Revolution Per Minute

Big Sugar – Bread & Water Records / Fontana BWCD0611

Copyright: 2011 Canada

Track Listing:

1 Roads Ahead
2 Come A Little Closer … Now Come!
3 Little Bit A All Right
4 It’s All I Know
5 If I Were Heaven (Tonight)
6 Done So Much In The Dark
7 Work It Now!
8 Devil in The Launderette
9 Un-Employed Expert
10 Counterfeit Wings (Are Some Jive Ass Wings)
11 Insatiable
12 There’s No Tellin’ Me
13 True Believers
14 A Revolution Per Minute

BigSugar is:

Gordie Johnson – guitar/vocals
Garry Lowe – bass
Kelly “Mr Chill” Hoppe – harmonica/sax/melodica
Friendlyness – keyboards/toasting
Stephane “Bodean” Beaudin- drums
Also featuring:
* Tony “Raffa” White – drums

Warren Haynes appears courtesy of Hard Head Productions
Shane Murphy appears courtesy of Big Fat Truck Productions
Jay Malinowski appears courtesy of Bedouin Soundclash

Recorded and Mixed by Gordie Johnson and Jacob Sciba.

Thank you to Barry Lubotta @ Phase One Audio Group and to Mike Smith for technical assistance.

Recorded September/ October 2010 @ Phase One Studio, Toronto, Ontario Canada by Gordie Johnson and Jacob Sciba, assisted by Jeff Pelletier.
Additional assistance by Dajanu Martineau, Mike Ho and Matt Snell

Mixed February, 2011 @ Pedernales Studio, Spicewood Texas, USA by Gordie Johnson and Jacob Sciba.

Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, California

BigSugar uses Traynor amplifiers and Sennheiser microphones. Gordie Johnson uses Gibson guitars and D’addario strings. Mr. Chill uses Hohner harmonicas and melodicas.

Gordie Johnson wears Jonelle VanEvery custom guitar straps.

Special thanks to the BigSugar crew: Luke Westlake, Keith Rudyk, Johnny Carver, Rich Hagan, Big Ben Richardson for making it happen!
Album Artwork and Layout: Lynn Daigle, Malkin Music & AlKaline,
Bread & Butter Productions

Cover Photo: Kandiss Bradley for KStar Photography
Band Photo: Melanie Swerdan

BigSugar Management: Bread and Butter Productions Inc.

BigSugar Publicity: Gordon Imlach,

BigSugar Merchandising: Promotional Wearhouse,

BigSugar would like to thank: Ralph James, Lorraine Webb, The Agency Group, Matt Smallwood & Kerry Brown at Fontana North, Frontside Promotional Group, Lisa & Fred Fletcher, Jeremy Berger at Traynor/ Yorkville, Lynn Daigle, Safwan Javed, Shaun Verreault, Michael Maxxis, India Coran, Ian McLagan, Patrick Ballantyne, Meredith Shaw, Tim Chassion, Tian Wigmore, Shane Murphy, Jay Borkowski, Clayton Bellamy, Jay Murphy, John Ford, The Respectables, The Trews, 20th Century Rebels, Rasta-Flex, Nazareth Restaurant, Abba Kiddus, and all of our families and friends.
Special shout out to The Six Nations.

And thank you to Chris Robinson for the original inspiration for A Revolution Per Minute


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T.M. 2011 Bread & Water Records

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada  through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and  of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Album Liner notes available here.