|Tell the World: The Very Best of Ratt|
|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||August 21, 2007|
|Genre||Heavy metal, glam metal|
Tell the World: The Very Best of Ratt is a career-spanning compilation album featuring twenty tracks from all seven of Ratt's albums, including their quartet of consecutive platinum LPs from the mid-to-late-'80s: Out of the Cellar , Invasion of Your Privacy , Dancing Undercover and Reach for the Sky , plus their 1990 album Detonator and their self titled 1999 album. Ironically, the title track for this compilation ("Tell the World"), which originally appeared on the band's self-titled debut EP, is not actually included.
Though the compilation sold well and had good reviews, the album has been criticized as missing more hits from Ratt, such as "You Think You're Tough" and "Givin' Yourself Away".
Robbinson Lantz Crosby was an American guitarist who was a member of glam metal band Ratt, earning several platinum albums in the US in the 1980s. Crosby died in 2002 from a heroin overdose and pneumonia with complications from AIDS.
Warren Justin DeMartini, nicknamed Torch, is the former lead guitarist for Ratt, a popular American band during the 1980s Los Angeles glam metal scene.
Out of the Cellar is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Ratt. Released in 1984, it was an immediate success, with wide airplay on radio and heavy rotation on MTV of its singles, especially the decade-defining "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.
Juan Croucier is an American hard rock bassist and songwriter. He is best known as the bassist for the heavy metal band Ratt.
Top Gun is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released in 1986 by Columbia Records. In 1999, it was reissued in a Special Expanded Edition with additional songs. In 2006, it was reissued again in a Deluxe Edition with yet more songs. The album reached number one in the US charts for five nonconsecutive weeks in the summer and autumn of 1986. It was the best selling soundtrack of 1986 and one of the best selling of all time. According to Allmusic.com, the album "remains a quintessential artifact of the mid-'80s" and the album's hits "still define the bombastic, melodramatic sound that dominated the pop charts of the era."
Invasion of Your Privacy is the second album by American heavy metal band Ratt. It was released in 1985 and featured the singles "Lay It Down", "You're in Love" and "What You Give Is What You Get". Beau Hill produced the album, and the cover-model is Playboy model Marianne Gravatte, who also made an appearance in the "Lay It Down" music video.
Ratt is the first official record by American heavy metal band Ratt, originally released on the band's Time Coast label, with the help of the band's manager Marshall Berle.
Reach for the Sky is the fourth full-length album by the American glam metal band Ratt.
Detonator is the fifth studio album by American hair metal band Ratt, released August 21, 1990 by Atlantic Records. This is the last album to feature bassist Juan Croucier until his return in 2012, as well as guitarist Robbin Crosby before his death in 2002.
Ratt & Roll 8191 is a compilation album collecting most of the biggest hits from 1983 to 1991 by the American glam metal band Ratt. It charted at #57 and remained a consistent seller in the group's catalogue. Sales were at around 700,000 units by 2002 when another compilation, The Essentials, was released.
"Round and Round" is a song by the American band Ratt. It was released as a single in 1984 on Atlantic Records.
"Lay It Down" is a single by American glam metal band Ratt. It was the first single released to promote the group's second album, Invasion of Your Privacy.
"Shame Shame Shame" is a single by American heavy metal band Ratt, released on their album Detonator. The song's lyrics focus mainly on cheating. The song was co-written by famed songwriter Desmond Child, Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini and lead singer Stephen Pearcy. The song features a slow detuned opening guitar solo, titled "Intro To Shame", that suddenly speeds up at the 0:55 mark until the drums and the bass come in at 1:01 into the song.
"Dance" is a song by American heavy metal band Ratt. It is the first track off their 1986 album Dancing Undercover and the tenth track of their compilation album Ratt & Roll 81-91. It reached #59 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Stephen Pearcy, guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini, and album producer Beau Hill.
"Lovin' You's a Dirty Job" is a single by the American heavy metal band Ratt. It was released as the first single from their 1990 album Detonator. The song was co-written by Ratt bassist Juan Croucier, guitarist Warren DeMartini, lead singer Stephen Pearcy and songwriter Desmond Child. The song is known for its anthemic chorus, and Pearcy's raspy vocals. The B-Side of the US single was "What's It Gonna Be", taken from their previous album Reach for the Sky. There was also a UK 12" which included a remix of "Lovin' You..." which was eventually included on Collage.
Ratt: The Video is a video released by American glam metal band Ratt in 1985 and contains the music videos from their self-titled EP, Out of the Cellar and Invasion of Your Privacy. The video also features footage from their tour in Japan. The video has been out of print for many years, making it extremely difficult to find. This was the first commercially available video to achieve gold sales status in the U.S.
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. Other songs such as "Wanted Man", "You're in Love" and "Dance" also have ranked there.
Infestation is the seventh and most recent studio album by American heavy metal band Ratt. It is the band's first original effort since their self-titled album in 1999. The only album to feature guitarist Carlos Cavazo, formerly of Quiet Riot, and the last to feature guitarist Warren DeMartini, bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Bobby Blotzer. It was released by Loud & Proud via Roadrunner Records, a then-sub-label of their longtime home Atlantic Records. This is the first album since the death of Robbin Crosby in 2002.
The World Infestation Tour was a concert tour by American glam metal band Ratt in support of their latest album Invasion of Your Privacy. Arguably Ratt's most successful tour of their 1980's heyday the tour lasted for over a year. Bon Jovi was the support act for the majority of the tour with other opening acts included Mama's Boys and Y&T. The tour also featured a show at the 1985 Monsters of Rock Festival in Castle Donington, England. The music video for the single You're in Love shows the large stage set that was used during the tour. Much of the video was filmed at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, LA & the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. In February 1986 the band opened for Ozzy Osbourne in the United Kingdom. The tour finally came to an end in Anchorage, Alaska after 164 shows.
The City to City Tour was a concert tour by the American glam metal band Ratt in support of their latest album Reach For The Sky. The tour marked the beginning of Ratt's mainstream popularity downfall with slower album sales and lower attendance numbers as the glam metal scene was starting to lose the same mainstream popularity due to the rise of Guns N' Roses and soon to be grunge music. The tour was the last full tour with original guitarist Robbin Crosby who unknown to the band was battling a heroin addiction and alcoholism. Many dates were cancelled due to poor ticket sales or moved to smaller venues. The tour started on December 31, 1988 at the Tokyo Dome as a special guest for Bon Jovi, a band who opened for Ratt just 3 years earlier who were embarking on their hugely successful New Jersey Syndicate Tour. Kix, Britny Fox and Great White were the opening acts throughout the tour.