Friday, July 26, 2013
More Than A One Hit Wonder
Nominated for inclusion on our Centennial Class 40th Reunion CD, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain might seem like a one hit wonder.
It was the most popular song ever released by the rock group, rising to #21 on the BILLBOARD Top 100 Chart in 1970. Here's a 1970 video of Mountain playing the hit during a rock concert held at Randall's Island, New York. The cover video during the piece will take you "back to the day".....
"Mississippi Queen" has become something of a rock classic over the years. It's been a part of several movies including THE LONGEST YARD, THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, COMEBACK SEASON, THE EXPENDABLES. The song even made a SIMPSONS TV Show and it's been featured in video games such as ROCK BAND and GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK.
I guess you can say the song captures a part of the rock era.