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Category: Melodic Rock
Label: CBS Records
Catalog Number: CBS-467500 2
guitars, bass, keyboards
guitars, bass, keyboards
Fredrik Von Gerber
drums, percussion, acoustic guitars
|1. ||Jack Is Back |
|2. ||Tuned On You |
|3. ||Saints And Sinners |
|4. ||Back In The Backseat |
|5. ||Long Gone |
|6. ||White Line |
|7. ||Talk To Me |
|8. ||I Need Love |
|9. ||Gypsy Heart |
|10. ||Angelina |
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: March 19, 2004 at 17:54|
|This is a very lightweight AOR release that verges on pop rock for some of the tracks. Some decent songs and hooks but it has a very sterile production and an awful mix.
|From: ROB GARCIA
||Date: March 20, 2004 at 6:18|
|this is very similar in style to red fun although this one is a bit softer and less guitar oriented.i don't know why but everytime i listen to this guys somehow tyketto springs to mind too i don't know if it's the vocals;the guitars...whatever...maybe if tyketto started playing scandinavian melodic rock they would probably sound something like rat bat blue.
||Date: March 24, 2004 at 13:21|
|Really liked this one. Been playing it time after time. Still after all those years. Light feel good music. Early final frontier or T'Bell style. Nice album.
||Date: March 28, 2004 at 15:20|
|this is a real cool cd.it may not have the cranked up guitar sound.but this is a top album all the same.very hard to say who they sound like.all i know is i really like it.BUY BUY BUY.....
||Date: June 17, 2004 at 1:07|
|cool album buy it-----------------!!!!!!
||Date: September 21, 2004 at 18:17|
|Unfortunately, after hearing a few good things about this band, they just didn't do it for me. A few decent AOR tracks here, but pretty average as a whole CD. Not one I need to hear much more, though I'd be interested to give it one more spin to see if there are any redeeming features. Not THAT bad, but not the best CD I ever heard.
||Date: March 17, 2005 at 6:03|
|winners and losers is a standout track...excellent slice of swedish vanilla rock...great disc
|From: juan carlos
||Date: July 22, 2007 at 0:34|
|No es un gran album pero tiene sus momentos, un poco de todo Rock/Pop/AOR, me quedo con 'Talk To Me' por ser la mas AOR, 'Gypsy Heart' 'Saints And Sinners' y 'Long Gone' de lo mejor. 8/10
||Date: June 23, 2008 at 12:58|
|unbelievable these guys beat Roulette to that record deal in 89. And yes i do like this one. Bought it way back. The original album that is. But in all fairness Roulette is so much better. I said it before but together with Marcello/Vestry and H.E.A.T the Roulette - Better late then Never album is the best to come out this year. Roulette produces the perfect scandi rock 95/100
||Date: June 23, 2008 at 13:00|
|oh and i tried to submitt Roulette on HH here but didnot succeed....
||Date: August 22, 2008 at 8:50|
|Really weak album IMO. Too funky for my taste and the songs are pretty lame. I agree with erik this is crap and Roulette is a fantastic AOR band.
||Date: August 22, 2008 at 8:53|
|Something I forgot to say was the band members. It wasn't a good move to formed a band together with two members from Easy Action (That Makes One is amazing!) and a member (Fredrik Jernberg) from the Swedish AOR Gods 'Guardian Angels' who was a great singer in that band.
||Date: March 21, 2010 at 15:48|
|lol i never said this was crap. i actually really like dit, just liked roulette better. having said that i still enjoy this album a lot, great chorusses, best songs: 1,2,3,4,6,7 and 8. 83/100
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: October 5, 2010 at 22:08|
|Rather than Melodic Rock,i'd consider this a Westcoast/Hi-Tech/Pop/AOR release..i mean fans of Fingerprints or even Indecent Obssession (pop band) will love this ...quite a nice album but it lacks solidness somehow even though we are talking about a band which songs are meant to be radio friendly ones..."Jack Is Back" & "Tuned On You" both ones,"Long Gone" & "White Line" are highlights,"Talk To Me" is a nice song,"I Need Love" & "Gypsy Heart" are the best tracks of the album at least 4 me and "Angelina" ends the album being another song...in general lines,not a killer release but it has its moments,as described,this is an album that you might enjoy but that's about all.87/100
||Date: March 28, 2014 at 11:17|
|who in cbs prefer rat bat blue to roulette?it s incredible.how a major like cbs can put one euro on this shit.category" 80 s hard rock" in heavy harmonies it s a joke?Well to be very honest i note three very great songs track 4.6and 9.this band is a mix of two canadian bands white heat and glass tiger.of course glass tiger and white heat are far far better than rat bat blue.better songs ,better singer, ect ect.ok 3 great songs ok but the rest? a pity ,a very poor variety vaguely rock which have absoluty no interest.it s a shame that this very weak band have a deal with a major.
||Date: March 28, 2014 at 17:03|
|I couldn't resist commenting after reading some of the posts. This is the band that later became known as RED FUN. Swedish melodic rock in the vein of RED FUN and YALE BATE. Features guitarist Kee Marcello (pre-EUROPE, ex-EASY ACTION), drummer Freddy Van Gerber (pre-BAM BAM BOYS, ex-EASY ACTION). Vocalist Fredrik Jernberg was vocalist for the awesome Swedish band GUARDIAN ANGELS. You get a sense of the quality of this CD by it's members. It received 5 stars in KERRANG Magazine and features the hit track "White Line" which was huge in Germany. In my opinion, this is an Essential piece for any worthwhile CD collection!!
||Date: March 28, 2014 at 18:03|
|yes delbert i m agree with you "white line" is a great song.but how many "white lines" some real hard rock bands (whitesnake gotthard) have written,ect, one thousand in the history in melodic rock.i confirm my comment rat bat blue is a shame in the history of melodic rock.when i see that i can t submit roxette "joyride" on this site i m crazy.the singer of this poor band is a very poor singer,he have absoluty no voice.his poor voice is available only for variety.five stars from kerrang magazine!!!!!why not five stars from my grand mother.!!!!!that s proove that s people in kerrang magasine have absoluty no taste.please delbert don t speak about "the quality of the musicians" their quality is near to zero they plays a poor variety vaguely rock (i confirm).this shit have not his place on this site.how many brilliant hard rock bands have their career killed by majors?this record is an insult to all real great rock n roll band who never have the chance to have a deal with a major.
||Date: March 28, 2014 at 18:08|
|essential?it s a joke.maybe essential after one million hard rock realise.
||Date: March 29, 2014 at 5:04|
|hum, maybe i m a little severe.of course i respect all opinions but i hate the injustice.
||Date: March 29, 2014 at 15:47|
|123chapenay, I don't expect folks to agree with me. One of the most noteable thing about music, as with any art form, is the vast array of opinions of the subject of discussion. I wouldn't expect you to agree with my opinion anymore than a lover of country or classical music would agree with me on a power metal band I love. I just like to throw out comparisons and offer up my opinions of various titles because there are lots of guys and gals who drop by, read the reviews and the more information they have, the better they can determine if the CD is something they want to track down to hear more of. I'm sure there are thousands upon thousands of CDs that you would love that just wouldn't find a place on my shelf! I've always had this habit of commenting on the titles I like. The ones that don't appeal to me, I leave to someone else to comment on. I just know that what I don't like, someone else out there has his chain pulled everytime he plays it!!
||Date: March 29, 2014 at 16:43|
|delbert i m totally agree with you.no problem between us.you have your taste ,your sensibility.i ve mine.for example i am a very big fan of roxette.i think that "joyride" their third record is one of the best aor record ever.maybe you think that roxette is a poor variety band.i can understand that..but when i listen "joyride" roxette transport of delight me.i m on a cloud.it s my feeling my sensibility.when i listen rat bat blue i feel nothing,no emotions (exept 3 songs) and i m sad for roulette who deserve a deal with a major.
|From: hair metal again
||Date: March 24, 2019 at 14:14|
|excellent debut for RAT BAT BLUE ,with a clear commercial sound ,fine ,hooks ,top notch musicianship and those divine vocals that really make the difference!"talk to me","gypsy heart" ,"long gone" and "white lines" are sensational songs indeed!essential for those who dig bands like BAM BAM BOYS,WALL OF SILENCE ,UNRULY CHILD
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