The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 174: THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

How do you rate That's Entertainment?


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Houdini

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

Song for Today: THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

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: 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, click to vote):

Part 173: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Part 172: Teenage Dad On His Estate
Part 171: Sweetie Pie
Part 170: Sweet And Tender Hooligan
Part 169: Sunny
Part 168: Suffer Little Children
Part 167: Suedehead
Part 166: Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
Part 165: Stretch Out And Wait
Part 164: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Part 163: Still Ill
Part 162: Spring-Heeled Jim
Part 161: Speedway
Part 160: Southpaw
Part 159: Sorrow Will Come In The End
Part 158: Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Part 157: Slum Mums
Part 156: Skin Storm
Part 155: Sister, I'm A Poet
Part 154: Sing Your Life
Part 153: Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Part 152: Sheila Take A Bow
Part 151: Shakespeare's Sister
Part 150: Seasick Yet Still Docked
Part 149: Satan Rejected My Soul
Part 148: Rusholme Ruffians
Part 147: Rubber Ring
Part 146: Roy's Keen
Part 145: Reel Around The Fountain
Part 144: Redondo Beach
Part 143: Reader Meet Author
Part 142: Pretty Girls Make Graves
Part 141: Pregnant For The Last Time
Part 140: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Part 139: Piccadilly Palare
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 Saying 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 (follow this link for first 40 songs).
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Maybe it's because The Jam's original version is so amazing, but I've always strongly disliked Mozzer's take on this classic. I usually love his lyrical alterations but in this case - mixing up the verses and changing the last line to "A kick in the balls is all that you get in the name of entertainment" - they really grate on me. Musically, it's completely uninspired as well. His worst ever cover - yes, worse than "Golden Lights," "Work Is A Four-Letter Word," or "Redondo Beach"! 5
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Thank You Morrissey for introducing me to The Jam...

Yes, it's not nearly as good as the original...what cover ever is? Unless the original sucked of course....

It was much better when performed live, complete with the Guitar smashing....what happenned to you, Boz?? You've mellowed!!!!
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
8

Am I going to be the only one who prefers this to the original? Well anyway, an excellent cover, and while the live version seems to get the most attention and the studio version largely overlooked (Morrissey himself said his cover was bad, so assume he means he didn't like the mellow studio take because he seemed to enjoy it live) I find them equally good. As a cover I must rank it a little lower, but both versions sound great regardless of who wrote it.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
A 6 but mostly cuz it's a cover. I like that he covers it -well- and love the original Jam version. I remembered he played this in '91 at the World Music Theater (IL) and I was so damn happy :) and had a clove cig in hand at the time :p

Great line 'splattered walls and a kick in the balls is all that you get in the name of entertainment'.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Yes, it's not nearly as good as the original...what cover ever is? Unless the original sucked of course....
Well, most of Morrissey's covers are better than the original, with the exception of "Redondo Beach," "Trash," and this one.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Well, most of Morrissey's covers are better than the original, with the exception of "Redondo Beach," "Trash," and this one.
I did say....."Unless the original version sucked to begin with"... I was mainly refering to covers in general...what I really hate is when people like The Lemonheads use other people's material to "make it"

and no, Moon River is not the best version ever recorded....
 

snapyou

Humdee,dumdee,homocide
As a huge Jam fan,i say Morrissey's version is MUCH better.
His styling give it some emotional depth lacking in the original
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
and no, Moon River is not the best version ever recorded....
It's definitely better than the original though!
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 9

best and me favourite cover Morrissey played live [1991] it rocked
the roof of the building. a true kick in the balls [check the lyrics]

I'm not going to write anything about the killer/exellent lyrics, cause
they're Pual Weller's

overall a good choice for a cover, and it suited Morrissey fine, he should
do it again

[damn its the day after, and I checked the votes, and it said I didnt vote,but
gave it the big 9 it deseved]
 
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Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
6/10. Hard to improve on the original.​
 
im no fan of the jam however their original version of this is fantastic. unfortunately moz's version doesn't hold a candle to it:(
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
Great version. Morrissey brought a different feel to the song, which is what a good cover version should do.

But it's not as good as The Jam's take.
 
a 9

best and me favourite cover Morrissey played live [1991] it rocked
the roof of the building. a true kick in the balls [check the lyrics]

I'm not going to write anything about the killer/exellent lyrics, cause
they're Pual Weller's

overall a good choice for a cover, and it suited Morrissey fine, he should
do it again
You are not quite right about the lyrics. Morrissey did made excellent changes, f.ex., as I also pointed out somewhere else, the condensation of the whole strophe into one single line 'wake up 6 AM and think about your holidays'. All in all, a good cover. 9.

tt
 

celibate

Forever Ill
You are not quite right about the lyrics. Morrissey did made excellent changes, f.ex., as I also pointed out somewhere else, the condensation of the whole strophe into one single line 'wake up 6 AM and think about your holidays'. All in all, a good cover. 9.

tt
thanks for that info 'discolate my shoulder' , didn't know that

but I'm mistaken a lot lately, I really think the coma in march 2006 done
more damage than I thought...yesterday it was about the Libertines...
etcetera, etcetera
 
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