MOUNTAIN’s Corky Laing goes operatic

Mostly known as Leslie West’s cohort in MOUNTAIN and Jack Bruce’s rhythm section partner, drummer Corky Laing might have missed the Woodstock performance yet he played on many a band’s classic songs and co-wrote many of them including the immortal “Mississippi Queen.” But there’s more facets to the man and, to show another of these, Laing comes up with a rock opera that deals moral problems of gene technology, titled “Test”, which serves as a basis for the “Playing God” album.

Sharing the views of modern philosophers Matti Häyry and Tuija Takala, who are the veteran’s co-conspirators behind this so called “crossover between academic research and rock”, and inviting Finnish musicians for company, Corky sings and drums here. Also featured on this concept album, out under the PERFCT CHILD name, are TANG’s guitar heroine Denny Colt and SPIN DOCTORS’ own Eric Schenkman, who CORK, a group Laing had with the late great Noel Redding. An interesting project, one to watch out for.

CORKY LAING and THE PERFCT CHILD - Playing God

CORKY LAING
and THE PERFCT CHILD –
Playing God

1. God’s March
2. Luke’s Blues
3. Terrace of the Gods
4. Perfect Boy
5. Tony’s return
6. College Girls
7. Silent Dream
8. My Brother’s Gonna Die
9. Open Up Your Imagination
10. Here is Our Blood
11. Jupiter
12. Tim’s Requiem
13. Not Good Enough
14. Father’s Lament
15. Crying Shame
16. Journey
17. Sisterhood
18. Vital Stream
19. Revelations I
20. Meltdown
21. Revelations II
22. Eyes in the Mirror
23. Revelations III
24. Mr C’s Demise
25. In This World

July 30, 2013

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