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LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West: To My Friend

Postby C » 24 Dec 2020, 14:50

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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 28 Dec 2020, 13:58

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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 02 Jan 2021, 12:27

It occurred to me that it's now only Corky left...

[Not counting ND Smart who didn't play tubs on any of the studio albums but appears on the posthumous Woodstock album and therefore the opening two tracks on the The Road Goes... - Mountain Live album]

Steve Knight departed a few years ago and we all know about Felix...





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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 03 Jan 2021, 14:52

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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 04 Jan 2021, 13:07

Back in the time, my younger brother and his 14 year old mates used to come around to our house at lunchtime from school and play my records (I was at sixth form college so out all day)

They used to get Flowers of Evil and play the live second side. But the highlight for them was to get a pile of coins, place them on a speaker, crank the volume up to 11 and play the feedback bit (we all know that bit) and bet how long it would take for the pile of coins to vibrate off the speaker!

I only found this out years later!

The other thing about this album I recall was scrounging a large cardboard advertising version of the cover, which was about 4 feet square, from Our Price Records, when I happened to be there when they were taking down the display.

I had that on my bedroom wall for years!

Those were the days

RIP Leslie




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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

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C wrote:Back in the time, my younger brother and his 14 year old mates used to come around to our house at lunchtime from school and play my records (I was at sixth form college so out all day)

They used to get Flowers of Evil and play the live second side. But the highlight for them was to get a pile of coins, place them on a speaker, crank the volume up to 11 and play the feedback bit (we all know that bit) and bet how long it would take for the pile of coins to vibrate off the speaker!

I only found this out years later!

The other thing about this album I recall was scrounging a large cardboard advertising version of the cover, which was about 4 feet square, from Our Price Records, when I happened to be there when they were taking down the display.

I had that on my bedroom wall for years!

Those were the days

RIP Leslie




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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 05 Jan 2021, 20:48

great stuff, c.

gearin up for some more mountain.

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Postby kath » 05 Jan 2021, 21:00

greetings! time for some flowers of evil. a toast to leslie and to absent friends.

*chink*

i seem to recall we did this once, however long ago. mwhaha.

how's everybody doin?

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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 05 Jan 2021, 21:01

Good afternoon/evening!




I raise my glass to wish you good health and happiness, to toast absent friends and celebrate the musical skill of Leslie West.



*chink*
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kath wrote:greetings! time for some flowers of evil. a toast to leslie and to absent friends.

*chink*

i seem to recall we did this once, however long ago. mwhaha.

how's everybody doin?


Hello everyone,

Happy 2021!!

To absent friends, to Leslie esp

*chink*
And the January man comes round again
In woollen coat and boots of leather
To take another turn and walk along
The icy road he knows so well

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Postby kath » 05 Jan 2021, 21:03

John aka Josh wrote:Good afternoon/evening!




I raise my glass to wish you good health and happiness, to toast absent friends and celebrate the musical skill of Leslie West.



*chink*


cheers and the same to yew.

i didn't know about drug abuse when i was a brat in the 60s, but i learnt soon enough in my formative years, in the 70s. we have talked about this before. sigh. the guys comin back from vietnam were treated like such shit, honestly

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Postby LMG » 05 Jan 2021, 21:03

I am well, thanks btw!

Back to work tomorrow after two weeks off - just logged on to see how things have been ticking so it is not too much of a shock tomorrow morning (when it is still dark!!)

Now it is time to ROCK!

How is everyone else?

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LMG wrote:
kath wrote:greetings! time for some flowers of evil. a toast to leslie and to absent friends.

*chink*

i seem to recall we did this once, however long ago. mwhaha.

how's everybody doin?


Hello everyone,

Happy 2021!!

To absent friends, to Leslie esp

*chink*


ya ya *chink*

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LMG wrote:I am well, thanks btw!

Back to work tomorrow after two weeks off - just logged on to see how things have been ticking so it is not too much of a shock tomorrow morning (when it is still dark!!)

Now it is time to ROCK!

How is everyone else?


i am fine and dandy, thanks.

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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Hightea » 05 Jan 2021, 21:05

Happy New Year folks of BCB!

little Mountain to get the day moving.

No pictures of Leslie so we will go with the king mountain of Europe.


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Postby kath » 05 Jan 2021, 21:06

Hightea wrote:Happy New Year folks of BCB!

little Mountain to get the day moving.

No pictures of Leslie so we will go with the king mountain of Europe.


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whoa. mwhahahaaa. don't it look lovely?

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kath wrote:greetings! time for some flowers of evil. a toast to leslie and to absent friends.

*chink*

i seem to recall we did this once, however long ago. mwhaha.

how's everybody doin?




We're fine thanks.



Feeling sorry for my niece who graduated last summer (teaching degree) and should have started with her first class today. Last night the government announced the closing of all schools in England until Feb 15th (ish), so she starts her career trying to teach a class she doesn't know, remotely. Don't yet know how her school is going about it - (Zoom or other application, setting work online?) but it's far from ideal.


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Re: LL: In Memoriam: Leslie West, Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 05 Jan 2021, 21:07

this album is really kinda epic in its way, but then mountain goes there all the time

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Postby LMG » 05 Jan 2021, 21:08

kath wrote:
i didn't know about drug abuse when i was a brat in the 60s, but i learnt soon enough in my formative years, in the 70s. we have talked about this before. sigh. the guys comin back from vietnam were treated like such shit, honestly


My first experience of this was when we lived in a small suburb outside Charlottesville, Virginia in the 60's. The older brother of a friend came back from the war and everyone was happy, then suddenly he wasn't around and nobody talked about him.

Over the years I pieced together the story, which was that he had come back addicted to smack and was unable to get hold of a regular supply in a small town, and was deeply ashamed and unable to ask for help, so he shot himself.

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Postby LMG » 05 Jan 2021, 21:09

On happier notes, Mountain are a fine and severely underrated band, given their quality and influence.