The '70s gave us a slew of classic hard rock albums - the likes of which may never be equaled. Montrose's eponymous debut proved equally influential and important in it's day. Released in 1973, the record also introduced a young Sammy Hagar to the world, but the explosive aggression of Ronnie Montrose's biting guitar left no doubt as to why it was his name gracing the cover. A rock-solid rhythm section featuring drummer Denny Carmassi and bassist Bill Church certainly didn't hurt, either, and unstoppable anthems such as "Rock the Nation" and "Good Rockin' Tonight" laid the ground rules for an entire generation of late-70s California bands. A welcome addition to any respectable hard rock collection reissued on colored 180g vinyl LP by Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios.