In another meeting with “Whiplash”, the KLOS public broadcast facilitated by Full Metal Jackie, RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy talked about what the absence of new music from RATT means for his songwriting approach while chipping away at material for his independent collections. According to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, he said: I’m currently working on mastering and mixing a record I made called “Legacy,” which is a montage of songs written by me and members of my pre-RATT band MICKEY RATT from the day I started writing my first song to the last song I wrote with Warren DeMartini and Robbin Crosby. It has taken some time.
He went on to say, “It’s better that things go down this way, as far as I’m concerned,” referring to RATT’s inability to remain a unit. because I have a tendency to put all of my eggs in the RATT basket, in a sense, and it just fails; It hasn’t been made. It’s not similar folks 40 years after the fact. I get it — some want to make it happen, some would rather not, and some couldn’t care less. I don’t have the foggiest idea. But I’m always concerned.
It will sound like me, which is like RATT, in everything I do and write. I can’t escape that, which is a blessing in and of itself. However, I enjoy what I do. because I tend to back off, which is bad for the RATT brand. I get going doing my thing and afterward, OK, there’s something that has to do with RATT. I no longer make that left and right turn. We have done what we have done. I’m content with it. If that’s the timeline, maybe we were only supposed to be here for about ten years. I can deal with it because it was a significant decade. I think it’s wonderful.
Pearcy concluded: When I’m writing, recording, and performing my solo work, I can do a lot more. Personally, I gain more satisfaction and gain more benefit from it. Since without Robbin, the band is truly controlled towards one more heading with the first folks. If we somehow happened to get in a room and attempt to compose with the first folks — we have gotten it done, and it doesn’t ensure hits, since we composed our own melodies that were the hits. Also, I’d prefer simply let that be. The strength of the recently released “The Atlantic Years:” just goes back to Robbin and what we really created and had. 1984-1991′] box set. It’s right there—wow, five albums that have all gone platinum simultaneously. We’re extremely lucky.
“It’s quite a journey when I go out there and meet all these RATT fans who transport me back to the 1980s and appear to be from that era. I ensure that they are having a good time and that they are having fun.”
Pearcy is presently advancing “The Atlantic Years: BMG and Rhino Entertainment have released a new, limited-edition box set titled “1984-1991” to commemorate RATT’s hugely successful period, during which all five of their studio albums were certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum. The LP set was released on June 9 and includes all five albums remastered on 180g black vinyl, the rare seven-inch single “Nobody Rides For Free,” a 12-page replica tour book with rare and never-before-seen photos from RATT’s personal archives, a 11″x17″ “Wanted” poster, bumper stickers, a replica backstage pass, and a guitar pick in a custom lift top box. In a side-loading box, the CD set contains all five studio albums.
From 1984 to 1991, Pearcy led RATT, which he founded, led as lead singer, and wrote, to massive multiplatinum success year after year. “Out Of The Cellar” propelled RATT to new heights on the charts, resulting in Top 10 singles and sold-out worldwide tours. All through RATT’s almost forty years of achievement with Pearcy at its rudder, they delivered eight collections and played a huge number of shows overall meanwhile selling north of 20 million records.
So far, Pearcy has released five solo albums: Social Intercourse” (2002),”Fueler” (2004),”Under My Skin” (2008),”Smash” (2017) and “View To A Rush” (2018).
The only remaining original members of RATT’s most recent lineup, which made its live debut in July 2018 in Mulvane, Kansas, are bassist Juan Croucier and Pearcy. Jordan Ziff (RAZER), Frankie Lindia (guitar), and drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK ‘N BLUE, RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER) joined them in the band.
Pearcy stated on “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” on SiriusXM in January 2021 that he was open to the possibility of working on a new RATT album with all of the band’s original members.STEPHEN PEARCY