Rock Candy by Montrose | rhythm and solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play “Rock Candy” by Montrose featuring the great Ronnie Montrose on guitar and Sammy Hagar on vocals.
Absolutely killer track from the “Montrose” album released in 1973. This tune is a cross between Hendrix (“Foxy Lady”) and Zeppelin (“When the Levee Breaks”, amongst others).
To me, this the ultimate in riff rock. There is nothing more powerful than when the bass and guitar are playing the same lines and that happens quite a bit in this one.
Really fun to play, and if you play it clean and in time, it just sounds awesome!
Ronnie Montrose was an excellent guitarist and writer who played with The Edgar Winter Group, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and Herbie Hancock amongst many others.
He really shines on this song, and of course, Sammy Hagar, the little red rocker, is a world class singer.
Another interesting note is that this album was produced by Ted Templeman, the great producer renowned for his work with The Doobie Bothers, and Van Halen.
I had a ton of fun recording the demo and working on the lesson for this one.
I hope you enjoy the video and enjoy playing this great old classic. Cheers
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