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The History of Mountain’s First Album, ‘Climbing!’

Mountain flew the flag for the power trio with their debut, 'Climbing!,' which was released in March 1970.

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‘Walk This Way’ Vs. ‘Mississippi Queen’ – March Riff Madness


Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way' is set to mix it up with Mountain's 'Mississippi Queen' in round one of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness. Who will you vote for?

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Mountain Bassist Felix Pappalardi’s Ex-Wife and Killer Found Dead in Mexico

The tragic tale of Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi, already one of the more bizarre stories in rock history, has taken what appears to be its last strange turn.

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Led Zeppelin Vs. Mountain – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

They both played a key role in the early development of hard rock, but only one can emerge victorious as Led Zeppelin face Mountain in the latest Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame balloting.

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Leslie West on His New Album, Mountain’s Legacy and Overcoming Obstacles

Guitarist Leslie West has been around the block more than a few times. From his glory days with Mountain through the powerhouse trio West, Bruce and Lang, West helped create the template for loud hard-rock guitar bands. Taking cues from Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mountain were the right band at the right time as the '60s turned into the 70s. They played Woodstock and became stars.

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Cream’s Ginger Baker, Leslie West + More Pay Tribute To The Black Keys

Listening to the music of the Black Keys, you have to figure that Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney had at least one Cream album in their record collection growing up. But they probably never guessed that a member of Cream -- and a number of other rock heroes -- would one day pay tribute to their music.

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No. 77: Mountain, ‘Mississippi Queen’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

All hail the mighty guitar riff! With the right one, all things are possible. Mountain stomps onto our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs list with one of the mightiest riffs, as featured on 'Mississippi Queen.'

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Mountain’s Leslie West Performs for First Time Since Leg Amputation

Former Mountain guitarist Leslie West heroically rolled onto the stage of New York's BB King Blues Club Tuesday night (Jan. 31) to perform in public for the first time since he was forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications.

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Leslie West Feat. Slash, ‘Mud Flap Mama’ – Song Review

Bertha, Gertrude, Bernice ... these are names one rarely associates with pretty women, but if you keep an open mind you're likely to stumble across a smoking hot Agnes one day. The smartest thing Leslie West did with his duet with Slash is name it 'Mud Flap Mama.' It sets expectations low, which means the song can only surprise us.

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Leslie West Returns to Touring, Thanks to a Generous Gift

After being forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications last year, guitar legend Leslie West, 66, was forced to cancel a tour -- not because he was unable to perform, but because he didn't have transportation equipped for a wheelchair.

But now, thanks to an incredibly generous gift from The Vehicle Production Group, those worries are behind him.

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