Weekend World with me Bwian Walden

28 November 1982 LWT - Weekend World clock intro || Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride - Live in New Jersey 1974 || Mississippi Queen - live @ Randall's Island N.Y 1970 || Theme For An Imaginary Western - Cincinnati Pop Festival - 13th June 1970

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.

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