Tues Double Shot: Trower


Robin Trower
In the tradition of '70s FM radio, JamBase's new Tuesday offering presents readers with a pair of fab tunes from an artist worthy of the Double Shot treatment. Last week we rocked out with Brian Eno, and this week it's Robin Trower's turn.

While never as feted as fellow Brits like Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page, especially in the States, amongst a certain crowd Trower is equally revered. He briefly made the U.S. charts in the 1970s with his extraordinary trio and from that stretch we offer up the title cut from 1974's Bridge of Sighs. Besides Trower's amazing, emotive guitar work, note the killer lead vocal from bassist James Dewar, one of rock's largely undiscovered treasures. Not every man can sell a line like, "Cold wind blows and gods look down in anger on this poor child." And the second half of Trower's double shot is the incendiary "Whiskey Train" from his Procol Harum days. Stay calm and rock on, children!

Robin Trower is still an active force, hitting clubs and theatres worldwide. Find his tour dates here.


[Published on: 9/29/09]

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