Ratcity in Blue

~ Release group by Good Rats


The second album release by the classic Good Rats lineup. With this album, the Good Rats headed toward more hard rock/heavy metal direction. The songs lack the consistent quality of its predecessor "Tasty", but has some real highlights. One gripe is the thin and tinny sound production, that hides the punch many of these songs possess. The album opens with the hard rockers, many of which would be regular features in their live shows, including "Does It Make You Feel Good" and "Reason to Kill". "Yellow Flower" is a odd-fit, but a lot of fun, with a country rock sound. "Advertisement in the Voice" is the Broadway ballad which seemed to make every Rats studio album. The thing is, Peppi Marchello had the pipes to make it work. The CD release would add the song "Mean Mother", a song that was previously unreleased but was a concert fave. Overall, this isn't the first Good Rats album to check out, but if you're a fan, you should have it in your collection.

Annotation last modified on 2018-07-22 15:48 UTC.


Ratcity In Blue (Reissue)CD11
Fireball Records (US label), Ratcity RecordsAFR 3813795194381324
Ratcity In Blue (Uncle Rat Records re-issue)CD12
  • US1999-02-16
Uncle Rat RecordsGRRCB0008798437071426


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