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Topic 39 of 100: Steve Winwood

Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (07:37) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
Steve Winwood, of Traffic fame, is one of my favorite musicians.
Why has it taken this long to create this topic? Anyway, let's talk
about Steve Winwood and the bands that he has been connected with over
the years.

16 responses total.

 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 1 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (07:43) * 3 lines 
 
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is, hands down, my favorite Winwood
Traffic album. Anyone heard it?



 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 2 of 16: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (20:43) * 1 lines 
 
No.......(you asked!)


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 3 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (21:23) * 3 lines 
 
Well, I guess that's possible that someone hadn't heard it yet.
But hard to imagine, since it's my favorite album of all time.



 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 4 of 16: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (21:34) * 2 lines 
 
Guess I'm more familiar with his 80's stuff, like Higher Love. (Did, however, know
that he was in Traffic)


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 5 of 16: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (21:57) * 3 lines 
 
ashamed to admit i've never heard it... know Traffic, John Barleycorn, and Mr. Fantasy, but not familiar with The Low Spark... according to the catologue, it was released circa '71, so it must've been previously unreleased material (?), because i thought both mason and stevie had left by then to do other things...
stevie, of course, recorded with clapton and ginger baker (blind faith, Blind Faith), and produced a couple of his most beautiful vocals, i thought, in "presence of the lord", and "can't find my way home"...
what songs are on The Low Spark...?


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 6 of 16: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (22:03) * 1 lines 
 
What is Stevie doin' here lately?


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 7 of 16: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (22:10) * 6 lines 
 
dunno what that stevie is doing...
but saw stevie nicks on letterman
last night... and she was awesome,
with lindsey on accoustic guitar, and
mick on bongos... and god, is she
still beautiful...


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 8 of 16: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (22:13) * 3 lines 
 
tell me about it, was just agog when they were on VH1. There still is a
connection between them two. Christy looked worn out. But those guys are
still good!


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 9 of 16: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (22:18) * 4 lines 
 
how very sexist of you...
(i thought she looked wonderful...
the definition of grace fluide, as
always...)


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 10 of 16: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (22:20) * 1 lines 
 
not sexist at all, she just looked tired, not bad


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 11 of 16: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (22:24) * 4 lines 
 
other than natalie, her's is
the sexiest voice/persona i've
heard... joni'd be third (in
a very tight race)...


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 12 of 16: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jan 13, 1998 (22:27) * 2 lines 
 
I agree (and you're talkin' Stevie, right?)
For some reason, can't think of male voices that I like, well John Malcovich *wink*


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 13 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan 14, 1998 (16:36) * 20 lines 
 
Down by the River was one of the tunes. I can think of
how the others sound but I can't think of the titles.From the web:


Personnel
Jim Capaldi - Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Steve Winwood - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
Rik Grech - Bass
Rebop Kwaku Baah - Conductor
James Gordon - Drums
Brian Humphries - Engineer
Chris Wood - Wind
Tracks
1. Hidden Treasure - 4:16
2. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - 12:10
3. Rock and Roll Stew - 4:29
4. Many a Mile to Freedom - 7:12
5. Light up or Leave Me Alone - 4:53
6. Rainmaker - 7:39



 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 14 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan 14, 1998 (16:45) * 35 lines 
 
The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
(Winwood/Capaldi)
If you see something that looks like a star
And it's shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just can't escape from the sound
Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys
And the thing that you're hearing is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys

The percentage you're paying is too high priced
While you're living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he's made on your dreams
But today you just read that the man was shot dead
By a gun that didn't make any noise
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest was
The low spark of high-heeled boys

If you had just a minute to breathe and they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something like another chance?
Or something similar as this? Don't worry too much
It'll happen to you as sure as your sorrows are joys
And the thing that disturbs you is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys

If I gave you everything that I owned and asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride, and strip me of everything including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound
The low spark of high-heeled boys




 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 15 of 16: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Jan 14, 1998 (17:37) * 11 lines 
 
know "rock and roll stew", of course (excellent song),
but not familiar with the rest... "the low spark of high-
heeled boys" sounds like a fascinating tune (they should
bottle that stuff- it could have industrial applications)...
i'll look for it next time i'm at waterloo...
since mason was gone, this must've been stevie's swan song?
or, since he obviously returned to the band after the blind
faith experiment, did he then stick to the end? never thought
about that, really (always just assumed the one meant the end
of the other), but with stevie gone, who in the hell COULD'VE
sung?


 Topic 39 of 100 [music]: Steve Winwood
 Response 16 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan 14, 1998 (22:57) * 3 lines 
 
That's the one song that doesn't stick out in my mind.
I'll have to listen to it again.


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