Los Fabulocos, Chicanos all, is the latest - and musically all encompassing - group to emerge from East Los Angeles, home of America ’s largest Mexican-American community and ground central for the musical and cultural revolution called Chicano Rock, that started decades ago and remains ongoing and vibrant today.
Los Fabulocos’ label (www.DeltaGroveProductions.com), the independent blues and roots music Delta Groove Records calls the group’s sound, “CaliMex” - music that fixes a strong Southern California groove into musical DNA produced from a confluence of a Mexican heritage, a Mexican-American upbringing and exposure to one of the most musically creative centers in the country. Home and neighborhood to Los Fabulocos.
Here, on the streets, fixed between various cultures, each with its rich music and traditions, Los Fabulocos evolved, first as individual musicians and now as a group.
Many different streams of music ebb and flow within the ranks of Los Fabulocos as a glance at the titles on the group’s first CD will show. From rock standards to recreations of material from classic Mexican cancionero singers, with nods to Doug Sahm, Lloyd Price and Rockin’ Dopsie. Added to this mix are Los Fabulocos’ own originals, again drawn from all these areas. Singing in English and Spanish, Los Fabulocos travel the rock, blues and Mexican routes, always laying down a good time groove. Fused together it becomes, as one critic noted “The quintessential Roots album of 2008.” Fans of Los Fabulocos would not disagree.