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Friday, May 26, 2023

Shouldn't have took more than you gave

This Traffic album, Welcome to the canteen, is one of my top five all time live albums of youth, along with John Mayall's The turning point, The Who Live at Leeds, Otis and Jimi at Monterey Pop and what else? Hmmm. Woodstock? Maybe. Rock of Ages? It was not particularly well recorded but I can look beyond that and appreciate the performance and virtuosity.

This cut is a Dave Mason song that was also on his solo album Alone Together. The late and incredible Jim Gordon on drums, what a sad story that was. Traffic was such an amazing and musical band, sad that Steve and Dave couldn't figure it out together.

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