The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 109: LUCKY LISP

How do you rate Lucky Lisp?


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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: LUCKY LISP

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 108: Lost
Part 107: London
Part 106: Little Man, What Now?
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
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 6

a dull, uninspired song , probally to fill Bona Drag [it's on it, though?]

[just back from the hospital so i could be very wrong]
 
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Maurice E

Junior Member
Always thought this was one of the weaker Morrissey/Street songs.
Heard a recent live version on You Tube, though, and it sounded great although that might be because I hadn't heard it for about 10 years!
Probably go for a 6 or 7...
 
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Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Lucky Lisp is a very good little b-side, but nothing more than that. It is catchy and, like most songs of this period, has good music, but the most I'd give it is an 8. The best thing about it is getting to hear Morrissey sing the word "lisp".
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Always thought this was one of the weaker Morrissey/Street songs.
Heard a recent live version on You Tube, though, and it sounded great although that might be because I hadn't heard it for about 10 years!
Probably go for a 6 or 7...
He played this live??? How did I miss that???
 

PregnantForTheLastTime

Hideous trait.
He did it 12 times on the first leg of this most recent tour, according to the stats posted here. Only, he didn't do it at any of the shows I went to. At least I got a "Suedehead" and a "Whatever Happens..."

But back to the song... I like it because it's part of his ongoing examination of the nature of fame and fandom. As his relationship with his supporters evolves, I love these songs more than ever.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
But back to the song... I like it because it's part of his ongoing examination of the nature of fame and fandom. As his relationship with his supporters evolves, I love these songs more than ever.
Well said & I wholeheartedly concur. I just love every little thing about this song. It takes me back to my beginning obsession with his solo-work (all uphill after that!) I would've died to hear it live -it surely would have been a nine-leaf clover night in Chicago. Moz you ARE names with the best and your talent is SO apparent!
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
A brilliant song, musically, lyrically, vocally, in every possibly way. One of his very best songs. And at first I didn't think it was great live, but now I think that version is just as good as the studio version. The live outro is one of his best musical moments, even though I never did get to see it live in person. And the studio outro is great as well, one of his best ones up there with The Boy Racer, The Edges Are No Longer Parallel, and I Can Have Both.

Also, looking at the poll results, I always thought this song was less popular. I am very glad to be proven wrong.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
A brilliant song, musically, lyrically, vocally, in every possibly way. One of his very best songs. And at first I didn't think it was great live, but now I think that version is just as good as the studio version. The live outro is one of his best musical moments, even though I never did get to see it live in person. And the studio outro is great as well, one of his best ones up there with The Boy Racer, The Edges Are No Longer Parallel, and I Can Have Both.

Also, looking at the poll results, I always thought this song was less popular. I am very glad to be proven wrong.
yes yes yes
I like how the song 'comes in like a lamb' and 'goes out like a lion', it just builds and builds. I find myself singing it at the top of my lungs, esp the end DA DA DA DA DA DA..........repeat repeat repeat!!!
 

Camilla

New Member
I like it enough to give it a 7. It's a short, little, catchy biscuit and I was quite bummed too, not to hear it live but I did get Playboys and compare to this...I take Playboys.:D
 

celibate

Forever Ill
this whole poll's becoming a farce

75% only gives 9 or 10's. I can understand if you compare lucky lisp to
ice, ice baby [vanilla ice], but i' cant believe if you hear Maudlin and
Lisp that you find them in the same rank

yes i wrote it lots here, but now with this mediocre song which get
9/10's [the youtube version was lovely b.t.w.] I lost faith in an decent endranking
 

TLOTFamousIP

At Last, I Am Born
this whole poll's becoming a farce

75% only gives 9 or 10's. I can understand if you compare lucky lisp to
ice, ice baby [vanilla ice], but i' cant believe if you hear Maudlin and
Lisp that you find them in the same rank

yes i wrote it lots here, but now with this mediocre song which get
9/10's [the youtube version was lovely b.t.w.] I lost faith in an decent endranking
Does it really matter though, as long as people are voting consistently and not changing their own criteria every time?
 

Radio Berlin

moz is ♥
this whole poll's becoming a farce

75% only gives 9 or 10's. I can understand if you compare lucky lisp to
ice, ice baby [vanilla ice], but i' cant believe if you hear Maudlin and
Lisp that you find them in the same rank

yes i wrote it lots here, but now with this mediocre song which get
9/10's [the youtube version was lovely b.t.w.] I lost faith in an decent endranking
Don't be so uptight. I happen to like Lisp more than Maudlin.
Perhaps what some find mediocre others find great, and perhaps people vote high often because a lot of songs deserves high votes. :rolleyes:
 
this whole poll's becoming a farce

75% only gives 9 or 10's. I can understand if you compare lucky lisp to
ice, ice baby [vanilla ice], but i' cant believe if you hear Maudlin and
Lisp that you find them in the same rank

yes i wrote it lots here, but now with this mediocre song which get
9/10's [the youtube version was lovely b.t.w.] I lost faith in an decent endranking
More nines - lower in the rank, plus one eight - straight to the bottom.
Everything's fine.
 
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