Friday, April 19, 2019

April 19 - May 2, 1979

Smash Hits, April 19,1979

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Cover: Poly Styrene
Centrespread: Siouxsie & the Banshees
Back cover: Sylvester
Interviews: Squeeze; Poly Styrene; Roxy Music
Lyrics: Imagination - Rocky Sharpe & The Replays; Silly Thing / Who Killed Bambi? - Sex Pistols; Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel; I Don't Wanna Lose You - Kandidate; Turn The Music Up - The Players Association; Wow - Kate Bush; The Logical Song - Supertramp; Don't Stop Me Now - Queen; Here Comes The Night - Beach Boys; Dance Away - Roxy Music; Goodnight Tonight - Wings; Some Girls - Racey; Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
Bitz: Boomtown Rats tour USA; Status Quo; Phil Lynott, Steve Jones, Paul Cook; Skids, Bill Nelson; Darts, Roy Wood; Members; Sister Sledge, Bernard Rogers, Nile Edwards; Gibson Brothers, Osmonds, Maurice Gibb; Beach Boys; Sham 69; Blondie; Undertones; Rezillos, John Callis, Angel Patterson, Simon Templar; The Who, Kenny Jones
Single reviews (Cliff White): I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts; Lydia - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers; Highly Inflammable - X-Ray Spex; Never Had A Love Like This Before - Tavares; Dance Away - Roxy Music; Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees; I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - Electric Prunes; The Adventures Of The Love Crusader - Sarah Brightman & the Starship Troopers; Nice Legs, Shame About The Face - Monks; Tell Everybody - Herbie Hancock; Come Go With Me - Del Vikings
Album reviews (Red Starr): Haven't Stopped Dancin' - Gonzalez; Windstorm - Gloria Jones; Timeless - Isley Brothers; Everything Is Green - Inner Circle; Livin' Inside Your Love - George Benson; Falling In Love - Frankie Miller; At The Chelsea Nightclub - The Members; Squeezing Out Sparks - Graham Parker & The Rumour; Breakfast In America - Supertramp

April 19 - May 2, 1989

Smash Hits, April 19, 1989

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Friday, April 5, 2019

April 5 - 18, 1979

Smash Hits, April 5 - 18, 1979 - p.01

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Cover: Jimmy Pursey
Centrespread: Kate Bush
Back cover: The Members
Interviews: The Members; The Jacksons; Dire Straits
Lyrics: Cool For Cats - Squeeze; Valley Of The Dolls - Generation X; Questions And Answers - Sham 69; Offshore Banking Business - Members; The Staircase (Mystery) - Siouxsie And The Banshees; I (Who Have Nothing) - Sylvester; Fire - Pointer Sisters; Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) - G.Q.; Let's Fly Away - Voyage; I Go To Pieces - Rachel Sweet; Cuba - Gibson Brothers; The Runner - The Three Degrees; He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge; Gimmix! Play Loud - John Cooper Clarke; Saturday Night (Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees) - Leyton Buzzards;
Bitz: Sex Pistols, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Joan Jett, "You Don't Own Me", Johnny Rotten, Glen Matlock; Jean Jacques Burnel; Elton John; Dennis Wilson, Christine McVie; Sex Pistols, "Something Else", silver disc; The Jam tour; Sylvester; Rezillos, Fay Fife, Eugene Reynolds; Sham 69; Paul McCartney, Wings, Laurence Juber, Steve Holly; Siouxsie & the Banshees; The Three Degrees, Prince Charles, Valerie Holiday, Princess Margaret; The Tubes; Gloria Gaynor; John Otway, "Frightened And Scared", missing vocals; Blondie; Sarah Brightman, Starship Troopers
Single reviews (Cliff White): I Go To Pieces - Rachel Sweet; I (Who Have Nothing) - Sylvester; Mystery Dance - Dyan Diamond; The Staircase (Mystery) - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Offshore Banking Business - Members; Silly Thing - Sex Pistols; Questions And Answers - Sham 69; Pop Muzik - M; Disco Junction - Side Effect; Cool For Cats - Squeeze; Valley Of The Dolls - Generation X; Shoot Shoot - UFO; Holy Ghost - Bar Kays; Sha La La Means I Love You - Barry White; Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll) - Funkadelic; Goodnight Tonight - Wings; It Hurts To Be In Love - Paul Shuttleworth; Aint Got No Balls - Precious Little
Album reviews (Red Starr): Viva - La Dusseldorf; Tigers And Fireflies - Lynsey De Paul; Wild Child - Valerie Carter; Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love You - Jerry Butler; Music From Consequences - Godley And Creme; TRB Two - Tom Robinson Band; Frogs, Sprouts, Clogs And Krauts - The Rumour

April 5 - 18, 1989

Smash Hits, April 05, 1989

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