Los Lobos ("The Wolves") are an American Chicano rock band. They are three-time Grammy Award winners. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country music, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and norteños
Tin Can Trust, their first collection of new original material in four years. Featuring powerful rock 'n' roll, blistering blues, two Spanish-language tracks, and even a Grateful Dead cover, the album is classic Lobos through and through.
Hailing from the transition town of Totnes, Devonshire, England, Magic Bus are a band that freely admits that they think they are still producing music of the psychedelic era of the 1960s and early 1970s. Their sound definitely conjures up early psychedelic jazz of Canterbury Scene bands Caravan, Soft Machine and Steve Hillage though it also takes inspiration from the psychedelia coming from the West Coast of the USA in the late Sixties (specifically Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills & Nash)…
Of all the factors making the more cynical amongst us dread the oncoming of another festive season, the preponderance of the same dozen records spun endlessly across the airwaves and in department stores for months prior to the big day, is one of the most potent. But with a compilation as refreshing, thrilling and eclectic as this alternative yuletide collection now available, with its delightful tunes actually complementing the event in question, the time has come to welcome in the season of goodwill while enjoying the likes of The Reindeer Boogie, North Pole Rock, Mambo Santa Mambo or one of 53 other Christmas Crackers as presented on this 2 disc set.