Earlier this year, I worked up a book proposal premised, in part, on a whimsical speculation that the members of Traffic were big comic-book nerds, and that the lyrics of John Barleycorn Must Die and other records were packed with coded references to Marvel characters and storylines. I was only half-joking, which means I was only half-serious.
Now—via SeeBelow—you can hear what it would have sounded like if Traffic had actually been huge Marvel Comics nerds (and if the lead singer had been, say, Burton Cummings, rather than Steve Winwood—more red-rimmed blooze than blue-eyed soul).
Ladies and gentlemen, scholars of pop, enter The Marvel Comics World of...Icarus.
(MP3s compressed in the .RAR format; this freeware utility unzips RARs.)