Rockcellar just published an interesting new interview with Leslie West regarding his new album and his rich history with Mountain.
Read the article here.
Leslie West chose to re-track the classic Mountain hit “Long Red” for his October 29th solo release Still Climbing, His motive, to reclaim as his own one of the most sampled rock tracks in the history of hip hop. Originally released on Mountain (1969), the song has found a renewed relevance with consistent usage year after year on platinum recordings. Some of the artists who have sampled the track include Jay-Z on 2003′s The Black Album with “99 Problems,” De La Soul with 2004′s The Grind Date with “Verbal Clap,” The Game’s 2006 album Doctor’s Advocate with “Wouldn’t Get Far,” and 2007′s Finding Forever from Common with “The People.” Recently, Lana Del Rey samples West’s voice saying “Louder” on the title track of Born to Die, while ASAP Rocky’s massive hit “Ghetto Symphony” from Long Live ASAP samples “Long Red.”
The wide usage is best presented via this sample map presented by Ethan Hein.
Mascot Label Group has created a Spotify playlist exhibiting the usages, which you can find below:
On the steady usage of the track throughout the past two decades, and continued relevance today, West simply shares, “In 1969, when I wrote the song, there was no hip hop.”
Come join Leslie and the fine folks from WBAB Long Island & Looney Tunes records as Leslie answers questions from fans and talks about his new album “Still Climbing”
Looney Tunes Records is located at:
31, Brookvale Ave.
West Babylon, NY 11704
In celebration of his latest release Still Climbing Leslie West will be visiting Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey for a Q&A with fans! IF you’re in the New Jersey area come join us at 7pm! Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd Fords, NJ 08863.
We want to thank Mark Tremonti for his excellent guest performance on “Still Climbing”. See what he has to say about his appearance on the record below.
As you know, Leslie’s new record “Still Climbing” was released earlier this week.
Head on over to Classic Rock Magazine where Leslie talks you through all tracks on Still Climbing.
Today, the new record “Still Climbing” finally sees it’s release all over the world. Leslie can’t wait to share his new music with you.
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You can still order Still Climbing:
EU – http://lesliewest.mlgmerch.com
US – http://lesliewestusa.mlgmerch.com
In celebration of his new release Still Climbing, Leslie West will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday October 30th, 2013 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Leslie West at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast.
Check out Leslie’s lyric video for “Dyin’ Since The Day I Was Born”