Sass Jordan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her third album, Rats. Released in 1994, Rats was one of the biggest releases of her career and still remains a popular fan favourite. In 2017 Jordan released Racine Revisited which was a brand new re-recording of her second album Racine to celebrate the anniversary of that album. To commemorate the anniversary of Rats, Jordan will release a special newly-manufactured orange-coloured vinyl. The limited-edition run of only 1,000 copies will be available at Jordan’s upcoming live shows, select retailers, and online along with exclusive bundles at Jordan’s official website.
Reflecting on Rats, Jordan explains,
“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, three 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.”
Even years before Lilith Fair, Rats was an achievement in both musical quality and continued Jordan’s ability to be a fearless leader in the studio, and equally feel at home while performing to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. Jordan says “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 favourite pieces of work so far. I hope you enjoy it in its new format – I sure do!”
The limited-edition orange-coloured vinyl version of Rats will include the songs; “Damaged,” “Slave,” “Pissing Down,” “High Road Easy,” “Sun’s Gonna Rise,” “Head,” “Ugly,” “I’m Not,” “Honey,” “Wish,” “Breakin’,” and “Give.”
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.