Pulled the three vinyl albums shown above off the shelf and played them one after the other today. Probably decades since I last heard them. Mountain was one of the groups I enjoyed in my early teen record buying years. Caring only for selected songs they did back then, all of it now seems more to my liking. Musical tastes change (mature?) I suppose. I do remember being impressed with the album art at the time. The artist Gail Collins was also a song contributor and later married the bass player Felix Pappalardi. Prior to Mountain, Felix produced some of Cream’s work and Mountain’s guitarist, Leslie West, was an Eric Clapton devotee. Gail Collins was later convicted of killing her husband Felix. The surviving members; West, Steve Knight(keyboards) and Corky Laing(drums) are still around I believe. Something interesting I came across – Leslie West was known for his large girth and at one time released an album titled ‘The Great Fatsby’, but now he appears slim and trim. Coincidentally, Randy Bachman the talented guitarist for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive was also very well rounded for most of his career but has slimmed down to just a fraction of his former size.