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Shane’s Rock Challenge: RATT – 1986 – Dancing Undercover

| 11 April 2014 | Reply

Shane’s Music Challenge: RATT – 1986 – Dancing Undercover

Ratt - Dancing Undercover cover

Ratt’s third full length album is super-commercial, in fact I liken it in a way to Rio. The bouffant-haired rockers were pretty much the coke-full chick-shagging Duran Durannies of the hair metal world anyway!

However, by this point the drugs and girls and egos were all over the place at the expense of the songs – and I had to listen to this TWICE this week just to be able to remember a few of the tracks.

It’s not as if they’re bad, they’re just sooooo over-produced and glossy that very little of them actually stick.

Opener Dance makes an impression. Maybe that was the single? Slip Of The Lip is okay and Body Talk – both are what RATT do best: smutty innuendo about getting their sexy on. Suffice to say, though, this is probably my least favourite RATT album – it’s okay in parts, but there’s just not enough substance to it, like eating a bowl of rice bubbles by themselves. And to think, they were aiming for the exact opposite!

By Shane Pinnegar

Category: Shane's Rock Challenge

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