The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 95: II'S HARD TO WALK TALL WHEN YOU'RE SMALL

How do you rate It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small?


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Houdini

Junior Member
The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 95: IT'S HARD TO WALK TALL WHEN YOU'RE SMALL

Let' s compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: IT'S HARD TO WALK TALL WHEN YOU'RE SMALL

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
Part 91: Interesting Drug
Part 92: Interlude
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 94: Is It Really So Strange?
 
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Maurice E

Junior Member
Love this song! One of his best ever b-sides.
A brilliant, upbeat, zingy piece of music (well done Al) with Moz at his lyrical best; sharp, observational, witty and slightly cryptic!
He attacks from the back, he can kill standing still, he can scare with a stare...
Genius!
 

Radio Berlin

moz is ♥
Love this song! One of his best ever b-sides.
A brilliant, upbeat, zingy piece of music (well done Al) with Moz at his lyrical best; sharp, observational, witty and slightly cryptic!
He attacks from the back, he can kill standing still, he can scare with a stare...
Genius!
I agree

when you're small you're bound to look appalling
 
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Dave

Guest
I burst into public baths and I throw my wig aroooooooooooooooooooUnd! :D

10!

it rocks and the words, even the real words, are very good! I wish I'd hear this live sometime.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
I love this song. In my mind, it's the greatest of the Quarry-era b-sides. It reminds me of what much of Southpaw Grammar would have sounded like if Moz had actually bothered to write real lyrics. And who can possibly resist that falsetto? I never could, was stunned to death... but I'm still living.

A solid 9.
 

bored

Lust a prima vista
I have played this song more times than any other song he's released in the past 3 years and it never gets old and I always put the volume to eleven.
 

King Leer

Leering since '97
It's funny you mention Southpaw -- my impression too is that it was like Southpaw on steroids with a thinking cap on. I still love that album, but it could've been so much more (many say the same of ROTT).

The Quarry b-sides were so cool!


I love this song. In my mind, it's the greatest of the Quarry-era b-sides. It reminds me of what much of Southpaw Grammar would have sounded like if Moz had actually bothered to write real lyrics. And who can possibly resist that falsetto? I never could, was stunned to death... but I'm still living.

A solid 9.
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
My favorite Quarry b-side, a clever and catchy song that is surprising was never played live. He performed the slower b-sides Friday Mourning and The Never-Played Symphonies, why wouldn't he also play this more upbeat, concert-friendly tune? And it was a bit pointless to release a radio session version of this as a b-side when not long before the original studio version was released as a b-side. I'm Playing Easy to Get really should have been the other b-side to Redondo Beach/There is a Light That Never Goes Out.
 

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
Not as good as Friday Mourning, or I am Two People.
and its a-ok. I give it a 7.
Please, people, this song is not a 10, nor a 9.
Lets leave those to There Is A Light, and Now My Heart is Full.
 

Assassin

New Member
Not as good as Friday Mourning, or I am Two People.
and its a-ok. I give it a 7.
Please, people, this song is not a 10, nor a 9.
Lets leave those to There Is A Light, and Now My Heart is Full.
Just because it is not a serious, doesn't mean if can't be considered fantastic.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
7

a general comment on this poll so far, due to the famous Comtesse's late voting and comments, I looked back at some of my early votes, and I have to admit I was a bit too critical with my voting on some songs
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Another rant and rave at the irrepresible Mike Joyce......much better than Sorrow Will Come In The End..but still nowhere near the better b-sides from the Quarry sessions...but nowhere as dreadful as The Slum Mums or as en-snooziating as Teenage Dad On His Estate...
 

Bluebirds

Well-Known Member
Another rant and rave at the irrepresible Mike Joyce......much better than Sorrow Will Come In The End..but still nowhere near the better b-sides from the Quarry sessions...but nowhere as dreadful as The Slum Mums or as en-snooziating as Teenage Dad On His Estate...
The best song about embittered ex-drummers ever recorded!!
 

Assassin

New Member
Another rant and rave at the irrepresible Mike Joyce......
Really?

My dad said it was about some film. I can't remember the name.
But several of the lines including "Compadrie, please" are in this film and also a person named Ringo.
 

Bluebirds

Well-Known Member
Really?

My dad said it was about some film. I can't remember the name.
But several of the lines including "Compadrie, please" are in this film and also a person named Ringo.
A Hard Day's Night? ;)
 
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