It was their first album to feature percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah and their only album to feature drummer Jim Gordon and bassist Ric Grech. 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 name of the album's title track was suggested by the actor Michael J. His only other unaccompanied vocal on a Traffic studio album was "Dealer" from Mr. Fantasy
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.
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