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RIP - Leslie West

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 68tele, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. fendrguitplayr

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    Rest easy, Mr West...
     
  2. DougM

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    here he is from Night of the Guitar, a great tour and CD featuring many greats of rock guitar, including some others we've lost, like Pete Haycock, Randy California and Alvin Lee. But, here he's playing a headless Steinberger.
     
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    :(

    Still remember the first time I heard "Mississippi Queen".

    The original "More Cowbell"!
     
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    My childhood friend Joe hipped me to Leslie West.
    Joe had a 56 LP Special he “hippie stripped” the finish off of.
    Joe could mimic Leslie West’s vibrato.
    I play Mississippi Queen with the Amber Lucille Band.
    Amber sings it great!
    RIP, and thanks, Leslie.
     
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    A unique player and rocker supreme. Leslie West left his mark on us all.
     
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    RIP Leslie
     
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    I picked up the Vagrants vinyl "album" a few years ago at Last Vestige in Albany N.Y. ..It was a compilation of singles and demo singles they did on different labels..the hit was their cover of Otis Redding's Respect....around the time Aretha's came out..They had more of a Young Rascals sound then with a heavy guitar......RIP
     
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  9. Andy B

    Andy B Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    RIP Leslie West. Saw him many times back in the day when he was with the Vagrants, later Mountain. Last time I saw him was at Woodstock.
     
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    Powerful player that grabbed my young self and rocked me good. Great rock n’ roll voice too. Lordy it all goes by so fast. Thanks man we’ll miss you.
     
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    RIP Sir!This year just cannot get over fast enough.
     
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    I saw the original Leslie West's Mountain at Woodstock '69 , they kicked it with their punkish heavy rock sound...then saw them 30 years later at the same venue in Bethel N.Y. still doin' it ! RIP Leslie
     
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    sad...
     
  14. Randypttt

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    What he said.

    Another one gone and another one gone... have mercy
     
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    I bought a '57 LP Jr TV model in 1972, thanks to him
    saw him with West. Bruce & Laing around then
    Only player I ever heard who could manage his sound in a huge arena
    RIP
     
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    RIP mountain man
     
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    I suspect that he's been out of commission for a while, as I can't remember the last time I saw anything about him. His music is defined by a roughly four or five year period from 69 to 73. And he put out, in a big way. RIP, Mr. West. Your legacy lives on.
     
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    I’m too young to have seen them in their prime, but I remember as a 12 year old sitting in my room listening to classic rock radio circa 1987. The station would do phone in requests. I called in for the first and only time and got on the radio asking for Mississippi Queen. I was so nervous that when they asked my name, I gave my first AND last name and they played me asking for the song and then the song on the radio.

    I wasn’t playing yet but that opening riff...
     
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    I live on Long Island. There use to be an Arena called the Commack Arena in the town of the same name. Jan 2, 1967 I was 16, my friend and I went to see the Yardbirds (My ears are still ringing from when they did "Over, Under, Sideways, Down"...LOL) Anyway, the opening act was The Vagrants. I see this guy come out, big man, looked like he was playing a Little Guitar when in fact it was a Les Paul, guy was really broad. He was singing lead, and cranking away on that Les Paul. I think they did "Respect", and "I love, love You". Great band, I became a fan that day! RIP Leslie
     
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