Favourite track from 'California Son'?

Favourite Track?

  • Morning Starship

    Votes: 6 11.5%
  • Don't Interrupt the Sorrow

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • Only a Pawn in Their Game

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Suffer the Little Children

    Votes: 6 11.5%
  • Days of Decision

    Votes: 7 13.5%
  • It's Over

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • Wedding Bell Blues

    Votes: 5 9.6%
  • Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Lady Willpower

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • When You Close Your Eyes

    Votes: 6 11.5%
  • Lenny's Tune

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Some Say I Got Devil

    Votes: 6 11.5%

  • Total voters


Well-Known Member
Only a pawn. But prob cos I feared the worst, and it turned out pretty good so it has double the impact.
Some say I got devil is good, but it doesn’t really go anywhere, like most the songs on the album.


Well-Known Member
"Wedding Bell Blues". I like all three versions of the song, but I prefer the original.

1. Laura Nyro
2. Fifth Dimension
3. Morrissey


Junior Member
Suffer the Little Children is the most spectacular make-over, also suits Moz really Well lyric-wise.
Other early faves are Days of Decision and obviously Some Say I Got Devil.


Suffer the Little Children
Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets
Wedding Bell Blues
When You Close Your Eyes
Morning Starship
Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
Lady Willpower
It's Over
Days of Decision
Some Say I Got Devil
Only a Pawn in Their Game
Lenny's Tune (not bad, but Nico's version has more impact for me)

I actually love every song so far on this album. Most recent albums have at least one song I am not crazy about;
Ringleader - At Last I Am Born, Father Who Must
Refusal - You Were Good in Your Time
World Peace - Kick the Bride, Smiler, Kiss Me a Lot
High School - Girl From Tel-Aviv

All in all, EXTREMELY happy with this release.

Phranc & Open

Well-Known Member
"When You Close Your Eyes" sounds like a quirky leftover from his 93/94 recording period. I absolutely love this dreamy thing.

Orson Swells

Well-Known Member
My early favourite is Suffer the Little Children which I think is a vast improvement on the original. I also really like Lenny's Tune and Some Say I Got Devil.

It funny how most reviews are saying it's a mixed album when it seems like one of his most consistent. None are weak to me.

Funny, but When You Close Your Eyes is about the only one I haven't really connected with. Though it does make the subversion of it with When You Open Your Legs quite amusing. I hadn't got that reference before.


Well-Known Member
I voted for Lady Willpower as I think it's a great song well sung.

Suffer the Little Children, Days of Decision and Some Say I Got Devil are all excellent as well though and significantly different from the originals.


Junior Member
On Twitter the guy who wrote When You Close Your Eyes with Carly Simon was contacted about the cover, and he really liked Morrissey’s version.


1. Lady Willpower
1. Only A Pawn In Their Game
2. Morning Starship
3. It's Over

Ketamine Sun

Suffer the Little Children for the obvious reasons, it’s gonna be great live.

Really like When you close your eyes,
the dreamy vibe of it made me think of 10cc’s I’m not in love, a little.

Loneliness Remembers sounds like
the song the Smiths didn’t get the chance to cover.

Lenny’s tune made me think of Southpaw with lines about mother/ma.

Great record start to finish.


Well-Known Member
My 3 favorites: Don't Interrupt The Sorrow, Morning Starship & Lady Willpower. But I like a lot the other songs too, so it's a difficult decision.
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