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Do You Own Montrose- "Montrose"?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by JimK, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
  2. No

    37 vote(s)
  3. Rock The Carrots

    3 vote(s)
  1. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Ronnie Montrose's band post-The Edgar Winter Group.
    Sammy Hagar then-unknown) was on vocals with Denny Carmassi on drums + Bill Church on bass (played with Montrose on Van Morrison's Saint Dominic's Preview & Tupelo Honey).
    Montrose was produced by iconic Rock-producer Ted Templeman.
    This album has been voted as a Top-10 Heavy Metal favourite; in my day, we called this Hard Rock.
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  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Well, I voted "No".
    A neighbor back in the day had it...& I borrowed it a lot. "Rock The Nation" I loved (had something in there that reminded me of the bridge in "Badge").
    Since I had easy access to Montrose, I bought Paper Money.
    I forget how many cover bands I have heard do "Bad Motor Scooter".

    There is an Original Album Series set that includes 5ea Montrose albums...so it's on my long list.
  3. Yes and it's in perfect condition. I only played it once to record it to Cassette; nearly wore out the tape though. :)
    Their concert for that album, at Winterland in SF, ranks as one of my all-time favorite Hard Rock shows.

    Years later bought it on Cd, and ripped it to digital. I still listen to it often.
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I do not and have to admit that I'm not sure I've ever heard Montrose. :meh:
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I saw Montrose with Edgar Winter, been a fan ever since.
    Ted Templeman was also the producer of the early Van Halen albums but this was five years prior, maybe the Van Halen template.;)
  6. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I guess I'll say, "Yes." I bought it on vinyl a few decades ago, and I saw it was still at my parents' house a few years ago.

    A true hard rock classic.
  7. EmptyCup

    EmptyCup Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
    I used to listen to this in the late 70s and always admired Ronnie's playing.
    Bought this on CD 3 years ago and still get a kick outta hearing it.
    Probably too "old school" for the younger crowd though :meh:

    R.I.P. Ronnie Montrose
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  8. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Montrose is one of my all time favorite albums. Not a bad song on it. Great hard rock tunes!
  9. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    For those who don't know who Montrose is, here is the entire debut album.

    This album was a template for many bands to follow; especially Van Halen
  10. rms2


    May 27, 2008
    Great album, these guys did Rock The Nation on tour, incredible live band.
  11. Bassmanmike1

    Bassmanmike1 Sittin' In Limbo

    Jan 13, 2011
    Cool, CA
    Yes! I have replaced my vinyl with cd's for The Montrose album, Paper Money, and Warner Bros. Presents. Still all in regular rotation. Big Montrose and Sammy Hagar fan.
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  12. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Never heard the name until now.
  13. Not yet

    Not yet

    Mar 26, 2012
    Anyone in their 50s must
  14. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    No, but I have several of the tracks on a Montrose greatest hits disc. Really great stuff.
  15. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    No. Always hated Sammy Hagar's voice. Nails on a chalkboard to me.
  16. billgoodwin


    Mar 28, 2011
    have owned it thru the years in many forms - still a must / staple for any hard-rock collection. Always liked Ronnie's playing and I still have on vinyl all the Gamma recordings he did after Montrose.
  17. Octavio


    Sep 15, 2011
    Hawaii Kai
    The three-piece band I was a part of in high school (1981-82) played Bad Motor Scooter, Rock Candy, and Make It Last. All were fun to play and the audience enjoyed them.

    In 1983(?) I saw Sammy Hagar during his Red Rocker days. Fantastic show! But I never liked 'Van Hagar'. I saw one of their last shows here in Honolulu in 1995. Sammy was drunk and/or didn't give a crap anymore, forgetting lyrics, etc.
  18. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Have it and will play it for anyone who will listen. Never understood why he wasn't more popular. They flat out rocked!
  19. i liked certain aspects of him as a player,but that shift into the montrose band kind of thing not so much.....the whole arena rock thing just never did it for me,especially at the time as so much else was going on.....while everyone i knew was into that and foghat and a million other "loudnproud type acts...i sought out king crimson yes,jazz,blues,....almost everything but...
  20. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    Answer = Yes.

    I am a Montrose fan from way back as well as a number of other off the beaten path guitar heroes.

    The real question is who owns "The Speed of Sound"?