Ratt - 1983 - Ratt EP
1. Sweet Cheater
2. You Think You're Tough
3. U Got It
4. Tell The World
5. Back For More
6. Walkin' The Dog
Ratt's first piece of work came out in the same year the band was formed, which is a big surprise, seen as they put out a 6-track album with at least 3 hits on it.
"You Think You're Tough", " Tell The World" and "Back For More" might as well still be the main part of any Ratt show, they set a standard for more to come.
Typical for Ratt is that every time you think you can stomp a label on them, you hear one small part that makes you change your mind completely.
"Sweet Cheater" sounds Motörhead-inspired rock n' roll, until you hear Stephen Pearcy nagging his lyrics. Wrong turn.
You're thinking glam rock a second later, but Ratt's just too melodic and harsh to completely match that description either. I believe it's a case of "you love it or you don't".
It rarely happens that I recommend an EP to be a great starter album for anyone who wants to get to know a band, but in this case it's just half a full length: same quality, same expert musicianship, same drive and feel.
After struggling through their entire catalogue, I sincerely trust you will be reaching back to this EP for at least one song. Enjoy!
Last Updated (Friday, 30 July 2010 14:18)