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  WAR - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An American original; WAR was the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B, while transcending racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up; a musical melting pot and an enduring influence that has sold nearly 25 million records to date.
In late 1971 WAR released All Day Music, the title track would be the group's first hit single, and their first gold single "Slippin' Into Darkness" followed propelling the album to over 1_ million sales and a winning streak that would continue for years.
Although, WAR would never rekindle the level of prosperity that was reached in the mid-seventies, it continued to record releasing the albums: The Music Band (1979), The Music Band 2 (1980), and Outlaw (1982).
www.wartheband.com /history.lasso   (1760 words)

  War (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
War was a multiracial, multicultural American funk band of the 1970s from the Los Angeles area of California.
In late 1971, WAR released [[All Day Music]], which included the hit singles "All Day Music" and "Slippin' into Darkness." In 1972 the band's sound was refined and deepened with the release of The World Is a Ghetto; a celebratory, reflective, and gritty album which established WAR as the forefront of funk and brown-eyed soul.
Although, WAR would never rekindle the level of prosperity that was reached in the mid-seventies, it continued to record releasing the albums: The Music Band (1979), The Music Band 2 (1980), and Outlaw (1982).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/War_(band)   (1492 words)

 War (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The album opens with "Sunday Bloody Sunday", an ardent protest song and already a significant departure from the themes of innocence and spirituality displayed on the group's first two albums.
The sound is much more raw than that of the band's other albums, with the drums mixed prominently and the guitar treated relatively lightly, befitting the forceful lyrical matter of the songs.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 221 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/War_(album)   (601 words)

 War - Book War for Corporate Events, Fund Raisers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WAR was a crossover phenomenon that finally and forever fused rock, jazz, Latin and RandB.
On Peace Sign (Avenue Records #71706), the band's 18th major label album, WAR proves to be as relevant as ever, and as funky.
WAR's grooves were being sampled by artists of the new art form and songs such as "Slippin' Into Darkness," "The Cisco Kid," and "Low Rider" were being discovered by a new audience.
www.onlinetalent.com /WAR_homepage.html   (414 words)

 HYBRIDMAGAZINE.COM | REVIEWS | Sleep Station - After The War album review
I've listened to the album many times since then, and it continues to grow on me, particularly after I pored over the lyrics enough to determine the intent of each song, and evaluate the contiguity of the album as a whole.
To be a truly effective concept album, a theme should be carried all the way through, but also provide some sort of character or situational development such that the album tells a story as a whole that expands beyond the situations detailed in the individual songs.
As a result, the album is conspicuously lacking in the synergy one expects from either of such endeavors.
www.hybridmagazine.com /reviews/0704/sleepstation.shtml   (950 words)

 Guide to the Album File[ca. 1880-ca. 1980](Bulk 1860-1920)PR 002Processed by Janet Murray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Albums depicting ships, hunting, fishing and camping, costume balls, picnics, sports such as boxing and fencing, and one depicting the career of Richard I of the Crag, a bull terrier show-dog, are other examples of subjects found in the Album File.
Most of the volumes in the Album File are manufactured albums made specifically to contain photographs: carte-de-visite albums, albums with brittle, fl kraft paper pages from the late 19th and early 20th century, and three-hole binders with plastic-covered pages.
Albums are filed sequentially by numbers assigned during the creation of the database that provides access to key information about the albums.
dlib.nyu.edu /affiliates/NYHS/findingaids/Albumb.html   (3638 words)

 Neil Young - Living with War (Album Review)
Throughout Young’s career, neither his patriotism nor his spiritual convictions have ever wavered, and he holds hard-working Americans as well as their families in high regard, while downright despising those who abuse the power and the privileges that are granted to them.
Nevertheless, there’s an urgency to the album that has been strikingly absent from rock music for several decades and buried within the affair are several tracks that not only serve to innoculate him from the usual right-wing charges of "blaming America first" but also grant the collection a more timeless resonance.
On Living with War, Young essentially caps a trilogy of song cycles that have found him shifting from thoughtfully asking the electorate "Are you passionate?" to fervently portraying in all its ragged glory his visceral reaction to what has become of the post-9/11 world, and this time, he seems to have everyone’s attention.
www.musicbox-online.com /reviews-2006/neilyoung-livingwithwar.html   (681 words)

Finally, the album closes with a fast-paced, Club Mix of "War", with soaring vocals with no lyrics, almost like the sound of angels singing.Ê And to close the album, these thoughtful artists include a silent track just over a minute long in remembrance of those touched by the devastating acts of Sept. 11, 2001.
Although much of War showcases a more energetic electro edge, Regenerator mangages to slow thigs down as heard on "Nowhere" or the crisp electro goth stylings of the somber, "Colours." Also included on the album is the band's great cover of "Love My Way," where they inject an eerie duality to this Psychedelic Furs classic.
When you read the title "War" and knowing that this CD is dedicated to those who lost their lives on 11th September in the WTC-towers you kind of expect some brutal EBM-noises in Wumpscut-style but even if all songs are noted with how many beats they have per minute this is rather soft.
www.regenerator.net /revwar.html   (3810 words)

 Treble: Sleep Station - After the War
Instead, the album is a nostalgic collection of tunes telling the stories of those involved in World War II.
The album flows like musical theater, with sound effects of the time (radio broadcasts, gunfire, drum marches) separating blocks of music.
While the idea of a concept album about World War II seems a little cheesy, it's hard to fault Sleep Station for their earnestness.
www.treblezine.com /viewer.cgi?id=94&type=r   (379 words)

 * Dusted Reviews - Weird War *   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The new album from Washington DC’s Weird War opens with the brief “Intro (Music for Masturbation),” on which sexually explicit moaning plays over a bass line that the band recycles on the very next track.
The part about “retro self-indulgence” may be crossing the line: Weird War, like Svenonius’ and bandmate Michelle Mae’s previous outfit, the Make-Up, has a noticeable R&B influence (and Mae strikes each and every bass note so that we can hear it), but Weird War is also a distinctly contemporary outfit.
Energy is eternal delight, as William Blake once wrote, and an album designed as a testament to the wonders of perseverance and commitment needs to be, when you really think about it, a party album.
www.dustedmagazine.com /reviews/1258   (783 words)

 Collectible Record Album Cover, U2 - War Album, Rock & Roll Music
War had a stronger political message than its predecessors, as evidenced by the U.K., college radio, and MTV hits ^Sunday Bloody Sunday^ and ^New Year's Day.^ During the supporting tour, the band filmed its concert at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, releasing the show as an EP and video titled Under a Blood Red Sky.
Greeted with enthusiastic reviews, many of which proclaimed the album a masterpiece, The Joshua Tree became the band's first American number one hit and its third straight album to enter the U.K. charts at number one; in England, it set a record by going platinum within 28 hours.
While the sessions for the album were difficult, the resulting record, Achtung Baby, represented a successful reinvention of the band's trademark sound.
www.tunescompany.com /record_album_covers/u2_-_war_record_album_cover.asp   (1858 words)

 The War Album
In the year of release of this album, mainly due to lack of political concern and knowledge, and in the absence of a fresh ideology fit for modern challenges, an unprecedented amount of atrocious wars is plaguing the planet earth.
At the time of release of this album, those lousy nationalist wars, independance wars, tribal and civil wars, religious integrism, racial and sexual oppression torture, jail and kill millions of innocent children, women and men all over the world.
War was welcomed by several Rastafarian 'cultural' sound systems in Jamaica and the U.K.; It was also played on Jamaica's Irie FM reggae radio right away, instantly creating a buzz among Rastafarians all around the island.
rastafusion.free.fr /the_war_album.htm   (2169 words)

 The Morning News - Sunlit Pictures: A War Album, by Tobias Seamon
The fact that much of our world has been at war for much of our existence, and that it is truly rare for a people not to be gripped by that fist, is merely a variation on the same theme.
In 1973, legislation was passed to add the remains of an unidentified soldier from the war in Vietnam to the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
During World War II, the spire of the Church of St. Pierre in the city of Caen was unintentionally destroyed by a single artillery round.
www.themorningnews.org /archives/stories/sunlit_pictures_a_war_album.php   (2111 words)

 WAR - Funk/Jazz/Soul/Latin,
War had a unique sound, a combination of funk, randb, gospel and latin jazz (not to mention the harmonica of Lee Oskar and saxophone of Charles Miller) that had wide appeal that crossed racial lines.
The album "Deliver The Word" brought us "Me & Baby Brother.wav file 30 K", one of their funkiest songs, which was influenced by Sly and The Family Stone.
War went on to make more albums and hits including "Galaxy" and "Peace Sign" from their last album.
www.soul-patrol.com /funk/war.htm   (1779 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: War: Music: U2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Like many reviewers say, you really need to listen to U2 albums more than once, there is a huge difference between hearing and listening, and over the years the band has taught me to listen to the lyrics, not just for their songs but other artists as well.
This is the album that saw U2 go from being a slightly "cult" band to being a huge band that had chart hits as well as albums, and, all of a sudden, everyone claimed to like them, which was rather annoying at the time.
This album lacks the effervescent rawness of "Boy", but they had made huge steps here and this proves to be the last of the "unpolished" albums, when the band were still seen, by some, as post-punk semi new-romantics in the Echo and the Bunnymen vein.
www.amazon.co.uk /War-U2/dp/B000001F3C   (1468 words)

 LancasterOnline.com: Young's Anti-War Album a Growing Drumbeat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Justin Sane from the rock group Anti-Flag, which has been active in its opposition to the war and President Bush, said artists have always been at the forefront of social change, and expressing political views in song is a way to bring attention to issues being overlooked in the mainstream media.
If there's a growing number of artists expressing their opinions about the war, Sane said, it's because "people who may have ignored it before can no longer ignore it, and artists who ignored it before can no longer ignore it.
Still, songs with a political context remain in the minority, and there hasn't been an overwhelming indictment of the war or Bush in a multitude of songs.
ap.lancasteronline.com /4/music_young_protest   (525 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Rush to download War Child album
Ben Drury, managing director of War Child's retail partner 7 Digital, said no other complete album had been downloaded at such a rate.
The War Child site crashed under the demand and the album is on course to be the biggest selling download album, organisers say.
War Child patrons Keane recorded a version of Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road while Kaiser Chiefs covered I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/4238542.stm   (463 words)

 Rolling Stone : War : Review
It was also musically uncomplicated; these four young Dubliners had an instinctive sense for making the most out of simple shifts in dynamics and elementary voicings, and it gave their sound a rough, exhilarating grandiloquence.
With their third album, War, U2 have found just such a perspective, and with it, have generated their most fulfilling work vet.
The albums briallance comes in the softer moments though, with the sad reflection of Drowning Man and the benidiction of 40 that closes the album.
www.rollingstone.com /reviews/album/210489/review/6067451/war   (986 words)

 War album - the third U2 LP
War was the third LP to be released by U2.
This LP was more political in nature than the two that had gone before, and signalled U2's intention to be a band that was prepared to speak out on major issues.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord." (References taken fron New International Version of the Bible) "40" was used for several years as the closing song at U2 concerts, and the words "How long to sing this song?" were echoed each night by fans as they left the show.
www.threechordsandthetruth.net /u2albums/war.htm   (704 words)

 Weird War : Weird War - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Even the album's liner notes -- a sociopolitical deconstruction of the rock group concept, presented as an interview with Hype Hair magazine -- is a deft mix of the Make-Up's manifestos and Royal Trux's rambling, hyper-literate paranoia.
However, as is the case with many supergroups, Weird War isn't quite as solid as they could've been, considering the amount of talent involved.
Overall, the album is a fun, enjoyably tossed-off collection that should appeal to most Royal Trux and Make-Up fans.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,1701285,00.html   (382 words)

The release of Living with War prompted a fury of controversy and media attention that Young hadn't encountered in nearly a decade, but all the hoopla missed the point that this is perhaps the artist's most skillful work to date.
But it is unfair to claim that Young's album is limited to unsubtle bashing of the Bush administration; he is in fact quite keen on coming to terms with what war means for everyone in the world.
Some saw it for what it was: an attempt to chronicle the story of Flight 93 from the perspective of a passenger talking to his wife on a cell phone, and then moving down the aisle to stop the terrorists from accomplishing their goal.
www.neilyoung.com /lwwtoday/index.html   (4316 words)

 NEIL YOUNG - Living With War
The Great Debate section, which collects all the pro and con reviews of Young’s Living With War album is also now available at LWW Today, allowing readers to fully trace all the critical reactions to the controversial release.
His new album, "Living With War" (Reprise), was recorded and mostly written three to four weeks ago and as of Friday can be heard in its entirety free on his Web site, www.neilyoung.com, and on satellite radio networks.
The album also strikes a chord of empathy with soldiers separated from their families, and features lyrics ridiculing America's consumer culture, political corruption and religious fundamentalism.
www.livingwithwar.blogspot.com   (5297 words)

 CMT.com : News : Steve Earle Launches Anti-War Album   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The revolution Earle calls for in the album's title cut is essentially a personal one that, ideally, will lead to larger social changes.
Wars that are happening now don't happen for any other reason than money.
Jerusalem [the 2002 album that contained the controversial song about the 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh] is about my discovery of how ignorant we are of Islam -- including me. … This record I wanted out before the election.
www.cmt.com /news/articles/1490705/20040901/earle_steve.jhtml   (1692 words)

Audio War is the brainchild of Graham Rayner - songwriter for Cubanate and several tracks on the Gran Turismo soundtrack - and K-Nitrate programmer Christian Weber.
The band are currently in the studio working on the third, and as yet untitled, album that promises to push the sound of Audio War still further in what has been described as their uniquely "eclectic" and "infectious" blend of riffs and rhythms.
This album is by far one of the best I have heard to date, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
www.myspace.com /audiowaruk   (877 words)

 Adrian's Album Reviews : U2
'War' is far from perfect mind you, although yes, it was their best album at this stage.
I mean, this album was released after Achtung Baby, another ground breaking record, and for these guys to come up with Zooropa, which in my opinion is not better but way more intriguing than Achtung Baby, says a lot about how good U2 could be.
This album seemed seemed strong when it came out, but in retrospect, I think it was embraced more than anything because of the absence or kitch and irony.
www.adriandenning.co.uk /u2.html   (10470 words)

 ..:: U2 Discography - War Album / U2 - U2Wanderer.org ::..
War was U2's third studio album, and is considered by many to be the first "classic" of U2's career.
It was definitely this album which raised U2's profile around the world, expecially in North America where the band had only limited success prior to this.
The War album would spawn a very successful world tour, and the fall of 1983 would see the release of Under a Blood Red Sky, a live album which captured songs from several live dates on the tour.
www.u2wanderer.org /disco/alb003.html   (614 words)

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