Los Lobos is five guys who grew up together in East L.A.: David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Louie Perez, and Steve Berlin. All of their records are excellent and critically acclaimed, though they do not usually sell in gigantic amounts. They mix together blues, rock and roll, soul and Mexican music in continously creative ways, getting more and more experimental as they go. They seem to stay very busy with lots of interesting side projects going on. These guys are very special - to me they seem holy. They are one of the all-time greatest American rock and roll bands.
Their new record, This Time, is great - I've been playing it over and over. It is complex and experimental, as expected, but also seems to be a return to basics with lots of infectious rock and roll dance music.
For more info, start with the awesome Krazyfish site.
Los Lobos Links:
Krazyfish's Los Lobos News and Links
Warner Brothers Biography iMusic Soul Disguise
Hollywood Records Latin Playboys - Atlantic Records AllMusic Guide
...And A Time To Dance (EP) - 1983
How Will the Wolf Survive? - 1984
By the Light of the Moon - 1987
La Pistola Y El Corazon - 1988 - acoustic instruments, sung in spanish
The Neighborhood - 1990
Kiko - 1992
Just Another Band From East L.A. - 1993 double CD anthology
Colossal Head - 1996
This Time - July 1999
Latin Playboys: (David Hidalgo and Louie Perez with Mitchel Froom and Tchad Blake)
Latin Playboys - 1994
Dose - 1999
Soul Disguise - 1999 - EXCELLENT record.
Los Super Seven:
(Hidalgo and Rosas with Freddie Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Rick Trevino)
Los Super Seven
Hound Dog: (David Hidalgo and Mike Halby)
Hound Dog - 1999
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