Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Robin Trower

  • For Earth Below [Chrysalis, 1975] C-
  • Caravan to Midnight [Chrysalis, 1978] C

Consumer Guide Reviews:

For Earth Below [Chrysalis, 1975]
Is he experienced? He's a retread, and the best thing I can say for him is that he makes me remember the verve, humor, and fluidity of the original. C-

Caravan to Midnight [Chrysalis, 1978]
Over the years somewhat disappointing sales have convinced Trower that maybe all the people who found themselves stultified by his Hendrix clonings were onto something. On this album, therefore, he's made a point of mixing the vocals way up, so that the Paul Rodgers clonings of lead vocalist/second banana James Dewar can actually be discerned by the casual listener. Yug. C

Further Notes:

Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies [1990s]