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Graham K. Smith

Graham K. Smith

In the early '80s, Graham K. Smith wrote for I-D., Sounds, NME, New Sounds New Styles and Record Mirror. Though he briefly returned to music journalism in 1985 as the Style Editor of short-lived mag The Hit, he had already "soul my soul to telly" by this point. Telly is where Graham has worked ever since. He has been an Executive Producer for the BBC and a Commissioning Executive for Channel 4 and Channel Five. He now runs the consultancy firm Grand Scheme TV.

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Freeez of a kind

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 8 October 1983

PETER MAAS is excited. Quite right too, you might say, what with the rebirth of his first love Freeez — written off by all after ...

Grand Mixer D.ST: D.ST Sounds

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 14 January 1984

HEARD OF Boo-Ski?... or Shahiem?... or perhaps Godfather KC?... or maybe even Pin or King? No? You will, you will. Bossed by ace turntable rhythm ...

Madonna: "l wanted to be a nun... then I discovered boys"

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 19 May 1984

CLUBLAND MOURNS! Hang on to your hats, nightpeople — Doyenne of post-midnight dance developments, Madonna, has some bad news. The brand new Queen of disco, ...

Barbara Mason: "A tempestuous dance floor exposé of lost love and torrid jealousy" (it's got a good beat too)

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 4 February 1984

BARBARA MASON wants another man! "I'm in love with the idea of being in love. I always write about my experience with men — they're ...

Prefab Sprout: Sprout's honour

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 3 March 1984

IN THE beginning, I wasn't convinced. With a name like that they just had to be jokers, or terminally dour, or both, and cursory (I ...

Propaganda: Lies, Lies, Lies

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 31 March 1984

Remember those glorious early days of Stiff, 2-Tone, Postcard, and the like? — heady times when copping the latest labels' latest carried more clout than ...

Sade: Graham K. Smith makes a dream date with... Sade

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 12 May 1984

  EVERY DREAMER'S favourite dreamgirl has arrived! Every fantasist's perfection personified, every hardy pop soul who ever believed in the beauty of simplicity has been amply ...

Sade: Heaven, London

Live Review by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 10 March 1984

A COUPLE of years back, in a dingy West London jazz-funk room, the seeds of this review were sown. The event was the debut appearance ...

The Smiths: The Smiths (Rough Trade}

Review by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 25 February 1984

"A COMPLETE signal post in the history of popular music." Little Stevie Morrissey's verdict on his own work bears his usual stamp of camp immodesty ...

The Smiths: Strictly Shrubwise

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 12 November 1983

MORRISSEY IS a bit of a saucy fellow. ...

The Smiths: Strictly Shrub-wise

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 12 November 1983

MORRISSEY IS a bit of a saucy fellow. ...

Donna Summer: Sermon chanted evening

Interview by Graham K. Smith, Record Mirror, 15 October 1983

DONNA SUMMER is a star. ...

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