Thursday, April 06, 2006

Never-Played Symphony

You can play this game at home! After all of Morrissey's singles were released from 2004's You Are The Quarry and 2005's Live At Earls Court concert album, I organized the thirteen(!) b-sides to constitute an album in their own right. The accordian-like structure compliments the title of this collection: Vera Icon. I know that those who can create this mix-cd with the singles they purchased will find it was worth the expense:

Vera Icon

1. "Noise Is the Best Revenge"
2. "It's Hard to Walk Tall When You're Small"
3. "I Am Two People"
4. "The Teenage Dad on His Estate"
5. "The Public Image"
6. "Don't Make Fun of Daddy's Voice"
7. "The Never-Played Symphonies"
8. "Slum Mums"
9. "My Life Is an Endless Succession of People Saying Goodbye"
10. "Subway Train/Munich Air Disaster 1958"
11. "Friday Mourning"
12. "Mexico"
13. "No One Can Hold a Candle to You"


Blogger Ben Kessler said...

My 10 favorite Moz tracks (as of 4/7/06):

1) "Dear God Please Help Me," Ringleader of the Tormentors
2) "Nobody Loves Us," b-side
3) "Late Night, Maudlin Street," Viva Hate
4) "Ouija Board, Ouija Board," Bona Drag
5) "Life Is a Pigsty," Ringleader of the Tormentors
6) "The National Front Disco," Your Arsenal
7) "Now My Heart Is Full," Vauxhall and I
8) "He Cried," Maladjusted
9) "You Have Killed Me," Ringleader of the Tormentors
10) "Slum Mums," b-side

4/07/2006 7:09 PM  
Blogger John Demetry said...

Talk about throwing down the gauntlet, Ben! Only TEN favorite Moz tracks?!?!

Daunting, but not impossible! (Ok, I'm gonna cheat!)

Subject to Change (as of 4/8/06):

1. "Nobody Loves Us," My Early Burglary Years
2. "Everyday Is Like Sunday," Viva Hate
3. "Late Night, Maudlin Street," Viva Hate
4. "National Front Disco," Your Arsenal
5. "Now My Heart Is Full," Vauxhall and I
6. "Trouble Loves Me," Maladjusted
7. "Friday Mourning," b-side
8. "I Am Two People," b-side
9. The Vera Trilogy: "Yes, I Am Blind," Bona Drag; "He Cried," Maladjusted; "I Have Forgiven Jesus," You Are The Quarry
10. The Icon Trilogy: "Come Back To Camden," You Are The Quarry; "I'm Not Sorry," You Are The Quarry; "The World Is Full of Crashing Bores," You Are The Quarry

(Roughly) Runners-Up: "Dear God Please Help Me," Ringleader of the Tormentors; "(I'm) The End of The Family Line," Kill Uncle; "Used To Be A Sweet Boy," Vauxhall and I; "I Will See You In Far Off Places," Ringleader of the Tormentors; "Alma Matters," Maladjusted; "The Boy Racer," Southpaw Grammar; "Best Friend On The Payroll," Southpaw Grammar; "The Ordinary Boys," Viva Hate; "Suedehead," Viva Hate; "Tomorrow," Your Arsenal

4/08/2006 6:41 AM  
Blogger John Demetry said...

Ben is right. If I redo my list, I will have to account for the cascading emotions/spiritual perspective of "LIfe Is a Pigsty." As Armond White once described Morrissey's output: "Knee-Deep in great experiences."

4/08/2006 7:08 AM  

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