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Unlike recent Hot Tuna albums, Hoppkorv found the group acting less as a mouthpiece for guitarist Jorma Kaukonen's compositions and more as a heavy rock cover band, handling such familiar material as Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy" and Chuck Berry's "Talkin' 'Bout You," although "Watch the North Wind Rise" was one of Kaukonen's better tunes. Even on the originals, the tempo had picked up, the arrangements were shorter; nothing here ran as long as five minutes, and the sound had been filled out by the occasional addition of keyboards, second guitar, and background vocals. So, Hoppkorv was closer to a straightforward pop
ock album than many Hot Tuna releases, and for that, predictably, it got higher marks from critics, who appreciated the variety, and lower marks from Tuna fans, who found less music to boogie to.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2012
Label: Culture Factory
UPC: 0850703003514
catalogNumber: 351
Rank: 29224

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hot Tuna   Primary Artist
Karen Tobin   Background Vocals
Nick Buck   Keyboards
John Sherman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Jorma Kaukonen   Composer
Bobby Rush   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Nick Buck   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Ron Dudley   Equipment Coordinator
Harry Maslin   Producer,Engineer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Acy Lehman   Art Direction
Roger Ressmeyer   Cover Photo
Jerry Leiberwitz   Sleeve Painting
Michael Casady   Equipment Coordinator

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