Sass Jordan’s Rats 25th Anniversary Limited Edition 180 Gram Coloured Vinyl Available August 30, 2019
Multi-Platinum, JUNO Award Winning 3rd Album Will Be Newly Pressed On Orange Coloured, 180-Gram Vinyl
TORONTO, July 25, 2019
JUNO Award winner Sass Jordan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her third album, Rats, this year. The monumental record is one of the biggest releases of her career so far, and a popular fan favourite. To commemorate the anniversary, she will release a newly-manufactured 180-gram orange-colored vinyl. The edition will be limited to just 1000 copies, and is available now (along with exclusive bundles), her upcoming live shows, and select retailers.
Sass Jordan and her band Stevie Salas, Brian Tichy and Tony Reyes as well as special guests Ian Moore, Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick), George Clinton (Parliament, Funkadelic), Richie Kotzen, Rei Atsumi and Carmine Rojas – recorded Rats at Mates Studio in Los Angeles with producers Nick DiDia, Sass and Stevie in March, 1994. The album continued Sass’s dominance in rock music, after reaching the top 20 Rock Songs on the Billboard Charts. Anticipations were high, and Sass delivered with the lead off-track “Sun’s Gonna Rise” reaching Billboard’s Hot 100, her biggest song of her career in the US.
In reflecting on Rats, Sass says: “25 years is a long time, so I wanted to celebrate this record with some sort of offering, and that is why this vinyl re- release happened. This record was truly a milestone in my life, marking a turning point into a darker period. It was released in ‘94, 3 years before I left Los Angeles for good. It was a tumultuous period, filled with a lot of emotional chaos and bad decisions. The music was a fitting soundtrack to the confusion and anger of those times, as well as a catharsis, and it obviously ignited a fire that has burned well, even all these years later.”
Leading the inspiration in a male-dominated music industry years before Lilith Fair, Rats was an achievement in both musical quality and continuing Sass’s ability to be a fearless leader in the studio, and equally at home in performing to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. Sass reflects, “I think Rats is a bit of a maverick, in that you rarely hear female artists expressing in this particular musical style, and I am honoured by the amount of people that have covered songs from it. I am really proud of it, and I think it is still one of my personal favorite pieces of work so far. I hope you enjoy it in it’s new format – I sure do!”
RATS: 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLOURED 180 GRAM VINYL EDITION
3. “Pissing Down”
4. “High Road Easy”
5. “Sun’s Gonna Rise”
8. “I’m Not”