Phosphorescent Rat [Red Swirl Vinyl]

Phosphorescent Rat [Red Swirl Vinyl]

by Hot TunaHot Tuna

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition / Colored Vinyl)

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Hot Tuna's first album made after the breakup of Jefferson Airplane found Jorma Kaukonen taking a firm hand: he's the author of nine out of 10 songs. The walking tempos and familiar soaring, psychedelic guitar solos are in place, but much of the music is given over to Kaukonen's reflective lyrics, sung in his matter-of-fact voice, and there are strings on a couple of tracks. Although the approach would produce Kaukonen's most impressive record the following year when he made the acoustic solo album, and although critics have pointed to The Phosphorescent Rat as among Hot Tuna's better efforts, the group's fans, devoted as they were to its extended versions of blues standards, seem to have been unimpressed: the album was Hot Tuna's lowest charting among those released during its 1970-1978 heyday. Probably a lack of enthusiasm at RCA, due to the demise of Jefferson Airplane, didn't help in the album's promotion, either.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2017
Label: Culture Factory
UPC: 0819514011279
catalogNumber: 1127
Rank: 19752


  1. I See the Light
  2. Letter to the North Star
  3. Easy Now [later re-recorded as "Easy Now Revisited" for Steady as She G
  4. Corners Without Exits
  5. Day to Day Out the Window Blues
  6. In the Kingdom
  7. Seeweed Strut
  8. Living Just for You
  9. Soliloquy for 2
  10. Sally, Where'd You Get Your Liquor From?

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Hot Tuna   Primary Artist

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