Sunday 21 June 2020

Traffic - Last Exit (1969)

The third album from this British band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of saxophones, flutes, organ, drums, percussion, guitars, bass, piano and vocals.

Traffic was the band who launched the career of Steve Winwood. His vocals is very much his trademark and special. And very good too.

His vocals had been in the forefront of their previous two albums and the same goes for this album too.

Their music was still very much rooted in blues and beat. There is also a lot of psych rock in their music.

This album is too short, clocking in at just short of half an hour. The album is beefed up by two live tracks which I am not including in my review.

The five studio tracks is pretty good though. This though is their weakest album and a bit of an upgrade of the band was now in order. That came on the next album.....

This album though is a decent enough album from a very interesting and undervalued band from the 1960s.

2 points

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