Whatever Turns You On (album)

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Whatever Turns You On
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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
Whatever Turns You On
Live 'n' Kickin'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

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 1972 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, Pete 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



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