Saturday, November 22, 2014

Groove Is In The Heart

If you ever made or received a mixtape, you will love this wonderful short play.

November 22 - December 5, 1984

Smash Hits, November 22, 1984

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Cover: Depeche Mode
Centrespread: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Back cover: Nik Kershaw
Interviews: Siouxsie Sioux; Limahl; Prefab Sprout; Thompson Twins; King; Depeche Mode; Prince
Lyrics: Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode; Let It All Blow - The Dazz Band; Teardrops - Shakin' Stevens; I Would Die For You - Prince; Half A Minute - Matt Bianco; I Won't Run Away - Alvin Stardust; The Medal Song - Culture Club; Treat Her Like A Lady - Temptations; This Night - Billy Joel; I Should Have Known Better - Jim Diamond; Do The Conga - Black Lace; All Join Hands - Slade; Louise - Human League; We Are Family - Sister Sledge; Like A Virgin - Madonna
Personal File: Colin Routh
Bitz: Stephen Luscombe, Pandit Danesh, Asha Bhosle, West India Company, "Ave Maria"; Compact Organisation, Mari Wilson, Virna Lindt, "Attention Stockholm", Tot Taylor; Eddy Grant, "All The Hits", Shakin' Stevens, "Greatest Hits", Imagination, "Gold", Moody Blues, Gerard Kenny, Art Garfunkel, Phil Spector; Steve Wright, "The Gay Cavalieros"; Spandau Ballet; Wah!, "The Way We Wah!"; Chic, Sister Sledge, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, "We Are Family", "Chic Cheer"; Street Sounds, "The Dance Decade", "Essential Electro - The Business", "Love Ballads"; The Redskins, Nick King, Chris Dean, Martin Hewes; Neil gnome; "A Secret Liverpool" (Davies Records), Holiday For Strings, The Kindergarten Paint Set, The Riotous Hues, Action Transfers, "If I Lose It"; The Tube; Motorhead, "Deaf Not Blind"; Hanoi Rocks; Farmers' Boys, Larry Ludwig; "The Kinks", John Savage; "Word Of Mouth"; Duran Duran, "Blue Silver", "The Lights Go Down", Russell Mulcahy; Captain Sensible, "One Christmas Catalogue", "Relax"; The Enemy Within, "Strike", Keith LeBlanc; Prime Time Viewing; "Bamboo", Japan fanzine; Julian Lennon, "Valotte"; Billy Ocean, "Caribbean Queen"; Echo and the Bunnymen, Mac McCullough, "September Song", "Molly Malone", Clive Langer, Steve Nieve
Single reviews (): Ave Maria - West India Company; Everything Must Change - Paul Young; Louise - Human League; When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout; Like A Virgin - Madonna; Mercy Dash - Shriekback; Fresh - Kool & The Gang / Body - Jacksons; Don't You Ever Leave Me - Hanoi Rocks; Do The Conga - Black Lace; If I Lose It - Action Transfers; Matt's Mood - Breekout Krew; Police Officer - Smiley Culture; Thank You My Love - Imagination; We All Stand Together - Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus / The Gay Cavalieros - Steve Wright; Beat Boy - Visage; Still On Fire - Aztec Camera; Tonight - David Bowie / Private Dancer - Tina Turner; Strike - The Enemy Within; Where The Boys Are - Jody;
Album reviews (Lisa Anthony / Vici MacDonald / Chris Heath / Dave Rimmer / Louise Chunn / Lola Borg / Steve Bush / Linda Duff / Claire Sheaff / Ian Cranna): You Caught Me Out - Tracey Ullman; Berserker - Gary Numan; Machine Age Voodoo - SPK; Like A Virgin - Madonna; Teases & Dares - Kim Wilde; The Orange Juice - Orange Juice; Arena - Duran Duran; Don't Suppose… - Limahl; Aural Sculpture - Stranglers; Neil's Heavy Concept Album - Neil; Heart First - Hazell Dean; The Riddle - Nik Kershaw; 1984 - Eurythmics
Other: Embarrassing parents

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 8 - 21, 1984

Smash Hits, November 08, 1984

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Cover: Nick Heyward
Centrespread: Paul Young
Back cover: Kim Wilde
Interviews: Nick Heyward interviews Feargal Sharkey; Lenny Henry; Chaka Khan; Duran Duran; Billy Bragg; Dali's Car; Midge Ure
Lyrics: Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top; Never Turn Away - OMD; Aces High - Iron Maiden; Berserker - Gary Numan; The Riddle - Nik Kershaw; If This Is It - Huey Lewis & The News; You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive; Hypnotize - Scritti Politti; All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper; You Might Think - The Cars; Respect Yourself - Kane Gang; I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters; The Chant Has Just Begun - Level 42; The Never-Ending Story - Limahl
Personal File: Gary Numan
Bitz: Adam Ant, Paul Rutherford, Mikey Craig; Sean Ono Lennon, Yoko Ono, "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him"; Billy Idol, "Catch My Fall"; Bananarama, "And That's Not All (Hanging Round His Neck Was A Big Black Bell)"; SPK, "Machine Age Voodoo"; The Cure, Andy Anderson, Vince Ely; Danielle Dax, "Jesus Egg That Wept"; Alvin Stardust, "I Feel Like…Alvin Stardust"; Helen Terry, "Bash Street Kids", Escape fanzine; Eric Watson; Paul Hardcastle, "Eat Your Heart Out"; Wrathchild, "Alrite With The Boyz", Krokus, "Ballroom Blitz"; Tev Aviv, Geoff, Paul, Andy; ABC, Martin Fry, Mark White, Eden, David Yarritu, Alan Best; "Making Trax - The Great Instrumentals", "All Night Long", "The Crown", "Super Freak"; Status Quo, "Again And Again", John Shearlaw, Bob Young; "David Bowie's Serious Moonlight", Denis O'Regan, Chet Flippo; Julian Cope, "Fried"; Sam Peckinpah, Julian Lennon, "Too Late For Goodbyes", "Valotte"; Duran Duran, "The Wild Boys"; Eurythmics, "1984 (For The Live Of Big Brother)"; Meat Loaf, "Modern Girls", "Bad Attitude", Paul McCartney, Arthur Baker, "No More Lonely Nights"; Ray Parker Jr., "(I Still Can't Get Over) Loving You"; Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Wham!, Thompson Twins, Big Country, Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grab Grab The Haddock; Alphaville, "Forever Young"; Nik Kershaw, "The Riddle", "Save The Whale"
Single reviews (Neil Tennant): Rock The Box - Sylvester; The Medal Song - Culture Club; Somebody / Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode; You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive; Since Yesterday - Strawberry Switchblade; How To Be A Millionaire - ABC; Close (To The Edit) - The Art Of Noise; Send My Heart - The Adventures; The Riddle - Nik Kershaw; The Boys From The County Hell - Pogues; Cool It Now - New Edition / Lets Go To The Moon - Musical Youth; Stay - Blue Nile; Never Turn Away - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; Sexcrime (nineteen eighty-four) - Eurythmics; Half A Minute - Matt Bianco; Watching You - Shakatak; Berserker - Gary Numan; Welcome (Mutiny) - David Essex; I, Bloodbrother Be - Shockheaded Peters; Black Leather - Miquel Brown
Album reviews (Mark Ellen / Ian Cranna / Vici MacDonald / Tom Hibbert / Linda Duff): Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Bad Attitude - Meat Loaf; Make It Big - Wham!; Waking Up With The House On Fire - Culture Club; Treasure - Cocteau Twins; Give My Regards To Broad Street - Paul McCartney
Nights Out: Bad Taste