Colossal Head is a studio album by the rock band Los Lobos. It was released in 1996 on Warner Bros. Records and features the head of the Big Loo Robot on it’s cover. A somewhat blurry album title but conveying movement, we see the words: Colossal Head.
The CD jewel case opens to find the CD itself also has a stylized green image and close up of the Robot. The opposite sleeve insert has a much more recognizable image of Big Loo.
Below we list the track selections as well as Band Members and Production Personnel.
“Revolution” (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) – 3:10
“Mas y Mas” (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) – 4:44
“Maricela” (Cesar Rosas) – 3:51
“Everybody Loves a Train” (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) – 3:30
“Can’t Stop the Rain” (Cesar Rosas) – 3:36
“Life Is Good” (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) – 4:08
“Little Japan” (Cesar Rosas, Louie Pérez) – 5:09
“Manny’s Bones” (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) – 3:24
“Colossal Head” (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) – 4:13
“This Bird’s Gonna Fly” (Cesar Rosas) – 4:18
“Buddy Ebsen Loves the Night Time” (David Hidalgo) – 2:57
David Hidalgo – Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Fiddle, Requinto Jarocho
Louie Pérez – Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Jarana
Cesar Rosas – Vocals, Guitar, Bajo Sexto
Conrad Lozano – Vocals, Bass, Guitarron
Steve Berlin – Keyboards, Horns
Cougar Estrada – Tour drummer, Percussionist
additional musicians: Victor Bisetti, Pete Thomas, Efrain Toro, Yuka Honda
Producers: Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake & Los Lobos
Engineer: Tchad Blake & John Paterno
Below is a scan from a full page advertisement that ran in the Billboard Newspaper on March 23, 1996. The ad emphasizes their 3 Grammy Awards, 2 MTV Awards, Academy Award Nomination and a “nod” from the Rolling Stone Magazine. It goes on to say in effect, that the band would normally have a colossal head with all those recent accolades. Are we to believe that Big Loos’ head is really that large and that it is a good representation to reflect someone who is full of themselves? Or was this just their record labels’ attempt to tie-in and justify the bands pick of using the Big Loo Robots’ image?
We think it’s a very real possibility that one of the band members might have had a very special Christmas present under their tree in 1963. As we all know, that can instill a life long attachment to our Robot. We’re not going to know for sure until one of the band members finds this article on a Google search and then adds comment below to solve this mystery. So what’s it going to be boys? Just who in the band loves Big Loo? Please tell us.