Originally released in 1996, Colossal Head continues to represent the most adventurous time in the musical life of Los Lobos. Leaving their La Bamba days behind, the band still holds on to their traditional rock and blues roots with Colossal Head, experimenting with the rhythms and sounds of jazz, funk and lo-fi and seamlessly melding their classic sound with their new influences. I think that we are the sole purveyors of what we do, says the bands Steve Berlin. I dont think that there is anyone else out there who sounds like us. Im very proud of that.
According to The New York Times, The songs are about love and death, mobility and loyalty; mostly, however, they're about the way a groove can be both jubilant and ominous. Recorded from start to finish in less than 6 weeks, the album leaves little room for wasted space, with each track as raw and smart as the next. We had to boil everything down to its essence and that makes makes everything more experimental," says Berlin. "Thats what keeps it exciting.
"The songs are about love and death, mobility and loyalty; mostly, however, they're about the way a groove can be both jubilant and ominous." -The New York Times
"Not only have they mastered their influences, they have fully assimilated them into their sound, creating their own, unique music. And that's far more interesting than simply regurgitating the same blues, rock, Mexican, and country licks." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
2. Mas y Mas
4. Everybody Loves a Train
5. Can't Stop the Rain
6. Life Is Good
1. Little Japan
2. Manny's Bones
3. Colossal Head
4. This Bird's Gonna Fly
5. Buddy Ebsen Loves the Night Time