Singled Out: Mariachi El Bronx's Revolution Girls
As a native Californian, I look back very fondly on the first time I crossed into Mexico and walked down Revolution Blvd (the main drag in Tijuana, Mexico). Its a right of passage, a shock to the senses.. Music blaring from all angles as drug dealers, prostitutes, terrified tourists, confused kids and desperate drunks melt under the Mexico sun.
Federales keep a watchful eye with fully loaded assault rifles and donkeys spray-painted like zebras pose for photographs. It is truly a magical place. The song "revolution Girls" is a celebration of the "special" type of love that exists in this Mexican Graceland. The story of a boy falling in love with a beautiful Hispanic prostitute. In one fowl swoop his naive lust takes him down a road from which he will never return. Not that he would ever want to.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album