Big Sugar – Heated A&M – 314540955-2
Copyright: 1998 Canada

Notes: Official release with special guest Warren Haynes. Drums Gavin ‘Griswald’ Brown with additional drums by Paul Brennan, Raffa and Al Cross, also with Patrick Ballantyne and David Wall. Keyboards and dubs by AlKaline. Quebec release came with bonus CD single (see below). First issue had a black spine with a black “Heated” logo, later issued with green spine and red “Heated” logo.

1- Where I Stand [5:58] (G. Johnson, C. Johnson, K. Hoppe)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) / Peachy Treee (SOCAN) / C. Johnson

2- Better Get Used To It [2:55] (G. Johnson, D. Wall, D. Gallagher, G. Brown)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) / Walt Whitman Music / Maximum Tunage (SOCAN)

3- The Scene [4:16]  (G. Johnson, D. Wall, A. Whiteman)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) / D. Wall (SOCAN) Walt Whitman / A. Whiteman / Jonestown

4- Cop A Plea [4:54] (G. Johnson, P. Ballantyne)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) P. Ballantyne (SOCAN)

5- Girl Watcher [4:09] (G. Johnson, P. Ballantyne)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) P. Ballantyne (SOCAN)

6- Round & Round (for CJ) –
[4:43] (G. Johnson, C. Johnson)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP)

7- Kickin’ Stones – [5:16] (G. Johnson, P. Ballantyne)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) P. Ballantyne (SOCAN)

8- Hammer In My Hand # [4:21] (G. Johnson)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP)

9- 100 Cigarettes – [G. Johnson, D. Gallagher)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) / Maximum Tunage (SOCAN)

10- Turn The Lights On [3:54] (G. Johnson, G. Lowe)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) / G. Lowe

11- Let It Ride § (Charles Turner, Randy Bachman)
Sony / ATV Songs LLC (BMI)

12- Heart Refuse To Pound (for Alex) – [5:27]  (G. Johnson, P. Ballantyne)
Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Chan Diego Music (SOCAN) (Admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) P. Ballantyne (SOCAN)

Produced by Gordie Johnson
Sonic Structuring by: Opium Concepts
Assistant Engineers: iad (Zee) Al–Hillal, Scot (Watson) Lake & Mark Erlenmayer
Recorded at: Opium Den, Harcore \productions and Phase One Recording Studios
Mixed at: Phase One Recording Studios, Toronto, Canada

Mastered by: Howie Weinberg, production co-ordinator Rachel J!, Masterdisk, NYC
Edited by: Roger Lien

Music Thanks to:
Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule appears courtesy of Capricorn Records on “Let It Ride”

Additional Drums: Paul Brennan , Raffa, & Al Cross
Backgroud Vocals:  Patrick Ballantyne, Chris Johnson, Jeff Ireland, Dave Wall
Keyboards and dubs by AlKaline

Art Direction & Photography: Andrew MacNaughtan
Design: Garnet Armstrong
Stylist: Renee Beach

Personal Thanks: Eric Ratz, Domenic Macri, Dianne Wilding, Jeff Ireland, Keith Rudyk, Scott Bartraw, Joel Walsh, Laurie Gelfand, LaStagioneRestaurant, Il Gatto Nero, Jeffrey “Lupe” Holdip Live Sound inna Rub–A-Dub style, and thanks to everyone at A&M Records, Canada.

My special thanks to Eddie Kramer – King Eddie, your sound and wisdom have and will provide inspiration always, Love G.

Horse Mouth where are you?

Give thanks to the most high,
Extra-Long-Life

Big Sugar is:
Gordie Johnson – guitars, vocals
Garry Lowe – bass, vocals
Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe – harmonica, melodica, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
Gavin “Griswald” Brown – drums