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|Song by Minutemen from the album Double Nickels on the Dime|
|Format||LP, cassette, CD and digital download|
|Recorded||November 1983/April 1984|
The song was inspired by a day trip the band members (Boon, bassist Mike Watt, and drummer George Hurley) had taken to Mexico on the Fourth of July, 1982. (The same trip also inspired the Mike Watt composition "I Felt Like A Gringo" on Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat.) Moved by some of the more downtrodden elements of the area that he had seen, Boon set about writing a song in sympathy with the people of Mexico.
The title comes from the beer of the same name.
An early version of the song, as performed by the band on a live video shot by Flipside magazine in 1983, for some reason has the deposit on the bottle being ten cents, not five.
A solo version of the song by D. Boon can be heard on the CD D. Boon and Friends, released in 2003.
The indie rock band Calexico covered "Corona," with mariachi horns, on their 2004 EP Convict Pool. The song has also been covered by the Yonder Mountain String Band and is featured on their live album Mountain Tracks: Volume 4.