Friday, November 13, 2020

November 13 - 26, 1980

Smash Hits, November 13, 1980

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Cover: Debbie Harry
Centrespread: Rod Stewart
Back cover: Ultravox
Interviews: Blondie; The Jacksons; Sheena Easton
Lyrics: Same Old Scene – Roxy Music; Ace Of Spades – Motorhead; Kill The Poor – Dead Kennedys; Party In Paris – UK Subs; Sueperman’s Big Sister – Ian Dury & the Blockheads; Lovely One – Jacksons; Loving Just For Fun – Kelly Marie; Earth Dies Screaming – UB40; Never Knew Love Like This Before – Stephanie Mills; The Night The Wine & The Roses – Liquid Gold; Concrete Jungle – Specials; Don’t Walk Away – Electric Light Orchestra; Passion – Rod Stewart; Flight 19 – B.A. Robertson; Banana Republic – Boomtown Rats
Bitz: Ian Dury & the Blockheads tour; B-52’s; Basement 5; Dindisc; Simple Minds; Bob Marley; PiL, Image Publique S.A., Martin Atkins; Brian Brain; Talking Heads; Secret Affair, Seb Shelton; Human League split, British Electric Foundation; Babylon soundtrack; Dennis Bovell; The Twelve Days of Madness; Miniatures, Pipe Records, Roger McGough, Martin Chambers, Andy Partridge; all time top ten: Pete Wylie; Steve Peregrine Took, Paul Kantner, Tom Robinson, Mo-Dettes
Single reviews (Mike Stand): Green Green Grass Of Home – John Otway; Bright Eyes – Matthew Butler; Strobe Light – B-52s; Invitation What Have We Got To Lose – Sector 27; Whip It – Devo; Women In Uniform – Iron Maiden; Classic Remains – Colin Newman; Dark Companion – Tuxedo Moon; Stompin’ With The Cat – Fabulous Poodles; Runaway Boys – Stray Cats; Tender Falls The Rain – Randy Crawford; Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen; Whispering Waltzes – Shona Lang; It Shows In Your Face – The Gas; Victim Of Time – Reckless; Nobody Takes Me Seriously – Split Enz; Peaches ‘N’ Cream / Foxy – Supercharge; One Trick Pony – Paul Simon
Album reviews (David Hepworth / Beverly Hillier / Mark Ellen / Steve Taylor): The Wanderer – Donna Summer; Luminous Basement – Tourists; All Shook Up – Cheap Trick; QE2 – Mike Oldfield; Hotter Than July – Stevie Wonder; The Story So Far – The Mo-Dettes; Chas Jankel – Chas Jankel; Jeopardy – The Sound; Gentleman Take Polaroids – Japan; Kings Of The Wild Frontier – Adam & the Ants
Independent Singles (Red Starr): Explain / Let Me Feel It – The R.B.’s (Phoenix); Politics – Girls At Our Best (Record Records); Seven Minutes – Wah! Heat (Inevitable)
Independent Albums (Mike Stand): In The Flat Field – Bauhaus (4AD)
Other: Strange Tales From A Music Paper

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