Detonator

Detonator

by Ratt
     
 
Ratt's fifth album, Detonator, finds the band breaking a long running relationship with producer Beau Hill, who helped develop the band's sonic trademarks through the '80s. The results on Detonator are clean and focused, but lack some of the live-sounding energy of the band's earlier work. What's more, the presence of hit

Overview

Ratt's fifth album, Detonator, finds the band breaking a long running relationship with producer Beau Hill, who helped develop the band's sonic trademarks through the '80s. The results on Detonator are clean and focused, but lack some of the live-sounding energy of the band's earlier work. What's more, the presence of hit makers like Desmond Child and Jon Bon Jovi suggests that the band has lost some confidence in its abilities to write songs -- and ironically, Detonator was the first Ratt album not to achieve platinum sales. Still, there are some strong moments here, including the crushing, detuned guitar riff of "Shame Shame Shame" and swaggering "All or Nothing," which (along with the rest of the album) spotlight the considerable skills of guitarist Warren DiMartini. The lyrics, as usual, are dumb. Detonator, released on the eve of the grunge explosion of the early '90s, would represent the end of Ratt's golden era.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678212727
catalogNumber:
82127

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Performance Credits

Ratt   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Jon Bon Jovi   Background Vocals
Desmond Child   Background Vocals
Bobby Blotzer   Percussion,Drums
Robbin Crosby   Guitar
Juan Croucier   Bass Guitar
Warren DeMartini   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Slide Guitar
Steve Deutsch   Synthesizer,Sampling
David Garfield   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Stephen Pearcy   Vocals
Myriam Naomi Valle   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Desmond Child   Composer,Executive Producer
Bobby Blotzer   Composer
Juan Croucier   Composer
Warren DeMartini   Composer
Arthur Payson   Producer,Engineer
Stephen Pearcy   Composer,Concept
Steve Heinke   Engineer

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