Mountain – Wilkes Barre (2011)

FrontCover1Mountain is an American hard rock band that formed on Long Island, New York in 1969. Originally comprising vocalist and guitarist Leslie West, bassist and vocalist Felix Pappalardi, keyboardist Steve Knight and drummer N. D. Smart, the band broke up in 1972 and has reunited frequently since 1973. Best known for their cowbell-tinged song “Mississippi Queen”, as well as the heavily sampled song “Long Red” and their performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Mountain is one of many bands to be commonly credited as having influenced the development of heavy metal music in the 1970s. The group’s musical style primarily consisted of hard rock, blues rock and heavy metal. (by wikipedia)

And here´s a pretty good bootleg from one of these countless Mountain gigs after the death of Felix Pappalardi …. but Leslie West plays on and on …

Undisputedly one of the top guitarists around, Leslie West helped Rock 107 WEZX Scranton celebrate the station’s 31st birthday with an electrifying display.

Mountain circa 1969; Leslie West in 2016

Thanks to bcironmaiden who recorded and shared the tracks on the net. bcironmaiden noted: “There were also some tech problems during the show with Leslie’s guitar and the vocal mics on stage. That being said… they still kicked ass!”

What a fucking great show … what a fucking great concert !

Enjoy the power of Leslie West and his guitar … hot and dirty, loud and proud !

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Personnel:
Corky Laing (drums)
Richie Scarlet (bass, vocals on 04.)
Leslie West (guitar, vocals)

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Tracklist:
01. Blood Of The Sun (West/Pappalardi/Collins) 7.56
02. Never In My Life (Laing/Pappalardi/Collins/West) 4.54
03. For Yasgur’s Farm (Collins/Gardos/Laing/Pappalardi/Rea/Ship) 6.06
04. Goin’ Down (Nix) 7.35
05..Theme For An Imaginary Western (Bruce/Brown) 5.48
06. Cell 65 (West) 5.51
07. Crossroads (Johnson) 7.32
08. Nantucket Sleighride (Pappalardi/Collins/Laing) / Pain It Black (Jagger/Richards) 13.44
09. Mississippi Queen (West/Laing/Pappalardi/Rea) 7.04

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