The Tragically Hip (EP)

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The Tragically Hip
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EP by
Released1987
RecordedSounds Interchange, Phase One Studios (Toronto)
GenreRock
Length27:08
LabelMCA
ProducerKen Greer
The Tragically Hip chronology
The Tragically Hip
(1987)
Up to Here
(1989)
Singles from The Tragically Hip
  1. "Small Town Bringdown"
  2. "Last American Exit"

The Tragically Hip is the first release from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip.

The EP was produced by Ken Greer of Red Rider fame.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Small Town Bringdown"Gord Sinclair3:05
2."Last American Exit"Gord Sinclair3:50
3."Killing Time"Gord Downie, Rob Baker4:50
4."Evelyn"Gord Sinclair2:25
5."Cemetery Sideroad"Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair3:15
6."I'm a Werewolf, Baby"Gord Downie, Rob Baker3:20
7."Highway Girl"Gord Downie, Rob Baker3:28
8."All-Canadian Surf Club" (CD only)Gord Sinclair, Rob Baker2:50

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
PopMatters(8/10)[2]

A live version of "Highway Girl" was released in 1991 as a B-side to "Twist My Arm", in which Gord Downie tells the story of a suicide pact between a man and his girlfriend. It was a hit on Canadian radio, allowing the song to chart considerably higher than in its original form. The story contains some lines which would later recur as lyrics in the band's 1992 single "Locked in the Trunk of a Car"; it ends with Downie exclaiming "Get Mr. Ry Cooder to deliver my eulogy", which would also recur in "At the Hundredth Meridian". The album version was also the only song from this EP to be included in the Yer Favourites fan-picked compilation of 2005.

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