Hot Tuna For The Hall of Fame!
Steven C. Berenson | Miami, Florida USA | 05/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When watching these legendary musicians perform keep in mind that Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady started playing together in 1957, 8 years before they formed Jefferson Airplane. That is 44 years ago! It's Hot Tuna since 1970 and for that they should have their own entry into the Hall of Fame. Jorma is a virtuoso blues-rock acoustic guitarist, fingerpicker extraordinaire, and Jack is the bassist's bassist,...complimenting Jorma's playing such that results in the most special of musical occurances. Add Michael Falzarano's rhythm guitar and Pete Sears keyboards and Tuna is truely Hot.They are always fresh, always open. And the way Jorma attacks the guitar, you can always expect what you hope for,...I hope we can enjoy many more years of these guys trailblazing."
Great pickin' but mumbling
William D MCALLISTER | Anchorage, AK USA | 10/13/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The interplay of the instrumentalists is superb, with a jazz-like fluidity at times, and it's a reminder that Jack Casady has never received his due as a bassist. But as a shot at a definitive document of the band, there are two problems: No "Death Don't Have No Mercy" and Jorma mumbles his way through most of the vocals, including, shockingly, "I Know You, Rider.""