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Crosstown Traffic
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland
Electric Ladyland
RaitingSR
Supervision Recommended
Information
Released 1968
Genre Classic Rock
Language English
Length 2:27
Source Rock Band 3
also Nintendo DS setlist
Available October 26, 2010
Playable in
Rock Band 3
Difficulty
Band 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Basic Pro
Guitar 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Bass 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Drums 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Keys 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Vocals redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Details
Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies



"Crosstown Traffic" is a song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience which is about a girl who is hard to get rid of. Getting through to her that she's not wanted is like getting through crosstown traffic.

The lyrics are similar to many Blues songs in that they are filled with sexual references in clever metaphors: "I'm not the only soul, who's accused of hit and run, tire tracks all across your back, I can see you've had your fun."

This song includes a famous kazoo riff, which Hendrix originally performed using a comb and a piece of cellophane. Instead of using sounds of car horns like the Lovin' Spoonful did on "Summer In The City," the kazoo simulated the traffic nicely. (thanks, Lee - Buckley, Wales, for above 2)

Dave Mason from the group Traffic sang on this. That's him singing the high part on the word "Traffic."

Chas Chandler produced the original tracks, but Hendrix remixed them when he started producing his own music in 1968. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)

VideoEdit

Rock Band 3 - Crosstown Traffic by The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Full Band Expert - 720p HD02:48

Rock Band 3 - Crosstown Traffic by The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Full Band Expert - 720p HD

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