Friday, February 3, 2023

February 3 - 16, 1983

Smash Hits, February 3, 1983

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Cover: Kajagoogoo
Centrespread: Tears For Fears - Change
Back cover: The Stranglers
Interviews: Kajagoogoo; Aztec Camera; Southern Death Cult; Sharon Redd; Echo & The Bunnymen
Lyrics: Sign Of The Times - Belle Stars; Too Shy - Kajagoogoo; 1999 - Prince; Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Indeep; Oblivious - Aztec Camera; Communication - Spandau Ballet; Get The Balance Right - Depeche Mode; Christian - China Crisis; Change - Tears For Fears; Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes; Gasoline Alley - Elkie Brooks; I'm Not In Love - 10 C.C.; Shiny Shiny - Haysi Fantayzee
Start: personal file - Miranda Joyce; Eurythmics in a field with some cows; Captain Sensible, Animus, Artists For Animals, "Blood On The Ice"; Chevalier Brothers, Skiddilybop; Pigbag: Angela Jaeger, Simon Underwood, Kosi, Chris Lea, Ollie Moore, James Johnston, Oscar Verden, Brian Neville, "Hit The 'O' Deck", "Lend An Ear"; Orange Juice, "Rip It Up"; Def Leppard: Phil Collen, Jo Elliot, Rick Allen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage
Bitz: "Last Linx"; Patti Smith, "Because The Night"; Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, baby boy Robert; David Hepworth's daughter, Clare; Cindy And The Saffrons, Joanne Whalley, Anne Dudley; Soft Cell; Laura Brannigan, "Gloria", Umberto Tozzi, Jonathan King, Octopussy, Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope; Mick Karn, Ballet Rambert, Richard Barbieri; New Order, "Power, Corruption And Lies"; Heaven 17; Haircut One Hundred split up; Bruce Foxton signs with Polydor; Rick Buckler; Culture Club; Iron Maiden, Nicko McBrain; Thin Lizzy split, John Sykes; Indeep: Mike Cleveland, Rose Marie Ramsey, Reggi Maglorie; all time top ten - Alf
Single reviews (Fred Dellar): The Harder They Come - Rockers Revenge / Love Is All - Jimmy Cliff; Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger; You Are - Lionel Richie; New Frontier - Donald Fagen; The Tunnel Of Love - Fun Boy Three; Love Makes You Crazy - Mike Batt / Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar; Love's A Lonely Place To Be - Virginia Astley; I Knew You When - Linda Ronstadt; For Whom The Bell Tolls - Fad Gadget; Johnny Remember Me - The Meteors; Gi's A Job - Yosser's Gang; Hang On To Your Heart - Bardo; Billie Jean - Michael Jackson / Come Give Your Love To Me - Janet Jackson; Get The Balance Right - Depeche Mode; My Kind Of Lady - Supertramp; Stop In The Name Of Love - Barbara Dickson; Loved One's An Angel - Blue Zoo; Lagartija Nick - Bauhaus; Communication - Spandau Ballet; Cath - The Bluebells
Album reviews (Bev Hillier / David Hepworth / Neil Tennant / Kimberley Leston / Ian Birch): Tough - Kurtis Blow; Channel One / Well Charge - Various Artists (Tamlins, Mighty Diamonds); Stonekillers - Prince Charles and the City Beat Band; Attack! - The Revillos!; Powerhouse - Earth Wind & Fire; Waiting - Fun Boy Three; The Belle Stars - The Belle Stars
Nights Out: The Mud Club; Yakety-Yak!
Other: Australian bands: Cold Chisel, Little Heroes, Icehouse

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