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Traffic In The Summer Of Love

Johnny Black, MOJO, Summer 2007

RELEASED AT the tail end of the summer of love, 'A Hole In My Shoe' was hailed by NME as "an incredible disc which you need to hear many times before the full impact hits you." Traffic's tie-dyed devotees agreed and flower-powered it straight to No2 in the singles chart, but thirty years later, the band's drummer Jim Capaldi coined a somewhat more concise epithet for his band's best-loved single – "Fucking pop bubblegum."

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