Traffic Jam


  • A Georg Kajanus composition, "Traffic Jam" was the band's debut single, released on the Epic label in 1974, and backed by "Josephine Baker". The sheet music was copyrighted by Sashay Music the same year.
  • This slightly off-beat song is a sort of potted history of land transport from the age of the horse - most of human history - to the gridlock facing modern cities, and suggests we are getting nowhere fast, or perhaps are even going backwards.
    Like many songs it leaves the interpretation of the real meaning - if any - to the listener. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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