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    I may not think Van Hagar is anything compared to Van Roth, but I appreciate the guy's talent. And God, the early Montrose stuff is amazing. I love the riffs and raw sound and Sammy really delivers exactly what the doctor ordered. It's great car music or beer music.

    I'm writing this now because I've never heard this stuff before until recently.

    Anybody else a big MONTROSE (with Sammy) fan?
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    I like Sammy with Van Halen the most but I like Montrose a lot, too. The debut album is a rock masterpiece, and Ronnie's guitar playing and Sammy's voice were a great combination.
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    The first Montrose album is awesome. "Paper Money" wasn't quite as good, but it still rocks. Plus if you're keen to hear something from all eras of the band, pick up a copy of "The Very Best Of Montrose"... [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    Check out the movie (on VHS) "The Stoned Age". It's pretty damn funny, a great Beer movie. Anyway there are a couple of parts that have Sammy/Montrose doing "Rock Candy" , great tune. The movie is worth a look. Came out around 95. Also the Bullett Boys did a decent cover of "Rock Candy" on the Wayne's World soundtrack, the first one I believe.

    As for myself I am a big Sammy solo, pre-VH, fan. Danger Zone, Standing Hampton, VOA etc. Check out his Rematch CD. Early greatest Hits.

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    Rikk,

    I do not want to degrade sammy VH, but I think his work in Montrose, and his work post VH is excellent. The first thread I started here, I tried to make the point that albums like Montrose, Marching to Mars and Ten 13 are Hagar's best work. This is a VH board, so most fans here are going to prefer Hagar's VH work, but the comparsion remains valid to me.

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    I think Ted Templeman once advised Ed that WB originally wanted Sammy in the band, based on Sammy's work with Montrose. But of course WB was thinking dollar signs, when they had no idea how wildly popular Dave would become in VH. See Glenn for more details on this.

    I'm gonna shoot this over to Fans Meeting Place (music only) where it will get alot more attention.
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    I like Montrose, my favorite songs by them with Sammy are Bad Motor Scooter, Space Station #5, Make It Last, and Rock The Nation.

    I think that they would have only gotten better if they would have kept making albums with Sammy.

    Sammy was at his best with Van Halen though, and vice versa.


    Lee Aaron does a great cover of Rock Candy that I prefer to the original, it's a lot better than the Bulletboys version as well. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Get on you're bad motor scooter and ride! Montrose is awsome.

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    Montrose Rules!!
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    Whoa YEAH! That 1st Montrose album is/was EPIC! One song after another is great not a bad tune on it, and that sound is awesome! They didnt need all the modern day technology to make a KICK ASS album back then, now did they!
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    First off let me say that Sammy Hagar is a used up sack of shit, he was just a sack of shit when he played with Eddie.

    HOWEVER, The first Montrose album was brilliant. There was definite chemistry between SH and Ronnie Montrose and it shows in the song writing. But, alas, the 2 of them hated each other. (sound familiar????)

    Their second effort "Paper Money" was a horrible album, the energy from the first album was missing. This is basically a Ronnie Montrose solo album with Sammy Hagar singing.

    After this album Sammy left the band.....maybe he should have stuck it out? Everything he has written/collaborated on since 1974 really sucks ass.

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    Originally posted by Alexander Mogilny:
    First off let me say that Sammy Hagar is a used up sack of shit, he was just a sack of shit when he played with Eddie.

    HOWEVER, The first Montrose album was brilliant. There was definite chemistry between SH and Ronnie Montrose and it shows in the song writing. But, alas, the 2 of them hated each other. (sound familiar????)

    Their second effort "Paper Money" was a horrible album, the energy from the first album was missing. This is basically a Ronnie Montrose solo album with Sammy Hagar singing.

    After this album Sammy left the band.....maybe he should have stuck it out? Everything he has written/collaborated on since 1974 really sucks ass.
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