Rats

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/1994
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 008811098025
  • Catalog Number: 10980
  • Sales rank: 145,187

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Damaged (3:18)
  2. 2 Slave (3:35)
  3. 3 Pissin' Down (5:20)
  4. 4 High Road Easy (4:01)
  5. 5 Sun's Gonna Rise (2:53)
  6. 6 Head (4:16)
  7. 7 Ugly (3:23)
  8. 8 I'm Not (3:38)
  9. 9 Honey (4:06)
  10. 10 Wish (3:37)
  11. 11 Breakin' - Johan Langlie Orchestra (2:40)
  12. 12 Give (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sass Jordan Primary Artist, 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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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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