Friday, August 05, 2016

3302. The Temptations - War
From: Psychedelic Shack; Year: 1970; Genre: Funk/Soul/Motown
When I was doing some outdoor work I had this one pop into my mind and not go away, so I'd figured I go ahead and make it my 152nd Funky Friday pick in a row. Most would probably remember the Edwin Starr version of this anti-war song, which is definitely a great tune, but most don't realize that it was not the original. The Temptations recorded it, but was not released as a single because Motown didn't want to turn off The Temptations more conservative followers, so they went with Edwin Starr instead, which became a smash hit.
In this version I love the vocals and what they're doing both in the lead and background, which is simply amazing and the music is excellently done as always.

Hear War on YouTube.

My song pick one year ago today: Eric Stuart Band - Lipstick & Barbed Wire

My song pick two years ago today: Band of Horses - A Little Biblical

My song pick three years ago today: Kansas - Portrait (He Knew)

My song pick four years ago today: Nightwish - Passion and the Opera

My song pick five years ago today: Seven Mary Three - Cumbersome

My song pick six years ago today: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) - Let It Ride

My song pick seven years ago today: Queen - Flash

My song pick eight years ago today: Joe Cocker - When The Night Comes

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