Detonator Songs Ranked

Detonator is the fifth studio album by American glam metal band Ratt, released August 21, 1990 by Atlantic Records. This is the last album to feature bassist Juan Croucier until his return in 2012, as well as guitarist Robbin Crosby before his death in 2002. Though their previous album Reach for the Sky went platinum, it met with some criticism regarding the quality of their songs. In an attempt to regain the popularity that Ratt had in the mid-1980s, the band parted ways with long-time producer Beau Hill. Songwriter Desmond Child and his personal sound engineer Arthur Payson were hired as producers for the album. The album is notable for featuring Ratt’s only power ballad, “Givin’ Yourself Away”. The band also gravitated towards a more glam metal/pop-metal sound on Detonator. Here are all of Detonator’s songs ranked.

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10. Scratch that Itch

“Scratch That Itch. It’s a songs that kinda sounds like any other hair metal anthem of the 80’s. Therefore, it sounds awesome.”

9. Givin’ Yourself Away

“Givin’ Yourself Away is said to be Ratt’s only attempt at a ballad (LIES), and it’s really good. Could’ve done without the pitch shift in the last chorus, though.”

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8. Can’t Wait on Love

“Can’t Wait on Love, the song I disliked on this album first because it came after such an excellent song, is actually awesome. The guitar work is incredible, as is every song on this album. “

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7. One Step Away

“One Step Away sounds like Ratt gone AC/DC in two ways: 1. The guitar sounds like Angus Young’s and 2. The song has a theme of love (except this song isn’t about making love). “

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6. Top Secret

“he song’s riff sounds like something Rob Zombie would come up with, all badass like the one from Black Sunshine. This song is fast paced, and the solo work is like Marty Friedman of Megadeth’s.”

5. Hard Time

“As much as I love every song, I can’t really stand this song. I just can’t stand Stephen Pearcy screaming “HARRRD TIEM” more than 4 times. The guitar riff’s okay, though.”

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4. All or Nothing

” All or Nothing, my favorite song on the entire album, and a contender for my favorite Ratt song. Like Lovin’ You’s, All or Nothing has that swingin’ beat, but Warren shreds more on this one. And the guitar solo’s awesome.”

3. Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job

Absolutely awesome song. I have no idea why no one has commented on it; it’s obviously underrated. I guess this is s song about a man who even though a woman has hurt him over and over he still wants her, or something to that effect. In any case, great song..”

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2. Shame Shame Shame

“After nearly a minute, Warren shreds on the guitar and then the band comes in, Bobby Blotzer wailing on drums. The song is called Shame Shame Shame. This is a cover of an old 70’s song, believe it or not.”

1. Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

“Heads I Win, Tails I Lose doesn’t even sound like it was produced by a different producer. It sounds more like it belongs on Reach For the Sky than anything else. This follows the philosophy of a particular lyric in Round and Round. If you believe in Karma, you will love this song.”