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Montrose ‘Paper Money’

  Today’s Cool Album o the Day (#843 in the Series) is Montrose, Paper Money. I’m writing this on  March 3rd, a year to the day that Ronnie Montrose left us for what many believe is a better place. So for today’s Cool Album Of The Day we are honoring  Ronnie with a piece on Paper Money,  his second Montrose band album which was released in 1974. People ALWAYS mention the genius of the Montrose debut album which was released just a year earlier. That is completely legit however Paper Money certainly deserves its own accolades. Featuring the same lineup as the debut (with the exception of Alan Fitzgerald taking over bass duties for Bill Church) and the same...

Tommy Bolin ‘Teaser’

Posted 24 Feb 2013 in Albums of 1975, Albums of the 70s, Rock + Roll

    Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#840 in the Series) is Tommy Bolin, Teaser Tommy Bolin, a shooting star if there ever was one. Here is an artist that crammed so much talent, inspiration, influence & music from so many different styles into one of the shortest career spans I’ve ever witnessed. In 1968 at the tender age of 17 he began working with a band called Zephyr. By 1969 the were recording their debut album and within a year or two Zephyr were opening for the likes of Led Zeppelin.  Two albums later they drifted apart due to various reasons including  the frustration of not being able to take the band to the next level. It...

Pat Travers Band “Live! Go For What You Know”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#220 in the Series) is Pat Travers Band,  Live! Go For What You Know. Bring up Pat’s name in any conversation involving music and you’ll almost always get one of three responses: 1.)Who? (A response by a music fan that generally doesn’t care for guitar slingers.) 2.) Oh yeah, the “Boom Boom” guy. (A response by the general mainstream music buying public.) 3.) He’s the best F’n guitarist around! (If you get this response, you’ve just met a die-hard Travers fan, affectionately referred to as a Hammerhead.) Pat was one of the solo act, high energy blues rock guitar heroes popular during the mid to late 70’s residing alongside the likes of...

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