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West, Bruce & Laing - Live 'n' Kickin' (1974 Reissue) (2004)

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Title: Live 'n' Kickin'
Year Of Release: 1974 (2004)
Label: Rock & Groove Records
Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 37:30
Total Size: 277 Mb


1. Play With Fire (B. Wyman, B. Jones, C. Watts, K. Richards, M. Jagger) 13:27
2. The Doctor (C. Laing, J. Bruce, L. West, S. Palmer) 7:37
3. Politician (J. Bruce, P. Brown) 5:41
4. Powerhouse Sod (C. Laing, J. Bruce, L. West, P. Brown) 10:39

Bass Guitar – Jack Bruce
Drums – Corky Laing
Guitar, Vocals – Leslie West
Producer – Bob D'Orleans, West, Bruce & Laing

WBL have often been unfairly compared to Cream, and except for the Jack Bruce/Felix Pappalardi link and the fact that both bands were a power trio format, I think this is unfair. They had their own sound, and this excellent live outing showcases them in all of their glory. The sound quality is excellent, and there are only 4 tunes on the album, because of their length (which begs the question which vault the rest of the live tracks are languishing in -- this should have been originally released as a two album set), and they include:
Play With Fire: The Stone's classic is given a heavy metal finish, with Jack and Leslie trading off on vocals and Corky doing an inventive drum solo.
The Doctor: The live outing of one of the studio tracks on their debut album, Why Dontcha', featuring searing slide work by Leslie.
Politician: Better than the live outings by Cream, no kiddin'.
Powerhouse Sod: This track features an absolutely mind-bending bass solo by Jack, which I found both surprising and long overdue given the fact that he never really did any bass solos when he was with Cream, except for a brief one on one of the takes of "Steppin' Out" from the Cream at the BBC CD.
The bottom-line is that if you are a fan of Mountain, Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Cream, or any in your face heavy rock, you will eat this up with a spoon and write the label to demand that they release the rest of their live inventory.


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