Friday, August 6, 2010

SAY WHAT?!: "The Cisco Kid", WAR

SAY WHAT?! answers the lyrical question, 'Wait, what did they say?'.


"The Cisco Kid" by WAR is one of the funkiest songs of all time. In more ways than one.

At the end, the chanted refrain "Cisco Kid was a friend of mine" changes on the last fade-out to "Cisco Kid breaks wind all the time."

WAR -"The Cisco Kid" (1972)

The song was inspired by the classic '50s TV adventure western, "The Cisco Kid", starring Duncan Renaldo. When it was remade in the '90s with Jimmy Smits and Cheech Marin, the WAR song was used in the credits.

"The Cisco Kid" trailer (1994)

Because of a legal name rip-off, the currently-touring version of "War" has only one original member. Throw all your support instead to the real surviving members in the actual group, The LowRider Band!

© Tym Stevens

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