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Robin Trower 1975

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Dreadnut, May 27, 2020.

  1. Dreadnut

    Dreadnut Friend of Leo's

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    We saw him at the Paramount Theater in Seattle just a couple weeks after this concert; Ravi Shankar was the opening act.

    We played the "Bridge Of Sighs" album so much we had to buy another one. I think I still have one somewhere on vinyl or cassette.

     
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    He's a lot older now. He still plays Bridge of Sighs. I guess the way to do it is to create something like that when you're young and creative and continue to play it once you've perfected it.

    Mr. Trower still plays loud as hell and he still obviously enjoys his work.
     
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    Robin Trower Live Album from 1975 is awesome that live version of "Daydream" fricken awesome and also "Rock me Baby"
     
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    One of my favourite guitarists. Yes, agree - Trower Live is ace, I never get tired of listening to it.
     
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    Am I the only person on earth that still thinks Robin is just a really good cover of Jimi? I enjoy listening a little, and acknowledge he is a very good "cover" band......but he's so derivative....and this video is a good example of that.
     
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    See, that’s what James Dewar did for Robin...he added depth and another dimension to Robin’s music. If you note the arrangements of the songs as you progress through their albums together you’ll see that the guitar solos get shorter and much more concise. James’ voice is pushed out to the front much more and it worked- until his unfortunate demise.
     
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    Love me some RT.
     
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    I'm sorry, but I completely disagree with this. The two sound very different to me, other than just the surface tonality if you're not really much much attention (i.e., it's just on in the background).
     
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    No offense, but yeah, probably. I can listen to Trower all day, but I can't listen to Jimi all day. I've heard all sorts of people cover Jimi, but never really heard anyone cover Trower well. I don't hear much Jimi style in Trower. His sound may be similar, but that's a rabbit hole I'll stay out of.
     
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    Absolutely love Jimmy's vocals,one of my favourite chanters.
     
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    I saw the last tour with Dewar in a theater. Probably my favorite show ever. Top 3 easy.
     
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    He gave me a pick in 1997-8ish at the State Theater in Detroit!

    Trower rocks!!!!!
     
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    I'd suggest that Trower is tighter and more consistent than Hendrix, at the very least in a live performance. I suspect Jimi often played in the moment when drugs were involved. Not a criticism, just an observation.
     
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    Always been a fan.
     
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    Robin is great and has copied no one.
     
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    Trower lived to tell about it.

    That's how you "win" at rock 'n' roll.

    If you don't do yourself in, your pilot or bus driver will probably kill you.

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    Speaking of drugs...back when concerts were about the only place you could get away with smoking pot publicly...we had tickets way up high in the venue at the 1975 Robin Trower concert we attended at the Paramount Theater in Seattle. The smoke was so thick up there, no one needed to fire up a joint. In fact, I needed to go down to the mezzanine to take a breather.
     
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