Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ROBIN TROWER - Twice Removed From Yesterday & Bridge Of Sighs (@flac)

Robin Trower's debut & second solo album after departing the confines of Procol Harem (best known for the song "A Whiter Shade of Pale") is a celebration of his freedom from the group and explorations into the distorted blues stylings of the late Jimi Hendrix. Accused by many of ripping off Jimi's sound, Robin would say that in order to make any progress as a modern guitarist, one would have to go through Jimi. The palate of songs is a wide one, varying from the slow tempo and ethereal feel of "Daydream", "Hannah", and "Ballerina", to more upbeat electric R&B stylings of "Man of the World", and "I Can't Stand It". There are some attempts at progress in the title track, but listening to them 35 years later, you can definitely date the sound to its time period, similar to some of Steve Miller's work of this time. If you are a Hendrix fan, and are new to Robin's music, I would recommend to listen the "Bridge of Sighs" album first.

Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs

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