The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 54: HAIRDRESSER ON FIRE

How do you rate Hairdresser On Fire?

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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.


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
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town


Not Dead Yet
Great of the best b-sides could have/should have been a single...But after all these years, lyrically it just doesn't compare to masterpieces like I've Changed My Plea To Guilty, Jack The Ripper, Nobody Loves Us, Lost, and The Never Played Symphonies

Poco Innocente

A ring a ding ding
how can 6 of you so far give this a 10? How does it compare to the likes of This Charming Man et al? >_<
"Can you squeeze me
Into an empty page of your diary
And psychologically save me
I've got faith in you"

:) 10


New Member
i was once listening to this song and my, then, associate said to me, "why's he singing a song about having his hair cut?"

honestly, i could have slapped her.


Active Member
"Can you squeeze me
Into an empty page of your diary
And psychologically save me
I've got faith in you"

:) 10

I sense the power
in the fingers
within an hour the power
could totally destroy me
or it could save my life

:D :D One of my fave songs.
The one to watch live. And sounds recent.


New Member
One of my favorites, well almost anything off Bona Drag i adore.


TEN!!! :)

I dont give 10's out easily to solo Morrissey, but this is one of my favorites. its quirky and beautiful all at the same time.

plus, its really fun saying "busy scissors"


Is It Really So Strange
I love this song, it's great live. Remember when it was played in 2000. I love singing along.
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