RATT – Detonator

Ratt – Detonator (1990, Atlantic Records)

1. “Intro to Shame”  … 0:57
2. “Shame, Shame, Shame” … 4:32
3. “Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job” … 3:15
4. “Scratch That Itch” … 3:17
5. “One Step Away” … 4:50
6. “Hard Time” … 3:47
7. “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” … 3:59
8. “All or Nothing” … 4:15
9. “Can’t Wait on Love” … 4:04
10. “Givin’ Yourself Away” … 5:27
11. “Top Secret” … 3:50

Stephen Pearcy – Vocals
Warren DeMartini – Guitar
Robbin Crosby – Guitar
Juan Croucier – Bass
Bobby Blotzer – Drums

Additional Musicians:
Jon Bon Jovi – Backing Vocals
Desmond Child – Backing Vocals

Produced by: Desmond Child

Ah, now this is more like it! This would be the final album from the glory days of Ratt and it definitely delivered a more Rattier sound than what Reach for the Sky did, but truthfully, this is still a slick album, “Givin’ Yourself Away” is Exhibit A of that. The band traded one slick producer for another by parting ways with Beau Hill and hooking up with Desmond Child, who also co-wrote ever song with the band and even brought along Jon Bon Jovi for backing vocals.

Still, songs like “Shame Shame Shame and “Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job’ are classic Ratt and this is definitely a must-have release for Ratt fans. Unfortunately, the album didn’t sell as well as their previous releases, “only” going Gold.

This album was the end of an era due to internal band conflicts and a change in the musical climate.

Highlights: “Shame Shame Shame”, “Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job”, “One Step Away”, “All or Nothing”, “Can’t Wait on Love”, “Givin’ Yourself Away”



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