For our fourth Daily Smiths installment, we offer a late-90s interpretation of “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others” from Supergrass. This version is found on a Smiths tribute record called The Smiths Is Dead, though a second version was released on the band’s “Sun Hits The Sky” single, as the main B-side.
The original Smiths song was recorded as part of the sessions for The Queen Is Dead (1986), on which it ultimately appeared. Critics and fans have been divided on its merits, historically—as with much of the Mancunians’ catalog. More high-brow commentators have long admired the track’s melody and progression (penned, as always, by Johnny Marr)—while lamenting the ostensibly trite narrative Morrissey foisted it upon it. It’s a commonplace sentiment in reviews of the band’s work.
“Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others” also bears the distinction of having been played live only once by the band, at their final concert at Brixton Academy in December, 1986.