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)Hot Tuna1970
First Pull Up, Then Pull Down
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" (instrumental) 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


Additional personnel
  • Will Scarlett – harmonica


  • 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