Label: Warner Bros. Records - 2823-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
By The Dreamer - Montrose - Paper Money time they entered the studio to begin working on their second album, 's Paper Moneythe wheels were already starting to come off the supercharged Montrose wagon.
Though they involved virtually the same cast of characters responsible for the band's groundbreaking Montrose LP including producer Ted Templeman and engineer Donn Landeethe sessions for Paper Money were often marred by the fast-deteriorating relationship between guitar hero Ronnie Montrose and his very talented lead singer, Sammy Hagar. The resulting creative tug of war made for a schizophrenic, unfocused set, where powerful rockers like the title track, the heavy riffing "I Got the Fire" and the ripping instrumental "Starliner" stand out from the mostly lackluster, surrounding material, most of which falls significantly short of matching the first album's incredible energy.
In short, it didn't take a psychic to read the signs here: Hagar would soon say his official "adios" and And The Flood Begins - Various - Grain: A Compilation Of 99 Short Tracks would never be the same again.
Track Listing. The Dreamer. Ronnie Montrose. I Got the Fire. Spaceage Sacrifice. We're Going Home. Paper Money. Starliner Ronnie Montrose. I Got the Fire Ronnie Montrose. We're Going Home Ronnie Montrose.