As well as the first five albums, this collectors boxset features “Nobody Rides For Free” seven-inch single, 1- page replica tour book (featuring rare and never-before-seen photos from RATT’s personal archives),11″x17″ “Wanted” poster, bumper sticker, replica backstage pass, and guitar pick in a custom lift top box.
The CD set features all five of the studio albums in a side loading box. All albums feature the classic RATT lineup of Stephen Pearcy (vocals),Warren DeMartini (guitars),Robbin Crosby (guitars), Juan Croucier (bass/vocals), and Bobby Blotzer (drums).
Formed in Los Angeles, RATT was featured as an unsigned act on “Uncle Joe Benson’s Local Licks Drive Time” show on KLOS-FM. This was their first time on radio and led to their signing to Atlantic Records.
RATT exploded on to the national scene in 1984 with the release of “Out Of The Cellar“. Featuring an undeniable hook and legendary music video, lead single “Round And Round” hit No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, while “Out Of The Cellar” reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200, and was certified triple platinum.
Two more charting-singles followed with “Back For More“, and “Wanted Man“. RATT started the tour as an opening act, but by the end of the tour had climbed to arena headliner.
RATT returned in 1985 with its second full-length album, “Invasion Of Your Privacy“. Certified double platinum and also reaching No. 7 on the Billboard 200, “Invasion Of Your Privacy” also featured the classics “Lay It Down” (No. 40 on Billboard Hot 100) and “You’re In Love“.
“Dancing Undercover” followed in 1986 as RATT toured North America with a then-brand new Los Angeles band called POISON as the opening act. Lead single “Dance” hit the Billboard Hot 100 and spawned another music video hit with “Slip Of The Lip“, while “Body Talk” was featured in a key scene in the Eddie Murphy film “The Golden Child“. “Dancing Undercover” became RATT’s third consecutive platinum album and reached No. 26 on the Billboard 200.
1988’s “Reach For The Sky” saw RATT return to the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 album charts, peaking at No. 17.
Driven by the bluesy hit and MTV favorite “Way Cool Jr.“, “Reach For The Sky” was also certified platinum and became RATT’s fourth album in a row to move well over a million copies. “I Want A Woman” was also a successful single and the video captured the excitement and energy of RATT live.
RATT released its last full-length record of the Atlantic era, “Detonator“, in 1990. Music was changing, but “Detonator” was still a success, peaking at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 and going gold. It was the first RATT album to feature major outside songwriting contributions (Desmond Child, Diane Warren) and guests (Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Schenker). Lead single “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job” hit No. 18 on the rock chart while the power ballad “Giving Yourself Away” reached No. 39.
In 1991, they released the single “Nobody Rides For Free” from the hit film “Point Break“, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, which is exclusive to the LP box.