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Artist: Ratt

Title: Ratt

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1999

Label: Portrait

Catalog Number: VK 69586


Stephen Pearcy lead vocals
Warren DeMartini guitars
Bobby Blotzer drums
Robbie Crane bass


1.  Over The Edge  4:22
2.  Live For Today  4:38
3.  Gave Up Givin' Up  4:04
4.  We Dont belong  6:11
5.  Breakout  4:24
6.  Tug Of War  4:17
7.  Dead Reckoning  4:32
8.  Luv Sick  5:09
9.  It Ain't Easy  4:02
10.  All The Way  4:41
11.  So Good, So Fine  4:22
Total Running Time:  50:42

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Existing comments about this CD

From: T-BONE Date: August 18, 2001 at 12:28
Pretty good cd, but still needs 2 guitars for the Ratt sound. The songs are pretty good, but missing that hard rock driven guitar. This cd has a more bluesy rock guitar thing going on. It's ok, but not completely Ratt. If you find a cheap cd, get it, but don't go out of your way to find it.

From: Danny Date: October 17, 2001 at 5:36
This is the best Ratt album I know. Too bad they broke up shortly after...

From: Mark Date: December 8, 2001 at 14:25
I agree with T-Bone mostly. It's closer to the Ratt sound than the travesty that Collage was, but it's not a classic. I like it, but I like Out of the Cellar and Detonator a lot more. If you're really into Ratt, check it out.

From: Wild Kenny Date: April 19, 2002 at 20:11
It was a good come back. I prefere the songs from the seventh to the eleventh. Luv sick is my favorite. The new singer Jizzy Pearl for me is not a good choice. I prefered Rob Mason they chosen before.

From: David Date: April 20, 2002 at 14:01
They must be really screwed on drugs if they think Jizzy Pearl is better than the best singer ever ROBERT MASON!

From: Date: June 12, 2002 at 11:47
Ratt are definately not what they used to be. At one time they were my favorite band but now I am not so sure.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 16, 2002 at 5:05
Even Pearcy said that this wasn't a RATT album. Kalodner pushed the band to meet certain deadlines and made the band work with outside songwriters, so RATT's cd with Portrait just isn't the typical sleaze you would expect on one of their records. Personally I think that this cd sounds pretty good--at least half of the songs, anyway. T-Bone, DeMartini is a blues guitarist!! What do you expect, a Reb Beach guitar virtuoso? Listen to 'Detonator'--pure blues, baby. I miss Robbin Crosby... R.I.P.

From: timstar Date: June 22, 2002 at 10:29
Love this album, kept listening to this solidly for about six months. Not your typical RATT but still great. This and Detonator are the best they have done

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 19, 2002 at 19:10
I wouldn't have mind seeing these guys when Jizzy Pearl was in the band. I bet he fit in real nice. "Social Intercourse" is the name of the new album by Stephen Pearcy due out on July 22nd.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 24, 2002 at 4:08
Dude! j., from what I understand, Jizzy-boy is still IN RATT, man! As for Stevey's solo adventures, just a guess, but..... It's probably gonna suck. Bad. Just a guess.

From: Jason Date: November 28, 2002 at 15:46
This was an average Ratt cd but not the Ratt sound they are known for. Okay, I am going to "LAY IT DOWN" for a minute...Stephen Pearcy is RATT...not Jizzy. If Stephen has no plans to return, I prefer Robert Mason over Jizzy...He is a stuck up fuck!!!! Anyone who looks down on Stephen Pearcy has their head up their ass. Stephen Pearcy made Ratt what they are...Any TRUE Ratt fan knows that.

From: Gar Date: January 18, 2003 at 7:46
It may not be "classic" Ratt, but its better than a lot of the albums some of the 80s bands put out in the 90s(LA Guns, Dokken, Warrant, etc.). The songwriting is more mature, most likely because of all the outside writers. Not the same type of "sleazy rock" Ratt is generally known for, but a solid rock album nevertheless. A vast improvement over COLLAGE.

From: Mad Axe Date: March 5, 2003 at 0:55
Hey Mr. Dokken 6008, guess what? Stephen Pearcy is still kicking ass everywhere he goes. Social Intercourse kicks ass and that's the bottom line. Jizzy Pearl can go fuck a duck...What part don't you understand? He's too hardcore for Ratt. Have you ever seen or heard him sing? He sounds like he belongs in Slayer. I love Slayer don't get me wrong but Slayer and Ratt are two completely different bands but neither one is better than the other.

From: primal scream Date: March 5, 2003 at 0:59
Slipknot Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: ratt rules 03 Date: March 5, 2003 at 1:05
Ratt is nothing without Stephen Pearcy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Danny Date: March 5, 2003 at 1:07
who is Jizzy?

From: Mad Axe Date: March 5, 2003 at 1:10
Danny, Jizzy is the wannabe who thinks he can fill the shoes of Stephen Pearcy...Love/Hate rocked but then Jizzy cut his friggin hair and turned into some hardcore punk and he doesn't belong in Ratt.

From: Jason Date: March 5, 2003 at 1:12
Dokken6008, what is your favorite Dokken album?

From: Date: March 5, 2003 at 1:13
who is better Ratt or Dokken?

From: Mad Axe Date: March 5, 2003 at 1:18
They are equal in my book...I just wish Stephen Pearcy was their vocalist again.

From: Tony Date: May 7, 2003 at 1:42
A pretty damn good album and a heck of a lot better than some of the pathetic "comeback" albums put out by bands of this genre about this time. Yeah the Ratt sleaze is gone but in my opinion is compensated by better songwriting. For these guys to write lyrics like "Lay It Down" & "Slip Of The Lip" in 1999 would have sounded forced and contrived. It's believable from young hungry rockers regardless of the decade but when it comes out of middle-age men it just sounds pathetic. Good hummable lp!

From: rZenari Date: June 12, 2003 at 23:45
Stephen Pearcy rocks!!!! Nothing compares to Ratt of 80's!!!

From: Jason Date: June 30, 2003 at 14:15
rZenari is right! I totally agree

From: Dusty Date: July 14, 2003 at 14:44
Is this album worth buying? I saw it but i am not sure if it is worth the price of €17.95 (that must be about the same in $, perhaps a little higher)

From: RR-Finland Date: September 1, 2003 at 14:35
Dusty! I´m not sure are you still struggling with to buy or not this record, but I can give you a free advise: I send my own one in hell!

From: Metal T Date: October 4, 2003 at 21:25
This disc was billed as their "reunion record" but,this could never be a true reunion without Crosby (R.I.P.)and Croucier.They were just as vital to the band's success as Blotzer,Pearcy and Demartini.Though this is a mediocre release,i would recommend it to fans,and suggest that you go see what Stephen Pearcy is doing live....all the Ratt he did on tour this year was killer !

From: 80S FAN Date: December 1, 2003 at 15:35

From: Date: December 1, 2003 at 19:37
Stephen Pearcy is on this cd, what is the excuse for this one?

From: Metal T Date: December 10, 2003 at 12:56
I tried to be kind to this one in my earlier comments,but this album is indeed a piece of f#@king sh*t.Way to alienate your fans.At least Pearcy' is trying to do something legit !

From: red Date: February 5, 2004 at 0:23
Very bad album, just very few memorable songs. I hate to say that considering I think they had no bad songs from the first ep through to Detonator.

From: Christine Date: February 6, 2004 at 5:23
It's painfully obvious that Robbin Crosby didn't play on this. Every song just seems to have an "empty" feeling, like it needs something more. And the production just flat-out sucks. Detonator was their last worthwhile album, and at this point Stephen is much better off by himself. I haven't heard much of his solo stuff, but judging from the reviews I'm gonna have to check it out!

From: Rockhead Date: February 6, 2004 at 9:34
Can't agree with Christine on this one. I think the production is excellent with enough bottom end given and all instruments given their fair share. Warren's guitar work is sublime with some great solo's. Detonator had a couple of great songs but..... I have owned this for a long while now and it grows and grows. 8.5/10

From: slayer_fan Date: April 8, 2004 at 2:07
who is better:ratt, dokken, motley crue or GUN'N'ROSES?

From: Great Dane Date: April 8, 2004 at 11:29
Motley by 10 miles. Next, Dokken, Ratt...................................................................................................................................................and last GNR.

From: slayer_fan Date: April 19, 2004 at 6:08
But G'N'R is once the best rock/metal band ever. appetite for destruction alone can sell more copies than invasion of your privacy and out of the cellar, probably two of ratt;s best album. overall, i think G'N'R IS BETTER THAN RATT OR DOKKEN.

From: Johnny Date: June 7, 2004 at 21:40
Stephan Pearcy is the lead singer on this cd so why is every1 complaining

From: Big Papa K Date: June 28, 2004 at 16:50
I did not hold to much hope for this album. Pearcy's Arcade was a decent band, but the rest had pretty much taken the 90's off. So what we end up with is a band trying to be modern, such as the decent opening song. When the band tries for a more classic sound like on "Live For Today", they sound bad. 4/10

From: Wicasa Wakan Date: July 2, 2004 at 20:46
RATT will never be RATT again without Robbin, even with a comeback of Stephen and Juan, and this is the reason I'm sad today. Robbin was the best hard rock guitar player ever, not especially for his guitar technic, but because of everything that make a guitarist. He was the most beautiful guitarist to look at, when he was playing (take a look at "I want a woman" videoclip), and everyone miss him, probably. Maybe this is not only the original RATT that we miss, but the entire 80's !

From: Christine Date: July 2, 2004 at 21:25
Wicasa, I SO agree! I always liked 'em big and blonde... Robbin really epitomized the '80's "glam guitarist."

From: Chad Date: July 8, 2004 at 1:50
Ratt is Stephen Pearcy....Enough said

From: Metal Jay Date: August 3, 2004 at 19:01
Let's face it people, even without the appearance of a band called Nirvana, the music we loved was going to change. Nirvana brought that on sooner that we all would have liked. I really think this a solid effort by the band. Jizzy Pearl is indeed all wrong for this band. Stephen pearcy has a huge ego, but is part of what made this band great. What most of you see as a band changing, couls also be seen as growth. Growth doesn't always have to be a good thing. This is a decent albums people.

From: Richierocker Date: August 3, 2004 at 20:51
Stephen Pearcy have an ego????? I have met him thousands of times and he has always been wicked cool and down to tearth and very friendly. This album is solid, not there best , but definalty solid.

From: T-Bone Date: August 4, 2004 at 20:21
I agree with Ritchie to a point. Stephen Pearcy has been very nice the 3-4 times I've met him, but at the same time, we don't work with him or for him either so it would be hard to judge the true character.

From: Richierocker Date: August 4, 2004 at 20:34
Ya I see your point T-Bone. I never thought of it like that.

From: jack Date: August 11, 2004 at 7:18
This album is much better than the previous one. songs like over the edge,breakout and tug of war really rocks. Just wish there's another ratt song that reminds me of round and round,wanted man,your in love,never use love,got me on the line,dance,body talk or looking for love. My favourite ratt song is body talk followed by got me on the line and never use love! What about you guys?

From: SPOTLIGHT Date: August 22, 2004 at 19:00
Not one of their best.

From: Geoff Date: August 23, 2004 at 6:14
Man, this one gets a bad wrap! It's not that bad! No, it's nothing compared to any previous Ratt release, especially the mighty 'Detonator' and it is quite weak in terms of songs, but there are a few pretty good songs here. I'd at least give it a 6/10. Decent album, but yeah it really ain't that grand. Worth it for a cheap price.

From: jeff Date: August 23, 2004 at 16:15
i saw ratt in boston with poison. great show. then i saw them with jizzy in newport r.i. , he filled in nicely.met each member,all great guys. warren ask me and my friend to sit and have a drink. great guy.

From: run2u Date: November 7, 2004 at 5:59
Interesante por el gran esfuerzo que hizo la banda para adaptarse a factores negativos como la ausencia de S.Pearcy(su mítico vocalista)o la necesidad de adaptarse a nuevos tiempos.Lo cierto es que no suena nada"anticuado",Richie Zito en la producción aporta calidad e ideas frescas...y Jizzy es lo más parecido a Stephen en la voz.Pero el conjunto no funciona,a pesar de la originalidad en cuanto lo oyes 4 o 5 veces se desinfla totalmente.Eso sí,algunos temas están chulos. 5/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: Rycheage Date: November 7, 2004 at 19:30
This is one hell of a blues rock record. The only thing missing to make it an essential Ratt record is Robbin Crosby. Without him, it's not complete and definitely not what we expect from Ratt. That said, it is definitely NOT a bad record. In fact, it's quite good. "Live For Today", "Breakout", and "We Don't Belong" are real strong songs, definitely in contrast to what's been said about this record. It's a real good blues rock album.

From: Trick taylor Date: November 9, 2004 at 10:02
I agree with Rycheage- this one is far from classic, but not deserving of the venom it gets. Interesting note, I saw RATT in Medina MN right after this was released. Stephen was "singing" and John Corabi of all people was watching from the crowd. In LA that might make sense, but in Medina MN? He got up on stage and did a tune. He was auditioning even then. I wonder if the plan was to have him and Stephen in the band. Makes one wonder.

From: T-Bone Date: November 11, 2004 at 19:29
Actually, it does make sence that he was there that night. John Corabi was married to a girl from Minnesota at that time so he might have been up here with her. I talked with him at the Ratt/Slaughter show in St. Paul on Aug 21, 2004 and he mentioned that he was or used to be married to a Minnesota girl. He was very funny and talkative. All around great guy

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 23:32
Not the essential Ratt, but I bought it for the collection anyway.

From: Motley_69 Date: December 5, 2004 at 18:34
This cd is GREAT!! I always though it was good, but I forgot about it until today when I just couldn't figure out what I was in the mood to listen to. I stuck in the disc again after probably about a good year, and MAN did it ever hit the spot. It's the moments like this that make music WORTH litening to. When you find that ONE disc in your large collection that just is THE one to listen to that instant. No better feeling. As for the disc overall, Sure the older oens are a BIT better, but......

From: Motley_69 Date: December 5, 2004 at 18:38
considering the time it came out, the material on it stand up AWESOME and kicks ass on ANYTHING else that came out in 1999. OK except for DEF LEPPARD's EUPHORIA, this was a very close second. This also being the first RATT disc I ever bought cause I was 19 and just then getting into the music. BREAKOUT is probably one of their absolute best songs though, I don't think anyone will argue with that. Great band, they will be remembered fondly. GET BACK PEARCY BITCHES!!!

From: KAN FROM TAIWAN Date: February 15, 2005 at 2:18

From: onemorecast Date: March 5, 2005 at 0:39
I don't know why you brought up crosby cuz the guys dead, warren was always the better guitar player anyway. the torch really burned on this one. All killer no filler. This was their best album since out of the seller. I would sure like to hear something with Jizzy on vocals and corabi playing rythum guitar.

From: RattnRoll Date: May 21, 2005 at 6:02
This is probably their best CD to my opinion. This is the way an 80s band should evolve and sound like in the 21st century. 9/10

From: headbanger4life Date: February 15, 2006 at 0:16
Although it's not my favorite release by Ratt, I actually liked this one. I had high hope when it came out having John Kalodner's name on it. I to heard some of the rumors about them being rushed and having to work with outside writers. It's still a solid release to me. I like 'Live For Today' and 'Gave Up Givin' Up' the best.

From: WASP1 Date: June 28, 2006 at 12:27
I liked all of their albums from the first ep through Detonator. I got this one for a buck and I wish I had my dollar back. Bad, just really bad. It's like they are going through the motionsand the production is so slick that strips away anything that may have been there.

From: onemorecast Date: February 14, 2007 at 13:00
I thought this was their best album since out of the cellar. I don't know why so many people are ripping on it. Good songs great production and awesome guitar work from Warren 'The Torch' Demartini. I look forward to a new Ratt cd with Jizzy on Vox, and Corabi on rythm guitar and backing vox.

From: Azza Date: December 24, 2007 at 14:41
I think it's the change in style that a lot of people dislike about this album. Their classic albums had a more Metal approach, whereas this album is in more of a classic rock vein, very laid back with bluesy songwriting. The production is top notch, and the songs are very well wrote, just not very Ratt. Pearcy's vocal performance is pleasant and fits the style perfectly. I really enjoyed this album and I think it displays what good musicians they were 9/10

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 10:11
It was a very good comeback,just hope their new one this year is similar but with more melody and guitar solos.

From: WookieEnthal Date: July 11, 2009 at 22:52
RIP Robin...you are missed

From: edwithmj Date: March 5, 2010 at 13:58
It's not bad. It has a modern vibe in it but is nothing compared to their previous work. They sound like a completely different band in this. Two of the original members are gone so maybe that explains it.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 5, 2010 at 23:11
I can understand Stephen Pearcy's dissatisfaction, saying that this record "doesn't sound like Ratt." As I recall, he bailed on a tour a few months after the record came out, saying he "just didn't think it was a good idea," or "just didn't want to do it," or something. So they got Robert Mason for a brief while, and then Jizzy Pearl, and the rest is heavy-metal soap-opera history. Anyway, as for the album, I actually like several songs here, as un-Ratt-like as they may be. In fact, for a band that never really did ballads, the ones contained here are pretty good, especially "It Ain't Easy," my favorite track on the album. Good rockers are "Dead Reckoning," "Luv Sick," "So Good, So Fine," and of course, the single "Over The Edge." But again, not Ratt-like at all.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 26, 2011 at 21:06
For me this album even though it has that alternative sound added (which i detest in classic bands when they've done it ) and with the voice of Jizzy Pearl(Love/Hate fame)wich was not the best for the band,it is still pretty accpetable somehow IMHO...the song i liked the most is "Live For Today"...apart from that some other goodies are "Gave Up Givin' Up","We Don't Belong","Dead Reckoning" & "So Good,So Fine"(rocks pretty good)..i guess that this is the price Ratt paid back then when Stephen left the boat sinking...91/100

From: the rocker Date: March 26, 2011 at 23:55
This is Stephan Pearcy on vocals, not Jizzy Pearl.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 27, 2011 at 0:34
Rick, dude ... you didn't recognize the voice of Pearcy here?

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 27, 2011 at 1:00
Hey the rocker and Doghouse Reilly...yeah guys..i made a huge mistake...i have this on tape but i lost the whole cover info...thought it was Jizzy Pearl coz it has some certain passages that kinda reminded me of him and i knew that at that time the band was having some kind of problems(Robin Crosby and Juan Crucier weren't in)and the situation with Stephen was critical too...i was just about to write a new comment to explain that...somehow it is quite hard to recognize Pearcy's vocals on this record...a record that i quite like by the way...anyway apart from the mistake i made,this album still gets the rate i gave...

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 28, 2011 at 11:37
Yeah, Rick, pretty much the same thing happened back then as it appears to be happening now (see my post from 3/5/10). Pearcy deciding he has better things to do and leaving the rest of the band twisting in the breeze.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 28, 2011 at 22:00
Cheers Doghouse Reilly!!!

From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 31, 2011 at 10:37
No, it's not "Detonator," but this still sounds like Ratt, albeit a little more modern with far less focus on the sleaze factor that defined their earlier efforts. Not their best, not their worst, but somewhere in between, meaning some people will like it just fine and others won't give a rat's ass about it.

From: Ydol eM Date: July 2, 2013 at 9:35
I agree with metalmaniac777 almost entirely. Heavy "millenium" rock which is closer to Arcade sound than typical Ratt of 80s'. 80/100.

From: hair metal again Date: March 27, 2017 at 9:32
excellent release for the mighty RATT once again and i really cant get the negative comments for that one!the basics of the RATT legacy are present ,the production is very alive and raw and the whole result extremely hard rockin ,as i can t recall many ones back in 99 like this!essential

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 28, 2021 at 17:10
This was the other great shining hope Portrait Records, John Kalodner's attempt to give CMC some competition for old '80's metal. I posted about Great White's contribution last week. While that album was at learecognizable as Great White (just down a couple cylinders), Ratt's big comeback is ... different. For a band whose sound is so linked to a period in time, this was tough to swallow for a lot of people. I was at a weird place where I was (barely) old enough to be excited about a new Ratt album, and yet young enough not to really think about what I was hearing, or to listen critically. So "Over The Edge," the first single, is pretty slow and dirgey, but was catchy in its own, very un-Ratt-like way. "Live For Today" was supposed to be the next single, and was apparently a bridge too far for Pearcy. Some say the disc sounds too much of its time, like they were trying to be current, but "Dead Reckoning" reminds me of "Rock Candy" by Montrose, and there are some more "rootsy" moments a

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 28, 2021 at 17:17
One thing Ratt '99 does have in common Great White '99, however, is that they both sound diminished somehow, and "small." Again, maybe that's partly due to the dry, stripped-down production. Maybe it's the absence of Crosby and Croucier.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 29, 2021 at 17:12
Typing my phone can be a real pain in the ass. I think you can decipher what I meant yesterday. I'll just add that a song like "All The Way" is kinda "rootsy" and Stones-like, rather than anything overtly "alternative."

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