American Us CD (2004)

Artist: Mocosos

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Product Overview


Label Ryko Distribution
SKU 61011109
UPC 657036110229
UPC 14 00657036110229
Format CD
Release Date 6/29/2004
Author Mocosos
Technical Info
Producer Greg Landau
CatalogID 65703611022
Lable Name Six Degrees
Released 08/30/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 60m : 18s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00657036110229
Album Notes and Credits
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
Disc 1
1 Bandolera Era
2 Hey Mama
3 Medley
4 I'm Your Puppet
5 Amigos Y Amantes
6 Genius
7 Senor Presidente
8 In The House
9 Volvieron
10 Beast, The
11 Bacalao
12 Blind Faith
Product Attributes
Artist Mocosos
Music Format Compact Disc
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