Monday, October 04, 2010

Rock Band 3 Countdown #27 - Low Rider

"All my friends, know the Low Rider..."

And frankly, I am sure EVERYONE knows the song, "Low Rider" by War.  Seriously, how can you not like this song from 1975?  It was a number one song on the R&B charts upon release and that fact that nearly THIRTY different bands have made cover versions of this song show how iconic it actually is.  Not only has it been covered so many times by singers and bands from Barry White to Korn, it has also been featured in 14 different movies.  Personally, I can't help but think of the great scene from the Gone in 60 seconds remake when I hear the song.  The song just epitomizes cool and you really can't change it when it comes on the radio when you are driving.  Whether you are driving a an actual low rider or a mini-van, you just feel cool when this song comes on. 

The band really knew what they were talking about when they created the song.  As the majority of the band was from Southern California, they were fully immersed in the low rider culture.  The band's drummer even had a job working on cars in Southern California before he joined the band and he credits having the job as what kept him from getting drafted for the Vietnam War.

Truthfully, I am not sure how fun the song will be other than to sing it.  But singing it should be a BLAST!


Miss Sassy Pants said...

Barry White?! I wonder what THAT sounds like... lol

Am I going to have to tell you each and every post home much I am enjoying and learning from the history parts of these posts?!

laura b. said...

Old person alert here...that song was the $h!t when I was in jr high. I grew up in an area that could fully appreciate the lowrider. Loved it then, love it're right, it is cool :-)

Mom said...

I'm with you Jess. I can't help but each time say thanks for the trivia. I didn't know anyone else sang this song. I love this song and it does remind me instantly of Gone in 60 Seconds. Fantastic movie - fantastic song.