By now, it is no secret that Mexicans love Morrissey.“Moz,” as the former Smiths frontman is known by the devout, has inspired legions of Mexican and Mexican American fans with his immigrant story (he is the British son of Irish Catholic parents), his righteous 1950s greaser look and his moody lyrics about love and death and the moral perils of eating animals.
Around Los Angeles, this has inspired Morrissey karaoke nights (a.k.a.
“The Boy With the Thorn in His Side” is infused with a cumbia feel while “Panic” gets a dose of oompa norteño sounds.
“International Playboy” — rebranded “International Playgirl,” because it is sung by Bastida — has a Herb Alpert/Ray Barreto feel, with a dash of punk in the chorus.
Cancer is the second cause of death in Mexico, most cases are detected at advanced stages and the use of chemotherapy is frequent.