Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 28 - March 13, 1985

Smash Hits, February 28, 1985

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Cover: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Centrespread: Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Back cover: sticker collection
Interviews: Julian Lennon; Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Killing Joke; The Monochrome Set; Starvation; Alison Moyet; Roaring Boys; Spelt Like This
Lyrics: Material Girl - Madonna; Method Of Modern Love - Hall & Oates; Heart User - Cliff Richard; Do You Really (Want My Love) - Junior; Just Another Night - Mick Jagger; Change Your Mind - Sharpe and Numan; The Theme From Shaft - Eddie & the Soulband; You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive; Some Like It Hot - Power Station; Starvation - Starvation; Who Comes To Boogie? - Little Benny & the Masters; Money Changes Everything - Cyndi Lauper; The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley; Every Time You Go Away - Paul Young
Personal File: Rose McDowall
Bitz: Billy Bragg, Neil Kinnock, Jobs For Youth Tour; Billy Connolly, "Super Gran"; New Edition, "Mr Telephone Man", Ray Parker Jr.; Paul Young, "Every Time You Go Away", Hall & Oates; Thompson Twins; Spandau Ballet sue Chrysalis; "Feed The World" festival a hoax; Zerra 1; Prince, "Let's Go Crazy", "Take Me With You", "Erotic City (Make Love Not War / Erotic City Comes Alive"); The Fall, "Hip Priests And Camerads"; Test Dept, South Wales Striking Miners Choir, "Shoulder To Shoulder"; Madonna; Julian Lennon, "Say You're Wrong"; Cocteau Twins, "Aikea-Guinea", "Kookaburra", "Quisquose", "Rococo"; UB40, "The Pillow" / "I'm Not Fooled"; The Monochrome Set; Simple Minds, "Don't You (Forget About Me)", "The Breakfast Club, Keith Forsey; Tina Turner, "I Can't Stand The Rain"; Shakatak, "Live"; Phil Collins, "No Jacket Required", Peter Gabriel, Helen Terry Sting; Amii Stewart, "Try Love"; Working Week; "Working Nights", "Inner City Blues"; Bryan Adams, "Run To You", "Reckless"; Barrington Levy, "Here I Come"; David Cassidy, Alan Tarney; Art Of Noise, "Moments In Love"; David Bowie, "Into The Night", John Landis, "Absolute Beginners", Julian Temple; Tears For Fears, "Songs From The Big Chair"; King; Propaganda, "P-Machinery", Paul Morley; Nik Kershaw, "Wide Boy"; Star Hits Readers Poll results; Smash Hits Australia Readers Poll results
Single reviews (Andy Kershaw): Never Understand - Jesus And Mary Chain; Legs - ZZ Top; Radioactive - The Firm; Let's Go Crazy - Prince; Sugar Walls - Sheena Easton; Say You're Wrong - Julian Lennon; Money Changes Everything - Cyndi Lauper; Jealousy EP - Boothill Foot-Tappers; Clothes Shop - Terry And Gerry; Contract Of The Heart - Spelt Like This; Every Second Of The Day - Roaring Boys; Starvation - Starvation
Album reviews (Vici MacDonald / Ian Cranna / Chris Heath / Josephine Hocking / Linda Duff / Simon Mills): Meat Is Murder - Smiths; Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears; Zerra I - Zerra I; They Said It Couldn't Be Done - Grandmaster Flash; The Firm - The Firm; No Jacket Required - Phil Collins; Building The Perfect Beast - Don Henley; VU - Velvet Underground; Night Time - Killing Joke; Nightshift - Commodores
Nights Out
Other: Beginner's Guide To Go-Go; British Record Industry Awards

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 14 - 27, 1985

Smash Hits, February 14, 1985

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Cover: The Power Station
Centrespread: Wham!
Back cover: Bryan Adams
Interviews: Kirsty MacColl; The Power Station; Wham! in Japan; Big Sound Authority; Mick Jagger; The Colour Field, Terry Hall;
Lyrics: This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) - Big Sound Authority; This Is Not America - David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group; Love Like Blood - Killing Joke; Personality - Eugene Wilde; How Soon Is Now? - Smiths; Breaking Up My Heart - Shakin' Stevens; Close (To The Edit) - Art Of Noise; We Belong To The Night - Pat Benetar; Wide Boy - Nik Kershaw
Personal File: Phil Collins
Bitz: Elaine Paige; Meat Loaf, "Piece Of The Action"; XTC, "Wake Up", Skyscraper And The Snakes, Helium Kids; ZZ Top, "Legs"; Associates, "Breakfast"; Shakatak, "Live"; Jonzun Crew, "Lovin'", "Down To Earth"; Pale Fountains, "…From Across The Kitchen Table", "Jean's Not Happening"; Zak Starkey, Boz Burrell, Micky Moody; "Feed The World", Edinburgh, New Order, Orchestra Jazira, Mari Wilson, Waterboys, Sid Presley Experience, Rezillos, Shaky Table And The Loose Legs; "Lloyd Cole and the Commotions"; James Ingram, "Ya Mo Be There"; New Jersey Mass Choir, "I Want To Know What Love Is"; Roland Rat, "No. 1 Rat Fan"; Grandmaster Flash, "Sign Of The Times"; Big Country; Julian Cope, "Sunspots"; Tartan Army: Paul King, Andrew Ridgeley, Roddy Frame, Rolling Stones, Eurythmics, Boy George, Steve Strange, Spandau Ballet, Slade, Bay City Rollers, Rod Stewart, Ian Anderson; Streetsounds, "Love Ballads", Pat Benatar; Malley the cat; Orange Juice split, Edwyn Collins, "Ain't That Always The Way", Paul Quinn
Single reviews (Tom Hibbert): Sunspots - Julian Cope; The Last Kiss - David Cassidy; Some Foreign Shore - Nirvana Devils; In Jeopardy - Roger Hodgson / No 1 Rat Fan - Roland Rat Superstar; How Soon Is Now? - Smiths; Heart User - Cliff Richard; I Built The World - Farmer's Boys; Wake Up - XTC; Let Me Down Easy - Stranglers; This Is Not America - David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group; Just Another Night - Mick Jagger; In Shreds - Chameleons; Invitation To Dance - Kim Carnes
Album reviews (Tom Hibbert / Simon Mills / Chris Heath): Centerfield - John Fogerty; Starchild - Teena Marie; The Bad And Lowdown World Of The Kane Gang - Kane Gang
Nights Out: New Order; Chaka Khan
Other: Love Is...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

RIP Steve Strange (1959 - 2015)

Smash Hits, January 22, 1981 Smash Hits, July 23, 1981

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