The Meandering Hexagon

Listener's Log: Climbing! by Mountain

Album: Climbing!
Artist: Mountain
Release Date: March 1970
Date Listened: 7 February 2017
Remarks: Mississippi Queen is, no doubt about it, one of the most bad ass tracks from the most bad ass days of rock. But if all you know of Mountain is this one tune, you're missing out. Leslie West is one heck of a guitarist and the band packs quite a wallop. But what's surprising is their dexterity. For Yasgur's Farm is a precursor to the power ballad and To My Friend is an all accoustic number with bluegrass energy. I hope the rest of Mountain's discography will be as exciting.
Stand Out Tracks: Mississippi Queen, Never in My Life, For Yasgur's Farm, To My Friend, The Laird

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