What is Morrissey's most humorous solo album?

What is Morrissey's Most Humorous Solo Album?

  • Viva Hate

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • Bona Drag

    Votes: 5 11.4%
  • Kill Uncle

    Votes: 18 40.9%
  • Your Arsenal

    Votes: 9 20.5%
  • Vauxhall and I

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Southpaw Grammar

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Maladjusted

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • You Are the Quarry

    Votes: 7 15.9%
  • Ringleader of the Tormentors

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • Years of Refusal

    Votes: 2 4.5%

  • Total voters
    44

King Leer

Leering since '97
I had written a long post to accompany this poll about the humour found in Morrissey's solo albums, but my login timed out and I lost it!

I realize it's easier to think in terms of individual songs, but which Morrissey album (Bona Drag included) do you think best shows off Morrissey's sense of humour, both in terms of quality and quantity?
 

CrookedLittleVein

Duck. Duck. Duck. Goose.
Didn't want to over-analyse (count the quips, catalogue the catty remarks etc), so just let intuition guide me.

My intuition kept chanting: Your Arsenal!
 

j0wled

New Member
Kill Uncle. I suppose. But I can't remember if Maladjusted was funny or not, it's been a while. But I seem to recall it being pretty much no laughing matter...
 

zither

Member
since nobody wants to list the jokes, I will.

YOUR ARSENAL -itself it can be a joke "your arse an' all"

Someone on your side
Oh, give yourself a break before you break down
You're gonna need someone on your side
And here I am!
And here I am!
Well, you don't need to look so pleased

The National Front Disco
the whole song

Certain People I Know
I take the cue from certain people I know
I use the cue and then I hand it on to you
And when I swing it so it catches his eye
Weren't you there? - You'd have died!
I trust the views of certain people I know
They look at danger and they laugh their heads off
Their clothes are imitation George The Twenty-Third
Don't you find this absurd?

We hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
the whole song

You Are The One For Me, Fatty
the whole song

Tomorrow
Would you put your arms around me?
(I won't tell anyone)
You don't think I'll make it
I never said I wanted to!
Well did I?
All I ask of you... oh...
Is: would you tell me that you love me

of course these jokes work in the context of the song and the entire record.
it's just my point of view
 

King Leer

Leering since '97
Good job, man. Album title itself -- yes.

What's life like as a Moz fan in Rome these days, now that it's some years after his sojourn there?

In Japan the situation is subarctic...



since nobody wants to list the jokes, I will.

YOUR ARSENAL -itself it can be a joke "your arse an' all"

Someone on your side
Oh, give yourself a break before you break down
You're gonna need someone on your side
And here I am!
And here I am!
Well, you don't need to look so pleased

The National Front Disco
the whole song

Certain People I Know
I take the cue from certain people I know
I use the cue and then I hand it on to you
And when I swing it so it catches his eye
Weren't you there? - You'd have died!
I trust the views of certain people I know
They look at danger and they laugh their heads off
Their clothes are imitation George The Twenty-Third
Don't you find this absurd?

We hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
the whole song

You Are The One For Me, Fatty
the whole song

Tomorrow
Would you put your arms around me?
(I won't tell anyone)
You don't think I'll make it
I never said I wanted to!
Well did I?
All I ask of you... oh...
Is: would you tell me that you love me

of course these jokes work in the context of the song and the entire record.
it's just my point of view
 

celibate

Forever Ill
think some people read dislike instead of humerous

kill uncle is everything but humerous, well sing your life is uplifting

but most of the songs are bit about backside of life.

asian rut
mute witness
end of the family line
theres a place in hell
our frank
found found found

are not fun songs, or at least I can't find the hunour, maybe a bit in mute witness

my vote goes to Quarry

dissing america, dykes, ganglife, crashing bores

arsenal is a good 2nd

my ghott, kill uncle most votes of humerous, some people have strange
kinda way of humour:crazy:
 

ray_afraid

***********
No humor in Our Frank or Mute Witness? Absurd!
And he wasn't "dissing dykes". It's a call to be who you are.
 

mozmic_dancer

One of the Good Guys
Lyrically, Quarry was a laugh a minute. :lbf:

America is Not the World, policemen with smelly uniforms, mooning people, crashing bores, getting dragged in shite, etc.

Love it, love it, love it.
 

hand in glove

Life is never kind
Kill Uncle. I love it, and it's full of wit. Your Arsenal comes in second.
 
D

Dave

Guest
It's easily Kill Uncle. It's not because of any "jokes" but just the overall attitude. I think that Morrissey must have been a little giddy at the time. He was making it on his own and preparing for a successful US tour. He had a lot of good post-Smiths songs and was commercially and artistically successful. The future was wide open, as it says in that Tom Petty song I hear at Walgreen's all the time.
 

zither

Member
What's life like as a Moz fan in Rome these days, now that it's some years after his sojourn there?

In Japan the situation is subarctic...

well, Piazza Cavour ain't the same anymore
[and still looking for the wall with Modern Life Is War written on it]
 
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