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Montrose

4.8 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 28 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B000002KHL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,945 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Rock The Nation
2. Bad Motor Scooter
3. Space Station
4. I Don't Want It
5. Good Rockin' Tonight
6. Rock Candy
7. One Thing On My Mind
8. Make It Last

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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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Ronnie Montrose was once referred to as America's answer to LED ZEPPELIN well I think that is going a little far however there is no disputing that Ronnie M is definitely a stellar guitar player and has been in the San Fran Bay Area working his axe since he was 16. That has given him more than enough time to develop a style and become good at what he does. He has played with some of the very best in the Industry too, from Van Morrison, all the way to Johnny Winter with long stays with Edgar Winter Band, now with stays in places such as that you cannot help but improve. He worked on Frankenstein...If I have one criticism of this disc it is that it is SHORT, being originally made in 1973 it was then put to disc with no extra cuts added therefore it is no more than 40.00 minutes long...LP's being traditionally 20.00 minutes per side maximum...Spigomars
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I greatly enjoy Ronnie Montrose music. I was lost in the end of 70es, did not know what bands I really want to follow. Few emerged like Supertramp or Dire Straits. I liked Foreigner as well, but only the " 4 ". Just recently I have discovered Montrose and other Ronnie's endeavours like Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. They all represent hard and melodic rock classics.
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There seems to be a major resurgence of interest in 1970s music as today's 15-25 year olds rediscover music from that decade. I grew up in the 70s and my friends' teenaged sons and their friends are now frequently asking me about 70s bands and looking for lesser known bands and albums from that era.

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.
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Arguably the greatest American hard rock album ever, Montrose's 1973 debut is a stunning display of instrumental and vocal prowess. As the prototypical 4-piece - guitar/vocals/bass/drums - they recorded one of the all-time essential slabs of heavy rock. Ronnie Montrose makes a tremendous leap from in-demand session musician to bandleader and legit guitar hero, Sam Hagar (wasn't even Sammy yet) sets the standard for American rock vocals, Bill "the Electric" Church lays down some amazingly fat basslines, and Denny Carmassi smacks his drums with intense precision and manly vigor.
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.
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The first time I heard this Montrose album it blew my mind,I was about 17 years old and my best friend put this tape in his deck and cranked it up. I couldn't sit still in my car seat. It's that kind of album, you just can't wait for the next song to start to hear what going to be thrown at you. It has all styles of hard rock...the fast and furious..."Good Rockin' Tonight", "Bad Motor Scooter", and "Rock the Nation"...the mind blowing..."Space Station #5"...the thumping hard rockers..."Rock Candy", and "Make it Last"...Sammy Hagars' best vocal on the album is the underrated "I Don't Want It".
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.
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