ONE OF THE MORE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT MORRISSEY IN RECENT YEARS HAS BEEN HIS STATUS AS AN ICON IN SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE GROWTH OF HIS DEVOTED LATINO FANBASE. A COLLECTIVE COMPRISED OF MUSICIANS FROM SEVERAL TOP MEXICAN BANDS HAVE BEEN DRAWN TOGETHER BY A COMMON THREAD – MEXRISSEY ARE A SUPERGROUP RENOWNED FOR THEIR DISTINCTIVE RENDITIONS OF SONGS BY MORRISSEY AND THE SMITHS.
The band’s forthcoming album NO MANCHESTER (out in March) precedes time in the UK, including a show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in London. The single INTERNATIONAL PLAYGIRL is the first taster of the album, and it reworks Morrissey’s own 1989 single THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS. In this new edition of The Mouthcast (which was recorded during a telephone call between the UK and Mexico City) the driving force behind Mexrissey – Camilo Lara – discusses how the collective came together. He also talks about his first memory of hearing The Smiths, and muses on what the connection between this emotional and melodramatic music from the North of England and Brazilian culture might be…
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