The group Traffic

The group Traffic

fallchase
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Joined: 05 May 2004, 18:25

13 Feb 2018, 20:33 #1

Is anyone a fan of them?  They had some great stuff. Would you consider them progressive rock?  A lot of their early 70s stuff is very good.  I really like also the period that Dave Mason was in the group.  
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snarfyguy
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Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 21:37

13 Feb 2018, 23:20 #2

I like 'em for the most part.  As I understand it, Mason was in and out of the band a few times.  I'm generally not too keen on his stuff, but he had a couple of good songs.

Once a year or so I go on a binge and it's always pretty enjoyable.
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Philh
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Joined: 07 Sep 2006, 22:38

14 Feb 2018, 07:55 #3

Part of my formative years. Used to have John Barleycorn Must Die. Still spin it once a year or so (via Spotify these days).
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robbroncs
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Joined: 08 Apr 2005, 23:38

14 Feb 2018, 13:20 #4

related/unrelated.

i had a radio show while i was in college.  it was a 3 hour show on friday evenings.  one evening, halfway into the program, i had to....um....go #2.  i rifled through my cd booklets trying to find a track that was at least 10 minutes long so i can....um....unload.  i saw my Traffic disc and thought "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" is well over 11 minutes, and should buy me enough time to....um....take care of business.  The restroom was at the end of a long corridor.  halfway though this corridor was a television.  i would turn it to the local station, which in the evenings would just show some blurbs with the radio station playing in the background.  a little self-promotion, if you will.  I went in the lavatory to....um....drop the kids off and then wash up.  Only eight minutes had expired!  plenty of time to go down the adjacent corridor to grab some French Onion Sun Chips from the vending machine.   while i was briskly walking back i passed the TV, which was playing di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di ..................houston, we have a problem............... i run into the dj booth to find the track has started skipping 1:47 into the track.  for at least 8-9 minutes and the phone ringing.  i stopped the song, apologized, answered the phone on-air, and there's my friend laughing asking "what the fuck? were you taking a shit?????"  gladly, due to his cussing, i was able to reach the "Dump Button" on time.   pun intended. 
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Joined: 20 Jan 2006, 20:39

14 Feb 2018, 17:18 #5

^^^

I enjoyed that.


My mother liked Traffic: and we had the Traffic album (that wasn't really called You Can All Join In) for as long as I can remember; I liked 10,000 Headmen (Dave Mason, I think) and Hole in my Shoe and Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush - especially that. I never got onto the later stuff (all I had was spent on Bowie LPs and the like), and now it might be too late. I'll give John Barlycorn a go..
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fallchase
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14 Feb 2018, 23:06 #6

Philh wrote: Part of my formative years. Used to have John Barleycorn Must Die. Still spin it once a year or so (via Spotify these days).
Absolutely fantastic album 
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