The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 66: HUMAN BEING

How do you rate Human Being?


  • Total voters
    114

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: HUMAN BEING

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
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 59: He Cried
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
 

Chartres

New Member
Good inspired cover but it isn't a classic in anyone but the Doll's hands.

7
 

AHappyRocket

New Member
Well...haven't heard it really, but we were treated to it in Stirling last year and it was just sensational - from memory the 2nd or 3rd last song of a quite superb show, with Boz on top form on this one.

So, on this basis I havent voted - loved the original though!
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
I listened to this a few times and wasn't really impressed. just seemed to drag on a bit.
anyway, bring on the next one!
must be nearly time to start all the songs beginning with 'I'. expect there are loads; there's usually about 2 or 3 per album. songs beginning with 'I' or 'The' must make up a pretty hefty chunk (25%) of the back catalogue...
 

Stoner Kebab

New Member
you guys dont like it cos you guys dont even like the dolls. what if he covered a new order song i bet that shit would score off the charts here in this shithole!


i love you guys!
 

Houdini

Junior Member
I listened to this a few times and wasn't really impressed. just seemed to drag on a bit.
anyway, bring on the next one!
must be nearly time to start all the songs beginning with 'I'. expect there are loads; there's usually about 2 or 3 per album. songs beginning with 'I' or 'The' must make up a pretty hefty chunk (25%) of the back catalogue...
Yes, there's 22 of them, starting today :)
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
An excellent cover choice, since the lyrics suit modern Morrissey to a tee. I really like it, although it does go on a bit too long. I still give it an 8. Once again, Moz shows his superior taste in covers.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
I listened to this a few times and wasn't really impressed. just seemed to drag on a bit.
anyway, bring on the next one!
must be nearly time to start all the songs beginning with 'I'. expect there are loads; there's usually about 2 or 3 per album. songs beginning with 'I' or 'The' must make up a pretty hefty chunk (25%) of the back catalogue...
Well, the songs that begin with 'The' should not be ordered by 'The'. This really bothers me!!! They should be alphabetized by the second word. 'The Last of the Famous...' should fall under 'L', not 'T'. And the I's were mis-alphabetized too. For example, 'I've Changed My Plea...' should fall after 'It's Hard To Walk Tall...' And you don't include parentheses in your alphabetizing, so '(I'm) The End Of The Family Line' should have been with the E's.

Yes, these things do keep me up at night! ;)
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
4/10. Lets be honest...... its poop!​
 

Mel_Torment

Dismember
An excellent cover choice, since the lyrics suit modern Morrissey to a tee. I really like it, although it does go on a bit too long. I still give it an 8. Once again, Moz shows his superior taste in covers.
I can't believe I'm disagreeing with La Comtesse! Well, it's a minor disagreement. Even without hearing the original, this song to me sticks out as a sore thumb as NOT a Mozzer composition. The Dolls sweet & tender transsexual slang such as "ain't" sounds really forced and unMozlike. And I don't know about going ahead and finding myself a saint if I don't think Moz is good enough. He doesn't eat meat, used to not fornicate, is not a druggie, etc. As he protested once before, he's practically a saint (if you ignore the way he treats people in his professional life). But it makes perfect sense for David Johannson to pout about if you don't like it go ahead and find yourself a saint, etc.

I have to say, I usually skip the b-side recorded version when it comes up on the player, but this song absolutely ROCKS as a live version and I could not get enough of it. The best part is Boz boppin' around on the sax. I was very sad when they dropped it from the setlist.:(
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
I can't believe I'm disagreeing with La Comtesse! Well, it's a minor disagreement.
Mel!!!!! How could you???? Oh well, I'm just a human being...
 
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