War

Profile:
Funk group that started life in the early 1970s in Southern California, They formed out of the ashes of an earlier R&B covers group, The Creators (who also recorded as The Romeos and Señor Soul), initially naming themselves Nightshift before producer Jerry Goldstein discovered them and gave them a more distinctive name.

Their initial recordings were collaborations with Eric Burdon of English group The Animals, notably their first album 'Eric Burdon Declares "War"'. They later signed to United Artists and began releasing material on their own. Their first album was not a big success but their popularity was growing and later albums were very successful. They peaked commercially in the mid-70s with their Number 1 hit 'Low Rider'. Four members of the classic lineup from the 1970s have formed a new band (for legal reasons) called Lowrider Band.

Things started to go downhill for the group in the late 70s when bassist B.B. Dickerson left and another member, Charles Miller, was murdered. Various line-up changes followed but the original magic was lost and the group were not as successful, eventually becoming just a touring act.

A new generation has since discovered the music of War as they have been heavily sampled by hip-hop artists. The band continues to tour, although with only one of the original members.

The other original members now play as the "Lowrider Band " however due to legal restrictions they are not even allowed to advertise themselves as former members of the band.
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THL 55 War - All Day Music album art War All Day Music (Album) United Artists Records, Far Out, United Artists Records, Far Out THL 55 South Korea 1971 Sell This Version
LBG 83478 War - War album art War War (Album) United Artists Records, Far Out LBG 83478 Denmark 1971 Sell This Version
UAS-5652 War - The World Is A Ghetto album art War The World Is A Ghetto (Album) United Artists Records UAS-5652 US 1972 Sell This Version
UAI 128 War - Deliver The Word album art War Deliver The Word (Album) United Artists Records, Far Out, United Artists Records, Far Out UAI 128 Peru 1973 Sell This Version
UA-LA193-J2 War - War Live album art War War Live (Album) United Artists Records UA-LA193-J2 US 1973 Sell This Version
UA-LA441-G War - Why Can't We Be Friends? album art War Why Can't We Be Friends? (Album) United Artists Records UA-LA441-G US 1975 Sell This Version
WAR 1 War - War album art War War(LP, Album, Promo) Island Records WAR 1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
MCA 3030 War - Galaxy album art War Galaxy (Album) MCA Records MCA 3030 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9507 War - Platinum Funk album art War Platinum Funk (Album) Island Records ILPS 9507 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TC-MCG 3526, 0C 264 - 60 540 War - Different Moods Of Me album art War Presents Lonnie Jordan War Presents Lonnie Jordan - Different Moods Of Me(Cass, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records TC-MCG 3526, 0C 264 - 60 540 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TC MCF 2864, 0C 062 - 61 980 War - Youngblood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art War Youngblood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) United Artists Records TC MCF 2864, 0C 062 - 61 980 UK 1978 Sell This Version
MCA-3085 War - The Music Band album art War The Music Band (Album) MCA Records, Far Out MCA-3085 US 1979 Sell This Version
MCAC-3193 War - The Music Band 2 album art War The Music Band 2 (Album) MCA Records MCAC-3193 US 1979 Sell This Version
MCA-5156 War - The Music Band Live album art War The Music Band Live (Album, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5156 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
BC-81-3 War - Budweiser Concert Of The Month album art War / Bar-Kays War / Bar-Kays - Budweiser Concert Of The Month(LP, Transcription) Westwood One BC-81-3 US 1981 Sell This Version
104.8223 War - Outlaw album art War Outlaw (Album) RCA 104.8223 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
MCA 4183 War - The Music Band Jazz album art War The Music Band Jazz (Album) MCA Records MCA 4183 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
PL 14598 War - Life (Is So Strange) album art War Life (Is So Strange) (Album) RCA Victor PL 14598 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
CCP 5238 War - Where There's Smoke album art War Where There's Smoke (Album) Coco Plum CCP 5238 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XL9467 War - The Best Of War And More album art War The Best Of War And More (Comp) Priority Records 4XL9467 US 1987 Sell This Version
THBL 1.041 War - On Fire album art War On Fire (Album) Thunderbolt THBL 1.041 UK 1987 Sell This Version
R2 71260 War - Live At The Watts Jazz Festival - Volume 1 album art Willie Bobo / LAPD (2) / Jimmy Witherspoon / Gene Ammons, War Willie Bobo / LAPD (2) / Jimmy Witherspoon / Gene Ammons, War - Live At The Watts Jazz Festival - Volume 1 (Album) Avenue Jazz R2 71260 US 1993 Sell This Version
R4 71706 War - Peace Sign album art War Peace Sign (Album) Avenue Records R4 71706 US 1994 Sell This Version
B0020529-02 War - Evolutionary  album art War Evolutionary (2xCD) UMe B0020529-02 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
SO 2017 War - The Other Side Of War Warms Your Heart album art War The Other Side Of War Warms Your Heart(2xLP, Album) Soufflé Records SO 2017 US Unknown Sell This Version