Pick your favourite track from each of Morrissey's 9 studio albums

Irregular Regular

Forget my fate.
I know this is quite difficult and the choices we make will likely be affected by the mood we are in at the time of selection, however this is what I would go with:

Late Night, Maudlin Street
Driving Your Girlfriend Home
We'll Let You Know
Speedway
The Operation
Trouble Loves Me
You Know I Couldn't Last
Dear God Please Help Me
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
I know this is quite difficult and the choices we make will likely be affected by the mood we are in at the time of selection, however this is what I would go with:

Late Night, Maudlin Street
Driving Your Girlfriend Home
We'll Let You Know
Speedway
The Operation
Trouble Loves Me
You Know I Couldn't Last
Dear God Please Help Me
Something Is Squeezing My Skull

Good topic. Here's mine as of today:

Everyday
Mute Witness
Seasick
Now My Heart
The Teachers
Maladjusted
You Know I Couldn't Last
Dear God, Please Help Me
Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
 

echobay

fades into the background
Alsation Cousin

Sing Your Life

National Front Disco

Now My Heart Is Full/Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself (oops, I picked 2)

Nobody Loves Us

Trouble Loves Me

I Have Forgiven Jesus

You Have Killed Me

It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
 

bored

Lust a prima vista
Viva Hate: Suedehead
Kill Uncle: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Your Arsenal: You're Gonna Need
V&I: Speedway
Southpaw Grammar: Southpaw
Maladjusted: Maladjusted
You Are The Quarry: Come Back To Camden
Ringleader: Life is a Pigsty
Year Of Refusal: Carol
 
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I am a Ghost

New Member
Viva Hate: Everyday
Kill Uncle: Our Frank
Your Arsenal: Seasick
V&I: The More
Southpaw Grammar: The Operation
Maladjusted: Trouble
You Are The Quarry: Camden
Ringleader: Pig
Years Of Refusal: Skull
 

jamescagney

Stood at the urinal
Wow, I'm amazed two of the four or so votes have been for "The Operation." Not bad, but so many other good ones.

Really? Better than The Boy Racer? Dagenham Dave? Best Friend on the Payroll? Reader Meet Author?
 
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underthefloorboards

Bailiff's Gimp
Alsatian Cousin
Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Speedway
The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
Maladjusted
All The Lazy Dykes
Life Is A Pigsty
I'm OK By Myself
 

jamescagney

Stood at the urinal
Alsatian Cousin
Driving Your Girlfriend Home, I guess
Seasick, Yet Still Docked (second: "You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side")
Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself (second: "Spring-Heeled Jim")
The Boy Racer (second: nearly every other track)
Roy's Keen
Irish Blood, English Heart
I Will See You in Far-Off Places (second: The Youngest Was the Most Loved)
I'm OK by Myself (second: Black Cloud)
 

dailyalice

Frink Squad Member
Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Mute Witness
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Speedway
Reader Meet Author
Trouble Loves Me
Come Back To Camden
At Last I Am Born
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
 
Viva Hate: Suedehead
Kill Uncle: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Your Arsenal: You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
V&I: Speedway
Southpaw Grammar: The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
Maladjusted: Ambitious Outsiders
You Are The Quarry: Irish Blood, English Heart
Ringleader: Life is a Pigsty
Year Of Refusal: It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Great picks from most of you and a great topic!

My picks:
Viva Hate: Everyday is Like Sunday
Kill Uncle: Driving your girlfriend home
Your Arsenal: Seasick, yet still docked (or We'll let you know...)
Vauxhall & I: Now my heart is full
Southpaw Grammar: Best friend on the payroll
Maladjusted: Trouble loves me (or Maladjusted)
You are the Quarry: Come back to Camden
Ringleader of the Tormentors: Life is a pigsty
Years of Refusal: You were good in your time
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
I listened to 'Kill Uncle' a couple of nights ago for the first time in years. It's not as bad as one remembers, as long as one doesn't go into it expecting a life-changing, contentment-wrecking feast of interpersonal anguish and revelatory solopsism.

Or something.

Anyway, I was just going to say 'Mute Witness' is splendid, as is 'Driving Your WAG home' - but what about 'Asian Rut?' It's rather strangely appealing.
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
I listened to 'Kill Uncle' a couple of nights ago for the first time in years. It's not as bad as one remembers, as long as one doesn't go into it expecting a life-changing, contentment-wrecking feast of interpersonal anguish and revelatory solopsism.

Or something.

Anyway, I was just going to say 'Mute Witness' is splendid, as is 'Driving Your WAG home' - but what about 'Asian Rut?' It's rather strangely appealing.

Asian Rut is wonderful. I've always felt that.
 

jamescagney

Stood at the urinal
At Last I Am Born

Wow, odd choice. I think that song isn't bad, but I think most other people generally dislike it. Better than Pigsty? You Have Killed Me? The Youngest Was the Most Loved? Far-Off Places?
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Wow, odd choice. I think that song isn't bad, but I think most other people generally dislike it. Better than Pigsty? You Have Killed Me? The Youngest Was the Most Loved? Far-Off Places?

Since she picked it I am sure she finds it better than the rest.
 

dailyalice

Frink Squad Member
Wow, odd choice. I think that song isn't bad, but I think most other people generally dislike it. Better than Pigsty? You Have Killed Me? The Youngest Was the Most Loved? Far-Off Places?

Really? As you can see, I don't pay much attention to what other people think.

I LOVE the song. It's just such an odd sentiment for Morrissey. Self-deprecating and apparently CONTENT, as if for a while he moved beyond himself. It does confuse me because I don't know (because he never tells us anything) what was different in his life when he wrote that song, but it serves to intrigue me further. I have this hopeless hope that if I keep listening to it I'll get more insight. And I like the strident music. I do like the other tracks, especially Far-Off Places and Pigsty, but Born keeps dragging me back.
 

I am a Ghost

New Member
Wow, I'm amazed two of the four or so votes have been for "The Operation." Not bad, but so many other good ones.

Really? Better than The Boy Racer? Dagenham Dave? Best Friend on the Payroll? Reader Meet Author?

Hang on, I'll pick another ''your favourite track'' from Southpaw Grammar....
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
Really? As you can see, I don't pay much attention to what other people think.

I LOVE the song. It's just such an odd sentiment for Morrissey. Self-deprecating and apparently CONTENT, as if for a while he moved beyond himself. It does confuse me because I don't know (because he never tells us anything) what was different in his life when he wrote that song, but it serves to intrigue me further. I have this hopeless hope that if I keep listening to it I'll get more insight. And I like the strident music. I do like the other tracks, especially Far-Off Places and Pigsty, but Born keeps dragging me back.

I like it too. It's weird. It sounds like the Beatles, only weird. That's a good thing.
 

Emotional Guide Dog

Chairman Of The Bored
Break Up The Family
Mute Witness (or Tony The Pony if we're allowed to pick from the US edition)
The National Front Disco
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
Do Your Best & Don't Worry
Ammunition
How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel
To Me You Are A Work Of Art
One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell.

While I'm here, I'm gonna do least favourite too:

Margaret On A Guillotine
Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
You're The One For Me Fatty (which I like, but if I have to pick one)
Used To Be A Sweet Boy
Dagenham Dave
Ambitious Outsiders
America Is Not The World
Dear God Please Help Me
Mama Lay Me Softly On The Riverbed

I like Fatty, America & Mama quite alot from that list hence 'least favourite' as opposed to worst.
 
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