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The '70s gave us a slew of classic hard rock albums and though it hasn't had the lasting influence of, say, Boston's or Aerosmith's first albums, Montrose's eponymous debut proved equally influential and important in its day. Released in 1973, the record also introduced a young Sammy Hagar and his powerful vocals to the world, but the explosive aggression of Ronnie Montrose's biting guitar left no doubt as to why it was his name gracing the cover. A rock-solid rhythm section featuring drummer Denny Carmassi and bassist Bill Church certainly didn't hurt either, and unstoppable anthems such as "Rock the Nation" and their rowdy take on the jump blues chesnut "Good Rockin' Tonight" would lay the ground rules for an entire generation of late-'70s California bands, most notably Van Halen. The simple production techniques of Ted Templeman, who went on to work extensively with Van Halen, really lets the players shine and no amount of time can dim the sheer euphoria of "Bad Motor Scooter," the adolescent nastiness of "Rock Candy," and the simply gargantuan main riff of the phenomenal "Space Station #5." Montrose is a blast from start to finish and remains an essential addition to any collection of '70s hard rock and early heavy metal.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2011
Label: Rock Candy
UPC: 0827565000289
catalogNumber: 6500028
Rank: 26457

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Montrose   Primary Artist
Sammy Hagar   Vocals,Group Member
Ronnie Montrose   Guitar,Group Member
Denny Carmassi   Drums,Group Member
Bill Church   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Sammy Hagar   Composer
Montrose   Producer
Ronnie Montrose   Composer
Denny Carmassi   Composer
Bill Church   Composer,Liner Notes
Donn Landee   Engineer
Ted Templeman   Producer
Dave Bhang   Art Direction
Derek Oliver   Liner Notes
Brian Brinkerhoff   Liner Notes
Steve Jarvis   Engineer
J. Sanchez   Composer

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