The Smiths were holding firm, notching up awards for Group, Male Singer, Songwriter(s), Best Dressed and Haircut.

Also notching a couple of nods were The Jesus And Mary Chain, Talking Heads and The Pogues. Danny Kelly commented: “Well it was a good year for Kate Bush, The Pogues and St. Bob, a very good year for the Mary Chain, but, above all else, a great year for one Stephen Patrick Morrissey. Yes, it’s spinach and fennel sarnies all ’round as he, and The Smiths, consolidated their position in your hearts to Jam-type strength.”

Best Group
The Smiths

Best New Act
The Jesus And Mary Chain

Best Male Singer

Best Female Singer
Liz Fraser

Best Songwriter
Morrissey/ Marr

Best Single
The Jesus And Mary Chain – ‘Never Understand’

LP Of The Year
The Smiths – ‘Meat Is Murder’

Best Soul/Funk Band

Best Reggae Act

Best Live Act
The Pogues

Most Wonderful Human Being
Bob Geldof

Creep Of The Year
Margaret Thatcher

Best Dressed

Worst Dressed
Bob Geldof

Best Haircut

Worst Haircut
Feargal Sharkey

Biggest Mouth
Bob Geldof

Best Film
‘Letter To Brezhnev’

Best TV Programme
‘Whistle Test’

Best Radio Show
John Peel

Best Video
Talking Heads – ‘Road To Nowhere’

Best Dressed Sleeve
The Pogues – ‘Rum, Sodomy And The Lash’

Best Hype
The Jesus And Mary Chain