Wednesday 4/6/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Ratt – Out Of The Cellar (1984)

Out of the Cellar is the debut studio album by American glam metal band Ratt. Released February 27, 1984, it was an immediate success, with wide airplay on radio and heavy rotation on MTV of its singles, especially the major hit “Round and Round”. The album is certified as triple platinum by the RIAA. The album brought Ratt to the top of the glam metal scene in Los Angeles. Ratt’s later work would never surpass the success of Out of the Cellar.

According to interviews with Beau Hill that were shot for the film Hair I Go Again, Tom Allom was originally slated to produce the record, before the novice Hill was brought in.

The model on the album cover is Tawny Kitaen, better known for her appearances in Whitesnake music videos, and the same year’s teen-aimed film Bachelor Party. The long-time girlfriend of Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby at the time, Kitaen also appeared in the “Back for More” music video.

  1. “Wanted Man” 3:37
  2. “You’re in Trouble” 3:16
  3. “Round and Round” 4:22
  4. “In Your Direction” 3:30
  5. “She Wants Money” 3:04
  6. “Lack of Communication” 3:52
  7. “Back for More” 3:42
  8. “The Morning After” 3:30
  9. “I’m Insane” 2:54
  10. “Scene of the Crime” 4:54

Stephen Pearcy – lead vocals
Robbin Crosby – lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Warren DeMartini – lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Juan Croucier – bass guitar, backing vocals
Bobby Blotzer – drums, percussion