Los Lobos Honored Josh Fischel By Playing “Kiko” At Music Tastes Good [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: LOS LOBOS @ MUSIC TASTES GOOD 10/1/17
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Long Beach, CA- Most people would automatically associate Los Lobos as the band that covered “La Bamba” for the 1987 motion picture of the same name. Josh Fischel was not most people.
Apparently, Josh had a fondness for Los Lobos and their critically acclaimed album “Kiko”. He, like many critics, saw past the ubiquitous cover, and appreciated the unrivaled roots rock that Los Lobos put on wax, and Music Tastes Good and Los Lobos offered a rocking remembrance to the festival’s creator by playing a set consisting solely of selections from his favorite Los Lobos album.
“Kiko” is an emotionally charged album that draws from the wide cultural influences that the band was collectively living. Seamlessly incorporating elements of rock, country and blues and intertwining stories and themes derived from religion and their own cultural heritages, the music from this album is perhaps Los Lobos’ finest artistic work.
And they performed the music from this album with such a passion and intent that it could be felt in the audience. It was roots rock and its finest as only masters could play. No doubt, Josh would have loved it.
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— Derrick K. Lee (@methodman13) October 19, 2017