The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 257: OH PHONEY

How do you rate Oh Phoney?


  • Total voters
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Houdini

Junior Member
In 2007, and early 2008, we put up polls for all 234 then released Morrissey and The Smiths-songs. More than 25,000 votes were cast and the result was The Morrissey/Smiths Top 100, or indeed, The Morrissey/The Smiths Top 234. This year many people have asked me to continue with the polls as 18 new Morrissey-songs have been released since. With the release of 'Swords' now seems as good a time as any to start them.

Now that we've done all the new songs from 2009, and the older songs released this year, and with no foreseeable new songs in the near future, to finish these series off we'll move to the unreleased (full) tracks that have emerged over the last couple of year, i.e. Born To Hang, Happy Lovers United, I'm Playing Easy To Get, Lifeguard On Duty, Oh Phoney, Please help The Cause Against Loneliness and Striptease With A Difference, in that order.

We're down to the final 3 songs.

Song 257: OH PHONEY


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: OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He should be ashamed

Previous polls (voting will remain open):

Part 256: Lifeguard On Duty
Part 255: I'm Playing Easy To Get
Part 254: Happy Lovers United
Part 253: Born To Hang
Part 252: You Should Have been Nice To Me
Part 251: Fantastic Bird
Part 250: Honey, You Know Where To Find Me
Part 249: I'm OK By Myself
Part 248: Sorry Doesn't Help
Part 247: You Were Good In Your Time
Part 246: It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
Part 245: One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
Part 244: When Last I Spoke To Carol
Part 243: Black Cloud
Part 242: Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
Part 241: Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Part 240: Because Of My Poor Education
Part 239: Shame Is The Name
Part 238: I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Part 237: My Dearest Love
Part 236: Drive-In Saturday
Part 235: Children In Pieces
Part 234: That's How People Grow Up
Part 233: All You Need Is Me
Part 232 and previous
 
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celibate

Forever Ill
4

i see some tens

sorry folks this is just an unfinished song, which should be worked out
better
its one of his worst nmbrs as a solo artist, comparing this wih fatty,
i would give fatty an 8 or papa jack

destroy it:mad:
 

Suedebread

The shop that never opens
I acknowledge Celibates comment, but I just have to give it a 9.

Poor sound quality it may have, but look past it and I can't help but love the bouncy rhythm, the beautifully quirky vocal and the amusing lyrics.

:cool:
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Well, a nice popsong... With a funny lyric. Gotta give it a 7.
 

Freda

New Member
4

i see some tens

sorry folks this is just an unfinished song, which should be worked out
better
its one of his worst nmbrs as a solo artist, comparing this wih fatty,
i would give fatty an 8 or papa jack

destroy it:mad:

despite I gave it 10 (!), I fully second that. :o the song definitely can't compare to Moz classics and has questionable artistic value, but I like it: catchy tune, funny lyrics - sort of a guilty pleasure. ;)
 
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gretchenraine

Oh, Squishy!!
I LOVE IT. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. :love: Super-clever, super-catchy!
 

brutalityobscene

New Member
I LOVE IT. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. :love: Super-clever, super-catchy!

"Who can make Hitler seem like a bus conductor? You do!"

I gave it a strong nine too, being funny and quirky. It's probably got his most absurd falsetto vocals ever committed to tape, and even Moz sounds like he's having tons of fun. Great song - brilliant or at least near brilliant.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
"Who can make Hitler seem like a bus conductor? You do!"

I gave it a strong nine too, being funny and quirky. It's probably got his most absurd falsetto vocals ever committed to tape, and even Moz sounds like he's having tons of fun. Great song - brilliant or at least near brilliant.

for that bus conductor alone, specific the person named, it should've not been released, Morrissey should be embarreassed, I bet he's not proud
afterall

:mad:
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Mr Houdini,
Thanks for making these new songs accessible.
Could you let us know who wrote the music to them tho, if that kind of information is known?
This sounds like an early 90's rockabilly type thing so presumably it was Nevin or Whyte?
Cheers.
M
 

celibate

Forever Ill
Mr Houdini,
Thanks for making these new songs accessible.
Could you let us know who wrote the music to them tho, if that kind of information is known?
This sounds like an early 90's rockabilly type thing so presumably it was Nevin or Whyte?
Cheers.
M

Street I guess, Nevin was around Kill uncle time

I say this again, cause it'S like an unfinisheD song, and mr. Reilly once told in an intervieuw that when he came in for recordings of Viva Hate, there were only some songstructure demoos done by Street, and he put the right herbs and spices innit

so that's my thinking it's Street, and some adding from Vinny but not really
completed

I'll check me Mozipedia, when I go to bed, so I can focus my mind on this,
than my boring painfull day.

return to VALIUM
 
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mcrickson

Reckless Endangerment
Street I guess, Nevin was around Kill uncle time

I say this again, cause it like an unfinishes song, and mr. Reilly say in an intervieuw that when he came in for recording Viva Hate, there were only some songstructure demoosdone by Street, and he put the right herbs and spices innit

so that's my thinking it's Street, and some adding from Vinny but not really
completed

I'll check me Mozipedia, when I go to bed, so I can focus my mind on this,
than my boring painfull day.

return to VALIUM

Um..Look at the post directly above yours. :D
 
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