Los Lobos - Colossal Head

Los Lobos
Colossal Head

(Warner Bros.)

First Appeared at The Music Box, February 1997, Volume 4, #2

Written by John Metzger>


Los Lobos' latest studio album Colossal Head doesn't come close to capturing the energy of the band's concerts, and coming in the wake of its masterpiece Kiko, it also a bit of a letdown. Even so, it does provide a glimpse at the ensemble's stylistic range. From the pounding Mas Y Mas to the funky Revolution to the mariachi-band Maricela, Colossal Head covers a lot of territory. Little Feat fans should love Everybody Loves a Train and Manny's Bones, while This Bird's Gonna Fly conjures up images of John Lennon's early '70s performances with the Plastic Ono Band. starstarstar


Of Further Interest...

The Band - High on the Hog

Calexico - Garden Ruin

Chuck Prophet - Age of Miracles


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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!


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