Saturday 7 July 2018

Mountain - Climbing (1970)

The debut album from this US band.

Mountain was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, piano, percussion, organ, mellotron and vocals.

The band is a legendary band. They even performed on Woodstock before they released this album. Their leader was Leslie West and he is still touring the Mountain material in addition to his own solo material.

I am doing some reviews of their albums this summer and is starting with this one. For those reviews, please check out the rest of this blog and the alphabetical index to the right.

The music on this album is hard blues with some hard rock. That is what they played throughout their career.

We are being treated to their hit single Mississippi Queen as the opening track. An uptempo, hard rocker with Leslie's raw guitars and vocals. It is a reasonably good song.

I am more happy with the rest of the album, though. The rest of this half an hour long album. There is a lot of melodic stuff here with some good harmonies and vocals.

The end result is a pretty good album. Barely a good album, but still a good album. Check it out.

3 points

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