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Freewheeling War mixed rock jazz and soul influences into a spicy stew throughout the 70s resulting in a series of RB and pop hits sporting funky melodies and politically aware messages Born in Long Beach in 1969 the large combo initially served as rocker Eric Burdons group backing the ex-Animal on his 1970 million-seller Spill the Wine Bidding Burdon adieu the band signed with United Artists in 1971 and enjoyed its first smash the next year with Slippin into Darkness Tapping into a sizzling horn-fueled rocksoul synthesis The World Is a Ghetto The Cisco Kid and Why Cant We Be Friends all went gold during the mid-70s Despite numerous personnel and label changes War remained eminent throughout the 80sIn the early 90s War experienced a revival partially due to the fact that all of their albums were reissued But the group was also acknowledged as a primary influence on contemporary RB and hip-hop War returned to recording in 1994 capitalize on their new-found popularity While 94s War wasnt a blockbuster it was a moderate success enabling the group to continue recording into the late 90sWar may be available for your next special event Call usPlease note that the above images may not accurately portray current band membership Specifically Harold Brown and Howard Scott do not play in the group WAR any longer On January 11 2001 we were informed that the ownership of the name WAR is currently in litigation in the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
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