Rub It Better

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
General Public earned a second shot with its Top 40 cover of "I'll Take You There" in 1994. But the group took a year to complete this reunion album, which did not include the hit. Instead, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger alternated tracks, with Wakeling's employing the dense, multi-rhythmic sound found on producer Jerry Harrison's solo albums and Roger's in a more conventional reggae-with-toasting style. Only occasionally for example, on "Handgun" did Wakeling display the talent for catchy pop he had previously displayed on songs like "Save It for Later" and "Tenderness." Rub It Better suggested that General Public had reformed without a clear idea of what kind of ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
General Public earned a second shot with its Top 40 cover of "I'll Take You There" in 1994. But the group took a year to complete this reunion album, which did not include the hit. Instead, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger alternated tracks, with Wakeling's employing the dense, multi-rhythmic sound found on producer Jerry Harrison's solo albums and Roger's in a more conventional reggae-with-toasting style. Only occasionally for example, on "Handgun" did Wakeling display the talent for catchy pop he had previously displayed on songs like "Save It for Later" and "Tenderness." Rub It Better suggested that General Public had reformed without a clear idea of what kind of music it wanted to make or who its audience was. Wakeling and Roger remained a talented twosome, but one in need of direction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/1995
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646427040
  • Catalog Number: 64270

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It Must Be Tough (5:34)
  2. 2 Rainy Days (4:06)
  3. 3 Hold It Deep (4:34)
  4. 4 Big Bed (4:12)
  5. 5 Punk (3:05)
  6. 6 Friends Again (5:41)
  7. 7 It's Weird (5:50)
  8. 8 Never Not Alone (4:21)
  9. 9 Handgun (4:52)
  10. 10 Blowhard (4:38)
  11. 11 Warm Love (3:35)
  12. 12 Rub It Better (5:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
General Public Primary Artist
Jerry Harrison Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Dave Wakeling Guitar, Vocals
Pato Banton Toaster
Chris Spedding Guitar
Norton Buffalo Harmonica
Ranking Roger Synthesizer, Vocals, Toaster
Sharon Celani Background Vocals
Daniel Chase Drums
Tom Fabre Saxophone
Mick Jones Guitar
Norman Jones Percussion, Vocals
Arlene Newson Background Vocals
Saxa Saxophone
Greg Smith Trombone
Alex Weir Guitar
Wayne Lothian Bass
Andrea Gaines Background Vocals
Andrew Gayle Saxophone
Chris Karn Guitar
Chris Manos Guitar
Michael Railton Keyboards, Vocals
Marc Antoine Vouilloux Guitar
David Longoria Trumpet
Technical Credits
General Public Producer
Jerry Harrison Producer
Pato Banton Contributor
Ranking Roger Programming
Tom Lord-Alge Engineer
Daniel Chase Engineer
Karl Derfler Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Jeff Lord-Alge Engineer
Doug McKean Engineer
David Vartanian Engineer
Larry Brewer Engineer
Michael Railton Programming
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Mike Exeter Engineer
Stoker Engineer
Baraka Engineer
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