The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 139: PICCADILLY PALARE

How do you rate Piccadilly Palare?

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Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.


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 138: Pashernate Love
Part 137: Papa Jack
Part 136: Panic
Part 135: Paint A Vulgar Picture
Part 134: Our Frank
Part 133: Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Part 132: Oscillate Wildly
Part 131: On The Streets I Ran
Part 130: Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
Part 129: Nowhere Fast
Part 128: Now My Heart Is Full
Part 127: Now I Am A Was
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


from the Ice Age to the dole age
Not bad, not great. Everything about this song is average. A 7


So why do you smile
When you think about earls court?
But you cry when you think of all
The battles youve fought and lost?
It may all end tomorrow
Or it could go on forever
In which case Im doomed

love it!! 10!

One of my very early favourites. Now it's a bit down the list, but still a different, interesting song.
"so bona to vada, OH YOU
your lovely eek and
your lovely riah"

No, dad, I won't be home tomorrow...


Starved Of Mirth
This has never been one of my favorites. I don't like the jaunty music or the melody, although the lyrics are extraordinary. I prefer the live/alternate version with the "No Dad, No Dad, I won't be home tomorrow" verse extant. I give it a 7.


New Member
A decent song, and I love watching Mozza perform this song on the Dallas live DVD. I have the choon in my head now, must dig out 'Bona Drag'

Maurice E

Junior Member
This is, officially, the most under-rated song in the Mozalogue!
Even Moz was dismissive about it when it came out. Said something like it wasn't a particularly strong song and would receive blanket horrendous reviews. Well, just to spite him, the reviewers decided to heap praise upon it!

Didn't know he'd sung it live. Must've been way way back, presumably the Kill Uncle tour. Love the combination of piano and electric guitar (very Madness-esque), the middle eight, the cryptic lyric, the 'repeat to fade' outro; all in all a splendid effort! Well done Morrissey and Armstrong (or was it Langer?); sterling work!
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New Member
I really like the bouncy melody and it's one of his most sing-able along with EILS. It's one of my faves.

Though it's not quite there is a light territory. *9*


everyone that doesn't give this a 10 needs a good beating with a woooden spoon.


Well-Known Member
The gayest song he ever made? Cos its about rent boys?? Oh dear. Solow indeed. In fact how pertinent a lyric:

"So why do you smile when you think about Earls Court?
But you cry when you think of all the battles you fought
And lost."

A great lost Moz single IMHO... a sign of what could have been. And what did we get? Kill Uncle. 9

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
This song is amazing because I've never ever heard anyone else do a song like this.
I love the subject, there's something very interesting and peculiar about 'gay' culture. I live in it, and I have to say that we have our own little story, our own world, that many people just don't know about. but its a world of its own, and I love how Morrissey is enthralled by it in this song. I love the diction, and his curiousty.
I also love the melodies, although, the quality of the record could have been alot better. It sounds pretty plain at times. Anyway, still a great song, with a ton of energy. 10.
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