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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.

A proud part of the We Made This podcast network.
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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.html Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/172---3rd-july---16th-july-1985 And 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=84a4206534a646bb YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuGStgTVfK1ivysp4fG-gsQL The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: 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/giddypoppodWE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispodWebsite: https://wemadethispod.com/
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.html Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-3/65-28th-may-10th-june-1981 And 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=a5af18cb72bf4434 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuECrfcwXtIhmD3N_mXfX2cC The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: 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/giddypoppodWE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispodWebsite: https://wemadethispod.com/
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-herselfOur episode with Barry McIlheney where he talks about his encounter with Michael Jackson: https://link.chtbl.com/yt2JHMWr The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: 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/giddypoppodWE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispodWebsite: https://wemadethispod.com/
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.html Smash Hits Remembered: https://sites.google.com/site/smashhitsmagazineremembered11/17th-february---2nd-march-1983 And 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=dac94c874f9e4533 YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEqBFgIkM4ZT3al0OYHEFtK The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: 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/giddypoppodWE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Grab some paper and a pen and prepare yourselves for The Giddy Carousel of Pop's Quizorilliant Christmas Quiz!10 rounds. 50 questions. And all taken from the pages of Smash Hits (so if any of the answers are wrong, blame them!). There are no prizes, it's just a bit of fun. But do let us know how you get on.Are you ready?Don't forget, you're in control, so use pause and rewind if you must, but no cheating. The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
In our first foray into the 1990s, journalist and podcaster Laura Kelly from The Big Issue joins us on the carousel and takes us back to the Smash Hits of 1-14 April 1992. And it's a very different Smash Hits from what we've covered so far on the podcast, with TV and film stars getting as much attention as pop stars. We're also introduced to a raft of new features including 'No! Not The Biscuit Tin!' and Sylvia Patterson steals the show with her glorious feature on the Manic Street Preachers. Laura tells us about the life-changing impact that piece had on her as a 10-year old music fan growing up in Belfast. *Disclaimer: Any positive opinions about Right Said Fred were made before they brought shame on Ver Hits family. Just so you know.Read along with us! Thanks to Smash Hits Remembered: https://www.flickr.com/photos/57779449@N02/sets/72157712621301448/with/49367880712/And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1IFNmBzy3EuOV1WGeKAbpjYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuFgLI525fUYo25RyyKRp8gzThe Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Laura Kelly CONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Andrew Harrison, former editor of Select, Q and Mixmag and co-host of Bigmouth podcast (among many other things) joins us on the carousel to look at the Smash Hits of 29 May - 11 June 1980. In a wide-ranging conversation, artists discussed include Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, The Specials, Hot Chocolate and many more. Andrew also tells us about his own involvement in Smash Hits and reflects on a career in music mags and some of the lessons learned.Read along with us! Thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered. http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-29-june-11-1980.html or https://sites.google.com/site/smashhitsmagazineremembered23/29th-may---11th-june-1980. And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6PdXyhQTaxzhw81324p8Db?si=qKbmTxw2SuGN_83RfUNRnw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuHApEVZfp8_A5OKW274-LDv The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg GUEST: Andrew HarrisonCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/ Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Summer Special

Summer Special

2020-08-0701:08:37

Welcome to The Giddy Carousel of Pop's swingorilliant summer special! Simon and Gavin snip out their favourite bits from the ten issues of Smash Hits they've covered so far on the podcast, and stick them in their audio scrapbook to share with you. It'll brighten up your summer! The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts. HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg GUESTS: Julie Hamill, David Hepworth, Rachael Galletly, Simon Philo, Catherine Sked, Barry McIlheney, Patricia Caliskan, Tim Robinson, Hannah Verdier.CONTACT DETAILS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispodWebsite: https://wemadethispod.com/
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! We continue our look back at the Smash Hits of 17-30 July 1985 with the help of Tim Robinson from DJ/production duo Nightdubbing. Having dealt with all the Live Aid content in our last episode, we turn our attention to the rest of the mag which includes features on Phil Oakey, Bucks Fizz, Belouis Some and The Redskins, along with the usual lyrics, Bitz, Singles Reviews and RSVP. If you didn't hear our Live Aid special in the last part of this podcast, please check it out! Read along with us! Thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered. http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-17-30-1985.html https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/173---17th-july---30th-july-1985 And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits including plenty of Live Aid highlights. SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0wwYsj1U4eGAzgjz8dbG7P?si=K4MOt9AIR2Owh5vjOuwU1g YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEqm6Oh9d1CxyeKHg4xeFkG The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts. HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg GUEST: Tim Robinson CONTACT DETAILS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/ Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ WE MADE THIS Twitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride!To mark the 35th anniversary of Live Aid, we go back to the Smash Hits of 17-30 July 1985 with the help of Tim Robinson from DJ/production duo Nightdubbing. We look at Ver Hits coverage of the historic concerts and hear from people who were there or watched from home. We also speak to three former Smash Hits editors - David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and Barry McIlheney - about their memories of the day along with BBC TV director David G Croft. Read along with us! Thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered.http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-17-30-1985.html https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/173---17th-july---30th-july-1985 And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits including plenty of Live Aid highlights. SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0wwYsj1U4eGAzgjz8dbG7P?si=K4MOt9AIR2Owh5vjOuwU1g YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEqm6Oh9d1CxyeKHg4xeFkG The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Tim Robinson, David Hepworth, Mark Ellen, Barry McIlheney, David G CroftCONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispodWebsite: https://wemadethispod.com/
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In this episode we go back to the Smash Hits of 9-22 October 1985 with broadcaster, writer and pop geek Julie Hamill. Pete Burns and Morrissey grace the cover and other artists discussed include Simon Le Bon, The Cure, Five Star, Lloyd Cole, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol and many more. Read along with us! Thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered. http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2015/10/october-9-22-1985.html http://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/179---9th-october---22nd-october-1985 And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3n7ke8l2YFuT2ct8ifQkrv?si=sNAJkEl3R5qtokVR5VBXQA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuFonJ39-F_JObVzx5jvosve The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts. HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg GUEST: Julie Hamill CONTACT DETAILS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/ Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In part two of our chat with former Smash Hits editor Barry McIlheney about his time at Ver Hits (October 1986 to January 1989) we continue out look at the issue of 25 March - 7 April 1987. If you missed part one, go and listen to it now!In just three years, Barry went from being a library assistant living with his mum in Belfast to editor of Britain's brightest pop mag, via spells at Hot Press and Melody Maker. It was under his editorship that Smash Hits achieved its highest-ever circulation figures, but it wasn't all plain sailing. From going to dinner with Michael Jackson to asking the members of U2 to draw a duck, Barry takes us behind the scenes of what life was like at Ver Hits. Artists discussed include The Mission, Mel & Kim, The Blow Monkeys, Bruce Willis, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, U2 and Genesis.Read along with us! Find scans of the issue here http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-25-april-7-1987.html and here http://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/217---25th-march---7th-april-1987 And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dtx6oKHsXkoX7QgWk34rg?si=TntHiPUCTJajZ8NzJIg9PA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuFlkbulM8Y8ytV-lxhZB_GL The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts. HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg GUEST: Barry McIlheney CONTACT DETAILS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/ Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In the first of two parts, Simon and Gavin chat to former Smash Hits editor Barry McIlheney about his time at Ver Hits (October 1986 to January 1989) and the 25 March - 7 April 1987 issue in particular. In just three years, Barry went from being a library assistant living with his mum in Belfast to editor of Britain's brightest pop mag, via spells at Hot Press and Melody Maker. It was under his editorship that Smash Hits achieved its highest-ever circulation figures, but it wasn't all plain sailing. From upsetting rock royalty to putting the wrong pop star on the cover, Barry takes us behind the scenes of what life was like at Ver Hits. Artists discussed include The Mission, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Terence Trent D'Arby and Curiosity Killed The Cat. Tom Hibbert takes a trip to Downing Street to meet Margaret Thatcher and Gavin dons his detective's cap and tracks down an RSVP pop kid. Read along with us! Find scans of the issue here http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-25-april-7-1987.html and here http://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/217---25th-march---7th-april-1987 And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dtx6oKHsXkoX7QgWk34rg?si=TntHiPUCTJajZ8NzJIg9PA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuFlkbulM8Y8ytV-lxhZB_GL The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts. HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg GUEST: Barry McIlheney CONTACT DETAILS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/ Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In this episode we go back to the Smash Hits of 4-17 November 1987 with pop kid Catherine Sked. U2 grace the cover and other artists featured include T'Pau, Marillion, Communards, Blue Mercedes, Pet Shop Boys (again!), Heartbeat, Sting and Wet Wet Wet, not to mention Billy Idol's 'perv breeks' and Rick Astley's ruddy big pig. Find scans of the issue here http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-4-17-1987.html and here http://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/233---4th---17th-november-1987. And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5yfCPCio9FsRIjsFsO5WYZ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuHFmVMlAtnmx2rXgmZBaz16 The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.
Simon and Gavin welcome you back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In the second part of our chat with former Smash Hits deputy editor Hannah Verdier, we continue our look through the Smash Hits of 23 March - 5 April 1988 (the Easter hols!), plus she tells us about her time working at the mag in the late 90s/early 00s including a rather awkward encounter with Jon Bon Jovi and pop larks with Ash and Boyzone. Artists discussed include Pet Shop Boys, UB40, Bros, Climie Fisher, Sinitta, Taja Sevelle, Erasure, Deacon Blue, Patrick Swayze, The Fall, Morrissey and Rick Astley among many more.You can read the issue for yourself thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered and also check out the music from its pages on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio!LINKS TO THE ISSUELike Punk Never Happened: https://tinyurl.com/u68jmmjSmash Hits Remembered: https://tinyurl.com/sn8dqn5PLAYLIST LINKSSpotify: https://tinyurl.com/slyu6zmYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/skrrpheThe Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.
Simon and Gavin welcome you once again to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In the first of two parts, we have a good look through the Smash Hits of 23 March - 5 April 1988 (the Easter hols!) with the help of our special guest, freelance pop culture writer, contributor to The Guardian and former Smash Hits deputy editor in the late 90s/early 00s, Hannah Verdier. Hannah tells us about her time at the mag, as well as taking us back to the Smash Hits-obsessed teenage music geek who dreamed of nothing but getting a job at Ver Hits. Artists discussed include Pet Shop Boys, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Voice Of The Beehive, Des O'Connor, Michael Jackson, Stock, Aitken & Waterman, Patsy Kensit, Taylor Dayne, Michael Hutchence and Heart. You can read the issue for yourself thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered and also check out the music from its pages on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio! LINKS TO THE ISSUE Like Punk Never Happened: https://tinyurl.com/u68jmmj Smash Hits Remembered: https://tinyurl.com/sn8dqn5 PLAYLIST LINKS Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/slyu6zm YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/skrrphe The Giddy Carousel is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.
Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this episode we go all the way back to February 1979 to dissect issue 4 of Smash Hits. The last of the mag's initial monthly issues, it only takes a moment to realise that this actually hit the streets in the January of 1979, tying up the loose ends of 1978 with its mix of pop, punk and disco before moving to fortnightly publication the following month, clearly marking out its future musical territory along the way. Academic, author and broadcaster Simon Philo joins us to peruse its pages, with artists discussed including: Elvis Costello, Leo Sayer, Generation X, Olivia Newton John, Boomtown Rats, Rachel Sweet, Earth Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, Elton John, Paul Evans, Manhattan Transfer, Bay City Rollers, Sid Vicious, Funkadelic, Racey, Sally Oldfield, The Beach Boys and many more. We even take a look at the horoscopes! You can read the issue for yourself thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered and also check out the music from its pages on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio! MAGAZINE SCANSLike Punk Never Happened: https://tinyurl.com/yjvedge2 Smash Hits Remembered: https://tinyurl.com/tbx9gmn PLAYLISTSSpotify: https://tinyurl.com/t6wlpo5 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ue2ru7x The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.
In the second part of our chat with former Smash Hits editor David Hepworth, we continue looking at the Smash Hits of 4-17 March 1982 (picking up at page 20), going behind the scenes of the magazine, the people who worked on it, the pop stars who appeared in it, and the invaluable part played by its readers, including David's proudest professional moment.Artists discussed in part two include ABC, The Human League, Associates, Alice Cooper, Haircut 100, plus regular features including the singles and albums reviews, RSVP and letters. You can read the issue for yourself thanks to the Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered websites and also check out the music from its pages on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio!MAGAZINE SCANSLike Punk Never Happened: https://tinyurl.com/yjvedge2Smash Hits Remembered: https://tinyurl.com/ydnmoa5cPLAYLISTSSpotify: https://tinyurl.com/ygpwkmk6YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yzuakcroThe Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.ABOUT DAVID HEPWORTHDavid joined Smash Hits as a writer in early 1979, becoming its editor from 1981-1983 and subsequently managing editor, being involved with the magazine in some capacity for pretty much its whole lifespan. He went on to oversee the launch of many other titles during the 80s and 90s including Just Seventeen, Q, Mojo and Empire to name a few, and in 2003, The Word magazine. He was also a presenter on Whistle Test, the BBC TV music show, and part of the tv presentation team for the Live Aid concert in 1985, when Bob Geldof swore at him live on air in front of millions of viewers!These days, he’s the author of a string of best-selling music books, the latest of which is The Rock & Roll A Level, and he also co-hosts the Word In Your Ear podcast alongside his former Smash Hits colleague Mark Ellen.
Former Smash Hits editor David Hepworth joins Simon and Gavin on The Giddy Carousel of Pop, looking at the Smash Hits of 4-17 March 1982, in part one of a wide-ranging conversation that takes us behind the scenes of the magazine, the people who worked on it, the pop stars who appeared in it, and the invaluable part played by its readers. Artists discussed in part one include ABC, Gary Numan, Paul Weller, Orange Juice, Toni Basil and Vice Squad/Beki Bondage. Or, pages 1 to 19! Part two of the podcast will be out on January 14. You can read the issue for yourself thanks to the Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered websites and also check out the music from its pages on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio! MAGAZINE SCANS Like Punk Never Happened: https://tinyurl.com/yjvedge2 Smash Hits Remembered: https://tinyurl.com/ydnmoa5c PLAYLISTS Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/ygpwkmk6 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yzuakcro The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts. ABOUT DAVID HEPWORTH David joined Smash Hits as a writer in early 1979, becoming its editor from 1981-1983 and subsequently managing editor, being involved with the magazine in some capacity for pretty much its whole lifespan. He went on to oversee the launch of many other titles during the 80s and 90s including Just Seventeen, Q, Mojo and Empire to name a few, and in 2003, The Word magazine. He was also a presenter on Whistle Test, the BBC TV music show, and part of the tv presentation team for the Live Aid concert in 1985, when Bob Geldof swore at him live on air in front of millions of viewers! These days, he’s the author of a string of best-selling music books, the latest of which is The Rock & Roll A Level, and he also co-hosts the Word In Your Ear podcast alongside his former Smash Hits colleague Mark Ellen.
Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this third episode of the Smash Hits appreciation podcast, we have a good look at Ver Hits from 6-19 December 1984, with our guest, author and journalist Patricia Caliskan lending a helping hand in this rummage through the highlights of a very festive edition from the biggest Christmas of the 1980s and in pop music history. Among the regular fortnightly features (Bitz, Singles Reviews, lyrics and letters), artists discussed include: Band Aid, David Bowie, Strawberry Switchblade, Ian McCulloch, Paul Young, Kool & The Gang, Spandau Ballet, Wham!, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Bananarama, Duran Duran and many more.You can read the issue for yourself thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered and also check out the music from its pages on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio!LINKS TO THE ISSUEhttp://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2014/12/december-6-19-1984.html https://sites.google.com/site/smashhitscovers3/6th---19th-december-1984 PLAYLIST LINKSSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vLQNrfXLHXjJYNFexTkW4 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuHsVkqo-UXfpE3z56kGrb92The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.
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