Friday, June 24, 2022

June 24 - July 7, 1982

Smash Hits, June 24, 1982

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Cover: Terry Hall
Centrespread: Bow Wow Wow
Back cover: Joan Jett
Interviews: Fun Boy Three; Diana Ross; New Order; Dollar
Lyrics: Just Who Is The 5 o'Clock Hero? - The Jam; You Little Fool - Elvis Costello; Avalon - Roxy Music; Now Those Days Are Gone - Bucks Fizz; Night Train - Visage; We Take Mystery (To Bed) - Gary Numan; Music And Lights - Imagination; One Hello - Randy Crawford; A Night To Remember - Shalamar; Going To A Go Go - Rolling Stones; Spirit - Bauhaus; Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band; Space Age Love Song - A Flock Of Seagulls; Happy Talk - Captain Sensible; Movie Medley - The Beatles; Your Dream - Adrian Gurvitz
Bitz: Captain Sensible; "Trans-Global Unity Express", Jam; Duran Duran; Ron Francois and Troy Tate leave Teardrop Explodes, Julian Cope, Dave Balfe, Gary Dwyer, Tiny Children; Gary Numan; Police at Gateshead Stadium, Stewart Copeland, So What?, Anti-Nowhere League, Chelsea, Chron-Gen, The Defects; Modern Romance, "By The Way (I'm Still In Love With You)"; Heavy Metal Goes To The Dogs Festival at Hackney Speedway: Spider, Angel Witch, T 34, The Lightning Raiders, Sleak, Saxon, Motorhead; Siouxsie's vocal cords, John McGeogh; Masterbag: "Another Orangutango" - Pigbag; Bruce Springsteen live album, "Protection" - Donna Summer; Pigbag - "The Big Bean", Brian Nevill, Oscar Verdon; "I Want Candy"/"King King" - BowWowWow; all time top ten - Peter Murphy; personal file - Beki Bondage
Single reviews (Neil Tennant): Wham Rap! - Wham!; You Little Fool - Elvis Costello And The Attractions; Talking Out Of Line - Bardo; You're My Kind Of Climate - Rip Rig And Panic; Language Problems - Electric Guitars; Tiny Children - The Teardrop Explodes; Lightning Flash - Brotherhood Of Man; As From New - Mirage; Shy Boy - Bananarama; Now Those Days Are Gone - Bucks Fizz; Let X=X - Laurie Anderson; Just A Memory - The Shakin' Pyramids; Life In The Gladhouse - Modern English; Real Men - Joe Jackson; Little Suzi's On Top - Ph.D.; Night And Day - Everything But The Girl; Music And Lights - Imagination; The Boy From Ipanema - Antena; Paper Heart - Robert King; Plaything - Linx; Tuxedo Lights - The Magnificent Everything; Me And My Girl (Night-clubbing) - David Essex
Album reviews (Ian Birch / David Hepworth / Peter Silverton / Bev Hillier / Fred Dellar / Ian Cranna  ): The Lexicon Of Love - ABC; Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw; Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing - Soft Cell; Send Me A Lullabye - The Go Betweens; Throwin' Down - Rick James; Three Sides Live - Genesis; Gwen Guthrie - Gwen Guthrie; Chill Out - Black Uhuru; Degenerates - The Passage; Love And Dancing - The League Unlimited Orchestra; I Am Cold - Rig Rig & Panic; Windsong - Randy Crawford; We Are…The League - Anti-Nowhere League
Nights Out: Gang Of Four
Other: Smash Hits Quiz Book, part 1

Friday, June 10, 2022

June 10 - 23, 1982

Smash Hits, June 10, 1982

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Cover: Jennie Belle Star
Centrespread: Blondie
Back cover: Junior Giscombe
Interviews: Belle Stars; Kid Creole; Monsoon; Scritti Politti
Lyrics: No Regrets - Midge Ure; Iko Iko - Belle Stars; Temptation - New Order; Paris Is One Day Away - The Mood; I Want Candy - Bowwowwow; I'm A Wonderful Thing - Kid Creole & The Coconuts; Shakti - Monsoon; Born In The '50s - The Police; Do I Do - Stevie Wonder; The Hop - Theatre Of Hate; New Europeans - Ultravox; I've Never Been To Me - Charlene; Work That Body - Diana Ross; Videotheque - Dollar; Because You're Young - Classix Nouveaux
The Pictures: Nick Heyward, Graham Jones, Haircut One Hundred balloon race; Spandau Ballet at Coronation Street, Gary Kemp, John Keeble, Bet Lynch, Steve Norman, Bert Tilsley, Martin Kemp; Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, The Stillettoes
Bitz: Blondie, AC/DC, Depeche Mode tour; "Complete Madness" videocassette; Topper Headon quits the Clash; Vic Godard and the Subway Sect; Gary Numan, "Micro Music"; "Cat People" soundtrack, David Bowie, "Countryman" soundtrack, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Aswad, Steel Pulse, "Ooh! Aah!" - Fabulous Five; Whitesnake: Ian Paice, Neil Murray, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, David Coverdale; Midge Ure; Vinyl Frontier: Plaything - Linx; Night And Day - Joe Jackson; Now Those Days Are Gone/Takin' Me Higher - Bucks Fizz; Just Who Is The 5 o'Clock Hero/The Great Depression/War - The Jam; You Little Fool/Big Sister/Stamping Ground - Elvis Costello And The Attractions; Living A Lie/In Spain - The dB's; Tiny Children/Rachel Built A Steamboat/Sleeping Gas - Teardrop Explodes; Hey Marie/Scat The Riff - Stargazers; all time top ten - Junior; personal file - Joan Jett
Single reviews (Fred Dellar): Do I Do - Stevie Wonder; Shakti - Monsoon; The Beatles Movie Medley - The Beatles; I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow; Going To A Go-Go - Rolling Stones; Dancing In The Street - Van Halen; Old Fashioned Love - Smokey Robinson; Back To School Again - Four Tops; 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone; Hey Marie - Stargazers; Show Me Where You're Coming From - Carrie Lucas; Space Age Love Song - A Flock Of Seagulls; Pinball Cha Cha - Yello; Life In The Gladhouse - Modern English; She Don't Fool Me - Status Quo; Fashion - Charge; Run, Run, Run - Funkapolitan; Your Dream - Adrian Gurvitz; Spirit - Bauhaus; Videotheque - Dollar; Runaway - Thompson Twins; Hey, Now I'm In Love - Vic Godard
Album reviews (Neil Tennant / Beverly Hillier / Pete Silverton / Tim De Lisle): The Changeling - Toyah; Straight From The Heart - Patrice Rushen; 2 x 45 - Cabaret Voltaire; Zip Style Method - John Cooper Clarke; Celts And Cobras - Shakin' Pyramids; Heartache - Hambi And The Dance; Still Life (American Concert 1981) - Rolling Stones
Nights Out: Teardrop Explodes, Joan Jett, Queen at Elland Road
Other: Smash Hits journalism contest winners: Julia Llewellyn Smith, Susannah Walker

Friday, May 27, 2022

May 27 - June 9, 1982

Smash Hits, May 27, 1982

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Cover: Toyah
Centrespread: Madness
Back cover: Duran Duran
Interviews: Toyah; The Higsons; Echo & The Bunnymen; Adam Ant
Lyrics: Club Country - Associates; Brave New World - Toyah; Baby It's True - Mari Wilson; Love Is All, Is All Right - UB40; Pinky Blue - Altered Images; Paperlate - Genesis; Cantonese Boy - Japan; The Back Of Love - Echo & The Bunnymen; 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street - The Jam; House Of Fun - Madness; A Little Peace - Nicole; Faithless - Scritti Politti; Rhythm Of The Jungle - The Quick; Island Of Lost Souls - Blondie; Fireworks - Siouxsie And The Banshees
The Pictures: The Capital Goaldiggers: Suggs; Gillan; Terry Hall; Dave Wakeling
Bitz: Patrice Rushen; Honey Bane; Mood Six; Public Image Ltd; "The Power Age" - Ross Halfin/Pete Makowski, "Pop Quiz" - Jill Sinclair/Frances Whitaker, "The Beatles" - TV Times/Look-In; Haircut One Hundred; The Human League: "You're My Baby", "Don't You Know That I Want You", "I Can't Get To Sleep At Night"; Helen Barrett, Joanne Payne; Classix Nouveaux, Jimi Sumen; Stevie Wonder; Doll By Doll; XTC, Limelight; World Of Music, Arts And Dance Festival: Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Beat, The Burundi Drummers, Pigbag, Rip Rig & Panic; Siouxsie And The Banshees, Elephant Fayre; Vinyl Frontier: "Fabrique" - Fashion, "Celts And Cobras" - Shakin' Pyramids, "Lovely Money" / "I Think I'm Wonderful" - Damned, "2 x 45" - Cabaret Voltaire, "Jama Rico" - Rico, "Space Age Love Song" - A Flock Of Seagulls, "Zip Style Method" - John Cooper Clarke; all time top ten - Billy McKenzie; personal file - Mari Wilson
Single reviews (David Hepworth): The Back Of Love - Echo & The Bunnymen; Magic Fly - Space; Temptation - New Order; Pinky Blue - Altered Images; Brave New World - Toyah; House Of Fun - Madness; Crashing Down - The Nolans; Pagan Lovesong - Virgin Prunes; Fireworks - Siouxsie & The Banshees; Love Is All Is All Right - UB40; Early In The Morning - The Gap Band; I Man Bitter - Pluto; Crimson And Clover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten - Jane Aire; 3 x 3 (Paperlate / You Might Recall) - Genesis; Because You're Young - Classix Nouveaux; Days On The Mountain / Postcard From Waterloo - Tom Verlaine
Album reviews (David Hepworth / Bev Hillier / Dave Rimmer / Ian Cranna / Neil Tennant / Johnny Black / Time de Lisle / Ian Birch ): Select - Kim Wilde; Screaming Blue Murder - Girlschool; The Hunter - Blondie; The Key Of Dreams - Section 25; Sweets From A Stranger - Squeeze; The Greatest Hit - Blue Orchids; Dura Dance - Various Artists (Kurtis Blow, Hamilton Bohannon, Gap Band, Central Lone, Light Of The World, Junior Giscombe, Four Tops, Kool & The Gang); Songs For Sale - Vic Godard & The Subway Sect; Tropical Gangsters - Kid Creole & The Coconuts; Sex, Sweat And Blood (The New Danceability) - Various Artists (Fashion, 23 Skidoo, "So Hungry, So Angry - Medium Medium, "Wonderful Offer" - Laura Logic); Avalon - Roxy Music; Shuttered Room - The Fixx
Nights Out: Status Quo

Friday, May 13, 2022

May 13 - 26, 1982

Smash Hits, May 13, 1982

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Cover: Yazoo
Centrespread: Gary Numan
Back cover: Spandau Ballet
Interviews: Yazoo; Bryan Ferry; Bucks Fizz
Lyrics: The Telephone Always Rings - Fun Boy Three; Only You - Yazoo; Fantasy Island - Tight Fit; Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out!) - Rocky Sharpe & the Replays; The Look Of Love - ABC; Adolescent Sex - Japan; Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen; Nobody - Toni Basil; The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden; Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran; Talk Talk - Talk Talk; Torch - Soft Cell; I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Girl Crazy - Hot Chocolate; I Won't Let You Down - PhD
The Pictures: Lemmy, Meatloaf; Fun Boy Three, The Swinging Laurels: Lynval Golding, Gary Birtles, John Laurel, Mark O'Hara, Dean Sargent, Neville Staples, Terry Hall; Tony Hadley
Bitz: Rocky Sharpe, Eric Rondo, Johnny Stud, Helen Highwater; Killing Joke; Mo-Dettes, Sue Slack, Melissa Ritter; Madness, House Of Fun; Thompson Twins: John Roog, Matthew Seligman, Chris Bell, Pete Dodd, Joe Leeway, Allanah Currie, Tom Bailey; Joe Strummer goes missing; Adam Ant goes solo; Belle Stars: Clare Hurst; PhD: Tony Hymas, Jim Diamond; Gary Numan; Mari Wilson And The Wilsations; PRT Records, Sugarhill, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five; Hot Shower: Budgie, Hawkwind, Slade, Grand Prix, Heaven; Saxon, The Eagle Has Landed; Simple Minds, Mike Ogletree; Queen tour; Joan Jett; Nine Below Zero split, Dennis Greaves; Rational Records, Irrationale, The Delmontes (So It's Not To Be/Don't Cry Your Tears), Josef K, The Associates, Bene Blanche Et Les Affairs Du Coeur, The Distance, Article 58; Jim Morrison, Mark E. Smith; all time top ten - Leee John; personal file - Simon Underwood
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Scream Down At Me - China Crisis; Look Of Love - ABC; Torch - Soft Cell; Goody Two Shoes - Adam And The Ants; The Telephone Always Rings - Fun Boy Three; Ball Of Confusion - BEF Presents Tina Turner; Before I Let Go - Maze; White Boy - Culture Club / Grace - The Band A.K.A.; Club Country - Associates; Island Of Lost Souls -- Blondie; I Love A Man In Uniform - Gang Of Four; Attack…Alternative - The Exploited / The Winner - Infra-Riot / Reason For Existence - Subhumans / Pure Punk For Row People - The Gonads / Smash The Discos - The Business / Survival - The Defects; Sons Of Sons - Clock DVA; Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran; Are You Hearing (What I Hear) - Level 42 / No Way Out - UK Players; No Thugs In Our House - XTC; The Hop - Theatre Of Hate; Save Us - Philip Japp; Cantonese Boy - Japan; A Little Peace - Nicole
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Bev Hillier / Ian Cranna / Pete Silverton / Neil Tennant / Mark Ellen): Rio - Duran Duran; Night Birds - Shakatak; Pornography - The Cure; Funkapolitan - Funkapolitan; Bucks Fizz - Bucks Fizz; Combat Rock - The Clash; Pinky Blue - Altered Images; The Golden Age Of Wireless - Thomas Dolby; Tokyo Mobile Music I - Various Artists (Akiko Yano, Earthling); Tug Of War - Paul McCartney; Hot Space - Queen; Sulk - The Associates
Nights Out: The Cure

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Future Radio - the new single from Circuit3

Future Radio: a song I co-wrote!

"Every Circuit3 album features a track co-written with Brian McCloskey, better known to many as the curator of the Smash Hits archive Like Punk Never Happened. From California, he sent me lyrics...." - Peter Fitzpatrick, Circuit3

I wrote the lyric for Future Radio, the lead single from Technology For The Youth, the upcoming album by Circuit3 on AnalogueTrash; it has an early-eighties snythpop vibe, so I hope readers of Smash Hits will enjoy it - and share it!

You can listen to Future Radio and buy it here. The single includes a remix by Ricardo Autobahn.

Friday, April 29, 2022

April 29 - May 12, 1982

Smash Hits, April 29, 1982

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Cover: Nick Heyward
Centrespread: Adam Ant
Back cover: Pigbag
Interviews: Soft Cell (readers' Q&A); Blancmange; Nick Heyward; Jim Kerr, Simple Minds
Lyrics: Save It For Later - The Beat; Night Birds - Shakatak; Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band; Meaning Of Love - Depeche Mode; God's Kitchen - Blancmange; Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney; Shirley - Shakin' Stevens; Itchycoo Park - Small Faces; See Jungle! (Jungle Boy!) - Bowwowwow; I Specialize In Love - Sharon Brown; Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds; Got No Brains - Bad Manners; This Time (We'll Get It Right) - England World Cup Squad; Mama (Used To Say) - Junior
The Pictures: Sheila Chandra appendicitis; Steve Strange, The Palace; Carmel
Bitz: Junior Giscombe; The Ants, Goody Two Shoes/Red Scab, Bogdan Wiczling; Flag Of Convenience: Steve Diggle, DP, John Maher, Dave Farrow; Monsters Of Rock: Status Quo, UFO, Blackfoot; China Crisis, The Culture Club, King Trigger, The Higsons, Vic Godard; Echo & The Bunnymen; Saxa; Soft Cell; Rod Stewart; Roger Taylor; Smash Hits binder offer; Roxy Music; Weekend: Alison Statton; XTC, Andy Partridge; Gang Of Four: Dave Allen, The Waitresses, Sara Lee; Japan: tour, "Bamboo Music", David Sylvian, Riuchi Sakamoto, Richard Barbieri, Lustans Lekejer, Mick Karn, Robert Palmer; Hazel O'Connor, Jangles; all time top ten - Trevor Horn; personal file - Sheila Chandra
Single reviews (Martin Fry): Faithless - Scritti Politti; We Feel Good (The Future's Looking Fine) - Endgames; Baby It's You - Mari Wilson; Know Your Rights - The Clash; Nobody - Toni Basil; Walk On By - D Train; No Doves Fly Here - The Mob; Stand Strong E.P. - Vice Squad; Got No Brains - Bad Manners; Body Language - Queen; You Make Me Feel Like I'm Wearing New Clothes - The Sinatras; Act Like You Know - Fat Larry's Band; Look Now - The Fall; Shirley - Shakin' Stevens; Talk Back - Stiff Little Fingers; Edge Of 17 - Stevie Nicks; Big Science - Laurie Anderson; Welcome John Paul - St. Winifred's School Choir; Suspicious Minds - Candi Staton; Fantasy Island - Tight Fit; What Goes Around And Around - Brandi Wells; The Meaning Of Love - Depeche Mode; Storm - Carmel; I'm A Wonderful Thing - Hazel O'Connor; On TV - Buggles
Album reviews (Fred Dellar / Rosalyn Chissick / David Bostock / Ian Birch): Jump Up! - Elton John; I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; 1982 - Status Quo; Seven Tears - Goombay Dance Band; Big Science - Laurie Anderson; Ji - Junior Giscombe
Nights Out: Classix Nouveaux

Friday, April 15, 2022

April 15 - 28, 1982

Smash Hits, April 15, 1982

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Cover: Bananarama
Centrespread: David Slyvian
Back cover: Classix Nouveaux
Interviews: Meat Loaf; Bardo; Squeeze
Lyrics: More Than This - Roxy Music; Instinction - Spandau Ballet; Amour Amour - Mobiles; View From A Bridge - Kim Wilde; Ever So Lonely - Monsoon; Have You Ever Been In Love - Leo Sayer; I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar; Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Adverts; Iron Fist - Motorhead; Don't Call It Love - Girlschool; Black Coffee In Bed - Squeeze; Really Saying Something - Bananarama; Streetplayer - Fashion; I Ran - A Flock Of Seagulls
Bitz: Gary Tibbs and Terry Lee Miall quit Adam and the Ants; Andy Partridge food poisoning; Blondie;  Status Quo, Prince's Trust; Queen, Teardrop Explodes; A Flock Of Seagulls, Mike Score, Frank Maudsley, Ali Score, Paul Reynolds; Revillos looking for new backing singers, Eugene Reynolds, Drax; "Toyah" - Mike West; Horace Gentleman quits The Specials, Exegesis; Gary Numan house-hunting in Los Angeles; Joe Jackson, Graham Maby, Larry Tolfree; Haircut One Hundred, Oxford Street HMV, Chris Langham; The Vinyl Frontier: Bad Manners, Split Enz, Swell Maps, Comsat Angels, The Clash, Kid Creole; all time top ten - Mulligan; personal file - Mike Nolan
The Pictures: Madness, George Cole, Arthur Daley, Bedders, Lee Woody, Complete Madness; Angie Bowie, Steve Jensen, Mick Karn, Satis Verborum; Vicious Pink Phenomenon, Josie, Robert Reeval, "My Private Tokyo"
Single reviews (Ian Birch): View From A Bridge - Kim Wilde; Instinction - Spandau Ballet; Uncle Sam / Portrait Of Heart - Rhythm Of Life; Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - David Bowie; Glad To Know You - Chas Jankel; Strange Woman - Alton Edwards; I'm A Believer - Twinkle; Talk Talk - Talk Talk; Sweetheart - David Essex; Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Radio Silence (Venice In Peril) - Thomas Dolby; Ebony & Ivory - Paul McCartney; King Of The Flies - Fad Gadget; This Is The House - Eurythmics; I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Weekend - Alvin Stardust; I'm Your Toy - Elvis Costello and the Attractions; One Step Further - Bardo; Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds; Remember - Shambeko! Say Wah!; Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band; Black Coffee In Bed - Squeeze; Make A Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John; Bo Mbanda - Pablo; Radio - Members
Album reviews (Karen Schlosberg / Mark Ellen / Fred Dellar / Pete Silverton / Dave Rimmer / Johnny Black / David Hepworth): La Verite - Classix Nouveaux; Portrait - The Nolans; Life On The Wire - Morrisey Mullen; III - Killing Joke; A Flock Of Seagulls; Rap Tracks / Genius Of Love - Various Artists; Event Horizon - The Necessaries; Bill Wyman; The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads - Talking Heads; Groovy Decay - Robyn Hitchcock
Nights Out: Motorhead
Other: A Day On The Town With Bananarama

Friday, April 1, 2022

April 1 - 14, 1982

Smash Hits, April 1, 1982

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Cover: Simon Le Bon
Centrespread: Depeche Mode
Back cover: Genesis
Interviews: Simon Le Bon; Bauhaus; Fashion; XTC
Lyrics: Fantastic Day - Haircut One Hundred; Temporary Beauty - Graham Parker; The Beat Is Mine - Vicky 'D'; Is It A Dream - Classix Nouveaux; The "Sweetest Girl" - Scritti Politti; Ain't No Pleasing You - Chas And Dave; Tell Me Tomorrow - Smokey Robinson; Give Me Back My Heart - Dollar; My Camera Never Lies - Bucks Fizz; Ball And Chain - XTC; Dear John - Status Quo; House On Fire - Boomtown Rats; Man On The Corner - Genesis
The Pictures: Mari Wilson, Candide, Amanda; Vincent Clarke, Genevieve Alison Moyet, Yazoo; Mick Jones Joe Strummer, Clash in Japan
Bitz: David Bowie; Elvis Costello; Simple Minds; Dave Gahan, Alf Gover; Queen, Old Trafford, portable loos, the Pope; Sal Solo; Roxy Music; Pluto Shervington; Pigbag; Girlschool, Enid Williams, Gil Weston, Kevin Rowland; The Beat; Shambeko! Say Wah!; Toyah; Trevor Horn; Monsoon, Steve Coe, Sheila Chandra, Dari Mankoo; James Brown; Spandau Ballet; all time top ten - Chris Sullivan (Blue Rondo A La Turk); personal file - Steve Grant (Tight Fit)
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): Anyone Who Had A Heart - B.E.F. Presents Sandie Shaw; More Than This - Roxy Music; Really Saying Something - Bananarama with the Fun Boy Three; I Hate People - Anti-Nowhere League; You Got The Power - War / Every Way But Loose - Oneness Of Juju; Ode To Perfume - Holger Czukay; Give Me Back My Heart - Dollar; Do What You Wanna Do - The Cage featuring Nona Hendryx; My Camera Never Lies - Bucks Fizz; Amour Amour - Mobiles; It's Been Hours Now - Dead Or Alive; Resist Dance - OGI; Iron Fist - Motorhead / Wildlife - Girlschool; Ti Na Na - Huang Chung; No Life No Future - The Expelled; God's Kitchen - Blancmange
Album reviews (Pete Silverton / Neil Tennant / Ian Birch / Karen Schlosberg / Tim De Lisle / Fred Dellar / Beverly Hillier): Iron Fist - Motorhead; 100% Cotton - The Jets; Music Of Quality And Distinction - B.E.F.; DE7 - Dave Edmunds; Straight Between The Eyes - Rainbow; V Deep - Boomtown Rats; Third Degree - Nine Below Zero; Adventures In Modern Recording - Buggles; The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden; The Best - Quincy Jones; Nothing Can Stop Us - Robert Wyatt
Nights Out: Pigbag; The Jam Other: Why Do Albums Have Such Silly Names?; Earth Wind & Fire live

Friday, March 18, 2022

March 18 - 31, 1982

Smash Hits, March 18, 1982

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Cover: Altered Images
Centrespread: John Taylor / Kim Wilde
Back cover: Orange Juice
Interviews: Associates; Midge Ure; Iron Maiden; Altered Images
Lyrics: The Damned Don't Cry - Visage; Party Fears Two - Associates; Deutscher Girls - Adam and the Ants; Harden My Heart - Quarterflash; Stars On Stevie - Starsound; Read 'Em And Weep - Meat Loaf; Hollywood - Thin Lizzy; Your Honour - Pluto; Layla - Derek and the Dominos; Just An Illusion - Imagination; Classic - Adrian Gurvitz; Ghosts - Japan; Waterloo Sunset - Kinks; See Those Eyes - Altered Images
The Pictures: Toyah, Hazel O'Connor, Kim Wilde; Susanne Suley, Mike Nolan; Phil Oakey; Steve Strange; Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Toni Basil
Bitz: Tight Fit, James Tod, Ken Gold, Julie Harris, Denise Gyngell, Steve Grant, Tim Friese-Green; Blondie; The Secret Policeman's Ball; Hugh Cornwell, "Charlie's Last Stand"; "Punk And Disorderly", Vice Squad, Disrupters, Blitz, The Insane, Chaos UK, Peter And The Test Tube Babies; Peter Murphy, Maxell ads; Squeeze; David Sylvian, Steve Jansen, Riuichi Sakamoto; Trevor Horn, Dollar, ABC; BowWowWow; Spandau Ballet, "Diamond', The Freshies split; Go-Go's; Elton John, "Jump Up", Chris Thomas, Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson; Altered Images; all time top ten - Terry Hall; personal file - Siobhan Fahey
Single reviews (Tim De Lisle): Factory - Bim; See Those Eyes - Altered Images; The Damned Don't Cry - Visage; I Can't Even Touch You - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel; A New Fashion - Bill Wyman; Memory - Barbra Streisand; Disco Rough - Mathematiques Modernes; Work That Sucker To Death - Xavier / Hydraulic Pump - P-Funk All Stars; Ghosts - Japan; Natural Mystic - Bob Marley and the Wailers; Temporary Beauty - Graham Parker; Night Of The Long Knives - Kudos Points; Friends - Adam and the Ants; Life During Wartime Live - Talking Heads; Never Be The Same - Christopher Cross; The Celtic Soul Brothers - Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express; Wanna Be With You - Earth Wind & Fire; Tell Me Tomorrow - Smokey Robinson / Castles In The Air - Don McLean; Ball And Chain - XTC; Fred Vom Jupiter - Die Doraus & Die Marinas
Album reviews (Neil Tennant / David Hepworth / Red Starr / Ian Birch / Mark Ellen / Beverly Hillier / Fred Dellar): The Gift - The Jam; Quarterflash - Quarterflash; The Blue Mask - Lou Reed; Maybe It's Live - Robert Palmer; The Anvil - Visage; Set - Thompson Twins; Business As Usual - Secret Affair; 7 Songs - 23 Skidoo; Pedigree Charm - Lora Logic; The Early Tapes July/August 1980 - Level 42; Time And The River - The Bongos; Another Grey Area - Graham Parker; Not To - Colin Newman
Nights Out: Bauhaus; Buzzz
Other: Shots From The Cots: baby photographs of Suggs, Nick Heyward, Steve Strange, Toyah, Kim Wilde, Geoff Deane, Biff Byford, David Gahan

Friday, March 4, 2022

March 4 - 17, 1982

Smash Hits, March 4, 1982

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Cover: Martin Fry (ABC)
Centrespread: Soft Cell
Back cover: free Toyah / Human League poster
Interviews: Paul Weller (My Favourite Things); ABC; Human League; Kirk Brandon, Theatre Of Hate
Lyrics: Music For Chameleons - Gary Numan; Love Makes The World Go Round - The Jets; Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden; Mickey - Toni Basil; You're The One For Me - D. Train; Let's Start To Dance Again - Hamilton Bohannon; Precious - The Jam; Don't Stop - The Mood; School's Out - Alice Cooper; Showroom Dummies - Kraftwerk; Some Guys Have All The Luck - Robert Palmer; Don't Love Me Too Hard - The Nolans; The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit; Fool If You Think It's Over - Elkie Brooks
The Pictures: Buzzz; Alice Cooper; Alan Wilder, Depeche Mode
Bitz: Gary Numan; Sunbeam GRII Double Sandwich Maker, Stranglers, Golden Brown; Paul McCartney, The Cimarons, Reggaebility; Twenty With A Bullet; Echo and the Bunnymen, "Shine So Hard", "Le Via Luonge"; Vice Squad, Beki Bondage; Altered Images, "See Those Eyes", "Pinky Blue"'; Pete Shelley; Skids split up, Richard Jobson, Russell Webb, Stuart Adamson; The Jam, "The Gift"; Madness; Status Quo, Pete Kircher; Richard "Dimples" Field; Whitesnake, Mick Moody; Soft Cell; J. Geils Band; The Jets, Bob Cotton; all time top ten - Jake Burns; personal file - Joanne (Human League)
Single reviews (): Party Fears Two - Associates; Work - Spizz Energi 2; Crime Of Life - Funkapolitan; Kick In The Eye - Bauhaus; Music For Chameleons - Gary Numan; Hollywood - Thin Lizzy; The View From Her Room - Weekend; Tonight I'm Gonna Love You All Over - Four Tops; Crimson - Rudi / Sweet Talk - Rimshots; Snack Attack - Godley & Creme; Seven And Seven Is - Alice Cooper; Sex Unter Wasser - D.A.F.; House On Fire - Boomtown Rats; Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) - Kool and the Gang; 'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor? - Alexei Sayle; Because You're Young - Private Lives; Let The Four Winds Blow - Tenpole Tudor; Barbara - Randy Edelman; Nightbirds - Shakatak; Inside Mind - Barracudas; Is It A Dream? - Classix Nouveau; In Dreams - Marty Wilde
Album reviews (Mark Ellen / Red Starr / Pete Silverton / Ian Birch / Johnny Black / David Hepworth / Johnny Black / Dave Rimmer): To The Shores Of Lake Placid - Various Artists (Echo & The Bunnymen, The Turquoise Swimming Pools, Big In Japan, Those Naughty Lumps, The Teardrop Explodes, Kevin Stapleton, Whopper); Diamond - Spandau Ballet; Across The Airwaves - Marc Bolan and T. Rex; Fun Boy Three - Fun Boy Three; Solid State Survivor - Yellow Magic Orchestra; Pelican West - Haircut One Hundred; Heart On A Wall - Jimmy Destri; Roman Gods - Fleshtones; Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive - Pigbag; Repercussion - The dB's; Heart Skips Beat - Jona Lewie
Nights Out: Tenpole Tudor
Other: The Human League: An Illustrated Record - drawn by Harry North

Friday, February 18, 2022

February 18 - March 3, 1982

Smash Hits, February 18, 1982

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Cover: Heaven 17
Centrespread: Haircut One Hundred
Back cover: XTC
Interviews: Heaven 17; Mari Wilson; Fad Gadget
Lyrics: Go Wild In The Country - Bowwowwow; Height Of The Fighting - Heaven 17; Restless - Gillan; Centrefold - J. Geils Band; Beat The Beat - Mari Wilson & the Imaginations; Cardiac Arrest - Madness; I Won't Close My Eyes - UB40; Poison Arrow - ABC; That Girl - Stevie Wonder; Let's Get It Up - AC/DC; Ballroom Blitz - Sweet; Mirror Mirror - Diana Ross; I've Had Enough - Earth Wind & Fire; Golden Brown - Stranglers
The Pictures: Cliff Richard; Neville Staples; Linder, Ludus
Bitz: Vinyl Frontier: Kick In The Eye - Bauhaus, Sex Unter Wasser - DAF, Seven And Seven Is - Alice Cooper, Let The Four Winds Blow - Tenpole Tudor, Warmed Over Kisses - Dave Edmunds, Business As Usual - Secret Affair; Human League, Don't You Want Me sells one million; Madness, In The City, Honda; Spandau Ballet tour postponed; Freddie Laker, The Police, Miles Copeland; Hall and Oates; Angelic Upstarts, Glyn Warren goes deaf, Tony Feedback; Bill Wyman, New Fashion; The Ilustrated Book Of Rock Records, The Book Of Rock Lists; Graham Parker, Another Grey Area; Shakatak: George Anderson, Keith Winter, Roger Odell, Bill Sharpe, Nigel Wright; David Bowie, Baal, The Hunger, Spizz; all time top ten - Toni Basil; personal file - Kirk Brandon
Single reviews (Red Starr): Forty Five - Pink Industry; Airwaves - Thomas Dolby; Beautiful Friend - Undertones; Bongo Brain - Revillos; I Think I'll Get My Hair Cut - Jona Lewie; Showroom Dummies - Kraftwerk; Unusual Treatment - Pamela Stephenson; Head Over Heels - Abba; Pineapple Chunk - Jools Holland & his Millionaires; Getting Up - Pigbag; Mirror Man - Talk Talk; I Know What Boys Like - Waitresses; Stars On Stevie Medley - Star Sound; That Girl - Stevie Wonder; Cardiac Arrest - Madness; Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden; Klacto Vee Sedstein - Blue Rondo A La Turk; Height Of The Fighting - Heaven 17; Turn On The Night - Black Sabbath; Lifeline - Troy Tate; I Travel - Simple Minds
Album reviews (Tim de Lisle / Beverly Hillier / Pete Silverton / Red Starr / Neil Tennant / Johnny Black / David Hepworth / David Bostock): Westworld - Theatre Of Hate; Diana's Duets - Diana Ross; Mechanix - UFO; Behind The Magnolia Curtain - Panther Burns; You Can't Hide Your Love Forever - Orange Juice; Nick The Knife - Nick Lowe; Les Visiteurs Du Soir - Mathematiques Modernes / Tout Va Saute - Elli And Jacno; Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Mesopotamia - The B-52's; Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band; Radio Fantasy - Ippo Du / Neuromantic - Yukihiro Takahashi / The Girl Can't Help It - Susan; Your Secret's Safe With Us - Various Artists
Nights Out: UB40; Dead Or Alive
Other: Radio One (Derek Chinnery, Trevor Dann, Bonny Rae, John Peel, Peter Powell, Sue Foster)

Friday, February 4, 2022

February 4 - 17, 1982

Smash Hits, February 04

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Cover: David Sylvian
Centrespread: The Jam
Back cover: Annabella
Interviews: David Sylvian; The Stargazers; Kraftwerk
Lyrics: Listen - Stiff Little Fingers; See You - Depeche Mode; European Son - Japan; Groove Baby Groove - Stargazers; I Wanna Spend Some Time With You - Alton Edwards; I Can't Go For That - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Queen Of The Rapping Scene - Modern Romance; Felicity - Orange Juice; Town Called Malice - The Jam; Do You Believe In The West World - Theatre Of Hate; No Love - Joan Armatrading; Ticket To The Moon - ELO; Never Give Up - George Benson; Don't Tell Me - Central Line
The Pictures: Sandie Shaw, Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh, Heaven 17; Midge Ure
Bitz: Psychedelic Furs: Duncan Kilburn, Roger Morris; Delta 5: Julz, Jackie Callis, Graham High; Fire Engines split up, Davey Henderson; Undertones; Status Quo; The Leek; Gary Numan; Kevin Mooney, Wide Boy Awake; Anti-Nowhere League; PiL; Pigbag; Bananarama, Fun Boy Three; The Jam; Soft Cell; Marc Bolan, "Across The Airwaves"; Stuart Adamson, Big Country; Nick Heyward, Kelsey Park School; Phil Oakey; Theatre Of Hate; all time top ten - Anna Maria (The Mobiles); personal file - Annabella Lwin
Single reviews (Charlie Gillet): Mirror Mirror - Diana Ross; I Won't Close My Eyes - UB40; Poison Arrow - ABC; Banana Split - True Life Confessions; Hepnobeat - Dynamic Hepnotics; Drip Dry Eyes - Yukishiro Takahashi; Harden My Heart - Quarterflash; It Ain't What You Do… - Fun Boy Three with Bananarama; Africa Mine - Passions; One Oh Mine - Chas Jankel; African And White - China Crisis; You Never Told Me (Love Hurts) - Dorothy and Jennifer; Music For Boys - Music For Boys; Every Home Should Have One - Patti Austin; Don't Depend On Me / Time Machine - Direct Drive; I Don't Depend On You - Hot Gossip; Let's Start To Dance Again - Hamilton Bohannon; Saturday Night Special - Fad Gadget; Centre Fold - J. Geils Band; Out Of Reach - Vice Squad; Johnny Are You Queer - Josie Cotton; Let's Get It Up - AC/DC; I Got You Babe - Holly and Joey; Just One Cornetto - Pookiesnackenburger; The Big Country - Big Den Hegarty and the Random Band
Album reviews (Pete Silverton / David Hepworth / Neil Tennant / Mike Stand / Beverly Hillier / Ian Birch): Renegade - Thin Lizzy; English Settlement - XTC; On The Way To The Peak Of Normal - Holger Czukay; The Look - The Look; Give The People What They Want - Kinks; The Sisters - Sister Sledge; The Original Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
Nights Out: Modern Romance; New Order
Other: Spandau Ballet on The Oxford Road Show

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Mini Inish -

I proposed to Noodle on top of the Grianán of Aileach in County Donegal.

To celebrate our tenth anniversary today, I gave her a miniature replica of Grianán, crafted by a Derry artisan: she loves it!

For high-quality, unique Irish gifts, contact Ciaran at Mini Inish.

Friday, January 21, 2022

January 21 - February 3, 1982

Smash Hits, January 21, 1982

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Cover: Depeche Mode
Centrespread: Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
Back cover: ABC
Interviews: Depeche Mode; Go-Go's; Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
Lyrics: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell; Maid Of Orleans - Orchestral Maneouvres; Love Plus One - Haircut One Hundred; We Got The Beat - Go-Go's; Julie - Shakin' Stevens; Senses Working Overtime - XTC; Drowning In Berlin - Mobiles; The Model - Kraftwerk; Computer Love - Kraftwek; Yellow Pearl - Philip Lynott; Landslide - Olivia Newton-John; Best That You Can Do - Christopher Cross; She Loved Like Diamond - Spandau Ballet; Easier Said Than Done - Shakatak
The Pictures: Pauline Black, Trojans; Doug Trendle
Bitz: Marty Wilde; BowWowWow; Japan; Lynval Golding attacked; Stevie Wonder; UB40; ABC; XTC; Central Line; Alton Edwards; Toni Basil; John Coghlan quits Status Quo; Joey Ramone, Holly of the Italians, "I Got You Babe"; all time top ten - Thereza Bazar; personal file - Ian Craig Marsh
Single reviews (Mark Ellen): See You - Depeche Mode; Town Called Malice - The Jam; European Son - Japan; Say Hello Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell; Queen Of The Rapping Scene - Modern Romance; Go Wild In The Country - BowWowWow; She Loved Like Diamond - Spandau Ballet; Dancin' Doctors - Freshies; On Route - OK Jive; The Razor's Edge - Defunkt; Calls The Tune - Hazel O'Connor; Oh Julie - Shakin' Stevens; Ball Of Confusion - Zeitgeist; Landslide - Olivia Newton-John
Album reviews (Dave Rimmer / Fred Dellar / David Bostock): Sextet - A Certain Ratio; Fourth Drawer Down - Associates; A Splash Of Colour - Various Artists
Nights Out: Haircut One Hundred; Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Other: Video: Adam Ant, Mike Mansfield, Dave Robinson, Madness, Steve Barron, Spandau Ballet, Russell Mulcahy; The Specials, Lee Thompson, Boney M, Derek Burbridge, Barney Bubbles

Friday, January 7, 2022

January 7 - 20, 1982

Smash Hits, January 7, 1982

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Cover: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Centrespread: Squeeze
Back cover: Dollar
Interviews: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; Adam Ant; Pigbag; Siouxsie and the Banshees
Lyrics: Sons And Lovers - Hazel O'Connor; Geisha Boys And Temple Girls - Heaven 17; Dreaming Of Me - Depeche Mode; Friends Of Mine - Duran Duran; See Emily Play - Pink Floyd; Monkeys - Echo And The Bunnymen; King Creole - Elvis Presley; Memorabilia - Soft Cell; Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees - Leyton Buzzards; Killer Queen - Queen; Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus; Don't Cry Wolf - The Damned; Psycho Killer - Talking Heads; Being Boiled - Human League; The Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-las
Bitz: Slits split up; psychedelia: Miles Over Matter, Mood Six, "A Splash Of Colour" - The Marble Staircase, The Times, The High Tide, The Doctor, The Earwigs; "To The Shores Of Lake Placid" - The Original Cast (Zoo Records): Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Whopper, The Turquoise Swimming Pools, Those Naughty Lumps, Lori And The Chameleons, Dalek I Love You; personal file - Sally James; Bauhaus, the Sinister Ducks, Curt Vile, gig on a double decker bus in Northampton; Bette Bright and Suggs get married; all time top ten - Gary Tibbs; The Rock Yearbook 1982; "Jangles": Hazel O'Connor, Jesse Birdsall, Our Daughter's Wedding, Tank, Talisman, Haircut One Hundred, Fun Boy Three, Phantoms, Slow Twitch Fibres
Single reviews (Ian Birch): Love Plus One - Haircut One Hundred; Senses Working Overtime - XTC; Restless - Gillan; The Boiler - Rhoda with the Special AKA; Maid Of Orleans - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; Waterline - A Certain Ratio; Felicity / In A Nutshell - Orange Juice; Some Guys Have All The Luck - Robert Palmer; We Love - Joan Armatrading
Album reviews (David Hepworth / Mark Ellen / Peter Silverton / Johnny Black / Ian Cranna / Beverly Hillier / Red Starr) Take It Off - Chic; The Visitors - Abba; Two Bad DJ - Clint Eastwood and General Saint; For Future Reference - Dramatis; Ghosts Of Christmas Past - Various Artists (Aztec Camera, The Names, Paul Haig, Swinging Buildings, Soft Verdict, Durutti Column, Cabaret Voltaire, Tuxedo Moon); The Best Of Odyssey - Odyssey; Breaking Point - Central Line; Das Kabinett - Bill Nelson