April 17, 1982: Patrick Boothe, Alton Edwards, The Members, Brass Construction, Touchdown

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

MAZE’S MEMENTO of their London triumph will be a Hammersmith-recorded coupling of ‘Before I Let Go‘ (the one with Frankie’s rhythmic grunting) and ‘Golden Time Of Day’ on UK 12in as soon as ‘Joy And Pain’ has run its course — however, I’ve been insisting that we MUST be given the Hammersmith ‘Joy And Pain’ too in some form, so stay tuned! . . . Morgan Khan has indeed picked up The Band AKA ‘Grace’ for Streetwave 12in . . . Morgan, who categorically denies he walks out of clubs as soon as the DJ plays Imagination, reckons the original ‘(I Just Wanna) Dance All Night With You’ title sounded too much like something else to use in full for Patrick Boothe’s debut! . . . David ‘Rowdy’ Yeats quits RCA for WEA (“Weary” — geddit?) at the end of the month, to be Special Product Manager in a capacity that’s totally removed from Fred Dove’s promotion gig, amidst much rejoicing from Solar quarters . . . US product due to hit these shores imminently if not sooner must include albums from Rose Royce, Change, Bootsy Collins, Dramatics, A Taste Of Honey, while Herbie Hancock ‘Lite Me Up’ should be on UK white label 12in this week, along with Ashford & Simpson’s ‘Street Corner’ 12in bow on Capitol . . . Electrik Funk is due here in a fortnight . . . Island will be swelling their African catalogue with the signing of ‘King’ Sunny Ade, Nigeria’s juju music ruler . . . Tony Jenkins suspects he really must be making it in a big way now he isn’t mentioned by The Noze — Tony’s Ambience set-up embraces the virtual takeover of a smart Piccadilly club, a group of the same name and the autumn launch of a fashion line . . . Chris Ellis, key designer of these fashions (under the name ‘Christopher Anthony’) departs soon to seek inspiration and stock for six months through the hot spots of North Africa, Sri Lanka, Tristan Da Cunha, Java, and Japan — it beats the dole!) . . . I must say, one does not expect to be dripped upon from the glass roof when taking tea at The Ritz! . . . Jeff Young and Chris Brown found a new restaurant in Great Yarmouth and say, whatever happens, I mustn’t miss the next Caister! . . . Fatman Graham Canter has invented a delicious cocktail at Soho’s Le Beat Route — vodka, Tia Maria and pineapple juice (although he sometimes uses brandy as spirit) — while Derek Ryder reports from South Harrow Bogarts Tuesday electro night that one of their cocktails is an African Queen — Bacardi, Tia Maria, Creme de Bananas and orange juice (Schlurp! Schlurp!) . . . Rush Release are rubbing in their change of address by sending out over-printed cork beermats, but I hear the printing is rubbing off already! . . . West Yorkshire Assn of DJs meet next Sunday (25) at noon in Keighley’s Victoria Hotel (details from Gary Williamson on 0422-76063 or Steve Lockwood on 0484-607667): page 3 of the Assn’s ‘Insight’ mag is a bit startling — “get down on it”, indeed! — but amongst other info is sensible advice about getting on mailing lists . . . Paul Barron doesn’t only play ‘Nightclubbing’ music at Rotherham Tiffany’s, he even runs a ‘Grab A Granny’ night, but he is now doing a Nightclubbing chart night on Mondays after 10.30pm — at other times he’s playing Shakatak, Savanna, Search and even Iris Williams (on 7in or 12in?) . . . Watford’s New Penny club now needs a DJ for Thursday nights — call Mr Harris Thurs-Sunday after 8pm on Watford 22003 . . . Paul Major (Great Yarmouth Brunswick) recommends Norwich’s Andy’s Records in Lower Goat Lane near the Market Place for jazz-funk and imports . . . Aberdeen’s North Sound radio is due to start a new 9-10pm Sunday soul/jazz show hosted by Steve Agisaid . . . Chris ‘Frenchie’ Tittley (Blackpool) finds the old 113-116bpm Bruni Pagan ‘Fantasy‘ (US Elektra 12in) fits nicely with much current stuff . . . Junior at number 2 last week looks set to top the US Soul chart as Stevie Wonder can’t last there much longer with ‘That Girl’ (amazingly now his all-time biggest US hit) . . . Linda Clifford has replaced Chas Jankel finally as top of the US Disco chart, although when it comes to “our” sort of disco the UK chart is way ahead of the US, where as of last week still climbing there were Sharon Brown at 6, War at 7, Goldie Alexander at 33, Kleeer at 39, Lamont Dozier at 46, Maxine Singleton at 51, Smokey Robinson at 59, Patrice Rushen at 60, Electrik Funk at 68, Fat Larry at 69, Brass Construction at 70 — although by the same token, the Yanks include a lot of gay material and white boys / rock which arguably is ahead of us (most of the white boys being British) . . . New York was hit by blizzards last week, just after Capital Radio producer Mike Childs got there for a holiday (tee hee!) . . . Rick James’s bludgeoning “whoa whoa” approach may be necessary in huge stadiums but looks overblown and self indulgent in close up on TV . . . Bryan O’Connor (London Xclusiv) has a handshake that breaks bones . . . P-Funk All Stars chart performance over the last month (68 — 36 — 50 — 81) bears out perfectly my recent comments about mailing list DJs . . . Spandau’s ‘Chant No.1’ remix is way ahead of ‘Instinction’ so far amongst dancers . . . I wonder how a record that only arrived the same day can be a “floor filler” on radio before it’s even had a club play . . . I’ve been hearing disturbing stories about the ways in which certain DJs and clubs find it necessary to have their egos and reputations artificially boosted . . . Steve Wiggins (Barry Freddie’s Bar) missed it and so did I, but evidently the last ‘OTT’ ended with the camera following Chris Tarrant while behind him getting progressively more distant the buxom lady finally let ’em flop — but by the time they were out you could hardly see ’em (though the story is, they were BIG, baby BIG!) KEEP ‘EM COMING!


UK NEWIES

PATRICK BOOTHE: ‘Dance All Night’ (Streetwave STR A13-2213).
Only on very limited white label until next week’s full release, this excellent Richard Jones-produced Phoenix Horns-backed George Benson-ish even tempoed 113bpm 12in spurting smacker is well up to the very classiest of American standards — amazingly so for a British recording — yet nevertheless naggingly disappoints me still by not being mindblowingly different in other respects. With an instrumental flip, it’ll obviously be very big here indeed.

ALTON EDWARDS: ‘Strange Woman’ (CBS A13-2275).
Less immediately grabbing than ‘I Just Wanna’ but surreptitiously catchy enough to sneak right upside your head after a few plays, this bass bubbled bumpily weaving 109bpm slinky swayer still has elements of his previous sound in its slower beat and is on 3-track 12in with an instrumental continuation and the dead slow starting schmaltzy cabaret-type ‘What Love.’

THE MEMBERS: ‘Radio’ (Genetic 12WIP 6773).
Exhilaratingly exciting 138bpm fusion of Edwin Starr-Style ’60s soul and Spandau Balletics, overshadowed by a truly blinding more electronic longer dub version on 3-track 12in with the angrily spitting 125bpm ‘(If You) Can’t Stand Up‘. White boys’ funk at its very best, this is the biggest blast I’ve had since Soft Cell’s ‘Memorabilia’!

BRANDI WELLS: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ (WMOT VS 492-12).
Initially hotter than ‘Watch Out’, it remains to be seen if the much cooled out new remix with nice muted trumpet in the break will return this Evelyn King-ish 114bpm 12in rolling steady subtle trucker back to its previous heights — it’s certainly worth a careful listen as the ingredients are great.

ROY AYERS: ‘Turn Me Loose’ (Polydor POSPX 427).
Good though this vibes splattered murkily churning 121-120-121bpm jazz-funk facer is, the 12in version has finally appeared dangerously late in the day, as the tune is fading fast for the crowd who would have been into it anyway, and the rest of the population are dancing to the beat of a different drum these days and quite happy with Haircut One Hundred.

LLOYD CHARMERS: ‘If Leaving Me Is Easy’ (KR KRT 6).
To repeat my original review from last year: sensationally beautiful ultra soulful 0-67/33-68/34bpm 12in reggae treatment of the Phil Collins slowie ends up as a haunting emptily thudding dub with resonant noises washing between the beats, and deserves to be a smash.

DIRECT DRIVE: ‘Time’s Running Out’ (Oval DRIVE 21/12).
Recorded in Euston, mixed in Soho, the Beckenham boys take a while to wind up through mucho slow doodling to hit a falsetto sung 0-123-122bpm 12in jittery Brit-funk groove with twittering synth and scrubbing rhythm that’s much better produced than their first effort and sure to fill dark corners with happily shuffling feet, the prettily swaying 93bpm ‘I’m The One‘ being the “embrace” as opposed to “dance” side.

BOB JAMES: ‘Theme From “Taxi” (Angela)’ (CBS A13-2176).
Moodily lovely electric keyboards tinkled slow starting and finishing 69bpm TV theme finally makes 3-track 12in with the brassily bounding 117bpm ‘Touchdown‘ and disjointedly tripping 106bpm ‘You Are So Beautiful‘ to complete the slick jazzy all-instrumental package.

MIKE POST: ‘Theme From “Magnum P.I.”’ (Elektra K 13167).
Noisily brash booming 123-124-123-122bpm 7in jolter in a TV instrumental double feature flipped by his older c.110bpm theme from ‘The Rockford Files‘.

GAYLE ADAMS: ‘Let’s Go All The Way’ (LP ‘Love Fever’ Epic EPC 85687).
Disappointingly all too much of a muchness, the only track (apart from her singles) to do anything is this title track-type creamily rolling 107-108-109-110bpm side-to-side swaying kicker, while at least the sleeve’s original shoddy cheap typography has been smartened up here.

MAG & THE SUSPECTS: ‘Erection’ (London BOL-X 1).
Grace Jones-style deadpan spoken sparsely backed 136bpm 12in unhurried rock strider with decidedly dubious (but not overplayed) lyrics! Get it now as later copies may be bowdlerized for radio hygiene.

PRINCE: ‘Let’s Work’ (Warner Bros K 17922T).
So typically Prince-ish is this much extended and remixed 122-121-120-118-117-0bpm 12in thudder that it’s actually rather dull, despite massive US soul success and some tricky inserts towards the all too distant end. In all modesty, our own Prince mixer is better, but whether it’ll ever surface now is in doubt.

TWO TWO: ‘Insufficient Data’ (Chiswick DICE 12-2).
Kenya-born guitarist Gus Campbell and drummer Bill Clancy with a “white boys”-aimed Pigbag-ish frantic 139bpm 12in afro-funk flier.

FINESSE: ‘Feel It’ (CBS A13-2169).
Black bassist John McKenzie and drummer Mel Gaynor have backed so many Brit-funk hitmakers they now aspire to be a UK Chic, but their own plodding 115-114bpm 12in vocal debut sounds merely competent and totally undistinctive.

CANDI STATON: ‘Suspicious Minds’ (Sugarhill SHL 112).
Rather nice inspirationally uplifting 116bpm 12in hustling MoR/pop-disco reading of the Elvis oldie. Already wowing radio programmers.

NAMYSLOWSKI: ‘Air Condition’ LP (Affinity AFF 83, via Charly).
We’ve had Japanese, Icelandic and Norwegian jazz funk — now welcome the Polish variety! Alto/soprano saxist Zbigniew Namyslowski leads his compatriots through a cleanly produced totally specialist instrumental set which erects no aural barriers, with the 104bpm ‘Speed Limit’ 0-129-0-129-0bpm ‘Dilemma‘, 149bpm ‘Ladderman‘, 80-82-80bpm ‘Convenient Circumstances‘, 0-76bpm ‘Pretty Dowseress’, 78bpm ‘Play It To Me’, and 0-33bpm ‘We’ll Have A Nice Day’.

NORMA LEWIS: ‘I’m Into Your Love’ (TMT Red Label TMT-1).
Rawly basic dull 116-115bpm 12in jiggly thudder full of dated disco cliches, with a 116bpm instrumental “exclusive ‘red’ mix” flip which emphasises the bass synth.


IMPORTS

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘Do That Thang’ (LP ‘Attitudes’ US Liberty LT-51121, due here as LBG 30348).
I’m delighted to report that the freshness of their single is no flash in the pan. Returning not only to a building site pose but also a sparser more vocal version of the rhythm that first brought Randy’s gang to fame, this great 116-118-117-118bpm groove merely requires you to lose yourself to the beat and should silence some of the current carpers, while the vocoder stabbed steady stark strange 114bpm title track smacker is another albeit radical modernisation of old riffs, ‘Forever Love‘ a tensely straining slinky subtle 107-108-109bpm throbber with electronic vocal freakiness, ‘E.T.C.‘ a lovely lush 38/76bpm slow jazzy instrumental smoocher, ‘Funtimes‘ a purposefully nostalgic 116-117-118bpm chugging title chanter with good lyrics, and ‘Hotdog‘ the now mandatory US-aimed fast 130bpm Rick James / Prince-type funker of the set.

TOUCHDOWN: ‘Ease Your Mind/Remix U.S.’ (US Streetwise SWRL 2201).
That rambling 125-126-127-126bpm Brit-funk oldie with the nagging sax and tinkling vibes has been completely remixed in three versions. ‘Ritmo Suave‘ with Joe Bataan-penned Spanish lyrics, this with a harder smacking edge and exciting synthetics, while the ‘Remix UK’ is more fluid but flabbier. Did we realize at the time that Shakatak’s Nigel Wright produced the white label Record Shack original? Now, with hindsight, it’s obvious.

SHO-NUFF: ‘Sho-Nuff Groove’ (LP ‘Stand Up For Love’ US Malaco MAL 7407).
The five jolly scallywags, grinning in brightly coloured suits that like their pose are right out of the ’50s, have here a routine but nice funky soul set with many tempo variations, the absolute killer being the sensational slinky slow sinuous 89bpm groin-grinding instrumental reminiscent of Willie ‘Beaver’ Hale and spiced by great brass, jazzy keyboards, xylophone and, would you believe, spoons! One that definitely merits attention.

JESSE GREEN: ‘Nice And Slow’ (Canadian Unidisc UNI-1073).
Well look-a, look-a, look-a! The jauntily jiggling British pop-soul hit from ’76, typical of its era then, has been remixed into a great bright and breezy little 112bpm 12in side-to-side kicker with a new bass break and bags of bounce, flipped by the Chequers (in an earlier line-up than currently on the club circuit) and a smoothly cantering remix of their 123bpm ‘Undecided Love Part 1‘ instrumental.

MILES WATSON: ‘You’re My Everything’ (US Profile PRO 7007).
Particularly nice 81/40bpm 12in huskily souled yearning tuneful smoocher with Herb Alpert-ish trumpet, cooing chix, sawing strings and a mellow mood just made for sophisticated nitespots, while the instrumental flip could have more jazz-funk appeal.

O’BRYAN: ‘The Gigolo’ (LP ‘Doin’ Alright’ US Capitol ST-121921).
Pleasant enough slow soul set, chiefly remarkable for a nice similar 88bpm revival of the Four Tops ‘Still Water (Love)‘ and for this US soul hit, a frantically stomping 139bpm cross between Rick James ‘Super Freak’ and Prince.

JEAN KNIGHT & PREMIUM: ‘You Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine’ (LP ‘Keep It Comin’ US Cotillion SD 5230).
Premium amounts to an unidentified guy who duets with soulful Jean, this suggestively teasing bouncy slightly fluctuating c.123bpm strutter synching bass lines with NY Skyy ‘Call Me’ (Morrissey Mullen follows well), while of course the ultra soulful ‘phonecall introed slow 0-40/20bpm ‘You Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)’ is the best answer version to Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields.

IND: ‘Into New Dimensions’ LP (US Erect ESLP 302).
Workmanlike soul set, including the c.115bpm chunky funk of the suggestively titled ‘Spyrm Of The Moment’, ‘Ladies Night’-ish c.110bpm ‘You Just Be You’, and funky c.104bpm ‘Every Body Likes To Do It‘.

OTHER IMPORTS briefly heard include amongst the LPs a shallow PLEASURE set, disappointing RAY PARKER JR, fair LE PAMPLEMOUSSE, mundane FANTASY, jazzy MAYNARD FERGUSON with a useful ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ instrumental, while amongst the 12in lot TANTRA ‘Ma-Cum-Ba‘ (US Importe/12) is a not bad beefy c.123bpm bounder.


UK Disco Top 90 – April 17, 1982

01 01 Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love – Virgin 12”
02 04 War – You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – RCA 12”
03 03 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Liberty 12”
04 02 Imagination – Just An Illusion – R&B 12”
05 09 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – US Elektra 12”
06 12 Brass Construction – Can You See The Light – Liberty 12”
07 05 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – SAM 12”
08 10 Shakatak – Night Birds / Rio Nights – Polydor 12”
09 16 Search – Like The Way (You Funk With Me) – Philly World 12”
10 11 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love / Go Back – Project 12”
11 07 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
12 08 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – Buddah 12”
13 06 Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow – Motown 12”
14 23 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – US WMOT 12”
15 19 Stone – Time / Instrumental – Carrere 12”
16 27 Frankie Beverly & Maze – Joy And Pain / Golden Time Of Day / Happy Feelin’s – Capitol 12”
17 17 The Band A.K.A. – Grace – US PPL LP
18 22 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic – RCA 12”
19 20 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It – US Peter Pan Artists 12”
20 13 Elecktrik Funk – On A Journey (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
21 29 Savanna – Never Let You Go / Instrumental – R&B 12”
22 21 Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good / Friends – Solar 12”
23 28 Atlantic Starr – Circles / Love Me Down – US A&M LP
24 24 George Duke – Shine On – Epic 12”
25 NE Patrice Rushen – Number One / I Was Tired Of Being Alone / Breakout / Remind Me – US Elektra LP
26 31 Mass Production – Inner City / Maybe Maybe / Never Ever – US Cotillion LP
27 14 Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart – De-Lite 12”
28 15 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose / Our Time Is Coming – Polydor LP
29 30 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Ze 12”
30 18 New York Skyy – Call Me (Remix) – Epic/Streetwave 12”
31 26 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – CBS 12”
32 25 Next Movement – Let’s Work It Out (Inst) / (Vocal) – US Prelude 12”
33 32 Gonzalez – (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Tooti Frooti 12”
34 34 Kleeer – Taste The Music / Wall To Wall / De Ting Continues / I Shall Get Over – Atlantic LP
35 35 Irakere – Chekere Son – US Milestone LP
36 38 B.B.C.S. & A. – Rock Shock – US SAM 12”
37 41 The Quick – The Rhythm Of The Jungle – Epic 12”
38 36 Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance Again – London 12”
39 53 Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even – US Moonglow 12”
40 42 Jeff Lorber – Always There – US Arista LP
41 74 Touchdown – Ritmo Suave / Ease Your Mind (Remix US) – US Streetwise 12”
42 37 Morrissey Mullen – Come And Get Me – Beggars Banquet 12”
43 58 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Sincerely / If It Ain’t One Thing… It’s Another / Mr. Look So Good / Taking Applications – Epic LP
44 60 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – US Capitol LP
45 33 Brandi Wells – Watch Out – WMOT 12”
46 71 O’Bryan – Still Water (Love) – Capitol 12”
47 52 Joy – I Need Your Love – Part 3 – US Eastern 12”
48 46 George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing – Warner Bros 12”
49 NE Patrick Boothe – Dance All Night – Streetwave 12” white label
50 44 Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Charly 10” EP
51 43 Second Image – Fall In Love / Take A Trip – Polydor 12”
52 64 Cool Runners – Play The Game – MCA 12”
53 51 The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do / Dub – Metropolis 12”
54 48 Mystic Merlin – Mr Magician / Full Moon – US Capitol LP
55 62 Greg Perry – It Takes Heart – US Alta 12”
56 61 Third World – Try Jah Love – CBS 12”
57 55 Gayle Adams – Baby I Need Your Loving – Epic 12”
58 40 Gilberto Gil – Palco – WEA 12”
59 NE Brass Construction – Do That Thang / Attitude / Forever Love – Liberty LP
60 73 Fat Larry’s Band – Be My Lady – US WMOT LP
61 54 Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way – US Harlem Int 12”
62 76 Lamont Dozier – You Oughta Be In Pictures – US M&M LP
63 56 Phyllis Nelson – Don’t Stop The Train – US Tropique 12”
64 NE Foreal People – Love Begins With You / Instrumental – US Tropique 12”
65 89 Junior – Mama Used To Say (US Remix) – Mercury 12”
66 82 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around (Remix) – WMOT 12”
67 NE Alton Edwards – Strange Woman – CBS 12”
68 45 Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight – Jive 12”
69 80 Charles Earland – Earland’s Jam / Animal / The Only One – US Columbia LP
70 66 Melba Moore – Let’s Stand Together – EMI America 12”
71 49 Judy Roberts – Ole / I Can’t Help It – US Inner City LP
72 90 ‘D’ Train – Walk On By / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) / Keep On – US Prelude LP
73 63 ADC Band – Roll With The Punches / So Good / Give It Up – US Cotillion LP
74 72 Ramsey Lewis – You Never Know / Lynn / It’s Just Called Love / Hits Medley – CBS LP
75 70 Decoupage – Puerto Rico (Salsa Version) – R&B 12”
76 75 Roni Griffith – (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – US Vanguard 12”
77 NE Sho-Nuff – Sho-Nuff Groove – US Malaco LP
78 NE Atmosfear – Xtra Special – Elite 12”
79 78 Rare Essence – Body Moves (Party/Tune) – US Fantasy 12”
80 79 Chocolate Milk – Let’s Go All The Way / Blue Jeans – RCA 12”
81 50 P-Funk All Stars – Hydraulic Pump Part III – Virgin 12”
82 NE Saint Tropez – Femmes Fatales – US Destiny LP
83 NE Gwen Guthrie – It Should’ve Been You – Island 12”/LP promo
84 RE Rah Band – Perfumed Garden / Funk Me Down To Rio ’82 – KR 12”
85 83 Claudja Barry – If I Do It To You – Ensign 12”
86 65 Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus – WMOT 12”
87 RE Imortals – The Ultimate Warlord – Excaliber 12”
88 NE Funkapolitan – Run Run Run / Instrumental – US Pavillion 12”
89 NE Danny Ray – Spring Again – Black Jack 12”
90 NE Cornelius Bumpus – Saul’s Afar / A Clear View – US Broadbeach LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Lloyd Charmers: ‘If Leaving Me Is Easy’ (Radioactive 12in)
Mark-E: ‘Let’s Get Married’ (Dolphin 12in)
Norma Lewis: ‘I’m Into Your Love’ (TMT 12in)
Cameo: ‘Just Be Yourself’ / ‘Soul Army’ (US Chocolate City 12in promo/LP)
Gangsters: ‘Strung Out On The Boogie’ (US Montage LP)
Morrissey Mullen: ‘Brazil Nut’ / ‘Making Waves’ (Beggars Banquet LP)
Prince: ‘Let’s Work (Remix)’ (Warner Bros 12in)
Direct Drive: ‘Time’s Running Out’ (Oval 12in)
Hawk & Co: ‘Livin’ For The Good Times’ / ‘Sweet Talker’ (Epic 12in promo)
Side On: ‘Magic’ (Beggars Banquet 12in)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 03 Just An Illusion – Imagination – R&B 12”
02 01 Poison Arrow – ABC – Neutron 12”
03 02 Love Plus One – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
04 05 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three/Bananarama – Chrysalis 12”
05 04 You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
06 06 Take My Heart – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
07 08 This Beat Is Mine – Vicky “D” – SAM 12”
08 07 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
09 11 Chant No.1 (Remix) / Instinction (Re-Remix) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
10 09 Never Give Up On A Good Thing – George Benson – Warner Bro 12”
11 16 Night Birds – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
12 17 Party Fears Two – Associates – Associates 12”
13 19 You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – War – RCA 12”
14 10 Stars On Stevie – Star Sound – CBS 12”
15 13 Mickey – Toni Basil – Radialchoice
16 15 Your Honour / No Honour Amongst Tiefs – Pluto – KR 12”
17 57 I Can Make You Feel Good – Shalamar – Solar 12”
18 20 Layla – Derek & The Dominos – RSO 12”
19 12 See You – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
20 14 Klacto Vee Sedstein – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
21 50 Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Xavier – Liberty 12”
22 22 Town Called Malice / Precious – The Jam – Polydor 12”
23 21 Damned Don’t Cry – Visage – Polydor 12”
24 24 Shine On – George Duke – Epic 12”
25 23 I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates – RCA 12”
26 25 Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
27 47 Ever So Lonely – Monsoon – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
28 43 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
29 34 More Than This – Roxy Music – EG/Polydor
30 26 Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
31 39 Try Jah Love – Third World – CBS 12”
32 18 I’ve Had Enough – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
33 48 Do What Ya Wanna Do – The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Metropolis 12”
34 51 Is It A Dream – Classix Nouveaux – Liberty 12”
35 54 Genius Of Love (Remix) – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
36 38 U Turn Me On – Tomorrow’s Edition – CBS 12”
37 40 House On Fire – Boomtown Rats – Mercury 12”
38 31 Height Of The Fighting (He-La-Hu) – Heaven 17 – Virgin 12”
39 36 Seven Tears – Goombay Dance Band – Epic
40 — Fantastic Day – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
41 29 Double Dutch Bus – Frankie Smith – WMOT 12”
42 41 Some Guys Have All The Luck – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
43 44 Tell Me Tomorrow – Smokey Robinson – Motown 12”
44 37 Easier Said Than Done – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
45 — See Those Eyes – Altered Images – Epic
46 67 Jungle Music – Rico & The Special AKA – 2 Tone 12”
47 56 In The Crime Of Life / War – Funkapolitan – London 12”
48 — Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Was (Not Was) – Ze 12”
49 46 Nowhere Girl – B-Movie – Some Bizarre 12”
50 59 Baby I Need Your Loving – Gayle Adams – Epic 12”
51 32 Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over – Four Tops – Casablanca 12”
52 27 Go Wild In The Country – Bow Wow Wow – RCA 12”
53 61 In The Name Of Love – Thompson Twins – T 12”
54 45 Ain’t No Pleasing You – Chas & Dave – Rockney
55 49 Paint Me Down (Remix) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation LP/12” promo
56 35 Don’t You Want Me – Human League – Virgin 12”
57 — The Ultimate Warlord – Imortals – Excaliber 12”
58 65 Hydraulic Pump – P-Funk All Stars – Virgin 12”
59 28 The Model – Kraftwerk – EMI 12”
60 — Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Stand By Me – Panama – Jive 12”
61 — Every Way But Loose – Oneness Of Juju – Buddah 12”
62 66 (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Gonzalez – Tooti Frooti 12”
63 53 Don’t Tell Me (Remix) – Central Line – Mercury 12”
64 — I Ran – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
65 — Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie – MCA 12”
66 70 Your Love – Lime – Carrere 12”
67 30 Watch Out – Brandi Wells – WMOT 12”
68 33 I’ve Got To Learn To Say No – Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Epic 12”
69 62 Ride On A Rhythm – Hot Quisine – Kaleidoscope 12”
70 — Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
71 — Still Got The Magic – Michael Wycoff – RCA 12”
72 — The Dude / One Hundred Ways – Quincy Jones – A&M 12”
73 58 Streetplayer – Mechanik (Audio Extra) – Fashion – Arista 12”
74 69 A Kick In The Eye – Bauhaus – Beggars Banquet 12”
75 63 Erection – Mag & The Suspects – London 12”


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s pop chart entries on 7in (endings denoted by f for fade, c for cold, r for resonant) are:

McCartney/Wonder 40-81f, Haircut 100 0-153-150-0r, England World Cup Squad 82f, Bananarama 135f, J Geils Band 0-188-0f, Bardo 145c, David Bowie 30-119f, Elvis Costello 37/75-79-0f, Simple Minds 115f, Spandau Ballet 0-125f, Hall & Oates 121f, War 118f.

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