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Kiko (album)

Studio album by Los Lobos
Released May 26, 1992
Recorded Sound Factory West Studio
Genre Chicano rock, Roots rock, Tex-Mex, Americana, Psychedelic rock
Length 52:29
Label Slash Records, WB Records
Producer Mitchell Froom and Los Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
The Neighborhood
Just Another Band From East L.A. - A Collection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2] 5/5 stars[3]
Fast Folk (favorable) [4]

Kiko is the ninth album by the Mexican American rock group Los Lobos. A year later, Los Lobos performed a spoof of their song "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" known as "Elmo and the Lavender Moon" on the PBS series Sesame Street.


  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
    • Billboard charts 2.1
  • 20th Anniversary Edition 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Track listing

All songs written by David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez except where noted.

  1. "Dream In Blue" – 3:34
  2. "Wake Up Dolores" – 2:55
  3. "Angels with Dirty Faces" – 4:02
  4. "That Train Don't Stop Here" (Cesar Rosas, Leroy Preston) – 3:52
  5. "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" – 3:35
  6. "Saint Behind The Glass" – 3:17
  7. "Reva's House" – 3:04
  8. "When the Circus Comes" – 3:16
  9. "Arizona Skies" – 2:45
  10. "Short Side of Nothing" – 2:57
  11. "Two Janes" – 3:53
  12. "Wicked Rain" (Cesar Rosas) – 3:04
  13. "Whiskey Trail" – 2:41
  14. "Just a Man" – 3:40
  15. "Peace" – 3:55
  16. "Rio de Tenampa" – 1:59


  • Steve Berlin - tenor, baritone, and soprano sax, flute, melodica, harmonica, organ, piano, synthesizer, percussion
  • David Hidalgo - guitars, accordion, violin, banjo, piano, percussion, vocals
  • Conrad Lozano - Fender 5-string jazz bass and 4-string precision bass, Godin fretless bass, guitarron, background vocals
  • Louie Pérez - drums, vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Cesar Rosas - electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Pete Thomas, drums
  • Victor Bisetti, drums (15, 16), percussion
  • Fermin Herrera, Veracruz harp (6)
  • Alex Acuña, percussion
  • Gary Mallaber, drums (2)
  • Mitchell Froom and his House of Keyboards La Chilapeña brass band

Billboard charts

Chart Peak
The Billboard 200 143

20th Anniversary Edition

In 2012 Shout! Factory released a 20th Anniversary Edition of the album complete with 5 bonus tracks. Along with the re-issue, a full length concert recorded in 2006 at the House of Blues, San Diego titled Kiko Live was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and CD.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Review by David Okamoto,Rolling Stone,December 17,1996
  3. ^ Rolling Stone's Los Lobos album guide
  4. ^ Allen, Jim, "The Ten Best Albums of 1992", Fast Folk Musical Magazine, 6:9-10, (February 1993) p.12-13

External links

  • "Kiko And The Lavender Moon" video on YouTube
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