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Traffic Sound

Formed in 1967, Peruvian band Traffic Sound – an exalted name in psych and prog rock circles – recorded four stunning albums in their short but brilliant career.

In January 1970, MAG released Traffic Sound’s Virgin, the first Peruvian rock album made up entirely of original compositions. Every song on the album was written in English.

One song in particular from the LP, Meshkalina (Mescaline) vaulted Traffic Sound to international stardom.

The band dissolved in 1972 amid the chaos and military dictatorship of the time in Peru.

Manuel Sanguinetti
Freddy Rizo-Patrón
Guillermo “Wilito” Barclay
GuillermoWilly” Thorne
Bass, keyboards
Jean Pierre Magnet
Sax, flute, clarinet
Luis “Lucho” Nevares