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Los Lobos — Reva's House
Album: Kiko
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Maybe it was the way he walked
Or the way he combed his hair
Could have been the fancy words
Or the sweet wine in the air

Wasn't the muddy shoes she'd hear
Slow coming up the hall
Or the faces in the pictures
That were hanging on the wall

[Chorus:]
Knock down the door to Reva's house
There's something going on
The dogs were barking late last night
There's something going wrong

Maybe she hoped he would just go away
And wake up alone in bed
Maybe there was no reason
For the things that he had said

[Chorus]

Didn't find the matches
Couldn't light them in the dark
Could only hear the sound
Of the breaking of her heart

"Don't know where to run to
I don't know where to hide
Can't hold my head up anymore
Don't listen when I cry"

[Chorus]
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 Proclivities wrote:
{#Wink}Yeah, and they're using electric and acoustic guitars too.  So derivative.
 
And vocals! The nerve! I am deeply offended.
The truly underrated American band.  Given the musical losses we have endured in the last two years, this band should be recognized for their range, talent, and amazing storytelling ability.
 OceanBlue wrote:
This song is, like, really derivative of music, because it's made up of notes and there are drums and stuff, trust me.

 
{#Wink} Yeah, and they're using electric and acoustic guitars too and playing chords in the key of G.  So derivative.
lingering and Drifting
Wasn't the muddy shoes she'd hear.
Gives,
There'll be birds on the ground.

See the primitive wallflower freeze  the ground.
This song is, like, really derivative of music, because it's made up of notes and there are drums and stuff, trust me.
These guys are so much better live...on a hot Summer night...outdoor venue. Good music vibes. Moon and stars. Women dancing.

Yeah baby, yeah. 
 zThey'rerote:
Pretty cliched stuff.

Derivative. There's a market for this? 

 
Los Lobo inhabits a rock and roll space all their own. To say they are derivative is to say that all good rock is derivative - which it is, anyway. That being said, at the very least they influenced and paved the way for so many other bands. They're an important band that way.
 bam23 wrote:

OK. What is this derivative of? You seem so certain that this song is inferior. Please inform us what aspects allow you to come to this obvious conclusion. My bias is that when a blanket statement like this is asserted, unless at least a bit of "evidence" to support this is offered, it is no more than an opinion. You don't like this. Fair enough. But if you call it derivative and essentially impugn the judgment of those who like it (no other way to interpret "there's a market for this'), at least justify your opinion. For example, why is this cliched?

 
I think he just means that he's heard another song that sounded similar, as if that's a valid criticism.  But so what?  You could probably say that about most music.
 zigzag wrote:
Pretty cliched stuff.

Derivative. There's a market for this? 

 
OK. What is this derivative of? You seem so certain that this song is inferior. Please inform us what aspects allow you to come to this obvious conclusion. My bias is that when a blanket statement like this is asserted, unless at least a bit of "evidence" to support this is offered, it is no more than an opinion. You don't like this. Fair enough. But if you call it derivative and essentially impugn the judgment of those who like it (no other way to interpret "there's a market for this'), at least justify your opinion. For example, why is this cliched?
Pretty cliched stuff.

Derivative. There's a market for this? 
{#Bananapiano}
 phlattop wrote:
great album
 

 


Still their best album. David Hidalgo is good as an American songwriter as there is. Great live too.
great album
 
Los Lobos is one of my favorite acts, thanks in large part to Bill & Rebecca and their mighty fine station. I've known of LL since back in their "La Bamba" days, but never really appreciated them until recently. This is one band I'd like to see live sometime.

All the boys on the cell block LOVE Breaking into Reva's House.!

This is just a well done song all around. Really loving it. Kudos to Los Lobos.
great song {#Cheers}
Heard the opening saxophones and thought it was Morphine!  Happy to recognize Los Lobos.
 Bosami wrote:
Love these guys. Terrific album. It never gets old.
 
Allow me to reiterate: this is a classic album.  And is definitely their best. It really never does get old.

Brilliant lyrics
We have a dog named Kiko.  Rozsa wrote:
Named our dog Reba..."knock on the door to Reba's house, somethin's goin on, dogs were barking late last night, somethins goin' on......"  Right?  {#Shifty}
 


I wonder if these guys watched Guiding Light.
3 down to a 2
Love these guys. Terrific album. It never gets old.
Thought it was time for another comment here ... one of my faves!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Named our dog Reba..."knock on the door to Reba's house, somethin's goin on, dogs were barking late last night, somethins goin' on......"  Right?  {#Shifty}
Los Lobos is playing FREE at Long's Park in Lancaster, PA - Sunday evening, July 26. See you there!
 gatews wrote:

bummer...but give 'em another chance before you write their live show off.  i've seen them a handful of times and have yet to be disappointed...quite to the contrary, in fact. 

 
I've seen them several times and I agree with slarti that they can have disappointing shows. One show I went to (400 miles R/T) it was a roadie's birthday so they let him choose the setlist. They did all their Traffic/Dead/yawn covers, none of their subtle stuff like this. I'm not sure they did anything off Kiko, in fact.
 
And sometimes they are the Greatest Band in the World.

Los Lobos is playing the California World Music Fest in July (Grass Valley). Check it out at wordfest.net.
slartibart_O wrote:
Saw them open for ZZ Top years ago, was very disappointed. Off night maybe - but they looked like a bunch of lethargic roadies who wandered onto the stage. Still like their recorded material but wish I'd never seen them live.

bummer...but give 'em another chance before you write their live show off.  i've seen them a handful of times and have yet to be disappointed...quite to the contrary, in fact. 

Saw them open for ZZ Top years ago, was very disappointed. Off night maybe - but they looked like a bunch of lethargic roadies who wandered onto the stage. Still like their recorded material but wish I'd never seen them live. 
sugarbaby wrote:
one of the best american bands ever. they can play anything...so underrated too.
I'd have to agree. Followed them for a long time, they're legendary! Or should be...
Bill can transition to Los Lobos any time he likes, in my book. Spot_69 wrote:
Cool tune, but that was a tough transition into this from Mocean Worker, there, Bill . . .
one of the best american bands ever. they can play anything...so underrated too.
Great prelude to my day ahead. Going to see Los Lobos this afternoon/evening. Dave Alvin & the Guilty men are opening, followed by Kenny Wayne Shepard and Lobos headlining! :guitarist:
Very catchy, nice guitars.
Cool tune, but that was a tough transition into this from Mocean Worker, there, Bill . . .
hell yeah!!!! good fun on a sunny, Sunday morning in the mid-atlantic!!! :bounce:
oufason wrote:
This is such a great LP.
How true....each song is so original and wonderful
Damnit, Bill, I'm trying to work here!
Los Angeles seemed to have the most "should have been huge" bands per capita in the late 70's-80's, e.g. X, The Blasters,Los Lobos, Black Flag, Minutemen, etc. I saw X and the Rollins band recently and while it was a fun show (not much for Rollins solo stuff, however X was great)I kept wishing it could have been X and Black Flag. Just about 5 years to young to have experienced something like that.
This is such a great LP.
I thought Los Lobos sang only one tune. I swear it. *Crawls back under her Rock*
I love these guys. Real rock n roll...good guitar too..
I named my new dog Kiko because of this album. The song Kiko and the Lavender moon is about a happy dog. I thought it made a great name for a pooch. Great album and he's a great dog too.
Antigone wrote:
That would TRULY be heaven! :)
I concure...Los Lobos and Subdudes
and it's rootsy too!
Me gusto los Lobos!!
Saw LL at HOB on Friday. My first time. Wow did they rock.
How about playing Two Janes and This Train... as well! :) Sean
:D
This whole ambum is killer. Pick it up if you have not heard it. Track 5 - Kiko and the Lavender Moon...his voice is haunting on that one on a nice system... Sean
Without a doubt, the best Stones album. If you don't think so, you can...k......i ......s........tech......probs.....ahhhhh!!!!......tel....my wife.....I ...love......he..r..........(end of transmission)
Originally Posted by camarkim: When I die and go to Heaven (or wherever, I am going to ask for a double bill concert..Los Lobos and the subdudes)
That would TRULY be heaven! :)
These guys make me grateful to have grown up in East L.A. And live...you can\'t get any better than that. When I die and go to Heaven (or wherever, I am going to ask for a double bill concert..Los Lobos and the subdudes)
Originally Posted by tonyp2: A great American band. Thankfully, they redefine what American is. Rock on!
:clap: well said :clap:
A great American band. Thankfully, they redefine what American is. Rock on!
More Los Lobos please! :clap:
Really short, that\'s a good thing. Any longer and I don\'t think I would like it as much.
This song really affects me. It sounds happy, but the words tell a different story. And the bari sax riff, with the dissonant guitar notes really sets me on edge. In a good way (not like the UUN in the Elvis Costello song).
i love this!! thanks for playing it.
Yes!!!!!! It seems that the most over used expression on this site is something like \"the most under appreciated or under rated band of the last so many years\". Well...these guys get my vote for that award. They just never survived that La Bamba impression.
love this song. and the album is perfect.
Following up on a comment I made two songs ago about Radiohead. Listen to this, or any Los Lobos song, and then listen to a Radiohead "song." You then have a comparison of talented musicians with hacks fooling around with a tape recorder and instruments. Sorry if I rankle anyone, but I think it needs to be said. :evil: