Wild footage from RATT’s first tour of Japan



Well you really can’t deny the above statement attributed to RattThe missing guitarist of Robbin Crosby. Because, for a while in the early and mid-80s, Ratt ‘N’ Roll really did was a way of living. The metalheads of this time will tell you RattThe 1983 EP is as gritty as it gets from start to finish. It’s a fact.

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out of the cellar (released 37 years ago on September 1, 1984) was an international sensation. Although out of the cellarthe follow-up of, Invasion of your privacy (1985) didn’t draw fans as closely as previous versions, it always went platinum just like the video’s release. RATT: The video, which, in addition to the group’s infamous videos, also included footage of Ratt touring Japan for the first time in 1985. Or, at times, being chased and photographed relentlessly by adoring Japanese fans, who had noticed very little that the group was coming to the land of the rising sun.

Indeed, the members of Ratt were knee deep in recording for Invasion of your privacy when their manager Marshall Berle (the nephew of comedian Milton Berle, who also directed Van halen) randomly booked them a tour of almost a month from Japan in April.

And when they arrived it was kind of like the welcome on Beatles got when they’ve been anywhere in the day. This was especially true when it came to the reactions guitarist Robbin Crosby, who was 6’6 tall while not in platform boots, received whenever he attempted to see the sights around. Tokyo.

I guess you could say, in a way, Crosby, (who would have turned 62 last month) was like a sexy, heavy metal version of Godzilla without all the massive destruction and the breathing of fire. As for the video, it’s a fun watch, with all the music videos removed as she skips interview segments with each member of the group, and again Crosby sort of steals the show while flaunting her. a million dollar smile while being more charming than you should be.

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Singer Stephen Pearcy also talks about the inspiration for the “Lay it Down” video, and it was Pearcy at its peak. Headbanger / glam 80s nostalgia fans: this video hits all brands of metal. You also can’t deny the adrenaline rush you’ll feel when you hear Warren DeMartini’s opening riff for “Round and Round” tearing your ears apart at the start of the video. Adjust your speakers appropriately.

Pictures of Ratt touring Japan for the first time in 1985.
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