#1
Haven't seen a Traffic thread in a while... great band. John Barleycorn Must Die, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory, When the Eagle Flies, Mr. Fantasy and Low Spark of High Heeled Boys are great studio albums, and On the Road is one hell of a live album.

One, we can discuss Traffic, but two, I also have a question: does anyone have Last Great Traffic Jam and is it worth getting?
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#2
Finally, I don't think i've ever seen a Traffic thread. My parents first got me into them when I never heard of them before.. Now they're probably one of my top 10 favorite bands.

I don't have the Last Great Traffic Jam, but I did see clips of the video, and it looked pretty good.. and Jerry Garcia was on it..
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#3
Yeah, I like them. I only have their greatest hits though.
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#5
Always enjoyed them in doses, a whole album of their stuff just loses my attention.
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Ah, I love Traffic. Steve Winwood is a great musician (I his voice). Medicated Goo is one of my favorite songs ever.

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One, we can discuss Traffic, but two, I also have a question: does anyone have Last Great Traffic Jam and is it worth getting?
I have the DVD, and I like it a lot.

EDIT: John Barleycorn Must Die is a great, great album.
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I have got the album and I can safely say that its worth getting!
The only songs I dont like on it are
40,000 headman (or sumin)
Glad and the first one off the second disk (cant remember name)

Plus Mozambique has one of teh greatest riffs me thinks
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I have got the album and I can safely say that its worth getting!
The only songs I dont like on it are
40,000 headman (or sumin)
Glad and the first one off the second disk (cant remember name)

Plus Mozambique has one of teh greatest riffs me thinks
you don't like Glad?!
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Nope it has never jumped out at me (or prehaps as my mum loves it is why I dont lol)
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#10
Last Exit is my favorite. Sure it's an album of leftovers, but it has the 3 best Traffic songs, Medicated Goo, Withering Tree and Shanghi Noodle Factory.

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#11
^^...Steve Winwood?
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wouldnt suprise me
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#13
Traffic are easily one of my favorite bands.

Every album of theirs is amazing. By far, though, my favorite album, though live, is On the Road.

The power of the opening song (well, two songs ), Glad/Freedom Rider, is unbelievable.

I also highly recommend checking out another excellent live album entitled Welcome to the Canteen.
#14
Traffic is nuts. I was gonna make a thread but just found this. I have their first 2 albums (Mr Fantasy, Traffic) and would like to get John Barleycorn Must Die, from which Ive only heard "freedom rider". These guys sound is wonderfully rich. The incorporation of non standard rock instruments is so key to their sound in my opinion.

House for Everyone is a great song, perhaps my favourite from what ive heard.
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#16
Traffic's great. I checked them out after I started listening to Blind Faith.
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Indeed. Winwood and Clapton? Almost as good as Bruce and Clapton.
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#19
Kind of funny story (to me at least)...

I was riding with my best friend and his father to a Braves game (in his Cadillac), listening to XM Radio.

We always try and guess who is the artist on the radio...well anyways so a song comes on and we all guess some bullshit...and we push the button...and his dad goes..."Traffic, F**K!!!" (They were apparently his nemesis in the song guessing game).

It was great...so we bought him a Traffic CD for his birthday.

And crazy enough, I researched them...realized who Steve Winwood was (Clapton is my favorite...so I made the Blind Faith connection)... and Traffic is now easily in my Top 10 favorite bands ever.

My favorite song is "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"...but of course "Dear Mr. Fantsay" and "Feelin' Alright" are great.

I prefer Winwood's songs over Mason's...mainly just because Winwood's voice is so incredible. He is so talented.

Great Great Band...very sad that few people have heard of them.
#21
I wasn't sure which Traffic thread to revive, as there are a number of them, but this one had the most posts... well anyway
Traffic is an absolutely fantastic band and extremely underrated in today's music. The jazzy, smooth vibes, the phenomenal playing, and just the whole lot of variety in each song are incredible. I've had Traffic for a few weeks now and just got John Barleycorn Must Die today, and I've just been blown away.
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#22
^^Oh man, I haven't listened to John Barleycorn in a long time. What a great album. Steve Winwood is one of the most under appreciated musicians in Classic Rock. The man can do it all.
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#23
^ He's incredible. It's almost astounding that he's not well-known. Hell, the whole band needs more recognition.
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#25
Anyone else see Steve Winwood absolutely steal the show at Crossroads when he played "Dear Mr. Fantasy"? One of the best solos I have ever seen.

If you are interested:
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=rcdVLyxWZZw

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#26
^ Nice, it even shut the damn birds up for 8 minutes.
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#28
^^Yeah, I do. I only listened to it once through, but it is very good.
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#29
I enjoyed it a lot too. Not as much as any Traffic album, but it was good on its own merit.

I believe that I'll be seeing Mr. Winwood with Tom Petty in a couple of weeks, so I'm assuming that he'll be playing that album in-full, or at least the majority of it.
#30
^^Yeah, I've got my tickets. You couldn't ask for a better pairing of artists.
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