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THE LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS

Traffic

 

Eclectic Prog

4.06 | 313 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is my favourite TRAFFIC album. The band recruited former BLIND FAITH bassist Rick Grech, as well as DEREK AND THE DOMINOS drummer Jim Gordon to play on this record. The music here is a blend of Rock, Folk, Jazz and R&B. I found it interesting that there are two percussionists as well as a drummer contributing to their sound on this one.

The record starts off with "Hidden Treasure" an excellent song with flute, guitar and drums. I love Steve's vocals here, especially with the flute where a sad, warm sound is created. "The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys" is an absolute masterpiece, with the African percussion, sax and piano that create a beautiful melody in this slow paced tune.

"Light Up Or Leave Me Alone" features guitar and vocals as the main focus."Rock & Roll Stew" is kind of funky, with Jim singing this time.Cool guitar melody as well. "Many A Mile To Freedom" is another favourite of mine, with lots of flute and Steve's melancholic vocals, and check out the tasteful guitar solo to end the song. The album ends with "Rainmaker" a sad tune with a nice flute intro. Sax and guitar are added to the mix on this great song.

This record is highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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