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American Us (2004)

Artist: Mocosos
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Format: CD
Sku: 61011109
UPC: 657036110229
UPC 14: 00657036110229
Release Date: 6/29/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Bandolera Era ~ Los Mocosos
2. Hey Mama ~ Los Mocosos
3. Medley ~ Los Mocosos
4. I'm Your Puppet ~ Los Mocosos
5. Amigos Y Amantes ~ Los Mocosos
6. Genius ~ Los Mocosos
7. Senor Presidente ~ Los Mocosos
8. In The House ~ Los Mocosos
9. Volvieron ~ Los Mocosos
10. Beast, The ~ Los Mocosos
11. Bacalao ~ Los Mocosos
12. Blind Faith ~ Los Mocosos

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote American Us is the third album from Bay Area groove outfit Los Mocosos. Here, they very competently take on the sound of other Latin fusion groups, ? la Ozomatli. The album opens up with the highest energy piece the band has to offer in "Bandolera Era," a high speed bit of salsa shockingly similar to Ozomatli's "Chango." As the album progresses, the band moves into some classic-'50s style crooning (somewhere between Ritchie Valens and Los Lonely Boys), some light R&B, and some fusions of funky guitar and bass riffs with both song and Latin-infused hip-hop. Meeting the necessary inclusion of political statement for modern fusion outfits, "Se¤or Presidente" warns of a revolution. "In the House" provides a nice throwback to the Bambaataa era with its intro, and continues the sociopolitical lyrics through to "The Beast." "Bacalao" provides an outlet for a straightforward bit of Latin hip-hop while simultaneously throwing in aspects of mambo and social statement. The range of styles is pretty diverse, as it is with many such current groups. The music itself is the key here -- much of it has been heard in various incarnations before, but the ability to tie the pieces together into a coherent and likeable whole is a talent. That talent makes this album worth a listen, especially for the seldom-heard styles ('50s ballads, etc). ~ Adam Greenberg

Producer: Greg Landau

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Six Degrees Collection
Muze Music Compilations Backspin (Dig)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/30/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 65703611022
Music Label Name Label : Six Degrees
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00657036110229

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mocosos
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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