Hysterica (album)

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Jukka Tolonen - 1974 - Hysterica.jpg
Studio album by Jukka Tolonen
Released 1975 (1975)
Recorded Marcus Music AB in Stockholm
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 37:43
Label Love
Producer Otto Donner
Jukka Tolonen chronology
The Hook

Hysterica is the fourth studio album by guitarist Jukka Tolonen, released in 1975 through Love Records; a remastered edition was reissued in 2004.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jukka Tolonen.

No. Title Length
1. "Jimi" 9:30
2. "Django" 2:34
3. "Hysterica" 6:33
4. "Tiger" 7:02
5. "Silva the Cat" 4:49
6. "Windermere Avenue" 7:15
Total length: 37:43


Hysterica is more rock-oriented than its jazz fusion predecessor, The Hook. "Jimi" and "Django" are tributes to guitarists Jimi Hendrix and Django Reinhardt, respectively. "Silva the Cat" features synthesisers emulating the mewling of a cat, whereas the flutes evoke graceful feline movements. "Tiger" displays muscular, hard rock guitar improvisation. Closing the album is "Windermere Avenue", a mid-tempo pop song with tinges of country blues in Tolonen's lead guitar. It became a minor hit on Finnish radio in 1976, whereupon it was reissued on the compilation LP Crossection. The song is a paean to the idyllic quietude of the street, which is some ten kilometres north of central London, in the borough of Barnet.



  1. ^ "Jukka Tolonen – Hysterica". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-01-19.