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Mexicans Love Morrissey and I Don’t Know Why


When I was growing up in East Texas I knew Morrissey not through emo White kids but through my Mexican friends. In fact, I thought that Morrissey was Mexican for the longest time. I know that may sound weird to people from other parts of the country without a significant Mexican population, but it’s true. Many Mexicans love them some Morrissey and The Smiths. I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe it’s the Latino love of melodramatic love as seen in our telenovelas. Perhaps it’s that Mexicans share Morrissey’s love of wearing black. What I do know is that I will always associate Morrissey with my Mexican buddies back in Texas sitting outside and smoking clove cigarettes and talking about the futility of life.

So, here is the ultimate incarnation of the love of Morrissey and Mexicans. Here is Mariachi Manchester, a band that only covers Smiths and Morrissey songs. Yo soy el sol, yo soy la tierra…

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