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131. Los Lobos

What if your greatest hit was barely a reflection of your body of work? This could be the case for Los Lobos, whose cover of La Bamba was by far their largest hit, but was a poor representation of what this band was really about.

To paint Los Lobos as a band that draws from Latin influences is to really undersell what this group could do. Granted, they could (and recorded) music that was clearly rooted in Mexican influences but they could also create a wide variety of music that drew from American Roots Rock, Country and Blues. Los Lobos was also not afraid to experiment and their forays into Alternative Pop were brilliant. With no Latin American band in the Hall, Los Lobos could very well be the band that fills that void. Should that happen, one of the most underrated and talented bands would be at home.

Should Los Lobos be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 86%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.3%
No opinion. - 0.8%
No way! - 3.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2003
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Why they will get in: There is no Latin based band in the Hall and they would be a good first choice.
  • Why they won't get in: They are known primarily for a cover song.
  • Nominated in: 2016
  • Essential Albums: How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
    By the Light of the Moon (1987)
    The Neighborhood (1990)
    Kiko (1992)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Will the Wolf Survive? (From How Will the Wolf Survive?, 1984)
    Evangeline (From How Will the Wolf Survive?, 1984)
    Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes (From By the Light of the Moon, 1987)
    Down on the Riverbed (From The Neighborhood, 1990)
    Kiko and the Lavender Moon (From Kiko, 1992)

Should Los Lobos be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 86%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.3%
No opinion. - 0.8%
No way! - 3.3%

LOS LOBOS AT EJ THOMAS HALL IN AKRON, OH

Aug 30, 2019

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Los Lobos

LOS LOBOS WITH DAVID BROMBERG AT ST. GEORGE THEATRE IN STATEN ISLAND, NY

Oct 17, 2019

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Los Lobos
David Bromberg

LOS LOBOS WITH DAVID BROMBERG AT NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY IN WESTBURY, NY

Oct 18, 2019

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Los Lobos
David Bromberg

LOS LOBOS WITH DAVID BROMBERG AT SCOTTISH RITE AUDITORIUM IN COLLINGSWOOD, NJ

Oct 19, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Los Lobos with David Bromberg at Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ HERE for as little as $90!

Los Lobos
David Bromberg
 
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 19:24

Comments   

+2 #2 Darryl Tahirali 2013-05-28 23:21
At some point, I think Los Lobos will get into the Hall, probably in the late 2010s when Hall voters start to backfill acts that came of age in the 1980s in the same way voters have backfilled so many 1960s acts. Los Lobos is for me on the bubble but their longevity, talent, and commitment to heritage pushes them across the line.
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+2 #1 michaeljamesca -0001-11-30 00:00
What a band.... what a band. These guys should absolutely be in the hall of fame. If you have never listened to these guys you are missing out. Another band where every member is such a huge talent.
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