Robin Trower Back At His Best For The Next Blow
Robin Trower is back, Robin Trower is back, okay its only been a year but guess what – Robin Trower is back. No prizes for guessing where we found today’s #TrackOfTheDay. So why do we love Trower so much? Well of course he is South-Essex just like us and he is yet to release a dud album – which is surprising given that he has recorded more than Joe Bonamassa. Robin has never left us waiting too long for studio material ever since 1973’s Twice Removed From Yesterday right up to this year with Where Are You Going To, which was where we stumbled upon the very, very tidy When Will The Next Blow Fall.
Robin Trower started out – at least in the wider public’s eyes – in 1967 with Procol Harum, known for their debut single A Whiter Shade Of Pale. The rest is history and Trower went on to record eight studio albums with Procol Harum as well as releasing twenty solo albums, his latest effort being his twenty-first. If you need an introduction to Robin (as if anyone needs an introduction to Robin) then I’d recommend starting with Day Of The Eagle from his 1974 Gold album Bridge Of Sighs before moving onto Long Misty Days, the title track of the 1976 album of the same name. This wont give you the complete picture, but it will fill the gaps in your listening – there are a heck of a lot of gaps mind you…
When Will The Next Blow Fall wont stand out to you amongst so many great Trower tracks, but it’s by far some of the best stuff he has produced in a long time. The album is typical Trower blues-rock as is this track, not the most complex riff he has ever dealt with, but I get the impression that this isn’t what this album is all about. We think you should take a listen – we think you will be knee-deep in the album by midnight tonight. Prove us wrong. Let us know in the comments below what you think, hopefully we have enticed you back for another #TrackOfTheDay tomorrow.
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