“Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory” by Traffic - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1973Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Traffic failed to deliver an album in the calendar year of '72 - a first since their formation in '67. Since last time out they had cut ties with the drum n bass rhythm section of Jim Gordon and Ric Grech, replacing them with drummer Roger Hawkins and bassist David Hood, from the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio house band no less! It's business as usual with the other four: Steve Winwood (lead and backing vocals, guitar, piano, organ), Chris Wood (saxophone, flute), Jim Capaldi (percussion, backing vocals) and Rebop Kwaku Baah (percussion). Augmenting the new sextet were another couple of players from the Muscle Shoals stable; Barry Beckett (keyboards) and Jimmy Johnson (clarinet). Unfortunately, that Alabama magic fails to spark within the realms of Traffic; smoothness and professionalism does nothing for me. Easily their most boring and bland effort to date.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [06:05] 3.9.png Traffic - Shoot Out at The Fantasy Factory (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi) Rock
A2 [13:40] 4.8.png Traffic - Roll Right Stones (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B1 [05:19] 1.4.png Traffic - Evening Blue (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [06:43] 3.5.png Traffic - Tragic Magic (Chris Wood) Prog
B3 [07:31] 2.1.png Traffic - (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi) Soft Rock / A.O.R.

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