The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 284: ART-HOUNDS (FINAL SONG)

How do you rate Art-hounds?


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Houdini

Junior Member
In 2007, and early 2008, we put up polls for all 234 then released Morrissey and The Smiths-songs. More than 40,000 votes were cast and this resulted in The Morrissey/Smiths Top 100, or indeed, The Morrissey/The Smiths Top 234. In 2009/2010 we updated this chart with the 25 new songs that were released in 2008-2010. The final results of 2010, the 'Top 259', can be viewed here. Now, 4 years on, many people have asked me to continue with the polls as since the last one 25 new Morrissey-songs have been released.
So we'll start with the songs that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and we'll end with the 18 songs from World Peace Is None of Your Business.

So here it goes. Let's hope for as big a turn-out as in 2007 and 2010 and, once again, vote with your heart, not with your mind.

Song 284: Art-hounds (Morrissey/Boz Boorer)


Art-hounds look like nothing
so art-hounds write something
and those that do
are judged by those who tried
and found they couldn't do
Art-hounds see the Greek ideal
and gaze on what they'll never feel
oh, the pitiless revenge
of those without friends
the pitiless, the pitiless revenge

Art-hounds know what's around
because they've seen it
somewhere written down
and everything they've seen
on the moving screen
helps them fill up the page

In European museums
will I see you?
will I see you?
will I see you?
will I see you?
in European museums
will I see you?

My life is opera
my life is opera
my life is opera
my life is opera

Art-hounds in a restaurant
they bring along
their loving aunt
but when they can't find a table
for their fat aunt Mabel
they stamp their feet and cry

Art-hounds in a restaurant
they bring along
their loving aunt
but when they can't find a table
for their fat aunt Mabel
they stamp their feet and cry

In European hushed museums
will I see you?
will I see you?
will I see you?
will I see you?
in European hushed museums
will I see you?

My life is opera
my life is opera
my life is opera
my life is

Art-hounds very funny
very witty but very lonely
and below the belt
is shriveled and small
it functions only as a word

Art-hounds very funny
very witty but very lonely
and below the belt
is shriveled and small
it knows a thousand woes

In European hushed museums
will I see you?
will I see you?
will I see you?
will I see you?
in European hushed museums
will I see you?

If you cannot stand this fake world
if you cannot stand this fake world
take my hand
if you cannot stand this fake world
if you cannot stand this fake world
if you cannot stand this fake world
take my hand
if you cannot stand this fake world

I take 16 pills
to send me to sleep
and 16 pills
to shake me awake
what does it mean?
what does it mean?
what does it mean?
what does it mean?
what does it mean?
what does it mean?
what does it mean?

Previous polls:

Part 283: Julie in the Weeds
Part 282: Forgive Someone
Part 281: Drag the River
Part 280: One Of Our Own
Part 279: Scandinavia
Part 278: Oboe Concerto
Part 277: Mountjoy
Part 276: Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
Part 275: Smiler With Knife
Part 274: Kiss Me A Lot
Part 273: Staircase at the University
Part 272: I'm Not a Man
Part 271: Neal Cassady Drops Dead
Part 270: The Bullfighter Dies
Part 269: Earth is the Loneliest Planet
Part 268: Istanbul
Part 267: World Peace is None of Your Business
Part 266: You Say You Don't Love Me
Part 265: Satellite of Love
Part 264: The Kid's a Looker
Part 263: Action is My Middle Name
Part 262: People Are The Same Everywhere
Part 261: Safe, Warm Lancashire Home
Part 260: Treat Me Like a Human Being
Polls 259-1

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Life_Is_A_Pigsty

Gear Changer
Excellent track, this along with Drag The River should have been on the album and perhaps Earth Is The Loneliest Planet taken off.
 

Viva Mozza

You're the one for me
Excellent track, this along with Drag The River should have been on the album and perhaps Earth Is The Loneliest Planet taken off.

I do fully agree. Should have been on the proper album.

A 9 from me.
 
I love this. It has so much energy, and there's a raw urgency to Moz's vocals - and such a great falsetto! The last minute or so is incredible. Most exciting song he's put out for years.
 

fredkocherpepsi

Active Member
9. "My life is opera". Excellent.
 

Ryan

Moderator
Moderator
Subscriber
10.

Why it was only played live once - BEFORE THE ALBUM CAME OUT! - and never again since is beyond me...
 

Chickpea

pithy yet degenerate
10, unquestionably. Really one of the greatest things he's done.

I don't know how exactly it would have fit contextually on the album proper and I understand its exclusion, but I do think it's a shame it was relegated to a bonus track all the same. I hope it finds its way back into the live repertoire at some point!
 
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Anonymous

Guest
The falsetto alone makes this song a 10. Why hasn't he played it on this tour?!
 
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Anonymous

Guest
9/10, but only because I prefer the more aggressive sound/slightly different lyrics of the live version. Maybe on the re-issue Moz will realise his mistake, and juggle this back onto the tracklisting?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
im gonna have to go away from the group on this one and go six. it feels trite to me like a whole bunch of workup for no substance. drama for dramas sake at a nice tempo. i do like the energy for lack of a quick better word but it only goes so far
 

123xyz

Well-Known Member
Subscriber
A 6 from me also. Sounds so feeble and lethargic compared to the initial live version ...
 

Nikita

Senior Member
I adore the energy, almost an anthem, the way he repeats "will I see you" and the Something is squeezing my skull escaped "I take sixteen ", but globally, the lyrics sound they have been written by a thirteen years old fan.
 

jdbabz

Member
I am torn live I loved this song but the recorded version doesn't live up to the live version and it's frenetic and guitar blistering feel. So I think i'll have to exempt myself from the vote.
 

Eraserhead

Accept Myself
I really like this, and I think it's a brilliant recording of a song that sounded great 'live'. It's a 10, in fact.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
maybe thisll take away the title from im not a man for most tens
 
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Gasping

Guest
"if you cannot stand this fake world
take my hand

I take 16 pills
to send me to sleep
and 16 pills
to shake me awake
what does it mean?"

Great

like Smiths lyrics, falsetto, rock music

8/10, this song help me to enter in the new album


Mimi
 
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