Hot Toe live at Ravintola Juttutupa, Helsinki 01.12.1999

    The first set:

  1. Rockhouse
  2. > "I Am Ready"
  3. "Crazy Woman"
  4. Sen kun arvais
  5. Just For A Thrill
  6. Varo - ihminen!

    The second set:

  7. Myöhässä taas
  8. Village - Ghetto Land
  9. > "This World Scene Is Changing"
  10. Stoneflower
  11. Lenny Bruce
  12. "Ennen oli kaikki toisin"
  13. > The Ghost Of You Walks
  14. "So Tired, Gotta Move"

  15. Encore 1: Salad Days (Are Here Again)
  16. Encore 2: > A Salty Dog

The concert consisted of two sets. The first one was shorter and bluesy, featuring Jarno Kukkonen as replacement guitarist, while Pekka Nylund was busy elsewhere. Nylund then arrived for the second set which included more varying moods, even an "unplugged" section in the middle. At their best, the band played together tightly and with good humour. Jukka Gustavson on keyboards and Vando Suvanto on drums are also strong as vocalists. They performed a few songs of their own in the set that - like the one on Hot Toe's debut gig - consisted mostly of cover pieces by Charles, Dylan, Wonder, Procol Harum, Santana etc. As for the nostalgic encores, Gustavson said for him Salad Days represents "the mood of the 60s", A Salty Dog "the song of the 60s".

In the late 70s the lineup Gustavson, Suvanto, Nylund, bassist Harri Vainikka, played in the group Sahti whose fifth member was Pekka Hedkrok (now in Lapinlahden Linnut). According to Suvanto, Hedkrok was asked to join this time as well, but that he had to refuse due to other involvements.

Mikko Meriläinen