low rider

low rider

Handbrake Turn - Low Rider (War) New Band Cornwall UK Funk Blues Soul Rock

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Handbrake Turn - Funk, Soul, Blues & Rock from Cornwall UK. Booking now - please contact us via Facebook for more info - https://www.facebook.com/handbraketur... Members: Gerry Gillard - Guitar/Vocal Tim Chapple - Bass John MacQuarrie - Drums Guy Eyres - Guitar https://soundcloud.com/handbrake-turn... http://www.gerrygillard.com/ "Low Rider" is a song written by the band War and producer Jerry Goldstein, which appeared on their album Why Can’t We Be Friends?, released in 1975. It reached number one on the Billboard R&B charts and peaked at number 7 on the Pop Singles chart. According to the All Music Guide review of the song, "the lyric takes the cool image of the low rider — the Chicano culture practice of hydraulically hot-rodding classic cars — and using innuendo, extends the image to a lifestyle". The song's most distinguishable feature is its driving bass line, which is present for nearly all of the song. It also ends with a siren-like noise that then becomes a saxophone solo. The song has been featured in fourteen movies, including Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke, Colors, A Gnome Named Gnorm, Robots, 21 Grams, Dazed and Confused, Paulie, Beverly Hills Ninja, A Knight's Tale, the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, The Young Poisoner's Handbook, Friday, The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. "Low Rider" is the theme song for George Lopez, Lopez Tonight, and for its titular star's stand up comedy appearances. At the 2007 ALMA Awards, George Lopez called this song, "The Chicano National Anthem", and performed it live. "Low Rider" is featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (playing on Master Sounds 98.3), Skate 2, Skate It, Driver: Parallel Lines, MLB 08: The Show, Rock Band 3 and George Lopez: Driveway Bowling. "Low Rider" is featured briefly in a cutaway in the Family Guy spoof of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi called It's A Trap when Peter Griffin as Han Solo pulls up at some traffic lights driving the Millennium Falcon. "Low Rider" is featured in The Simpsons episode "A Midsummer's Nice Dream" when Homer goes on tour with Cheech. "Low Rider" is featured in a 2014 advertisement for the drug Crestor.