Cover for Nasty Ratz’s ‘First Bite’ album banned for digital version
The cover for Czech sleaze rockers Nasty Ratz‘s debut album First Bite has apparently been banned when it comes to digital outlets. Perhaps Nasty Ratz‘s original cover for First Bite should be part of Sleaze Roxx‘s Censored section.
The following message was posted in part on Sleaszy Rider Records‘ Facebook page on February 12, 2018:
“The debut album of Czech Glam/hard rockers Nasty Ratz “First Bite” is available for streaming and download on all fine digital stores. Check it!
The original front cover is banned, and we had to use minimal version to bring at least the music to the masses.
If you buy the digital version, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will send you the original cover.”
Sleaze Roxx‘s review of First Bite states: “A Sleaze Roxx reader brought Nasty Ratz‘s album cover for First Bite to my attention a while ago. One look at the record cover prompted me to add First Bite to Sleaze Roxx’s “New Releases” section without having even heard one song. You see, Nasty Ratz’s album cover for First Bite just screams sleaze rock. For some reason, it reminds me of W.A.S.P.‘s infamous torture track during their “Fuck Like A Beast” era. Nasty Ratz‘s cover for First Bite is the kind of album cover that really only sleaze type rockers would come up with. My subsequent listens of Nasty Ratz confirmed my assumption that this was indeed a sleaze type rock band.”