Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eric Burdon Declares ''War''



Year : 1970
Label : MGM
Genre : Rock, Soul, Jazz
Style : Psychedelic Rock, Funk/Soul, Rhythm & Blues

In 1969, Eric Burdon left The Animals and joined the californian Funk/Blues band War. The band released two albums and published one B-Sides compilation in 1976, before Eric left the group. The album starts with The Vision of Rassan, a tribute to the great multi-saxophonist, the jazzman Rahsaan Roland Kirk followed by Tobacco Road which told us the history of the Afro-American slaves way. Others titles include Spill The Wine which appears on Paul Thomas Anderson's movie Boogie Night and was covered by jazz guitarist, Melvin Sparks, another tribute for Memphis Slim & the short track You're No Stranger. On the back cover is printed : "We the people have declared war against the people for the right to love each other". Artwork concept by Eric Burdon, design by The Visual Thing, produced by Jerry Goldstein.

Eric Burdon_lead vocal
Bee Bee Dickerson_bass, vocals
Dee Allen_congas, percussion
Harold Brown_drums
Charles Miller_flute, tenor saxophone
Howard Scott_guitar, vocals
Lee Oskar_harmonica
Lonnie Jordan_organ & piano

01. The Vision Of Rassan
  • Dedication
  • Roll On Kirk
02. Tobacco Road
  • Tobacco Road
  • I Have A Dream
  • Tobacco Road
03. Spill The Wine

04. Blues For Memphis Slim
  • Birth
  • Mother Earth
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Danish Pastry
  • Mother Earth

05. You're No Stranger
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