ERIC BURDON & WAR – The Black-Man’s Burdon / 1970

1. Black On Black In Black
2. Paint It Black I
3. Laurel & Hardy
4. Pintelo Negro II
5. P.C. 3
6. Black Bird
7. Paint It Black III
8. Spirit
9. Beautiful New Born Child
10. Nights In White Satin
11. The Bird & The Squirrel
12. Nuts Seeds & Life
13. Out Of Nowhere
14. Nights In White Satin
15. Sun / Moon
16. Pretty Colors
17. Gun
18. Jimbo
19. Bare Back Ride
20. Home Cookin’
21. They Can’t Take Away Our Music

I know that some people find this album inconsistent and over-rambling but that’s one of the reason why i love it. The more i listen to it, the more i like it because the performances are so fantastic. Burdon’s singing is probably at it’s strongest here, partuicuarly on ‘Paint It Black’ which is one of the greatest covers ever! They made it their own! The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is because of the lyrics which are often totally over the top in a sexual, hippy way (note the talking part in the aforementioned Paint It Black) but everything else is amazing!!

 

Bare Back Ride mp3

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