Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Mountain Live: The Road Goes Ever On
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Mountain was the musical brainchild of Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi and Corky Laing. They released a handful of popular albums on the Windfall label in the early 1970s. One of those is their Live album, subtitled The Road... more »
Mountain was the musical brainchild of Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi and Corky Laing. They released a handful of popular albums on the Windfall label in the early 1970s. One of those is their Live album, subtitled The Road Goes Ever On. It reached #63 on the Billboard charts in 1972. It contains four long tracks including the seventeen minute "Nantucket Sleighride".
Jammin 70's style
Frank J. Altschul | Pine Valley GA | 10/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A great show to add Leslie West's "big" guitar with Pappalardi/Laing/Knight's jamming ability into your collection. Long Red has a great beat, Crossroader brings you the edge, and a good as any Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a long sentimental jam that they just don't make these days. If you don't know Mountain, know that the sample tracks just hint at the great music."
You thought Cream could jam? This is the real deal
k-k-k-kenny | Melbourne, Oz | 11/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK, so most of the late 60s guitar gods now sound like they were noodling aimlessly through the fog, and Clapton was one of the worst offenders.
This is different.
Back then, Mountain were criticised as a poor man's Cream. But the big difference between this and, say, Wheels of Fire is that these guys actually listened to each other. It shows - Mountain explored the outer limits of their material together. And they don't just shove their instruments down your throat, they take you places with them.
This sort of music has never been done better than by this band.
And this, along with Flowers of Evil and Twin Peaks, shows them at their best: doing it live."
Mountain Kills!! But Amazon's description......
G. Griffin | Alexandria, Va. | 01/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First things first. The Amazon description (1997 release, extensive liner notes, etc.) is flat out WRONG. What you get is a 1991 release that is remastered, but has minimal notes. I don't know what they are smoking over there in that department, but they need to slow down on the wacky tabacky comsumption. And now, the music....
I think a good word for this is STAGGERING!! Mountain was definitely one of the best bands from the 69-72 era, and this disc is the proof. Great songs and tight playing. Even the 17 minute version of "Nantucket Sleighride" holds up. Highly recommended to even neophyte Mountaineers. TURN IT UP!!!"