New Mountain .... December 29, 1982 (10:59 PM)
Wax Museum, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Leslie West - guitar & vocals
Corky Laing - drums
Miller Anderson - bass & vocals

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condensor microphone
Lineage: Maxell UDXL1 master cassette> Teac A-550RX cassette playback> TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CDR> (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6
(align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg/vg+ (AUD) 61:31 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none, no mp3's (lossy!) here.

Set List:

01. (Don't Say) Love Is Forever (recorded for 1988 'Theme' album)
02. Theme From An Imaginary Western
03. Guitar Solo>
04. Third Degree
05. I'd Rather Be A Fool
06. Nantucket Sleighride> Drum Solo (beg.)>
07. Drum Solo (cont'd)> instrumental segment of Love Is Worth The Blues
08. Mississippi Queen
09. Rocky Mountain Way

1 - This version of the band was introduced as "New Mountain" & the taper wanted me to present it this way. No problem, but a pleaure on my part.
2 - We all know Corky & Leslie for sure as Mountain, but Miller Anderson is the Miller Anderson familiar as guitarist/vocalist with Keef Hartley's band (among others).
3 - There are more originals coming from this taper, but I will not tease you with who else may be offered, but let's see how this first offer goes.
4 - Taper's show description & comments follow:

The "Wax Museum" was a great, but short-lived venue, that had been previously, well, a Wax Museum! It had an attached parking garage, which was a joy compared to a lot
of the other venues. It held roughly a thousand people. There was theatre type seating in front of the stage, and behind that tables and seating where the sightlines
were not as good. I always sat in the theatre seats.
The show was a bit bizarre. Leslie was beyond obese. He looks great now, but back then he was so huge, that he had to wear a smock to cover himself up. The guitar
looked like a kids toy up against his massive frame. He sat on a stool for the entire show, only standing up for the solo on "Mississippi Queen". There was a mention
of a new album, and two of the songs were performed I've never heard since. I think they were pretty decent songs, especially the opener. I remember at the time being
a bit disappointed that the show was short, and that they encored with "Rocky Mountain Way". I was hoping for more MOUNTAIN originals.

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Prepared by Jeff James (roryglzep@aol.com)