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Ratt (EP)

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Released  August 23, 1983
Length  22:03
Release date  23 August 1983
Label  Time Coast Records
Recorded  1983
Artist  Ratt
Producer  Liam Sternberg
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Genres  Heavy metal, Glam metal, Hard rock

Ratt is the first official record by American heavy metal band Ratt, originally released on the band's Time Coast label, with the help of the bands manager Marshall Berle.

Contents

Background

The version of "Back for More" featured on this EP is an earlier recording than the one on the album Out of the Cellar. The European version also features an earlier recording of "You're in Trouble" as a bonus track, believed to feature Joey Cristofanilli on bass guitar. A cover of Rufus Thomas' "Walkin' the Dog" is also included, presumably as a nod to the 1973 Aerosmith version. It is also noted for the strong lead guitar presence of guitarist Robbin Crosby, whose trademark "blues with a twist" solos are prominent through the first four songs. An early version of "Tell the World" (which did not feature Blotzer or Croucier) was also featured on the compilation Metal Massacre, but was removed from later pressings. "U Got It" often opened the show circa 1983-84, and Pearcy did the same during his Nitronic 'Pure Hell' Tour in 2000.

In 1984, Atlantic Records remixed and re-released this EP following the success of Out of the Cellar. This reissue featured a glossier production mix to match the band's recent mainstream success, as well as an updated back cover photo of the group with a more pronounced Sunset Strip glam appearance.

The legs on the front cover belong to Tawny Kitaen, the then-girlfriend of guitarist Crosby. She later also posed on the cover of the band's 1984 album Out of the Cellar.

Track listing

All track written by Stephen Pearcy and Robbin Crosby, except where indicated. Arrangements by Ratt.

Side one
  1. "Sweet Cheater" - 2:41
  2. "You Think You're Tough" - 3:58
  3. "U Got It" - 3:01
  4. "You're in Trouble" (Pearcy, Crosby, Warren DeMartini) - 3:15 (European-only release)
Side two
  1. "Tell the World" - 3:15
  2. "Back for More" - 5:16
  3. "Walkin' the Dog" (Rufus Thomas) - 3:38

Ratt

  • Stephen Pearcy - lead vocals
  • Robbin Crosby - guitars, backing vocals
  • Warren DeMartini - guitars, backing vocals
  • Juan Croucier - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Blotzer - drums
  • Production

  • Liam Sternberg - producer
  • Ed Stasium - engineer
  • Mark Leonard - executive producer
  • Songs

    1Sweet Cheater2:44
    2You Think You're Tough4:00
    3U Got It3:05

    References

    Ratt (EP) Wikipedia


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