But I'm gonna let regular readers in on the secret, and those with the combination to the vault can check out his debut solo album all week!
Virtually unknown in the US, he is mostly a potential trivia question, "who was replaced in The Alan Bown Set by a then-unknown Robert Palmer?"
In fact, in the UK, the albums Roden sang lead on were re-released with Palmer vocals (although in the early 80's Roden sang backup for Palmer on a British television appearance).
Although hailed by critics and musicians, Roden has never achieved the commercial success that seems his due.
A limited edition 6 disc anthology was released in 2013, limited to 950 hand numbered copies.
Yours truly scored number 744 last summer.
So there are not many left before they are gone forever! There was also a best-of compilation released by Lemon Records (UK) in 2009 that can still be found at a reasonable price. The other titles on CD are scarce and pricey, but some of the vinyl seems to be readily available at decent prices.
I'm still looking for Jess Roden And The Humans and Seven Windows, just in case you come across them.