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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Haircut 100 - Pelican West - 1982

Pelican West  is the first album from Haircut 100, released in February 1982 on Arista Records. It was produced by Bob Sargeant.  The album reached No. 2 on the British charts and peaked at No. 31 on the U.S. Billboard album charts. 

Listen to the Full album:

Track listing:
1. Love Plus One

2. Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
3. Lemon Firebrigade
4. Marine Boy
5. Milk Film
6. Kingsize (You're My Little Steam Whistle)
7. Fantastic Day
8. Baked Bean
9. Snow Girl
10. Love's Got Me In Triangles
11. Surprise Me Again  
12. Calling Captain Autumn  

Smash Hits Review


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Midge Ure - If I Was - 1985

Midge Ure -  "If I Was"

The 3rd Single from Midge Ure was released in September 1985 and reached Number 1 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Midge Ure and Danny Mitchell, it was released on Chrysalis records on  7 inch & 12 inch Single and spent 14 weeks on the chart.

                                                        Number One Review

Smash Hits Review

                                                             Extended Mix

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Paul Young - No Parlez - 1983

No Parlez  is the debut solo album from Paul Young, released on 17th July 1983 on CBS/Columbia Records. It was produced by Laurie Latham.  The album reached No. 1 on the British charts. 

Listen to the Full album:
Track Listing:

  1. "Come Back and Stay"
  2. "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
  3. "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)"
  4. "Ku Ku Kurama"
  5. "No Parlez"

    6.  "Love of the Common People"
    7.  "Oh Women" 
    8.  "Iron Out the Rough Spots" 
    9.  "Broken Man"
  10.  "Tender Trap"
  11.  "Sex" 

Smash Hits Review
Number One Magazine Review


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Duran Duran - A View To A Kill - 1985

Duran Duran -  "A View To A Kill"

The 13th Single from Duran Duran was released in May 1985 and reached Number 2 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Duran Duran and John Barry it was released on Emi /Capitol records on  7 inch & 12 inch Single and spent  16 weeks on the chart. It peaked at Number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Chart.

Live Performance

Smash Hits review by Stephen Tin  Tin  Duffy
Number One Review

12 inch Mix