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