This debut by Montrose launched the career of the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar. Even as far back as ’73, Sammy had great pipes. His excellent vocals are practically indistinguishable from his newer stuff today.
Ronnie Montrose’s guitar licks are heavily influenced by Jeff Beck on this album. His exceptional playing on this record easily carried on that same tradition, by influencing future guitar virtuosos well into the 80′s and beyond.
This album may not be the most commercially successful disc of all time, but it still deserves mentioning in 2007. There are plenty of songs on this disc that still sound great without being dated. Check out Rock the Nation, Bad Motor Scooter and Rock Candy.
This disc is still a gem in my collection, that I need to play from time to time. It is essential listening for all hard rock, and Sammy Hagar fans! It can be picked up from Amazon.com for less than 10 bucks. It is worth the price!
1. Rock The Nation
2. Bad Motor Scooter
3. Space Station
4. I Don’t Want It
5. Good Rockin’ Tonight
6. Rock Candy
7. One Thing On My Mind
8. Make It Last