Sunday, March 16, 2014


   I knew nothing of the late 60's early 70's super group from New York, MOUNTAIN...other than my first ever girl-friend (well, first girl friend that I dated for a while) Julia liked them and so did her older brother who had a great stereo component system and a mountain (pardon the pun) of heavy rock lps.  My only familiarity with the group was from their hit single, "Mississippi Queen."  I did not orginally like that top of the charts song, but have since come to see it as a classic favorite!

  Two summers ago (the same time I was introduced to TRAFFIC) I was recommended MOUNTAIN's album "Nantucket Sleighride" by a cyber friend ("Steve Zodiak") over at CHFB (Classic Horror Film Board), and, based on Steve's rave review I went to Hastings and purchased a copy!   WHO-HA!!!!!    "Nantucket Sleighride" became a regular auto-rotation disc all through the summer and fall of 2012 for me. 

  The neat, neat song "For Yasgur's Farm" (Youtube video song below) is not from "NS" but from the album "CLIMING" but I play it nonetheless as it is one of my favorite songs of theirs.

  The power guitaring of man-mountain (yes, another pun) Leslie West, along with his soulful singing makes it a standout track on an incredibly great album which I recommend... a solid 9/10.  I will be getting more MOUNTAIN CDs along the way, I hope.



1 comment:

  1. Destroy All Monsters and the H Man would have been a good night out. I'm sorry I missed it. The Saturday Covers were very much liked by Reliops and his fiendish minnows - yes I did say minnows. You don't know what it's like until a herd of minnows has suck your body clean of that unwanted dead layer of skin. Mountain was introduced to me by Deb and I still own and enjoy about 3 records, but no CDs. Things on the homefront have turned around again for the better - you just have to go with the flow. I hope Winter is over for KS. and Tim, Susan, and Eugor have a good St. Patrick's Day - Wear Green or Get Pinched...