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Yeah. Nobody ever mentions Montrose much. I think it's because he disappeared from the scene so abrubtly, leaving his fan base hanging. Hagar tried to take over the reigns, and he did good, but he's nowhere near as great a guitarist that Montrose is. Or could've been.

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Over here in England we had a cute lil' music prog in the '70s which went out every Tuesday night called the "Old grey whistle test" and some of the archive has been released on DVD, including a studio performance by Ronnie Montrose doing 'Bad Motor Scooter' playing his 'burst. Sammy is, of course, on lead vocals.

 

Great stuff.

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That had to be just before my time.

Both Montrose and Hagar had already released their own material by then.

So, that leaves me culturally deprived until I start poking around youtube.

Save me some trouble guys, let me know if he has a signature track.

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My all time favorite Montrose clip

 

 

w/ Edgar Winter "Tobacco Road" ABC In Concert '72 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNOx8y75qEY

 

Nice '59 Les Paul there too!

Start at the 4:30 minute mark till the end.

 

It was back in the pre VCR days - I was 17 and recorded this to my Ampex Reel to Reel and practiced that last 2 minutes of Ronnie's solo there for a month after school. I'd perform that last shred part (@ 5:45 minute mark till end ) and pass any audition I had for the next 5 years - that is until punk arrived in '77;)

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Ronnie in 2005 doing Rock Candy (way too short)

 

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Ronnie%20montrose%20%22rock%20candy%22&oe=utf-8&rls=com.google:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#

 

 

"Town without Pity" '78

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVBMJickUeM&feature=related

 

I saw him in '78 - playing through four Gibson L5 Lab series Amps (w/ Moog compressor circuit also used by Ty Tabor of King X )and Deltalab DL4 digital delays - amazing sound live.

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