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Latin Playboys

Latin PlayboysAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 23, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: March 8, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WEA/Reprise
  • ASIN: B000002MPK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,013 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this CD! December 3, 1999
Format:Audio CD
When I first bought this CD about 2 years ago, I couldn't believe how good it was--and it is much better than the follow-up, 'Dose.' It is clear that the experimentation on this CD seriously affected the musical direction of subsequent Los Lobos albums (heard 'Colossal Head' or 'This Time' yet?) The music here is simply intoxicating--soulful, mezmerizing, yet rough, fragmented, and minimalistic at the same time. I won't go into individual tracks since the album is best listened to in one complete sitting (which shouldn't be too difficult since it clocks in at under 40 minutes). I often play this CD while laying in bed, waiting to fall asleep. How can an album featuring so much distorted vocals, sharp drum beats, buzz-sawed guitars, and other electronically-concocted sounds be so beautiful and so musically enriching? Well, it is. This is a CD not just for Los Lobos fans, but for anyone interested in well-crafted experimental music that is not the least bit self-indulgent. A solid, solid effort.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOBOS SIDE PROJECT SCORES BIG March 6, 2004
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This side project by the guys from LOS LOBOS is a masterpiece.
Close in style to such wonders as the 'big wolves' KIKO and
COLOSSAL HEAD, it borders on magical in it's brilliance. If you
like either of those offerings you will probably enjoy this
effort. Experimental and somewhat low key, their roots shine
through nonetheless. Head music, that will, at the same time, get
your feet moving. Nearly undescribable (at least to me) in it's
originality, LATIN PLAYBOYS is a must for any LOS LOBOS fan.
Thanks, and may your kindness be repaid threefold.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars rare to be worthy of my 5 stars and it is. November 2, 2001
Format:Audio CD
David Hildago's masterpiece. This is not just a simple 4 track recording. It incorporates Hildago's 4 track cassette demos left over from the KIKO sessions and adds sounds to them. Where one starts and the other begins is the mystery. That is just a matter of fact, the interest comes from these gems being recognized as worth messing with. Who cares how they recorded it and what fi it is, it is just such and inspired stroke of casual genius that it will sound good in any era.
There was little chance that recreating this on a follow up would hold this new standard, and DOSE does not come close. It sounds like what this album would have been without the inspiration and genius.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I felt compelled to write a short review as a corrective to the other two reviews I saw on this page that can only be described as coming form narrow-minded fools with no imagination or appreciation of genuine music. Go back to listening to Los Lonely Boize you lightweights! I've been a Los Lobos fan since their beginnings and still am one today, and the period surrounding the Latin Playboys project yielded two of their most interesting and fantastic albums (Kiko and Colossal Head) as well as the 1999 follow-up album Dose. In the mid-90's I forced this album on nearly everyone I knew -- And they ALL thanked me afterwards. It doesn't take much to convert a real music fan to this album. It literally overflows with creativity. It's simulateanously avante-garde and experimental yet also accessible, melodious and constantly intriguing. I have never, ever felt "bored" listening to this album. If you need pure testosterone to keep you awake, then I guess you might find this record beguiling. But for the rest of you, don't miss out on this amazing record. Hard to believe it's 10-years-old already. (By the way, if you were lucky enough to see the small tour that went out in support of 1999's "Dose", then you will know what a fantastic bunch of musicians these guys are.

I would say this record would appeal to a broad range of open-minded people, from fans of Tom Waits to Captain Beefheart, from Caetano Veloso to Radiohead. And yes, Los Lobos fans too!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spooky stuff September 3, 1998
Format:Audio CD
This cd is truly "out there". For this recording, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake, and members of Los Lobos throw time signatures, clarity, and tune out the window to create a collection of haunting music. I've always considered this cd as the soundtrack to a dream. It's very abstract, and certainly not for everyone, but it's truly creative and shows you just how far the envelope can be pushed while still retaining musical quality.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is incredibley creative and unique April 9, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Don't let the name put you off. The music is truely exciting. I think anyone could appreciate some if not all of the tracks. There is a combination of blues, jazz, latin, and the Latin Playboy's own unique sound. It gets me dancing and singing everytime I listen.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Heresy? Don't mean I don't like LOS LOBOS. When I saw LOS LOBOS live about 2 years ago it was their take on a puro Mexicano song that got both me and my parents goin'. The roots rock stuff, well, just never has been as satisfying for me.

LATIN PLAYBOYS, on the other hand, this album over the second one, man oh man, I can't get enough of it. I guess two of the LOS LOBOS boys get more experimental with a coupla gringos to perfection. I saw them live about 1997 or so and it was just as enjoyable.

They use a giant tuba to great effect and generally let loose going places that LOS LOBOS never does. It's a place I prefer, basically no rootsyness at all. It's like the finest Chicano music with no musical association with SANTANA or MALO. The sophisticated musical abilities of the musicians in LATIN PLAYBOYS makes this record soar.

When these guys get experimental its not odd or strange places they go, it's a path that feels right and all I know is, this is one of my all time favorite albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some nice experimental music from members of Los Lobos
I enjoyed listening to the music of David Hidalgo and Louie Perez. I have to be honest, you have to hear the album again and again in order to learn to love the music. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Hornady45
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album.
Seriously, I return to this album constantly. I just love every minute of it. The production by Froom and Blake is wonderfully gritty and layered, and Hidalgo and Perez nail this... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Tim Halbur
2.0 out of 5 stars Latin Playboys
I assumed this cd would be more similar to Los Lobos, not so..., this cd was amaturish and immature. Read more
Published 20 months ago by CSGutz
4.0 out of 5 stars The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Atmospheric! Love Los Lobos recorded, live, and in their ethnic excursions. This recording first came to me on cassette. Read more
Published on September 13, 2012 by Bold As Love
4.0 out of 5 stars Just get it..
I was reviewing Kiko and had to write some love for this CD as well, I still listen to this with regularity years later.. Read more
Published on July 22, 2012 by sonicfruit
3.0 out of 5 stars filler?
I felt that as a whole this a weak CD. Six of the tracks are pretty hard to listen to so I feel they throw of the feel of the album. Read more
Published on August 18, 2008 by Daniel Martinez
2.0 out of 5 stars I should have passed
Being a fan of Los Lobos I felt a nice side project could be worth
a roll of the dice. Well, this one missed the mark and even though a few weeks old, I can't get it back in... Read more
Published on July 31, 2008 by Charles G. Calderbank
4.0 out of 5 stars Tripping on Los Lobos
I bought this CD back in '94 when it came out, and really enjoyed it. Then, as happens sometimes, the CD got relegated to the "infrequently played" stack for a few years. Read more
Published on December 11, 2005 by JG
1.0 out of 5 stars Yawwn,where's los lobos when ya need em
I dont understand why anyone would say this is such a "masterpiece" of an album, I would say it is not much of an album at all, theres really only one great song on this... Read more
Published on April 1, 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Don`t Play This
A side project to Los Lobos, this uninteresting effort is somewhat experimental but equally dull, repetitive and forgettable. Read more
Published on March 9, 2004 by gonn1000
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