May 1970 – a song popular in this month – Spill The Wind by Eric Burdon & War
Eric Burdon sang lead on this track. Before Burdon joined, the group was known as Nite Shift and was playing backup for Deacon Jones, a former US football player who was trying to become a Soul singer. The group was re-named War and played with Burdon for two albums, both credited to “Eric Burdon and War.”
Interesting facts about Spill The Wind & Eric Burdon & War –
This is widely believed to be about, or at least heavily influenced by drugs. According to Brown, this song celebrates women: “All ladies are beautiful. You’ve got to look at them. God, I believe, put all of us here and made us all different so we could be like the flowers, you know. Like women.
The lady speaking Spanish in the background was Eric Burdon’s girlfriend.
This song features a harmonica, flute, and conga drums.
The Isley Brothers covered this in 1971 on their album Givin’ It All Back.
This was used in the movie Boogie Nights as part of a pool party scene with the porn stars.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com