Thursday, 13 October 2016
Crash Kings - Mountain Man
"Mountain Man" is a song by American rock band CRASH KINGS, from their eponymous debut album. Written by band members Tony Beliveau, Mike Beliveau and Jason Morris, and produced by Dave Sardy, it was inspired by an experience Tony Beliveau had on top of a mountain in Yosemite National Park. The song was released as the album's first single in April 2009, with a music video following in June. The single entered the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in November, and reached number one in April 2010.
The tune's many influences, again comparing the lead vocals to those of THE WHITE STRIPES, noting a "theatrical piano-driven back-up" reminiscent of BEN FOLDS, as well as an "epic guitar crunch a la Weezer emulating Queen.
The band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2006. The members are vocalist-keyboardist Antonio "Tony" Beliveau, his brother and bassist Mike Beliveau, and drummer Tom Roslak. The band's self-titled debut album "Crash Kings" was released May 26, 2009 on Custard/Universal Motown. "Mountain Man", the band's first single, was released to U.S. modern rock radio stations in October, and entered Billboard's Alternative Songs chart the following month. It reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative Radio charts in March 2010. The band is known for using analog keyboards such as the Clavinet with distortion effects and a whammy bar in place of a typical lead guitar.
Today's tune "Mountain Man" is taken from the self titled debut, single was released April 21, 2009.
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