Monday, July 22, 2013

Getting Deep Into Traffic

Traffic....

It's not just what you have to fight to and from work every day.

It's also an English rock group that Janet Schneider of our VU Class of 1973 liked a lot while we were in school.

She sent me suggestions for our Class Reunion CD of two of the group's songs. Both were title cuts of their most sucessful albums. The first was "Mr. Fantasy" released in 1967 after the group had actually disbanded for a while according to Wikipedia.  "Mr. Fantasy" was the group's first album. As a single it was a hit in England but only made #88 in the States.

Here it is, courtesy of You Tube, as performed live by the group after it re-formed and during an concert on February 21, 1972 at the Santa Monica (CA) Civic Center......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSQ1akE2CcM

After Traffic reunited in 1970, it also produced it's most critically acclaimed work, "Freedom Rider (John Barleycorn Must Die)." Here's the title song....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqwRi2XBQ-0

Traffic was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

I guess it's because I worked at WRVU and we were more mainstream rock or pop in those days, but I am not really that familar with groups such as Traffic. However, don't be shy in nominating whatever you want for your favorite hits for our Class Reunion CD from back in the day. It is just amazing what you can find for videos and background info with a Google search and I love doing it!

2 comments:

vandy pitcher said...

by the way.......neil armstrong was my moms cousin....he was from wapakeneta ( ohio ) and the neil armstrong air port is right across the street from our family farm ( settled by my people around 1935 ) in new knoxville..........mark bode ( 1970--1973 baseball )

vandy pitcher said...

by the way.......neil armstrong was my moms cousin....he was from wapakeneta ( ohio ) and the neil armstrong air port is right across the street from our family farm ( settled by my people around 1835 ) in new knoxville..........mark bode ( 1970--1973 baseball )