War : Why Can't We Be Friends
One of the Summer of 75's great singles, War's "Why Can't We Be Friends", was released this week 40 years ago. Harmonica virtuoso and founding member Lee Oskar says all of War's tunes evolved from jamming together. This one's got a deliriously happy reggae vibe and lyrics that must have been written in all of ten minutes. Still, the band's bubbly personality sells the tune. And its message remains as relevant as ever.