Los Lobos

Los Lobos ( The Wolves dt ) was founded in 1973 in Los Angeles by David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano and Cesar Rosas as " Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles ". In 1974, the Si Se Puede debut album on the market. As part of the Stray Cats put Los Lobos, as they are now called, their acoustic instruments to the side and joined with the help of electric guitar elements of rock, pop and Latin music. In 1978, the album Just Another Band from East LA.

The '83 album ... And a Time to Dance produced T- Bone Burnett and Steve Berlin, who joined the band in 1984. The album was listening to a mix of swing, blues and folk.

With the album How Will the Wolf Survive? (1985) and the title song came Los Lobos for the first time in the higher regions of the charts. The plate was praised by critics. In early 1987, appeared By the Light of the Moon, which was praised as their best album to date. On the album Los Lobos joined Latin American instruments with traditional rock'n'roll.

In 1987, with La Bamba her biggest hit single. He achieved both in U.S. and UK # 1 on the charts. In Switzerland, the song was the very top of the charts in Austria, 3 in Germany had appeared on the soundtrack of the film La Bamba on 7 The song, which tells about the life of Ritchie Valens. Even with another Valens Cover from the film, Come On Let's Go, they reached again the international charts. In the 88s album La Pistola y el Corazon could hear many North American and Mexican folk songs. 1989 Los Lobos put a pause.

In the album The Neighbourhood Levon Helm and John Hiatt participated. 1991 were represented on the Grateful Dead tribute album Deadicated Los Lobos with a song ( Bertha ). 1992 Kiko was published, which again provided a strong Latin Rock and is considered one of the best albums of the band. In the 1990s they were involved in various soundtracks and tribute albums for Richard Thompson and Buddy Holly. David Hidalgo and Louie Perez released songs under the name Latin Playboys and Hounddog. 1995 Los Lobos took along with Lalo Guerrero Children's concept album Papa 's Dream on. In 1996 Collossal Head on the market, which sounded loud criticism for a cheap ZZ Top imitation.

After yet published the albums This Time (1999 ), El cancionero mas y mas ( 4 CDs; 2000), Good Morning Aztlán (2002), The Ride (2004) and the DVD Live at the Fillmore ( 2004).

In 2011 she contributed three songs for the soundtrack of the animated film Rango. In June 2013 Los Lobos went as support band with Neil Young on tour in Germany.


  • And ... a Time to Dance, 1983
  • How Will the Wolf Survive? , 1984
  • La Bamba (Original Soundtrack ), 1987
  • By the Light of the Moon, 1987
  • La Pistola y el Corazon, 1988
  • The Neighborhood, 1990
  • Kiko, 1992
  • Music for Papa 's Dream, 1995
  • Colossal Head, 1996
  • This Time, 1999
  • Del este de Los Angeles ( Just Another Band from East LA ), 2000
  • Good Morning Aztlan, 2002
  • The Ride, 2004
  • Ride This ( The Covers EP ), 2004
  • Acoustic en vivo, 2005
  • The Town and the City, 2006
  • Los Lobos Goes Disney, 2009
  • Tin Can Trust, 2010
  • Rock band
  • American band