Since I posted about Leslie West’s upcoming album, Soundcheck I have been listening intently to Mountain, Cream and the supergroup in between, West, Bruce and Laing.
I recall the early 70’s on WNEW-FM, NY City’s progressive rock station. It was Scottso, Scott Muni who premiered West, Bruce and Laing in November, 1972. I had just started attending community college. We had a student lounge with a Marantz receiver connected to a Bose shelf speaker. I would arrive there early because it was a superior sound system to the hi-fi I had in my bedroom.
West, Bruce and Laing was a hardcore rock trio performing with piss and vinegar. I loved the tradeoff between Bruce and West. They were equally strong vocalists. Corky Laing’s drumming style accented their interplay.
Why Dontcha is the album you want to play, loud!
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Felix Pappalardi did a great job on Cream’s Wheels of Fire album …
You seen the Cream reunion concert of 2005? They revisited the music with extraordinary depth and expertise. We were right to like this stuff all those years ago!