The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 96: JACK THE RIPPER

How do you rate Jack The Ripper?

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

Song for Today: JACK THE RIPPER

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?
Part 95: It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
Close to a 10 but it gets a **9** from me today.
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Starved Of Mirth
One of Morrissey's greatest solo songs and one of Boz's best compositions. I'll never forget the first time I heard him sing this song: onstage during the Your Arsenal tour with his arms held wide open singing, "Crash into my arms..." It sent chills down my spine. Of course, the lyrics are brilliant, being both romantic and sinister. Can't beat that combination! The live version is much better than the studio version, but I miss the last "Nobody knows me" verse on the live version. A perfect 10.


Not Dead Yet
Yes, a live favourite, though he hasn't played in in ages, it seems.
An 8 from me as well.
A very good Moz-song but a bit overrated by some.

3 years ago seems like Ages?

Try 16 years for 90% of the stuff from the Kill Uncle Tour....

Jack The Ripper is the best b-side between I've Changed My Plea To Guilty and Nobody Loves Us..

All 10's in that group


Not Dead Yet
The Person who gave it a ONE....At least have the guts to say so and explain WHY you rate this so Low...


Not Dead Yet


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i can watch the live version on who put the m in manchester over and over again and never tire of it, its awesome.:)

Jane Birkin

my favourite Moz song ever, no contest .
And if you haven't seen him do it like i can only hope that one day you will.
LaSt time i heard him play it live might have been in Blackpool in 2004 but i might be wrong , my memories of that summer mini tour are kinda hazy.
anyone knows?
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