The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 99: KING LEER

How do you rate King Leer?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let' s compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100.
And let's do the songs alphabetically.

Song for Today: KING LEER
The only K-song

The songs so far (voting is still open):

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
Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 97: Jeane
Part 98: Journalists Who Lie
 

King Leer

Leering since '97
The only 'K' song...that's true!

Despite it being my Moz-solo nickname for about a decade, it's really only a "cute" song at best.

Has anybody ever figured out who it's about (I somehow doubt that giving someone a "homeless chihuahua" came from imagination alone)?
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
It's just fluff really. Fluff with really, really bad lyrics. It is mildly enjoyable, with emphasis on "mild". I give it a 6.
 

Young And Alive

Senior Member
I actually really like it. No, it's not a good song, it's not on a par with There Is A Light..., but it's a nice, cute song and is one of the better ones on Kill Uncle.

It's a guilty pleasure for me, along with Roy's Keen, Golden Lights, Work Is A Four Letter Word and Pregnant For The Last Time.
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Cringeworthy but some funny lines ("I tried to surprise you with vodka...or Tizer") ("You handed him back and you said "Well, you'll never guess..I'm bored now!"). A 6
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
I actually really like it. No, it's not a good song, it's not on a par with There Is A Light..., but it's a nice, cute song and is one of the better ones on Kill Uncle.

It's a guilty pleasure for me, along with Roy's Keen, Golden Lights, Work Is A Four Letter Word and Pregnant For The Last Time.
Why would "Pregnant For The Last Time" be a guilty pleasure? There's no guilt in loving that one as far as I'm concerned! (Oh, and I like all those other "guilty pleasures" too. Especially "Roy's Keen" and "Work Is A Four Letter Word," both of which I have been heard singing over the last 24 hours.)
 

Young And Alive

Senior Member
Why would "Pregnant For The Last Time" be a guilty pleasure? There's no guilt in loving that one as far as I'm concerned! (Oh, and I like all those other "guilty pleasures" too. Especially "Roy's Keen" and "Work Is A Four Letter Word," both of which I have been heard singing over the last 24 hours.)
Well for me it's not actually guilty liking Pregnant...but Morrissey has called it "pretty ropey". I think he also said it's his least favourite solo single.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Well for me it's not actually guilty liking Pregnant...but Morrissey has called it "pretty ropey". I think he also said it's his least favourite solo single.
Our boy often lacks taste when it comes to his own material. I mean, he hates "Pregnant..." but likes "I Just Want To See The Boy Happy". As Linda Thompson once sang, where's the justice and where's the sense?
 

Young And Alive

Senior Member
Our boy often lacks taste when it comes to his own material. I mean, he hates "Pregnant..." but likes "I Just Want To See The Boy Happy". As Linda Thompson once sang, where's the justice and where's the sense?
Pregnant... was back in '91....Boy Happy was in '06.

It's probably just because he wants to sing something new, so he does sing something new (I don't blame him)...we would all do the same as him if ever we had the chance to...
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Pregnant... was back in '91....Boy Happy was in '06.

It's probably just because he wants to sing something new, so he does sing something new (I don't blame him)...we would all do the same as him if ever we had the chance to...
Could Morrissey and Boz handle the Rockabilly at their age?
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Pregnant... was back in '91....Boy Happy was in '06.

It's probably just because he wants to sing something new, so he does sing something new (I don't blame him)...we would all do the same as him if ever we had the chance to...
Well, yes, that's true... but... "I Knew I Was Next" was in 2006 too and it's 100 times the song that "I Just Want To See The Boy Crappy" is. As is "Christian Dior". Or "Good Looking Man About Town". Or "If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me". And just because an album is new doesn't mean you have to sing every last crummy track of it. I don't believe he ever sang "The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye" during the Kill Uncle tour.

Hopefully he'll look back on "Boy Crappy" in a few years and think, "What the hell was I thinking???"
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Well, yes, that's true... but... "I Knew I Was Next" was in 2006 too and it's 100 times the song that "I Just Want To See The Boy Crappy" is. As is "Christian Dior". Or "Good Looking Man About Town". Or "If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me". And just because an album is new doesn't mean you have to sing every last crummy track of it. I don't believe he ever sang "The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye" during the Kill Uncle tour.

Hopefully he'll look back on "Boy Crappy" in a few years and think, "What the hell was I thinking???"
ummm..We already reviewed that song...
 

SouthpawGlamour

Slum Mum Peace Corps
Kill Uncle would have been a good album if the lads had been around to play on it. The live versions were good.

King Leer is a good live song, OK on the record.
 

the judge

New Member
I adore it. Good music and good lyrics.
But 10 for a Morrissey song is never the same 10 of a Smiths song.
If I had to choose I'd always (almost) choose the Smiths song.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
ummm..We already reviewed that song...
It's called a sidebar. It's really quite entertaining - you should try it sometime.

King Leer, blah blah blah blah blah... awful, awful lyrics... blah blah blah... 6. There, I did my part to keep this post on topic.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
It's called a sidebar. It's really quite entertaining - you should try it sometime.

King Leer, blah blah blah blah blah... awful, awful lyrics... blah blah blah... 6. There, I did my part to keep this post on topic.
I do like the tune....

I have ADD...I live for sidebars :D

To start a fire...


I think I Just Want To See The Boy Happy is as catchy and trendy as First Of The Gang To Die...
 

vicarinatutugal

can't reMember
It's called a sidebar. It's really quite entertaining - you should try it sometime.

King Leer, blah blah blah blah blah... awful, awful lyrics... blah blah blah... 6. There, I did my part to keep this post on topic.
You tell him, he can not talk at all in taking topics off topic. Oh that was a mouthfull.
He is one of the worst at going OT! :p
 
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SNS22

Not Dead Yet
You tell him, he can not talk at all in taking topics off topic. Oh that was a mouthfull.
He is one of the worse at going OT! :p
WORST...

And I have taken this off....

I said that First Of The Gang to die is catchy and trendy....

Just like I want to See The Boy Happy
 
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