BILOXI, Miss. — Legendary guitarist Leslie West of Mountain fame is recuperating following emergency surgery to amputate his leg up to the knee. West, 65, had flown in to Mississippi to perform at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with …
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Even today, a decade after its release, Who Else! is an astonishingly contemporary-sounding record, the kind of disc that, had it come spinning out at us from among the wunderkind godheads of modern techno (whoever they may be in these dark and faceless days), would be held up as one of the sonic achievements of the age.
Slowly, though REO Speedwagon was getting little traction through its self-titled release, guitarist Gary Richrath was beginning to emerge as a major guitar force. Guitar magazines were starting to feature him and his sort of muscular blending of English blues-rock licks with a flashier, more modern technique.