Colossal Head

Colossal Head is the eighth studio album by the rock band Los Lobos. It was released in 1996 on Warner Bros. Records.

Colossal Head
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 19, 1996
StudioSunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles, California
GenreFunk rock,[1] Latino rock, blues rock
LabelWB Records
ProducerMitchell Froom, Tchad Blake, Los Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
Papa's Dream
Colossal Head
This Time
Professional ratings
Review scores
Chicago Tribune[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[4]
The Guardian[5]
Los Angeles Times[6]
Rolling Stone[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[8]
The Village VoiceA[10]

Track listing

1."Revolution"David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez3:10
2."Mas y Mas"Hidalgo, Pérez4:44
3."Maricela"Cesar Rosas3:51
4."Everybody Loves a Train"Hidalgo, Pérez3:30
5."Can't Stop the Rain"Rosas3:36
6."Life Is Good"Hidalgo, Pérez4:08
7."Little Japan"Rosas, Pérez5:09
8."Manny's Bones"Hidalgo, Pérez3:24
9."Colossal Head"Hidalgo, Pérez4:13
10."This Bird's Gonna Fly"Rosas4:18
11."Buddy Ebsen Loves the Night Time"Hidalgo2:57


Los Lobos
Additional musicians
  • Mitchell Froom – producer
  • Tchad Blake – producer, engineer
  • Los Lobos – producer
  • John Paterno – engineer
  • Tom Recchion – art direction, design
  • Jim Douglas – photographer


  1. George-Warren, Holly; Romanowski, Patricia, eds. (2001). The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 580. ISBN 0-7432-9201-4.
  2. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Colossal Head – Los Lobos". AllMusic. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  3. Kot, Greg (March 21, 1996). "Los Lobos Takes Risks On 'Colossal'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  4. Eddy, Chuck (March 22, 1996). "Colossal Head". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  5. Sweeting, Adam (March 29, 1996). "Los Lobos: Colossal Head (Warner Bros.)". The Guardian.
  6. Cromelin, Richard (March 17, 1996). "Los Lobos, 'Colossal Head', Warner Bros". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  7. Himes, Geoffrey (April 18, 1996). "Colossal Head". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  8. Considine, J. D. (2004). "Los Lobos". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 495–96. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. Miles, Milo (April 1996). "Los Lobos: Colossal Head". Spin. 12 (1): 107–10. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  10. Christgau, Robert (April 9, 1996). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  11. "Los Lobos – Colossal Head". Retrieved August 22, 2019.

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