Thursday, March 06, 2008

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1970, at the Randall's Island Pop Festival, here's Leslie West (aka The Fat Eric Clapton) and Mountain with their tender ode to the joys of homsexuality below the Mason/Dixon line, "Mississippi Queen."

Okay, I'm totally embarssed over that joke.

Full disclosure: I got to know Mountain's Corky Laing pretty well in the late 70s; super nice guy as well as a fantastic drummer.

Meanwhile, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to Friday's Weekend Listomania.


Anonymous said...

Songs with a geographical name in the title.

steve simels said...

No, but an excellent guess and I'm going to use it as a theme sometime down the road.

The Kenosha Kid said...

Most pathetic Simels name-drops.

steve simels said...

Nobody likes a wiseguy, pal.