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Gamma - Gamma 1 (1979)


Gamma - Gamma 1 (1979)


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"Thunder and Lightning" (Ronnie Montrose, Davey Pattison) - 4:37

"I'm Alive" (Clint Ballard, Jr.) - 3:18

"Razor King" (Montrose, Pattison) - 5:53

"No Tears" (Pattison) - 4:53

"Solar Heat" (Montrose) - 3:09

"Ready for Action" (Montrose) - 3:39

"Wish I Was" (Mickey Newbury) - 5:16

"Fight to the Finish" (Montrose, Jim Alcivar) - 6:25

On LP pressings of the album, 15 seconds after "Fight To The Finish", a video game like melody is heard. It continues into the run-off groove, causing it to play continuously until the tonearm is removed from the record



Gamma Band Members / Musicians

Davey Pattison: vocals

Ronnie Montrose: guitar

Jim Alcivar: keyboards

Alan Fitzgerald: bass guitar

Skip Gillette: drums




Gamma 1, released in 1979, is Gamma's debut album. It reached #131 on the Billboard Album charts, totalling seventeen weeks on the survey. "I'm Alive" reached #60 on the Billboard singles charts.

Gamma was an American band formed by guitarist Ronnie Montrose and singer Davey Pattison in San Francisco, California, United States in 1979. They released four albums: Gamma 1 (1979), Gamma 2 (1980), Gamma 3 (1982) (all on Elektra Records) and Gamma 4 (2000). Some of their best known songs are probably "Fight to the Finish" from their first album, and "Meanstreak" and "Voyager" from the 2nd album.



Gamma Band Members / Musicians

Davey Pattison – vocals

Ronnie Montrose – guitar

Jim Alcivar – keyboards (Gamma 1 & 2)

Mitchell Froom – keyboards (Gamma 3)

Ed Roth – keyboards (Gamma 4)

Alan Fitzgerald – bass (Gamma 1)

Glenn Letsch – bass (Gamma 2, 3 & 4)

Skip Gillette – drums (Gamma 1)

Denny Carmassi – drums (Gamma 2, 3 & 4)

Dan Buch – drums

Tommy Merry – guitar

Van Spragins – bass

Brad Barth – keyboards




Gamma Discography Full


Studio albums

Gamma 1 (1979)

Gamma 2 (1980)

Gamma 3 (1982)

Gamma 4 (2000)


Live albums

Concert Classics (1998) (a bootleg of a 1979 concert in Denver, Colorado, USA)


Compilation albums

The Best of Gamma (1992)


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