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Digitally remastered edition of one of the greatest, if not the greatest, Hard Rock albums of all time. Released in early 1974, it introduced both a sound and a swagger that single-handedly dragged Heavy Rock kicking and screaming from its turgid proto-Metal roots into a modern streamlined era, opening up a brave new world of possibilities. For guitarist Ronnie Montrose and frontman Sammy Hagar, this was indeed history in the making. It has been rightfully said that there is not a weak track on this album. Every guitar riff, drum break and ball-squeezing vocal rings out with a pristine clarity that sounds as astounding now as it did when it was first released. Essential to their monumental sound is the creative axis of Hagar and Montrose, who provide the classic guitar/vocalist foil, in a tradition set by Plant/Page, Jagger/Richards and Tyler/Perry.
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Montrose is one album I've told them all about. It's one the best hard rock guitar driven albums of the 1970s.
Before this album, guitarist Ronnie Montrose had appeared as a session player on a few Van Morrison albums and as the lead guitarist for the Edgar Winter Group on its 1972 release "They Only Come Out At Night." This was Montrose`s first solo release.
It`s great album. If you like guitar driven power trios, this album should be in your collection.
This was also the first album on which Sammy Hagar appeared as vocalist. If you like Sammy Hagar`s later solo career and his work with Van Halen, you`ll like this one. I think this album is actually far superior to Hagar`s work with Van Halen.
This band released one more album after this one. Their second album is called Paper Money and it`s worth having, although it`s not as good as this one.
In the late 70s and early 80s, Montrose led a band called Gamma which included vocalist Davey Pattison, who now performs with Robin Trower.
Ronnie Montrose is still around, although he hasn`t released anything as successful as this album during his later career.
If you want to check out some of this album before buying it, there`s plenty of Ronnie Montrose material on YouTube.
To sum up, this is great album. If you're discovering/re-discovering 1970s music and you like hard rock, guitar driven trios, this one should be in your music collection.Read more ›
Track by track rundown: 1) Rock the Nation is the boldest possible statement of purpose - fast, super hard, and highly energized. Like all the songs on this album, it features fiery guitar, strong vocals, walloping drums, and solid bass. 2) Bad Motor Scooter starts out with the guitar imitating a revving motorcycle, as Hagar wails about how bad he wants to see his girlie. Seething with energy. Brilliant lead playing. 3) Space Station #5 burns with intensity! Epic multi-tracked soloing, cool sci-fi lyrics about leaving a dying planet, and a crazed hi-speed ending. 4) I Don't Want It - an in-your-face rocker sporting immortal couplets such as "...just quit my job/makin' toothpicks outta logs" and "flowers make me sneeze/and prayin' hurts my knees". Hagar sings like he means it. Starting side two on the original LP, 5) Good Rockin' Tonite revamps the old Elvis hit in a live-wire fashion. The overwhemingly massive 6) Rock Candy has the heaviest drums since When The Levee Breaks. Thick yet fluid bass, titanic drumming, powerful vocals, highly-sexed lyrics, massive Ronnie riffage. Big rock indeed.Read more ›
Montrose was never able to match the intensity they had on this CD on their follow up albums but this one will go down in rock history as one of the best. It is Deep Purple Machine Head on steroids. Your mom and dad and your kid sister and your wife won't like it but your buddies will love it! There is not a weak song on the entire CD. 28 years later and I still like it. Turn it up and rock! If you like hard rock this is your CD.
Most recent customer reviews
I just picked this album up at a used music shop for [...] bucks. absolutely love it. Have always known "rock the nation" "badmotor scooter" and "good rockin tonight" but have... Read morePublished on July 14 2006 by LLB
This record turned my entire world upside down. The riff heavy songs jumped off of the record, as if the vinyl couldn't wait to spit out the next note. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Scott "Dr. Music" Itter
What to say, just have it, I have my original vinyl record and
a CD (to preserve my original). Simply this is the way a great
band plays rock, this is solid gold brass.
Sammy Hagar is best known for his role in Van Halen and as a solo artist. Accordingly, many people tend to overlook the first band he played in - Montrose. Read morePublished on July 26 2003 by Rocker_Man
Underrated at the time, this dateless debut is simply the best template of it's genre. It's a real energy lifter and makes you feel good about life! Read morePublished on June 29 2003 by The Dark Lord
Motorcycles, cowbells, an Elvis cover, blazing power chords that could topple a civilization, even a theremin! Read morePublished on April 24 2003 by Christopher A. Clark