Out of the Cellar

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Out of the Cellar
Studio album by Ratt
Released March 27, 1984
Recorded 1983-84
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Length 36:41
Label Atlantic
Producer Beau Hill
Ratt chronology
Ratt EP (Time Coast version)
(1983)
Out of the Cellar
(1984)
Invasion of Your Privacy
(1985)
Singles from Out of the Cellar
  1. "Round and Round"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Back for More"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Wanted Man"
    Released: 1984
  4. "Lack of Communication"
    Released: 1984

Out of the Cellar is the debut studio album by heavy metal band Ratt. Released in 1984, it is currently certified as triple platinum by the RIAA.

Background[edit]

Produced by Beau Hill, Out of the Cellar features Ratt's best-known hit, "Round and Round". It also contains other singles that performed well on the charts, such as "Wanted Man", "Lack of Communication" and a re-recorded version of "Back for More". The latter song originally appeared on the Ratt EP. "In Your Direction" was a song that Pearcy wrote and had since Mickey Ratt; "I'm Insane" and "Scene of the Crime" were songs Crosby had co-written and performed with his pre-Ratt band, Mac Meda, featuring future Riverdogs vocalist Rob Lamothe. In 2008, "Round and Round" and "I'm Insane" were featured in The Wrestler.

Wanted Man was co-written by bassist Joey Cristofanilli. Cristofanilli briefly substituted for Juan Croucier, who was also a member of Dokken at the time.

The model on the album cover is Tawny Kitaen, better known for her appearances in Whitesnake music videos, and the same year's teen-aimed film Bachelor Party. As she was the long-time girlfriend to guitarist Robbin Crosby at that time, Kitaen also appeared in the "Back For More" music video.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (not rated) link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wanted Man"   Cristofanilli, Pearcy, Crosby 3:37
2. "You're in Trouble"   DeMartini, Crosby, Pearcy 3:16
3. "Round and Round"   DeMartini, Crosby, Pearcy 4:22
4. "In Your Direction"   Pearcy 3:30
5. "She Wants Money"   Juan Croucier 3:04
6. "Lack of Communication"   Croucier, Pearcy 3:52
7. "Back for More"   Pearcy, Crosby 3:42
8. "The Morning After"   DeMartini, Pearcy, Crosby 3:30
9. "I'm Insane"   Crosby 2:54
10. "Scene of the Crime"   Crosby, Croucier 4:54

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (America)

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 7

Singles - Billboard (America)

Certifications[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Round and Round" The Billboard Hot 100

Mainstream Rock Tracks

12

4

1984 "Back For More" Mainstream Rock Tracks 27
1984 "Wanted Man" The Billboard Hot 100 87
Country Certification Date Sales certified
U.S.[1] 3x Platinum September 30, 1991 3,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved October 18, 2009)

External links[edit]