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Hey if you like good rock and roll you can dance to, and not the new yell over a loud guitar because it’s stealing all the sound. Then you will like this Ratt cd because it’s got all their best songs, and you won’t get a headache.
I used to listen to White Zombie, Limp Bizkit etc. Now I know how much they suck compared to 80’s rock. And it will keep sucking until people start returning to the way rock used to be. Rock ain’t supposed to be how angry you can get, we don’t want to hear about your sad life in a broken home, go get some psychiatry for that. Music is supposed to be having a good time, dating women, fighting, and drinking.
Now it’s all downer music that makes you feel depressed when it’s done. Music is supposed to lift you up and put you in a better mood then before.
Thank you I won’t be here all week.
If you already own the first of Ratt’s greatest hits “8191″, there is not much difference on this new release. 5 songs out of the 20 are different. The 5 being tracks 1,7,18,19, & 20. One thing to take note of, the above song track listing is correct, EXCEPT for the last track. It is not ‘No One Can Stop Us Now’, it is an MTV Unplugged version of ‘Way Cool Jr’. The CD is still a good one to buy, if you don’t own a greatest hits from Ratt already.
Not a bad compilation, though it could have been a bit better. How? Well, while a lot of the biggest hits and best cuts are featured, such as WANTED MAN, ROUND AND ROUND, BACK FOR MORE, LAY IT DOWN, YOU’RE IN LOVE, DANCE, SLIP OF THE LIP, CITY TO CITY, I WANT A WOMAN, LOVING YOU IS A DIRTY JOB, SHAME SHAME SHAME, and others, there are some shortcomings on this compilation.
On a minor level, SHAME SHAME SHAME is “sans intro”, which for me, the mellow prelude is what allows a better appreciation for when it finally kicks off and completely rocks out. On a larger level, I find it ironic that this collection bears the title of one of the tracks from the EP ; a release that has no material from it featured here at all.
While the 1983 EP may not have been an Atlantic release, nor were RATT (1997) and COLLAGE (1999), but tracks from those latter albums (OVER THE EDGE and STEEL RIVER respectively) made the cut. Seems a “shame shame shame” to forsake the EP tracks, especially (the aformentioned collection’s title) TELL THE WORLD, YOU THINK YOU’RE TOUGH, SWEET CHEATER, and the longer, pre-CELLAR version of BACK FOR MORE.
However, in spite of these minor flaws that only a Ratt fan might nitpick over, this is a great starter album for those just discovering Ratt. This album, in conjunction with 1992’s RATT’N'ROLL 81-91 (the previous hits collection which DOES feature two EP tracks) makes the best overall collection of Ratt Traxx for one’s library – short of having the entire Ratt catalogue (“Ratt-alogue”?) altogether, that is.
“We make Ratt n’ Roll music for Ratt n’ Roll people” — Stephen Pearcy circa 1990.
This is the best Ratt greatest hits to date. You have 20 tracks all re-mastered. This is the perfect soundtrack for 80s rock lovers! A few of the tracks are from the 90s, but are in the same sonic tradition.
I like how the set list is in non-chronological order. And I like how their biggest hits are spread across the cd. Unlike, older Ratt best of compilations “Round in Round” doesn’t appear at the beginning. I give them credit for starting things off with “Dangerous but Worth the Risk.” An excellent song that never had a video or was played on the radio.
The only gripe I have is they included the clunky “Head I Win, Tails You Lose” again. So many better songs they could’ve picked. They should’ve scratched that and included a ballad like “I Want to Love You Tonight” or “Giving Yourself Away.”
Also, because this is primarily the Atlantic years era there is nothing from their legendary self-titled e.p. Fingers crossed that the entire back catalogue gets revamped and reissued. A big cheese Ratt box set with rarities and live tracks would be sweet too.
I saw these guys live this summer and I can’t wait for many more years of Ratt n’ Roll!