The Linear Canvas
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Montrose-Bad Motor Scooter (video)

July 18th, 2009 . by Alexander Fisher

This was a live performance from 1974 of Bad Motor Scooter, a song from my favorite album of the seventies, Montrose which was released in 1973. The singer is Sammy Hagar. This was his big break into music.

Ronnie Montrose was a big name in music right then, most recently having played guitar for The Edgar Winter Group on their hit album, They Only Come Out At Night. Bill Church is on bass and Denny Carmassi is on drums.

I always heard Sammy left this band because of disagreements over song writing credits with Montrose. Sammy has had several hits since this band and Montrose has had none to speak of, so I’d believe Hagar on that one. This lineup has occasionally played together in recent years, so there must not be any hard feelings any more.

There’s no doubt that I wore out my first copy of this album.

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