This is all about music. Get ready to be schooled on some old, great music, people.
Saturday night M.C. Nugget took me to the Greek to see a few bands… a couple of latin groups, one called Malo, another called Tiera (they were famous for “Together Baby”), Los Lonely Boys and the headliner, a band called War.
Our next door neighbor is the road manager for the band War, and he HOOKED US UP. We had hospitality suite passes and some of the best seats EVER.
We were totally clueless as to the first two acts, Malo and Tiera, but if drinking Pina Coladas and lying on a beach somewhere appeals to you, chances are you’d love this music.
So, Nuggie and I and our white bred, blonde haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned selves, were sitting in the BEST.SEATS.EVER, and I struck up a conversation with the guy next to us.
He looked at me, looked at Nuggie, and obviously confused, asked, “So….. who are you hear to listen to?”
I totally understood. Nuggie and I stood out in the crowd. You could probably see our blonde hair from space in that crowd… but I chuckled.
(Besides, if you read my book, you know I’m from New Mexico – where situations like this are the norm. Being the only huera among Latinos happened on a regular basis there, and it’s quite comfortable to me. These are my people, people!).
I explained how we came to hear the band, War, and Los Lonely Boys, but we’d never heard of the other two bands.
We danced and sang to the music of each of these talented musicians, and we had a blast.
The the guy next to us said, “So, what’s your favorite WAR song?”
To which I replied in song… “FIRE! DUH-DUH-DUH!! FIRE!!!”
The guy busted up laughing and said “That is NOT by War! That’s the Ohio Players…”
I laughed, and was a little taken off guard, because I usually know my music, but I’ve confused this song for War in the past. So, I asked, laughing, “Wait!! Then what is one of their famous songs?”
“Uh… CISCO KID?” he laughed.
Ah, that explains it….
But listen to these. They could be the same band. SWEAR.TO.GOD.
Here is FIRE (a remix) by The Ohio Players (link in case it’s not displaying below – https://soundcloud.com/thefunkhunters/fire-the-funk-hunters-remix):
Here is CISCO KID by War, for your listening pleasure (here is their link, in case it’s not displaying https://soundcloud.com/lazylunch/sets/the-cisco-kid-war):
And now… check out these other bands that opened for War. I bet you never knew who they were. And… YOU’RE WELCOME.
HOW FAR IS HEAVEN by Los Lonely Boys (did you know that guy can PLAY the GUITAR???) (link in case it’s not displaying – https://soundcloud.com/user8886233/los-lonely-boys-how-far-is-heaven):
SUAVECITO by Malo (if it’s not displaying below, click here: https://soundcloud.com/scottrek44/ssuaveci-malo):
And, TOGETHER by Tiera (if it’s not displaying, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt0tq-rD38U):
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If you’re ever in Seattle check out the Triple Door venue….you’ll love it!
I’ve been to Seattle, Tara, and didn’t know this! Some day!
Bob Nailor says
I envy you. What a night. Great music. In fact, some of them sounded rather familiar but I enjoy hanging out at a couple of the local restaurants that cater to Latins and the music is always fantastic.
Same here Bob! 🙂
James Prescott says
Awesome, sounds a great night!
Twas James… it was!
Scott Bury says
Sounds like a great night. But when I read “War,” I went back to the 60s and thought of Eric Burdon’s band. Yes, I’m that old.
Scott – this is the same band as the one from the 60’s … Thinking you didn’t listen to the song, or just didn’t know! 🙂
I love discovering new music! Sounds like a great time.
Pamela Morse says
I also thought Eric Burdon, but really like Los Lonely Boys. Sounds good.
Pamela – this was the same band. Eric Burdon is no longer with them. But the lead singer who did all the talking in SPILL THE WINE was still there. He was amazing. 🙂 The whole band was amazing. 🙂
Charles Dougherty says
Fun post, Lisa!
Diane Rapp says
This post made me remember attending a Peter, Paul, and Mary concert in Telluride, Colorado. We’re too old to appreciate the current rock music but give me PP & M any day! “I love rock ‘n roll music…” I can hear it in my head right now. Thanks for the post and glad you had fun. The Greek Theater is a wonderful venue.
Elyse Salpeter says
I am TERRIBLE with the names of songs from bands. I couldn’t ever tell you who sang what. I’ll call up my girlfriend who is extremely well-versed in music and sing a very random tune with whatever words of a song I remembered and she hooks me up on who they are. Otherwise, I’d be absolutely clueless. Funny post.