Lauren “Lern” Colvin started at KSHE 95 in 2008. Listen to her on the KSHE Morning Rock Show from 6a – 9a with John Ulett, and from 10a – 1p for her own show. Lern is from St. Louis and enjoys going to concerts, supporting local establishments and interacting with people as much as possible.
6am Klassic: Traffic
8/27/2012 5:45:00 AM
Traffic: Light up or Leave me alone
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is the sixth album by English rock band Traffic, released in 1971. As with other Traffic albums, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys featured different forms and offshoots of rock including jazz rock, progressive rock, as well as classic rock and roll. The title of the album was suggested by the actor Michael J. Pollard. The album features the hit "Rock & Roll Stew (part 1)" and the FM hit, "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys." This is the only original Traffic album to feature two lead vocals by Jim Capaldi ("Light Up Or Leave Me Alone" and "Rock & Roll Stew"). His only other unaccompanied vocal on a Traffic studio album was "Dealer" from Mr. Fantasy.
"Light Up Or Leave Me Alone" was covered by noted jam band Phish.
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys was remastered and reissued with one bonus track on March 19, 2002.
All songs written by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi unless otherwise noted.
- "Hidden Treasure" – 4:16
- "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" – 11:35
- "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" (Jim Capaldi) – 4:55
- "Rock & Roll Stew" (Ric Grech, Jim Gordon) – 4:29
- "Many a Mile to Freedom" (Steve Winwood, Anna Capaldi) – 7:26
- "Rainmaker" – 7:39
- The initial CD release placed "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" after "Many a Mile to Freedom".
Bonus track (2002 reissue)
- "Rock & Roll Stew Parts 1 & 2" (Grech, Gordon) – 6:07
Note: This track contains complete original studio performance with no interruption. The original album version, "Rock & Roll Stew (part 1)", fades out early in the recording. The "part 1" which appears on the "Rock & Roll Stew" single is an edit (with shortened instrumental break) of the album version. Part 2 (side B of the single) fades in at a point past the album version's fadeout. This is also the version of "Rock & Roll Stew" that appears on the Gold compilation
Rating: 10 out of 10