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Can I get some GAMMA love?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Stinky Kitty, May 22, 2011.

  1. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Silver Supporting Member

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    I spent many a night with my old school cassette player copping Ronnie's outro solo. This band was woefully underrated. Mitchell's keyboard work was such a compliment to Ronnie's chops.
     
  2. Braciola

    Braciola Silver Supporting Member

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    Could never get into Gamma, but love Ronnie here....



     
  3. djg714

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    Saw them on the Gamma2 tour. Rick Derringer was opening the show. It was loud.
     
  4. DGTCrazy

    DGTCrazy Moderator de Emporio Staff Member

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    Well.....to the left of me is Davey Pattison jammin' on the LP at my gig lst week. He's with Robin Trower now, but he talked to me about the Gamma days during our set break, and told me the story of why he wrote "The Voyager".....my favorite GAMMA song!

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  5. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    I generally preferred Montrose to Gamma but Gamma did have some tasty stuff.
     
  6. ant_riv

    ant_riv Supporting Member

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    I liked Montrose and followed Ronnie into GAMMA.
    Was fortunate enough to have seen their first two club tours.

    Would like to hear The Voyager story.
     
  7. Glowing Tubes

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    Love me some Gamma, spent hours learning Razor King back in the day. Learned a lot about delay too. ;-)
     
  8. Whiskeyrebel

    Whiskeyrebel Supporting Member

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    Am I crazy or does that sound like a car chase on Miami Vice?
     
  9. guitarboy

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    Gamma kicks butt! Montrose is one of the most underrated guitarists around! His phrasing and tone are great!
     
  10. tribalfusion

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    Razor King was my favorite by them and I much preferred them to Montrose

     
  11. fusion58

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    Sweet!

    The records Trower made with Davey on vocals (i.e., "Passion," "Take What You Need," and "In the Line of Fire") in the 80s and 90s were some of my favorites.
     
  12. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    Great project from Ronnie and Mitchell.
     
  13. bartmcartman

    bartmcartman Supporting Member

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    I forgot what a great song All I need is! I put that song on every mix tape I gave to the young ladies I was trying to bang a million years ago, lol.


     
  14. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Big Montrose and Gamma fan here.

    Saw Gamma on their club tours as well. Ronnie always made killer playing on a les paul look so effortless.
     
  15. Noah

    Noah Supporting Member

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    Gamma was one of the first hard rock bands I heard when I was growing up. I first saw the 2nd album's cover in the back of my Dad's Playboy magazine. It was a shark's fin going through a lawn and I thought that was so cool.
    I cut the picture out and glued it to a peice of paper so my Dad wouldn't know where I got it from (he probably figured it out) and convinced him to buy the album for me on my birthday.

    I put the album cover on my wall and then listened to the record afterwards. I can still remember the first time I played that album because that kind of music was so new to me and it sounded really modern. I got the first album a little later and loved that one as well. Man, what a great voice on that singer! Just thinking about it I can still remember most of the words to the songs on those first two LPs.
     
  16. Jim Jones

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    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  17. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    from memory (so savlanut!)

    "Wish I was an old guitar sittin' in a beat up car
    Playing every 2-bit bar from here to Texas
    Then I wouldn't be ashamed to look up my old friends
    They would be so proud to see me ... strung up again"
     
  18. rongtr1

    rongtr1 Member

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    Ronnie Montrose is one of my all time favorites- Montrose, Gamma, and his solo album, "Open Fire"- his version of "Town Without Pity" is great!!
     
  19. MightyGuru

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  20. amoodymule

    amoodymule Silver Supporting Member

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    Jump On It

    ...always a favorite, just played the albume the other day, I learned some licks from Dancin' Feet, that solo was something I could play, so to me it was cool:D
     

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