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Music Review: Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?

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Like a ballroom orchestra high on amphetamines, the Los Angeles-based Chicano band Los Lobos conjures up contradictory, even comic, images when it is performing its frantic norteño music--an infectious hybrid of Mexican dance and German polka styles. How Will the Wolf Survive? , the quintet's refreshing debut album, opens with blistering rockabilly, and Cesar Rosas' gravelly vocals on "Don't Worry, Baby," and switches to a sweet country ballad in "A Matter of Time." On the carnival romp of "Corrida #1," David Hidalgo's speedy manipulation of his button accordion produces a euphoric, yodelling effect. Add some full-blooded rock 'n' roll in the style of Bo Diddley, one traditional Mexican...
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Los Lobos - Kiko

Los Lobos may always be identified with “La Bamba,” but the Latino rock band boasts a diverse catalogue. This anniversary edition of its 1992 masterpiece runs from the blues of “The Train Don’t Stop Here” and the Tex-Mex instrumental “Arizona Skies” to the inspired cabaret jazz of “Kiko and the Lavender Moon.”
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