This is the USA pressing of "Invasion of Your Privacy" by the American Rock and Metal band "Ratt".
ALBUM: The album front cover model is the Playboy-model: Marianne Gravatte. Notice the RATT-logo in the upper right corner of the album front cover.
Marianne Gravatte is a model and actress who was active in the 1980s and 1990s. She was a popular figure in the glamour industry and appeared in several magazines, including "Playboy." She is best known for her appearances in various music videos, including those for the bands Ratt, Bon Jovi, and Van Halen. In addition to her work as a model, Gravatte also had a brief acting career, appearing in a few television shows and movies.
This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.
"Invasion of Your Privacy" is the second studio album by American heavy metal band RATT. Released in 1985, it was produced by Beau Hill and released by Atlantic Records. The album builds on the success of their debut album, "Out of the Cellar"", and helped solidify RATT's position as one of the leading bands of the 1980s hair metal era.
"Invasion of Your Privacy" showcases RATT's signature heavy metal sound, with strong guitar riffs, driving drum beats, and catchy hooks. The album's opening track, "You're in Love," sets the tone with its infectious chorus and shredding guitar solo. Other standout tracks include "Lay It Down," which features a groovy, bluesy riff that perfectly complements the song's seductive lyrics, and "Give It All," a hard-rocking anthem with a memorable chorus that begs for audience participation.
In addition to the traditional heavy metal elements, RATT also incorporates elements of pop and glam rock into their sound. This can be heard on tracks like "What You Give Is What You Get," which features a catchy, sing-along chorus and a bouncy, upbeat melody. "Between the Eyes" is another example of RATT's ability to blend pop sensibilities with heavy metal, with its infectious melody and driving rhythm section.
Like many of their contemporaries, RATT's lyrics often focus on themes of love, sex, and partying. However, they also delve into darker themes, such as addiction and loneliness. "Closer to My Heart" is a somber ballad that explores the pain of a failed relationship, while "Got Me on the Line" deals with the dangers of drug addiction. These deeper themes add depth to the album and set it apart from some of the more shallow offerings of the hair metal era.
"Invasion of Your Privacy" was a commercial success, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and earning platinum certification. The album's success helped solidify RATT's position as one of the leading bands of the hair metal era, and they continued to enjoy commercial success throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
Beyond its commercial success, "Invasion of Your Privacy" has also had a lasting impact on the heavy metal genre. Its blend of heavy metal, pop, and glam rock influenced countless bands that followed in RATT's wake, and the album remains a beloved classic of the era.
Glam Metal, Hard Rock
Atlantic 781 257
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Made in USA
Beau Hill , a Berle Company Production
Beau Hill - Sound Engineer
Jim Faraci - Sound Engineer
Stephen Benben - Sound Engineer
Ted Jensen - Mastering Engineer
Nels Isrealson - Photographer
Neil Zlozower - Photographer
Neil Zlozower Neil Zlozower is an American photographer and music industry professional, best known for his work documenting the hard rock and heavy metal scenes of the 1970s and 1980s. He was born on 9 December 1949, in Los Angeles, California.
Zlozower started his photography career in the 1970s, working as a freelance photographer for various music industry magazines and record labels. Over the years, he has captured some of the most iconic images of some of the biggest and most influential musicians of the rock and metal worlds, including Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Slayer, and many more.
Zlozower's work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, and exhibitions, and he continues to be one of the most respected and sought-after photographers in the music industry. In addition to his photography work, Zlozower has also been involved in various other aspects of the music business, including album design, marketing, and publicity. He is widely recognized as one of the key figures in the history of hard rock and heavy metal photography.
Stephen Pearcy: Lead Vocals
Warren DeMartini: Guitar
Robbin Crosby: Guitar
Juan Croucier: Bass
Bobby Blotzer: Drums
Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone )
Band's description: RATT is an American heavy metal band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. The band's original lineup consisted of Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Robbin Crosby (guitar), Warren DeMartini (guitar), Juan Croucier (bass), and Bobby Blotzer (drums). They released their debut album, "Out of the Cellar," in 1984, which included the hit single "Round and Round" which reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
RATT's commercial success continued throughout the mid-1980s with the release of the albums "Invasion of Your Privacy" (1985) and "Dancing Undercover" (1986). The band's sound is characterized by catchy hooks, guitar solos, and a strong emphasis on melody. They have sold over 15 million records worldwide.
RATT went through several lineup changes over the years, and the band has had several hiatus and reunion since 2010. Pearcy is the only original member still active in the band as of 2021.