Poll — February 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Nominate your favorite EPs, mini-albums of the ’80s for Slicing Up Eyeballs’ next poll

Best EPs of the 1980s

Now that the dust has settled from the controversial Best Albums of the ’80s poll, it’s time, as long promised, to get back to the voting. And next up will be a poll to determine the best EPs and mini-albums of the ’80s — basically, that somewhat ambiguous class of release that’s too long to be a single yet not quite long enough to be a full LP.

We’re going to do it a bit differently this time, though.

Coming up with the year-by-year best-album ballots, while time-consuming, was not terribly difficult, since there are many places across the vast reaches of the Internet that list the records that came out in a given year. Yet it’s much harder to find such lists of EPs or their even more nebulous cousin, the mini-album.

So with that in mind, we’re turning to you, the readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs, to make sure we catch every crucial release for the ballot in this next poll, which likely will launch next week.

In the comments below, or on our Facebook page, please let us know which EPs or mini-albums — released between 1980 and 1989 — you believe should be included. You can also email your list to info@slicingupeyeballs.com.

Thanks, in advance, for your help.

And, after we vote on EPs, we’ll move on to best compilations of the ’80s and then, if all goes well, year-by-year polls to determine the best individual songs of the ’80s.






  1. For inclusion in EP’s/Mini albums list:

    * U2 – Under a blood red sky
    * U2 – Wide awake in Americs
    * Simple Minds – Ballad of The Streets EP
    * Martin Gore – Counterfeit
    * Erasure – Crackers International

  2. Ministry twelve inch singles

  3. Do you disqualify compilation EPs, if that’s how the tracks were released in certain markets? New Order’s Factus 1981-1982 EP comes to mind.

    • I’d be interested in that as well, in this case I love that new order EP, though a lot of that comes from the artwork since it’s really a small compilation of tracks.

  4. I second Martin Gore’s Counterfeit

    Also, Recoil’s Hydrology and 1+2

    And Chronic Town is a must.

  5. Skinny Puppy’s Remission

  6. Tommy Keene’s PLACES THAT ARE GONE ep
    R.E.M.’s CHRONIC TOWN ep

    Lullabies EP 1982
    Sunburst and Snowblind EP 1983
    The Spangle Maker EP 1984
    Echoes In A Shallow Bay EP 1985
    Tiny Dynamine EP 1985
    Aikea-Guinea EP 1985
    Love’s Easy Tears EP 1986

  8. Rudimentary Peni – Farce (81)
    Cocteau Twins – Sunburst and Snowblind (83)
    Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Thorn (84)

  9. The Cure- Quadpus
    Billy Idol-Don’t Stop
    The Bolshoi-Giants
    Doctor and the Medics-Happy But Twisted

    I’m sure I will think of more later haha

  10. For Best EP’s of the 80’s list

    Mission of Burma-Signals, Calls and Marches
    Minor threat-s/t
    Pixies-come On Pilgrim

  11. Sisters of Mercy – The Reptile House EP

  12. Pixies – Come on Pilgrim
    Cocteau Twins – Lullabies
    Cocteau Twins – Love’s Easy Tears
    The Cure – The Walk

  13. Oingo Boingo – Oingo Boingo (1980)

  14. Doug Hitchcock

    The Embarrassment EP, eponymous, very limited production 12-inch released in 1980 by legendary “blister pop” band from Wichita, Kansas.

    Slags, Slates, Etc., by The Fall. (Might have been late ’70s, but I think it came out about 1980.)

  15. The Human League – Fascination!
    The Human League – Love and Dancing
    Duran Duran – Carnival
    U2 – Wide Awake in America
    INXS – Dekadance

  16. Four From Toyah ep
    Four More From Toyah ep
    Sheep Farming In Barnet ap (6 track 7 inch ep/33rpm) by Toyah
    The Thorn EP Siouxsie and the banshees

  17. the B-52’s ‘Party Mix!’
    the B-52’s ‘Mesopotamia’

  18. Many great Cocteau Twins EPs.

    • Absolutely! I love all the Cocteau Twins EPs. It was such a great format for them. It let the songs stand apart from each other more than on a full album.

  19. The Wedding Present – Radio One Sessions – The Evening Show

  20. Thomas Dolby – Blinded By Science
    Duran Duran – Carnival
    Howard Jones – The 12″ Album
    R.E.M. – Chronic Town
    Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
    Soundgarden – Fopp
    Soundgarden – Screaming Life
    Green River – Come On Down
    Thompson Twins – Out Of The Gap

  21. Tony Fletcher Walked on Water, The Chameleons UK
    Chronic Town, R.E.M.

  22. Carlos Salgado

    The Church – Sing Songs
    The Church – Persia
    The Church – Remote Luxury
    The Sisters of Mercy – The Reptile House

  23. The Alarm EP
    INXS Dekadance
    Duran Duran Carnival
    Missing Persons EP (1980)

  24. This is tricky because the term “EP” is used very inconsistently. For example, U2’s Wide Awake in America, with four tracks, is an EP.
    But U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name,” also with four tracks, is a 12″ single.
    Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” CD single is often listed as an EP.
    But Peter Gabriel’s “Red Rain” is always a 12″ or CD single.

  25. Carlos Salgado

    Lush – Scar (MiniAlbum, 1989)

  26. The Thorn Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Wild Things EP by The Creatures
    Love’s Easy Tears – Cocteau Twins
    Echoes In A Shallow Bay – Cocteau Twins
    4AD EP – Bauhaus
    A Single – The Cure (Actually a 2×7″ with 4 songs)

  27. Guessing Peel Sessions don’t count?

    The Alarm EP
    Pretenders – Extended Play

  28. Carlos Salgado

    Pale Saints – Barging Into The Presence Of God (EP, 1989). 3 tracks, but officially considered an EP, since it crossed the 10-min mark, which is what makes an EP and EP, I think.

  29. Sing Songs by The Church

  30. The Alarm – EP (83)
    Mighty Lemon Drops – Out of Hand (87)
    Pailead – Trait (88)

  31. Operation Ivy – Hectic (88)
    Tones On Tail – Burning Skies (83)

  32. Skinny Puppy’s Remission
    Pixies’ Come On Pilgrim
    The Chameleons’ Tony Fletcher Walked On Water
    The Sisters Of Mercy’s The Reptile House

    The Cocteau Twins obviously had a ton of great EPs. Did the Comsat Angels have any? If so, I nominate whatever EPs they had.

  33. Devo – Live
    James – Jimone
    James – James II EP
    Orange Juice – Texas Fever (not sure…?)
    Blancmange – Irene & Mavis
    B-52s – Mesopotamia
    B-52s -Party Mix
    Cabaret Voltaire – Drinking Gasoline
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Thorn
    Sonic Youth – Sonic Youth
    Sisters Of Mercy – Alice
    The Sound – Shock Of Daylight
    The Chameleons – Tony Fletcher Walks On Water…

  34. Carlos Salgado

    Close Lobsters – What Is There To Smile About?

  35. The Cure – Japanese Whispers

  36. The reptile house – the sisters of mercy
    Burning the fields – fields of the nephilim
    Alice -the sisters of mercy

  37. Carlos Salgado

    Mary My Hope – Suicide Kings

  38. Fugazi’s first e.p., The Cult ‘Ressurection Joe’.

  39. Echo and the Bunnymen mini compilation with the best live version of Do It Clean. And Shine So Hard.

  40. The Clash – Black Market Clash
    The The – The The vs The World

    (both the above on 10″ vinyl, FWIW)

    And although it’s multiple artists, I can’t not mention Short Circuit – Live at the Electric Circus

  41. Midnight Oil – Species Deceases

  42. Stormin norman

    Wide awake in America
    Chronic town
    Come on pilgrim

  43. Sonic Youth ‎”Kill Yr. Idols EP” 1982
    Siouxsie And The Banshees “The Thorn EP” 1984
    Cranes ‎”Self-Non-Self” (Mini Album) 1989
    Einstürzende Neubauten ‎”Kalte Sterne EP” 1981
    Die Haut ‎”Schnelles Leben” (Mini Album) 1982
    The Jesus And Mary Chain “Some Candy Talking EP” 1986
    The Jesus And Mary Chain “Darklands EP” 1987
    The Band Of Holy Joy “The Big Ship Sails” (Mini Album) 1986
    ….to name but a few.
    Looking forward to the actual poll.

  44. Felt – Primitive Painters 12″ EP

  45. Duran Duran/Night Versions
    Midnight Oil/Species Diseases
    The Church/Persia
    Erasure/Crackers International
    Depeche Mode/Everything Counts (Live–from 101)
    U2/Under a Blood Red Sky
    U2/Wide Awake in America
    a-ha/45 RPM Club
    REM/Chronic Town
    New Order/Peel Sessions
    Pogues/Poguetry in Motion
    Simple Minds/Ballad of the Streets

  46. Roxy Music – The High Road (Live EP)
    Erasure – Abba-esque

  47. “Chronic Town” by R.E.M.
    “Bird Noises” by Midnight Oil
    “Species Deceases” by Midnight Oil
    “Sing Songs” by The Church
    “Remote Luxury” by The Church
    “Persia” by The Church
    “Wide Awake in America” by U2
    “Tony Fletcher Walked on Water” by The Chameleons UK
    “The Alarm” by The Alarm
    “Wonderland” by Big Country

  48. R.E.M. – Chronic Town
    Rain Parade – Explosions in the Glass Palace
    Let’s Active – afoot
    The Church – sing songs
    Salem 66 – eponymous ep
    The Three O’clock – Baroque Hoedown
    The Shakers – Walking in the Shadow of a Spirit
    XTC – 5 Senses

  49. Big Black ‘Racer X’

  50. Throwing Muses ‎”Throwing Muses EP” (7″) 1984
    Throwing Muses ‎”Chains Changed EP” 1987
    The Wolfgang Press “Big Sex EP” 1987
    The Wolfgang Press “Sweatbox EP” 1985
    Swans “Swans EP” 1982
    Swans “Young God EP” 1984

  51. Bauhaus – Kick in the Eye EP
    Tones on Tails – Burning Skies

  52. The Damned/Friday the 13th EP

  53. Dinosaur Jr. – Dinosaur Jr.
    The Birthday Party – The Bad Seed
    Liquid Liquid – Optimo
    Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.) – Dirty Rotten EP
    Crass – You’re Already Dead
    The Pogues – Poguetry in Motion
    Meat Puppets – Out My Way
    The Creatures – Wild Things by The Creatures
    Duran Duran – Nite Romantics
    Billy Idol – Don’t Stop
    Mother Love Bone – Shine
    Corrosion of Conformity – Six Songs With Mike Singing: 1985

    (sorry for the multiple postings, I keep finding new ones in my collection)

  54. Virgin Prunes:
    Twenty Tens [1980]
    A New Form Of Beauty (all 12″ E.Ps [1981]

    Comsat Angels:
    Total War E.P [1980]
    Do The Empty House [1981]

    Rema-Rema ‎– Wheel In The Roses [1980]
    Echo & The Bunnymen – Shine So Hard [1981]
    Simple Minds – Sweat In Bullet [1981]
    The Human League – Holiday ’80 E.P [1980]

  55. adolescents- welcome to reality
    mudhoney- superfuzz bigmuff
    pixies- come on pilgrim
    my bloody valentine- you made me realise, glider, tremolo, feed me with your kiss
    swans- young god
    rem- chronic town
    minor threat- minor threat, in my eyes, salad days

  56. Fluff Freeman

    The Brilliant Corners: Growing up absurd & What’s in a word. the fruit machine.
    The mighty lemon drops: out of hand, rollercoaster
    Cardiacs the big ship
    James hymn from a village
    Soup dragons hang ten

  57. Xymox – Subsequent Pleasures

  58. My Bloody Valentine ‎”You Made Me Realise EP” 1988
    My Bloody Valentine ‎”Feed Me With Your Kiss EP” 1988
    My Bloody Valentine ‎ “The New Record By My Bloody Valentine” 1986
    My Bloody Valentine ‎”Geek! EP” 1985

  59. Lowlife-Rain
    Lowlife-Swirl,it Swings
    Lowlife-Vain Delights
    Lowlife-Eternity Road

  60. Cliff Hendroval

    R.E.M. – Chronic Town
    Mission of Burma – Signals, Calls, and Marches
    The B-52’s – Mesopotamia
    The Pogues – Poguetry In Motion
    Pretenders – Extended Play
    The Clash – Black Market Clash
    Pixies – Come On, Pilgrim
    Midnight Oil – Species Deceases
    10,000 Maniacs – Human Conflict #5
    The Dukes of Stratosphear – 25 o’Clock

  61. Cliff Hendroval

    What’s the policy on 12″ singles with one released track and three new songs? They Might Be Giants put out several like this.

  62. Cliff Hendroval

    And a few more:

    Let’s Active – Afoot
    The Bangles – s/t
    Husker Du – Metal Circus
    The Replacements – Stink

  63. The Jam – Beat Surrender/The Bitterest Pill

  64. Somone Somewhere

    Miracle Legion “The Backyard”
    The Sound “Shock of Daylight”
    Dif Juz “Huremics”
    Durutti Column “Deux Triangles EP”
    Husker Du “Metal Circus”
    Naked Raygun “Basement Screams”
    Julian Cope “Sunspots EP”

  65. New Order Factus 1981-1982 EP
    Oingo Boingo – Oingo Boingo. EP

  66. Dali’s Car: The Waking Hour

    Martin L Gore: Couterfiet

    The B52s: Mesopotamia

    My Bloody Valentine: You Made Me Realise

    The Creatures: Wild Things

    Erasure: Crackers International

    Cocteau Twins: Tiny Dynamite
    Cocteau Twins: Lullabies

    Siouxsie & The Banshees: The Thorn

    Lush: Scar

  67. The Wedding Present – Kennedy(1989)
    The Wedding Present – Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?(1988)
    The Wedding Present – Nobody’s Twisting Your Arms(1988)

  68. Pixies – Come On Pilgrim
    The Dukes Of Stratosphear – 25 O’Clock

  69. Humans – Play 1980
    Jah Wobble, The Edge, Jake Liebivitz, Holger Czukay – Snakecharmer 1983
    Angry Samoans – Yesterday Started Tomorrow 1987
    Mission of Burma, Signals, Calls and Marches 1981

  70. Jason and the Scorchers-Fervor

  71. re: Yet it’s much harder to find such lists of EPs or their even more nebulous cousin, the mini-album.

    rateyourmusic.com have top ep charts for every year of the 80s: see eps section

    and a overall top 80s ep chart
    listing 1000 eps

    • Yeah, I saw that — but it’s just one source. With the album lists, I was able to crosscheck with 3-4 difference sources for each year. And even then, there would be titles inevitably missing

      • Jack Watters

        What the hell is the difference between a “mini-album” and an EP? I belive my copy of “Under a Blood Red Sky” vinyl had a ‘mini-album’ sticker.
        Also, as above, what about 12″ singles with 3 or more non-album tracks?

  72. Rain Parade – Explosions In The Glass Palace
    The Style Council – Introducing The Style Council

  73. Marilisa Ialongo

    Japanese Whispers- the Cure
    Quadpus-The Cure

  74. The Cult ~ Lil Devil

  75. SixStringZombie

    Friday 13th EP – The Damned

    Dozen Girls 7″ (5 songs) – The Damned

    The Walk – The Cure

    Quadpus – The Cure

    4AD EP – Bauhaus

  76. Anything Box – Ascension EP
    Bauhaus – Kick in the Eye EP
    Buzzcocks – Parts 1-3
    Buzzcocks – Peel Sessions
    Buzzcocks – Early Years Live
    Buzzcocks – The Fab Four
    The Chameleons – Tony Fletcher Walked on Water…. La La La La La-La La-La-La
    Cocteau Twins – Lullabies
    Cocteau Twins – Peppermint Pig
    Cocteau Twins – Sunburst and Snowblind
    Cocteau Twins – Aikea-Guinea
    Cocteau Twins – Tiny Dynamite
    Cocteau Twins – Echos in a Shallow Bay
    Cocteau Twins – Love’s Easy Tears
    The Creatures – The Wild Things
    The Cure – Japanese Dream (compilation or EP?)
    The Cure – A Single
    The Cure – The Walk
    The Cure – Half an Octopus
    The Cure – Quadpus
    The Cure – Peel Sessios
    David Bowie – Don’t Be Fooled By The Name
    David Bowie – David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baal
    David Bowie – The Mannish Boys/Davy Jones and the Lower Third
    Dead Kennedys – In God We Trust Inc.
    Dif Juz – Huremics
    Durutti Column – Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say
    Echo & The Bunnymen – Shine So Hard
    Echo & The Bunnymen – The Sound of Echo
    Echo & The Bunnymen – Life at Brian’s – Lean and Hungry
    Echo & The Bunnymen – Peel Sessions
    Echo & The Bunnymen – New Live and Rare
    Erasure – Crackers International
    The Fall – Fiery Jack
    The Fall – Call for Escape Route
    The Fall – Peel Sessions
    Galaxie 500 – Blue Thunder
    Gary Numan – The Peel Sessions
    Gary Numan – Selection
    Gary Numan – 1978
    Gary Numan – 1978-79 Volume 2
    Gary Numan – 1978-79 Volume 3
    Gary Numan – The Live EP
    The Germs – What We Do Is Secret
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Some Candy Talking
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Happy When it Rains
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Darklands
    Lush – Scar
    Opal – Fell From The Sun
    Opal – Northern Line
    This Mortal Coil, Sixteen Days/Gathering Dust
    This Mortal Coil –Kangaroo /It’ll End in Tears
    Tones on Tails – Burning Skies
    My Bloody Valentine – Geek!
    My Bloody Valentine – The New Record by My Bloody Valentine
    My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realize
    My Bloody Valentine – Glider
    My Bloody Valentine – Tremolo
    New Order – 1981–1982
    New Order – Peel Sessions 1981
    New Order – Peel Sessions 1982
    Nitzer Ebb – The Machineries Of Joy
    Operation Ivy – Hectic
    Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Thorn
    Soft Cell – Non-stop Ecstatic Dancing
    The Smiths – Peel Sessions
    The Vandals – Peace Thru Vandalism
    Wire – Snakedrill
    Wire – Ahead
    Wire – Peel Sessions
    Wire – Skin Skin Pause
    Wire – Eardrum Buzz
    Wire – In Vivo

    • Weren’t Glider and Tremolo from 1990 and 1991 respectively and all Wire releases (apart of Peel Sessions and Snakedrill) are just the singles?

  77. The Bluebells – ‘The Bluebells’
    New Musik – ‘Straight Lines’
    Bow Wow Wow – ‘Your Cassette Pet’
    Central Unit – ‘Loving Machinery’
    Class Action – ‘Class Action’
    The Creatures – ‘Wild Things’
    Devo – ‘Live’ (from 1981)
    Doppler Effect – ‘Hard At Work’
    Duran Duran – ‘Circus’
    Ian Dury & The Blockheads – ‘Spasticus Autisticus’
    Fix & Fertig – ‘Wie Der Lichte Tag’
    Close Lobsters – ‘What Is There To Smile About’
    Full Moon Tan – ‘Full Moon Tan’
    Futurisk – ‘Player Piano’
    INXS – ‘Dekadance’
    Janitors Animated – ‘My God He’s Terrible’
    Jef Left – ‘Jef Left’
    Lines – ‘Standby’
    Lisfrank – ‘Man Mask’
    Love Jungle – ‘Make Me Special’
    Magic Dragon – ‘Emotional Landscape’
    New Math – ‘Gardens’
    New Scientists – ‘The Storm’
    Oingo Boingo – ‘Oingo Boingo’
    Our Daughter’s Wedding – ‘Digital Cowboy’
    Plane Of Section – ‘Looking At Pictures Of You’
    Pop Negatif Wastad – ‘Pop Negatif Wastad’
    The Rescue – ‘Messages’
    Responding To Treatment – ‘Responding To Treatment’
    Rubber Rodeo – ‘Rubber Rodeo’
    Section 25 – ‘Girls Don’t Count’
    Soft Cell – ‘Mutant Moments’
    Stress – ‘The Big Wheel’
    Max Strom – ‘Moderne Passion’
    X-Teens – ‘Big Boy’s Dreams’
    14 Iced Bears – ‘Inside’
    11th Hour – ’11th Hour’
    The Action Transfers – ‘If I Lose It’
    Aimless Device – ‘Hard To Be Nice’
    Aimless Device – ‘Dog Days’
    Another Sunny Day – ‘You Should All Be Murdered’
    Ausweis – ‘Jours De Haine’
    The Balancing Act -‘New Campfire Songs’
    Band Of Susans – ‘Blessing And Curse’
    Big Country – ‘Wonderland’
    Bitter Pleasures – ‘Eat The Monument’
    The Black Watch – ‘Short Stories’
    The Bongos – ‘Numbers With Wings’
    The Boy Hairdressers – ‘Golden Shower’
    Bunker Strasse – ‘Offensive’
    Bunker Strasse – ‘Bunker’
    Butthole Surfers – ‘Widowermaker!’
    Choir Invisible – ‘Sea To Shining Sea’
    Class Info – ‘Inside’
    Close Lobsters – ‘Janice Long Session’
    Cold Phoenix – ‘Your Eyes Are My Eyes’
    Coldreams – ‘A Crazy Night’
    Colourbox – ‘Colourbox’
    The Colourfield – ‘The Colourfield’
    Crippled Pilgrims – ‘Head Down Hand Out’
    The Critics – ‘Town Girl’
    D For Desire – ‘D For Desire’
    D’as Hirth – Kalashnikov’
    Das Wesen – ‘Who Had A Heart’
    Desperate Hours – ‘Desperate Hours’
    Dolce Vita – ‘Dolce Vita’
    Erth – ‘Erth’
    Eskimo – ‘Ti U’
    Fabulous Knobs – ‘Fabulous Knobs’
    Facecrime – ‘Sex And Revolution’
    Faded Image – ‘Modern’
    Fiction Bridge – ‘Fiction Bridge’
    Five Thirty – ‘Supernova’
    Flower – ‘Crash’
    The Fluid – ‘Freak Magnet’
    Friends Again – ‘The Friends Again EP’
    Gluons – ‘Gluons’
    Guadalcanal Diary – ‘Watusi Rodeo’
    Stephen Harrison – ‘Pack On Your Back’
    Hothouse Flowers – ‘Don’t Go’
    Idiot Savant – ‘The Rest On Down’
    In One – ‘Fade’
    The Individuals – ‘Aquamarine’
    The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – ‘Marnie’
    The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – ‘The Jazz Butcher vs. Max Eider
    The Jesus And Mary Chain – ‘Upside Down’
    The Jesus And Mary Chain – ‘April Skies’
    The Killing Field – ‘Courage’
    Kindergarten – ‘No. 3’
    The Leather Nun – ‘Slow Death’
    The Leather Nun – ‘Lust Games’
    The Leslies – ‘The Leslies’
    Libido Blume – ‘Brilliant Names And Dames’
    Lifeboys – ‘The Living Class’
    Lime Spiders – ‘Slave Girl’
    Living Dolls – ‘Emotional Parade’
    Love Camp 7 – ‘Love Camp 7’
    The Love-In – ‘The Love-In’
    Love Tractor – ”Til The Cows Come Home’
    Maria Et – ‘La Fuite En Avant’
    Marshal Fields – ‘Marshal Fields’
    Matinee Idols – ‘Leaving Limbo’
    The McTells – ‘Wind-Up’
    Metro Trinity – ‘Die Young’
    Midnight Oil – ‘Bird Noises’
    Minimal Compact – ‘Minimal Compact’
    The Modern Pioneers – ‘The Big Hookup’
    The Mood Six – ‘Plastic Flowers’
    Movement – ‘Movement’
    The Naked And The Dead – ‘The Naked And The Dead’
    New Marines – ‘No Peace’
    New Marines – ‘Diving For Pearls’
    Noise Petals – ‘Noise Petals’
    Parallel 5th – ‘Parallel 5th’
    The Pixies – ‘Come On Pilgrim’
    The Pixies – ‘Here Comes Your Man’
    The Popinjays – ‘Don’t Go Back’
    Pretenders – ‘Extended Play’
    Rain Parade – ‘Explosions In The Glass Palace’
    Red Zebra – ‘Bastogne’
    Rema Rema – ‘Wheel In The Rose’
    Rhythm Corps. – ‘Paquet De Cinq’
    Rhythm Corps. – ‘Espirit De Corps’
    Right As Rain – ‘Right As Rain’
    The Room – ‘Clear!’
    Rosa Crux – ‘Ales Et Feles’
    Row Of Chairs – ‘Tracing A Line’
    Scruffy The Cat – ‘Boom Boom Boom Bingo’
    Sheriff Jack – ‘Let’s Be Nonchalant’
    The Shrinking Violets – ‘Mask’
    The Silver Tears – ‘Over And Over’
    St. Christopher – ‘All Of A Tremble’
    Theatre Of Sheep – ‘A Quiet Crusade’
    Throwing Muses – ‘The Fat Skier’
    Vis-A-Vis – ‘Heart And Soul’
    Winter Hours – ‘Wait Till The Morning’ (I’d include ‘The Confes-
    sional,’ but it’s labelled as a 12″…)
    A Blaze Colour – ‘Against The Dark Trees Beyond’
    Bone Orchard – ‘Stuffed To The Gills’
    Bone Orchard – ‘Swallowing Havoc’
    Brigandage – ‘Pretty Funny Thing’
    Burning Skies Of Elysium – ‘Elysium’
    Deception Bay – ‘Deception Bay’
    Defear – ‘Stairs’
    Dust Devils – ‘The Dropping Well’
    Flesh For Lulu – ‘Roman Candle’
    Furyo – ‘Furioso’
    Furyo – ‘Furyo’
    In Camera – ‘IV Songs’
    Inca Babies – ‘The Big Jugular’
    Inca Babies – ‘Surfin’ In Locustland’
    Inca Babies – ‘Splatter Ballistics Cop’
    Inca Babies – ‘Buster’s On Fire’
    Ipso Facto – ‘Give It To Her’
    Killing Joke – ‘Me Or You’
    Lowlife – ‘Rain’
    Lowlife – ‘Swirl, It Swings’
    Mask For – ‘Mask For’
    Minimal Compact – ‘Next One Is Real’
    Negative Image – ‘Confusion’
    The Neon Judgement – ‘A Man Ain’t No Man When A Man Ain’t
    Got No Horse, Man’
    Passionel – ‘The Apostle’
    Pink And Black – ‘Sometimes I Wish’
    Screams For Tina – ‘Strobelight Funeral’
    Sedition – ‘The Mighty Device’
    Andi Sex Gang – ‘Ida-Ho’
    Shadow Minstrels – ‘Great Expectations’
    Shadow Of Fear – ‘Shadow Of Fear’
    The Sisterhood – ‘The Sisterhood’
    Southern Death Cult – ‘Fatman’
    Theatre Of Hate – ‘Eastworld (Russian Roulette)’
    UK Decay – ‘For My Country’
    UK Decay – ‘Unexpected Guest’
    UK Decay – ‘Rising From The Dread’
    Under Two Flags – ‘Lest We Forget’
    Under Two Flags – ‘Masks’

    hopefully this will be enough for a decent start…

  78. Big Country – Wonderland

  79. Doug Hawkins

    The Style Council – Introducing the Style Council 1983

  80. Cabaret voltaire-Drinking Gasoline
    Echo and the Bunnymen-S/T
    Coil-How to Destroy Angels
    The Birthday party-The bad seed ep
    Gang of Four-Another day, Another dollar

  81. “Death Cult”

  82. Mark Dominesey

    I am surprised these have not been nominated:

    Pet Shop Boys – Disco
    Meat Beat Manifesto – God O.D.

  83. – EXTENDED PLAY (1981), The Pretenders: 1st EP I ever purchased at age 9…and I’ve loved EPs (and Chrissie Hynde) ever since.
    -WILD THINGS (1981), The Creatures: A great beginning for Siouxsie and Budgie…also, the beginning of their 25 year romance and Siouxsie and the Banshee beat collaboration)
    -MESOPOTAMIA (1982), B52s: “Mesopotamia…That’s where I wanna goooooo!”
    -THE THORN (1984), Siouxsie & The Banshees: one of the best EPs in Rock/Pop/Punk, one of the best things the group ever did (“Overground” and “Placebo Effect” are classics), and one of the most poetic, creepiest ending track in music history. I’m still hoping that Siouxsie’s third studio LP will be a full-length version of this style of music, w/ acoustic, classical orchestration.

  84. Russell Millienr

    I think it was one of the best selling vinyl EPs of all time!
    Thomas Dolby – Blinded by Science

  85. Rob LaRocque

    Mission of Burma-Signals, Calls and Marches
    Hüsker Dü – Metal Circus
    Black Flag – The Process of Weeding Out
    Minutemen – Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat

  86. Yes, Chronic Town should win.
    Cocteau Twins – Victorialand
    Pretenders – Pretenders EP
    Devo – DEV-O Live
    Duran Duran – Carnival
    Simple Minds – Sons and Fascination
    Simple Minds – Sister Feelings Call

  87. Jimmy Sellers

    Aztec Camera (1985) – a 10″ US-only release (was also available in Australia) featuring a cover of the Van Halen song, “Jump”, plus four tracks that were recorded live at the Dominion Theatre in October 1984.

  88. Nobody has mentioned Industry’s S/T EP from 1983 yet, so I’ll throw that in the mix, too.

  89. The Fat Skier by Throwing Muses.

  90. Don’t think these have been mentioned yet…

    The Shamen – “Phorward” (1989)
    Consolidated – “Consolidated” (1989)
    The Residents – “Diskomo” (1980)
    The Residents – “Intermission” (1983)
    10,000 Maniacs – “Human Conflict Number Five” (1982)
    Severed Heads – “Stretcher” (1985)
    Dead Can Dance – “Garden of the Arcane Delights” (1984)
    The Dead Milkmen – “Smokin’ Banana Peels” EP (1988)
    The Waitresses – “I Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts” (1982)
    Roxy Music – “The High Road” (1983)

  91. Glory2Babalon

    Christian Death – Wind kissed pictures

  92. Portion Control – Hit The Pulse
    Portion Control – Purge
    A Certain Ratio – Mickey Way

  93. REDD KROSS — “Teen Babes”

  94. Nirvana – Blew
    Birdland – EP1
    Screaming Trees – Other Worlds
    Echo & The Bunnymen – Shine So Hard
    Happy Mondays – Manchester Rave On
    Dead Kennedys – In God We Trust
    Mother Love Bone – Shine
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Abbey Road
    Metallica – $5.98 EP
    Samhain – Unholy Passion
    Fugazi – Fugazi / Margin Walker

  95. Come on Pilgrim by the pixies

  96. Too Much Too Yong by the Special AKA

  97. Reese Calden

    Jeepers how about all the great EP’s Flying Nun put out in the 80’s

  98. Dukes of the Stratosphere – 25 O’clock
    Mighty Lemon Drops – Out of hand
    Dead Kennedys – In God We Trust Inc.
    Echo & the Bunnymen – self titled (blue cover).
    Smithereens – Beauty and Sadness.

  99. Chronic Town – REM
    Death Cult – Death Cult EP
    The Alarm – The Alarm EP
    Screaming Blue Messiahs – Good and Gone
    New Model Army – Vengeance
    New Model Army – White Coats EP
    Husker Du – Metal Circus
    Fields of the Nephilim – Dawnrazor
    Jason & The Scorchers – Fervor
    Balaam & The Angel – Love Me
    Balaam & The Angel – She Knows
    Killing Joke – Ha!
    The Lucy Show – Extended Play
    Zodiac Mindwarp – High Priest of Love

  100. Soundgarden – “Screaming Life” (1987)
    Soul Asylum – “Clam Dip & Other Delights” (1989)
    Camper Van Beethoven – “Vampire Can Mating Oven” (1987)

  101. The Sisters of Mercy – The Reptile House
    New Model Army – white coats ep
    The Cure – Japanese Whispers

  102. Are you discerning EPs of all original material (which would equate it with “the mini-album”) from singles with non-LP B-sides? Or remix EPs?

  103. Pavement – Slay Tracks (1933-1969)

  104. The B-52’s-Mesopotamia
    The B-52’s-Party Mix!
    The Creatures-Wild Things
    The Cure-The Walk
    Martin Gore-Counterfeit
    Siouxsie & The Banshees-The Thorn
    Duran Duran-Carnival

  105. Bunnymen – Shine So Hard, best live recording ever.
    Chameleons – Tony Fletcher
    That Petrol Emotion – Groove Check
    Sisters of Mercy – Alice
    Pixies – Come On Pilgrim

  106. Duran Duran – Carnival
    Missing Person – Missing Persons
    Human League – Fascination!Human League – Love & Dancing
    INXS – Dekadance
    The B-52’s – Mesopatamia
    The B-52’s – Party Mix!
    Howard Jones – The 12″ Album
    Erasure – Crackers International
    Big Country – Wonderland
    Billy Idol – Don’t Stop
    Martin L Gore – Couterfeit

  107. Slates – The Fall

  108. Master Dik – Sonic Youth

  109. The Smithereens – Live

  110. The five song EP Robert Hazard!
    Is there any better?

  111. Duran Duran – Carnival
    The League Unlimited Orchestra – Love and Dancing
    Soft Cell – Non-stop Ecstatic Dancing
    INXS – Dekadance
    Polecats – Make A Circuit With Me
    Miracle Legion – the Backyard
    Roman Holliday – Roman Holliday
    Human League – Fascination
    Visage – Visage
    Erasure – Crackers International

  112. Pavol Stromček

    REM – Chronic Town
    The Cure – The Walk
    Xmal Deutschland – Sequenz
    Dead Can Dance – Garden of Arcane Delights
    Bauhaus – 4AD
    The Room – Clear
    The Sound – Shock of Daylight
    Tones on Tail – Burning Skies
    Box of Toys – Precious is the Pearl
    Godot – Extended Player
    Style Council – Introducing
    Go-Betweens – Peel Sessions
    Japan – Art of Parties (the 4-song version)
    Cocteau Twins – Lullabies
    Cocteau Twins – Sunburst and Snowblind
    Cocteau Twins – The Spangle Maker
    Cocteau Twins – Aikea-Guinea
    Cocteau Twins – Tiny Dynamite
    Cocteau Twins – Echos in a Shallow Bay

  113. Thomas Dolby – Blinded by science

  114. Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Thorn EP
    The Creatures – Wild Things EP
    Sisters of Mercy – Reptile House EP
    Marc Almond – Ruby Red EP
    Marc Almond – A Woman’s Story EP
    Marc Almond – Violent Silence EP
    Adam and the Ants – Antmusic EP
    Bauhaus – 4AD
    Friends Again – The Friends Again EP

  115. Charlie Conner

    So… what’s the plan on live albums? will they get their own poll, be included in this, or not be included at all?

    Back in the 1986 poll, Joe Jackson’s “Big World” album was disqualified because that album was uniquely recorded, in front of an audience ordered to stay quiet during the songs. That in SUE’s opinion, constituted a “live” album. What will happen to that album? Also…how can one the decade’s great albums period, Talking Head’s “Stop Making Sense”, be ignored on a technicality? Does SUE consider that album a soundtrack? a live album? it might get confusing.
    Perhaps a clearer definition would help here. I’m seeing a few 12″ singles included alongside EPs that feature all original content. I would hope that a definition of EP for the sake of this poll is to include content created *specifically* for that release, not content from previous albums.

    Remixes, in my mind, would be included in the compilations category, as would movie/tv soundtracks.

    Not complaining here, but trying to see if there is some clarity. Besides, the complaining will start for many people when The Cure wins this poll as well.

  116. I’m not sure if any of these discs meet the definition for mini-albums, but I guess this is kindof what you are looking for:

    Clash — Black Market Clash
    The Jesus and Mary Chain — Barbed Wire Kisses
    The Stone Roses — Turns into stone
    Replacements — The Shit Hits the Fans

  117. The Bongos – Numbers with Wings
    The Jam – Beat Surrender
    Minutemen – Project Mersh
    Pixies – Come on Pilgrim
    Pretenders – Extended Play
    R.E.M. – Chronic Town

  118. I am pretty sure that an EP can be no more than four songs, otherwise it is a mini-album. So:

    The Chameleons: Tony Fletcher
    The Sisters of Mercy: The Reptile House
    The Sisters of Mercy: Body and Soul
    Opal: Fell from the Sun
    The Pogues: Poguetry in Motion
    Siouxsie: The Thorn
    Dead Can Dance: Garden of Archane Delights

  119. The Replacements – Stink
    The Alarm – ST ep
    The Alarm – Spirit of ’76
    The Alarm – Electric Folklore Live
    Big Country – Wonderland
    The Jam – Beat Surrender
    NIN – Sin
    The Plimsouls – Zero Hour
    Midnight Oil – Bird Noises
    Midnight Oil – Species Deceases

  120. I forgot to include Howard Jones – Action Replay

  121. Husker Du-Metal Circus

  122. I doubt this counts for this poll, but I thought I would mention it anyway:


    Various ‎– New British Invasion
    Label: Capitol Records ‎– SPRO 210
    Format: Vinyl, 7″, Compilation, 33 ⅓ RPM
    Country: Canada
    Released: 1982
    Genre: Electronic, Pop
    Style: Synth-pop

    A1 Duran Duran – New Religion
    A2 Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream
    B1 Thomas Dolby – Europa And The Pirate Twins
    B2 Talk Talk – Talk Talk

  123. MartytheScot

    Bunnymen – Shine So Hard
    Chameleons – Tony Fletcher
    Church – Sing Songs / Remote Luxury/ Persia
    Rain Parade – Explosions in the Glass Palace
    Sisters – Reptile House
    Pixies – Come On Pilgrim

  124. Men Without Hats – Folk of the 80s EP
    Trio – Trio EP

  125. Have not seen these two posted on here yet. Two of my favorite EPs from the ’80s:

    The Misfits – 3 Hits From Hell [1981]
    Samhain – Unholy Passion [1985]

  126. Duran Duran – Carnival
    Duran Duran – Nite Romantics
    Duran Duran – Tiger Tiger
    Erasure – Crackers International
    U2 – Wide Awake in America
    REM – Chronic Town

  127. Do “bootlegs” count? I would definitely vote for Replacements Shit Hits The Fans but it wasn’t a proper release. For legitimacy’s sake, you gotta have B-52’s Mesopotamia, Duran Duran Carnival and Cocteau Twins and something from SST. (How the heck was there no SST stuff in the Top 10 on any of the priors?)

    • Charlie Conner

      I wouldn’t think bootlegs will be part of this, as they are not proper releases by the band and/or their record label.

  128. Love all the one listed – how about some of the obscure bands that came and went with the EP…
    Hilary – Kinetic
    Dominatrix – Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
    Monroes – S/T
    The Rescue – Messages

  129. Echo & Bunnymen – Shine so Hard live ep, A Promise 12″ (w/Broke my Neck), Killing Moon 12″
    Joy Division – Transmission 12″
    Shriekback – Tench mini lp
    New Order – Factus 8 (5 song mini lp), Blue Monday 12″
    Gang of Four – Another Day Another Dollar mini lp (w/To Hell with Poverty)
    Simple Minds – Sister Feelings Call
    Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay-Snake Charmer Mini LP
    Associates – Club Country 12″, White Car in Germany 12″
    Bush Tetras – Cowboys in Africa 12″
    Kraftwerk – Tour de France 12″
    Japan – 5 song mini lp (Canada only w/I second that Emotion,etc.), Art of Parties mini-lp (Canada only w/4 songs)
    Human League – Hard Times/Love Action 12″
    Soft Cell – Tainted Love/Where did our love go 12″
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax 12″ (original long promo mix)
    Art of Noise – into battle mini lp
    Kissing the Pink – Big Man Restless 12″
    Depeche Mode – Just Can’t get enough 12″
    Our Daughters Wedding – digital cowboy
    Men Without Hats – Folk of the 80s 10″ mini-lp
    Visage – Damned don’t cry 12″
    Spoons – Symmetry/Nova Heart 12″
    Cabaret Voltaire – Sluggin for Jesus 12″
    Propaganda – Dr.Mabuse 12″
    Yello – The Rhythm Devine 12″
    Clash – Black Market Clash mini-lp

  130. mark williamson

    Stripped – Depeche Mode
    The Chameleons – Tony Fletcher Walked…
    Cocteau Twins – Aikea-Guinea
    Cocteau Twins – Loves Easy Tears
    U2 – Wide Awake in America
    The Mission – IV (Wasteland EP)
    The Smiths – Sheila Take A Bow (CD)

  131. David Lee Roth – Crazy From The Heat EP

  132. Thanks for all the input so far. This really helps. And to answer a question some have had, since this will be the only poll covering EPs, I’m inclined to include live EPs and EPs that compile previously unreleased material.

    I will note, though, that some of the things being listed here are just routine 12-inch singles, and those aren’t really the same thing, and wouldn’t be included.

    I am hoping to do polls for individual songs of each of the ’80s, too.

    • It’s a tough line to draw – for example, someone nominated Birthday Party’s ‘The Bad Seed’ (which I’d forgotten about), 4 songs not found on other releases at that time. That one is obvious. But someone else nominated the Echo & Bunnymen 5 song mini-lp that mixed new with old material – not so clear. And then some 12″ discs are too groundbreaking to ignore (Human League’s 12″ Love Action/Hard times, New Order Blue Monday 12″).

  133. Charlie Conner

    SUE, so full length live albums will not be included in any poll? Sad to think that would happen…

    I’m guessing that soundtracks will be covered in the “compilations” poll. Is that correct?

  134. Specimen – Batastrophe
    New Model Army – White Coats
    Eurythmics – Touch Dance
    Skinny Puppy – Remission and Chainsaw
    Front 242 – Never Stop and Politics of Pressure

  135. barefoot jim

    I absolutely hope you make the distinction between 12″ singles with several b-sides and release that were specifically released as EPs.

    And in all of the lists up there a few that weren’t mentioned:

    28th Day – 28th Day
    Art in the Dark – Art in the Dark
    Oh-OK – Furthermore What
    Turning Curious – Soul Light Season
    The Neats – The Monkey’s Head in the Corner of the Room

  136. The Art of Noise – Into Battle
    Pretenders – Extended Play

  137. Screaming Blue Messiahs: Good & Gone
    Dub Sex: Dub Sex
    Big Black: Lungs/Bulldozer/Racer-X/Headache
    Subhumans (UK): Time Flies … But Aeroplanes Crash
    Turkey Bones & The Wild Dogs: No Way Before The Weekend
    The Cramps: Smell of Female

  138. The Creatures: Wild Things

  139. The Triffids- Treeless Plain

  140. david sylvian – Alchemy – An Index Of Possibilities

  141. Martin Gore-Counterfeit E.P.

  142. Thomas Dalton

    Chronic Town
    Under a Blood Red Sky
    Come On Pilgrim

  143. A Single – The Cure
    The Walk – The Cure
    Half an Octopus – The Cure
    The Reptile House – The Sisters Of Mercy
    Burning The Fields – Fields Of The Nephilim
    Returning To Gehanna – Fields Of The Nephilim

  144. Fields of the Nephilim – Dawnrazor
    Mighty Lemon Drops – Out of hand
    Happy Mondays – Manchester Rave On
    My Bloody Valentine – Glider
    My Bloody Valentine – Tremolo
    The Chameleons – Tony Fletcher Walked on Water…. La La La
    LUSH – Scar
    Pet Shop Boys – Disco
    Dali’s Car: The Waking Hour
    CHURCH – Remote Luxury
    Sisters of Mercy – all eps
    The Mission – all eps

  145. The Police – Regatta de Blanc special issue. There were four (? maybe three) small discs, seems like a booklet and a poster (as I recall but it was 900 years ago).

  146. Where the early ride ep’s from 89 or 90?

  147. Carlos Salgado

    The Sound – Shock of Daylight (1984 MiniAlbum)

  148. Carlos Salgado

    Razorcuts – Sorry To Embarrass You (1986 EP)

  149. BIG COUNTRY- Wonderland EP (1984)

  150. Carlos Salgado

    Sonic Youth – Kill Yr. Idols (1983 EP)
    Sonic Youth / Lydia Lunch – Death Valley ’69 (1985 EP)

  151. Lots of amazing albums listed. I was wondering if the Pet Shop Boys Introspective counts as an ep? It’s one of my favorites.

  152. my top10:

    Butthole Surfers – Cream Corn
    Bowie – Baal
    Dead Kennedys – In God We Trust
    Fields Of The Nephilim – Burning The Fields
    Ghost Dance – A Word To The Wise
    Lard – The Power Of Lard
    Pet Shop Boys – Disco
    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – This Today
    Rose Of Avalanche – A Peace Inside
    Sisters Of Mercy – Repile House

    I could name a lot more, but I don’t want to do a list “all EPs I know” ;)


  153. Ed MacDaniel

    REM – Chronic Town
    Azrec Camera – Backwards and Forwards

  154. SubHumans – EP-LP

  155. there really has to be special consideration with this. there’s a big difference between a 12”, a remix collection and an actual EP/Mini full on songs indigenous to that release only

  156. Midnight Oil: Species Deceases
    The Cure: The Walk
    Death in June: 93 Dead Sunwheels
    Lowlife : Swirl,It Swings
    Mary Goes Round: Sunset
    Little Nemo: Private Life

  157. Christian Death – The Wind Kissed Pictures
    Christian Death – Deathwish
    Sisters of Mercy – Body and Soul
    Fields of the Nephilim – Burning the Fields

  158. Simple minds sister feelings call
    Simple minds Ballard of the streets

  159. Christopher Bloom

    The Replacements’ “The Shit Hits the Fans” was officially released on cassette by Twin Tone, despite being sourced from an unofficial recording. I’ve seen a photo of the cassette recently. Its quality as a live record is debatable, but there is no question that it deserves to be on your live record poll.

  160. Christopher Bloom

    Here are a couple of other (debatable) selections for your consideration:

    The Jam’s “Live” EP, which I think was included in initial copies of “Snap!”


    Eurythmics’ “Touch Dance”

    And would you consider Hugo Largo’s “Drum” a mini-album or just an extremely short LP?

  161. Cliff Hendroval

    Some more I forgot:

    The Bongos – Numbers With Wings

    T-Bone Burnett – Trap Door

    T-Bone Burnett – Behind The Trap Door

    Tommy Keene – Places That Are Gone

    Scruffy The Cat – High Octane Revival

    Jason & The Scorchers – Fervor

    The Graphic – People In Glass

    Color Me Gone – s/t

    The Swimming Pool Q’s – The Firing Squad for God

  162. Cliff Hendroval

    Oh, and FFS, how could I leave out Romeo Void’s Never Say Never – absolutely essential!

  163. Marcfishfinder

    “Last of the Mohicans” EP-Bow Wow Wow.

  164. Marcfishfinder

    Almost forgot…”afoot” EP- Let’s Active

  165. A few I believe haven’t shown up:

    Icehouse – Fresco
    Berlin – Dancing In Berlin
    Sad Lovers & Giants – Clocks Go Backward
    Sad Lovers & Giants – Total Sound

  166. Wolfgang Press: Water EP; Sweatbox EP; Big Sex EP; Scarecrow EP
    Cocteau Twins
    The Birthday Party: Mutiny EP; The Bad Seed EP
    Crime + City Solution: The Dangling Man EP; Just South of Heaven
    Danielle Dax: Jesus Egg That Wept
    The Cure: Japanese Whispers
    Those early Tackhead EPs
    Pixies: Come On Pilgrim
    Those Tones On Tail EPs

  167. David Alchujian

    i see the first fugazi ep in this list, but no mention of “margin walker” from 1989

  168. David Alchujian


    coil “how to destroy angels”, “the anal staircase”, “the unreleased themes from hellraiser”

  169. The Bubblemen Are Coming-The Bubblemen
    The Thorn SATB
    quadpus/half an octopus -The Cure

  170. INXS – Dekadance
    U2 – Wide Awake In America
    Thomas Dolby – Blinded by Science
    The Cure – Japanese Whispers
    The Replacements – Stink
    Oingo Boingo – 4 song EP (aka Oingo Boingo)

  171. A couple that I don’t see here yet…

    Klark Kent – Klark Kent
    Fishbone – Fishbone

  172. The Three O’Clock – Baroque Hoedown
    The Bangles – S/T
    Cabaret Voltaire – 12×45
    Alien Sex Fiend – I Walk The Line
    The Cramps – Smell of Female
    The Subhumans – Demolition War
    The Direct Hits – Snakes & Ladders
    XTC – Generals & Majors (2×45)
    The Mighty Lemon Drops – Out of Hand (2×45)
    Jesus & Mary Chain – Some Candy Talking EP
    The Birthday Party – Jennifer’s Veil
    Specimen – Batastrophie
    The Truth – Live At The 100 Club
    Dead Can Dance – Garden of Acarne Delights
    Sisters Of Mercy – Reptile House
    Echo & The Bunnymen – Seven Seas (2×45)
    The Jam – Beat Surrender
    James Taylor Quartet – Mission Impossible EP
    Biff Bang Pow – Love Is Going Out Of Fashion
    The Pogues – Poguetry In Motion
    The Clash – Black Market Clash
    Bauhaus – 4AD EP

  173. The Cure – Japanese Whispers
    The Cure – The Walk
    The Cure – Quadpus

  174. I’ve got a few for you here. (my idea is that most of no songs of the EP are on a regular LP)
    Screaming blue Messiahs – Good and Gone (1984)
    Happy Hate me nots – Scrap (1987)
    Happy hate me nots – a Place to live (1991)
    Kevin Hewick & the sound – This cover keeps reality unreal (1983)
    Flesh For Lulu – Blue sister swing (1985)
    Crime & the City Solution – Dangling man EP (1985)
    Green on Red – No free lunch (1985)
    Head of David – Dogbreath/Godbreath (1986) (later knows as Album)
    The Misfits – beware (1980)
    Naked Prey – 40 miles from nowhere (1987)
    Catherdral of Tears – Catedral of Tears (1984)
    New Order – Everything’s gone green (1982)
    Not Drowning waving – The SIng Sing (1985)
    The Power Staion – 33 1/3 (1985)
    QueensrYche – Queensryche (1983)
    10.000 MAniacs – Human conflict number five (1984)
    A witness – Loudhailer songs (1985)
    Art of Noise – into Battle with … (1983)
    Art in the Dark – Art in the Dark (1985)
    Dave Ball – Rare tempo (1983)
    MArtyn Bates – The return of the Quiet (1987)
    Big Black – Headache Ep (1987)
    Big Dipper – Boo-Boo (1986)
    Bogshed – Let them eat Bogshed (1985)
    Bogshed – Tried and tested public speaker (1986)
    The Boys next door – Hee Haw (1983)
    Billy Bragg – several…..
    Breathless – Two days from Eden (1985)
    Breathless – Chasing Promises (1988)
    Cactus Worls news – The Bridge (mother records 1985)
    Claw Boys CLaw – Shocking shades of.. (1984)
    The Dutch – This is Welfare (1983)
    The Fall – Rollin’ Dany (1986)
    The Room – Clear (1983)
    Rose of Avalance – LA Rain (1986)
    Scratch Acid – Scratch Acid (1986)
    Scratch acid – Just keep eating (1986)
    Scratch Acid – Berserker (1987)
    Skeletal Family _ Recollect (1984)
    Southern Culture on the Skids – Southern Culture on the Skids(1985)
    The Stars of heaven – Sacred Heart Hotel (1986)
    David Sylvian – index of possibilities (1985)
    David Sylvian – Words with the Shaman (1986)
    Triffids – Field of Glass (1985)
    Gavin Friday & Simon Carmody – You cant always get what you want (1987)
    The Wolfhounds – Cut the Cake (1985)
    The Woodentops – Straight eight Bushwaker (1985)

    …for the sake of choice….

  175. Agent Orange- When You Least Expect It…
    Big Black- Lungs, Bulldozer, Headache, Racer X
    Big Boys- Frat Cars, Fun Fun Fun
    Black Flag- Jealous Again
    Butthole Surfers- Live PCPPEP, Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis, Widowermaker
    Dead Kennedys- In God We Trust, Inc.
    Descendents- Fat/Bonus Fat, Ride the Wild
    Faction- Dark Room
    Fugazi- 7 songs, Margin Walker
    Husker Du- Metal Circus
    Jesus Lizard- Pure
    JFA- Blatant Localism, Mad Garden, My Movie
    Lard- The Power of Lard
    Minor Threat- Self-titled EP, In My Eyes, Out Of Step
    Minutemen- Paranoid Time, Joy, Bean Spill, Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat, Tour Spiel, Project Mersh
    Misfits- Beware
    Mudhoney- Superfuzz/Bigmuff
    NoMeansNo- You Kill Me, The Day Everything Became Nothing, The Power of Positive Thinking
    Pixies- Come On Pilgrim
    Rapeman- Budd
    Replacements- Stink
    Seven Seconds- Skins, Brains & Guts
    Scratch Acid- self-titled EP, Berserker
    Sonic Youth- self-titled EP, Kill Yr Idols, Death Valley 69
    Throwing Muses- The Fat Skier, Chains Changed

    Not to mention any Peel Session. Those should get the #1 spot, just out of respect and gratitude, in my opinion. For anyone who didn’t grow up in the 80’s and wants to get a good feel for what the good music being made in that decade was, just pick up any Peel Session recording. It’ll be great.

  176. Rich Johansen

    DFX2 – Emotion
    Long Ryders – 10-5-60
    Dream Syndicate – Dream Syndicate
    Replacements – Stink!
    Scruffy The Cat – High Octane Revival
    Guadalcanal Diary – Watsui Rodeo

  177. Just a couple things I haven’t seen yet (although I might have overlooked them):

    Birthday Party: Hee-Haw
    Billy Bragg: Between the Wars, Live & Dubious
    Cabaret Voltaire: Three Crepuscule Tracks
    Church: Too Fast for You
    Dream Syndicate: Dream Syndicate
    Dukes of the Stratosphear: 25 O’Clock
    Gang of Four: Yellow
    Human League: Holiday 80, Love and Dancing, Fascination!
    David J: Blue Moods Turning Tail, V for Vendetta
    Love & Rockets: Motorcycle, Swing [not actually released at the time, though]
    Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls and Marches
    My Bloody Valentine: Strawberry Wine, Ecstacy
    Psychic TV: Magickal Mystery D Tour
    Sisters of Mercy: Alice
    Soft Cell: Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing
    The Sound: Live Instinct
    Tones on Tail: Burning Skies, Tones on Tail [1982]
    Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay: Snake Charmer
    Young Marble Giants: Testcard

  178. I submit the 4 song 1986 EP The Jazz Butcher -V- Max Eider “Conspiracy”

    And I further submit The Screaming Blue Messiahs for their 1985 EP “Good And Gone”.

    Lastly, I submit Scruffy The Cat’s 1987 EP “Boom Boom Boom Bingo”.

  179. I must also throw in with the others who have submitted Big Country’s “Wonderland” and Aztec Camera’s “Backwards and Forwards”.

  180. Pavel Stromček

    Forgot a few in my previous post:

    Artery – Oceans
    Music For Pleasure – Chrome Hit Corrosion
    The Wake – Something That No One Else Could Bring
    The Servants – A Sun, A Small Star
    The Servants – It’s My Turn
    Skinny Puppy – Remission

  181. The Cure – The Walk
    Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd – The moon and the melodies
    The Sisters of Mercy – Body E.

  182. 1981-1982 (New Order)
    The Walk (The Cure)
    Carnival (Duran Duran)
    Crackers International (Erasure)
    Modern Love Is Automatic (A Flock of Seagulls)
    Fascination! (Human League)
    Everything Counts and Live Tracks (Depeche Mode)

  183. I could also have added Counterfeit e.p. by Martin Gore, though that just squeaks in, being released in June of 1989.

  184. Circus Mort (Circus Mort) 1981

    Love this blog

  185. gaspar von trier

    did i miss the poll?

  186. Big Country – Wonderland

  187. Majorly overlooked in these comments:

    Specimen – Batastrophe
    The Three O’Clock – Baroque Hoedown
    Rain Parade – Explosions in the Glass Palace
    Redd Kross – Teen Babes from Monsanto
    Steve Kilbey – The Slow Crack

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