Kiko (album)

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Kiko
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Studio album by Los Lobos
Released May 26, 1992
Recorded Sound Factory West Studio
Genre Chicano rock, Roots rock, Tex-Mex, Americana, Psychedelic rock
Length 52:29
Label Slash Records, WB Records
Producer Mitchell Froom, Los Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
The Neighborhood
(1990)The Neighborhood1990
Kiko
(1992)
Just Another Band From East L.A. - A Collection
(1993)Just Another Band From East L.A. - A Collection1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[4]
Orlando Sentinel 5/5 stars[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[8]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 8/10[9]

Kiko is the ninth album by the Mexican American rock group Los Lobos. A year later, Los Lobos performed a spoof of their song "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" known as "Elmo and the Lavender Moon" on the PBS series Sesame Street.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez except where noted.

  1. "Dream In Blue" – 3:34
  2. "Wake Up Dolores" – 2:55
  3. "Angels with Dirty Faces" – 4:02
  4. "That Train Don't Stop Here" (Cesar Rosas, Leroy Preston) – 3:52
  5. "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" – 3:35
  6. "Saint Behind The Glass" – 3:17
  7. "Reva's House" – 3:04
  8. "When the Circus Comes" – 3:16
  9. "Arizona Skies" – 2:45
  10. "Short Side of Nothing" – 2:57
  11. "Two Janes" – 3:53
  12. "Wicked Rain" (Cesar Rosas) – 3:04
  13. "Whiskey Trail" – 2:41
  14. "Just a Man" – 3:40
  15. "Peace" – 3:55
  16. "Rio de Tenampa" – 1:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Berlin - tenor, baritone, and soprano sax, flute, melodica, harmonica, organ, piano, synthesizer, percussion
  • David Hidalgo - guitars, accordion, violin, banjo, piano, percussion, vocals
  • Conrad Lozano - Fender 5-string jazz bass and 4-string precision bass, Godin fretless bass, guitarron, background vocals
  • Louie Pérez - drums, vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Cesar Rosas - electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Pete Thomas - drums
  • Victor Bisetti - drums (15, 16), percussion
  • Fermin Herrera - Veracruz harp (6)
  • Alex Acuña - percussion
  • Gary Mallaber - drums (2)
  • Mitchell Froom and his House of Keyboards La Chilapeña brass band

Billboard charts[edit]

Chart Peak
The Billboard 200 143

20th Anniversary Edition[edit]

In 2012 Shout! Factory released a 20th Anniversary Edition of the album complete with 5 bonus tracks. Along with the re-issue, a full length concert recorded in 2006 at the House of Blues, San Diego titled Kiko Live was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and CD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Kiko – Los Lobos". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (June 12, 1992). "Kiko". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ Boehm, Mike (May 24, 1992). "Los Lobos' Long, Troubled Dream". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  5. ^ Gettelman, Parry (June 5, 1992). "Los Lobos". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Los Lobos: Kiko". Q (69): 96. June 1992. 
  7. ^ Okamoto, David (June 25, 1992). "Kiko". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ Considine, J. D. (2004). "Los Lobos". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 495–96. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  9. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 

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