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You think you're tough? Try going round and round with Ratt

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August

Like yesterday's featured band, Great White, the theme all too often for '80s bands is who owns the rights to the band name. Over the last few years, Ratt has joined the fray with drummer Bobby Blotzer staking claim to the Ratt name and forming "new" versions of the band. All the bickering makes us long for the early days of Ratt when they gave us the goods with songs like You Think You're Tough.

In 1983, Ratt released their self-titled EP and their first single was You Think You're Tough. While it didn't chart, it set the stage for their first full length album Out Of The Cellar, which went triple platinum in 1984 and produced the hit single Round and Round. After the success of Out Of The Cellar, the band curiously went back and filmed a video for You Think You're Tough, even though the song was several years old.

The video for You Think You're Tough takes some of the footage from Out Of The Cellar videos and incorporates them with lead singer Stephen Pearcy and the boys driving around town with his futuristic video player/phone. Cameos from Ozzy Osbourne and members of Motley Crue are sprinkled in too.

[Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2016 9:21am]

    

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