Throughout a long, winding career, English blues-rock guitarist and songwriter Robin Trower has built a dedicated global fan base while being endlessly (and unfairly) compared by critics to his peer Jimi Hendrix. While Trower's phrasing and harmonic approach are his own, he readily admits that his custom-built Fender Stratocaster, fluid effects, and Marshall stack directly follow Hendrix's psych-blues example. After leaving Procol Harum, Trower's solo career began with 1973's Twice Removed from Yesterday and exploded with the following year's Top Ten Bridge of Sighs, kicking off a run of ten Top 200 outings. He and former Cream bassist Jack Bruce teamed for 1981's BLT and 1982's Truce. During the '90s, he worked with Bryan Ferry on 1993's Taxi and 1994's Mamouna.