Why Can’t We Be Friends?


1975/1992: Avenue Records/Rhino R2 71051

  1. Don’t Let No One Get You Down
  2. Lotus Blossom
  3. Heartbeat
  4. Leroy’s Latin Lament (Medley)
  5. Smile Happy
  6. So
  7. Low Rider
  8. In Mazatlan
  9. Why Can’t We Be Friends?

I got this in Summer 2006 after waking one morning with “Low Rider” stuck in my head, and upon purchasing the album at Tower Records I found that that track really is every bit as groovilicious as I’d remembered and then some. The rest of the album, however, eludes me so far; I’m giving it time and not rushing the acquaintance. But in any case that cover illustration is just creepy. (And I’ve always abhorred the title track.)