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|Eric Burdon, War|
Eric Burdon Declares War
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Capturing the improvisational energy the band would soon become famous for, WAR's debut with Animals frontman Eric Burdon burst on the scene and on the charts with the erotic, Latin-tinged hit "Spill The Wine." For rock ic... more »
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Capturing the improvisational energy the band would soon become famous for, WAR's debut with Animals frontman Eric Burdon burst on the scene and on the charts with the erotic, Latin-tinged hit "Spill The Wine." For rock icon Burdon it was a dream come true, blending his powerful vocal style with a raw and creative blues band. Standout tracks include "Vision Of Rassan," "Blues For Memphis Slim," and the simmering soul revamp of John D. Loudermilk's blues classic "Tobacco Road."
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B. Bowman | Jersey, United States | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have loved this disc ever since hearing the opening piano part on "The Vision of Rassan". What an opening! There have been very few times where the beginning of a CD commands my attention like this one does. Its interesting to hear War in their early stages and how Eric Burdon influenced their musical approach. Burdon's voice is in top form and his raspy blues tone is in full effect. His influence is apparent on songs like "Blues For Memphis Slim". Of course, "Spill The Wine" is the best known song off this one, but overall this is a great album."
Burdon's hippie logic gets in the way of War
olofpalme63 | auf der flucht! | 04/04/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's quite disturbing that War's sound wasn't showcased more in Eric Burdon (The Animals) & War's 1970 MGM debut. Even though Eric Burdon declares "War" yielded the smash hit Spill The Wine, you're hard pressed to remember anything you've heard on this LP other than bits and pieces of Eric Burdon's endless ramblings. And that's a shame, because what you have here backing up Burdon's ego and face time is a damn good band.
Burdon's hippie rhetoric reaches sweltering highs and catastrophic lows under the guidance of Jerry Goldstein's production. The pompous Tobacco Road would have been much better in single mode. Instead it's presented here in long form (I Have A Dream version), thus making the road seem like a long and exhaustive black top. Roll On Kirk minus the Dedication is another example. The band close out the set with the gem You're No Stranger, which just so happens to be worth the price of admission alone.
A Must-Have Album in your Collection
B. Stephenson | Las Vegas, NV | 11/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I were trapped on a deserted island for the rest of my life, and could only have 10 albums with me....This would be one of them!"