Mouse-A-Mania

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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
The younger generation of hardcore fans may grind their teeth, but unfortunately market considerations rule, and Eek-A-Mouse admirers should really be grateful that the RAS label continues to make much of his back catalog available. And so, even though it wasn't economically viable to keep both the Assassinator and King & I albums on the shelves, most of the sets are found here in one convenient set. The two were very different albums. Assassinator was a thoroughly Jamaican album, overseen by Anthony and Ronald Welch and backed by the Roots Radics; King & I took the Mouse to London, where producer Cliff Carnegie nudged him toward a more crossover sound. However, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
The younger generation of hardcore fans may grind their teeth, but unfortunately market considerations rule, and Eek-A-Mouse admirers should really be grateful that the RAS label continues to make much of his back catalog available. And so, even though it wasn't economically viable to keep both the Assassinator and King & I albums on the shelves, most of the sets are found here in one convenient set. The two were very different albums. Assassinator was a thoroughly Jamaican album, overseen by Anthony and Ronald Welch and backed by the Roots Radics; King & I took the Mouse to London, where producer Cliff Carnegie nudged him toward a more crossover sound. However, the arrangement and production vagaries are less pronounced than the tone of the two sets. Assassinator was a decidedly downbeat affair, a melancholy survey of society, heavy with cultural numbers; in contrast, King was brighter and boasted a clutch of love songs. Mouse-A-Mania emphasizes these divisions, yet by intermixing the tracks creates an arguably more satisfying whole than its independent parts. Thus, RAS gives listeners the complete Mouse, encompassing the silly, the serious, the lover man, the party rat, and the personal. The cultural numbers are particularly strong, with "Gun Shot a Cry" and "Assassinator" of special note among a string of excellent numbers, but who could imagine the soulful depths of emotion hidden in the rodent's heart, now laid bare on "De Di Doo" and "Now I Know"? Equally extraordinary is "Penni-Walli," an inspired and inspiring number where Mouse meets motorcycle, while party pieces like "Mi Brethren Roach" and "I Like Them All" come close to the high watermark of Eek's classic "Wa-Do-Dem." Mouse fever needs a cure and Mouse-A-Mania provides the perfect antidote.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Ras
  • UPC: 021823061627
  • Catalog Number: 30616

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Juicy Juicy & Weedy Weedy (3:25)
  2. 2 Assassinator (3:52)
  3. 3 Safari (3:25)
  4. 4 Penni-Walli (3:51)
  5. 5 I Like Them All (4:17)
  6. 6 Posse (3:27)
  7. 7 Triple Love (3:18)
  8. 8 De Di Doo (4:15)
  9. 9 Now I Know (3:52)
  10. 10 Gun Shot a Cry (4:40)
  11. 11 Mi Brethren Roach (5:07)
  12. 12 Crime (3:51)
  13. 13 Macho Man (4:14)
  14. 14 Some a Holler, Some a Bawl (3:27)
  15. 15 Born Traveller (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eek-A-Mouse Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Roots Radics Band, Group
Kevin Batchelor Trumpet
Bingy Bunny Rhythm Guitar
Devon Campbell Trumpet
Joseph Dennison Bass, Bass Guitar
Dean Fraser Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Everard Gayle Trombone
Tony Greene Saxophone
Dr. Paul Hamilton Bass, Bass Guitar
Bongo Herman Percussion
Randall Hylton Vocals
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Keyboards
Sydney Mills Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano
Leebert Morrison Bass Guitar
Dwight Pinkney Guitar
Devon Richardson Drums
Style Scott Drums
Lenard China B Smith Rhythm Guitar
Desmond Taylor Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Wazair Percussion, Drums
Donald de Cordova Drums
Errol "Flabba" Holt Bass
King Sound Roger Saxophone
Devon Riachardson Drums
R. "Eek-A-Mouse" Hylton Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Eek-A-Mouse Composer
Scientist Engineer
Harold Arlen Composer
George Michailow Producer, Executive Producer
Sydney Mills Composer, Programming
Stephen Stewart Engineer
Anthony Welch Producer
Ronald Welch Producer
Kristin Harris Illustrations
Cliff Carnegie Producer
Mills Composer
R. Hylton Composer
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