Detonator is Ratt's fifth studio album, released in August 1990. Though their previous album, Reach for the Sky, went platinum, it met with much criticism regarding the quality of their songs. In an attempt to regain the popularity that Ratt had in the mid-1980s, the band parted ways with long-time producer Beau Hill. Hitmaker Desmond Child and his personal sound engineer Sir Arthur Payson were hired to helm the project.
2013 five CD box set containing a quintet of albums packaged in cardboard mini LP sleeves and housed in a slipcase. This collection of Ratt's first five albums covers the years from 1984 to 1990 that saw them have significant commercial success. Tracks such as 'Round and Round,' 'Wanted Man' and 'Lay It Down' helped define the Glam Metal genre, while their later output such as 'Way Cool Jr.' and 'I Want a Woman' featured heavily on MTV. Originally hailing from San Diego California, Ratt were a key figure in the formation of the 80's Los Angeles Hard Rock and Glam Metal scene.
Dancing Undercover is Ratt's third full length album. It was produced by Beau Hill. The album contained the hit single/video "Dance", as well as "Body Talk", which was used on the soundtrack for Eddie Murphy's film, The Golden Child, and the third release, "Slip of the Lip". It charted at #26 on Billboard's Album Chart and #14 on Rolling Stone's Album Chart. The album is certified Platinum.
This DVD combines 2 successful VHS releases (1985's The Video and 1991's Detonator), plus unreleased videos and brand-new commentary. This DVD features the classic line-up of Stephen Pearcy, Robbin Crosby, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier, and Bobby Blotzer. Milton Berle is featured in 2 videos! Bonus commentary is provided by Pearcy, DeMartini, and Blotzer.
"Tell The World: The Very Best Of Ratt" is a career-spanning compilation album featuring twenty tracks from all seven of Ratt's albums, including their quartet of consecutive platinum LPs from the mid-to-late-'80s: Out of the Cellar, Invasion of Your Privacy, Dancing Undercover and Reach for the Sky, plus their 1990 album Detonator and their self titled 1999 album.
"Ratt" is the self-titled sixth studio album by the American glam metal band Ratt. Often referred to as "1999" by fans (partially to avoid confusion with their EP, which was also self-titled), this album saw the band's musical direction shift to a more blues-influenced rock sound and further away from their previous glam metal roots. This is the first studio album to feature bassist Robbie Crane.
"Collage" is a compilation album by the American glam metal band Ratt. This album consists of alternate recordings, B-sides, and versions of songs from the band's Mickey Ratt period. It was mostly recorded and released in 1997, concurrently with Ratt's reunion tour, so that they would have a new album to promote.
Ratt's brash, melodic heavy metal made the Los Angeles quintet one of the most popular rock acts of the mid-'80s. The group had its origins in the '70s group Mickey Ratt, which had evolved into Ratt by 1983; at that time the band featured vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Robbin Crosby, guitarist Warren DeMartini, bassist Juan Croucier, and drummer Bobby Blotzer…
Ratt's comeback album Collage finds the Los Angeles hair-metal band acting as if the '90s were the '80s, meaning that they're just turning out the same three-chord, good-time party rock as before. Surprisingly, the band doesn't sound nearly as tired as they did on Detonator, the last album they recorded before breaking up, performing these entirely predictable songs with some passion. That doesn't make Collage a great record, especially since the group fails to write really memorable hooks, but it is competent and fitfully enjoyable and a perfectly respectable comeback effort.