Eric Burdon Declares "War" is the first of two original albums by funk band Eric Burdon and War, released on MGM Records in April 1970. It peaked at number 18 on record charts in the USA, number 50 in the UK, and number 7 in Australia. The back cover includes this declaration: "We the People, have declared War against the People, for the right to love each other". The album received a gold record award.
The debut effort by Eric Burdon and War was an erratic effort that hinted at more potential than it actually delivered. Three of the five tunes are meandering ic jams, two of which, "Tobacco Road" and "Blues for Memphis Slim," chug along for nearly 15 minutes. These showcase the then-unknown War's funky fusion, and Burdon's still-impressive vocals, but suffer from a lack of focus and substance. Spill the Wine," on the other hand, is inarguably the greatest moment of the Burdon-fronted lineup. Not only was this goofy funk, shaggy-dog.
Design – Eric Burdon. Design – The Visual Thing. Drums – Harold Brown. Engineer – Chris Huston. Cover Note: This album was originally issued as MGM 4/70. 1970 & 1992 Avenue Records/Far Out Productions, In. a Division of Audio Video Entertainment, Inc. Issued in a standard jewel case with a 6-page folded booklet. Differs from Eric Burdon Declares "War", Eric Burdon Declares "War" and Eric Burdon Declares "War" because of other Identifiers.
Eric Burdon Declares War Q&A. Featuring Eric Burdon. Writers B. B. Dickerson, Charles Miller, Eric Burdon & 8 more. Show all albums by War. Home.
Eric Burdon Declares "War" is the first of two original albums by funk band Eric Burdon and War, released on MGM Records in April 1970. In 1981, LA Records (producer Jerry Goldstein's own label) reissued the album under the title Spill the Wine . He is also known for his aggressive stage performances. In 2008, he was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Eric Burdon discography. Eric Burdon was a lead vocalist with The Animals, War, and other bands. Jerry Goldstein (producer).
Eric Burdon is an excellent vocalist; but it's really WAR that carries the weight here. Eric Burdon was still in a Trippy Psychedelic phase during this time - probably a little out of sync with the direction of WAR - so you get an interesting hybrid. This album might have the greatest appeal to fans of the early 70's music, where there we so many musical styles being explored, merged. In the context of the period, this is an interesting and mostly enjoyable album.
Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll .