Saturday, 26 February 2011

Smash Hits!!

Our spare bedroom is being made over to my scraproom at last! Just another coat of paint & we can fix the worktop to the wall & I can move my stuff :)

While I was clearing out The Gloryhole (AKA built-in cupboard above stairs) of all the junk/important stuff thats gathered there over the last 4 years I came across a little pile of old Smash Hits magazines that had somehow survived being thrown out in one of my decluttering episodes! I was having a giggle at the clothes & reminiscing (lamenting?) the good old days.

The mags included lyrics to the latest singles, details of their albums & tours aswell as some posters in the middle & back page. One such poster was a giant one of Adam Ant my hero!!
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L-R back row Hazel O'Connor, Classix Nouveaux & Kim Wilde
bottom row Dexys Midnight Runners (my mate Kevin 3rd right played the violin!) & Duran Duran

Toyah Wilcox was a crazy woman but I loved her :) The hair & makeup was always amazing.

Oh my love! Adam & The Ants.
How I adored this man. My very own Prince Charming xx

This is the giant poster ....... it may have to go on the wall in my new craft room :)

Blondie & Siouxie were my heroes too ......... must have been the hairstyles!!

There were other artists of course........

Shakin' Stevens & Sheena Easton.......... but we don't have to dwell on them!!
So many names that have almost been forgotten unless you are a devoted fan.
Tenpole Tudor.......Soft Cell......Altered Images......... BowWowWow
.....Ultravox.......Visage......Japan.......... Depeche Mode...... I could go on!!
The worst thing about the discovery of the magazines?
Reading the issue dates of 1981 & 1982.
THIRTY YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed my little trip to the past.
Bye for now xx


  1. Ooh, I remember some of these issues! I was always a big Banshees fan and my sister had a Tenpole Tudor fixation. I have really enjoyed looking at your photos Heather - I can't thank you enough for sharing them :)

  2. OMG that was soooo much fun thank you!! I used to buy Smash Hits too..and before that Look In magazine....I bought Jackie magazine and Mizz magazine too and for a while one called Suzy.....

    I was an Altered Images fan...had all their records :)

  3. A bit of a vintage collection then,Heather!! Brought back some memories for me as well.

  4. Heather - you are in!
    email me at
    ta xx

  5. Oh, I remember Smash Hits! I read them in a (very) slightly different era though - but thanks for bringing back those memories :-)

  6. aahh the memories - I used to love Smash Hits, I really got into around 1985/6 and would eagerly scour it for lyrics to songs by my favourite bands. At that time it would have been a-ha! Thanks for the memories!

  7. What a great find-hope you are going to keep them!!


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