Tibet's Suzettes (Bonus Tracks)
Released: Mar 1971
Imagine a band that's funky like vintage Santana but possesses the psych-pop know-how of Revolver-era Beatles. That's exactly what Traffic Sound achieved when they released Tibet's Suzette in 1970. Reaching beyond the garage rock of their early releases, the group nestles highly charged political lyrics in a progressive sound built from sidewinder riffage, scraps of Latin folk melodies, punchy horns and a laser-focused rhythm section. This record really is a masterpiece of early '70s hippie rock.