Pat Travers / Live! Go For What You Know

Among the most inventive bassists of the classic rock era, Peter “Mars” Cowling plied his craft with a thrilling array of glissandos, double-stops, harmonic counterpoint, rhythmic variation – and a pure Fender tone, oft abetted with various effects. 

The habitually tight trouser-ed well-coiffed bassist never let his chops get in the way of supporting the singer and soloist, which, for the majority of his recorded career was in the service of Pat Travers. Mars shines on every track he waxed with the Canadian guitarist, however Live! Go For What You Know (1979) remains their definitive slab.