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Montrose / Gamma (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by LOU/REALM, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. LOU/REALM

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    Official Website

    Solo albums
    Open Fire (1978)
    Territory (1986)
    The Speed of Sound (1988)
    The Diva Station (1990)
    Mutatis Mutandis (1991)
    Music from Here (1994)
    Mr. Bones (1996)
    Roll Over and Play Live (1999)
    Bearings (1999)

    With Montrose
    Montrose (1973)
    Paper Money (1974)
    Warner Brothers Presents... Montrose! (1975)
    Jump On It (1976)
    Mean (1987)
    The Very Best of Montrose (2000)

    With Gamma
    Gamma 1 (1979)
    Gamma 2 (1980)
    Gamma 3 (1982)
    Gamma 4 (2000)
    The Best of Gamma (1992)



    Acclamed session guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE had worked with stars like Edgar Winter and Van Morrison. In 1973 he formed his own band MONTROSE featuring a young promising vocalist Sammy Hagar.
    The debut album..wasnt a big seller but years later has been regarded as a "rock classic".It produced some memorable tracks like......



    ........Lets hear it for Ronnie Montrose !!:grinthumb
     
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    Re: The official Montrose /Gamma thread

    The first album in 1973 was way.way ahead of its time.:tup:....still sounding good today! It was Ted Templeman who produced it...the man responsible for those classy Van Halen albums.



    Original Line up...
    Sammy Hagar/Ronnie Montrose/Denny Carmassi [ great drummer...later was with HEART] and Bill Church bass
     

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    Re: The official Montrose /Gamma thread

    Ted Templeman was a great producer, I think his name is a guarantee of quality when I see it on any album.(Production wise anyway...;))

    I have Montrose's debut and their 3rd album I think, I'll have to check for sure. Gamma albums are hard to find, right now I just have MP3's of them, but I have not given up hope of getting a proper copy of at least the first one.

    Nice to see another Ronnie Montrose fan in the house.:cheers:
     
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    Re: The official Montrose /Gamma thread

    LOU, Montrose's s/t debut is one my fav. rock albums from the 70's. I think I bought it in 1980 and eventually taped it to cassette to have in the car. It brings back a lot of good memories for me.:grinthumb
     
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    Re: The official Montrose /Gamma thread

    MONTROSE Discography

    Montrose 1973
    Paper money 74
    Warner brothers presents Montrose 75
    Jump on it 76
    Mean 87
    The very best of Montrose 2000

    GAMMA

    Gamma
    Gamma 2
    Gamma 3
    Gamma 4

    Ronnie Montrose has made [ i think ] 9 solo albums aswell

    Getting back talking about the classic 1st MONTROSE album ,it reached only 133 in the U.S chart . It obviously has sold better over the years. In the U.K it fared better reaching no.43 in the album charts.
    I, like you bought the album years later Joe.....its pure class.
    Yet they were on a big record label = warner brothers. It would be easy to criticise the label for not promoting the band correctly in the 1st place. Its amazing, listening to the debut how it has inspired many later bands...e.g.RIOT come to mind
     

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    Re: The official Montrose /Gamma thread

    I never realized Ronnie released so much solo material LOU, I lost track of him after the last Gamma record.
     
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    Re: The official Montrose /Gamma thread

    Strangely enough LG ...the last GAMMA album GAMMA 4 is his last album he recorded in 2000.

    here is the RONNIE MONTROSE solo albums discography that I know of...

    Open fire 1978
    Territory 86
    The speed of sound 88
    The Diva station 90
    Mutatis mutandis 91
    Music from here 94
    Mr bones 96
    Roll over and play live 99
    Bearings 99

    Ronnie Montrose played on a few tracks on a couple of PINK FLOYD tribute albums with a few big names in rock 2002/2005....and also a track on a Frank Marino tribute in 2005

    While its been quiet of late recording wise...Ronnie gets out to rock the circuit.
    On tour in 2009 ..he revealed he had successfully fought prostate cancer
    He has performed from 2002 to present with MONTROSE featuring Kieth St John on vocals
     

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    ^^I lost total track of Ronnie in the mid 80's, I remember my brother bought Gamma 2 and the cover caught my eye and we both liked the music as well.

    You are becoming our "Go To" Montrose expert. I was always perplexed that they weren't bigger, their debut album has become a classic over the years, but when it came out many folks didn't pay any attention to the band.
     
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    Heres Ronnie rocking with another guitar legend Pat Travers......looks a storming gig

     
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    Re: The official Montrose /Gamma thread

    Great Job Lou!!

    I love the Gamma albums & I have the first Montrose album & Jump on it. I seen Gamma open for AC/DC when they released their 2nd album & they put on a good performance. I also seen Ronnie in the early 90's in a club opening for Frank Marino & that whole show was phenomenal. I don't know who was singing for Montrose that night but he was all decked out in red (red pants,red shirt, & a red bandanna)
     

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