Sunday, February 22, 2009

Traffic: Paper Sun

Last week I chose Itchycoo Park by the Small Faces because I had named it as one my three favourite songs when interviewed by Mars Hill.

The Kinks' Waterloo Sunset has already been featured, so this week I am chosing the third of those songs: Paper Sun by Traffic.

The singer is Steve Winwood, with Dave Mason is on sitar. And you don't get videos like this any more. It shows the four members of the group (completed by Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi) looking round the Horniman Museum in south London.

As I wrote when discussing another Traffic song, they are one of the few bands you could imagine going round a museum.

Later. It is not the Horniman but the Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park in Kent.

Even later. No, it's the Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale in Brussels. Really.


Les said...

Glad to see you are writing about Traffic & Steve Winwood, the most underrated band & musician. As the late Jim Capaldi said of Steve, he was (and remains) "pound for pound the best musician on the planet," possibly ever, seeing as neither Bach nor Duke Ellington could sing.

dreamingspire said...

In a small pub last night, where we were the only 4 people there at 7 pm, they were playing a 60s compilation CD and we heard "Leader of the pack" (a song that was regarded as dangerous at the time, and banned by the BBC).