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THIS MONTH IN…POP OCTOBER 1985

IN OUR ROUND-UP OF OCTOBER 1985’S BIGGEST MOMENTS IN MUSIC, A-HA GO TO NO.1, THE CURE GO TO CANADA AND SIOUXSIE’S KNEE ACTUALLY GOES… POP

Struggling Norwegian pop trio A-Ha are in their room at the John Howard Hotel, London, when they learn that their single Take On Me has reached No.1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the US.

The band came to London in 1982 and, by April 1983, had scraped together enough cash to buy some time in a recording studio. One of the first songs they’d recorded, Take On Me, was released on 19 October 1984, but flopped spectacularly.

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In the latest issue we have a world exclusive with INXS about the forthcoming Michael Hutchence documentary Mystify and hear how their legendary 1991 Wembley Stadium show is about to hit cinemas as part of a revamped Live Baby Live release. Elsewhere, we chat to Five Star’s Denise Pearson about the latest incarnation of her group and meet video director Tim Pope to shine a light on his influential promos for the likes of The Cure, Soft Cell and Talk Talk. We also interview 80s icon Kid Creole as he launches a new record label and take an in-depth album-by-album look at the back catalogue of the imperious Grace Jones. Black Box’s Daniele Davoli lifts the lid on the controversial story of Ride On Time and Berlin’s Terri Nunn tells us about the band’s latest studio LP, Transcendance. Our classic album this month is Janet Jackson’s game-changing Control and we also look at the early years of Depeche Mode as the band recovered by the exit of Vince Clarke. On the reviews front, we run our critical eye over new releases including The Lilac Time, Liam Gallagher, Simple Minds, Elbow and Mika while in our packed reissues section there’s releases by OMD, Mel & Kim, Haircut 100, The Specials, Prince, Midge Ure, A-ha, Marc Almond and much more. For live reviews, we check out Pet Shops Boys’ latest theatrical show Musik and elbow our way to the front for gigs by Edwyn Collins and Salt-N-Pepa before finishing the festival season at Victorious, Towersey and Paredes de Coura.