Out of the Cellar

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Out of the Cellar
Studio album by Ratt
Released March, 1984
Recorded 1983-84
Studio Village Recorder and Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre heavy metal, glam metal
Length 36:41
Label Atlantic
Producer Beau Hill
Ratt chronology
Out of the Cellar
Invasion of Your Privacy
Singles from Out of the Cellar
  1. "Round and Round" / "The Morning After"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Wanted Man" / "She Wants Money"
    Released: 1984
  3. ""Lack of Communication" / "Scene Of The Crime""
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm (8.7/10)[2]
Martin Popoff 9/10 stars[3]

Out of the Cellar is the debut studio album by the American glam metal band Ratt. Released in 1984, it is currently certified as triple platinum by the RIAA.[4] 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.


Produced by Beau Hill, Out of the Cellar features Ratt's best-known hit, "Round and Round". It also contains other popular songs such as "Wanted Man", "Lack of Communication" and a re-recorded version of "Back for More". The latter song originally appeared on the EP Ratt. "In Your Direction" was a song that Pearcy wrote when the band was still called 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, who had briefly substituted Juan Croucier during a stint with Dokken.

Track listing[edit]

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




  • Beau Hill - producer, engineer
  • Jim Faraci - engineer
  • Dave Clark, Clif Smith, Robin Laine, Ray Leonard - assistant engineers
  • Dennis King - mastering



Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1991 3x Platinum (+ 3,000,000)[4]
Canada CRIA 1984 Gold (+ 50,000)[9]


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Ratt - Out of the Cellar review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ratt - Out of the Cellar". Metal Storm. January 2, 2006. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Ratt". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Out of the Cellar Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 41, No. 7, October 20 1984". Library and Archives Canada. October 20, 1984. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Out of the Cellar Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 41, No. 1, September 08 1984". Library and Archives Canada. September 8, 1984. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Out of the Cellar". Music Canada. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 

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