The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 40: EAST WEST

How do you rate East West?


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Houdini

Junior Member
While we wait for the new album to arrive, let us go about rating the songs we know, on a daily basis, and compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: EAST WEST

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Classic, perfect
9: Near classic, 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 we've done so far (voting will remain open, click to vote):

Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 13: Ask
Part 14: Asleep
Part 15: At Amber
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 24: Boxers
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
 

thewarroom

Scorpion Kicker
I gave this a 9. I LOVE THIS SONG! It's a shame that has gone uncompiled to this point. Great voice, well-written song that fits Moz perfectly! :)
 
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MozzaBedfordSpur

New Member
As it's only a cover of the Herman Hermits song, and not his original, I give this a 5, not awful, but not a song, I grab very often and play.
 

Arsenal

Why Me?
Did you already cover "The Draize Train", or did you miss it? Taking into account that one ignores "The" and "A" etc in the title. I didn't see the song, I may have just missed it?
 

Trill

Senior Member
The Draize Train isn't a song, it's an instrumental. Oh, and by the way, East/West is Bloody/Awful.
 

Arsenal

Why Me?
The Draize Train isn't a song, it's an instrumental. Oh, and by the way, East/West is Bloody/Awful.
Yes, I know it's instrumental, but a instrumental is still considered a song. I would expect to see it, just as I expect to see "Oscillate Wildly" down the road.
 

Kewpie

Member
Moderator
Subscriber
Did you already cover "The Draize Train", or did you miss it? Taking into account that one ignores "The" and "A" etc in the title. I didn't see the song, I may have just missed it?

The polls are Top 100 Smiths/Morrissey songs, but there are more than 100 songs of them.
Are the Top 100 taken from the earlier polls done by Johan last year?
 

Houdini

Junior Member
Did you already cover "The Draize Train", or did you miss it? Taking into account that one ignores "The" and "A" etc in the title. I didn't see the song, I may have just missed it?
You didn't miss it, otherwise you would see it on the list above.
It's just that I chose not to ignore 'A' and 'The' in the title, hence we opened with A Rush And A Push.

The polls are Top 100 Smiths/Morrissey songs, but there are more than 100 songs of them.
Are the Top 100 taken from the earlier polls done by Johan last year?
The idea is to compile a Smiths/Morrissey Top 100 from all the songs, which indeed are more even than 200, so the idea is that we have a top 100 by the end of the year.
Why Top 100? Because it somehow sounds better than a Top 235 or
whatever.
So less than half of the songs we've covered so far are actually going to make the final Top 100.

And yes, Johan - and Kuiper - came up with the idea, so thanks to them.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Another of Morrissey's many stellar covers. I agree with a journalist who once said this song sounds like it was written for Moz. The sentiment is beautiful and Morrissey sings it with his typical gorgeous melancholy. It's a shame this one is ignored. I gave it an 8.
 
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