Dancing Undercover

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Dancing Undercover
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Studio album by Ratt
Released August 9, 1986 (1986-08-09)
Recorded Village Recorder, Los Angeles. California
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length 34:55
Label Atlantic
Producer Beau Hill
Ratt chronology
Invasion of Your Privacy
(1985)
Dancing Undercover
(1986)
Reach for the Sky
(1988)
Singles from Dancing Undercover
  1. "Dance" / "Take a Chance"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Body Talk" / "Slip of the Lip"
    Released: 1986 (Japan only)
  3. "Slip of the Lip"
    Released: 1987 (promo)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 8/10 stars[2]

Dancing Undercover is the third studio album by American glam metal band Ratt, released in 1986. The album was produced by Beau Hill and contains the hit single/video "Dance", which appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Down For The Count". Two other videos were made, Body Talk", which was used on the soundtrack for Eddie Murphy's film, The Golden Child, and "Slip of the Lip". It charted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 14 on Rolling Stone's Album Chart. The album went Platinum.

Opening acts on the tour in support of the album included Poison, Cinderella, Cheap Trick,[3] Queensrÿche and Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dance" Stephen Pearcy, Robbin Crosby, Warren DeMartini, Beau Hill 4:17
2. "One Good Lover" Crosby, Pearcy 3:06
3. "Drive Me Crazy" Crosby, Pearcy, DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer 3:42
4. "Slip of the Lip" Pearcy, DeMartini, Juan Croucier 3:15
5. "Body Talk" Crosby, Pearcy, Croucier 3:44
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Looking for Love" Crosby, Pearcy, Croucier 3:09
7. "7th Avenue" Pearcy, DeMartini 3:11
8. "It Doesn't Matter" Pearcy, Croucier 3:08
9. "Take a Chance" Pearcy, DeMartini, Croucier 4:00
10. "Enough Is Enough" Crosby, Pearcy, DeMartini, Croucier 3:23

Personnel[edit]

Ratt[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Beau Hill - producer, engineer
  • Michael O'Reilly, Jim Faraci - engineers
  • Jimmy Hoyson - assistant engineer
  • Stephen Benben - digital editing and sequencing
  • Ted Jensen - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1987 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Ratt - Dancing Undercover review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/cheap-trick/1986/cedar-rapids-coliseum-cedar-rapids-ia-13dfa139.html
  4. ^ "Ratt – Dancing Undercover (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 45, No. 14, December 27 1986". Library and Archives Canada. December 27, 1986. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ratt - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dancing Undercover Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Dancing Undercover Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Ratt". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on June 26, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 

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