In 1973 a hard working rock band named Montrose set the world on re with their debut
album simply called Montrose. Ronnie Montrose’s guitar work was that of legendary proportions
even that early on and what he also brought to the game was a newcomer and future superstar
Sammy Hagar to the hard rock music world. With heavy pile drivers like Bad Motor Scooter and
Rock The Nation, the album and the band Montrose rose to fame rather quickly and became
trailblazers for many hard rock out ts for years to follow.
Produced by Ted Templeman (Van Halen/The Doobie Brothers) and Montrose, the Montrose
album was full of great songs and superstar delivery from Ronnie Montrose (guitars) and Sammy
Hagar (vocals), as well as a solid rhythm section provided by Denny Carmassi (drums) and Bill
Church (bass). This quartet rocked the house then and now with tunes like Rock Candy, Make It
Last and the Roy Brown classic Good Rockin’ Tonight.
In an effort to continue to bring you the best recordings ever made on this planet, Friday
Music is very proud to announce the 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl rst time release of MONTROSE.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Warner Bros. tapes at
Friday Music Studios, this amazing debut continues to resonate and bring hard rockin’ excite-
ment with every listen. Indeed, the Montrose album is truly a de ning masterwork from the early
seventies, which continues to stand the classic rock test of time.
For this amazing HQ release, we have also included the original LP artwork not seen in the
LP format since its rst release, a poly lined sleeve to protect your LP and a poly bag for the
beautiful LP artwork with photos by the renowned Norman Seeff.
Celebrate your July 4th in Hard Rock Style with MONTROSE! From your friends at Friday
Music... ROCK ON!