "The Wild Boys", Nile Rodgers, "Interference"; Street Sounds, "Crucial Electro Two", Afrika Bambaataa, Jonzun Crew, Shannon; Paul Weller, fanzines; Phil Pickett, Culture Club, "Destiny", ITV Olympics coverage, Jon Moss, Helen Terry, Therese Bazaar, Sailor; King Kurt, "Banana Banana"; Prince; Record Shack, Earlene Bentley, "Caught In The Act", Sylvester, "Menenergy"; The Armoury Show, "Castles In Spain"; Boy George; Queen, "It's A Hard Life"; Change, "You Are My Melody"; Howard Jones, "Like To Get To Know You Well"; Spandau Ballet, "I'll Fly For You"; Hammersmith Riverside Studios, Factory Records, Section 25, Quando Quango, Durutti Column, Jazz Defectors, New Order; Paul Young
Single reviews (Tom Hibbert): Monkeys On Juice - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry; Banana Banana - King Kurt; Now Is Here - Clannad; Destiny - Phil Pickett; Like To Get To Know You Well - Howard Jones; Whose Side Are You On? - Matt Bianco; Breakaway - Spider; Some Guys Have All The Luck - Rod Stewart; Pale Blue Eyes - Paul Quinn and Edywn Collins; In The Country - The Farmers' Boys; It's A Man's Man's Man's World - Residents; It's A Hard Life - Queen; It Can Happen - Yes; There Are More Snakes Than Ladders - Captain Sensible; Anywhere With You - Rubber Rodeo; All The Way Up - Belle and the Devotions; There In Your Eyes - Chas And Dave; Hardrock - Herbie Hancock; The Kiss - Joolz; Boogie Then Cry - Mystery Girls; Your Wife Is Cheatin' On Us - Richard 'Dimples' Fields; Hong Kong Swing - Cruella De Ville; Smooth Operator - Sade; Blue Canary - Frank Chickens;
Album reviews (Ian Birch / Lisa Anthony / Ian Cranna / Josephine Hocking / Julie Burns / Dave Rimmer / Fred Dellar / Vici MacDonald / Linda Duff): Electric Dreams - Various Artists; A Word To The Wise Guy - The Mighty Wah!; Tocsin - Xmal Deutschland; Jam Science - Shriekback; Faith - H20; George And James - Residents; Long Gone Dead - Rank And File; Ice Cream Castle - The Time; Intolerance - Tik & Tok; Condition Critical - Quite Riot; Conflicting Emotions - Split Enz
Other: Look At The State Of This Lot!