Episode 23: Smash Hits – May 27 – June 9 1982 with Emma Clarke

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.

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Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2012/05/may-27-june-9-1982.html

Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-4/91-27th-may-9th-june-1982

And 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=d9c2c4a780364ef4

YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuFK8ENWUX51FjFi94E3AYwa

The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

Check 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 Hogg
GUEST: Emma Clarke

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Episode 22: Smash Hits – 11-24 January 1989 with Julian Henry

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.

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Read along with us.

Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-11-24-1989.html

Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-11/264-11th-january-24th-january-1989

And 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=ee7dced6c9ec49b7

YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEDXEyswX4VeFUONTNapqGo

The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg
GUEST: Julian Henry

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Episode 21: Smash Hits – 7-20 September 1988 with Nadia Shireen

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.

Listen here.

Read along with us.

Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-7-20-1988.html

Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/7th—20th-september-1988

And 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=9e79ccef31614b24

YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEVJIBrSQnX7yRPeqDbFvUU

The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg
GUEST: Nadia Shireen

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Episode 20: Smash Hits – 8-21 December 1983 with Sarina Rowell

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.

In this episode we’re joined Australian writer and columnist Sarina Rowell 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.

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Read along with us.

Like Punk Never Happened

Smash Hits Remembered

And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!

Spotify

YouTube

The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg
GUEST: Sarina Rowell

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BONUS EPISODE: Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants)

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!

Listen on your podcast app of choice or find us here.

The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg
GUEST: Marco Pirroni

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Episode 19: Smash Hits – June 1981 with Mark Ellen

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 Marco Pirroni, who shares his memories of the cover story, Smash Hits and a whole lot more (look out for a bonus episode coming soon).

Listen on your podcast app of choice or find us here.

Read along with us.

Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-11-24-1981.html

Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-3/66-11th-june-24th-junbe-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/2zXgIf3RFvwj2IcT63APWO

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuEVRB3VCkoZSrg3alhftPx5

The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg
GUEST: Mark Ellen

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Episode 18: Smash Hits – 3-16 July 1985 with Lyn Lockwood

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.

Find and follow us on your podcast app of choice: https://link.chtbl.com/AMu1kKXk

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 Hogg
GUEST: Lyn Lockwood

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Buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/giddypoppod

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Episode 17: Smash Hits – 28 May -10 June 1981 with Paul Hanley

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.

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Gavin (centre) with Paul Hanley (left) and Steve Hanley (right)

Read along with us thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered.

And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits on Spotify and YouTube.

Listen on your podcast app, click one of the links below or just click the player!

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Or, if you listen to podcasts on an Amazon Alexa or Echo, just ask it to play ‘The Giddy Carousel of Pop podcast’, and it will! You can also find us on the podcast section of smart/internet radios.

Find our more about Paul’s books here and check out the Oh! Brother podcast with his brother Steve here.

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The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

Episode 16: Smash Hits – 10-23 August 1988 with Jude Rogers

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 thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered.

And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits on Spotify and YouTube.

Listen on your podcast app, click one of the links below or just click the player!

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Or, if you listen to podcasts on an Amazon Alexa or Echo, just ask it to play ‘The Giddy Carousel of Pop podcast’, and it will! You can also find us on the podcast section of smart/internet radios.

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Find 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-interview

Jude’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-herself

Our episode with Barry McIlheney where he talks about his encounter with Michael Jackson: https://link.chtbl.com/yt2JHMWr

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The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.

Episode 15: Smash Hits – 17 February – 2 March 1983 with Richard Drew

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 thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered.

And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits on Spotify and YouTube (lots of extra goodies on the YouTube playlist for this one).

Listen on your podcast app, click one of the links below or just click the player!

Acast | Stitcher | Podbean | Overcast | Blubrry | Bullhorn | Castbox | Castro | Deezer | Listen Notes | Pocket Casts | Podcast Addict | Podchaser | Radio Republic | Spreaker | Tune In | PlayerFM | Luminary | iHeartRadio

Or, if you listen to podcasts on an Amazon Alexa or Echo, just ask it to play ‘The Giddy Carousel of Pop podcast’, and it will! You can also find us on the podcast section of smart/internet radios.

Support us and buy us a coffee!

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

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The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.