Saturday, May 24, 2014

CD Review: War Returns After Twenty Years With An "Evolutionary" New Album

The California funk/rock band War began 45 years ago, breaking into the music charts with the top 20 album "Eric Burdon Declares War." The band is known for many of their classic hits like "The Cisco Kid," "Why Can't We Be Friends" and "Low Rider." Their last studio album "Peace Sign" came out in 1994 and barely scrapped the Billboard Album Charts, but after a twenty year absence, War decided to go into the studio and create some new music. On May 20th, the band released their nineteenth studio album entitled "Evolutionary" and to help promote the new album, it is being released with a bonus disc "War Greatest Hits."

The songs on this new release make it feel as if they never stopped recording as their music feels so timeless. The opening song "That L.A. Sunshine" should definitely be the soundtrack to the summer as the band gather together all the right ingredients for a pop single. Long-time fans will enjoy the nine-minute funk masterpiece jam of "It's Our Right/Funky Tonk," while new fans will get into the reggae groove of "Just Like Us." They transport you back to seventies with the disco dance funk of "Scream Stream," then bring you back to the sounds of today with the R&B flavor of "Outer Space." The band find their follow-up to "Low Rider with the bass groove of "Bounce," before closing with a walk through the past with "It's My Life." No matter what era of music is popular, War stick to what they know and love, creating music that is consistently pure and truthful.

War are currently on the road promoting their new album "Evolutionary." For a complete list of dates and for more information on their new release, please visit

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