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.
“Wanted Man” 3:37
“You’re in Trouble” 3:16
“Round and Round” 4:22
“In Your Direction” 3:30
“She Wants Money” 3:04
“Lack of Communication” 3:52
“Back for More” 3:42
“The Morning After” 3:30
“I’m Insane” 2:54
“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
Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA. The group is perhaps best known for hit singles such as “Round and Round” and “Lay It Down”, each track having ranked on Billboard’s top 40, as numbers 12 and 40, respectively. Other songs such as “Wanted Man”, “You’re in Love” and “Dance” also have ranked there.
Along with groups such as friendly rivals Mötley Crüe, Ratt has been recognized as instrumental in the formation of the early 1980s Los Angeles glam metal scene, also known as “hair metal” or “pop metal”.
The band has continued to tour and record following extended hiatuses and line-up changes, releasing their latest studio album, Infestation, on April 20, 2010.
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Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s. The band is best known for songs such as “Round and Round,” “Wanted Man,” and “Lay It Down”. Ratt has been recognized as instrumental in the formation of the early 1980s Los Angeles hard rock and glam metal scene.
The band continues to tour and record today despite extended hiatuses and lineup changes. They released their latest studio album, Infestation, on April 20, 2010 and are currently working on their next studio album.
Although they later incorporated more of a blues-rock sound into their music, the band was one of the first glam metal style groups that appeared in the early 1980s in California. Their image bore similarities to that of Rough Cutt, which had several members who were previously in Mickey Ratt (from which Ratt evolved). (Source: Wikipedia)