Corky Laing – Interview for BeatIt, cz. 4
Some time ago, we took a trip to former East Berlin, where, right on the river Spree, lies the building complex of the former East German Radio and Television.
It was there that we caught up with Corky Laing, who was co-producing a session for the Polish band Elevator. The Canadian musician made a name for himself in the late 60’s and early 70’s as the drummer for the multi-platinum selling hard rock outfit Mountain, whose best known song is the classic “Mississppi Queen“. He has also collaborated with such renowned artists as: John Lennon, Jack Bruce, John Cale or Meat Loaf.
In the fourth and final part of our talk, we talk about the gear Corky has used over the years and is using now, the Mountain reunion, studio technology, the emotions that go together with playing drums and the proudest moment in our guest’s career. Additionally, if you’re interested to know what Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule had to do with Mountain’s reunion, this clip is even more worthy of your attention.
Here is Corky Laing, exclusively for BeatIt. Enjoy!