“How an ordinary Asian fell in love with The Smiths”

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You may not expect much from a write-up about The Smiths’ new collected box set, Complete, but that’s about to change. In a phenomenal piece on the relationship between racial (in particular Asian) otherness and the UK band’s music, Sukhdev Sandhu explains how Morrissey’s “lyrics and persona mapped out a structure of feeling that spoke to my own floundering selfhood.”

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One Response to ““How an ordinary Asian fell in love with The Smiths””

  1. SrLansky
    at 4:04 am on December 22, 2011

    Chuck Klosterman did a piece for Spin a few years ago titled “Viva Morrissey!” about his populartity between LA latinos.

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