The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 194: THE WORLD IS FULL OF CRASHING BORES

How do you rate The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores?


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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: THE WORLD IS FULL OF CRASHING BORES

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 193: The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
Part 192: The Queen Is Dead
Part 191: The Public Image
Part 190: The Ordinary Boys
Part 189: The Operation
Part 188: The Never Played Symphonies
Part 187: The National Front Disco
Part 186: The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Part 185: The Loop
Part 184: The Lazy Sunbathers
Part 183: The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Part 182: The Headmaster Ritual
Part 181: The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
Part 180: The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Part 179: The Father Who Must Be Killed
Part 178: The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
Part 177: The Draize Train
Part 176: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Part 175: The Boy Racer
Part 174: That's Entertainment
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).
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
Quick, someone give this tedious song a ten!

Again, how about instead of a new Greatest Hits album, they bring back a studio version of the up tempo THE WORLD IS FULL OF CRASHING BORES, along with I'm Playing Easy to get, Kit, Honey You Know Where to Find Me, studio Redondo Beach, studio Drive In Saturday, studio banjo version of Everyday Is Like Sunday, plus the two new tracks. I'd buy that yesterday!
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
A song that took a while to grow on me. I love all versions, but my favorite is probably the live version featured on this tour. The up-tempo 2002 version might be a little better than the slower, piano version on Quarry but I think the 2007 version balances that out by being a bit heavier but keeping the piano, in fact I think adding a few touches by Mikey near the end.
 
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Dave

Guest

an old avatar

back when I was campaigning for this to be a single I made some "bootleg covers" for it :D


10, obviously. One of his best songs ever.
 

TLOTFamousIP

At Last, I Am Born
One of the very best solo songs. Still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up whenever I hear it.

You don't understand, and yet you can take me in your arms and love me...
 

Skinner

RIP The Rev
This is one of the best songs live. I love the song's commentary on pop stars. Its so true. Its overall a terrific song. Live I think it is better but the studio version shows his intense vocals as well.

I gave it a 9
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Stellar song here, one of the first that I ever heard from Morrissey solo, very impressive. 9.
 

mozmal

Beastly Little Parasite
"No it's just more lock-jawed pop stars thicker than pig shit
nothing to convey."

It says it all about today's music industry, doesn't it. This is Morrissey at his pissed-off best. Great stuff and a 9 from me.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
[yes I'm fully 100% concentrated and focussed]

this is a grand 10

the masterpiece on Quarry,btw I liked it more live in 2002 without the
keynoards than the studio version

lyricly it's typical Morrissey, but I find his singing phenomenal, he shows
he has a great singing voice with this song

best moment of the song is the end

this world is designed for crashing bores
I am not one
I am not one
you don't understand, you don't understand
etc.
 

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
Compared to many other masterful songs like "I have forgiven jesus" "now my heart is full" "late night mauldin street," etc, this song only gets a 7 from me. Its good enough for an A-side, but I do skip it alot. I do like the lyrics alot, but I think the tempo/melody just don't do the lyrics any justice. a real shame.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
One of a depressingly large number of so-so songs on Who Ate Me Curry.
The music ain't bad, especially like the vocal melody in the verse. But some of the lyrics are just rubbish. Really charmless and actually quite dim.
Moz berates the 'lock-jawed popstars thicker than pig shit' (lovely!) but says they're scared to show intelligence lest it smear their career. Well if they're deliberately concealing their intelligence, they're not being thick are they?!
Plus a multi-millionaire pop star moaning about taxmen is tedious and cliched.
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
I have to give this one a 6 due to the lyric's completely split personality. Is it a social commentary song, or is it a song about longing for love? To me, it doesn't work as one or the other, and it doesn't work trying to be both. The music saves it, though, as I sort of forget about how schizoid the lyric is, at the time I'm hearing it.

Hearing this live a few times this past fall kind of brought me around to thinking this song is not all that great. It has its moments, but overall it's just not a cohesive work.

--jeniphir
 
I have to give this one a 6 due to the lyric's completely split personality. Is it a social commentary song, or is it a song about longing for love? To me, it doesn't work as one or the other, and it doesn't work trying to be both. The music saves it, though, as I sort of forget about how schizoid the lyric is, at the time I'm hearing it.
I think the two fit together when you consider it's Morrissey's "comeback" album. It isn't a particular person he's asking to take him in their arms - it's the general public. For me, the song is him saying, either to someone who hasn't heard his work before or who has only vague memories of "the boy next door", "please listen to me - I'm not like the others".

I gave it an 8, but it's a generous one, and I'm wondering if I should have given it a 7. It's one of the better album tracks on Quarry, but there's just something a bit bland about it after a while.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
It's not a classic, but I adore this song. It's definitely my favorite from the You Are The Quarry era, although the faster early live versions were much better than the lethargic version that ended up on the album. A great lyric (although I can do without the phrase "thicker than pig shit"), and a wonderful melody. And truly the world IS full of crashing bores... but I am not one. ;) 9
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
8/10. Excellent song from an excellent album!​
 

Chad

Walking through Rome
I have to give this one a 6 due to the lyric's completely split personality. Is it a social commentary song, or is it a song about longing for love? To me, it doesn't work as one or the other, and it doesn't work trying to be both. The music saves it, though, as I sort of forget about how schizoid the lyric is, at the time I'm hearing it.

Hearing this live a few times this past fall kind of brought me around to thinking this song is not all that great. It has its moments, but overall it's just not a cohesive work.

--jeniphir
I disagree! Who does Moz want to love him? Growing up, he was in love with pop stars that he saw on TV and heard on his record player! Now he's older and is disgusted by the current pop stars and desperately wants one he can love.
 
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