Eric Burdon Declares War
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I can't help but wonder, however, what the second camp wished the band had achieved or what standard they expected the band to measure up to. Yes, three of the four compositions originally released on "Eric Burdon Declares War" are extended performances. This seems to be the biggest rub for the album's detractors, and I can only chalk it up to personal taste.
It may sound like a cop out for me to say that. Reviews are supposed to enlighten and articulate a position rather than abandon it, right? But that's my point. I have yet to read a negative review that articulates why this recording is so disappointing other than to say the performances are extended. From there it seems to degenerate into either a dogmatic position or a personal attack. Subjective words abound such as disturbing, endless, rambling, shame, ego, hippie, rhetoric, catastrophic, pompous, long and exhaustive (to quote eleven negative comments in olofpalme63's review of a mere two paragraphs), not to mention words like LSD, druggie, psychedelic, meandering, erratic, jamming, et. al. from other reviews.
Worse yet, the positive comments contained in these negative reviews more often than not seem so off the mark that they undermine the credibility of the review. Olofpalme63's assertion that the toss-off "You're No Stranger" (dug out of the vaults for a CD bonus track) is worth the price of admission is a great example.Read more ›
I also had the privilege to see them on stage in Paris in the early 70s, a 4 hours concert taking place after the "regular" show at the Olympia Theater. The musicians and the audience were so hot (and high) that the band wouldn't leave the stage. The staff cut the amps, and the concert continued for one hour all acoustic. This is also the best concert I have ever seen.
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I was more than pleasedand satisfied when i received one of my all time favorite album.It brought me back to the times when the music was
real ART.What more can i say. Read more
The three stars are for the fact that a CD booklet is not included in the CD, and is not downloadable from the WAR website, as indicated in the CD insert (correct as of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Geary S. Mizuno
The first abum by War (Eric Burdon would remain a member for two albums and also on a later compilation of outtakes) featurin Eric Burdon remains a stone cold classic album. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wayne Klein
You are probably familiar with 'Spill the Wine', the great single and best song from this album; but there are other interesting nuggets here. This is a tough album to review. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert W. Fish
Still a great sounding record (even if it is not to everone's taste). The record company has not seen fit to include a booklet for this release, instead you are given instructions... Read morePublished 12 months ago by GtheK
Had this album on vinyl and wore out many copies, finally got it on disc so I could enjoy it without having to wear it out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. D. Blair