Rat a Tat Tat

Rat a Tat Tat

by Jason Collett


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Rat a Tat Tat

Jason Collett rarely tires of exploring the limits of his 1970s songwriter fascination, and Rat A Tat Tat finds him evoking the rootsy, sun-dappled sounds of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Kris Kristofferson. By now a major player in Toronto's indie scene, he ambles through these 11 tracks with help from a number of local musicians, including Robbie Lackritz (Feist's former sound engineer) and longtime partners Carlin Nicholson and Michael O'Brien -- who, after recording 2008's Here's to Being Here, began pursuing their own interests by launching the pop band Zeus. Rat A Tat Tat has its share of poppy moments, too, but Collett is more concerned with appropriating the sounds of yesteryear's rock staples, from the classic rock slide guitars that fill "Lake Superior" to the elegiac "Long May You Love," which could've been lifted from Harrison's All Things Must Pass. There's also an eccentricity to the album, whose quirks and lighthearted appeal make it a logical sequel to Here's to Being Here. Few songs from either record match the bombast of his work with Broken Social Scene, perhaps, but Collett's albums are better viewed as part of a whole, and Rat A Tat Tat strengthens the country-fried side of his solo personality.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Arts & Crafts
UPC: 0827590520028
catalogNumber: 05200
Rank: 147770

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Collett   Primary Artist
Mike O'Brien   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Autoharp,Drums,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer,Guitar (Nylon String)
Don Kerr   Percussion,Cello,Drums
Bob Wiseman   Piano,Accordion
Bryden Baird   Flugelhorn
Evan Cranley   Trombone
Jason Tait   Vibes,Casio
Afie Jurvanen   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar
Carlin Nicholson   Banjo,Bass,Piano,Drums,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer,Lowry
Neil Quin   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (Tenor)
Jeremy Little   Bass,Piano,Moog Synthesizer
Danielle Duval   Background Vocals
Rob Drake   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Melodica

Technical Credits

Mike O'Brien   Producer,Engineer
Don Kerr   Engineer
Robbie Lackritz   Engineer
Carlin Nicholson   Producer,Engineer
Robyn Kotyk   Layout
Judy Dawson   Images
Tom Dawson   Images

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