Episode 26: Smash Hits – 29 October – 11 November 1981 with Nige Tassell

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.

Listen here.

Read along with us.

Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2011/10/october-29-november-11-1981.html

Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-3/76-29th-october-11th-november-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/4W5DewDFmsX6XikTjHMwjJ

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuHC_j6KKkxMuSK8Eusim4KR

Nige’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/

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