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RATT – YOU THINK YOU’RE TOUGH – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1983 to the second track off Ratt’s self-titled EP, “You Think You’re Tough”.

The EP was remixed and re-released after the success of “Out Of The Cellar” and the video features several guest appearances including Ozzy Osbourne and members of Motley Crue. The lineup includes: Stephen Pearcy – vocals, Warren De Martini and Robbin Crosby – guitars, Juan Croucier – bass and Bobby Blotzer – drums. The legs on the cover of the album belong to Crosby’s then girlfriend, Tawny Kitaen.

Ratt have gone through several lineup changes over the years and splintered off into two groups at one point. The current Ratt lineup includes original members  Stephen Pearcy and Juan Croucier along with former Black ‘N Blue drummer Pete Holmes along with guitarists Chris Sanders and Jordan Ziff. Sadly original guitarist Robbin Crosby died in June 2002 of a heroin overdose, not AIDS as had been previously rumored, after he was diagnosed to be HIV positive in 1994.

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BRITNY FOX – GIRLSCHOOL

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Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far. Today to continue our hair metal theme for the month, we’re gonna take a trip back to 1988 to the self-titled debut album by Britny Fox for the track “Girlschool.”

The song received substantial airplay on MTV and was written by then singer “Dizzy” Dean Davidson.  The song, Davidson has said in interviews was inspired by the Paul McCartney and Wings song, “Mull of Kintyre.” The popularity of song and album helped Britny Fox to book opening act slots on tours with Warrant and Poison and the album hit #39 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1988.

80’s lingerie/video model Kim Anderson also appears in the video as the main student who is listening to her walkman when she walks into class. Anderson has appeared in several music videos and even guest starred on an episode of “Married…With Children.”

Britny Fox disbanded for awhile in 1992, but reformed with original bassist Billy Childs, Johnny Dee on drums, Chris Sanders – guitar and singer /guitarist Tommy Paris. Their are plans for a new album, but no tour plans at the moment.

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