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Tales of a RATT: Things You Are Not Supposed To Know Paperback – Apr 12 2010
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And it doesn't really even go in a chronological order, it's like a 5 year old hopped up on sugar on Halloween night wrote it. It's all over the place! Most of the pictures are of him and random family members, some of whom he doesn't even know the names of.
The only good things I can say about this book are that it's short (then again some of the chapters were just so stupid I literally skipped them). At the time of the writing he did at least give Stephen Pearcy credit for keeping up with some of the "clerical duties" of the corporation of the band while they fought him tooth and nail over the years for the rights to the name of the band. He devoted one short chapter to the loss of Robbin Crosby, but a lot of that was calling his ex-wife (Crosby's) out as a gold-digger.
If you want to read about the band Ratt, get Stephen Pearcy's book instead, it's actually all about the band. Before you think that I'm a huge Pearcy fan just hating on "The Blotz", let me say I think Pearcy has an enormous ego and is super arrogant, but at least his book was funny and about Ratt.
Apparently Bobby had help writing this self published book, I would hate to have read his original version, because with the help of two friends there are many typo's, grammatical errors and the layout of the book just does not have any order nor make any sense. It is also laden with half finished stories, which is frustrating since it is just when he is getting to the climax of the story, the sentence ends and he is on to another tale of his life. Bobby also repeats himself continually which is also frustrating.
The good points are, there are some funny stories about various rock stars, so if you are a fan of the 80's hair bands, it has some pretty good points. However, while reading Bobby's perspective, you start to question his integrity, since he often refers to himself as a rock god, but then seems to question himself and then resort to the fact that Ratt were and still are popular, but were no icons. He also has some not so nice things to say about many of the bands and their members of the 80's hair band era. I especially thought his rant about Kevin Dubrow was in poor taste, since Kevin is no longer with us.
This book is also very pricey considering he published it on his own.
Never once does Blotzer's story become cliched or old. The relations he's had over the years as a PI-RATT with fellow RATT band members and crazy metal heads are described in vivid detail and will make you wish you were a part of the Sunset Strip in 1983. His descriptions of a boat outing gone bad with Def Leppard members Phil Collen and the deceased Steve Clark will keep you on the edge of your seat. The highs and lows with RATT are also laid bare for the world to see. If you like Motley Crue, then stories of throwing food out of the window with a young and brash Tommy Lee are only a slice of the mayhem you'll enjoy! Cocaine, booze, classy women and a churlish Stephen Pearcy -- it's all here for pure PI-RATT debauchery for the world to eat up.
So enjoy this immature mess.
So many musicians don't give you any financial details in an understandable way. Reading of the business of Ratt was quite insightful. I couldn't put it down and there were even some laugh out loud chapters.
I highly recomend this book for any 80's metal fan.