Whatever Turns You On (album)

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Whatever Turns You On
Studio album by West, Bruce and Laing
Released July 1973
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 35:05
Label Windfall/Columbia
Producer Andy Johns with West, Bruce and Laing
West, Bruce and Laing chronology
Why Dontcha
(1972)
Whatever Turns You On
(1973)
Live 'n' Kickin'
(1974)

Whatever Turns You On is the second and last studio album by blues rock power trio/supergroup West, Bruce and Laing.

The album features a black-and-white comic strip on its front and back covers depicting the alleged "turn-ons" of the band's members - Leslie West's is food, Jack Bruce's alcohol, and Corky Laing's sex - as pursued by various poltergeists representing each of the three. The album's front cover drawing shows the three band members, each pictured with their poltergeist alter-egos.

Although not the hit that West, Bruce and Laing's debut album Why Dontcha was, Whatever Turns You On was a moderate success, reaching #87 on the Billboard U.S. album chart.

Track listing[edit]

All selections written by Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing, except as noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Backfire" (Bruce/Brown/West/Laing) - 2:57
  2. "Token" - 5:18
  3. "Sifting Sand" - 3:07
  4. "November Song" (Bruce/Brown/West/Laing) - 5:55

Side two[edit]

  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Machine" - 3:53
  2. "Scotch Crotch" (Bruce/Brown/West/Laing) - 3:17
  3. "Slow Blues" - 5:08
  4. "Dirty Shoes" - 2:23
  5. "Like a Plate" (Bruce/Brown/West/Laing) - 3:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Leslie West: guitar, vocals
  • Jack Bruce: bass, vocals
  • Corky Laing: drums, percussion

References[edit]