The first biography of the seminal music group WAR whose many hits include "Spill the Wine," "All Day Music," "Why Can't We Be Friends?" "Slippin' into Darkness," "The Cisco Kid," and - of course - "Low Rider." They combined rock, funk, soul, R&B, jazz, and a strong Latin vibe in their music, they have been award two Platinum and seven Gold records in their career. Their album The World is a Ghetto was the best-selling release of 1973 and a seminal work.
This book follows the group from their early incarnations when Harold Brown and Howard Scott met to form the Creators and then the Night Shift, to their partnership with former Animals lead singer Eric Burdon, to a highly successful career on their own with the core original lineup of Brown, Scott, Lee Oskar, Lonnie Jordan, B.B. Dickerson, Papa Dee Allen, and Charles Miller. The story also follows the band through their later, leaner years, and the conflicts with management that lead to a fissure and a split of performing entities that continues to this day.
Featuring original interviews, archival research, and musical analysis and commentary, Slippin' Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR tells the tale of one of the most unique bands in the history of Classic Rock-era music.