Latin Playboys (1994) This Los Lobos offshoot may well have recorded the novelty album of the year. The Latin Playboys come on like the Beastie Boys after a… Latin Playboys Latin Playboys Hip-Hop/Rap Rock
Music Review

Latin Playboys (1994)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performances: Latin Playboys and Latin Playboys; Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock

This Los Lobos offshoot may well have recorded the novelty album of the year. The Latin Playboys come on like the Beastie Boys after a night of peyote and jalapeno peppers. On Latin Playboys, they also wax lyrical, jive around in their native Spanish, and in at least one instance, pay homage to Captain Beefheart (''Chinese Surprize''). The wigged-out spirit is most welcome after a decade of Los Lobos' tradition-conscious roots rock. B+

Originally posted Mar 18, 1994 Published in issue #214 Mar 18, 1994 Order article reprints