Burdon & War- Eric Burdon Declares "War"
August 18, 1992
Original Release Date: 1970
1. Vision Of Rassan: Dedication / Roll On Kirk
2. Tobacco Road: Tobacco Road / I Have A Dream / Tobacco
3. Spill The Wine
4. Blues For Memphis Slim: Birth / Mother Earth / Mr. Charlie
/ Danish Pastry / Mother Earth
5. You're No Stranger
What a great comeback effort from our favorite band
The Animals' Eric Burdon. This time he comes back with
a totally different outlook in life. He leads one of
the funkiest R&B bands WAR into a soulful and bluesy
moment. This is Eric Burdon at his most sentimental
without trying to sound black. One may think that he
is indeed black from listening such bluesy tunes such
as "Tabacco Road" and "Blues for Memphis Slim." The
first song, "The Vision of Rassan" sets the unusual
dark tone of this album. And Eric manages to make this
a consistent effort, paying tribute to blues greats
such as Memphis Slim. The form of the music is a tribute
to James Brown, WAR, Chuck Berry, The Doors and the
good old R&B, making Jim Morrison sound indeed too white.
I can't help to classify this CD into my blues section.
This is indeed the good old blues we're familiar with,
added to a modern touch skillfully configured by Eric
Burdon. A must-have blues album of the century.