Ratt - 1984 - Out Of The Cellar
1. Wanted Man
2. You're In Trouble
3. Round And Round
4. In Your Direction
5. She Wants Money
6. Lack of Communication
7. Back For More
8. The Morning After
9. I'm Insane
10. Scene Of The Crime
Short and powerful is what this 10-track steamtrain of an album is.
Following the "Ratt" EP after just one year, "Out Of The Cellar" brings on another pack of hits that sinks deep hooks.
Kicking off with "Wanted Man", the tune is set for another killer album full of typical Ratt songs. Pumping, grooving, dragging you along in the choruses to drop you back for a laid-back verse, nothing new but nothing bad either.
One of my personal favourites, "Round And Round", sets a peak in the album without slowing the rest down. This is what Ratt is all about, beer in hand and fist pointing at the sky, pure enjoyment...
A perfect duel-sounding solo to top it off, and we're off to the next one.
Every now and then, you get a hunch of Mötley-inspired sounds, but the Ratts are wise enough to drag that along for only one riff. I guess they must have smelled success in the air for their partners in crime, because it didn't do any bad to their own style.
Songs like "She Wants Money", "The Morning After" and "Scene Of The Crime" definitely deserve some extra attention, since they can stand up to the more famous "Lack Of Communication" and "Back For More". Actually, any Ratt song so far is worthy of more than just a listen.
To sum things up, Ratt delivers yet another classic glam/rock n' roll album, no special stuff, nothing out of their own style and nothing that will make you go WOW at first listen, but there's not many bands as steady as this one. One for true lovers of the genre!
Last Updated (Monday, 19 July 2010 17:42)