Hot Tuna: Pair a Dice Found
Hot Tuna's first new album release in more than a decade, Pair a Dice Found was perhaps the band's most commercial, yet
poorest selling, major-label effort. Unlike the Hot Tuna of the 1970s, this edition, again fronted by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and
bassist Jack Casady, was not a groove-oriented showcase for Kaukonen's songwriting and guitar prowess on old blues standards.
Instead, Kaukonen had only three compositions on the record, while the closest thing to the old repertoire was the Jesse Fuller
nugget "San Francisco Bay Blues." Second guitarist Michael Falzarano, in contrast, had five songs, and there was even a cover of
the old Barry McGuire folk-rock protest hit "Eve of Destruction." Tuna fans ignored the release, and Epic failed to woo the new
audience for whom the record seemed to be intended.
Two of the tracks on Pair A Dice Found features Rick Danko.
Sidemen(only members of the Band listed)
Hot Tuna - Pair a Dice Found - 64:16 - 1990 - Epic EK 46831
AMG Rating: 3 (out of 9)