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    So I was listening to this Montrose track today, never realizing how smoking this tune is. Does anyone have a good tab for this tune? Ultimate tabs has a bare bones one, the opening riff is simple, but I wanted something more comprehensive. Great tune to learn and play live.

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    The song is here:



    Nice drumming to start.

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    Hagar and Mike Anthony covered this at some concert in 1992... I think it's the guy from Jefferson Starship on Guitar, and I'm not sure who's on drums. But it's freaking SMOKING. Definitely one of my favorite bootlegs of all time. We like it so much, my band is gonna play the same Rock Candy / Voodoo Child medley like they do.

    Am I allowed to upload it here or is that kind of thing forbidden?
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    the whole song is pretty easy, if you know Em pentatonic, you know the song! i think it took me about 2 listens to figure it out. the song is more about the groove than technical playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    the whole song is pretty easy, if you know Em pentatonic, you know the song! i think it took me about 2 listens to figure it out. the song is more about the groove than technical playing.
    Ya, it's easy but to get that dirrrrty groove... takes some doing.

    I'll post a version of it here that will blow you all away -- but is that allowed?? Can I upload a live-recording 'bootleg' mp3 to this site, or is that not a good idea?

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    That is a ripping version of Rock Candy. I'm surprised VH never did this tune live when Sam was in the band, it seems very well suited for a VH interpretation, it would have killed.

    Still looking for a tab though. I have the opening riff figured out, looking for some help on the rest. Is it Em? It doesn't sound like it's got any minor chords anywhere...sorry, theory is not my strong suit.

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    the solo and the add-libs are mostly Em Pentatonic. the chorus is just A and D...it's a real easy tune, maybe if i get time i may either write a tab for it or make a video focusing on the left hand, can't promise when though.
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    http://www.911tabs.com/tabs/m/montro..._candy_tab.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhin04 View Post
    That is a ripping version of Rock Candy. I'm surprised VH never did this tune live when Sam was in the band, it seems very well suited for a VH interpretation, it would have killed.

    Still looking for a tab though. I have the opening riff figured out, looking for some help on the rest. Is it Em? It doesn't sound like it's got any minor chords anywhere...sorry, theory is not my strong suit.
    That 1992 version was from a radio broadcast from Cabo Wabo.
    They also aired some "Eddie & Alex" mixes of what would become the "RHRN" live album.


    Van Hagar did "Rock Candy" in 1986.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    http://www.911tabs.com/tabs/m/montro..._candy_tab.htm

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    Thanks, that's what I'm looking for. Not a hard tune at all but I kind of need the tabs in front of me to really figure things out. I can dick around in Em for the solo and try and come up with something cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhin04 View Post
    Thanks, that's what I'm looking for. Not a hard tune at all but I kind of need the tabs in front of me to really figure things out. I can dick around in Em for the solo and try and come up with something cool.
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