“I don’t like feeling
mixed up in the city.”
The palm tree hair that required a can of Aquanet hair spray, ripped jeans, and extreme loud rock n’ roll gave the ’80s a look and feel of an era of metal. The ’80s blew the lid off the previous era with screaming guitars and over the top vocals.
Warren DeMartini rocked his snake skin print guitar on “Body Talk”. He had the riff for years, before it eventually was picked up by bassist Juan Croucier and morphed into the hard rockin’ hit it is now.
The album Dancing Undercover is filled with hits such as “Body Talk”, “Dance”, and “Slip Of The Lip”. The year 1986 was ruled by metal and Ratt took part in leading the way in the glam metal scene. The song was also featured on the soundtrack for the Eddie Murphy movie The Golden Child from the same year.
Women loved Ratt, and the band said it best with the lyric: “Body talk, I see your body talk. You make my body talk, when your next to me.”
- Stephen Pearcy – Lead Vocals
- Warren DeMartini – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Robbin Crosby – Guitar, Lead Guitar on track 3 and 6, Backing Vocals
- Juan Croucier – Bass, Backing Vocals
- Bobby Blotzer – Drums