The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 106: LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW?

How do you rate Little Man, What Now?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 235 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW?

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, brilliant
8: Really good Moz/Smiths song
7: Good Moz/Smiths song
6: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The songs so far (voting is still open):

Part 105: Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
Part 104: Life Is A Pigsty
Part 103: Let the Right One Slip In
Part 102: Let Me Kiss You
Part 101: Late Night, Maudlin Street
Part 100: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Part 99: King Leer
Part 98: Journalists Who Lie
Part 97: Jeane
Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 95: It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
Part 94: Is It Really So Strange?
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 92: Interlude
Part 91: Interesting Drug
Part 90: In The Future When All's Well
Part 89: If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 79: I Like You
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 66: Human Being
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 59: He Cried
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 40: East West
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 24: Boxers
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 15: At Amber
Part 14: Asleep
Part 13: Ask
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
 
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Dave

Guest
Eccentric, lo-fi, classic Morrissey, maybe a lesser 10, but still, a classic. 10.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
It's a minor song, but it's lovely and it has interesting, nostalgic lyrics. I was pleasantly surprised when he played this one live - I never thought that would happen! One of my favorite moments on Viva Hate but still not more than an 8.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
"I was pleasantly surprised when he played this one live - I never thought that would happen!" --when/what tour was that?

I think it's an interesting, short number. I like the strumming guitar and a couple of lines: "4 seasons passed and they AXED you", and "down to a few lines in the back page of a fffaded annual..." The song is a nice little bridge from Alsatian Cousin to Everyday is Like Sunday. A 6 from moi.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 9

a little gem on Viva Hate, an album I favour over ROTT and Southpaw...

nice lyrics who take you away within the song

friday nights 1969 ATV you murdered every line
to old to be a child star, to young to take leads
four seasons past, and they axed you

and then the finest line

nervous juvenile won't smile, what became of you?

absolutely brilliant

[btw the lyrics i wrote came from me memory so there could be errors, I'm not from an english speaking country]
 
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I really, really don't like this song. Some songs I skip because I'm not in the mood for them, Little Man is skipped everytime without question.
 

Bluebirds

Well-Known Member
essential to the oepning of Viva Hate, the manner in which Alsation Cousin segues into this and then into Everyday Is Like Sunday.

Very clever title in relation to the length of the song.

Astonished when he played this in 2002!

A 9.

A star at 18
And then sudeenly gone
Down to the backpages of a faded annual....


Allegedly the protaganist of this song is the bloke who played the Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist, Jack Wild.

More tragedy....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Wild
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
"I was pleasantly surprised when he played this one live - I never thought that would happen!" --when/what tour was that?

I think it's an interesting, short number. I like the strumming guitar and a couple of lines: "4 seasons passed and they AXED you", and "down to a few lines in the back page of a fffaded annual..." The song is a nice little bridge from Alsatian Cousin to Everyday is Like Sunday. A 6 from moi.
He played it during the 2002 tour.
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
All the people who voted ten are awesome. Coincidence? Well...yes...it is...but still, the song is great, and so are those who voted a ten.
 

Helios

New Member
@ Helios;
you seem to care for almost nothing, why bother to vote, and comment...
Do I? In the last 5 Morrissey songs, I've given out an 8 & a 9.

Maybe you don't like the fact that I've given some songs very low ratings.

Well, that's the whole point of the scale. It's a scale of Smiths & Morrissey songs. Hence my favourites should get 9-10s & the songs I dislike a 2 or 3.

Some people on here seem to be voting everything a 7 or higher. That would be appropriate it the songs were being compared to the latest N'Sync single. However, it's not - it's only a Smiths/Morrissey scale & these people are missing the point.
 

Helios

New Member
A seven from me, an average track with an annoying drum beat.
Celibate, this is a good example.

Per Houdini's scale, a 7 should be a "Good Moz/Smiths song".

This poster has clearly stated he finds the music average with annoying drumming. By this standard, he should have voted 5 or 6.

Compared to the latest RnB single, this song is a 10. However, that's not the scale here.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Thanks. I missed it --he didn't come to Chicago. Did you travel to see him?

OK, I must get back (or start it!) to work before I get stone cold busted. :mad: no fun
I didn't live in Chicago back then - I was in California (my home state). I moved to Chicago in 2004, just in time for the Quarry shows. I saw him in Berkeley, CA during 2002.
 
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