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Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum

Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum is the second studio album by guitarist Jennifer Batten, released on August 5, 1997 through East West Records and reissued in June 2008 through Lion Music.[3][6]

Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 5, 1997 (1997-08-05)[1]
RecordedAmerican Recording; Goodnight L.A.B. in Panorama City, Los Angeles; The Hub
LabelEast West
Jennifer Batten chronology
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Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum


Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
All About JazzFavorable[2]
AllMusic      (No review)[1]

John W. Patterson at All About Jazz gave Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum a glowing review, saying "I've never heard anyone do anything quite like Batten's continuous stream of note-bending, tapping, swells, controlled feedback, harmonics, and lightning-fast riffs." He likened the album to Batten's popular guitarist peers, but also that "She goes beyond [Steve] Vai's insane excursions and tops it off by tipping her hat and then running past [Joe] Satriani's finer weirdness." Praise was also given to her supporting musicians: "There is some seriously cool bass work and severely challenging percussion happening here as well."[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Wodaabe Dancer"8:30
2."Elephant Stomp"7:10
3."Zulu Wedding"9:30
4."Scottsman in the Carribean"8:57
5."The Swarm"9:19
7."Unplug This"9:34
Total length:61:45


  • Jennifer Battenguitar, guitar synthesizer, keyboard, talk box, background vocals (tracks 1, 4)
  • Glen Sobeldrums, percussion
  • Ricky Wolking – bass, banjo, talk box, background vocals (tracks 1, 4)
  • Chris Tervitt – spoken vocals (track 4)
  • Sean Wiggins – spoken vocals (track 6), background vocals (tracks 1, 4)
  • Benny Collins – spoken vocals (track 7)
  • Bret Helm – background vocals (tracks 1, 4)
  • Janis Massey – background vocals (tracks 1, 4)
  • Sylmarian Pygmee choir – background vocals (tracks 1, 4)
  • Bill Cooper – engineering
  • Shay Baby – engineering
  • Jimmy Crichton – engineering
  • DeWayne Barron – engineering
  • Rick James, Jr. – engineering
  • Pat Thrasher – engineering
  • Erik Zobler – mixing
  • Steven Stuart Short – mixing
  • David Mitson – mastering


  1. ^ a b "Momentum - Jennifer Batten". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  2. ^ a b c d Patterson, John W. (2000-04-01). "Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  3. ^ a b "Momentum by Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage". CD Baby. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  4. ^ Edwards, Owen (2009-01-14). "Jennifer Batten Interview - Octadigital Priestess!". All Out Guitar. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  5. ^ Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum (CD edition "USG 1010-2").
  6. ^ "Jennifer Batten - Above, Below & Beyond". Lion Music. Retrieved 2015-03-23.

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