Los Lobos Revisit Kiko at Grammy Museum; Release Kiko Live and Kiko 20th Anniv Edition
PHOTO: Los Lobos w/Mariachi band, GRAMMY Museum, August 21, 2012. Credit: WireImage.com / M. Sullivan
On August 21, Los Lobos returned to LA to performed the seminal album Kiko at the Grammy Museum in DTLA. The event was a celebration of their upcoming 40th anniversary as a band, as well as the night-of-show official releases of both Kiko Live (an excellent 2006 San Diego performance of the album, now available on CD and DVD) and the Kiko 20th Anniversary Edition, both available now on Shout! Factory. Needless to say fans of both the band and the album should be elated. Take it away, press release:
Hailed as their career-defining album, Kiko was a critical darling, and nominated for multiple Grammys. Kiko 20th Anniversary Edition is an expanded reissue which includes previously unreleased tracks. Kiko Live is a previously unreleased performance of the album in full, as well as interviews with the band and others involved in the making of the studio album, and will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray. Los Lobos will be on the road this fall with Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
Prior to the show David Hidalgo warned the gathering that a few problem children on the album would be skipped; in the end, only “Reva’s House,” “Arizona Skies” and “Two Janes” were sacrificed. Being no stranger to this band’s live show and repertoire, I was in the zone as soon as the bass started shuffling and David reached up for those first guitar notes leading off “Dream in Blue”. And, as has happened many times before while listening to the verysame album, the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end more than once during the hour that followed. The Lobos closed the proceedings with a full Maraichi performance of “Rio De Tanapa.”
The band will play the full album a few more times this fall before embarking on the aforementioned tour with Neil Young & Crazy Horse.