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Studio album by Hot Tuna
ReleasedOctober 11, 1976
RecordedJuly 1976
StudioWally Heider Studios, San Francisco
GenreBlues rock
ProducerHarry Maslin
Hot Tuna chronology
Yellow Fever
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Hoppkorv was the seventh album by the American blues rock band Hot Tuna, and their last studio album recorded for Grunt Records, as Grunt BFL1-1920. Unlike previous albums, Hot Tuna relied entirely on an outside producer for this effort, Harry Maslin. In addition to four new original songs by Jorma Kaukonen and one by Nick Buck, the album includes covers of Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy", Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied", and Chuck Berry's "Talkin' 'Bout You." The album had its highest peak at #116 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, First Pull Up, Then Pull Down, Burgers and America's Choice

Allegedly, Hoppkorv is Swedish for "Jumping Hot Dog".

Track listing[edit]

Side A
1."Santa Claus Retreat"Jorma Kaukonen4:10
2."Watch the North Wind Rise"Kaukonen4:39
3."It's So Easy"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty2:32
4."Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man"Bobby Rush, Calvin Carter3:05
5."Drivin' Around"Nick Buck2:53
Side B
1."I Wish You Would"Billy Boy Arnold3:10
2."I Can't Be Satisfied"McKinley Morganfield3:52
3."Talkin' 'Bout You"Chuck Berry3:29
4."Extrication Love Song"Kaukonen4:11
5."Song from the Stainless Cymbal"Kaukonen4:01


Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Nick Buck – keyboards
  • John Sherman – 2nd guitar on "Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man"
  • Karen Tobin – background vocals


  • Harry Maslin – producer, engineer
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Allen Sudduth – assistant engineer
  • David Gertz – assistant mixing engineer
  • Michael Casady, Ron Dudley – equipment
  • Acy Lehman – art direction
  • Gribbitt (Tim Bryant) – album design
  • Chris Whorf – album design
  • Roger Rossmeyer – cover photos, liner photos
  • Jerry Leiberwitz (Leibowitz) – sleeve painting
  • Recorded and Mixed at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
  • Mastered by Rick Collins, Kendun Recorders, Burbank