In 1969 Eric Burdon had already been through two groups of Animals and one solo project backed by the Horace Ott orchestra when he came across a group in LA called The Night Shift who were playing a rhythm led mix of blues and funk. They joined forces and changed the band's name to War.
They only stayed together for a couple of years, releasing 2 albums. Magic Mountain was recorded during sessions for their debut, Eric Burdon declares WAR . It never made it onto the album, but was released as the b side of world wide hit Spill The Wine off the same album.
It was also included on Love Is All Around, a CD of out-takes and live stuff which was released in '76.
You will probably recognize those lazy sax's in the intro as it was sampled by De La Soul on 3 Feet High And Rising.
(click here to buy The Best of Eric Burdon & War from AmazonUK)