First Pull Up, Then Pull Down

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First Pull Up, Then Pull Down
Live album by Hot Tuna
Released June 1971
Recorded April, 1971 at Chateau Liberte, Los Gatos, California
Genre Blues-rock
Label RCA Victor
Producer Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna chronology
Hot Tuna (1970) First Pull Up, Then Pull Down (1971) Burgers
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[2]

First Pull Up, Then Pull Down is the second album by Hot Tuna, released in 1971 as RCA Victor LSP-4550. The album was recorded live with electric instruments, instead of the acoustic instruments used on the previous album, Hot Tuna. The album rose to #43 on the Billboard charts. In 1996, RCA released the CD box set Hot Tuna in a Can which included a remastered version of this album, along with remasters of the albums Hot Tuna, Burgers, America's Choice and Hoppkorv.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "John's Other"   Papa John Creach 8:12
2. "Candy Man"   Rev. Gary Davis 5:44
3. "Been So Long"   Jorma Kaukonen 3:42
4. "Want You to Know"   Bo Carter 4:26
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning"   Davis 8:08
2. "Never Happen No More"   Blind Blake 3:47
3. "Come Back Baby"   traditional, arranged by Kaukonen 9:28



  • Pat "Maurice" Ieraci – master of the machines
  • Allen Zentz – engineer
  • Margareta Kaukonen – drawings
  • Mike Frankel – interior photograph
  • Jack Casady – pin-up photo
  • RCA – cage
  • Recorded at the Chateau Liberte (deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains), Los Gatos, CA
  • Mixed down at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
  • A Fishobaby Production


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. First Pull Up, Then Pull Down at AllMusic. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  2. ^ Bangs, Lester (November 11, 1971). First Pull Up, Then Pull Down, Rolling Stone