The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 113: MEXICO

How do you rate Mexico?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: MEXICO

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 112: Meat Is Murder
Part 111: Margaret On The Guillotine
Part 110: Maladjusted
Part 109: Lucky Lisp
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
 
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Dave

Guest
I like this one when I'm in the mood for it, but it doesn't compare to the great ones, and I can't give them all 10's. I gave a 7.

The words are clumsy and the melody isn't strong but I still think it's pretty alright.
 

Radio Berlin

moz is ♥
I've never liked this one, don't like the lyrics. And it's weird because all the other songs from this period are among my favorites. 5.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
What a stinker!! This is one of those songs that Morrissey writes every so often where he decides upon a topic that's outside of his comfort zone of personal angst and he fails miserably. ("This Is Not My Country" is the other perfect example of this.) The lyrics are laughably weak and the music is uninspired. Easily the worst of the batch of new songs he introduced during the 2002 tour. I give it a generous 4.
 

Skinner

RIP The Rev
I find myself singing this song all the time for no apparent reason. Just this morning while getting ready for work I started singing "...if you're rich and you're white, you think you're so right..."

So the fact that this is the song of the day, is kind of creepy. But I do enjoy how relaxing this song is. I gave it an 8.
 
What a stinker!! This is one of those songs that Morrissey writes every so often where he decides upon a topic that's outside of his comfort zone of personal angst and he fails miserably. ("This Is Not My Country" is the other perfect example of this.) The lyrics are laughably weak and the music is uninspired. Easily the worst of the batch of new songs he introduced during the 2002 tour. I give it a generous 4.

I feel like joining "The Lone Gunmen", but whatever...

So, I think the lyrics are still personal, and if you look at them diagonally, they consist of more than one level (AFAICT he IS rich and white - the friend and the enemy, 2-in-1). All in all, it's the same old political dichotomy. I gave 9.

The music is of the same melancholic hue as the rest of the single, "My Life..." and "Teenage Dad..."

Lastly, This Is Not Your Country is interesting, but I'll save that for T's.
 
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bored

Lust a prima vista
i thought it was an ok song during 2002.. by the time it got put on TFOTGTD b-sides it was really weak and hollow sounding.. a 5
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 6

one of the 5 new songs Morrissey did during his 2002 tour, this one is
far out the weakest.
Predictable lyrics about his driving days, while living in LA, to Mexico cq
areas in South CA

next!
 

raincoated lover

concrete sister
i LOVE this song
only for the chorus
it is so dramatically romantic and so brilliant

in mexico i lay on the grass and i cried my heart out for want of my love


its just brilliant

10
 

nobody's hero

New Member
I'm in Mexico right now and have been traveling around the country for some weeks, and I would really like to know in which part of Mexico he wrote the song. He has never said anything about that has he?
 

Coiffeur_En_Flame

New Member
I like this song. I gave it 7, which was maybe a bit harsh. The lyrics are comparatively good when you look at the rest of Quarry. The music isn't particularly exciting, but it has a nice crooning quality to it, as most Boz tracks do (I'm beginning to suspect he was a secret member of the Rat Pack). The live version in San Diego is a good 'un, especially when Moz introduces it by saying, "We were going to call this song Don't Cry For Me Pasadena but it sounded a little over-familiar!" :D

Coiff.
 
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