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LESLIE WEST The Great Fatsby (1975 US 10-track LP featuring contributions from Mick Jagger & Mountain bandmate Corky Laing pasted picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a bit of light shelf wear but is otherwise still in its open shrink. Thevinyl is Excellent with minimal play BPL1-0954)
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This album is a follow on to LW's original 1969 solo effort "MOUNTAIN" and although carrying a lot more in the way of covers, (remember, this is Leslie West, we are talking about here - he of the growling vocals and heavyweight guitar chords - therefore covers are NOT "covered" in quite the same way as lesser musicians would record!), and it really is a little gem.
The opener, "Don't Burn Me" sets the standard and is a truly understated but powerful number with LW pressing the point well and truly home and runs neatly into "House Of The Rising Sun" (being the first of several recorded versions that LW was to make over his long career) and is belted out in his own inimitable way - the Animals version seeming very, very tame by comparison!
High Roller ( with a certain Mr M Jagger on guitar) follows along with "If I Were A Carpenter" (sung as a threat - believe you me!), a rocking version of the Stones' Honky Tonk Women and a more than passable version of Free's "Little Bit Of Love" all adding up to a very entertaining package indeed - the only gripe being that the album is way too short...but, remember, this is from the mid 70's and vinyl was capable of a maximum 20 minutes a side....!
So if you like LW, Mountain or just damned fine 70's rock music - GET THIS - and crank it up...you will not be disappointed!!
I would have no hesitation in recommending this CD or indeed any others Leslie West is part of.
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Both songs with the help of Dana Valery on vocal, they sound so good it might stay in your head, and you want to listen them over and over.