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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 68tele, Dec 23, 2020.
Rest easy, Mr West...
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.
Still remember the first time I heard "Mississippi Queen".
The original "More Cowbell"!
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.
A unique player and rocker supreme. Leslie West left his mark on us all.
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
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.
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.
RIP Sir!This year just cannot get over fast enough.
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
What he said.
Another one gone and another one gone... have mercy
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 mountain man
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.
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...
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