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Trower’s Travails

Bud Scoppa, Guitar World, July 1988

IT’S ONE THING to be influenced by Jimi Hendrix, it's something else altogether to be hounded by Hendrix' ghost, as Robin Trower has been for a decade-and-a-half. When the now 40 year old guitarist launched his solo career in 1973 after leaving Procol Harum, Jimi's forlorn legions identified Robin's Stratocaster underseascapes as the genuine article – if not quite The Real Thing – bestowing an almost cosmic significance to his quicksilver runs and hazy astral atmospherics.

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