Friday, November 26, 2021

November 23 - December 9, 1981

Smash Hits, November 26, 1981

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Cover: Haircut One Hundred
Centrespread: Soft Cell
Back cover: Olivia Newton-John
Interviews: Tenpole Tudor; Haircut One Hundred; Modern Romance; Eddie & Sunshine
Lyrics: Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie; The Voice - Ultravox; I Go To Sleep - Pretenders; Flashback - Imagination; Steppin' Out - Kool & The Gang; Good Morning Universe - Toyah; Mirror Mirror - Dollar; Yes Tonight Josephine - The Jets; My Own Way - Duran Duran; Never Again - Classic Nouveaux; Let's Groove - Earth Wind And Fire; Can't Help Myself - Linx; Me And Mr. Sanchez - Blue Rondo A La Turk; Alternative Title (Randy Scouse Git) - Monkees; Daddy's Home - Cliff Richard
The Pictures: Club Left, Bernie Rhodes, Vic Goddard; Eugene Reynolds; Heavy Metal; St. Cuthbert's Grammar School, Gordon Sumner, Sting
Bitz: Toyah, the Queen Mother; Gary Glitter; Human League 100; Mel Smith; Blue Rondo A La Turk; Richard Jobson, Dog Beneath The Skin; Teardrop Explodes, Ron Francois; Adam Ant; Squeeze, Don Snow; Kool & the Gang; all time top ten: Joanne & Susanne of the Human League; personal file: Dave Ball
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Can't Help Myself - Linx; Flashback - Imagination; Another Teardrop - Eddie Maelov And Sunshine Patterson; Don't You Want Me - Human League; The Land Of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz; Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John & Yoko; I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard; Four More From Toyah - Toyah; My Own Way - Duran Duran; Stranger In The House - George Jones And Elvis Costello; It Goes WAAP - Higsons; Don't Spy On Me - Tot Taylor; Spanish Cabaret - Havana Let's Go; Cumberland Gap / Wabash Cannonball / Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - Shakin' Pyramids and Lonnie Donegan; Been Teen - Dolly Mixture; What A Waste - Ian Dury; We Kill The World - Boney M; Fast Boyfriends - Girls At Our Best; Never In A Million Years - Boomtown Rats; You Still Believe In Me - Kirsty MacColl; Hit It - The Beat; You Could Have Been With Me - Sheena Easton
Album reviews (Ian Cranna / Fred Dellar / Johnny Black / Ian Birch / Pete Silverton / Beverly Hillier / Neil Tennant / Red Starr): Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret - Soft Cell; Jukebox Dury - Ian Dury And The Blockheads; Wilder - Teardrop Explodes; Tonight - Four Tops; Best Of Rainbow - Rainbow; Joy - Skids; Changestwobowie - David Bowie; La Folie - Stranglers; Something Special - Kool & The Gang; Movement - New Order; Gold Und Lieb - Deutsch Amerikanische Freudshaft; Live - Jacksons
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