Why Can't We Be Friends?
Sello: Far Out Productions
War were one of those rare bands who were as popular with black and Latino audiences as they were with white rock fans. The upbeat title track was a big hit and showed why War worked -- this is music that brings people and cultures together (and it can still easily be sung by drunk guys at barbecues and tailgate parties). While the L.A. band had a long line of big hits, "Low Rider" is their defining moment. It was a smash in Southern California and ended up defining Latino car culture for the duration of the '70s.