Have you ever bought a CD on a whim and then were unable to decide if you liked it? That happened to me with Los Lobos’s Colossal Head. I’d listen to it, there’d be a song or two I knew I liked, but the CD was all over the place. The few times I’d go through my CD collection to attempt to cull the herd, I always pulled it as a possible throwaway. Then I’d listen again. I was never sure I really liked it, but I couldn’t quite let it go.
Then something happened. I don’t know what. One day I put it on and loved the whole thing. The all-over-the-placeness of it now sounded like a brilliant mix tape.
This is one song I always loved.