Hysterica (album)

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Hysterica
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
(1974)
Hysterica
(1975)
Crossection
(1976)

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

Overview[edit]

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.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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