Robin Trower

Here`s English guitarist Robin Trower, formerly of Procul Harem, playing the title track from his 1974 classic rock album Bridge of Sighs. Robin plays his own signature stratocaster which is an EXACT version of the one you can buy through Fender, although, when playing live Robin tunes his guitar a full step down, to a DGCFAD tuning. Robin`s tone is achieved through playing into several Marshall heads at high, high volume. Hendrix comparisons have plagued Trowers work but anyone who knows their onions will notice that Hendrix` rhythmic legacy from his days playing with Curtis Knight and Little Richard for example is not present in the fluid legato and unhurried melodic content of Robin Trower`s playing.
You need to have a look at Freddie, B.B. and Albert King for that…
1990`s “In the Line of Fire” is a also a great later album.


  1. Mark Miller

    Probably a great video if I could watch it. 🙁

    1. admin

      Mark, video is up again! Enjoy it!
      PS: It is a great performance!!!!



  2. Chris Nagy

    Thanks for the Robin Trower video and article. About April 26, 1976, Kansas played a free concert in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. I never really cared for Kansas, too derivative with no imagination. Anyway, the next night Robin Trower played Ft. Wayne colisseum and there were only about 1000 people there, but Trower cooked. I was pissed that everybody went to the free show and skipped out on seeing a real Great guitarist. Trower’s music always mesmerised me, like his cover art, I was ushered into a different dimension musically. His style, the slow burn, was relaxing in kind of a Zen way. I think Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush opened for him. Fantastic show.
    I think Bridge of Sighs refers to the bridge that animals cross in Chicago before being slaughtered for the meat packers. Is this right and if it is, is Trower a vegan?
    Anyway, thanks for the cool memories!!!!!!!!!!!

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