Monday, 16 April 2018

Montrose - Warner Bros. Presents (1975)


The third album from this US band.

Montrose was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals.
A guest musician provided viola.

I have reviewed their two first albums and you can find the reviews somewhere else in this blog.

Sammy Hagar had left the band and the band had hired a very good vocalist called Bob James. They also hired a keyboardist as a permanent member of the band. Ronnie Montrose was still the guitarist. The band name is indeed his surname.

The band had also moved a bit from hard rock and more towards straight rock. There is also some arena rock and a lot of blues in their music.

The band sounds like Kansas throughout most of this album. What is missing the violins and you have Kansas on a bad day.

The cover art-work is the best thing about this album, followed by Bob James vocals. The music is decent enough on this thirty-six minutes long album. And Ronnie Montrose does a good job on his guitars. But there is no good songs here, though. Hence the rating.

2 points

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