February 2, 2006
Smash Hits is dead...
and I bet many of the people who read this blog would want to be at the funeral!
I LOVED this magazine. I have vivid memories of buying it in the early 80's; I think there was an American version as well (though Creem was the best of the American mags). This was, for me, the era of Bananarama, Duran, Eurythmics, BowWowWow, Culture Club, Nik Kershaw, Wham -- all the Brits we loved. I don't remember when I first bought this mag - it may have been when I moved to DC in 1984. I've never bothered to buy a new issue when I've been in England - Gary Barlow pics? no thanks! - though I have bought some old mags in Notting Hill (some great old issues of Blitz and The Face, which I've saved).
See PopJustice's Funeral Book! Some of what's written on the link (left) is really cute. Memories of buying the mag at a certain price and what was in the issue. Sometimes being a teenager was fun.
I've said it before and I will say it again: I am so glad I grew up in the 80's.
Note: I am not sure that is a real cover. I just had trouble finding one from the era I wanted with an artist I wanted.
Posted by xolondon