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Artist: Ratt

Title: Collage

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Ratt Collage Album Cover

 

Category: Glam

Year: 1997

Label: DeRock

Catalog Number: DERCD-097

Personnel

Stephen Pearcy lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Warren DeMartini lead, rhythm and slide guitars, backing vocals
Bobby Blotzer drums
Juan Crocier bass guitar (tracks 3,5,8,10)
Robbie Crane bass guitar (tracks 1,2,4,9)
Billy Sherwood bass guitar (track 6)
Robbin Crosby rhythm guitar (tracks 6,8,10)

Tracks

1.  Steel River  
2.  Dr. Rock  
3.  Diamond Time Again  
4.  Ratt Madness  
5.  Hold Tight  
6.  I Want It All  
7.  Mother Blues  
8.  Top Secret Original Version  
9.  Take It Anyway  
10.  Lovin' You...Fonic Mix LP Version!  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Mark Date: August 12, 2001 at 17:55
Far and away their worst effort. Sort of Ratt goes alternative, I guess. DeMartini's guitar work is MIA, so are the normal Ratt melodies/choruses.

From: T-BONE Date: August 18, 2001 at 12:26
I'm not sure what this was, but it wasn't Ratt in any way. Got some ok guitar work, but Warren needs Robbin to make the RATT signature sound. Poor effort anyway. I gave it a 4.5 because I kinda likes tracks 2,3,6, and 9. Kinda...not for sure, just kinda!!!

From: tomcat Date: January 20, 2002 at 16:38
i wa glad when i saw this album in the bins but when i heard it... the only positive thing is the warren de martine guitarwork..

From: Motley Date: February 4, 2002 at 15:21
Just like VIXEN, dokken, pink cream 69 did all sudenly.Turned trendy and grungy. its stinkx and its crap. get back to BODY TALK, thats when Ratt is best!!!!

From: Date: February 25, 2002 at 17:55
what the hell is grungy about Dr Rock, Diamond Time Again & Ratt Madness. and what the hell is grungy anyway, Metal? (like Soundgarden & Alice In Chains), Hard Rock? (like Pearl Jam & Mother Love Bone), Punk/Garage? (Like Nirvana, Tad & Mudhoney), Guitar Pop? (like Buffalo Tom, Smashing Pumpkins & Dinosaur Jr?). Oh they went grungy and tried to sound like Alice In Chains like Warrant, well Alice In Chains used to be an LA Hard rock band until they went "Grungy" before grunge even happened.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 9, 2002 at 13:20
You wait 6 years for Ratt to pull it together and release a new studio cd and what do you get? A bowl of dog puke code-named 'Collage'. This album is loaded full of absent-minded and easily-forgettable songs that once you've heard it--yes, you forget it. The "Lovin You Is A Dirty Job" dance mix is a total joke & the only redeeming value to 'Collage' is the original version of "Top Secret". Too bad Ratt never released a studio follow-up around '92 after 'Detonator', but no we got this shit. 5/10

From: Metal_Ed Date: October 7, 2002 at 23:42
This Cd is a sad one for it was the last Cd Robbin Crosby would play on before his death. Robin was a heroin addict and eventually died from Aids from using dirty needles. Now Ratt supposedly kicked Pearcy out...what are they thinking??

From: Reno Date: October 8, 2002 at 1:26
Pearcy left the band and then tried to sue them for using the name. He was not fired.

From: Reno Date: October 8, 2002 at 1:27
And just to add, Robbin didn't "Play" on the cd. These are just demo's and left overs from earlier cd's. The last cd that Robbin was involved in was Detonator.

From: Jason Date: November 28, 2002 at 15:59
I agree with Motley's message...What the fuck are these bands thinking. They are not gaining fans they are losing fans by going in a new musical direction. Dokken is finally back to their roots. They got back their memorable 80s sound again. Vixen disbanded and Ratt has no Stephen Pearcy...They did sound their best from 81-92. They are still one of my fav. bands but it's too bad they are slowly going down the drain with a singer who sucks...Jizzy Blows!!!!!!

From: RichieRocker Date: November 28, 2002 at 17:06
Im sorry JASON I think Jizzy held his own when i saw them live this summer, oh well to each his own.

From: Jason Date: December 15, 2002 at 17:07
Okay RichieRocker, I respect your thoughts about Jizzy but to me he just seems too hardcore to be the singer of Ratt. I saw them this summer, too and he wasn't the worst singer I ever saw or heard...I just prefer Stephen Pearcy over him

From: RichieRocker Date: December 15, 2002 at 18:18
Thats cool Jason! But I definatly would prefer Stephen Pearcy too just like you would. Whats Pearcy doing these days?

From: Jason Date: December 15, 2002 at 20:48
Hey RichieRocker...Stephen has started a solo career with Frankie Wilsex from his other band ARCADE. They do all the Ratt favorites, some of his NEW solo songs, a song or two from his other band Vicious Delight. They don't do any Vertex songs unfortunately. Hopefully, one day he will reunite with the boys in Ratt. If you have any other questions about Stephen, Ratt or any of his other bands just let me know and chances are I can answer them pretty accurately. Take it easy.

From: RichieRocker Date: December 16, 2002 at 2:52
Thanks Jason thats cool of you! I do have one question. I hear the 1st RATT is out of print do you know if they will ever reissue it, I have it on cassette but im trying to find it on CD. Any leads? rock n roll man!!

From: Jason Date: December 18, 2002 at 19:32
RichieRocker, no problem dude. As for Ratt's first recording, it only contains 5 or 6 songs. Yes it is out of print. Finding it on cd will be next to impossible unless you come across a bootleg. Used music stores will more than likely carry the cassette tape, record or possibly the old videos. Your best bet is to download the songs from the first album, then burn them on to a cd(you can find all of the songs on this site by clicking on the album cover). Use iMesh to download these. Good Luck!!

From: Jason Date: December 18, 2002 at 19:36
RichieRocker...as far as Ratt re-releasing the first one on CD, anything is possible but since Stephen Pearcy is gone they might not re-release it. Just so you know...you can also download their videos on iMesh, too. Anything else you want to know...just ask

From: RichieRocker Date: December 18, 2002 at 19:40
Thanks Jason!Rock on man

From: Jason Date: December 19, 2002 at 18:23
Rock On, Dude

From: Gar Date: January 18, 2003 at 7:36
This album is a mixed bag of some ok songs and some that were better left buried. I really didn't see Ratt trying to be "trendy" with this. They sound almost like they did in the 80s(except the production's worse here). I would say that this album is for hardcore Ratt fans only.

From: jack Date: August 11, 2004 at 7:12
Well,i'm one of their hardcore fans but i don't find myself liking them. either i'm not as die-hard as i think or this album is just to poor for my taste!

From: Dean Date: August 12, 2004 at 12:22
I'm one of the hardcore fans and I like this disc quite a bit. It is quite a bit heavier than some of their other stuff but grunge? This has about as much in common with Soundgarden and Nirvana as Poison does with Slayer.

From: Geoff Date: September 21, 2004 at 18:37
Ratt have always been a favourite band of mine, but as everyone else says, this is just a very poor album. They didn't sell out, turn grunge or anything. They just recorded an album full of shit hard rock songs. Easily the worst CD they ever recorded. Bad stuff.

From: Rycheage Date: September 25, 2004 at 12:48
This release is nowhere near grunge. That said, it doesn't mean it's good. It is not. Poor preparation and execution mar this disc from beginning to end. This is just 10 songs to fill an hour (give or take) of music. This is crap and should be avoided.

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 23:27
Bloody hell! What was this, I thought. I could only summize these boys were doing what others before them have unsuccessfully done: Going in a different musical direction, while seemingly forgetting who made them filthy rich. Note to Ratt: Don't listen to some bonehead who wants to piss off your fans (i.e., bread and butter). Fire that bonehead immediately! Don't waste your money on this one.

From: Marc Date: December 26, 2004 at 12:56
Buaaahhhhh ! Shit !!!!

From: diferaos Date: December 25, 2006 at 13:37
Quizás el único disco malo de esta gran banda. Se nota por qué algunas de las canciones de Collage son puros desechos de anteriores trabajos. Aparte de eso, Pearcy en muy bajo nivel y la producción ni hablar. mundorock@gmail.com

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 10:09
Don't bother with this unless you need their complete collection like i do.

From: Metal T Date: July 24, 2008 at 14:01
Has chops from Robbin and Juan on here-that alone makes "Collage" a heckuva alot better than the(1999)self titled vomit-inducing disc that would follow......

From: WookieEnthal Date: July 11, 2009 at 22:51
WTF is this POS? This smells of a contract filler to me...like they owed the record company 1 more release so they threw a bunch of s**t together and served it up to us and called it Ratt...BOOOO!! Seriously, did we need to have another version of Mother Blues? That song spoiled the Arcade album IMO. Bah...

From: edwithmj Date: March 5, 2010 at 7:08
Oh dear oh dear. The dance remix of Lovin' You is one of the worst tracks I've ever listened to and hopefully I'll forget about it soon. Just unpleasant. Awful album. Not a good song on it.

From: JAYBONE Date: May 26, 2010 at 16:14
Yeah this definetly not a good cd imo. Just a bunch of old demos lying around. Nothing original except for steel river. But i was happy they got back 2gether @ this time cuz i never saw them live b4 this comeback. So the cd sux and the tour rocked imo.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 30, 2011 at 14:47
Pretty release but perhaps with a weaker Stephen on vocals...still has some good moments such as "Ratt Madness","Hold Tight","I Want It All" & "Top Secret"...."Lovin' You"(Fonic Mix)is quite interesting(if you wanna dance of course!!! )...nothing to do with their classic releases but at the end Ratt is Ratt!!! .86/100

From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 31, 2011 at 8:53
I remember buying this the day it was released, super-excited to finally be getting a brand new Ratt album. When I finished listening to it, I felt so disrespected that it was as if the band had lined up, whipped out their dicks, and proceeded to whack me in the mouth with them one after another. That's right, this CD is the musical equivalent of geting slapped in the face by a cock. Yeah, it's a collage, all right...a collage of crappy songs.

From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 5, 2011 at 7:10
metalmaniac777 - Fantasy seems to constantly consume your sausage inferno reviews. Your flame innuendos flood HH and it's obvious, so just have a 'Coming Out' party and stop beating around the bush(wrong pun). Have you thought of a career with the TSA where you can legally get paid to have dudes drop trow before you? Mark, I notice you review quite of few CCR bands so I well ask you straight out, are you a Christian? If you're a man of faith then IMO you have more soul searching to do than Ted Haggard at a MAMBLA rally. Your MDD review " Those with a phobia towards modern hard rock". Is it a 'phobia' to have taste or in this case standards, by pointing out your one trick bologna-pony reviews are beyond stale and would even make Freddy Mercury blush? I know by our previous chat that you claim to have a fan club (3 dudes) but why don't you take a poll on the boards and ask if the regulars can't get enough of your homo erotica. Or expand your gender review horizons with Trannys gone wild.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: April 6, 2011 at 11:41
Uh, MetalllianStallion, you obviously don't like my style of reviewing, yet you continue to read my reviews, so who's the fool here? And to answer your question, yes, I am a Christian (common knowledge around these parts) and as for doing some soul-searching, well, thanks for the tip, but last time I read the Bible, I don't answer to you. And for the record, this CD still sucks.

From: CC Date: January 11, 2013 at 17:33
I really dont get most of the comments on this album. Stuff like it being alternative or grungy. Or that they recorded a load of crap songs. Most people just dont seem to realise it wasnt actually a new album, but a collection of older songs and demos that predated the grunge/alternative movement, and hell, some of the songs actually date back to the Mickey Ratt days. There may be some that were re-records or new tracks, but the bulk of this is as old as the hills. As with most outtakes albums, the quality of the songs is hit or miss, but for me songs like Ratt madness and Dr Rock are as good as anything performed by the band. A few duffers here and there, but overall its an enjoyable album.

From: hair metal again Date: July 16, 2015 at 4:44
very good release by RATT and surely cant get the negativity about this one!it s only problem is the production which isnt as professional as it should!the songs are ok and especially "ratt madness","hold tight " and "mother blues"!always good hearing from the legendary RATT


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