1974

WORLD WAR THREE * BARBARA MASON * BUDDAH 405 * USA

Not the sort of song that I readily associate with Barbara Mason, what's even more surprising is that she wrote it. It is surprising that she wrote it not because I would think her not capable, far from it, it's because if these strong critical sentiments are within her why did they take so long to come out. The song is a trenchant social commentary that ranges across many issues like class (poor man), race (native Americans), drugs (pushers) and other social 'problems', over a strong Funky rhythm with fade-in fade-out vocals and a female backing chorus. It was taken from her Buddah LP Lady Love, and was the eighth of twelve single releases she had on the label from 1971 to 1975.

See also:

Yes Iím Ready

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