Canadian born Corky Laing is probably best known as the drummer with Mountain. Corky Joined the band shortly after Mountain played at the famous Woodstock Festival although he did receive a gold disc for sales of the soundtrack album after over dubbing drums on Ten Years Afters’ performance.
Whilst with Mountain Corky Laing recorded three studio albums with Mountain before the band split. Following the split Corky along with Mountain guitarist Leslie West formed a rock three piece with former Cream bassist Jack Bruce. West Bruce and Laing recorded two
studio albums and a live album before West and Laing re formed
Mountain al0ong with Felix Papplardi.
Since 1974 Corky and Leslie have led Mountain through various
line ups and recordings and continue to record and perform
today at numerous concerts across the world
In addition to his work with Mountain Corky Laing has recorded
one solo album and formed the band Cork with former Spin
Doctors guitarist Eric Shenkman and recorded a further two
studio albums with the band which has also featured former
Jimi Hendrix bassist Noel Redding.
More recently Corky Laing and Leslie West published their own
book of on the road stories entitled Nantucket Sleighride and
other On The Road Stories which sold exceedingly well.
Stick It is the next stage on from the book and on this double CD
audio book Corky Laing re tells many of the stories associated
with working in a leading rock band over the last forty years.
The stories are told in an incredibly frank, engaging and amusing
manner and will appeal also to those people who may not
necessarily be fans of Corky Laing’s work with Mountain and
as such should appeal to fans of rock biographies.