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early and very good hard rock band. speak with somebody who listened to hard rock/metal in the 70's, he would place them right behind sabbath deep purple and led zep.I think they have their place in this hall
Posted by roméo on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 10:12am
When Black Sabbath first came to America, they opened for Mountain. Ozzy Osbourne is still friends with Leslie West. I saw them last year and they still rock. "Mississippi Queen" is the supreme cowbell song along with "Hair of the Dog," "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "Working for the Weekend."
Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 16:12pm
I'd have to say "Mississippi Queen" is one of the supreme "power chord" songs.
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 16:21pm
Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 16:23pm
As good a power trio as there was.
Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 23:34pm
Don't know if they have enough good material overall to get in, but these boys could rock!!
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 10:42am
I just found out that Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads also said they were inspired by Leslie West's guitar playing.
Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 08:28am
Don't forget about Mountain's song "Nantucket Sleighride." Great song.
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 20:36pm
Mountain have had some great songs most notably "Mississippi Queen" and "Nantucket Sleighride." They were a very influential and early hard rock band and were fundamental in the developement of heavy metal. Plus their songs have been covered endlessly. Yes to Mountain, yes.
Posted by Gustav on Saturday, 11.15.08 @ 11:50am
Yes,but the hall needs to induct other hard rock bands,also.Including;Deep Purple,Free,and Montrose.
Posted by S.R on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 14:34pm
Leslie West snd Felix Pappalardi must get inducted with their band MOUNTAIN
Posted by Mississippi King on Friday, 02.27.09 @ 12:57pm
I saw alot of Mountain in the early seventies. They were a really good band. Very tight, great guitar/bass lines/drumming.
Posted by Ed on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 15:37pm
Posted by Lockloney on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 13:02pm
Mountain, UFO and Deep Purple all need to be inducted
Posted by EJn on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 18:17pm
Mountain was a very good and influencial hard rock band. And have historial significance from playing at Woodstock. Here's a sort list of artists who have covered them: Ozzy Osbourne, Zack Wylde, W.A.S.P., ZZ Top(live), Grand Funk Railroad(live), Lynyrd Skynyrd(live).
Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 18:57pm
Mountain were a very good and very underrated band. An early metal/hard rock band. "Theme For An Imaginary Western" is one of the heaviest songs I've ever heard and "Nantucket Sleighride" is one of the greatest underrated classic rock songs of all time. Underrated songs, underrated artist.
Posted by Hamburger on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 13:38pm
Yep Hamburger, in fact here is a list of some great underrated songs:
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 13:46pm
Heck yes, I love "April" by Deep Purple and "Time Captives" is a fantastic song. Good list. Here's some underrated songs in my opinion:
Posted by Hamburger on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 13:51pm
Ok Keeborder, we've got songs down, but how about underrated rock artists? I'd like to nominate:
Posted by Hamburger on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 13:59pm
Here's some I'd add to those lists:
Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 13:59pm
Nice picks Dude Man
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 14:02pm
Also don't forget:
Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 14:45pm
Listen guys, Leslie West deserves credit I'd say him and Ritchie Blackmore are perhaps the two greatest guitar players who haven't been honored by the RRHOF yet.
Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 05:59am
I don't care if they get in or not, sure they're influential, as were many bands that aren't even close to HoF material, but the body of work isn't there. "Mississippi Queen" is one of the great songs of all time, though.
Posted by Chris on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 15:02pm
Posted by Nunzio on Tuesday, 01.19.10 @ 15:52pm
Nunzio, I know what you mean. I was thinking the other night about the Stooges' & their induction.
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 01.20.10 @ 05:59am
"Ok Keeborder, we've got songs down, but how about underrated rock artists?"
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 05.2.10 @ 19:55pm
I would really like to see Mountain get in, don't know if it's realistic, but they were a great band
Posted by Stefan on Friday, 05.28.10 @ 09:22am
Peter Cetera copied the music/guitar riffs for Mississippi Queen on the Chicago song, Hideaway. Lyrics by Peter Cetera.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.20.10 @ 13:49pm
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.20.10 @ 13:52pm
"I could take it or leave it with Mountain. "Mississipi Queen" is a great song, so I'm sure they have other great ones" - Sam
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 12:42pm
Thanks Tahvo. Good stuff.
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 09.9.10 @ 14:23pm
"Mississippi Queen, if you knoooooowwwwwww what I mean!"
Posted by Charlsy on Thursday, 12.22.11 @ 13:04pm
Just read on Daily News site that Gail Collins, who wrote lyrics for the band, did alot of their cover art, was girlfriend to & then killed bassist Felix Pappalardi, has died in Mexico at age 72.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 02.24.14 @ 08:16am
Minor correction on last post: Ms. Collins was married to Mr. Pappalardi when she killed him.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 02.24.14 @ 13:06pm
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