Thursday, October 18, 2012

Watch Traffic in the Magical Mystery Tour

[Later. The video soon disappeared from Youtube, but you can watch it here.]

On Monday I mentioned that one of the outtakes included on the new Magical Mystery Tour DVD shows the band Traffic. Thanks to the wonders of Youtube I can now show it to you.

It begins with an absurdly young Steve Winwood and he is soon joined by Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason.

Mason came and went a couple of times in the band's history, but essentially he was thrown out by the others because they hated his song "Hole in My Shoe" so much. It is sad that it is for that song that Traffic tend to be remembered in Britain, even above their wonderful single "Paper Sun".

By contrast, in America they are remembered for chemically advanced tours de force like this.

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