The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 53: GOOD LOOKING MAN ABOUT TOWN

How do you rate Goog Looking Man About Town?


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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: GOOD LOOKING MAN ABOUT TOWN

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 is still 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
Part 40: East West
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 52: Golden Lights
 
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SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Heard it once...didn't impress me...didn't depress me either
 
8 - 9, gave a 9 for a manic touch.
"You've got your degree
then you flew to Mars
but you still feel wretched
'cause you'll never be naked with the
good looking man about town"
 

Chartres

New Member
Perhaps his funniest lyrics of the entire ROTT-sessions. The only thing that I don't really like about it is the music - it needs more work. Still it's good enough to be a single, yes there's a group of people who enjoy silly but intelligent singles. Hey, what is "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" - it's the song that made me begin to listen to him.
 

thewarroom

Scorpion Kicker
I bought a second copy of ROTT just so I could get the 7" You Have Killed Me in order to hear this song before I could find the cd single.

It was worth all $18. 8/10.
 
"You've got your degree
then you flew to Mars
but you still feel wretched
'cause you'll never be naked with the
good looking man about town"
Holy Crap!
I LOOOVE this song. Just another way that Morrissey, through humor, wit, and a touch of melancholy, manages to describe my own life with dead-on accuracy. Plus, whenever I play this in my car, the startling, spaced-out intro scares the heck out of my passengers. Double bonus!
 

pandora_cocteau

New Member
really? you guys like it that much? i mean its good...just not...woooowwwwwwwwww. piccadilly palare however.....
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
I liked it. I gave it an eight. Personally, when ROTT was first released I replaced The Father Who Must Be Killed with Good Looking Man About Town on my cd for the car. After listening to it for awhile, it hasn't held up as well as the other songs. I see it as a B-Side but still I rate it high. (Did that make any sense?!?)

-Vaux
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
I think it deserves a 7. Has a slightly middle-eastern vibe a bit like Far Off Places. A pretty good song. Probably better than half the songs on Ringleader of the Tomatoes...
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Ringleader is awesome and anybody who thinks otherwise needs their head examined...

Yeah the singles are average but there is not one BAD song on the CD

Let's see Quarry has All The Lazy Dykes which just says ZZZZZZZ
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
I think it deserves a 7. Has a slightly middle-eastern vibe a bit like Far Off Places. A pretty good song. Probably better than half the songs on Ringleader of the Tomatoes...
things like this make me giggle at 4:30 in the morning
 

Still Tired

as it were...
I gave it a 7, I like it but like other people have said- the words are better than the music which is just a bit loud for me!
 
I think it deserves a 7. Has a slightly middle-eastern vibe a bit like Far Off Places. A pretty good song. Probably better than half the songs on Ringleader of the Tomatoes...
I'd even say far-eastern vibe. Together with Far-Off and Whatever Happens, and I like them.

"The dream becomes sand in my hands."
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
This is a good b-side, but the music is a bit annoying to me. I don't like that middle eastern vibe that this song shares with "I Will See You In Far Off Places". Distinctly unappealing. Luckily, the melody is pretty good. I give it a 7.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Ringleader is awesome and anybody who thinks otherwise needs their head examined...

Yeah the singles are average but there is not one BAD song on the CD

Let's see Quarry has All The Lazy Dykes which just says ZZZZZZZ
Listen again: "I Just Want To See The Boy Happy" and "I Will See You In Far Off Places" are both bad songs.
 

Roma De Moz

Fat Children Took My Life
I think this is a good song, but nothing entirely amazing. It has a smack of the "Dorian Grey" about it, and wouldn't have been out of place on the Ringleader album itself. The fade out refrain "The dream becomes sand in my hands" is great IMO, and the music is on the same quirkiness level as Whatever Happens, and Far Off Places, both good song's musically. Still, this would otherwise go unrecognized in my ranking of best Moz tracks and B-sides. So, a 6.
 
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