Los Lonely Boys Suck

by alphamonkey on July 16, 2004 · 5 comments

in Miscellany

Not that long ago, I used to think that Fleetwood Mac almost singlehandedly killed rock n’ roll, much in the same way the Eagles killed real country music.

Now I realize that, while they certainly lowered the bar considerably, Fleetwood Mac were a pretty fucking good band back in the day. Now these boys

…these boys make John Mayer look like fucking MC5.  And since I have to listen to their CD 6 times a fucking day at work..I’m ready to go to Austin and kill them with shards of their own crappy CD.  Their big claim to fame is that Willie Nelson calls them his “favorite Austin band”. Now, I love Willie Nelson, but god knows he’s made his fair share of mistakes in life.  For god’s sake…he had to have a town buy back all his possessions from the IRS!!! And he made that ill-advised, synth bass driven Poncho & Lefty album with the normally reliable Merle Haggard.  Not to mention his appearance in the film, Half-Baked.


Los Lonely Boys, while being talented musicians, play the kind of generic ball-less ‘rock’ music that soccer moms and bankers listen to when they want to kick it a little harder than Norah Jones allows.  Avoid this at all costs folks. If you really want latin flavored bluesy rock n’ roll, there’s not a single good reason why you can’t just buy a late 80’s / early 90’s Los Lobos album and get your fix.

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  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    I love how each of them represents a different popular hispanic stereotype.  It’s like somebody opened a package of Homies and gave them a record deal.

    • G.L.

      Hommies. 2 Ms dude.
      Yeah I’d be pissed if I had to listen to music I didn’t like for six hours straight.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I had to endure their CD at my job’s instore play for about 3 months.

    Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

  • fealty2dahriyah

    you could be right, my espanol aint so good since I moved to a nearly all gringo town

  • Rokketts

    There’s an old joke that goes:
    Q: How many guitarists does it take to sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan?
    A: All of ’em!
    The lead singer/ SRV/ Santanna wannabe is a PERFECT example of this joke or vice versa. I too, remember ‘ol Willie saying something about how great he thought this band was. Then again, I’ve thought ALOT of inane things were cool while I was in altered states of conciousness! The songwriting is absolutely horrible and sophmoric, the sound is entirely reminiscent of homoginized biker-bar blues (hardly what anyone would call original), and the look is about appealling as warm snot. Yes, I hate this band. I look forward to the day when we are no longer talking about such a boring band that are well secured in their ‘where are they now?’ section of lame-ass bands list.

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