The Tragically Hip (EP)

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The Tragically Hip
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EP by The Tragically Hip
Released 1987
Recorded Sounds Interchange, Phase One Studios (Toronto)
Genre Rock
Length 27:08
Label MCA
Producer Ken Greer
The Tragically Hip chronology
The Tragically Hip EP
Up to Here
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. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Small Town Bringdown" Gord Sinclair 3:05
2. "Last American Exit" Sinclair 3:50
3. "Killing Time" Gord Downie, Rob Baker 4:50
4. "Evelyn" Sinclair 2:25
5. "Cemetery Sideroad" Downie, Sinclair 3:15
6. "I'm a Werewolf, Baby" Downie, Baker 3:20
7. "Highway Girl" Downie, Baker 3:28
8. "All-Canadian Surf Club" (CD only) Sinclair, Baker 2:50

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 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, and contains some lines which would later recur as lyrics in the band's 1992 single "Locked in the Trunk of a Car"; it also 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.