Warner Brothers Presents... Montrose!
is the third album of the band Montrose
It is the first Montrose album to feature singer Bob James and keyboardist Jim Alcivar
. The album was critically praised and also noted for its movie-poster cover giving the impression that Warner Brothers was presenting a rock band like a big budget Hollywood production. Ronnie Montrose
produced the album.
The album starts off with the hard rocker "Matriarch" followed by "All I Need" which alternates between soft acoustic sounds and electric guitar crunch. A hard rock cover of Eddie Cochran
"Twenty Flight Rock
" follows. Ronnie's acoustic guitar makes room for Novi Novog
on the track "Whaler" who a year earlier added the same on the Doobie Brothers
hit, "Black Water"
The second half of the disc rounds out with rockers "Dancin' Feet" and "Clown Woman", Jim Alcivar’s keyboard driven cover of "O Lucky Man!
" and Ronnie’s acoustic solo "One and A Half". The final song is a cover of a song that was never released. In 1971, Kendall Kardt, late of the band Rig
, recorded a solo album, Buddy Bolden
with guests Jerry Garcia
and Ronnie Montrose, both on the songs "Buddy Bolden" and "Black Train". "Black Train" is written about a friend of Rig guitarist, Arthur Richards, who died of a heroin overdose. The original song has a country
sound with Garcia on pedal steel... Read More