11/16/2020 Goldmine Magazine, Album review , 'Filled with Sound: Bill Kirchen, Los Mocosos, Peter Himmelman, Johnny & The Mongrels and more'
All Grown Up (Hip Spanic Records) by San Francisco’s Los Mocosos is a gumbo of Latin Rock like Santana plus salsa, hip-hop, funk, ska, reggaeton and that joyous Columbian dance sound of cumbia, an all-Spanish soiree of pandemic proportions that gringos can dive right into and enjoy. It’s been 15 years since their last album. They’ve got a new singer and founding members Happy Sanchez on bass and Victor Castro on trombone have set the energy level to “earthquake.” Sax man Shorty Ramos shines throughout as does Guitar Hero Dave Shul. With a cast of 11, complete with a loaded toybox of percussion, there’s action a’plenty here.