Mountain

There are two artists that use this name: 1. A rock band from the United States 2. An electronic music producer from Romania 1. Mountain is an American rock band mainly active in the early 1970s. ...show more

There are two artists that use this name: 1. A rock band from the United States 2. An electronic music producer from Romania 1. Mountain is an American rock band mainly active in the early 1970s.

The band still tours and had a number of UK and US dates scheduled in 2006. The classic-era lineup of the group was Leslie West on guitar, Felix Pappalardi on bass, Corky Laing on drums (the original drummer was N. D. Smart), and Steve Knight on piano and organ.

West's raw vocals, Laing's flowing drumming, and Pappalardi's heavy but not overly imposing bass lines were the elements of Mountain's distinctive sound. Mountain played at the Woodstock Festival but the band did not appear in the film of the event nor was it included on the first album. The group's first album, Climbing! was released in 1970 and featured the band's best-known song, "Mississippi Queen"; the song reached the middle of the top-40 charts and the album reached the top 20 on the US album charts. The follow-up album Nantucket Sleighride (1971) also reached the top 20 on the US albums chart but failed to yield a hit single. ...show less