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Hidalgos & Perez låtskriving i fokus
Datum: 2009-12-28

Tidligere i høst slapp veteranbandet Los Lobos en av årets aller beste utgivelser, »Los Lobos goes Disney« (Disney Records), en plate som beklageligvis har havnet under radaren i de fleste mediesammenhenger.

Helt på tampen av året kommer det mer fra East Los Angeles-ulvene.

Plata »The Long Goodbye« (Big Stink Research Records), signert to av Lobos låtskrivere, David Hidalgo & Louie Perez, bidrar ytterligere til å forstå hvor bandets musikk kommer fra.
(Perez til venstre på bildet, Hidalgo nest til høyre)

Her er en omtale benyttet på postordrefirmaet Village Records ( hjemmesider;

The Long Goodbye is a collection of previously unreleased recordings celebrating 40 years of songwriting by David Hidalgo & Louie Pérez of Los Lobos. The songs range from acoustic American folk to classic country, showcasing just how deep American music is engrained in their influences.
David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez started writing songs together when they were in high school, way before they ever became members of that group known as “just another band from East L.A.”: aka Los Lobos. As the main songwriters in one of the worldʼs most solid and long-lasting roots-rock enclaves, theyʼve accumulated an outstanding collection of tunes.

“We started this musical conversation back in about 1970, and we havenʼt stopped talking,” Pérez says, sounding simultaneously amused and incredulous at the realization that itʼs been so long. “Thatʼs why itʼs important for us to explain how itʼs done; to sit down and say, ʻHey, this is us as songwriters, this is where it all starts.ʼ”

“Theyʼre very cool songs,” says Hidalgo. “You do get the impression that youʼre kind of looking at your graduation picture from high school, but thereʼs something very honest about it.”

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