The funkiest Morrissey or Smiths song would probably be... (anonymously suggested)
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The Draize Train   10% 227 / 10%
Alsatian Cousin   8% 180 / 8%
Money Changes Everything   3% 80 / 3%
I'm Not Sorry   2% 58 / 2%
Barbarism Begins At Home   49% 1034 / 49%
William, It Was Really Nothing   5% 117 / 5%
November Spawned A Monster   10% 214 / 10%
Shame Is The Name   3% 74 / 3%
other   4% 102 / 4%
2086 total votes.

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rusholme ruffians (Score:0)
sounds so much different from the other smiths records. it took me awhile to actually enjoy it.
Anonymous -- Saturday July 03 2010, @08:08AM (#353933)
Not inspired by funk at all (Score:1, Insightful)
I don't think any Morrissey/Smiths track was ever inspired by funk at all.

Musically speaking, funk implies dance rhythm associated with gyrations or undulations. "Funky" music became akin to sexualized dancing that grew out of R&B. I base this, of course, on American musical history. Motown may have been the birthplace of R&B for the entire industrialized world... (?) I am not a historian or musical expert, however.

What I admire about Morrissey and The Smiths is that their music did not fit into any one category. Their music is timeless to me. After much thought, however, I really conclude that there is no "funk" influence based on the fact that there is mostly no dance rhythm. This is good!

Truly,
Ken
sycophantic_slag -- Saturday July 03 2010, @08:22AM (#353934)
(User #3940 Info)
"And I just can't explain/ So I won't even try to."
Accept Yourself!! (Score:0)
all the way
Anonymous -- Saturday July 03 2010, @08:39AM (#353935)
Barbarism Begins At Home (Score:0)
Barbarism & Draize Train are the only funky songs on the list. How anyone can describe "I'm Not Sorry" as funky is beyond my comprehension.
Anonymous -- Saturday July 03 2010, @09:55AM (#353937)
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Barbarism (Score:2, Insightful)
I was just thinking how that song has a disco feel to it. Kinda like the Clash's Magnificent Seven. I had never really thought about it before.
ThinkOfMeKindlyLV -- Saturday July 03 2010, @12:27PM (#353941)
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    Bappy=Funkyyy (Score:0)
    I Just Want To See The Boy Happy.

    There's gotta be a reason why Moz considers it his favorite solo-song from the past decade.
    Anonymous -- Saturday July 03 2010, @06:48PM (#353945)
    • Re:Bappy=Funkyyy by Georgissey (Score:1) Sunday July 04 2010, @03:28PM
      • Re:Bappy=Funkyyy by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday July 04 2010, @05:23PM
        • Re:Bappy=Funkyyy by Georgissey (Score:1) Sunday July 04 2010, @07:56PM
            Re:IJWtSTBH (Score:3, Insightful)
            Don't be ignorant. Much of his work in the new millenium is far superior to certain 90's material. Songs like "I have forgiven Jesus", "Pigsty", and "Dear God" reveal a depth and richness to his voice that had NEVER been heard before.

            So many people, squawking, pissing, and moaning
            "Oh, Err, Umm, It'll never be like the GOOD old days..."

            Like a bunch of pathetic old farts in a nursing home, unable to see any good beyond what happened in their own youth.

            If you don't feel like listening to him, nobody is forcing you to. Go ahead and spin your moldy old vinyl collection and stay lost in the fog of a misplaced nostalgia then.
            Georgissey <m0zc0re@yahoo.co.uk> -- Tuesday July 06 2010, @05:37PM (#354011)
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            [ Parent ]
            • Re:IJWtSTBH by hand in glove (Score:1) Wednesday July 07 2010, @07:47PM
              • Georgissey by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday July 09 2010, @12:36PM
                • Re:Georgissey by Georgissey (Score:1) Friday July 09 2010, @01:57PM
                  • Re:Georgissey by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday July 10 2010, @06:33PM
                    • Re:Georgissey by Georgissey (Score:1) Saturday July 10 2010, @07:34PM
                    • Re:Georgissey by Anonymous (Score:0) Monday July 19 2010, @05:13PM
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          easy (Score:2, Funny)
          Bigmouth strikes again, the Smiths

          first of the gang to die,as for Morrissey solo
          Celibate Cry <vauxhall@mail2uk.com> -- Sunday July 04 2010, @07:24AM (#353957)
          (User #220 Info)
          and the hills are alive with celibate cries
            Re:easy (Score:2, Interesting)
            great songs....... Irish Blood...

            Hold on to your friends......

            I hope......
            Oliver Cromwell -- Monday July 05 2010, @04:22PM (#353997)
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            Come on....Andy....barbarism....hands down (Score:0)
            We come back to this.....Andy = Funk bassist, Mike = Punk Drummer, Johnny = Johnny, Moz = Moz. It was perfect.
            Anonymous -- Sunday July 04 2010, @12:14PM (#353961)
              alsatian cousin (Score:0)
              I've always thought this song sort of had that "freestyle" funk beat to it, which was popular at the time.
              Anonymous -- Sunday July 04 2010, @02:10PM (#353965)
                funkiest barbarism (Score:1, Interesting)
                the funkiest ever written by marr and moz. i used to play the song with my band, and it always make us dancing.
                Peter Marr -- Sunday July 04 2010, @06:52PM (#353970)
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                  what about (Score:0)
                  Rubber Ring, anyone?
                  Anonymous -- Sunday July 04 2010, @11:26PM (#353976)
                  • Re:what about by Anonymous (Score:0) Monday July 05 2010, @11:15AM
                    • Re:what about by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday July 06 2010, @04:55PM
                      • Re:what about by Vauxhall Vixen (Score:1) Wednesday July 14 2010, @01:05AM
                        • Re:what about by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday July 15 2010, @07:04AM
                          Funk off. (Score:0)
                          Really annoys me when people go on about funk, but they don't actually know what it is. "That's a funky lampshade" etc. Everybody have a look on Wiki please. The Smiths were heavily by funk.
                          Anonymous -- Sunday July 04 2010, @11:30PM (#353977)
                            Barbarism Begins At Home (Score:0)
                            It's all in the lush baseline. You heard me... Lush.
                            Anonymous -- Monday July 05 2010, @06:28AM (#353982)
                            What, no "Interesting Drug"? (Score:2, Interesting)
                            Tasteless Swines.
                            miseryguts -- Monday July 05 2010, @09:05AM (#353986)
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                            Every silver lining has a cloud
                              Re:What, no "Interesting Drug"? (Score:2, Interesting)
                              well pointed

                              'sister I'm a poet'/pregnant for the last time'

                              cemented mind

                              me

                              Barbarism is funky, and shows what rythn team
                              Andy& Mike were, Johnny guitar made it complete

                              so Barbarism is as funkiest song,even more live
                              they once played it about 10 minutes, Mike
                              and Andy kept on going, dunno , without checking now, when and where, but it's mentioned in intervieuws.

                              anyway miseryguts, 'Interesting Drug should be
                              on the list, and at least in the 15 most funkiest
                              songs
                              Celibate Cry <vauxhall@mail2uk.com> -- Tuesday July 06 2010, @07:18AM (#354001)
                              (User #220 Info)
                              and the hills are alive with celibate cries
                              [ Parent ]
                              • Re:What, no "Interesting Drug"? by Stevenage (Score:1) Thursday July 08 2010, @04:30PM
                                The Queen is Dead (Score:2, Funny)
                                Very funky.
                                Deniston -- Wednesday July 07 2010, @07:23AM (#354018)
                                (User #21148 Info)
                                I just want to keep everyone happy
                                  I voted for November... (Score:2, Funny)
                                  However, Shoplifters is pretty funky! Nice bass line, easy to move to, and quite sensual.
                                  hand in glove -- Wednesday July 07 2010, @07:35PM (#354023)
                                  (User #827 Info)
                                  "Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together" - Marilyn Monroe
                                    So many to choose from but if I had to choose: (Score:1)
                                    Top Smiths pick:
                                    Handsome Devil - "Let me get my hands on your mammory gland" - Genius

                                    Top Morrissey pick:
                                    Mute Witness - Suprising pick but the visual created by the lyrics is quite amusing
                                    Dagenham Dave * -- Thursday July 08 2010, @08:50AM (#354029)
                                    (User #953 Info | http://randumbs.blogspot.com/ )
                                      Talent borrows, Genius steals : This Funky Man (Score:1)
                                      My old acquaintance recently informed me that when Johnny Maher ran out of funky green MJ, he ran out of ideas.

                                      He then turned to funky brown MJ and started stealing riffs from the Jackson 5

                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeZaaj_p4NQ [youtube.com]

                                      Fr. Neil Horan -- Thursday July 08 2010, @09:56AM (#354031)
                                      (User #22649 Info)
                                        Erm... (Score:0)
                                        Sing Your Life.
                                        Anonymous -- Thursday July 08 2010, @01:09PM (#354041)
                                        • Re:Erm... by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday July 08 2010, @01:23PM
                                          Question: what's the worst poll question ever? (Score:1, Insightful)
                                          Answer: this one.
                                          chrisarclark <clarkinatorclark@hotmail.com> -- Friday July 09 2010, @09:06PM (#354138)
                                          (User #9259 Info)
                                          "I'm just passing through here on my way to somewhere civilized and maybe I'll even arrive, maybe I'll even arrive..."
                                            Yes, it's either.. (Score:1, Informative)
                                            Barbarism Begins at Home, Bigmouth Strikes Again, and/or Miserable Lie!

                                            Miserable Lie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhtQUyDMm-s [youtube.com]

                                            Bigmouth Strikes Again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igg_2ZqyMzQ&feature=related [youtube.com]
                                            Anonymous -- Saturday July 10 2010, @08:34PM (#354164)
                                              It's.. (Score:0)
                                              The Loop.
                                              Anonymous -- Thursday July 15 2010, @01:07PM (#354342)
                                                Suffer Little Children (Score:1)
                                                Please with the pissing and moaning. Suffer Little Children is extremely funky...upbeat theme...gets you dancing...John, you'll never be a man....wherever he has gone, I have gone...reminds me of early Motown and is even a little "bluegrassy" in parts. What is the next pole? Which Moz or The Smiths songs most reminds you of a polka number? If so, I say Shankly by a mile...
                                                Sumonessweetie -- Sunday July 18 2010, @04:37PM (#354397)
                                                (User #20842 Info)
                                                  other... (Score:1)
                                                  Ganglord.
                                                  xoxo
                                                  coccinella -- Tuesday July 20 2010, @07:49PM (#354472)
                                                  (User #17561 Info)


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