Morrissey fan base 2.0: This Charming Hombre
By barton808 on Apr 26, 2007
Steven Patrick Morrissey, former Smiths front man, is currently touring the states and will be coming to play Austin next month. I was listening to a local morning show talking about the event and what I learned was that this former Mancunian now lives in sunny L.A. More interestingly, I learned that in the mid 90s, when Morrissey's career was at all time low, his popularity began growing with the local Latino population. In East L.A. there were Smiths and Morrissey-themed club nights as well as a very popular Latino Smiths cover band, the Sweet and Tender Hooligans.
Turns out in fact that it was this new fan base that helped re-kick start Morrissey's career. At a concert in Santa Barbara in 2002 he told a predominantly Latino crowd, "I just want you to know that without you folks I would be well and truly screwed." If you want to learn more about this phenomenon check out the Guardian article or the documentary "Is it Really So Strange?"
Pau for now...