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Christmas Presents
« on: December 25, 2016, 10:44:11 AM »
A vinyl record player! At long last I can play my vinyl. It's been years. First record on the turntable, Dizrythmia by Split Enz. Had to be something quiet. Well it was 7am.

But b*gg*r it, what's my first proper record going to be. Volume up, everything louder than everything else (who said that and name the LP).Had to be Montrose, Rock The Nation.

All this vinyl. Well that's the rest of my life sorted thank you very much. Seasons Greetings all :-)

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 01:36:38 AM »
That Montrose album is terrific.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 05:48:48 AM »
That Montrose album is terrific.

It's just called Montrose )sorry to be picky)

But it is a great album. Remember the first time I heard it back in 1973. One of the guys who introduced me to Man, Phil Henderson, had bought it because of Ronnie's work with Van Morrison and Edgar Winter. Didn't he play on Frankenstein?

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 01:40:14 PM »
The fella, a fellow 6th former, who introduced me to Montrose, I had previously introduced him to Man. We had a nice little circle of pals. Went to many a gig together, usually the Free Trade Hall, M/cr. Ended up I think 8 of us going to the Cipollina gig and the farewell tour gig at Salford University. If in my insignificant world, I could get 7 others, surely it was similar elsewhere, would hear TWC on commercial radio, usually Out Of Your Head, why on earth did they give up in 76.

Anyway, I can't get Black Hole Star off the turntable.   

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 02:59:30 PM »
Anyway, I can't get Black Hole Star off the turntable.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 11:34:57 PM »
Anyway, I can't get Black Hole Star off the turntable.

That's gravity for you.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 11:50:19 PM »
It's just called Montrose )sorry to be picky)

But it is a great album. Remember the first time I heard it back in 1973. One of the guys who introduced me to Man, Phil Henderson, had bought it because of Ronnie's work with Van Morrison and Edgar Winter. Didn't he play on Frankenstein?
Tel

No, that was Rick Derringer.

And I think the album was reissued as Rock The Nation with a tacky sleeve.  So I suspect Rob's listening to the reissue.

(Edited to add - http://picclick.co.uk/Montrose-Rock-The-Nation-LP-S-T-Warner-262106767523.html)
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 12:04:21 AM »
Band I was in tried covering Space Station No 9.

It was so obviously a shameless Zep ripoff, but done with such energy and enthusiasm.

Predictably, we couldn't pull it off...

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2016, 12:11:11 AM »
I think at the end of my post, I should have said "discuss".

To clarify, the album is 'Montrose' and I played the opening track 'Rock the Nation'.

I see nobody has had a go at who said "everything louder than everything else". Maybe it was too deep? Fish breath by use of a gill, and I suppose that could be described as their purple moment.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2016, 08:30:20 AM »
It's just called Montrose )sorry to be picky)

But it is a great album. Remember the first time I heard it back in 1973. One of the guys who introduced me to Man, Phil Henderson, had bought it because of Ronnie's work with Van Morrison and Edgar Winter. Didn't he play on Frankenstein?
Tel

No, that was Rick Derringer.

And I think the album was reissued as Rock The Nation with a tacky sleeve.  So I suspect Rob's listening to the reissue.

(Edited to add - http://picclick.co.uk/Montrose-Rock-The-Nation-LP-S-T-Warner-262106767523.html)

Allen - This an interesting point. Frankenstein appears on the "They Only Come Out At Night" album and Ronnie Montrose is credited on the LP as a member of the EW band and his picture is on the inner sleeve. Derringer is the producer of the LP but not, at that point, a full member of the EW band. Also, the picture sleeve for the UK single release of Frankenstein shows pictures of EW, Chuck Ruff, Dan Hartman and Ronnie Montrose - though they are lifted from the inside of the LP cover.

I know Derringer appeared with EW band on the Old Grey Whistle Test and Ronnie did not, but I cannot find anything the says Ronnie Montrose did not play on the original recording on the LP and single as credited on the LP. Apart from Wikipedia, which is about as reliable as the front page of the Sun.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2016, 07:13:19 PM »
Source below suggests RM split after the album and 72/73 world tour promoting it.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2007/11/the-edgar-winter-group-frankenstein.html

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2016, 09:11:56 PM »
This suggests that both Derringer and Montrose played on it

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=394
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 09:29:19 PM »
Meanwhile, the really important question, which included a post of beautifully composed crossword style clues, remains unanswered.  ;D


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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 12:09:42 AM »
Meanwhile, the really important question, which included a post of beautifully composed crossword style clues, remains unanswered.  ;D

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2016, 10:59:52 AM »
This suggests that both Derringer and Montrose played on it

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=394

It took two of em? 😛