Lowrider Band Drummer Harold Brown: "Houston Has a Special Soul"

(Excerpt from Houston Press)

Last summer, the Miller Outdoor Theatre presented a multi-racial ’70s band who performed such recognizable FM radio classics as “Spill the Wine,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “The Cisco Kid,” “All Day Music,” and — of course — “Low Rider.”

This summer, Miller presents another multi-racial ’70s band who will perform all those same hits. But with a different name, though this group has four times as many members who actually played on those records.

Confused? Welcome to the 2014 strange saga of two groups: *** and the Lowrider Band.

“You can take away our name, but you can’t take away our music!” says Lowrider drummer Harold Brown, who was…also the drummer for ***, invoking the title of one of their earliest songs.

In a nutshell, after they split with English singer and ex-Animal Eric Burdon, *** went on to a hugely successful career of their own.

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