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7 Morrissey Covers That’ll Make Every Day Feel Like Sunday

When you’re in the mood for a little melancholy, there’s nothing better than Morrissey (or The Smiths). If you’ve worn out the grooves on your vinyl or the MP3s have dropouts, there’s a chance you might like a new take on your favorite track. Here are seven change-of-pace covers that stay true to the Moz.

1. “Let Me Kiss You” Carla Morrison

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Original version: Morrissey

Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison has a refreshing take on this 2004 Morrissey track from the album “You Are The Quarry.” Morrison’s breathy, wistful vocals are the focal point of the stripped down acoustic track.

2. “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” At The Drive-In

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Original version: The Smiths

El Paso outfit At The Drive-In were known for their powerful, frenetic style, but this Smiths cover showed they were at ease with slowing things down. Vocalist Cedric Bixler may lack technique but he makes up for that with emotion.

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3. “Every Day Is Like Sunday” Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan

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Original version: Morrissey

Morrissey’s popularity with Latinos, especially in Los Angeles, may stem from his lyrics about alienation and loss that resonate with the children of immigrants. If you ever wondered what Morrissey would sound like with a mariachi, this cover of “Every Day Is Like Sunday” is for you.

4. “Rubber Ring” Girl In A Coma

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Original version: The Smiths

The San Antonio rock trio kept the original spirit of The Smiths song “Girlfriend In a Coma” and made it their own. Nina Diaz’s sultry vocals give “Rubber Ring” a warmth that may thaw even the coldest of cold-hearted Morrissey fans.

5. “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” Twin Shadow

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Original version: The Smiths

Dominican-born Twin Shadow gets a little help from Samantha Urbani in this chilled out, synth-laden cover. Known for his retro sensibilities, Twin Shadow provides the perfect soundtrack for a late-night drive that lasts until the sun rises.

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6. “Jack The Ripper” Colin Meloy

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Original version: Morrissey

Like Carla Morrison, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists skips the melodrama and sticks to what works: subdued vocals and acoustic guitar.

7. “Esta Luz Nunca Se Apagará” Mikel Erentxun

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Original version: The Smiths “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

Mikel Erentxun’s 1992 cover is a straight-up copy, translated to Spanish, but it works. For clubs that play “Rock en Español,” this is the fuckin’ closer at last call. Erentxun, previously known for his work with Duncan Dhu, also released a cover of Morrissey’s “Everyday Is Like Sunday” in 1998, titled “Todo Es Igual Siempre.”

Crazy Things Your Mom Will Do Because It's Holy Week

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Crazy Things Your Mom Will Do Because It’s Holy Week

Holy Week is here and if your mom has been on your case these past six weeks for eating meat on Fridays and not giving anything up for lent, brace yourself because requests/nags will multiply this week. She can only push you so far, but to secure her place in Heaven she will do all of this during Semana Santa

Decorate the House with Leftover Palms from Palm Sunday

 

#palmcrosses #palmsunday #springbreak #project #easter #timeonmyhands #learnsomethingnew

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You know you’ll find those babies on headboards, pinned into your mirror and on the fridge. Just for a little extra blessings.

Ban You From Watching TV

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Because apparently the Bible can be just as exciting as GOT…

…And All Music is Prohibited

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Except for Pslams.

Cook Dozens and Dozens of Chiles Rellenos

 

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Literally you will eat your weight in chiles rellenos this year.

Drag You with Her to Watch a Play at Church

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Nothing happier than watching the crucifixion being reenacted by 9 year olds guys.

Make You Beg for Forgiveness by Sending You to Confession on Tuesday

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Which TBH you know ya need after your friday night.

…And Send You to Church Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday

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Don’t worry. Monday and Tuesday are for praying at home.

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Have You Wash Her Feet on Holy Thursday

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LOL and watch her skip the pedicure she usually gets on Saturdays.

Turn Family Movie Night into a Viewing Party for Mel Gibson’s Scary The Passion of the Christ

#palmSunday #helper #willcome #Jesus #truth #God #goodness #empathy #forgiveness #fightforwhatyoulove #love #not perfect #human #divine #passionofthechrist #bravery #courage #christianity #knightstemplar #cross #sins #burdens #hollywood #melgibson #director #storyteller #movie #message A photo posted by Wanda Halldorson (@wanda99999) on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:14am PDT

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Here’s to that year you campaigned to screen The Prince of Egypt…

Feed You Capirotada Until You’re Nauseous

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And dreaming about them all night.

Make Your Family Wear Matching Outfits on Easter Sunday

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Because nothing shows Jesus you love him like wearing a plaid skirt to match your sisters.

READ: 13 Photos of Capirotada That’ll Get You Ready for Semana Santa

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