Over the Top Fronted by massive Leslie West, Mountain was, in more ways than one, the heaviest of the '70s biker-boogie bands. "Mississippi Queen" was their only perfect… Over the Top Fronted by massive Leslie West, Mountain was, in more ways than one, the heaviest of the '70s biker-boogie bands. "Mississippi Queen" was their only perfect… Mountain Reissues
Music Review

Music Review: 'Over the Top' (1995)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Mountain; Genre: Reissues

Fronted by massive Leslie West, Mountain was, in more ways than one, the heaviest of the '70s biker-boogie bands. ''Mississippi Queen'' was their only perfect moment, but they could be funky, even graceful. Unfortunately, this best-of collection — which includes a song about whales — is overkill: 34 helpings of plodding guitar is more blubber than most people can eat. B-

Originally posted May 12, 1995 Published in issue #274 May 12, 1995 Order article reprints
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