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Rats
     

Rats

by Sass Jordan
 

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Sass Jordan never sounded more focused, confident and inspired than she does on Rats, which is undeniably her finest album. Some of Jordan's '80s efforts didn't fully illustrate just how compelling a singer she can be, but that's no problem on Rats. This CD finds the whiskey-voiced Canadian doing what she does best: tough, gritty, no-nonsense rock & roll

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Sass Jordan never sounded more focused, confident and inspired than she does on Rats, which is undeniably her finest album. Some of Jordan's '80s efforts didn't fully illustrate just how compelling a singer she can be, but that's no problem on Rats. This CD finds the whiskey-voiced Canadian doing what she does best: tough, gritty, no-nonsense rock & roll with soul/R&B overtones and a heavy dose of blues feeling. Although Jordan is very much her own person, there's no denying the strong influence Tina Turner has had on her singing -- and Turner's influence serves Jordan impressively well on such gutsy, down-and-dirty offerings as "Ugly," "Damaged" and "Pissin' Down." If fact, this is the sort of rockin' album one wishes Turner would have recorded in 1994 (which isn't to say that the slick, glossy pop
ock and pop/R&B Turner provided in the 1990s wasn't enjoyable). With Jordan, Steve Salas and Nick Didia handling the production and studio ace Michael Wagener doing most of the mixing, all of the pieces fit together perfectly on Rats. This album was definitely Jordan's crowning achievement.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/1994
Label:
Universal Mod Afw
UPC:
0008811098025
catalogNumber:
10980
Rank:
128277

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Performance Credits

Sass Jordan   Primary Artist,Bass,Background Vocals
Richie Kotzen   Background Vocals
Ian Moore   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Rei Atsumi   Piano,Hammond Organ,Mellotron
Tal Bergman   Percussion
George Clinton   Background Vocals,Talking
Allen Kamai   Bass
Michael Page   Bass
Tom Peterson   Bass
Carmine Rojas   Bass
Stevie Salas   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Jimmie Wood   Harmonica
Brian Tichy   Drums
Tony Reyes   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Background Vocals
Tom Petersson   Bass
Vince Ruby   Background Vocals
Jamie Wood   Harmonica
Johan Langlie Orchestra   Strings
Uncle Jam   Voices,Talking

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Sass Jordan   Producer
George Clinton   Introduction
Nick DiDia   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Ross Hogarth   Engineer
Johann Langlie   String Arrangements
Wade Norton   Engineer
Rich Novak   Engineer
Stevie Salas   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Kevin Smith   Engineer
John X.   Engineer
Rolly Ladd   Engineer
Colin Bogart   Engineer
Jeanne Bradshaw   Art Direction,Cover Design
Grant Conway   Engineer
Matthew Ellard   Engineer
Jim Albert   Engineer
Paul Foley   Engineer
Michael Gibson   Engineer
Larry Gloege   Illustrations
Uncle Jam   Introduction

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