TRAFFIC — The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (review)

TRAFFIC — The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys album cover Album · 1971 · Jazz Related Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Sean Trane
Hardly ever has there been such a beautiful Love and Peace-Hippy start to an album with spine-tingling vocals such as Hidden Treasure. Most of side 1 is taken up by the 12 min+ stunning title-track, slow in developing (some critics have suggested because low on idea but the atmosphere is the idea) and climaxing only to restart by the same piano notes - delightful.

Side 2 starts off with a rocker, but soon peaks after Freedom to end on another high-note with the slow but ambiance-full Rainmaker. Too bad for the short throw away rocker (and inspiration-low) Light Up or Leave Me Alone but representing the rebel side of hippydom.



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