Friday, December 9, 2022

December 9 - 22, 1982

Smash Hits, December 09, 1982

(click on the image to see the full issue)

some kindly soul (not me) has uploaded both sides of the Christmas flexidisc: Side One / Side Two

Cover: Kevin Rowland
Centrespread: Soft Cell
Back cover: Human League
Interviews: Yazoo; Shalamar; Abba; Whitesnake; Dexy's Midnight Runners
Lyrics: Dear Addy - Kid Creole & The Coconuts; Changes - Imagination; Where The Heart Is - Soft Cell; Buffalo Gals - Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team; Let's Go To Bed - The Cure; The More I See (The Less I Believe) - Fun Boy Three; Love - John Lennon; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Shakin' Stevens; Save Your Love - Renee And Renato; Thank You - Pale Fountains; Louise - Phil Everly; Little Town - Cliff Richard; I'm Alright - Steve Wright and the Afternoon Boys
Start: personal file - George Michael; E.T.; The Beat, Ranking Roger; A Flock Of Seagulls, Mike Score; Jim and Mark Kerr; Mick Karn, Orly; Simon and Jonathan LeBon
Bitz: all time top ten - Siobhan Fahey; Bow Wow Wow, "Go Wild In The Country", "Scandalous", Pamela Stephenson, Sir John Gielgud; Echo And The Bunnymen, "The Happy Loss"; Malcolm McLaren; Marc Bolan, "Billy Super Duper", "The Children Of Rarn Suite", "Mellow Love", "Christmas Bop"; Teardrop Explodes split, The Dumbfounding Two; Pale Fountains, Michael Head, Chris McCaffrey, Andy Diagram; "Pillows And Prayers", Cherry Red, Monochrome Set, Marine Girls, Attila The Stockbroker, Everything But The Girl, The Passage; Survival Records, Tik And Tok, Richard Bone; Spandau Ballet, Gary Kemp, "The Late Late Breakfast Show" "D.J."; David Sylvian, Japan, Eric Satie; "Party Party" soundtrack, "Tutti Frutti" - Sting, "No Feelings" - Bananarama, Bad Manners, Modern Romance, Midge Ure, Madness, Altered Images, Elvis Costello; Carmel; Ian Gillan must stop singing for nine months
Single reviews (Tim De Lisle): Dear Addy EP - Kid Creole and the Coconuts; Let's Get This Straight From The Start / Old - Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners; My Man - Yoko Ono; A Picture Of You - Alvin Stardust; Holding Me Tight - Pinkees; Where The Heart Is - Soft Cell; Party Party - Elvis Costello and the Attractions with the Royal Guard Horns; In The Name Of Love - Sharon Redd; More Than A Dream - The Farmer's Boys; Hi-De-Hi, Hi-De-Ho - Kool & the Gang; Last Respects - Alan Clayson and the Argonauts; I Feel Love - Donna Summer; To Love A Child - Frank Sinatra; Under Attack - Abba; Your Turn To Run (I Will Be Your Only One) - Malaria!; Sound Patterns - Fox In Socks; The More I See (The Less I Believe) - Fun Boy Three; Feels Like Winter Again - Fiat Lux; War Crimes - The Special A.K.A.; All The Love In The World - Dionne Warwick; Changes - Imagination
Album reviews (Neil Tennant / Bev Hillier / Peter Silverton / Kimberley Leston / Dave Rimmer / Fred Dellar / Mark Ellen / Ian Birch): Dig The New Breed - The Jam; Thriller - Michael Jackson; African Girl - Winston Groovy; Talk Of The Devil - Ozzy Osbourne; Force The Hand Of Chance - Psychic TV; Invitations - Shakatak; Get Nervous - Pat Benatar; Coda - Led Zeppelin; Lovers' Rock - Gregory Isaacs; Main Attraction - Suzi Quatro; Promises - Allez Allez; Wild Things Run Fast - Joni Mitchell
Nights Out: Thomas Dolby; Marillion; Talk Talk

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