New Musical Express, February 26, 1983

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NME Readers' Poll 1982


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In the greatest upset since Brighton's cup win at Anfield, rank outsiders Tho Jam have beaten all the odds to snatch a dramatic last minute triumph In this year's readers poll. The virtually unknown Woking-bred threesome are In lad no longer with us but there can be no doubt as to the Impression they have made on the nation's pop pickers. They have won not only top group - for the fourth year running. beating Led Zeppelin s record of three consecutive triumphs In the 70s - but also 12 other categories, twice as many as they took last year. Not even the Falklands war or the Greenham Common peace protest could impinge on their immovability and so our hearty commiserations, sonycongra-fulstions must once again go out to Messrs Weller, Foxton and Buckler. Beneath the Woking Wonders, however, things are nowhere near as settled as they have beerf for the past two years. II one ignores the votes cast for The Jam and looks instead al the runners-up spot in each category a more varifiett and shifting picture emerges: in this new hierarchy, Simple Minds have risen to number two band, Kid Creole And The Coconuts make second best live act and Elvis Costello Is runner up both as songwriter and male singer. 01 the old guard, The Clash have enjoyed their best poll position 104 years -they copped second best LP, third best band, songwriters and haircut - while Siouxsie has triumphed yet again in the female vocal stakes, narrowly beating a strong challenge by All of Yazoo and even a small threat by Boy George. The Banshees also showed up strongly elsewhere, 'A Kiss In The Dreamhouse

winning best dressed sleeve and Siouisse finishing bat dressed lanais wrth drummer Budgie and guitarist John McGeoch finishing runners-up in their respective Instrumental sections. But 82 was also a great year for new names. Wham taring the dance floor section with 'Young Guns'. ABC making the Lop five m tne group category. Grandmaster Flash running up In the singles list with The Message Tracey Thorn among the female singers while even one-time NMEteatady Gary Crowley sneaks into the top ten radio shows witn his Tuesday Club Apart from The one or two others managed to hold on to Ow tides. John Peel hosting the hottest thing on the airwaves for the 21st year runr.ing and Margaret Thatcher proving opinion polls coned with her Creep Of The Year act Other worthy winners-all for the first tune were Madness (video), Ymce Clark (electronics), The Young Ones (TV show). ET (film) and Helen 0 Mn of The Emerald Express (miscellaneous instrument). There were also some notable absent - The Human League Solana Ultravox all slipped dramatkally along with last year s best new group Altered Images - and those such as Echo And The Bunnymen who failed to capitalise on last year's success in the way they might have hoped Still, there's always next year and who's to bet that The Style Council won't be up there making the running. As things stand. Paul WS looks very unlikety to surrender.

the group

1. THE JAM 2. SIMPLE LIPIDS 3. THE CLASH I. SIOUX% THE BANSHEES 5. ABC 6. ECHO 6 THE BUNIIYMEN 7 ELVIS COSTELLO I THE ATTRACTIONS I. THE STRANGLERS 9. NEW ORDER 10. U2 11. JAPAN it DEXTS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS 13. THE CURE 14. YAZOO 15_ MADNESS 16_ THE FALL 17. BAUHAUS 18. KID CREOLE I THE COCONUTS 19. BIRTHDAY PARTY 20. SHIJ.A.MAR

male singer

1. PAUL WELLER ELVIS COSTELLO 1 BILLY MACKENZIE 4. BOY GEORGE S. DAVID BOWIE 6. IAN McCULLOGH 7, JOE STRUMMER I. JIM KERR 9. MARC ALMOND 10. ROBERT WYATT '11. PETER MIJR PHY 12. MARTYN FRY 13. ROBERT SMITH it DAVID SYLVAIN 15 HUGH CORNWELL. 16. MARIAN GAYE 17, BONO 18 KEVIN ROWIAILS 19. BRYAN FERRY 20. MARK E. SMITH 20 GREGORY ISAACS

female singer

1. SIOUXSIE SIOUX 2. ALF 3. GRACE JONES 4. MARI WILSON S. CARMEL 6. TRACEY THORN 7. KATE BUSH 8. CLARE GROGAN 9. BOY GEORGE 10. DIONNE WARWICK 11. KIM WILDE 12 CHRISS1E HYNDE 13. NINA SIMONE 14. TOYAH 15. AUSON STATION 16. ANPIAB ELLA LU WIN 17. DONNA SUMMER 18. JENNY BELLESTAR 19. EVELYN KING 20 LESLEY WOODS

creep of the year

1. MARGARET THATCHER 2 BOY GEORGE a RONALD REAGAN 4. PAUL WELLER S. PETER POWELL 6. SIMON LE BON 7. KEVIN ROWLANDS 8. MARC ALMOND 9. MARTIN FRY 10. STEVE WRIGHT 11. NICK HEYW000 12_ ET. 13. SHAKING STEVENS 14. ADAM ANT 15 RENEE d RENATO

most wonderful human being

1. PAUL WELLER 2. KEN LIVINGSTONE 3. JOHN PEEL 4. RICK MAYALL 5. DAVID BOWIE 6. ELVIS COSTELLO 7. YOSSER HUGHES 8. ET. 9. BOY GEORGE 10. JOE STRUMMER 11. POPE JOHN PAUL 12. CAPTAIN SENSIBLE 13. TONY BERN 14. DAVID SYLVAIN 15. SIOUXSIE

songwriter

1. PAUL WELLER 2. ELVIS COSTELLO 3. STRUMMER JONES 4. MARTIN FRY S. GREEN GARSIDE 6, DAVID SYLVAIN 7. JIM KERR 8. SIOUX.'SEVERIN 9. DIFFORDTIL BROOK 10. KEVIN ROWLANDS 10. MARK E SMITH

singles

1. TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam 2. THE MESSAGE Grarcriasrer Fash 3. BEAT SURRENDERrThe Jarn 4. TEMPTATION New Or der 5. SHIPBUILDINGRobert WI, an 6. COME ON EILEEN Dims Mrdright Runners 7. THE BITTEREST PILL/The Jam 8. STORY OF THE BLUES'Wah 9. STRAIGHT TO HELUThe Clash 10. MAD WORLD7ears For Fears 11. GOLDEN BROWN/The Stranglers 12. PARTY FEARS TWO 'Assoaates 13. THE LOOK OF LOVEABC 14. BACK OF LOVEEcho 8 The Bunnymon 15. SEXUAL HEALINGtMarvin Gaye 16, GHOSTS'Japan 17. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT MECulture Club 18. THE BOILER Specials AKA & Rhoda 19. PROMISED YOU A IAIRACLEStmple Minds 20. SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE Soft Cell

long players

1. THE GIFT/Jam 2. COMBAT ROCK,Tho Clash 3. NEW GOLD DREAM Simple Minds 4. IMPERIAL BEDROOM Elvis Costello 5. LEXICON OF LOVE/ABC 6. DIG THE NEW BREEDJam 7. A KISS IN THE DR EAIAHOUSE SvinisJe The Banshees 8. TOO RYE AY Dexys Midnight Runnels 9. PORNOGRAPHY/The Cure 10. SONGS TO REMEMBER Scott' Polito II. UPSTAIRS AT ERIC S Yazoo 12. KISSING TO BE CLEVER Culture Club 13. SULK Associates 14. HAPPY FAMILIES Blancmange 14. LOVE OVER GOLD Dire Straits 16, PETER GABRIEL 4 Peter Gabriel 18 HEX ENDUCT1ON HOUR The Fall 18. LAFOUEThe Stranglers 11. GARLANDS The Cocteau hems 18. JUNKYARD Binhday Party It AVALON Roxy Music

live act

1. THE JAM 1. KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS 3 THE CLASH 4. SIMPLE MINDS 5. ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS 6. U2 7. SIOUXSIE& THEBANSHEES B. ECHO & THEBUNNYMEN 9. BAUHAUS 10. CULTURE CLUB

dancefloor favourite

1. YOUNG GUNS GO FOR IT Wham 2. PRECIOUS Jam 3 THE MESSAGE Grandmaster Flash 4. WALKING ON SUNSHINE Rockers Revenge 5. PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW PIGBAG Pigbag

best dressed sleeve

1. A KISS IN THE DREMAHOUSE Siouxsie & the Banshees 2, Dig The New Breed The Jam 3. LEXICON OF LOVE ABC 4. NEIV GOLDDREAIA Simple Minds 5. THE GIFT/The Jam

event of the year

1. THE JAM SPLIT 2. THE FALKLANDS WAR 3. GREENHAM COMMON 4. THE WORLD CUP 5. THE POPES VISIT

best dressed male

1. PAUL WELLER 2. BOY GEORGE 3. AUGUST DARNELL 4. DAVID SYLVAIN 5. BRUCE FUA TON 6. MICHAEL FOOT 7. MARTIN FRY 8. KEVIN ROWLANDS 9. BRYAN FERRY 10. CAPTAIN SENSIBLE

best dressed female

1. SIOUXSIE SIOUX 2. BOY GEORGE 3. MARI WILSON 4. GRACE JONES 5. TOYAH WILCOX 6. BANANARAMA GIRLS 7. KIM WILDE 8. CLARE GROGAN 9. PRINCESS DIANA 10. ANNABELLA LU WIN

haircut

1. PAUL WELLER 2. TERRY HALL 3. JOE STRUMMER 4. MART WILSON S. BOY GEORGE

electronics

I. VINtE CLARK 1. DAVE GREENFIELD 3. DAVID BALL 4. MICK McNEILL S. THOMAS DOLBY

guitar

1. PAUL WELLER 2 JOHN McGEOCH 3. ROBERT SMITH 4. LuCK JONES S. THE EDGE

bass

1. BRUCE FOXTON 2 JJ BURNE1. 3 LOCK KARR 4 PAUL SIMONON 5. DEREK FORBES

drums

1. RICK BUCKLER 2. BUDGIE 3. PETE DE FRIES 4. STEVE MORRIS 5 SLY DUNBAR

miscellaneous

1 THE EMERALD DPRESS wow 2 STEVE NAIVE keyboards 3 SARA ii 4 5TEVERICHOL our-trlei 5 LAURIE ANDERSON lohn

radio show

1. JOHN PEEL 2. KID JENSEN 1 MIKE REID 4 STEVE WRIGHT 5 LENNY HENRY S SUNDAY HOOT 6 ALMS KORNER 7. WALTERS WEEKLY 6 MIKE SWEENEY 9 GARY cRowLEY S TUESDAY CLUB 10 TOP 40

promo video

1. HOUSE OF FUN Madness 2. BUFFALO GALS Malcolm Met • • 3. THE BITTEREST PILL The Jam 4. ROCKTHE CASIIAH The Dash 5. POISON ARROW ABC 6. OUR HOUSE Madness 7. PASS THE DUTCHIE Musical lout It GOLDEN BROWN The Stranglers 9. SHOCK THE MONKEY Peter Gabriel 10. RIO Duran Duran

tv shows

1 THE YOUNG ONES 2 BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF 3 THE TUBE 4 CORONATION STREET 5 UNDER 6. TOP OF THE POPS 7. OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST GOING OUT 9. WHATEVER YOU WANT 10. THE MONSTERS

film

1. ET. 2 BLADE RUNNER 3. POLTERGEIST t THE WALL 5. CAT PEOPLE 6. DIY A 7. THE THING 8. IRON 9. ROCKY NI 10. MAD MAX I

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New Musical Express, February 26, 1983


Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve and Imperial Bedroom place in the NME readers' poll for 1982.

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