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Morrissey's Latino Fan Base

The one and only conversation I had with a Latino guy I work with was when he came up to me when"That's Entertainment" by Morrissey was playing on my computer. It is also common to see otherwise typically masculine "straight" Mexican-American guys with "MORRISSEY" stickers actually on the paint of their cars.

I like some of his solo music and with the Smiths, but he's hard to take in long doses.

Anyone Morrissey fans have any idea why he's so popular down South?

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by Anonymousreply 5912/04/2018

That's Entertainment

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by Anonymousreply 110/28/2017

I went to school with a lot of Mexican-American guys, and this is true.

The greaser look was pretty in during my HS years, too ('98-02).

by Anonymousreply 210/28/2017

Absolutely true. Not only for Mexican Americans but those still in Mexico. It can't just be because of the song.

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by Anonymousreply 310/28/2017

I think it's because he's a crooner.

by Anonymousreply 410/28/2017

I like his music with the Smiths better than his solo stuff.

by Anonymousreply 510/28/2017

Maybe because Morrissey is sort of a throwback to the James Dean era of Americana, when men wore a lot of Pomade and pompadours.

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2017

From what I've heard Morrissey seems to fancy young Mexican boys, and judging by his quick defense of Kevin Spacey I'm sure some of them have been underage. That being said, I would love to see Morrissey taken down and slammed by the media in the same way. I can't stand his moany, sullen self-righteousness.

by Anonymousreply 712/26/2017

I think that's why he spends a lot of time in LA.

by Anonymousreply 812/29/2017

Ew, leave Morrissey alone, reply 7!

by Anonymousreply 912/29/2017

I'm not the hugest Morrissey fan, but I have a lot of respect for him for being so outspoken on animal rights and making "meat is murder' a well-known phrase.

by Anonymousreply 1012/29/2017

Haters gonna hate. The Smiths are amazing.

by Anonymousreply 1112/29/2017

[quote]masculine "straight" Mexican-American guys with "MORRISSEY" stickers actually on the paint of their cars.

masculine "straight" Mexicans? lol

There is a reason why the Spaniards coined their men "mechanical bulls," and it was not because of Mexico's recent ban on bullfighting.

Basically every other Latino has taken a turn...

by Anonymousreply 1212/29/2017

Latin Americans AND angry, straight white my brother.

Funny-Morrissey the long-time celibate (errmm..) that most people would consider gay even if he was discovered in the sack with the First Lady. Someone both groups would have delighted in tormenting half to death.

I think both groups are conflicted..

by Anonymousreply 1312/29/2017

He’s brilliant. Viva Moz!

by Anonymousreply 1412/29/2017

"Lost" is a good song that doesn't get much airplay

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by Anonymousreply 1512/31/2017

R12 every other is still a lot that haven't.

by Anonymousreply 1612/31/2017

They probably haven’t heard him speak at length and don’t realise what a pretentious wanker he is.

by Anonymousreply 1712/31/2017

I remember the first Coachella (1999!), where Morrissey played, and all his fans were Latino. It was a puzzlement. They were all dressed like the 50's/60's went through a goth phase.

by Anonymousreply 1812/31/2017

[quote]From what I've heard Morrissey seems to fancy young Mexican boys

Sure you heard that. Was it from your relative who works in Hollywood and always calls Steven Spielberg a perv every time you mention him but never tells why?

by Anonymousreply 1912/31/2017

R7? How are you “sure some of them have been underage”?

Why in the world do you think it’s okay to just randomly accuse someone you don’t even fucking know of fucking minors?!

Just say you don’t like him. Jesus fucking Christ.

by Anonymousreply 2012/31/2017

[quote]Just say you don’t like him. Jesus fucking Christ.

r20 This is DL. It says "pointless bitchery" in the home page, therefore it's OK to defame all gay celebrities as pedophiles.

Not that I agree with it, but that's how DL rols.

by Anonymousreply 2112/31/2017

* rolls

by Anonymousreply 2212/31/2017

So what ?

by Anonymousreply 2312/31/2017

The 80s came late to Mexico. There are several 80s bands that have only become big down there since 2000ish. I don’t know why, but it’s the new Japan.

by Anonymousreply 2412/31/2017

When he plays the Hollywood Bowl about 50% of the audience is Latino.

by Anonymousreply 2512/31/2017

Latino men take pride in their hair which is why they respond to Tony Manero and Saturday Night Fever and Morrissey back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 2601/01/2018

So, you guys are saying, that because Morrissey wore a Pompadour almost thirty years ago,that Latinos continue to buy his concert tickets & music?

Maybe they just like his music?

I do.

They happen to love the Pet Shop Boys as well.

by Anonymousreply 2701/02/2018

Oh fank you for explaining that R21.

by Anonymousreply 2801/02/2018

He's got a lot of great singles but he is hard to take in large doses

by Anonymousreply 2901/02/2018

R29 I agree. Nobody has also ever had the heart to tell Morrisey he is nowhere near as famous as he believes himself to be.

by Anonymousreply 3001/02/2018

I always assume a macho Latino guy who's really into Morrissey has sucked dick at least once.

by Anonymousreply 3101/05/2018

Cholo fanbase in tatters

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by Anonymousreply 3211/09/2018

When I lived in LA the Mexicans and Mexican Americans were crazy for him and The Smith's. There were night at certain bars just dedicated to that era of music. They had the look down and everything. Very interesting. Lucky for me, a lot of those guys were bi... :)

by Anonymousreply 3311/09/2018

Never cared for his effete and mopey style. His music doesn't rock.

I have "Shoplifters of the World Unite" and "Sheila Take A Bow" on my Alternapop '80s playlist because he was significant back then.

My favorite song is "Cemetery Gates," which I have on my Halloween playlist. It's a pleasant song that makes a nice, tonal reprieve from all the gloom and heavy metal songs on that playlist.

But overall, Morrissey Rides a Cockhorse.

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by Anonymousreply 3411/09/2018

There was a really good documentary on this topic about 10 to 15 years ago. Can't recall the name.

by Anonymousreply 3511/09/2018

r20 The same way many straight men are called gay on this site. Your only evidence? That you fancy them.

by Anonymousreply 3611/09/2018

Because they are legs-up bottoms and Morrissey appeals to that demographic

by Anonymousreply 3711/09/2018

All of these Latino men want to fellate Morrissey

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by Anonymousreply 3811/09/2018

When travelling in Brazil, I bought a ticket to see him perform from a scalper in Rio. The crowd loved him, and I assume he felt the love because there were no tantrums or flounce offs from Moz.

by Anonymousreply 3911/09/2018

I've observed a lot of polished Latinos at Depeche Mode shows too.

by Anonymousreply 4011/09/2018

"[R20] The same way many straight men are called gay on this site. Your only evidence? That you fancy them."

This sounds like Vegas Maid logic. You know answering a question with a stupid irrelevant false equivalency.

And this really is her brain operating at optimum capacity.

But then, this is a woman of advanced middle age who voluntarily posts creepy photos of herself sitting on a mall Santa's lap and somehow that's proof that she's a young gamine of a starlet.

Optimum capacity.

by Anonymousreply 4111/09/2018

Catholic Irish are similar to Catholic Mexicans.

by Anonymousreply 4211/09/2018

R34, what other bands do you like?

Mexicans and South Americans really love their rock music, more than North Americans do at the moment, I would say. They really like The Breeders, too, for some reason, and in fact both bands share a bassist now: Mando Lopez, who was in the legendary hardcore punk band Fear, played bass in The Breeders from 2001-2010. He’s now the bass player in Morrissey’s band. And yes, he’s Mexican-American.

by Anonymousreply 4311/09/2018

When Morrissey is touring South America, he can just look into the audience and take his pick of any guy that he wants to have his way with, even the "straight" ones. And the guy he chooses is the one who feels like he won the prize.

by Anonymousreply 4411/09/2018

Straight people love it when their gay artists tell them about the sickness and misery of being a homosexualist,

by Anonymousreply 4511/09/2018

Latinos are generally receptive

by Anonymousreply 4611/14/2018

I actually know the answer to this. It's that his lyrics describe someone living on the outside of what life is supposed to be, but never really being able to feel it himself. It's the same reason he and his music became so popular with gay men, and other assorted people to begin with. His lyrics almost never reveal any sexuality. Just a sense of malaise about his existence. The fact that he is able to express those feelings with musical and lyrical artistry, and also happens to be an exceptionally handsome man, creates someone who others enjoy seeing and listening to.

Saw him in concert maybe six years ago, and yes, there were a number of Latinos. He ripped his shirt off, and threw it into the audience. A melee ensued. I stood back, but was eventually given a scrap of the shirt. It had a really rich woodsy cologne scent that was quite nice.

This is the only song I can think of that comes close to identifying himself as gay, but even this isn't completely clear if you aren't gay.

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by Anonymousreply 4711/14/2018

Saw Morrisey at The Palladium some years ago. It was like seeing Judy at Carnegie Hall. The adulation. The crowd being a lot of males dressed in black jeans, long sleeved black shirts or black t shirts. It was touching yet bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 4811/14/2018

[quote]Saw him in concert maybe six years ago, and yes, there were a number of Latinos. He ripped his shirt off, and threw it into the audience. A melee ensued. I stood back, but was eventually given a scrap of the shirt. It had a really rich woodsy cologne scent that was quite nice.

He wears Avignon by Commes des Garçons. It is basically identical to the incense used in Catholic Church, with a touch of musk and wood (heh), so I would advise lapsed and former Cathlolics to tread carefully hence you get an olfactory flashback to nuns beating the shit out of you at school.

As for Morrissey wearing it - you can take the boy out of the Catholic Church, but you can't take the Catholic out of the boy.

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by Anonymousreply 4911/15/2018

^^Thank you. I didn't know what it was.

by Anonymousreply 5011/15/2018

I read an article a few years ago and the author said Morrissey's music was very similar to tradition Mexican music and that's why it appealed to Mexicans. I guess part of it was the way he tells a story in his music.

by Anonymousreply 5111/15/2018

Latinos are crazy for the dick

by Anonymousreply 5211/16/2018

Are most Latinos gay? Or is it just Los Angeles that makes hem gay?

by Anonymousreply 5311/16/2018

Well said R47.

I love him. He’s brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 5411/17/2018

Love this. His voice is perfect on it.

“Lonely heart, lonely heart...”

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by Anonymousreply 5511/17/2018

Mexicans Love Morrissey

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by Anonymousreply 5612/04/2018

Mexrrissey - Mexico Goes Morrissey

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by Anonymousreply 5712/04/2018

Trudging slowly over wet sand....back to the bench where your clothes were stolen.....(deep sigh)

by Anonymousreply 5812/04/2018

Morrissey and Chrissie Hynde must have bonded over their hatred of meat.

by Anonymousreply 5912/04/2018
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