The first Montrose album was one of several that rocked my high school world, with Ronnie Montrose emerging as a serious contender for guitar god honors. But it seems as if something happened to derail his career somewhere along the way (Poor management? Record company apathy?). For the uninitiated, this is a good place to start, featuring all of the essential tracks from that glorious first slab of vinyl as well as most of the highlights from the rest. Fans of 1970’s hard rock, however, would be wise to hunt down the original releases as well, even though vocalist Sammy Hagar left the band after “Paper Money.” Loses one star for failing to include “O Lucky Man” from “Warner Brothers Presents…”.