Masterpieces?

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
Just wondering what Morrissey solo tracks you would consider as 'masterpieces'?
I have a few in mind, which are:

  • Life Is A Pigsty
  • Southpaw
  • Speedway
 

Peppermint

Well-Known Member
Now My Heart is Full
Speedway
Maladjusted
Come Back to Camden
Never Played Symphonies (why this got buried on a b-side I will never understand)
Israel
I would almost put Hurling Days on there but it still feels too new to qualify
 

Bulbous Salutation

Active Member
I'd add:
Jack the Ripper
Nobody Loves Us

Lyrically, Maladjusted is a high watermark. The flowing phraseology is something that I think only Morrissey at his peak can do. He brings all the melody to the song; it truly is a masterpiece.
 

Ketamine Sun

A Most Misunderstood Member
Pigsty
Late night
Maladjusted
Yes I am blind
Now my heart is full
He knows I’d love to see him
Ripper
Whatever happens I love you
The more you ignore me
Nobody loves us
Disappointed
We’ll let you know
I know it’s gonna happen
Spring-heeled Jim
Jim falls
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
Now My Heart is Full
Speedway
Maladjusted
Come Back to Camden
Never Played Symphonies (why this got buried on a b-side I will never understand)
Israel
I would almost put Hurling Days on there but it still feels too new to qualify

I think Hurling would fit 'masterpiece', but too young to be 'classic'.
 

Bulbous Salutation

Active Member
Pigsty is the one, isn't it?
As time passes, it's stock rises. I feel like it could become the one song that defines his career. From The Smiths and throughout the solo years, it distills his entire outlook/worldview. His oeuvre, if you will.
It was really interesting to hear Alain talk about it on Julie Hamill's podcast, he didn't feel that comfortable discussing it, almost as if he doesn't want to break the spell. That, or the crushing NDA that may be coming his way if he did! ;)
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
Pigsty is the one, isn't it?
As time passes, it's stock rises. I feel like it could become the one song that defines his career. From The Smiths and throughout the solo years, it distills his entire outlook/worldview. His oeuvre, if you will.
It was really interesting to hear Alain talk about it on Julie Hamill's podcast, he didn't feel that comfortable discussing it, almost as if he doesn't want to break the spell. That, or the crushing NDA that may be coming his way if he did! ;)
Yep, Pigsty was my very first thought when I opened this thread. True masterpiece.
Some of the other tunes mentioned are superb, but maybe just short of a 'masterpiece' tag.
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

The Courage to Get on People's Tits
Late Night, Maudlin Street
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Now My Heart Is Full
Speedway
Southpaw
Maladjusted
Come Back To Camden
Life Is A Pigsty
 
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