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WOW. Sitting here listening to Robin Trower

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:59 pm



Can't remember the last time I heard him on the radio. Used to listen to him all the time. Too Rolling Stoned. Used to be.!!!! Still love to hear him on that ax. WOW.



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Re: WOW. Sitting here listening to Robin Trower

Postby ka4yqi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:33 pm

Sorry, I had to look him up to see who he was. Guess I either to young or was raised up to much of a country redneck.

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Re: WOW. Sitting here listening to Robin Trower

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:00 am

What about Pat Travers, or Mahogany Rush... Montrose... :shock: :shock: ha ha ha

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Postby dingdong » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:48 am

Oh well! I looked him up and I still don't know who he is but he plays great guitar.
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Re: WOW. Sitting here listening to Robin Trower

Postby Ghostman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:11 am

I remember seeing him on the Bridge of Sighs tour at the Chicago Amphitheatre down in the stockyards. Watching him do Daydreams was mesmerizing.

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Postby NKYWinger » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:48 am

You have to be 'of a certain age' to remember Robin Trower..... :lol:
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Postby littlebeaver » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:26 pm

I understand why VTX said Wow because Robin Trower has a great sound and his music takes you somewhere else for the time you are listening to it, especially if you have a great set of headphones with zero interruptions... :D

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Postby Ghostman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:52 pm

Hows about the days when Framptons Camel opened up for Alvin lee and Ten years After?

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Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:45 pm

Ghostman wrote:Hows about the days when Framptons Camel opened up for Alvin lee and Ten years After?

How about Humble Pie double live "Rockin the Filmore" I had the album in 1972 and played it on a BSR turntable. I wonder how many REMEMBER the turn table. I had all of my music and everyone else's music on seven inch reel to reel tapes. I had a Kenwood deck. I also had one of the very first car cassette players. It was a Norelco under dash unit. I used two battle lantern batteries and wired them up in my bunk on the ship. Worked well until the batteries died. AHHHH. The memories.

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Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:50 pm

Gotta watch out now guys. Some on here might think we are talking in some language they don't recognize and turn us in to the authorities and try to find the hidden messages. BIG BROTHER you know!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby littlebeaver » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:12 pm

All I ever did as a young child is spin that turntable, it was an old tv set with a record player built into the bottom, I was only 4 or 5 when I started playing [1964] my older siblings records like Elvis, beatles, Johnny Horton, and stuff like that, I was jammin at a very young age and loving it,,as a young teen all of the money I ever earned cutting yards ect. went to concert tickets, first concert I ever went to was the Dobbie Brothers [73] I think it was, I have seen a bunch of artist..I tried really hard to see everyone that came to town..Ted Nugent, Rush, Judias, ZZ Top, Yes, Police, Kiss all of them AC DC, when they first started...Yeah big brother is watching just look up at the next stop light chances are a camera is there..Sometimes I shoot the finger at them just for grins.. :lol: rush is still one of my all time favorite groups ever..

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Postby kerrsys » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:46 pm

Bridge of Sighs -- wow! If you can only have one Trower CD, that would be it for me.

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Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 pm

kerrsys wrote:Bridge of Sighs -- wow! If you can only have one Trower CD, that would be it for me.

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Postby winginitrick » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:24 am

vtxcandyred wrote:Can't remember the last time I heard him on the radio. Used to listen to him all the time. Too Rolling Stoned. Used to be.!!!! Still love to hear him on that ax. WOW.

wow! i loved trower. day of the eagle, the eagle of..............LOVE!!!!!!!!!! hell yea! he came out, right after hendrix died! and i said oh yea! we got someone who COOKS just like jimi did! keep on winginit rick
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Postby winginitrick » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:38 am

Ghostman wrote:Hows about the days when Framptons Camel opened up for Alvin lee and Ten years After?

loved ten yrs after. alvin was one of the greatest guitar players at that time! one of these days boy, goin to see my bayyybeeee!!!!!! im goin home baby! hahahahahahaha rick
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Postby winginitrick » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:44 am

vtxcandyred wrote:Gotta watch out now guys. Some on here might think we are talking in some language they don't recognize and turn us in to the authorities and try to find the hidden messages. BIG BROTHER you know!!!!!!!!!!!

hahahahahahahahahaha, did you say BIG BROTHER? AND THE HOLDING COMPANY? WITH THE ONE AND ONLY...........wait for it??????????.....................................JANIS? loved her! rick
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Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:33 am

vtxcandyred wrote:I wonder how many REMEMBER the turn table.



I still have a turntable and an extensive vinyl collection. Not currently hooked up though. Have been digitizing some of my LP's to CD.
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Re: WOW. Sitting here listening to Robin Trower

Postby Dogsled » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:24 am

Trower was never mainstream. He was around when it was the battle of who was the greatest guitar player. People were looking for a replacement for Hendrix, how Trower got in on that escapes me, because they were nothing alike. Glass Harp was bigger than Trower and Hendrix claimed Phil Keaggy was the best. Guitarists were coming out of the woodwork, Rory Gallagher, Roy Buchanan, Jim McCarty, Joe Walsh....all of them great musicians in their own right. Trower was good though, I think the Partridge family were bigger though... :lol: Ain't life strange.
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Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:48 pm

I also still have a turntable....back in the day though, mine was a Dual1019. Also had a Sony real to real, fisher tuner, and a Sherwood 300watt amp. That drove a pair of pioneer pax30 speakers set in custom made bass reflex baffled sand filled speaker cabinets. I got these great speaker cabinets made in the Philippines out of Nara wood which is world premium wood. Also had a complete cabinet for the equipment made that was about 2 ft deep 4ft long and 4ft tall. The top had the turntable and tape deck set about 8 inches deep with seperate piano hinged lids. The middle had the tuner and amp mounted and then the bottom 2 feet was record and tape storage with slatted wood roller doors. Don't know what you actually call those, but they worked like a rolltop desk that opened and closed. Made out of the same wood. What a beautiful cabinet and with the speakers made it about 8 feet long. But it went the way of so many other things ...divorce settlement....Just wish I could have wired a M18 claymore to the on/off switch.

That timeframe music.....Most of it I would pass on....that is when I went country. After Elvis, the beatles, Everly brothers, and such, then Dean Martin, Andy Williams types were gone, I couldn't deal with the "heavy metal" type screeeching they called music....I know I am a minority here, just never liked it.

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Postby Dogsled » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:05 pm

Can you still buy a needle/cartridge for a turntable.....where the heck would you go to buy it?????
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Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:20 pm

Dogsled wrote:Can you still buy a needle/cartridge for a turntable.....where the heck would you go to buy it?????


there are nearly 2000 listings on ebay for "turntable needle", so they are available, probably most turntables in use today.

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Postby Dogsled » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:29 pm

It is amazing. I listen to everything on a 1" x 1" x 1/4" MP3....I think I got 500 songs on it........
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Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:48 pm

Yea, vinyl is a little outdated and bulky....But of course I also have a 1967 Seeburg Jukebox sitting in my living room full of 45s and fully functional....Everyone says I live in the past which is probably 90 % true....I did finely move up to CD's though and have the 50's.60's and 70's timelife collections for both rock and roll and country....and maybe 25 more with songs from the same era...and I also did finely learn how to do very very basic things on a computer....so see...just 90% of me is stuck back there.

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Re: WOW. Sitting here listening to Robin Trower

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:56 pm

Dogsled wrote:Can you still buy a needle/cartridge for a turntable.....where the heck would you go to buy it?????


I still have a set of professional SL-1200A turntables that are around 25 years old. In another life, I was a club DJ, and I still have thousands of records to go with them.

Styli can still be had new, and there are some excellent ones - but you're going to pay dearly for them. Stanton (my favorite) and Ortofon still make excellent cartridges and styli.

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Re: WOW. Sitting here listening to Robin Trower

Postby Dogsled » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:10 am

Here's a bit of trivia from the album days. Albums imprinted a mental picture of the artists in your mind and that image goes along with the music. I never had an album of Trowers but I did have Uriah Heep albums. Mick Box was a powerful guitarist....BUT.....tv caught up to him. On the albums, his pictures seemed to be taken from at his feet looking up and so was Trowers, giving them this powerful bigger than life (like their music) appeal. The Heep comes on TV and Box is 3' tall and rolling across the stage like a monkey. From my understanding Trower had to look up to Mick. Trower was a studio mystery man and never did live concerts (hey I'm just quoting what I was told by audiophiles from back in the day).

I guess this happened with radio too. **** Tracy with the deep voice, the cartoons had the well built, muscular guy that got all the women, he was really 6'5" and weighed in at 90 pounds. Some silent movie stars had voices that would curl your ears and when the talkies came out they got the boot. The lucky few like Mae West happened to have the voice of the **** she looked like.

So according to legend, this is why Robin Trower faded into the background........Blame it all on the Midnight Special, I never listened to Uriah Heep again.


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