John Trower | The Best of "Unplugged"

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The Best of "Unplugged"

by John Trower

A demented yet catchy mix of Syd Barrett, Gordon Gano, Jonathan Richman & Neil Young.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Speak to Me
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2. Still A Child
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3. Futile Love
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4. Hick Song
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5. Light Beer
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6. The Rainbow's End
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8. Nobody Breaks My Heart...
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9. Never Looked So Good
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10. Girl at the Station
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Album Notes
JOHN TROWER (guitar, vocals, occasional bass & keyboards) of St.

Louis, MO has been writing, recording, and performing songs for over

20 years. He is best known as a member of '80's/'90's

alternative rock band THE BEERS. Other bands included '80's cover


During this time, Trower also released a number of solo albums. His

latest cd, "The Best of Unplugged", is a strictly acoustic affair. The cd is

available on Trower describes the sound as "mellow acoustic

alternapop demented ditties" in a similar vein as Syd Barrett or

Gordon Gano.

Joe Records calls the cd, "incredibly heartfelt" while Wild Oats

Records finds it, "interesting-unlike a whole lot of stuff these

days". Ex-Reprobate calls Trower's music "acoustic" and "fun" and

compares it to "old Violent Femmes stuff."

says, "This young artist has a lengthy repertoire that features raw,

honest lyrics with only a 6 and 12 string guitar. Proving he doesn't

need a band to back him up, Trower lets us into his life with honest

lyrics and an introspective style of playing". Turk's Head Review

calls Trower an "avant genius" & "a mystical heir to the Syd Barrett

mode of songcraft" and calls 'Unplugged' a "magnum opus of radical

introspection". Sponic Zine says "John obviously has songwriting

talent" with "thoughtful lyrics". Phase 9 says, "Trower brings out

the subject more by his effective guitar playing". Trower

fan/musician Ronnie Henry calls Trower, "a very good rhythm

guitarist" while another fan calls Trower's music "very powerful

stuff" with "great guitar". RoundSound says, "Comparison to Jonathan

Richman seems obvious, but there is also a link to some of Neil

Young's most quirky songs."

Trower's song "Engaged" hit #14 and "Brighter Day" hit #15 on's Folk chart.

Trower's song, "I Will Be There", is featured on Online Rock's

compilation cd, Rock for America,which benefits the United Way's

Sept. 11th fund.

Trower has performed solo at Kennedy's and The Pony Expresso in St.




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