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Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop!


We are a Smash Hits appreciation podcast dedicated to the swingorilliant British pop magazine which ran from 1978 to 2006. In each episode, we take an old issue of Ver Hits (usually from the 1980s but may slip a year or two either side of that) and discuss what’s on its pages, looking at who’s riding high on the carousel and who’s heading down the dumper.


We always have a guest to help us along the way, so we’ll be talking to the readers, the writers, and who knows, maybe even the odd pop star who appeared in its pages. Hang on tight!



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Buy us a coffee and help keep the carousel spinning: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppodWelcome to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this episode, Gav and Si are joined by pop critic, author, DJ and Chart Music podcast regular, Simon Price.The carousel spins us back to October 1979, Simon's very first issue, and inside we discover punk, mod, disco and a whole lot more! We also discuss Simon's recent book on The Cure, Curepedia. This episode is dedicated to the great Neil Kulkarni.Read Simon's tribute to Neil on The Quietus: https://thequietus.com/articles/33777-remembering-neil-kulkarni-simon-priceCurepedia: https://store.whiterabbitbooks.co.uk/products/curepediaRead along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2009/10/october-4-17-1979.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-14/22-4-october-17-october-1979And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5N56zc6peiXkNFmZEgnz6F?si=8a1dcabbd07948a7YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuGa2zdqWbr3qRMVWhX-qHaL&si=2w5U6zApeFqbtXWNHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Simon PriceCONTACT DETAILS:Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/X: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/BlueSky: https://bsky.app/profile/giddypoppod.bsky.socialThreads: https://www.threads.net/@giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this episode, we take a trip to the Carousel's reading room to talk to find out all about Phew, Eh Readers?, a new book collecting selected works of Smash Hits and Q scribe Tom Hibbert, with the book's co-editor Jasper Murison-Bowie and designer (and former Smash Hits staffer) Caroline Grimshaw. We also hear from Hibbert's Smash Hits colleagues Barry McIlhenney, Sylvia Patterson* and Mark Ellen who share their memories of working with him.Here's the book blurb:The influence of Tom Hibbert's music writing across print, radio, TV and podcasts is incomparable. From his genre-defining work at Smash Hits to his 'Who the Hell ... ?' profiles for Q magazine and beyond, this book brings together many of Hibbert's funniest writings.Compiled by Barney Hoskyns and Jasper Murison-Bowie at Rock's Backpages, the archive of music journalism, Phew, Eh Readers? showcases some of Hibbert's greatest pieces. Presented thematically and chronologically, they highlight his marvellously eccentric perspective on life and popular culture. Many leading writers and journalists attest to Hibbert's genius. This compendium supplements his writing with new reflections on Tom from some of his peers, colleagues and admirers, including Mark Ellen, Bob Stanley, Tom Doyle, Chris Heath, Sylvia Patterson, along with his widow Allyce.Phew, Eh Readers? is a must-read homage to one of the most influential writers of our time, a man who left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape.HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUESTS: Jasper Murison-Bowie & Caroline Grimshaw*Sylvia Patterson clip from Word In Your Ear episode 225: https://shows.acast.com/word-in-your-ear-2/episodes/5fe229acf896715ee8319696. Many thanks to Mark Ellen & David Hepworth for letting us borrow this snippet.CONTACT DETAILS:Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/X: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/BlueSky: https://bsky.app/profile/giddypoppod.bsky.socialThreads: https://www.threads.net/@giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Buy us a coffee and help keep the carousel spinning: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppodWelcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.Award-winning journalist, author and Smash Hits legend Chris Heath (Details, Rolling Stone, GQ, Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams) joins us on the carousel as it spins back to March 1987. Chris gives us a taste of life at Ver Hits as he visits Boy George at home, goes on the road with the Beastie Boys, chats to Mental As Anything on the phone and a whole lot more.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-11-24-1987.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-9/216-11th-march-24th-march-1987And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3gyM5zFIxn86GOEVadM66B?si=789ffade0b664824YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuGdJPq2PMYAkOJbtKDjVpmf&si=U4hSREwJ7ShDwYrfRonnie Carnwath's radio show: https://cobwebsandstrange.weebly.com/HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Chris HeathCONTACT DETAILS:Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/X: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/BlueSky: https://bsky.app/profile/giddypoppod.bsky.socialThreads: https://www.threads.net/@giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Buy us a coffee and help keep the carousel spinning: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppodWelcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.In this episode we go back to December 1982 with musician Miki Berenyi (Lush, Piroshka) for a slice of life as a true pop kid! Along the way we discuss Tears For Fears, Madness, Culture Club, the results of the 1982 Smash Hits poll and a whole lot more! New York looms large throughout, but did Miki ever own a pair of legwarmers? Listen and find out!Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2022/12/december-23-1982-january-5-1983.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-4/106-23rd-dec-1982-5th-jan-1983And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/07ltx30UgdidlX6ECD8XzQYouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuH_BLygDxzC2aDbGL7OAk2c&si=PHNZmHaXPG0qE1zAHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Miki BerenyiCONTACT DETAILS:TwiXter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/BlueSky: https://bsky.app/profile/giddypoppod.bsky.socialThreads: https://www.threads.net/@giddypoppodWebsite: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Simon and Gavin pop up for a quick spin on the carousel to share some exciting news! Listen and all will be revealed... Then get down to your nearest newsagent on Sunday 6th August! We'll be back with a full episode in the autumn.CONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.In this episode we go back to August 1982 with Gav's old school mate Sue Humphreys. The cover star is John Taylor, and inside the mag are features on Duran Duran, The Stranglers and Sting, with the usual Bitz, RSVP, singles reviews and lyrics.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2012/08/august-19-september-1-1982.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-4/97-19th-august-1st-september-1982And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1UCTGnZd5DK1XsgikiAEMSYouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuE5gdb-BcdwcCqOsRR2fAYkTop 40 on BBC Radio 1 from August 22nd, 1982: https://www.mixcloud.com/Andy_JS/uk-top-40-sunday-22nd-august-1982-with-tommy-vance-90-mins/HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Sue HumphreysCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by popular culture and sport writer Nige Tassell as we spin the carousel back October 1981.The cover stars are The Fun Boy Three and inside the mag are Julian Cope, Japan, Girls At Our Best and a whole lot more, alongside the usual Bitz, RSVP, singles reviews and lyrics.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2011/10/october-29-november-11-1981.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-3/76-29th-october-11th-november-1981And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4W5DewDFmsX6XikTjHMwjJYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuHC_j6KKkxMuSK8Eusim4KRNige's latest book, Whatever Happened to the C86 Kids?: An Indie Odyssey, is out now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whatever-Happened-C86-Kids-Odyssey/dp/1788705580/Top 40 on BBC Radio 1 from October 25th, 1981: https://www.mixcloud.com/Andy_JS/uk-top-40-sunday-25th-october-1981-with-tony-blackburn-90-mins/HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Nige TassellCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to The Giddy Carousel of Pop's Christmas Bonus! A little episode to round up/round off the year, as Simon and Gavin pick out some of their fave podcasts, books and music-related films and tv of the last 12 months. Plus a shoutout to recent Ko-Fi supporters. We'll be back for a full ride on the carousel in 2023. Until then, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!CONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by our American podcast cousins, Brian and Sarah from Permanent Record Podcast - https://www.permanentrecordpodcast.com/ - as the carousel spins us back to August 1986. And there's much to discuss! The cover stars are The Human League. Also featured are Doctor & The Medics, Paul McCartney, Killing Joke, Tina Turner, Katrina & The Waves, Spandau Ballet, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Zodiac Mindwarp and a whole lot more, alongside the usual Bitz, RSVP, singles reviews and lyrics.Gav also tells us about his new book, We Peaked At Paper - https://www.boatwhistle.com/we-peaked-at-paper. Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2016/08/august-13-26-1986.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-8/201-13th-august-26th-august-1986And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Yu8MNz9OxkJb42hTGfgzgYouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEV6c6O3vemC_035uCpQ5WPHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Brian and Sarah from Permanent Record PodcastCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by musician Helen O'Hara (Dexys, Tanita Tikaram, Tim Burgess) for a spin back to December 1982, when Helen, as part of Dexys, was literally riding high on the giddy carousel of pop (sometimes a little too giddy).Artists discussed include Dexy's Midnight Runners, Yazoo, Abba, Whitesnake, Shalamar, Julian Cope and many more. Former Smash Hits editor Mark Ellen also jumps on for a quick ride to tell us about the making of the legendary Smash Hits Christmas flex-disc.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2012/12/december-9-22-1982.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-4/105-9th-december-22nd-december-1982And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1oTQIfExIqrkIOFAC4jBwjYouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuER31txcQH79EdoxsIOpHaBCheck out Helen's book here: http://www.route-online.com/all-books/whats-she-like.htmlHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Helen O'HaraCAMEO: Mark EllenCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the 'so called' pop mag Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by voiceover, writer, composer and podcaster Emma Clarke, as we spin back to May 1982 for the confessions of a pre-teen pop fan.Artists discussed include Associates, Toyah, Adam Ant, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2012/05/may-27-june-9-1982.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-4/91-27th-may-9th-june-1982And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5b5OOBdIRvWHnLa74khqZl?si=d9c2c4a780364ef4YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuFK8ENWUX51FjFi94E3AYwaCheck out Gavin and Simon on the Infrequency podcast Movements, Scenes And Genres: https://infrequency.co.uk/80s-pop-nuggets-with-the-giddy-carousel-of-pop-movements-scenes-and-genres/Find out more about our guest here: https://emmaclarke.com/HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Emma ClarkeCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the 'so called' pop mag Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by PR guru and musician Julian Henry joins us on the carousel as we spin back to January 1989.Julian gives us a little peep behind the pop curtain as we discuss Holly Johnson, Then Jericho, Brother Beyond, Milli Vanilli, Climie Fisher, Neneh Cherry and a whole lot more.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-11-24-1989.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-11/264-11th-january-24th-january-1989And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7zRNJt4ymF5tbMwc4UOX0F?si=ee7dced6c9ec49b7YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEDXEyswX4VeFUONTNapqGoHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Julian HenryCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by author/illustrator and former Smash Hits staffer Nadia Shireen on the carousel as we spin back to September 1988.Under discussion are Pet Shop Boys, Glenn Medeiros, the Smash Hits Readers' Poll, The Pasadenas, Bros and a whole lot more.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-7-20-1988.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/7th---20th-september-1988And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7EAVjRfrttS0P2xvMAosl9?si=9e79ccef31614b24YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEVJIBrSQnX7yRPeqDbFvUUHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Nadia ShireenCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by Australian writer and columnist Sarina Rowell [http://imaginedslights.com/] to talk about her Smash Hits memories as an 80s pop kid in a land down under, looking at the bumper December 1983 issue of Ver Hits.Discussed are Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw, Paul Young, Tina Turner, Status Quo, Robert Smith and a whole lot more.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2013/12/december-8-21-1983.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-5/copy-of-130-24th-november-7th-decAnd check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/10LLLWbY69jKUCYauNet42YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuHvFWRIeSELEC7UpXMvrXk6HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Sarina RowellCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to a special bonus episode of The Giddy Carousel of Pop. If you heard our last episode with Mark Ellen, you'll know that we spoke to Adam & The Ants' guitarist Marco Pirroni about his memories of Smash Hits. But we talked about so much more and thought that you might like to hear it. So here it is! HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Marco PirroniCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by music mag legend and former Smash Hits editor Mark Ellen, as the carousel spins back to June 1981. There's also a second guest on the carousel - Adam & The Ants guitarist Marc Pirroni, who shares his memories of the cover story, Smash Hits and a whole lot more (look out for a bonus episode coming soon).Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-11-24-1981.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-3/66-11th-june-24th-junbe-1981And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2zXgIf3RFvwj2IcT63APWOYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEVRB3VCkoZSrg3alhftPx5HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Mark EllenCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by pop kid and deputy chair of the Philip Larkin Society, Lyn Lockwood to look at the Smash Hits of 3-16 July 1985. Along the way we encounter Howard Jones, Humpe Humpe, Madonna, Duran Duran, The Style Council, Elton John, The Damned, Russ Abott, The Grumbleweeds, Max Headroom and Simply Red among others, plus the usual Bitz, RSVP and reviews.Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-3-16-1985.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/172---3rd-july---16th-july-1985And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7lwoP1z9TCjP7BRJKlevbt?si=84a4206534a646bbYouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuGStgTVfK1ivysp4fG-gsQLHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Lyn LockwoodCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode writer, podcaster and former drummer with The Fall (1980-85) Paul Hanley joins us to peruse a 'double A side' issue of Smash Hits from 1981 and a whole lot more. Along the way we encounter Adam & The Ants, Stray Cats, Kim Wilde, Prince, Kraftwerk, Sparks, Stars On 45, Landscape, The Jam and Spandau Ballet among others, plus the usual Bitz, Letters and reviews. Paul also talks about his time with The Fall, who also happen to appear in the pages of this very issue of Ver Hits. Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-28-june-10-1981.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-3/65-28th-may-10th-june-1981And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4y2tamlz788cS400axVwNj?si=a5af18cb72bf4434YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuECrfcwXtIhmD3N_mXfX2cCHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Paul HanleyCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In this episode, writer Jude Rogers (The Guardian, The Quietus, Mojo and more) takes us back to her days as a day 10 year-old pop kid in August 1988 and the very first Smash Hits she ever bought. Along the way we discuss Kylie Minogue, Pat Benatar, Tanita Tikaram, Yazz, Bomb The Bass, Bros, Nik Kershaw, Billy Idol, R.E.M., Brother Beyond, band t-shirts, Prince, Michael Jackson and loads more! Plus the usual RSVP and singles reviews. We also hear from one of the pop stars who appears in this issue of Ver Hits! Read along with us.Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-10-23-1988.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/253---10th---23rd-august-1988And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4pQ3f0PGBTUBfQvXIQ2N9f?si=060354fb6a754ee5YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuH25A8xUMjMNEOveV2vc9QuFind out more about the many things Jude does via her website: http://www.juderogers.com/Jude’s interview with Sylvia Patterson And Miranda Sawyer (The Quietus, 2016): https://thequietus.com/articles/20560-sylvia-patterson-miranda-sawyer-jude-rogers-interviewJude’s piece on her REM fandom (The Guardian, 2021): https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/feb/24/rem-how-the-arty-pop-gods-taught-a-shy-south-wales-girl-to-be-herselfHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Jude RogersCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In the this bumper episode, TV and film production designer and (most importantly) pop kid Richard Drew joins us on the carousel as it spins back to the Smash Hits of late February 1983. OMD are on the front cover and inside we find Musical Youth, Spandau Ballet, Thompson Twins, The Belle Stars, David Bowie, Marillion, Toto, Level 42, China Crisis, The Gap Band, Haysi Fantayzee, JoBoxers, Bonnie Tyler, Orange Juice, Eurythmics, The Beatles, Icehouse and Wham! alongside all the regular features (Bitz, Get Smart, Letters, RSVP). There's a lot to discuss! Read along with us! Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2013/02/february-17-march-2-1983.htmlSmash Hits Remembered: https://sites.google.com/site/smashhitsmagazineremembered11/17th-february---2nd-march-1983And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits! Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/24Q8zZrQdk6wBcQrA2aJwG?si=dac94c874f9e4533YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEqBFgIkM4ZT3al0OYHEFtKHOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Richard Drew CONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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