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Is Ratt a heavy metal band ?
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[Mr. Dave Genocide] Monday, November 03, 2008 1:52:48 PM 
Hair / Glam Rock... As much as i enjoy listening to RATT time to time, they're not Metal.. In any way, shape, or form...
[imdpriest] Tuesday, October 07, 2008 10:12:21 PM 


[ablon1] Tuesday, October 07, 2008 8:47:06 PM 
[hellion1969 [Banned]] Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:52:52 AM 
Can I say this...........HOMO ROCK!!!!!!!
[VICTIM OF METAL] Monday, October 06, 2008 6:06:16 PM 

Okay, i guess i'll chime in. No i don't think Ratt is metal, more like glam rock.

[K2M] Monday, October 06, 2008 6:01:25 PM 
[Justin Kenny] Monday, October 06, 2008 12:11:47 PM 

No....Ratt's not metal either...but they're a lot more 'metal'  than Bon Jovi...THAT'S for shit-sure....furthermore...I've seen Ratt (twice)...Bon Jovi--never...

[caronctm] Monday, October 06, 2008 1:21:14 AM 
Medalgoddess, I agree! Hot yes! Thanks for the pics! Big hair or not they didn't hurt my ears or my eyes!   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by MEDALGODDESS from Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:00:14 AM)
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[lizash [Banned]] Sunday, October 05, 2008 11:00:55 AM 
So right! I feel blessed it was beer now!
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[ron h] Sunday, October 05, 2008 10:58:53 AM 
Sorry to hear least it was beer that got on you...I've heard of some really 'bad' things that have happened at concerts...WASP throwing real meat at the fans...and there is this all girl band, at which in one concert one of them got so upset that she removed 'something' from the front of her pants and threw it into the audience maybe beer, even though it's f#*cked could have been worse...
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by lizash from Sunday, October 05, 2008 10:52:42 AM)
[lizash [Banned]] Sunday, October 05, 2008 10:52:42 AM 
I saw them once, they were actually pretty good! They opened for Kiss back in the 80's. I was Right up front as per my usual. However, I didn't like having beer poured on us by Steven Perry. Stank the rest of the night. Thought that was uncool to take one sip out of a beer then casually spray the rest over who ever was against the rails.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by ronhartsell from Sunday, October 05, 2008 10:48:17 AM)
[ron h] Sunday, October 05, 2008 10:48:17 AM 
They did make a lot of good music compared to other hair bands like Round And Round and Body Talk and Got Me On The Line (and more).  But, at the end of the day, as Lana posts, you couldn't bang your head to it 
Edited at: Sunday, October 05, 2008 10:49:14 AM
[ron h] Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:03:52 AM 
All in good fun MG   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by MEDALGODDESS from Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:00:14 AM)
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[mmmmmm] Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:03:16 AM 
I spent many of my teen years at Merriwether Post Pavilion  in Columbia MD just to see this band---ah youth !!
But I think they are more hair band than heavy metal--I seriously can't think of one of their songs that I head banged to like I do Judas Priest
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:00:14 AM 
LOL..  They are not my Fav band.....  But I do like some of thier songs.. I like the duo guitar licks between Robin and warren.    But yes they did have big hair back in the day didnt they....LOL
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[midnightblue] Sunday, October 05, 2008 5:32:30 AM 
Heavy metal band?No way!!!!Hair metal band?Probably...
[jimmyjames] Sunday, October 05, 2008 3:33:05 AM 
It looks to me like Ratt ( that's a stupid name for a band ) are a bunch of wankers.
[ron h] Saturday, October 04, 2008 11:30:41 PM 
With all due respect to the METALGODESS'S love of Ratt, in no, way, shape or form are Ratt a Heavy Metal band (sorry MG).
They are, (ahem, cough-cough) another HAIR band who took advantage of the road paved by the METAL GODS!!! 
Edited at: Saturday, October 04, 2008 11:31:24 PM
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Saturday, October 04, 2008 9:23:38 PM 
Yeah Baby..

[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Saturday, October 04, 2008 9:19:01 PM 

He can borrow my eyeliner any day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LMAO


[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Saturday, October 04, 2008 9:15:16 PM 
Who cares  Warren is HOT HOt HOT!!!!   LMAO
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by caronctm from Saturday, October 04, 2008 6:54:14 PM)
[caronctm] Saturday, October 04, 2008 6:54:14 PM 
Good point! until recently I never realized just how many catagories of metal there are. There's metal out there for all types. And just because some people refuse to acknowledge that does't make it any less so. To each his own. I find I fit into many catagories myself.
sometimes I feel angry thus heavy, headbanging applies. other times I need something softer and melodic. so kick back, relax and let the metal sooth you!
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[hellion1969 [Banned]] Saturday, October 04, 2008 6:31:46 PM 
Who the F#$K thinks of these F#$king questions? Grow some balls people! RATT IS NOT HEAVY METAL!!!!!! THEY NEVER WERE AND NEVER WILL BE!!!!!!!!!!!
[ramitdown99] Friday, August 29, 2008 10:00:40 PM 
well, there are soooo many branches of "metal"... they are not heavy DUH NAH NAH!! metal... but they are like kinda glam metal, not just "glam" but glam metal.... like soft metal or light metal, very melodic, but not soft metal like slow riffs, but just groovey metal, hahaha groovey...
[jbarragan] Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:06:32 PM 
Yes, call it Hair or Glam or LA Metal, but it´s Heavy Metal band, just another branch of the tree.
[ron h] Sunday, August 03, 2008 6:21:53 AM 
Justin Kenny...Cinderella also has opened up for Priest, as well as Priest opening up for REO Speedwagon (lol).
[Eternal Servant] Saturday, August 02, 2008 10:06:25 AM 

In Japan, we called Ratt belongs to "L.A. METAL". Stephen Pearcy loves JP. He covers JP songs such as YGATC, Exciter etc.
I became a Ratt fan before becoming a JP fan. When Stephen sings  "Drive Me Crazy ~ OH YEAH~", he minds me of Rob. I'm aware that Rob is the supreme singer.
"Body Talk" is a very fast metal song. Among L.A. METAL bands, that song was one of the fastest.
This link below is my meet & greet w/ Ratt when I was a teenager. This video was edited by a trial stuff & annoying red letters keep popping up but it shows how Ratt guys are nice dudes!  This meeting led me to go deep in metal world.  Since late Robbin's BDay is Aug. 4th, pls remember his yet happy days.

[silverpriest] Saturday, August 02, 2008 8:13:49 AM 
Ok to listen to from time to time (decent hooks) but not metal!!
[Phantom A6] Thursday, July 31, 2008 4:47:52 PM 
Hi Erik,
thanks for the information. Sometimes is difficult
for me to wrote in english. I will write and think in German.
Sometimes I don't find the right words or have problems
with the grammatic. Sometimes I don't know the meaning
of words in english or otherwise. OK, Ratt is not pussy metal
or pussy rock. I like the first two albums. I like the sound
and the guitar work (Rhythm and Lead). What I mean with
"Pussy Metal" (in German: Fotzen-Metal") or "Pussy Rock"
("Fotzen Rock")? Here in Germany more Girls go to the
concerts of Bands like Ratt or Bon Jovi. Our girlfriends in this time too. We must to defence our girlfriends for other girls/womans (they want to have us) and for kiddy boys they want to have our girls. So we beginn to call of Pussy Rock. Bye. Michael
[EriktheRed9] Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:10:47 PM 
           Ratt is sexy heavy metal,and as Phantom puts it,......Pussy metal. I would say to Phantom at this time to call them a hair band or 80's metal rather than Pussy metal because pussy rock over here in whacked America would mean a weak and whimpy excuse for a band such as Billy Squire or John Cougar or the Police. Anyone i see talking about how they went to a police concert and how they rocked is full of shit.They sucked is more like it and the only reason they made it big on the song roxxanne was because Eddie Murphy made the whole world laugh while it was playing.That is the only reason because that song sucks and is a technical disaster within the rights of quality.Ratt, on the other hand, was an awesome live band who's guitar player was a solid foundation of technical quality.Don't even start smashing Ratt because i'll put you in your place....Erik the Red.
[Phantom A6] Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:14:25 AM 
Hmh, what should I say? I don't said Ratt was no metal
for the first two albums. I like all the numbers from this
I like to lick pussy too. So I must like pussy metal? No! 
[Justin Kenny] Monday, July 28, 2008 12:59:23 PM 
Y'wanna know what's funny though?     In that first listing of bands...all of them OPENED for Priest. that second listing...Ratt & L.A.Guns were two of four bands that opened for Priest as recently as 2002.

*Twilight Zone music plays* 
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[Phantom A6] Monday, July 28, 2008 12:04:17 PM 
Or call it "Pussy Metal".
[Phantom A6] Monday, July 28, 2008 7:46:11 AM 
"Out of the cellar" & "Invasion of your privacy".
Yes. That's Heavy Metal. But only the music. The Outfits
and later releases tell another story.
Harder stuff of "Pussy Rock".
[crypticangle] Monday, July 14, 2008 12:21:21 PM 
This is just my opinion but Ratt was not a Heavy Metal band --hard rock for sure but not heavy metal.
[malice9203] Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:59:32 PM 
RATT IS A METAL BAND. Whether or not YOU personally like that sub genre of (the Rock sub genre) METAL. IT IS A PART OF METAL. DEAL WITH IT!!!!!
[alecs56] Saturday, July 12, 2008 4:05:38 PM 
[spapad] Saturday, July 12, 2008 3:36:17 PM 
The answer is...................Simply NO!............... Not metal just 80's glam!
[mgdman] Saturday, July 12, 2008 3:34:08 PM 
Don't get me wrong, I like some of the music that came from those bands but I can't call them Heavy Metal. My views on heavy are JP / Pantera / Slayer / Megadeath / Madien. Just my opinion but it was more glam and hair than heavy.
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[midnightblue] Saturday, July 12, 2008 5:17:40 AM 
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[.] Saturday, July 12, 2008 5:13:49 AM 
Why is RATT even being discussed in the Judas Priest website?
[ron h] Saturday, July 12, 2008 3:27:22 AM 
No one is making the argument that Ratt is NOT Metal, just that they are NOT HEAVY METAL.  Let me see, Megadeth, Slayer, Priest, Maiden, Ratt, and Pantera; which band don't belong?

Ratt, Motley, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Priest, and LA Guns; which band don't belong? 
[TIMBONI] Friday, July 11, 2008 7:16:03 PM 
Good call Guido.  There was some good stuff happening out here.  Not all the bands were bullshit.
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[guidogodoy] Friday, July 11, 2008 5:31:19 PM 
Ooooo...Please put a period, semi-colon or something between Ratt, Motley / Faster Pussycat and Warrant. Sidestepping the question of Ratt being "metal" or not (hey, they appear in my Big book of Heavy Metal), the first two are in a different category from the other bunch of ass-clowns. Bleah!!!!
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[mgdman] Friday, July 11, 2008 3:16:25 PM 

Agreed. Good point 

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[TIMBONI] Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:34:03 PM 
I think some of the music was kind of "heavy" in a certain way, but the lyrics were what was mainly responsible for taking it in another direction.
[mgdman] Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:06:40 PM 
No Not Heavy Metal I agree with a few posts on Hair metal. A form of metal but i can't agree to them being called Heavy. Nor is the L.A. bands of that time, Motley, Faster Pussy, Warrant and the likes
[Bazookajoe_666] Thursday, July 10, 2008 5:01:12 PM 
Not heavy metal no, Hair Metal yes.
[soul stealer] Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:07:24 PM 
they arent heavy metal, but they did start out heavier, before round and round.
[K2M] Thursday, July 10, 2008 11:55:50 AM 
[AYESHA72] Thursday, July 10, 2008 11:14:18 AM 
Did they ever play thrash metal ?. I don't think so. 

Aishah Bowron
[taha] Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:20:38 AM 
I'll givem a metal credit, their guitarist was actually very good ( to bad he passed away ). If they  woulda been a few years after the hair age they might have lasted a couple more Lp's.
[ron h] Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:49:09 AM 

Give me the the name of just 1 HEAVY METAL song that Ratt produced.
They ARE a form of Metal, just NOT Heavy Metal (imho).
I do agree with everything you wrote, and ALL the band's you mentioned (and a whole lot more ie Slaughter, Trixter, and Tesla) ARE Metal.  I just don't think they can be classified as Heavy Metal.

Edited at: Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:33:40 AM
[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:12:04 AM 
One stupid song doth not fuck with a band's belonging to a particular genre.  Most of the Turbo album isn't heavy metal, but to the average Priest fan, it's still heavy metal b/c it's Judas Priest. 
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[Metal god/Electric eye! [Banned]] Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:40:30 AM 
Round Round and Round? not really!
[ron h] Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:35:13 AM 
Hair Metal...YES

Heavy Metal...NO NO NO 

[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Wednesday, July 09, 2008 6:48:08 AM 
I think they have the typical 80's metal sound.  Even though some people wouldn't agree with me on this, I think a lot of hair/glam bands from the 80's have what can be described as a 'metal' sound.  Ratt is one of those bands.  You can also say the same about Dokken, Motley Crue, Saigon Kick, WASP, and to a small extent, certain other pretty boy outfits like Warrant (go listen to Dog Eat Dog), White Lion, and Faster Pussycat and Flotsam & Jetsam.
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[AYESHA72] Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:36:14 AM 
Do you consider Ratt a heavy metal band ?. I don't know..

Aishah Bowron
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