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Their debut self-titled album "Ratt" was released on their own,but it was done efficiently and this has led to a contract with the majors - "Atlantic records". His first album, released on this company, "Out of the Cellar", was a great success in the United States. The disc hit the top ten best US and has sold over three million copies ,and the single "Round and Round" climbed the charts to twelfth place.
Fresh, melodic heavy metal of the Los Angeles-based group made "Ratt" one of the most popular teams mid 80s. Getting this team back in the 70`s under the guise of "Mickey Ratt", and only in 1983 the name was shortened to "Ratt".By the time the composition of the gang were as follows : Stephen Pearcy (vocals) , Robbin Crosby (guitar) , Warren Demartini (guitar) , Juan Kraus (bass) and Bobby Blotzer (drums) . Their debut self-titled album "Ratt" was released on their own, but it was done efficiently and this has led to a contract with the majors - "Atlantic records". His first record,released on this company, "Out of the Cellar", was a great success in the United States. The disc hit the top ten best US and has sold over three million copies, and the single "Round and Round" climbed the charts to twelfth place.
The next LP, "Invasion of Your Privacy", and attend to the Top 10 ,but it turned out to be smaller circulation, "only" a million copies. Concerts by the time the group is constantly were sold out, and its composition were the same attributes of various rock radio stations and MTV.
In 1986, "Ratt" made the invasion of Britain, there warming Ozzy Osbourne ,Having concluded his visit to the performance at the festival "Monsters Of Rock" in Donington. In subsequent American tour team appeared as headliners, entrusting the opening of their concerts "Bon Jovi". Plates "Dancin` Undercover" and "Reach for the Sky" by inertia raped platinum status, but stagnated in the collective creativity,that has been evident from the album "Detonator". The first escape from the sinking ship pier. He founded his new band "Arcade", released a couple of albums with her, and then created a new project, "Vertex".
For the " Ratt " fell on hard times, compounded by a furious rise in popularity of " alternative ", and the band suspended its activities. Demartini tried to pursue a solo career and released the album ", Crazy Enough to Sing to You". Kraus also temporarily engaged in producing activities.
By the end of the 90`s people began finally to remember about " Hairy Metal ", and in its wake 199
7th place reunion "Ratt". This year, the band released the album "Collage",consisting of both new tracks and of the unrealized items from the "Reach For The Sky" and "Detonator". By the way, from the old people in the team were Piercy, Demartini and Blotzer and bass took Robbie Crane. To return to its former glory appeared hard and "Collage", published by the label "De Rock Record" has sold only about 50,000 copies.For live performances the group took another guitarist Keri Kelli. In 1999, they released another album, and the following year again Piercy dropped group because this time he again found himself in the use of the other two projects.
Nevertheless, "Ratt" again survived and continued their activities in a somewhat modified composition : Blotzer, Crane, Demartini, Djizzak Pearl (vocals) and John Corabi (guitar, ex- "Motley crue"). Meanwhile, in the press there was news that a former member of the group Crosby, has AIDS. Kraus tried to help a friend, organized the release of the album in aid. However, the disease took its toll, and June 6, 2002 Robben stepped into another world.