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.