Ratt: Invasion Of Your Privacy CD Track Listing
Invasion Of Your Privacy (1985)
Originally Released 1985\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Released in 1985, Ratt's second album, Invasion of Your Privacy, contains all the ingredients that helped launch the band to MTV and radio success: another batch of solid pop-metal tunes and a half-naked model on the cover. Though singer Stephen Pearcy's limited range becomes more obvious, guitarist Warren DeMartini truly shines, as does drummer Bobby Blotzer. "You're in Love" is the obvious standout, and strong cuts such as "Give It All," "Between the Eyes," and "Lay It Down" keep things interesting without quite repeating the consistency of the band's debut. -- Ed Rivadavia\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nRatt's Best, July 1, 2004\nReviewer: Trent B. Mcdaniel (Montgomery, AL)\nYou could take this album, Dokken's Under Lock and Key, and Crue's Theatre of Pain, and you would have the best three albums of this time period and the L.A. scene of the mid 80's. Like, Under Lock and Key, the production is terrific. Everyone knows You're in Love and Lay It Down, but every song on this album is good. You just don't find that anymore. I think this is why I like this studio effort better than Out of the Cellar because there is no filler. At some point when they were writing and recording for this album, they just got into a zone. A lot of these songs sound like they could flow right into the other without a break because they are similar in movement and tempo. Never Use Love, Dangerous But Worth the Risk, What You Give is What You Get, and You Should Know By Now are all classics. If you don't own this one, you need to do something about it. This one also makes my top 10 80's hard rock list. One other cd I would recommend that came out around the same time that wasn't from the L.A. scene is The Ultimate Sin by Ozzy.\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nThis Is What Made Me a HUGE Ratt Fan, July 24, 2002\nReviewer: "navyratt" (Pensacola, FL USA)\nI agree with another reviewer when he said that the production on this album is top-notch, and that at one point this album was cutting-edge stuff; because he's right: it was.\nWhen I first bought this album and popped it in my player, I was blown away at how GOOD it was. Song after song, the raspy lyrics, the screaching, squealing guitar work, the chugging bass, and the overall arrangement of the songs....... it all hooked me. From the beginning song and its GREAT intro --"you take the midnight subway train, you're callin' all the shots, you're struck by lighting, you're in love"-- to track number 8, this album doesn't ease up on the energy at ALL! It's great, and a plus: no ballads. Ratt was notorious for being "anti-ballad" in an era and genre of music replete with them.\n\nI think Blotzer's drumming on this album is the best of any of Ratt's albums-- and that's saying a lot considering his talent and his performance on previous album "Out of the Cellar."\n\nYep, this is no holds barred guitarwork and 100% energy. Their singles from this album that made it huge were "You're In Love," "Lay It Down," and "Give It All." Give just those three a listen and you'll immediately know why. But other songs, had they been released as singles, could EASILY have hit Billboard's Top 20. Songs like "Never Use Love" and "Got Me On the Line" (the latter of the two being one of my all-time fav Ratt songs-- it KICKS with speed and bottom-heavy chug!) are pure Ratt gold.\n\nThis album's only flaws are the last two tracks. Compared to the rest of this amazing album that is just saturated with great guitar and songs, the last two tracks are weak. But then again, the first 8 tracks just kick so much 'tox that the last two aren't really being given fair comparison!\n\nAnyway, I recommend this album as either your first or second Ratt album; "Out of the Cellar" is equally as good as this album, and either of them will get you absolutely HOOKED on Ratt. This was my first Ratt experience, and now my walls are buried in posters, memorabilia, etc. from Ratt.\n\nPersonal note: Ratt is my favorite 80's glam metal band for a few reasons. I love their decadent and rebellious lyrics, Pearcy's raspy voice, DeMartini's squealing and unrelenting guitar, Ratt's high injection of sleaze in their lyrics, and their swaggering style. And while this is probably a better album overall, their 1986 release "Dancing Undercover" showcases the Ratt and Roll attitude quite nicely (see my review for DU and other Ratt albums!).\n\nIf you want to get absolutely hooked on Ratt, they will snag you like a crappie with this one!\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nBelieve it or not..., February 8, 2002\nReviewer: David Mclean (Newport United Kingdom)\nBelieve it or not, there was a time when Ratt represented the cutting edge of music. Quite simply, nothing like this had ever been heard before - those biting chugging riffs, plodding bass and Beau Hill's production was the definition of 'Metal' at that time.\nWhile the image owed a lot (everything) to the masters Van Halen, Ratt certainly managed to create a flavour all of their own and in stuff like 'You're in Love', 'Dangerous but Worth the Risk' and of course the brilliant 'Lay it Down' Ratt left their mark and enjoyed their brief spell at the top of the tree.\n\nOf course it all went pear shaped after Invasion of Your Privacy and Ratt never managed to escape the box they had created for themselves, but if you wanna taste the cutting edge of music in 1985, this is where you gotta be.\n\nNo bonus tracks, but an awesome bird on the cover.\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\n"Invasion" is a shining example of glam rock done right!, November 10, 1998\nReviewer: A music fan\nAll cogs of the Ratt 'n Roll machine are in perfect sync on this second full length offering. Crosby and DeMartini's guitar riffs and harmonies positively crush while Pearcy's vocals and lyrics are superb. Don't forget rhythm section extraordinares Blotzer (drums) and Croucier (bass). "Invasion of Your Privacy" is a lesson in how to compose hooky, yet credible glam rock. The musicians may look like chicks, but they can still churn out some sultry, sweat-inducing, street-smart rock. My favorites include "Lay It Down," "You Should Know By Now," and "Dangerous But Worth the Risk."- David Newman 1998\n\nHalf.com Details \nProducer: Beau Hill \n\nAlbum Notes\nRatt broke out of the L.A. pop metal scene and into the big time with its 1984 debut, OUT OF THE CELLAR, an album full of rock guitar riffs, sexual innuendo, and pop gloss production. INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY came almost exactly a year later, and attempted to replicate the previously winning formula. MTV helped bolster the band's profile once again, with constant airings of "Lay it Down" and "You're in Love." Other pop rock standouts included "Never Use Love," "What You Give Is What You Get," and "Dangerous But Worth the Risk." INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY helped solidify Ratt's standing as one of the top acts to come out of the 1980s L.A. glam metal scene.
This rock cd contains 10 tracks and runs 36min 19sec.
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- Ratt - You're In Love (03:14)
- Ratt - Never Use Love (03:56)
- Ratt - Lay It Down (03:24)
- Ratt - Give It All (03:20)
- Ratt - Closer To My Heart (04:30)
- Ratt - Between The Eyes (03:56)
- Ratt - What You Give Is What You Get (03:48)
- Ratt - Got Me On The Line (03:05)
- Ratt - You Should Know By Now (03:29)
- Ratt - Dangerous But Worth The Risk (03:28)