Chewing Pine

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Chewing Pine
Chewing Pine.jpg
Studio album by Leo Kottke
Released 1975
Recorded Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN
Genre Folk, New Acoustic, American Primitive Guitar
Length 33:26
Label Capitol (ST-11446)
Producer Denny Bruce
Leo Kottke chronology
Leo Kottke, Peter Lang & John Fahey
Chewing Pine
1971-1976 (Did You Hear Me?)

Chewing Pine is the last album on the Capitol label by American guitarist Leo Kottke, released in 1975. It peaked at #114 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. "Power Failure" was originally recorded by Procol Harum, a band Kottke toured with in Europe in the 1970s.

It was re-issued on CD by BGO (CD148) in 1992 and One Way Records (18461) in 1996.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Bruce Eder wrote of the album "a dazzling amalgam of sounds and styles — there's a surprising emphasis on vocal numbers here... The obvious attempt on Chewing Pine to sell Kottke as more of a mainstream artist and a sometime singer obviously didn't work... There are enough good moments, and even a few transcendent ones, to justify owning this album."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Leo Kottke unless noted.

Side One[edit]

  1. "Standing on the Outside" (Leo Kottke, Mary Kottke) – 2:35
  2. "Power Failure" (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid) – 2:24
  3. "Venezuela, There You Go" – 3:08
  4. "Don't You Think" (Marty Robbins) – 3:34
  5. "Regards From Chuck Pink" – 2:56

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Monkey Money" – 1:45
  2. "The Scarlatti Rip-Off" – 3:33
  3. "Wheels" (Norman Petty) – 1:47
  4. "Grim to the Brim" – 3:13
  5. "Rebecca" (Richard Crandell) – 2:48
  6. "Trombone" – 2:12
  7. "Can't Quite Put it Into Words" – 3:21


Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Denny Bruce
  • Engineer: Paul Martinson
  • Mastering Engineer: Bob Berglund
  • Technical Assistance: Tom Mudge and David Pelletier
  • Art Direction: Roy Kohara
  • Photography: Tom Berthiaume


  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Chewing Pine > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 

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