Live 'n' Kickin'
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For the Kingfish album, see Live 'n' Kickin' (Kingfish album).
|Live 'n' Kickin'|
|Live album by West, Bruce and Laing|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock|
|Producer||West, Bruce and Laing
|West, Bruce and Laing chronology|
The album is noteworthy in that three of its four songs were not released in studio versions by the band. Specifically:
- "Play with Fire" is a cover version of a song originally written and performed by The Rolling Stones, although West, Bruce and Laing's rendition uses the music for "Love is Worth the Blues," a song they previously wrote and recorded for their 1972 Why Dontcha debut album.
- "Politician" is a cover of a song Jack Bruce originally wrote and performed with his previous band Cream.
- "Powerhouse Sod" is a previously-unreleased song featuring a bass guitar solo by Bruce. While credited to West, Bruce and Laing, Jack Bruce is likely the song's primary author, as the song had been played by Bruce with other bands prior to West, Bruce and Laing (for example, a live recording of it from 1971 is included on Jack Bruce's Spirit (Live at the BBC 1971–1978) boxed set).
Live 'n' Kickin' peaked at #165 on the Billboard U.S. album chart.
- "Play with Fire" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman) – 13:26
- "The Doctor" (Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Sue Palmer) – 7:43
- "Politician" (Bruce, Pete Brown) – 5:41
- "Powerhouse Sod" (West, Bruce, Laing) – 10:39