Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Twenty-five tunes you've never heard because you were not listening.: #21 Mountain -- Nantucket Slaighride

Now back to the States. This tune was almost number twenty until the grooviness that is Short and Sweet popped up in my Pandora rotation again. I think there is little question that Mountain was a precursor too Jam Bands. Nantucket Sleighride is basically a long instrumental with some improvisation, isn't that what Jam Bands do?  And heck, they played at Woodstock!

Let's review again class:

One through 21!:

1. The Damned -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1.5. The Damned -- White Rabbit
2. Junior Kimbrough -- Gotta Try You Girl
3. Paul Simon -- Stranded in a Limousine
4. Booker T & the M.G.s -- Green Onions
5. Lee Scratch Perry -- I am Happiness
6. The Jam -- In the City
7. Brute -- Nine High a Pallet
8. The Doors -- Peace Frog
9. Scientist -- Dance of the Vampires
10. Patti Smith -- Dancing Barefoot
11. Tribe Called Quest -- Left My Wallet in El Segundo
12. Ray Wylie Hubbard -- Snake Farm
13. James McMurtry -- Too Long in the Wasteland
14. The Everybodyfields -- The Only King
15. Old Crow Medicine Show -- Wagon Wheel
16. The Dream Syndicate -- Tell Me When It's Over
17. Bung Hole Surfers -- Pepper
18. Azarcheal -- Leg
19. Hawkwind -- Silver Machine
20. Spinal Tap -- Short and Sweet
21. Mountain -- Nantucket Sleighride


  1. Bingo! One of my all time favorite songs - notably the 17m38s live version on
    I own a copy on vinyl, though not sure it was ever released. It is really a jam song as you say, but the words really do paint a picture even if they are sort of borrowed from Moby Dick. I never did play this in a band (I played bass and guitar in rock bands in younger days) but always wanted to do so.

  2. It's a catchy tune too say the least.