The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 91: INTERESTING DRUG

How do you rate Interesting Drug?


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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: INTERESTING DRUG

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, 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?
Part 66: Human Being
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 79: I Like You
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 89: If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
Part 90: In The Future When All's Well
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
A vintage Morrissey/Street single!
Splendid keyboards, a great guitar line, wonderful backing vocal harmonies from Kirsty Maccoll, a lovely, breezy, upbeat melody, and vague anti-government sentiment. What's not to like!

Morrissey's last top 10 of the 1980's, it also marked the souring of his relationship with Stephen Street who delayed the release of the single til Moz sorted out financial matters. Morrissey's response to Street's behaviour, 'enough is too much', signalled the end of an unexpectedly wonderful, if woefully short-lived songwriting partnership.

Oh well, will he ever learn?
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Are you listening Morrissey...This one needs to be brought back to....

I miss the Bona Drag stuff...One hit after another....

big Fat 9

I can't give every song a 10, you would think I was mindless
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
I adore Interesting Drug! It's one of my all-time favorite Moz solo songs. I love the music, the lyrics, the vocals, the backing vocals by Kirsty, and the video. This was the high point of Morrissey's early solo career to me - everything was so perfect. The early videos were always unique works of art, and the Stephen Street partnership was wonderful. Too bad that this single marked the end of that relationship when Stephen had to put in an injunction to get the record's release delayed due to Steven neglecting his business duties. Alas...

This song was butchered by Th' Lads during the Kill Uncle tour - as were most songs they attempted to play during that tour - and Morrissey wasn't able to hit the high notes at the end ("Can you blame us?"). I wish he'd bring the song back again - I'd love to hear him sing it today, and his current band would do a much better job playing it. (Actually, if his old band had played it during the Your Arsenal tour, it would have been better because they improved by leaps and bounds between those two tours.)

A classic Moz track: 10.
 

MozzaBedfordSpur

New Member
A Morrissey classic, seems a shame Mozza has chosen to ignore this song for 16-years, would go down well at a live set.

Great video and look from Mozza at the time.

Excellent lyrics "On a goverment scheme designed to kill your dream" what a work of art.
 

bored

Lust a prima vista
when are we going to get updated results? songs 81 and 91 both lacked the updated results from the last 10 songs.
 

So Far Away

It May all end Tomorrow.
Stood outside the GMEX singing this song like a lunatic and therefore gets an 8 :D
 

Bassist-In-A-Tutu

New Member
Could only manage an 8 for this. Love the song, but when I hold it up against others..... Still, can't help but sing allong grinning like a fool when I hear it :D
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
This song is mediocre at best. It's one of those singles where the B-side far outweighs the A.
Not knocking "Such A Little Thing..." - which I also love - but come ON! You must be joking.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Not knocking "Such A Little Thing..." - which I also love - but come ON! You must be joking.
No, That would be Picadilly Palare :p
 

Camilla

New Member
A 9...one of my favorites!! At first I didn't like it, but then I just fell in love with it!!
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
oh i love it!!!

I was in this little bar/club place in philly one time and i requested the DJ to play something by Morrissey or the Smiths and he busted this one out! (instead of This Charming Man for like, the 2000th time!) it was the first and only time I've ever heard this played in a club, and it was so fun to dance to, yay!

9!!!
 

JoyDiv007

Is It Really So Strange
I gave it an 8, yeah it's a great song and it was one of 1st songs I heard by Morrissey. Can't give every song a 9 or 10.
 
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