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Los Lobos — Wicked Rain
Album: Kiko
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Released: 1992
Length: 2:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Rain, rain, rain, a wicked rain
Falling from the sky
Down, down, down, pouring down
Upon the night
Well there's just one chance in a million
That someday we'll make it out alive

Rain, rain, rain, an evil rain
Falling all the time
Sun, sun, sun
Sun don't ever want to shine
Well there'll be no light in the morning
Till some peace at last we find

Like travellers in the darkness
Can't see our way
Trying hard to make it through
Another day

Father, father, father
Why do you let your sons go astray
Brother, brother, brother
Why must we go on this way
There's a storm off in the distance
And it looks like it's here to stay

Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain
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 NeilBlanchard wrote:
Kiko was an adjustment when it came out - and I now think it is their masterpiece!
 
I agree, but Tin Can Trust and Good Morning Aztlan are right up there in contention.  Also "This Time" has some really interesting stuff on it.  "The Town and the City".....Well I guess I will stop there
 rascal wrote:

zactamundo!  great bassline
 
drums are sick too
There is something in the vocals reminding me of The The.
You may want to check out medley of "Wicked Rain / Across 110th Street" that they did on their album "The Ride" with Bobby Womack as guest lead vocals.
i Fu**' in L.O.V.E. it !!!!!
Bad a— album 

I crank this all the time and ask my friends to guess what band and all I get is blank looks.  {#Roflol}
Kiko was an adjustment when it came out - and I now think it is their masterpiece!
brings to mind an old favorite, Rain Rain Rain by the Sir Douglas Quintet  1966
I haven't heard this before either- very enjoyable.
wow. first time I've heard this tune.  superb....  these guys can do no wrong!
The supernatural imagery in the title track is superb.
This is great.  I thought it was the Arctic Monkeys for a little bit.
Vintage Cesar Rojas—gutbucket rock'n'roller who apologizes for nothing. Nada.
{#Heartkiss}  Love this album a lot; I think it's a favourite of Bill's to.
Amazing song from one of the best albums of all time. I can't believe it's been 20 years since this came out. Rock on Los Lobos!
 grant wrote:
This song rocks so hard - got the headphones on and the volume way up.
 
zactamundo!  great bassline
 Jelani wrote:
Do they have a song called "Wicked Snow"? 
 
Hoping that will be in the future - we all could probably relate to the subject. Right now, it's 89 degrees, and no relief in sight here, but I'd love to hear a "snow" song...

Do they have a song called "Wicked Snow"? 
Haha, good choice, Bill! It's rainin' WICKED in LA tonight...
Los Lobos continues to demonstrate their versatility - this is different from some of the stuff I've heard them do, and it's definitely a departure from "Will The Wolf Survive?"  I really love their music. {#Bounce}
My kids were 10 and 8 and listened to the CD nonstop.  I found out Los Lobos will be coming to a music festival our town has each year.  I'm pumped.  The kids, who are now in their twenties, will be in town for that one ;^)
Very nice!!
Nice. And just as the rain starts falling in Alice Springs for the first time in months...
Just turned up the subwoofer.  Their best album.
The bassline sure sounds like "Smooth Criminal" to me. Inspiration, mayhaps?
w-i-c-k-e-d {#Cool}
I said it on another thread, but another thanks to RP for making me pay attention to these guys. Great stuff!!
{#Bananajam}
grant wrote:
This song rocks so hard - got the headphones on and the volume way up.
Yes! Spotlessly clean stuff!! :music: :music: :music:
This song rocks so hard - got the headphones on and the volume way up.
I have Kiko and, although none of the songs contain my favorite elements of music, the album is so good and so unique all the way through that I recommend it to all my friends.
Gregorama wrote:
Yes, that's perhaps my favorite, although I haven't heard the latest two they've put out.
This is still my favorite Los Lobos album.
one of the more under-rated bands i know of. i especially love this album and this song in particular.
OK Bill, We know you love Los Lobos... give 'em a rest.
Belize??!!! Los Lobos is an accomplished genre-bending band that does Latino roots music as good as anyone, but to me they are emphatically Borderlands and el Norte de Mexico. I don't see how you get Central America from this or other of their songs. In my travels around southern Mexico and Centroamerica I usually get a mishmash of cumbia, musica tropical, trovas, the usual salsa and merengue borrowed from el Caribe, and of course the everpresent Latinpop. Shoot, Belize has more musical connections with reggae and Jamaican dancehall than it does with the rest of centroamerica. Maybe I am taking you too literally. But I do think its important to get our words and imagery right with what other places are really like. At any rate, LL is one damn good band. pianocomposer wrote:
ANSWER: Los Lobos is one of the few popular bands I listen to that has a powerful central american feel...like you have travelled to Belize or Southern Mexico. The work is unusual sounding, with solid musicianship and somehow strangely accessible. As a composer, I listen to LL to absorb the eccentric timing, instrumentation, and the vivid imagery of their dreamlike lyrics.
RParadise wrote:
Though I like Los Lobos, this song does nothing for me, and upon repeated listenings (too often repeated I might add) it has failed to grow or show me anything. So for those of you who like this song so much, what is it that you would tell me to listen for?
ANSWER: Los Lobos is one of the few popular bands I listen to that has a powerful central american feel...like you have travelled to Belize or Southern Mexico. The work is unusual sounding, with solid musicianship and somehow strangely accessible. As a composer, I listen to LL to absorb the eccentric timing, instrumentation, and the vivid imagery of their dreamlike lyrics.
redeyespy wrote:
Let's see: evocative, drifting guitar; interesting percussion, stark vocal, overall curious mood, I could go on. Works well for me.
What he said. I agree. I find Kiko odd, but brilliant.
FlakCat wrote:
Agreed. Taken as a whole, Kiko is an outstanding album.
Yes, that's perhaps my favorite, although I haven't heard the latest two they've put out.
Now that's a bassline. (as a bass player, i appreciate the minimalist, clean, supportive line there... dead on, strong, and clear. It holds the whole piece together)
RParadise wrote:
So for those of you who like this song so much, what is it that you would tell me to listen for?
Let's see: evocative, drifting guitar; interesting percussion, stark vocal, overall curious mood, I could go on. Works well for me.
Still another thing I love about Tucson: the Lobos visit every year. Hopefully, they won't be doing a duet with Everlast or Rob Thomas any time soon... Great band, likeable tune.
KevDog wrote:
I saw Los Lobos at the Coffeehouse at UC Davis a little after Will the Wolf Survive came out. Cannot overstate how great the show was and in such an intimate forum. Los Lobos is one of the most underrated bands around. David Hidalgo may be the soul of Los Lobos, but you can hear here that Cesar Rosas is the balls.
I agree - Cesar has always been my favorite Lobo.
Agreed. Taken as a whole, Kiko is an outstanding album.
Originally Posted by RParadise: Though I like Los Lobos, this song does nothing for me, and upon repeated listenings (too often repeated I might add) it has failed to grow or show me anything. So for those of you who like this song so much, what is it that you would tell me to listen for?
A song like this seems to be strengthened by the other songs on Kiko. So maybe it'll help when you listen to that album as a whole and not just to only one song on it.
Though I like Los Lobos, this song does nothing for me, and upon repeated listenings (too often repeated I might add) it has failed to grow or show me anything. So for those of you who like this song so much, what is it that you would tell me to listen for?
I saw Los Lobos at the Coffeehouse at UC Davis a little after Will the Wolf Survive came out. Cannot overstate how great the show was and in such an intimate forum. Los Lobos is one of the most underrated bands around. David Hidalgo may be the soul of Los Lobos, but you can hear here that Cesar Rosas is the balls.
...Just what the rating says - Decent - 5/10
Oh Yea... from East L.A. with an attitude... Kiko still amazes me... one of the Lobos best.