Detonator

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All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678212727
  • Catalog Number: 82127
  • Sales rank: 51,182

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ratt Primary Artist, 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, 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
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Sir Arthur Payson Producer, Engineer
Stephen Pearcy Composer, Concept
Steve Heinke Engineer
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