|Robin Trower was one of
the first of the 1970s guitar heroes, bending guitar strings to make them
cry, whisper, and roar.
Robin Trower is indeed
one of the great guitar soloists in rock and roll. In his heyday of the
early- and mid-1970s, Trower garnered the same esteem and prestige as the
great players of the time: Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and of course, Jimi Hendrix.
Although he never reached the same pinnacle of fame as many of his peers,
Trower still forged a respectable body of work and won the devotion of
a sizable number of rock fans.
The thing that sets Robin apart is his unique style, and his guitar sound.
To many, Trower's playing
seems greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix, but this is much too simplistic
an analysis. Although he was inspired by Hendrix's approach, Trower's mix
of blues, psychedelica, and sheer guitar power was largely his own creation.
In fact, Trower only saw
Hendrix play live once, and he said he was more impressed with his passion
for the music, than his particular style of playing.
The mainstay of Robin Trower's
magic has always been his Fender Stratocaster. He is a dedicated Strat
diehard who has rarely used another guitar.
Martin Barre of Jethro
Tull introduced Robin to the Stratocaster in the late 60's.
The wide tonal sweep of
the Strat allows Trower to range from a punchy, piercing bite, to a throaty
growl all while maintaining his clear, precise sound.
Born on March 9, 1945 in
London, England, Trower's career has spanned more than three decades. In
his early playing days, from 1962 to 1966, he formed various bands in London.
In 1967, he joined Procol Harum with whom he remained until 1972.
In 1973 Robin went solo
releasing "Twice Removed From Yesterday" which stunned the worlds rock
Trower displayed his uncanny
ability to channel Jimi Hendrix's bluesy/psychedelic guitar playing, all
the while maintaining his own unique style.
A year later he released
his masterpiece "Bridge Of Sighs" and cemented his guitar legend status
for all time.
Trower released an average
of one album per year throughout the rest of the 70s and into 80s, taking
his place among the ranks of guitar superstars. To this day, he still makes
CD's and retains an ardently loyal flock of fans.
Robin Trower remains one
of the powerhouse guitar players of the golden age of hard rock.
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ROBIN TROWER - BONN, GERMANY 2005 A DVD (Excellent!) Click Here to see a clip.
ROBIN TROWER - OGWT 74, 75, 78, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, NOTG & various clips B&C quality
ROBIN TROWER - ROCK GOES TO COLLEGE 1980 B- DVD
ROBIN TROWER - WINTERLAND
1975 (black and white) C DVD
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