Five Hundred Pounds

by Big Sugar

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    Five Hundred Pounds is Big Sugar's coming of age record where they transition from a more traditional roots music band to a full on rock and rock band with the distant early warnings of reggae and dub that would eventually become part of their signature sound.
    Includes hit songs 'Ride Like Hell', 'I'm a Ram' and 'Wild Ox Moan'.

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I'm A Ram 03:31
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All Over Now 03:41
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Deliver Me 04:16
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Wild Ox Moan 05:41

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Five Hundred Pounds is Big Sugar's coming of age record where they transition from a more traditional roots music band to a full on rock and rock band with the distant early warnings of reggae and dub that would eventually become part of their signature sound.
Includes hit songs 'Ride Like Hell', 'I'm a Ram' and 'Wild Ox Moan'.

credits

released October 27, 1993

Produced by Gordie Johnson

Executive Producer Tom Treumuth
Engineered by Peter Prillesnick, additional engineering by Robi Banerji

Recorded & Mixed at Presence Sound, Toronto Canada by Gordie Johnson and Peter Prillesnick
Mastered by Alfio Annibalini and Gordie Johnson at Hypnotic Studios, Toronto Canada

Big Sugar:
Gordie Johnson- vocals, guitar, bass
Al Cross- drums

Guest Musicians:
Dave Wall- drums (Standing Around Crying)
Kelly Hoppe- harmonica, saxophone
Michael Johnson- trumpet
Gene Hardy- saxophone
James Monroe- trombone
Chris Brown- trombone
Patrick Ballantyne- vocals, acoustic guitar
A Whiteman- for loan of Merc

Songs:
1. Ride Like Hell (A. Wise, G. Johnson)
2. Standing Around Crying (McKinley Morganfield)
3. I’m A Ram (Al Green)
4. Sugar In My Coffee (Traditional, arr. by G. Johnson)
5. All Over Now (G. Johnson, Richard Walsh)
6. AAA Aardvark Hotel (G. Johnson)
7. How Many Times (Traditional, arr. by G. Johnson)
8. Deliver Me (D. Wall, G. Johnson)
9. Still Waitin’ (G. Johnson)
10. Wild Ox Moan (Traditional, arr. by G. Johnson)
11. Ride On (G. Johnson)

Photography- Daniel Cohen
Sleeve Design- David Andoff
Thanks to-
Molly Johnson, Joe Pistoria (Music Quarters), Kelly Hoppe, Fanny’s Starlight Lounge, Eric Tunney, Songbird Music, Ann Dunn, Patrick Ballantyne, Candice Olsen, Bridgette Berman, Robi & Darryl, The Famous Coachman, Dr. 7, The Arc Angels, George Koller, Steve Lucas, Emi, Lizzy & Todd, Robert Souza/ Hugo Boss, Cindy & Sharmaine, The Cameron, A&M Records, Uncle Bill, Dan Gallagher, Jeff Ireland, Michael J., Hock Walsh


Canadian Release:
Five Hundred Pounds
Hypnotic/A&M – 1993

Notes: European release, same as Canadian.
Big Sugar – Five Hundred Pounds
Provogue – PRD 70592
Copyright: 1993 Netherlands


Notes: German release.
Big Sugar – Five Hundred Pounds Rough Trade – 329.7059.2
Copyright: 1993 Germany

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Big Sugar boldly goes forth in 2020 with vinyl re-issues of their classic albums Five Hundred Pounds and Hemi-Vision as well as the release of the long anticipated new album Eternity Now on Universal Music.

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