Between the dual guitar solos and tone of Robin Crosby and Warren DeMartini, Stephen Pearcy’s distinct vocals, Juan Croucier’s bass licks and songwriting, and Bobby Blotzer’s thunder drumming, Ratt is nothing short of essential.
In the minds of many, the 1980s will forever be remembered as a decade characterized by innovation, overindulgence, and transcendent music. While some of the Sunset Strip faithful have since moved on from the days of big hair and excess, preserving the essence of their decade, the 80s hard rock genre has enjoyed a staying power unique to its era.
A veteran of the Los Angeles music scene in the 1980s, Matt Thorne experienced the inevitable highs and lows of the music industry before discovering a passion that would change his career path.
Like most Rock-influenced teenagers growing up in the 1970s, the source of Chris Hager’s musical roots were Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath. However, it wasn’t until the San Diego-based guitarist connected with singer Stephen Pearcy in 1976, that his vision of assembling a band poised for relevance began to come into focus.