June 17, 1997 |
Robin Trower is a musician whose output never seemed to live up to the potential of his gift. His nimble-fingered guitar work went a long way toward making Procol Harum among the most intriguing British rock groups of the late '60s and early '70s. His second solo album, 1974's "Bridge of Sighs," is a classic of the power-trio genre that still sounds fresh and exciting today. But after "Bridge," Trower began to recycle formulaic, blues-steeped rock ad infinitum.
August 7, 2001 |
How odd that the first original Rolling Stone to quit that august group should be the one to most vividly live up to the aphorism about--sorry, we have to invoke it--gathering no moss. Bassist Bill Wyman quit in 1992 after 31 years co-anchoring the Rolling Stones rhythm section with drummer Charlie Watts. "People think I'm a crazy idiot," Wyman says with a laugh. "And I swear, it's been the happiest time in my life since I left."
September 20, 1993 |
"Age isn't everything. Age is (expletive) nothing at all," Ian Anderson mused defiantly during a pause in the proceedings as Jethro Tull brought its 25th Anniversary Tour to Irvine Meadows on Saturday night. At 46, the British band's leader remains enough of a showman to almost have backed up those words.