Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Keith Lawrence | CARSON, CA United States | 09/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once again WAR hits the mark with a most impressive display of Jazz,Funk and Latin rythyms. B.B.Dickerson's pounding Bass riffs makes the title cut Galaxy worthwhile in of itself. Add to that the super sax work of Charles Miller and the pounding percussions work of Papa Dee Allen and skins man Harold Brown, I can honestly say that Galaxy is their best single since Gypsy Man. The instrumental, Seven Tin Soldiers features outstanding solo works by Harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar, Guitarist Howard Scott and Keyboardist Lonnie Jordan. Hey Senorita a great Latin Based fun party song is an easy listen as is the fun and loose Baby Face a song that Johnny Guitar Watson covered back in the day....I admit a certain prejudice when it comes to WAR since I own 13 of their original albums, but I assure you that after you hear this CD, you will want to order their entire catalouge. Enjoy"
One of WAR's finest efforts
Gustavo A. Fierro-Carrion | Midland, Texas United States | 08/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of all of WAR's albums, Galaxy probably stands out as their most polished and stylish achievement, in no small measure thanks to Lee Oskar's virtuoso harmonica, complemented by WAR's trademark rich, masterful percussion. The tracks are all carefree, feel-good themes (conspicuously absent is the weighty social content that characterized their previous albums). "Hey Señorita" is an instant hit with its playful sexual overtones and Patricia Rojas' sensational Spanish voice-over. "The Seven Tin Soldiers" shines with jazzy, sophisticated, free-flowing acoustic vigor, again carried by Lee Oskar's harmonica and sustained by superlative, dazzling percussion.
An truly outstanding album even for the most fastidious of listeners."
The great transparent Galaxy in the sky
olofpalme63 | auf der flucht! | 04/02/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"War's blatant flirtation with the disco movement of the 70's was never more evident than this 1977 release. This without question was War's statement to the establishment (MCA records) that; "hey! we can do that dance thing too!". Indeed they did, right down to their double knit polyester leisure suits.
If Galaxy proved anything it was that War and Jerry Goldstein could produce something even more slick and transparent than "Why Can't We Be Friends?". Jerry and the crew being careful not to mess with a winning formula, forgot what War were really all about. And it sure as hell wasn't disco balls and butterfly collars.
War seem to be going through the motions on Galaxy. When they sing "it's out of sight, it's out of sight, it's gone" it's almost as though they're trying to convince themselves of it. Rest assured real fans blew this "out of sight" and off the turntable and put "Deliver The Word" (no pun intended) back on.