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Mothra is:
Kathy Kelly Vibraphone
Dan Hesler Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Neal Alger Guitar
Heath Chappell Drums
Steve Hashimoto Electric Bass

With Special Guests:
Francis Wong Tenor Saxophone on “Gold Mountain” and “High Moon”
Diane Delin Violin on “Gold Mountain” and “Melanita’s Waltz”
Bob Long Keyboard on “Okaimono” and “Melanita’s Waltz”
Mark Walker Percussion on “Okaimono” and “Melanita’s Waltz”
And Drums on “San Francisco Ondo”

“Okaimono” by Leonard Eto and Steven Hashimoto
“High Moon” traditional adapted by Steven Hashimoto
“San Francisco Ondo” traditional adapted by Makoto Horiuchi and Shido
All other compositions by Steven G. Hashimoto

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Recorded, Mixed and Mastered A&R Recording House, Chicago IL, USA, September 6, 1999
Engineer Keith Uchima
Creative Director Francis Wong
Executive Producer Tatsu Aoki
Distribution Juri Sekiguchi
Producer Steven Hashimoto
Portrait Photographer Glenn Morimoto

Thanks to:
Tatsu Aoki and Francis Wong; George, Alice, Batsy and John Hashimoto; all members of the band past and present, but especially the founding crew of Erwin Yasukawa, Tim Barton and Randy Harrah, and the Voice of Mothra, Kathy Kelly; my mentors, Dean Rolando and Kestutis Stanciauskas; Luiz Ewerling, for providing Mark Walker’s instruments in Chicago; and Keith Uchima, for keeping a level head and fresh ears.

© & (P) 2000 AIR
© 2000 by Mothra Music, BMI
815 Mission Street, Suite 602, San Francisco, CA 94103

All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction of this recording is prohibited by federal law and subject to criminal prosecution.


1. Gold Mountain – 7:53
2. You Should Know – 5:52
3. Okaimono – 7:15
4. The Alien Zoot Suit – 7:31
5. High Moon – 4:59
6. Giri – 10:01
7. Melanita’s Waltz – 6:36
8. San Francisco Ondo – 7:02