Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24 - May 7, 1985

Smash Hits, April 24, 1985

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Cover: Nick Rhodes
Back cover: China Crisis
Interviews: The Damned; ABC; Kim Wilde; New Edition; Anne Pigalle; Nick Rhodes (readers' photography contest)
Lyrics: Black Man Ray - China Crisis; Cry - Godley & Creme; Would I Lie To You? - Eurythmics; Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds; Baby Come And Get It - Pointer Sisters; So Far Away - Dire Straits; Cherish - Kool & the Gang; Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon; Walking On The Chinese Wall - Philip Bailey; One More Night - Phil Collins; Be Near Me - ABC; Walls Come Tumbling Down - Style Council
Personal File: Nasher Nash
Bitz: Paul King; Style Council, Paul Weller, Mick Talbot, Steve White, Helen Turner, Dee C. Lee, Camille Hinds; Howard Jones, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Thomas Dolby; Kevin Godley, Lol Creme; Untouchables: Glenn Symonds, Clyde Grimes, Jerry Miller, Caine Carruthers, Chuck Askerneese, Josh Harris; Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams", Johnny Walker, Steve Rapport; Brighton Busking Festival (May 25 - 27); Thompson Twins, Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway; Smiths, "Meat Is Murder", anti-meat songs, Howard Jones, Terry Hall, Thompson Twins, Paul Weller, Nik Kershaw, Michael Jackson, Limahl, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Captain Sensible, "Wot - No Meat?"; Madness, Zarjazz, Charm School, "Life's A Deceiver"; Neil Tennant quits Smash Hits, Pet Shop Boys; Pogues, "A Pair Of Brown Eyes"; Bob Geldof, "The Wall", Mel Smith, Phil Daniels, Ian Dury, "The Fantasist"; Agnetha, "I Won't Let You Go", Terry Wogan; Anne Hogan, "Kickabye", Budgie, Nick Cave, Raoul Reverse, Marc Almond; Tommy Boy Records, "Planet Rock", Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force, "Space Cowboy", Jonzun Crew; Dukes Of Stratosphear, Sir John Johns, Lord Cornelius Plum, E.I.E.I. Owens, The Red Curtain, XTC
Single reviews (Roland Orzabal): The Mole From The Ministry - Dukes Of Stratophear; The Glamorous Life - Sheila E.; Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody - David Lee Roth; Cherish - Kool & the Gang; I Was Born To Love You - Freddie Mercury; Froggy Mix - James Brown; Walking On Sunshine - Katina and the Waves; Magic Touch - Loose Ends; Love Comes - Gary Glitter; Walls Come Tumbling Down - Style Council; Over The Sea - Jesse Rae; Romance - David Cassidy; The Word Girl - Scritti Politti; Sunset Grill - Don Henley; Shirt - Two People; Watch Me Catch Fire - Big Heat; Move Me - Woodentops; Love Is . . . - Vikki; Animal Instinct - Commodores; Ticket To Ride - Beatles
Album reviews (Ian Cranna / Linda Duff / Simon Mills / Lola Borg / Mark Ellen): Virgins And Philistines - Colour Field; Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi; Turn On Your Radio - Change; Go Go Crankin' - Various Artists; Third World / Sense Of Purpose - Third World; Reggae Greats - Wailers
Nights Out: Tears For Fears; The Smiths

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 11 - 24, 1985

Smash Hits, April 11, 1985

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Cover: Nik Kershaw
Centrespread: Morrissey
Back cover: Depeche Mode
Interviews: Nik Kershaw; Billy Bragg; Phil Collins; USA For Africa; Thompson Twins; Dream Academy; Cocteau Twins
Lyrics: Lover Come Back To Me - Dead Or Alive; Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - David Grant & Jaki Graham; Clouds Across The Moon - Rah Band; Eye To Eye - Chaka Khan; Castles In The Air - Colour Field; I Feel Love - Bronski Beat & Marc Almond; Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar; Look Mama - Howard Jones; Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy; Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson
Personal File: Bruno Brookes
Bitz: Alphaville, "Jet Set"; Jimmy Nail, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", Roger Taylor; Dead Or Alive, "Youthquake"; Pseudo Echo, "Listening"; Phil Collins, "One More Night"; Michael Jackson, Alison Moyet, Paul Young, Wham!, Bruce Springsteen, Psychedelic Furs; Ashford & Simpson, "Babies", Amanda White; Stewart Copeland, "Kateja", Ray Lema, "The Rhythmatist"; Strawberry Switchblade, Kimberley Leston; James Brown; Fat Boys, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Mark Morales; Big Daddy; Bauhaus, Pete Murphy, Dali's Car, Love And Rockets, "Ball Of Confusion"; Annie Whitehead, "Alien Style"; Sheila E; "And Suddenly There Came A Bang", Art Of Noise, "Daft As A …", Anne Pigalle, "Why Does It Have To Be This Way?"; Toy Dolls, "She Goes To Finos"; Simple Minds, "Don't You (Forget About Me)"; pop star toys
Single reviews (Peter Martin): Duel - Propaganda; Roll Over - Thompson Twins; Nineteen - Paul Hardcastle; Don't Fall In Love I Said - Toyah; Don't Worry Baby - Los Lobos; I Feel Love - Bronski Beat / Marc Almond; Wait - Jacksons; We Are The World - USA For Africa; One More Night - Phil Collins; Look Mama - Howard Jones; Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simples Minds; The Air That I Breathe - Julio Iglesias; Eye To Eye - Chaka Khan; Let's Make Africa Green Again - B.R.A.F.A.; So Far Away - Dire Straits; Beyond The Sea (La Mer) - George Benson; When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout
Album reviews (Simon Mills / Chris Heath / William Shaw / Tom Hibbert / Simon Braithwaite / Peter Martin / Ian Cranna): The Fat Boys - The Fat Boys; Dance Like Ammunition - 1000 Mexicans; Crossover - Winston Reedy; Rogues Gallery - Slade; Go West - Go West; Working Nights - Working Week; Love Not Money - Everything But The Girl; So Where Are You? - Loose Ends; Flaunt The Imperfection - China Crisis; Helen & The Horns - Helen & The Horns
Nights Out: The Pogues; Frankie Goes To Hollywood