Back to Oakland by Tower of Power

Before it was destroyed in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, there used to be an on-ramp from San Francisco to Oakland on the Bay Bridge. This is where the cover for Tower of Power’s fourth album “Back to Oakland” was shot with a superimposed traffic sign added. The album was recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito in May, 1974 and released by Warner Brothers the same year.


Oakland Stroke…
Don’t Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream)
Just When We Start Makin’ It
Can’t You See (You Doin’ Me Wrong)
Squib Cakes
Time Will Tell
Man from the Past
Love’s Been Gone So Long
I Got the Chop
Below Us, All the City Lights
…Oakland Stroke


Lenny Pickett
Stephen “Doc” Kupka (The Doctor)
Greg Adams
Mic Gillette
Bruce Conte
Chester Thompson
Emilio Castillo
Brent Byars
David Garibaldi
Francis Rocco Prestia
Lenny Williams

Bay Bridge
Oakland CA