Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 27 - October 10, 1984

Smash Hits, September 27, 1984

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Cover: Wham!
Centrespread: Prince - Purple Rain
Back cover: Depeche Mode
Interviews: Holly Johnson; Wham!; Bronski Beat; Culture Club; Level 42; Big Country
Lyrics: Freedom - Wham!; Love Kills - Freddie Mercury; Shout To The Top - Paul Weller; East Of Eden - Big Country; No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney; The Medicine Song - Stephanie Mills; We Don't Work For Free - Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five; Blue Jean - David Bowie; Purple Rain - Prince; Flesh For Fantasy - Billy Idol; Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Tom Robinson; If It Happens Again - UB40; The War Song - Culture Club
Personal File: Alison Moyet 
Bitz: Adam Ant wedding photo, August 1974; Marillion; Space Monkey, "Come With Me"; Dali's Car; Tina Turner, "Tough Enough"; Steve Grant, "Run For Cover"; UB40, "Labour Of Love", Robin and Ali Campbell, Brian Travers; Jamming fanzine; Afrika Bambaataa, "Frantic Situation"; Ray Parker Jr; Jin Miallin; Jeremy Healey, "When Malyndy Sings"; Imagination; The Police; Gary Moore, "We Want Moore"; "Beat The Street - The Very Best Of Sharon Redd", "In The Name Of Love", "Can You Handle It?"; Apollonia 6; Sister Sledge; The Noise Of Art, Mainframe, "Into Trouble With The Noise Of Art", Ying Yang Yumm records; The Fall, "The Wonderful And Frightening World Of…", John Leckie; Imagination; Shakatak; Twisted Sister, "Stay Hungry", Alvin Stardust, "I Won't Run Away"; Street Sounds, "Electro 5"; Buddy Holly Week, Paul McCartney, Albert Victor Campin Walter; Barry Manilow; "The Sony Tape Rock Review"; Nick Rhodes baby photo; Marc Bolan, "Marc On Video"; Adam Ant, "Apollo 9" 
Single reviews (Vici MacDonald): The War Song - Culture Club; I'm So Beautiful - Divine; To The Top - Style Council; The Moment Of Truth - Survivor; Two To The Power - Janet Jackson & Cliff Richard; Flesh For Fantasy - Billy Idol; Shine Shine - Barry Gibb; Never Stop (A Message) - M.E.F.F.; The Second Time - Kim Wilde; East Of Eden - Big Country; Listen To Your Father - Feargal Sharkey; Purple Rain - Prince; When Malyndy Sings - Bonaventura; Hammer To Fall - Queen; Last Salute - Getting The Fear; Native Land - Everything But The Girl; Higher Ground - Tik & Tok; Love Kills - Freddie Mercury
Album reviews (Phil Sutcliffe / Tom Hibbert / Dave Rimmer / Simon Braithwaite / Peter Martin / Ian Birch / Mark Ellen): Hope And Glory - Tom Robinson; Cypress - Let's Active; How Men Are - Heaven 17; Trapped And Unwrapped - Friends Again; Some Great Reward - Depeche Mode; Tonight - David Bowie; Brewing Up With Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg
Nights Out: David Bowie - Jazzin' For Blue Jean; Marc Almond & The Willing Sinners
Other: The Alternative Top Forty Show - David Jensen; Way Back When...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 13 - 26, 1984

Smash Hits, September 13, 1984

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Cover: Adam Ant
Centrespread: David Bowie
Back cover: free poster offer
Interviews: Nik Kershaw; Animal Nightlife; Bucks Fizz; The Armoury Show; Lloyd Cole; Adam Ant
Lyrics: Why? - Bronski Beat; Hammer To Fall - Queen; Weekends - The Mighty Wah!; Cath - Bluebells; Human Racing - Nik Kershaw; Castles In Spain - Armoury Show; Heaven's On Fire - Kiss; Madame Butterfly - Malcolm McLaren; Hot Water - Level 42; Lost In Music - Sister Sledge; All I Need Is Everything - Aztec Camera; Apollo 9 - Adam Ant; A Letter To You - Shakin' Stevens; Better Be Good To Me - Tina Turner
Personal File: Gary Kemp 
Bitz: Lenny Henry; Rock 'N' Pop playing cards; Clint Eastwood and General Saint, Phil Thornalley, "Last Plane (One Way Ticket)"; Comsat Angels, "Day One", "Independence Day"; Hope And Anchor; MTV Music Video Awards, Cyndi Lauper; Tears For Fears, "Mother's Talk"; Barry Gibb in a jacuzzi; Alphaville: Marian Gold, Frank Mertens, Bernhard Lloyd; UB40, "If It Happens Again", "Nkomo A Go-Go"; Howard Jones, Big Country, "East Of Eden"; Barry Manilow; Steve Gregory - sax solo on "Careless Whisper"; Top Of The Pops, British Rail, Howard Jones; Miami Sound Machine, "Eyes Of Innocence"; "Hip Hop: A Street History", Afrika Bambaataa; Duran Duran, John Barry, "A View To A Kill"; "The Sony Tape Rock Review", Bill Wyman, Ala Freeman, Lesley-Ann Jones, Robin Eggar, Phil Swern; Motorhead, "No Remorse"; Martin Kemp, Peggy Greibel, "I'll Fly For You", David Bowie, Gee Ling, "China Girl", Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, "From Here To Eternity"; Now That's What I Call Music Video III; Tangerine Dream, "Warsaw In The Sun"; Rick James, "Reflections"; Everything But The Girl, "Native Land", Johnny Marr; "Soca Train": "Sugar Bum Bum", Kitchener, "Boots", Gabby, "Hot Hot Hot", Arrow; "This Is Soca! 84": "Lorraine", Explainer"; "Ge Me More", Chevi; Spanda Ballet; Shelagh O'Hara
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Where Does That Boy Hang Out - David Lasley; Cath - Bluebells; Why - Bronski Beat; Poptown - Tot Taylor; A Letter To You - Shakin' Stevens; There Goes My Baby - Donna Summer / Black Butterfly - Deniece Williams; Better Be Good To Me - Tina Turner; Weekends - The Mighty Wah!; Tenderness - General Public; When The Wind Calls - Swans Way; If It Happens Again I'm Leaving - UB40; This Boy Loves The Sun - David Austin; Don't Blame It On Love - Shakatak; Lost In Music - Sister Sledge; Freedom - Wham!; Blue Jean - David Bowie; Unity - Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown
Album reviews (Vici MacDonald / Ian Cranna / Dave Rimmer / Neil Tennant / Lisa Anthony): Knife - Aztec Camera; Waltz In The Wilderness - Dekka Danse; Bullish - Herb Alpert; Nomadic Activities - Orchestre Jazira; Sound-System - Herbie Hancock; The Jaws Of Life - Hunters And Collectors; Sideway Look - Sideway Look; Into The Hot - Floy Joy
Nights Out: Queen and General Public
Other: Pirate radio; Monsters Of Rock: Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, AC/DC