Thursday, February 02, 2006

RIP Black Type

Smash Hits has been taken to the vet for the last time.

Yeah, I know, it had been dreadful for years. Remember that Emma Jones woman on Question Time? And I blush at the fact that I applied for jobs there more than once.

But in the early 80s, when Neil Tennant was on board, it was funny and subversive, like an entry-level NME. (Which was also funny and subversive at the time, if you recall.)

Oh, and Moira Shearer died. If Smash Hits had been around at the time, she'd probably have been on every third cover between 1947 and 1952. The Christina Aguilera of her day. Or something.

Might watch The Red Shoes later.


Robert A. Swipe said...


Yes, SH had a brief 'imperial phase', didn't it? There was a time when Moz and his then-bezzie mate Pete Burns were on every page, Mozzer moaning about how, unlike PB, he had no one to fall back on when things went bad (...wonder if the silicone enhanced gorilla-skin wearer
still gets a Chrizzy card??)

BTW: I had that Catherine of Braganza in the back of my cab onece....

Love on ya,


p.s. what happened to Drella??

Tim Footman said...

Drella was sacrificed to make PB's new trousers.