The answer is that their parents and grandparents grew up with excellent local break up ballads, and passed down the love of that music to their kids, and they slightly rebelled by getting their fix from Moz instead...
These are a couple of examples of that excellent east LA 60s sound. And all three of these songs are true classics, I really mean that, you just haven't heard them yet. Enjoy!
that interests me more, because to be honest, Morrissey has long had an "L.A. vibe" about him and since L.A. is mostly?(or at least a lot) inhabited by Mexican-Americans, I just always figured it was one of th L.A. things without analyzing it too muchI know it's always the LA fans getting mentioned but I find it interesting that even in south Texas there's a pretty sizable following of moz fans.
Robby, as usual, is right. At Morrissey's second solo gig in the U.S.A. http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/live/moz-g910601.htm - at the Pacific Amphitheater in 1991, half the people in line were Mexican-American and we (non Mexican-Americans) never even thought twice about it.
Do you ever actually read back what you post here? You sound insane. Not good Morrissey-insane, but bad insane.
I'm sure David T was there too.
I wasn't the only kid from El Modena High School in that line. But I was the only kid wearing lots of sunscreen. (I probably bumped into Robby that long ago? Bizarre. )
Thee Midniters ftw!
Awesome, like CP you have pics!! We should go back and look at that TV special and see if we can spot ourselves in line...pretty sure they showed some of the line...not all 18,000 of us...I have not watched the footage in 20 years.
The 18000 tickets for this concert were sold out in only one hour. Soundchecks of "Sing Your Life" and "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends" filmed before this concert were shown on MTV a week later along with interviews of the band members.
This concert and the pre-concert activities outside were taped by Tim Broad to be shown on MTV, but at this point in time, only "Will Never Marry", "Sing Your Life" and "Mute Witness" were shown on ABC's "In Concert '91".