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Gamma 2 is Gamma's second album, released in 1980. On this album Ronnie Montrose keeps his streak of not having the same personnel on two albums in a row, changing the line-up once again. Davey Pattison (vocals), Montrose (guitar), and Jim Alcivar (synthesizer) remain from Gamma 1. Glenn Letsch replaces Alan Fitzgerald on bass and old Montrose bandmate Denny Carmassi replaces Skip Gillette on drums.

Gamma 2
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1980
StudioThe Automatt, San Francisco
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerGary Lyons, Ronnie Montrose
Gamma chronology
Gamma 1
Gamma 2
Gamma 3
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal10/10[2]

Track listingEdit

Side one
  1. "Mean Streak" (Ronnie Montrose, Davey Pattison, Jim Alcivar) – 4:50
  2. "Four Horsemen" (Montrose, Pattison) – 4:48
  3. "Dirty City" (Montrose, Pattison) – 4:04
  4. "Voyager" (Montrose, Pattison) – 5:23
Side two
  1. "Something in the Air" (John "Speedy" Keen) – 3:17
  2. "Cat on a Leash" (Montrose, Jerry Stahl) – 4:03
  3. "Skin and Bone" (Montrose, Stahl) – 4:48
  4. "Mayday" (Montrose, Alcivar) – 5:37


All credits adapted from the original release.[3]

Additional musicians
  • Gary Lyons – producer, engineer, mixing at Mediasound Studios, New York City
  • Ken Kessie, Peter Thea, Wayne Lewis – assistant engineers
  • George Marino – mastering at Sterling Sound, New York


  1. ^ Viglione, Joe. "Gamma - Gamma 2 review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ Gamma 2 (LP Sleeve). Gamma. New York City: Elektra Records. 1980. 6E-288.CS1 maint: others (link)