The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 127: NOW I AM A WAS

How do you rate Now I Am A Was?


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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: NOW I AM A WAS

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 126: November Spawned A Monster
Part 125: Noise Is The Best Revenge
Part 124: Nobody Loves Us
Part 123: No One Can Hold A Candle To You
Part 122: Never Had No One Ever
Part 121: My Love Life
Part 120: My Life Is A Succession Of People Goodbye
Part 119: Mute Witness
Part 118: Munich Air Disaster 1958
Part 117: Moonriver
Part 116: Money Changes Everything
Part 115: Miserable Lie
Part 114: Michael's Bones
Part 113: Mexico
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
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
It's a good b-side, and amusing for the fact that it can so easily be transformed into "Now I Am A Wuss". But really, there's not much to say about it. I give it a 7.
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
I gave it an 8; not exactly genius, but pleasant and catchy (now I've seen this thread, I'll be humming it the rest of the day). "I started at the top and I worked my way down" could be included in the syllabus for "This Are A Moz Lyric 101."

--jeniphir
 

lottie

Love Me Outside!
shameful as it may seem, i don't even KNOW of this song!!!
what single was it a b side on, and anyone know where i can hear it, without having to buy it form i tunes or somesuch.
 

9 x Fined

nevermind
Agreed. I thought it was always quite compelling in its simplicity. A bit like Some Girls...

9 for me.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
shameful as it may seem, i don't even KNOW of this song!!!
what single was it a b side on, and anyone know where i can hear it, without having to buy it form i tunes or somesuch.
It's the B side of Satan Rejected My Soul (thanks chrisaclark). I don't know it either but will soon (thanks pregs) and as I searched to hear the tune (the headline came up but no video :confused:), I came across this on you tube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do4NuJMRdbQ

I've never heard this before (thankfully) and I laff at the comments that are posted after the vid. I'm home, I want to cry & I want to die. They're fine in their own right, and I know they love Moz, but this is so wrong. I think my ears are bleeding.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 6

as a few others, havent heard the song that many times to make a
fair judgement.

I had other things on my mind at that time, 2nd part of 1997
[while biking over a crossroad got caught by a speeding car, doing 60
km an our in a curve, a blackout, and 22 stiches all around my head, the
scarves in me face still shows the accident]

ah of-topic again, but i don't have to mention:rolleyes:
 
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Mel_Torment

Dismember
A fun and cheerful Moz-song if there ever was one.
Never fails to make me smile.
I gave it 8.
Yes, it's so self-deprecatingly funny! Yes, he has a talent for making me cry...with laughter.

I gave it a 9 because it's just a tad too short.

The piano bit makes it sound like it came from a different recording session and era -- like circa Kill Uncle.

I would be tickled to death if Moz broke out this song during the upcoming tour. It's been nearly 10 years since this song was released as a b-side to his X-mess single...and he's still a WAS! :p
 

Nikita

Senior Member
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
I gave it an 8; not exactly genius, but pleasant and catchy (now I've seen this thread, I'll be humming it the rest of the day). "I started at the top and I worked my way down" could be included in the syllabus for "This Are A Moz Lyric 101."

--jeniphir

Or was it out of 20 ?
 

lottie

Love Me Outside!
shit peeps, ive never even HEARD of this song! :confused:
me neither, until some kind person answered my post here,
i wanna hear it though, i really do. :mad:
 

gaz217

Junior Member
Only recently began to appreciate this song. I used to play it very very rare but at the moment its getting played at least once a day. Great b-side from Moz. Maladjusted really did have some excellent b-sides-arguably the best of Morrissey's solo career.
 
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