Library Rock's Backpages



17 articles

List of articles in the library

By date | By writer | Most recently added

Mountain, a Rock Group, Rises From a Little Leftover Cream

Profile by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 11 September 1969

A NEW ROCK group called Mountain may not entirely replace the late, honestly lamented British band Cream, but it is carrying on the tradition with ...

Leslie West: Mountain (Bell)

Review by Mark Williams, International Times, 21 November 1969

LESLIE WEST is a large American who sings a bit like a white Buddy Miles (or a black Terry Reld) and plays guitar just like ...

Mountain Is One Loud Mother

Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 2 April 1970

SAN FRANCISCO – When Mountain plays, the walls shake and the audience goes crazy. The band born in a recording studio when Felix Pappalardi produced ...

Mountain is Moving

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 23 January 1971

"I'M FROM New York, but I don't like the scene. Why? Because there is none. At least, it's nothing to do with the music. It's ...

Mountain: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 16 April 1971


The Ascent Of Mountain

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 15 May 1971

MOUNTAIN ARE Felix Pappalardi on bass, Leslie West on guitar, Steve Knight, keyboard, and Corky Laing on drums. ...

Mountain: How the West won 'em over

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 29 May 1971

Mountain have Leslie West, the best guitarist in the world. Now he's attracting the attention of the other best guitarists in the world... ...

Mountain: Nantucket Sleighride (Windfall)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Creem, June 1971

Nantucket Sleighride. Whalers of sturdy New England stock hauled by their harpooned prey in salt-water acceleration. I happen to be a New Englander, but even ...

Mountain Climbing

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Melody Maker, 18 September 1971

THE AMERICAN media has been hammering into people's heads that the solo singer/guitarist/songwriter is "in" and loud, exuberant rock is "out." But, the media forgot ...

Mountain, Wishbone Ash: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 20 November 1971

WISHBONE ASH are without  a doubt one of our finest new bands — they make good albums, and their ever-increasing following is loyal. However, at ...

Leslie West

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 4 December 1971

JEFF BECK has called him 'The greatest living guitarist in the World' and whatever you think of the American band Mountain there is no ignoring ...

Mountain’s Pappalardi: Hell-Bent On Becoming A Rock Legend

Interview by Ritchie Yorke, New Musical Express, 4 March 1972

"And the cold winds blow,He was brave but he's laid lowBy her body in the island mist,I saw him give her one last last ...

Mountain: The Road Goes On Forever

Review by Jon Tiven, Rolling Stone, 22 June 1972

MOUNTAIN, A BAND now departed for the great Fillmore in the Sky, was a standby whipping boy for practically any rock critic, regardless of taste. ...

Mountain: Radio City Music Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, Rolling Stone, 7 November 1974

Mountain Comes to Manhattan ...

Pappalardi blazed new rock trail

Obituary by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 21 April 1983

FELIX PAPPALARDI, 43-year-old rock producer and musician, died from a gunshot wound in the neck early Sunday morning. He was allegedly shot by his wife, ...

Deep Purple, The Scorpions, Meat Loaf et al: Knebworth Fayre, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, 29 June 1985

THIS IS the second Dark Age. It's gotta be. Either that or it's a farmyard. Either that or it's a British festival. Oh oh, it's ...

Mountain Man Leslie West Once Had Houston at His Fingers

Report and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 19 November 2013

"YOU'RE IN HOUSTON, so let me ask you something," a gravelly, low voice asks on the other end of the phone. "Is the bed you're ...

see also West, Bruce & Laing

see also Devil's Anvil, The

see also Leslie West


back to LIBRARY