The 80's returned to the TLA on Thursday night with Ratt, who have reunited with 3 of there original members for the first time since 2010. Maybe of Ratt's legal battles have been public knowledge with original drummer Bobby Blotzer filing lawsuit after lawsuit but eventually losing his battle to own and control the name Ratt.
Original frontman Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini, and bassist Juan Croucier have joined forces once again. Their nearly sold out return to the TLA in Philadelphia proved many are still wanting some Ratt N Roll in 2017. Hitting the stage a little after 9pm, Ratt came with one of their signature songs, Wanted Man, from their 1984 full length triple platinum debut, Out of the Cellar. They played all their MTV staples throughout the night including Lay it Down, Way Cool Jr., You're In Love, Back for More, and the closer Round and Round.
Ratt also dusted off some deeper cuts like I'm Insane, Dangerous But Worth the Risk, and Lack of Communication. Their cover of Walkin' The Dog took them back to their LA Club days.
DeMartini was on fire all night along with Carlos Ca, who played on Ratt's last record Infestation and made a name for himself in the 80's with Quiet Riot. Pearcy's voice was on point, especially since he was never the strongest live vocalist, but he definitely nailed it Thursday night. Also had the chance to say hello to the band, who ccouldn't have been nicer.
Always enjoy shows at the TLA and 2017 marks 20 years since I've been checking out shows there like Candlebox, The Darkness, Veruca Salt, Tesla, Bryan Adams, Steel Panther, Butch Walker, and many more!