Artist Biography West, Bruce and Laing were a 1970s power trio consisting of Leslie West (guitar and vocals), Corky Laing (drums and vocals) and Jack Bruce (bass and vocals). The trio formed in London during 1972 following the breakup of Mountain, which featured both West and Laing. Bruce had been a member of Cream. They toured extensively and released three albums: Two studio albums of original material Why Dontcha (1972) and Whatever Turns You On (1973), and the live album Live 'n' Kickin' (1974) which featured among other covers a powerful version of the Cream classic song "Politician". They disbanded shortly before the release of Live 'n' Kickin'.