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Traffic: Getting It Together In The Country

Paul Moody, Uncut, November 2008

Dust down the Tibetan Book Of The Dead and buy in the "apple yoghurt". In 1968, Traffic — four blazing talents of rock, R'n'B, jazz and folk — came together to perfect what superfan Paul Weller calls "that pastoral rock'n'roll vibe". Forty years on, Uncut hears all about the all-night jams in rural Berkshire — as well as the bitter power struggles between Steve Winwood and Dave Mason that rumble on to this day. So much for hippie ideals…

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