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How much better can it get? Will the Wolf Survive? is the 1984 music video that exploded East Los homies Los Lobos into stardom. And don’t the guys look young⁈ Released 35 ago years today! Yikes.

Wikipedia:

How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 461 on the magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July! Alvin is backed in this version by Los Cenzontles, Tex-Mex accordion superstar Flaco Jimenez and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos team up for a fresh Chicano version of Robert Palmer’s Every Kinda People.

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This homage to Mexican braceros sets archival photos and portraits to Best of Me by Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Taj Mahal from their American Horizon CD. [Portraits by Craig Sherod. Edited by Maureen Gosling.]

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Sometimes homies Los Lobos sound like they are John Cougar Mellencamp’s or Tom Petty’s brothers from another mother. This is one of those times. These all-American stars sing all-American stories, like One Time, One Night in America. Respect.

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Is Kiko and the Lavender Moon the best song from Los Lobos best LP? If you’re wondering why the band looks so young in this video — that’s because it’s over 20 years old.

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Election Day? LET’S DO THIS! ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (Videos X 3)

by Soy Capitan November 8, 2016 Cultura
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You can’t run to try to hide away Here it comes, here comes Election Day Where you are, never really far away Good morning, Aztlan! Mira los lyrics:

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New from Los Lobos: ‘Poquito Para Aqui’ (live video)

by Soy Capitan October 15, 2015 Cultura
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Poquito Para Aqui is our favorite song (so far) from the new Los Lobos album, Gates of Gold.

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New from Los Lobos: ‘Gates of Gold’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan September 21, 2015 Audio
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LA’s best band, Los Lobos, is releasing their first album of new material in five years, Gates of Gold. We’ve got the entire record here and then individual tracks, courtesy NPR.

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What do Los Cenzontles say? ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2015 Cultura
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Buenas dias, Aztlan! And TGIF! Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine the Los Lobos classic Good Morning, Aztlan! with some scenes that sure look familiar! And the Los Lobos version is here:

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Los Lobos live: ‘Good Morning Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 24, 2015 Cultura
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Good morning, pochos, and Good Morning Aztlan from Los Lobos, LA’s best band evah.

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David Crosby, David Hidalgo, La Marisoul: The Dead’s ‘Ripple’ (video)

by Comic Saenz July 5, 2015 Cultura
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David Crosby of CSN is in there, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is in there, La Marisoul is in there, Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is in there along with a cast of hundreds from around the world in the Playing for Change version of the Dead anthemic Ripple.

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Los Lobos: ‘Will the Wolf Survive?’ (#TBT 1989 music video)

by Soy Capitan April 23, 2015 Cultura
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This is where it all began for Los Lobos — with their 1989 major label debut: Will the Wolf Survive?

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Los Cenzontles and David Hidalgo: ‘Riding to the Water’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM February 18, 2015 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos team up for Riding to the Water from the new Cenzontles CD. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners: Los Lobos

by Comic Saenz November 21, 2014 Cultura
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We couldn’t be prouder! Congratulations to one of America’s best bands, East Los homeboys Los Lobos, on accepting the Latin Recording Academy Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award last night. Which video to feature? How about Kiko and the Lavender Moon from the tour-de-force album of the same name, “one of the best albums ever recorded.”* […]

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‘La Bamba’ all around the world (Playing for Change video)

by MOON GUAC September 12, 2014 Cultura
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You know how it works, with the tracks and the headphones and the mics and the overdubs and the mashup. This project started in East Los with Los Lobos via Playing For Change, a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. ¡Mira La Bamba! How many of these musicians do you know? […]

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You won’t believe how much your favorite music act costs

by MOON GUAC May 22, 2014 Cultura
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How much would it cost to hire your favorite act for a show? How much for Los Lobos (photographed at their Greek Theatre Cinco de Mayo show)? How much for Christina Aguilera? For Shakira? Justin Bieber? Selena Gomez? Snoop? Los Lonely Boys? Ozomatli? A Priceonomics report crunched the numbers and here are a few of […]

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Watch: Los Lobos live at Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Greek Theatre

by MOON GUAC May 6, 2014 Cultura
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It was the third annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Greek Theatre in the Hollywood Hills Saturday night. Just another band from East L.A., Los Lobos, played Feria de las Flores and shared this video tonight. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS LOBOS:

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Los Lobos on Austin City Limits! Live stream @ 6 PM PDT

by Chale Knickerbocker April 14, 2014 Cultura

Mira Los Lobos, Los Angeles’ best band, live! Starting at 6 PM Pacific Daylight Time this evening. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS LOBOS:

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Los Lobos do it Disney style: ‘Heigh Ho Heigh Ho’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC May 13, 2013 Cultura
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Los Lobos, Los Angeles’ best band ever, dipped some pixie dust for this Disney music video from 2009. The group is portrayed by the seven dwarves who add new Spanglish lyrics to Heigh ho heigh ho, it’s off to work we go. Snow White, as white as ever, is the center of attention, dancing to […]

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New Kiko live Los Lobos video: ‘When the Circus Comes (to Town)’

by VATO BARBIERI August 27, 2012 Cultura
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Los Lobos? We say they’re the best Los Angeles band ever. Others dismiss them as just another band from East L.A. Either way, here they are in a just-released video, lamenting lost love live at the San Diego House of Blues in When the Circus Comes from the masterful Kiko album. More Los Lobos: One […]

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Mariachi el Bronx: ‘Cell Mates’ and ‘Revolution Girls’ (music videos)

by La Chata April 6, 2012 Cultura
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La Chata’s Music Box TGIF Music Video: Check out L.A. punk band The Bronx who also released a mariachi album disguised as grupo Mariachi el Bronx. They featured this surprising love song, Cell Mates. The band performed their song Revolution Girls on Letterman — and we have that video below.

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Los Lobos ‘One Time, One Night (in America)’

by Comic Saenz January 6, 2012 Cultura
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Our first TGIF music video proudly features “just another band from East LA.” Sometimes homies Los Lobos sound like they are John Cougar Mellencamp’s or Tom Petty’s brothers from another mother. This is one of those times. These all-American stars sing all-American stories. Respect.

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