tomowwow at noon.
Yup like most my age it was my introduction to Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing and Steve Knight, though at the time I hadn’t a clue who they or indeed Mountain were.
I didn’t know the rather bizarrely heavy music used for the LWT political programme shown on ITV at noon on Sundays, presented by one time Labour MP Brian Walden, “Weekend World“, was the Mountain track “Nantucket Sleighride”, from the ’71 album of the same name.
I just knew I liked that little snippet used in the opening/closing titles and was bored to death by everything in between.
So anyway yesterday it was announced guitarist Leslie West was taken ill and had to have his lower right leg amputated due to complications from his diabetes. So some classic Mountain tracks are called for hoping the big man gets well soon.