Stephen Pearcy and Dave Navarro perform unplugged version of Ratt’s “Lack of Communication”
Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro performed an unplugged rendition of Ratt‘s song “Lack of Communication” during the duo’s appearance on SiriusXM‘s Trunk Nation hosted by Eddie Trunk yesterday (on Monday, October 7, 2019).
The following message was posted by Navarro on his Facebook page yesterday:
“Big day for me. When @stephenperkinsdrummer and I were in high school we used to ditch and get to the clubs EARLY to see @ratt and hopefully meet the guys. Years later, I get the honor of joining @stevenepearcy on @eddietrunk today. Really grateful to be able to hang onto memories like that and take pause and grasp where I ended up. This guy was one of our inspirations back in the day! Thanks to @ratt and RIP to my ex room mate and pal #robincrosby“
The track “Lack of Communication” appears own Ratt‘s album Out of The Cellar, which was released back in 1984. Sleaze Roxx stated in its review of the record:
“When I listen to the record, what comes up first and foremost are the amazing melodies, Ratt‘s ability to let the songs breathe due to Stephen Pearcy‘s slower and well paced vocal delivery, and some truly kick ass and memorable guitar solos from Warren DeMartini. To me, Ratt were one of the first bands to incorporate tons of melodies and catchiness without compromising on the heavier aspects of a hard rock / heavy metal band. Interestingly, I wouldn’t categorize Ratt as “hard rock” but also wouldn’t label them as “heavy metal.” They walked that fine line of being heavier and sleazier than hard rock but not heavy enough to be considered heavy metal. The standout tracks on Out Of The Cellar are many from “Wanted Man” with its powerful intro, to the upbeat “You’re In Trouble”, to the hit single “Round And Round”, to the faster paced “She Wants Money” and “I’m Insane.” Just like that, I have named half the songs on the record. Perhaps the two most criminally underrated tracks are the heavier “The Morning After” and the fantastic album closer “Scene Of The Crime” which likely never got their just due to all of the other great songs on the album.”
Stephen Pearcy and Dave Navarro performing unplugged version of Ratt‘s “Lack of Communication”:
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