Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live in Japan - At Stove's Yokohoma City 02/20/97
Genres: Pop, Rock
Ho hum, yet another live Hot Tuna album, right? Not this time around. Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, and company are captured in absolute peak form on this pleasant surprise. The venue is Stove's, a 50-person-capacity joint ... more »
Ho hum, yet another live Hot Tuna album, right? Not this time around. Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, and company are captured in absolute peak form on this pleasant surprise. The venue is Stove's, a 50-person-capacity joint in Yokohama, Japan; the band had been in the midst of an electric tour but were forced to bust out the acoustic instruments because of space considerations. Space considerations? The place was so crowded that the band had to enter via a window behind the stage. Clearly, the intimacy of the venue inspired the quintet to great heights, especially keyboardist Pete Sears. The idea of releasing this music came only after replaying the tapes. The repertoire will be familiar to even the most causal Tuna fan--traditional blues from Rev. Gary Davis, Jesse Fuller, and Robert Johnson accompany a couple of Jefferson Airplane holdovers--but the performances passionately ebb and flow, exuding joy with every twist. --Marc Greilsamer
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alan j. sandler | san francisco, ca. United States | 10/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike Hot Tuna's early live acoustic album or the more recent (and wonderful) Furthermore CD, Live in Japan is a little rough around the edges. And that makes it fun. When you listen, you feel like you are hearing the band in a noisy saloon, and they have enjoyed the party as much as everyone else. Many of the songs are the same as on other CDs, but in this atmosphere, classics like True Religion get a whole new personality. Keep On Truckin' has a sexy earthy tone to it not heard elsewhere. As with any Tuna CD, the musicianship is exceptional, and combined with the informal tone of the whole set, Live in Japan is one you will enjoy having in your collection."
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Steven C. Berenson | Miami, Florida USA | 12/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A 16 year old girl recently asked me to recommend a Hot Tuna recording to listen to so she could become aquainted with the music her friends parents had been talking about. I recommended this one. It is hard to believe that Jorma and Jack are now in their 44th year playing together, (more reason why there should be a Hot Tuna entry in the Hall of Fame) unless you listen to this cd--which is the music and it's musicians at their finest. If you do not already have this in your collection, you are missing out on the pleasures of a superb, spontaneous performance. I also recommend Jorma's latest effort, "Too Many Years". As with any great cabernet, is there ever such a thing as too many years of Jorma, Jack and Hot Tuna? Enjoy."
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john leonard | San Diego | 01/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
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