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THE LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS

Traffic

 

Eclectic Prog

4.06 | 301 ratings

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TheCrimsonPrince
5 stars This was the release the band was building up to their whole career. For me, their earlier albums are all-over-the- place, but this is where they succeed in finding their sound.

The band leans more towards rock than prog, ditching the symphonic overtones and heavy instrumentation even in their longest song. Each song is slow and bluesy but not dragging; Light Up Or Leave Me Alone, notably.

Hidden Treasure and Rainmaker are my personal favorites, but who could forget their most recognizable hit, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys? Traffic's lyricism hits its peak on this 12 minute track, but you can interpret it however you like. I lose it whenever the piano solo comes up - it is the pinnacle of jazz-rock blended with eclectic rock.

TheCrimsonPrince | 5/5 |

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