10 best songs from the Joe Chiccarelli era

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Anonymous

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Like it or not, it's hard to deny that Joe C has had a profound impact on the Morrissey sound.
He's produced four albums now (World Peace, High School, California Son and Dog on a Chain) - I think he's also produced the extra songs that have appeared between albums.
So choose your favourite 10.
1. Knockabout world
2. Smiler with knife
3. Julie in the weeds
4. I thought you was dead
5. Bobby, don't you think
6. The girl from Tel Aviv
7. Hurling days
8. Staircase at university
9. Spent the day in bed
10. Oboe concerto
 
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Anonymous

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Have just added in the composer - not sure about all of them

Like it or not, it's hard to deny that Joe C has had a profound impact on the Morrissey sound.
He's produced four albums now (World Peace, High School, California Son and Dog on a Chain) - I think he's also produced the extra songs that have appeared between albums.
So choose your favourite 10.
1. Knockabout world - Jesse
2. Smiler with knife - Jesse
3. Julie in the weeds - Boz
4. I thought you was dead - ?
5. Bobby, don't you think - Gustavo
6. The girl from Tel Aviv - Gustavo
7. Hurling days - Jesse
8. Staircase at university - Boz
9. Spent the day in bed - Gustavo
10. Oboe concerto - Boz
 

Eustace Walks

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1. Jacky's Only Happy When She's up on the Stage
2. Oboe Concerto
3. Morning Starship
4. Once I Saw the River Clean
6. Staircase at the University
7. Who Will Protect Us from the Police?
8. Jim Jim Falls
9. Mountjoy
10. One of Your Own
 

Mozmar

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It's a difficult one, really is, but with a gun pointed at my head, here goes (in no particular order):
  1. Home Is A Question Mark - LIHS
  2. Jacky - LIHS
  3. I Wish You Lonely - LIHS
  4. Forgive Someone - WP
  5. One Of Our Own - WP
  6. Drag The River - WP
  7. Julie In The Weeds - WP
  8. My Hurling Days - Dog
  9. Bobby - Dog
  10. What Kind of People - Dog
5 in reserve:
  1. When You Open Your Legs - LIHS
  2. Girl From Tel-Aviv - LIHS
  3. I'm Not A Man - WP
  4. Kiss Me A Lot - WP
  5. Hug A Pillow - Dog
 
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Maradona

Senior Member
In no particular order:

Mountjoy
Istanbul
Kick the Bride down the Aisle
I Wish you Lonely
Home is a Question Mark
Love is on its way Out
Once I Saw the River Clean
Neal Cassady Drops Dead
Art Hounds
Jacky's only happy when she's up on the Stage
 
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Raymonde

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1 loneliness remembers what happiness forgets
2 wedding bell blues
3 julie in the weeds
4 the bullfighter dies
5 istanbul
6 my hurling days are done
7 what kind of people live in these houses
8 lady willpower
9 oboe concerto
10 knockabout world
 
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Anonymous

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Kiss Me A Lot
World Peace Is None Of Your Business
When You Open Your Legs
Spent The Day In Bed
My Love, I'd Do Anything for You
Knockabout World
Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage
Home Is A Question Mark
Art-Hounds
All The Young People Must Fall in Love

....in no particular order.
 

123xyz

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I can't begin to decide on the specific order ...


1. Istanbul
2. Kiss Me A Lot
3. Forgive Someone
4. One Of Our Own
5. Drag The River
6. Spent The Day In Bed
7. Jim Jim Falls
8. Once I Saw The River Clean
9. My Hurling Days Are Done
10. Staircase At The University
 
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Trans

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I think this period, as far as the music goes, is one of my favorite. World peace and dog in a chain are in my top five morrissey albums right now with swords not to far behind. Modern grumpy fed up annoyed nostalgic and bleak morrissey suits me well. It also helps that he’s playful in new amusing ways. I for one have really loved some of the new on stage outfits

I thought you was dead
Brow of my beloved
I’m not a man
Mt joy
Staircase (the music here is just to good not to add)
Darling I
What kind of people
Dog on a chain
Jim Jim falls
Spent the day in bed

I could make another list tomorrow that didn’t include any of these these and it could still be valid depending on how I felt then. Again on record morrissey has very much impressed me the last decade
 

SweetnTenderYorkshireman

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1: My Love I’D Do Anything For You
2: What Kind of People Live In These Houses?
3: Istanbul
4: Morning Starship
5: Spent The Day In Bed
6: Mountjoy
7: Once I Saw The River Clean
8:Some Say I Got Devil
9: Back On The Chain Gang
10: Oboe Concerto
 

Life_Is_A_Pigsty

Gear Changer
That's like asking out of thirty kicks in the balls, which one did you like the most?
For someone who spends a lot of their time on a Morrissey site criticising Morrissey, I'd imagine you would be the type to like all 30 kicks!
 

gordyboy9

GAME OF DEATH.
staircase at.
forgive someone.
who will protect us from covid 19.
loneliness remembers.
lady willpower.
darling i.
home is.
doggy chained up.
smiler with.
knockabout world.
theres very few bad songs from the joe chic era,he brings the voice to the very front which I like.
 
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Mozzer1980

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1. I Wish you Lonely
2. One Of Our Own
3. My Hurling Days Are Done
4. Jim Jim Falls
5. Home Is A Question Mark
6. Some Say I Got Devil
7. Oboe Concerto
8. Art-Hounds
9. I'm Not A Man
10. Wedding Bell Blues

I am surprised myself that the songs from" the Dog " are so high in my list. But I think these are really good songs from a really thrilling album.
 

TonyMaroneythePony

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In chronological order...wouldn't this have made a cracker of an album!!
Istanbul
Staircase
Oboe Concerto
I Wish You Lonely
Jackie's Only Happy
Spent the Day in Bed
Wedding Bell Blues
Some Say I Got Devil
Jim Jim Falls
What Kind of People Live in These Houses?
Once I Saw the River Clean
 

George the 23rd

Still-Mostly-Mute Witness
1. My Hurling Days Are Done
2. Back on the Chain Gang
3. Oboe Concerto
4. Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?
5. Art-hounds
6. Once I Saw the River Clean
7. Knockabout World
8. My Love, I’d Do Anything for You
9. Julie in the Weeds
10. Home is a Question Mark
 
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Anonymous

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Like it or not, it's hard to deny that Joe C has had a profound impact on the Morrissey sound.
He's produced four albums now (World Peace, High School, California Son and Dog on a Chain) - I think he's also produced the extra songs that have appeared between albums.
So choose your favourite 10.
1. Knockabout world
2. Smiler with knife
3. Julie in the weeds
4. I thought you was dead
5. Bobby, don't you think
6. The girl from Tel Aviv
7. Hurling days
8. Staircase at university
9. Spent the day in bed
10. Oboe concerto
1 - Mountjoy
2 - Home is a question mark
3 - Neal Cassady drops dead
4 - Spent the day in bed
 

Mayfly

Well-Known Member
I agree that Jo Chicarelli has added an interesting chapter to the Morrissey discography, albeit a bit un even at times.
Interestingly, I give him credit first and foremost for pulling the band out of its comfort zone, although the appearence of new songwriters may also have contributed to this. His production style has also underscored Morrissey's vocal abilities nicely. Morrissey's singing was superb on these albums. My favorites, in chronological order:

Staircase at the university
Mountjoy
Forgive someone
Home is a ?
Israel
I thought you were dead
Some say I got devil
Bobby
Once I saw the river clean
Hurling days
 
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