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Music / Ratt

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The band during their 80s heyday.

"I knew right from the beginning,
That you would end up winning,
I knew right from the start,
You'd put an arrow through my heart.
—"Round and Round"

Ratt are an American Hair Metal/Hard Rock band from San Diego, California. They are best known for their 1984 hit single, "Round and Round," from their debut full-length album Out of the Cellar.

"The following tropes really want to lay it down, right now.":

  • Animal Motif: The rats on the album covers, in the videos, and even in the lyrics. ("This rat cage" is mentioned in "Wanted Man.")
  • The Big Guy: Robbin Crosby stood 6-foot-6 and weighed around 250 pounds in his prime. At the time of his death, he had reportedly ballooned to 400 pounds due to a pancreatic condition.
  • The Cameo/Celebrity Star:
    • Milton Berle appeared in the video for "Round and Round" since his (real life) nephewnote  was the band's manager at the time.
    • Also, that's Tawny Kitaen (Of "Here I Go Again" video fame) on the cover of Out of the Cellar.
    • Advertisement:
    • The band itself was the star in a GEICO commercial about a family complaining about a "rat problem" in the house — which turned out to be the band continually playing "Round and Round."
  • Disappeared Dad: "Mother Blues"
  • The '80s
  • Friends with Benefits: "Round and Round"