Los Lobos

Don't Worry Baby

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Despite the excellence and promise of Los Lobos' early recordings, the band made a true quantum leap when they cut tracks for their debut long-player, How Will the Wolf Survive?, in 1984, and "Don't Worry Baby" is a great example of this. Led by a bruising rhythm and crossed with John Lee Hooker blues licks, the band kicks up an absolute storm here, actually dwarfing many of their early tracks. The lyrics are also a step up. Louie Perez's cinematic tale of love lost is told in a frightening tone of urban terror -- sort of Raymond Chandler crossed with rock & roll.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
How Will the Wolf Survive? 1984 Slash Records 2:43
Just Another Band from East L.A. 1993 Warner Bros. 2:46
Wolf Tracks: The Best of Los Lobos 2006 Rhino 2:47
Disconnected in New York City EP 2013 429 Records 5:03