MOUNTAIN was founded by Cream producer Felix Pappalardi in 1968 in New York. At the heart of the heavy blues rock trio was guitarist Leslie West. At times the trio was expanded to a quartet with a keyboard player. This also applies to the famous performance during the Woodstock Festival.
Characteristic of MOUNTAIN are the mighty mountains of sound and the sluggish steam-ram rock with pronounced, extensive guitar improvisations. Hits like "Mississippi Queen" and "Nantucket Sleighride" made MOUNTAIN famous and are still relevant today.
In the eventful history of MOUNTAIN, the line-up has changed several times, but kept the constant Corky Laing on drums.
Corky Laing is now reforming the band into what it always was for the umpteenth time. One of the most competent heavy bands that can easily compete with young bands with the finest high-pressure rock. The absence of Leslie West, who is no longer able to tour due to health reasons, is hardly significant.
With Richie Scarlet (ex-Ace Frehley Band) on guitar and Joe Venti (ex-Carmine Appice, -Billy Squire, -Frank Marino, -Kofi Baker and others) on bass, Corky Laing has now succeeded in bringing a new formation onto the stage that is in no way inferior to the original in terms of quality and power.