Sunday 22 April 2018
Montrose - Jump On It (1976)
The fourth album from this US band.
Montrose was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals.
Ronnie Montrose was at the helm of his band and Bob James did his second Montrose album on vocals.
The band was also still hard rocking too. Their sound is a mix of hard rock, arena rock and some southern rock.
This is as American as you can get hard rock. And that is not a bad thing.
Bob James vocals is very good and ditto for Ronnie Montrose's guitars.The rhythm sections is rock hard and solid.
Unfortunate, this was their final hard rock album. The follow up called Mean was released eleven years later and it was a glam rock album. An album everyone wants to forget.
There is no real good songs on Jump On It though. There is a few good details. But everyone into hard rock should check out this band. I am a happy owner of their first four albums and they will remain in my record collection until the end of my time.