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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 02:11 PM
This looks mighty promising. Wish they did some European dates as well.
Well we had the Bruce / Trower show in the Netherlands so i guess i should not be complaining.

"Our good friends at antiMusic are reporting that it's been almost 35 years since bluesy
hard rock supergroup West, Bruce & Laing has performed together, but soon the trio's music will ring out again live in concert for the last time ever. West, Bruce jr. & Laing are set to perform a limited four-show engagement at the end of January, 2010 (please see dates below). West, Bruce jr. & Laing features original band members Leslie West and Corky Laing and very special guest Malcolm Bruce, sitting in for his father Jack Bruce.

Frontman and legendary guitarist West commented, 'Playing with Jack Bruce was the thrill of a lifetime. Playing with his son Malcolm has given Corky and me, a second chance to recreate this music.' Drummer Laing added, 'As a hockey-loving Canadian, I can liken it to this' I feel like I am scoring a Hat Trick. After playing with Felix Pappalardi and Jack Bruce and now with Malcolm Bruce, I feel like the game is just beginning.'

Originally formed in 1972, with core members of two historic groups, West, Bruce & Laing featured lead singer/guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing from Mountain along with bassist Jack Bruce from Cream. West, Bruce & Laing's debut album 'Why Dontcha', released in 1972, won the hearts of critics and fans alike and featured the massive hit single of the same name. The group only performed 63 shows in the United States and Europe (selling out venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City) and released one more studio album in 1973, Whatever Turns You On'. By the time the trio's live album 'Live N' Kickin' was released in 1974, the group had disbanded.

West and Laing have always wanted to recreate the music of West, Bruce & Laing; they approached Jack Bruce, but unfortunately he wasn't available. Ironically, six months later, after completing a Mountain tour as special guests supporting Joe Satriani, Laing was contacted by Jack Bruce's son Malcolm, who was in the United States recording his own album and so the dialogue began about the three of them playing together. After receiving Jack's blessing, West, Bruce jr. & Laing was reborn. West, Bruce jr. & Laing will be performing the band's catalog one last time. Don't miss it!

Thursday, January 28th Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
ON SALE: 11/16/09

Friday, January 29th Westbury, NY Capital One Theatre At Westbury
ON SALE: 11/15/09

Saturday, January 30th Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
ON SALE: 11/13/09

Sunday, January 31st Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
ON SALE: 11/13/09"

Source: http://nightwatchershouseofrock.blogspot.com/

 

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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 02:25 PM
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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 02:30 PM
I have a buddy who caught one of Corky Laing's drumsticks at a Mountain concert, but he gave it to his girlfriend, who later dumped him.




I guess he came up on short end of the stick.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 03:37 PM
You right coasters get all the good music living in the west is like Siberia...

 

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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 04:36 PM
Cool to see this (someone posted a youtube video of a recent rehearsal) -- bought the album right off back in the day & loved it -- I wouldn't say Why Dontcha was a "massive" hit like the reviewer thought but still some radio -- I wonder how Malcom's voice will fit in -- aw man seeing those songs like Love is Worth the Blues, Pollution Woman, etc etc brought to the stage would be the b o m b -- Pollution Woman is one of my 5-10 fav ever

 

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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 06:24 PM
l'm in for Ridgefield!!
 

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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 06:37 PM
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l'm in for Ridgefield!!


Me too!

 

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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 06:45 PM
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Cool to see this (someone posted a youtube video of a recent rehearsal) -- bought the album right off back in the day & loved it -- I wouldn't say Why Dontcha was a "massive" hit like the reviewer thought but still some radio -- I wonder how Malcom's voice will fit in -- aw man seeing those songs like Love is Worth the Blues, Pollution Woman, etc etc brought to the stage would be the b o m b -- Pollution Woman is one of my 5-10 fav ever





Yep, "Why Dontcha" wasn't a hit, but it was and is badass. One of my favorite albums of all time. I did find a not-very-good-quality but interesting and rocking live West Bruce and Laing concert from 1972 here;

http://musictravellerstwo.blogspot.com/2008/10/west-bruce-and-laing-1972-11 -29-dallas.html

 

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  posted on 11/10/2009 at 07:08 PM
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l'm in for Ridgefield!!


Me too!


Me three!

Lets try to meet up....

 

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  posted on 11/11/2009 at 06:46 AM
Scottish Rite is just across the river from me!

Great small venue, too.

 

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  posted on 11/11/2009 at 08:34 AM
I may try to make it to Capitol One (formerly Westbury Music Fair) Nice venue; terrible parking lot (one way in/out - the attendants openly ask for bribe money) The only thing that depresses me there is that is where my parents would take us to see "old people's music" when I was young
 

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  posted on 11/11/2009 at 12:33 PM
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l'm in for Ridgefield!!


Me too!


Me three!

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l'm all for that.

 

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  posted on 11/11/2009 at 12:57 PM
Huge Leslie West/ Mountain fan here, but shouldn't this be:

West, (sorta) Bruce, and Laing? ...

 

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