Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this first edition of the Smash Hits appreciation podcast, we have a good look at Ver Hits from 6-19 November 1985, with our good buddy Tim Robinson (of Manchester-based production/DJ outfit Nightdubbing) lending a helping hand in this rummage through the back issues of pop.
Among the regular fortnightly columns (Bitz, Get Smart, Singles & Albums Reviews, RSVP, Black Type), artists discussed include: Simple Minds, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Kate Bush, Howard Jones, Grace Jones, Midge Ure, Marc Almond, Echo & The Bunnymen, Madness, UB40, Captain Sensible, Wham!, Pet Shop Boys, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Spandau Ballet, Paul Hardcastle, The Waterboys and loads more.
READING AND LISTENING LINKS
Read the issue for yourself thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered and check out the music on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio!
Like Punk Never Happened: http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2015/11/november-6-19-1985.html
Smash Hits Remembered: https://sites.google.com/site/smashhitsmagazineremembered37/6th—19th-november-1985
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