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    Posted: 26 Apr 2020 at 3:28pm

I generally hate the insurance company ads but this is pretty good. Probably because of the music. Don't think I ever heard of Ratt before but I could listen to this for a while.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Apr 2020 at 4:09pm

Yeah, I like that one too.

Always liked that song.

I think that's the only Ratt song I'm familiar with.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Apr 2020 at 5:41pm
I think Mr. C might say....Hey, we have a thread for that!  People like me, who try to remember what we read. Keep up on current posts and do a search to be kind to other members.

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I searched on rat and came up with nothing before posting, at least on the first page of search results I looked at.
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Originally posted by atikovi atikovi wrote:

I searched on rat and came up with nothing before posting, at least on the first page of search results I looked at.


That's 'cuz the word "rat" (or "ratt") appears nowhere in that other post. It's in the video deascription, but that doesn't count.

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tsk tsk such poor forum ETIQUETTE..naughty NAUGHTY

ok i got that out of my system--now the AD? the reason this forum EXISTS?

yeah theres yer ONE Ratt song u will ever need right there..strangely,
yes, that song is infinitely listenable but Stephan from Ratt-lead singer-
looks like the UNDEAD at this point in his 'career'-shilling for GEICO
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Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

tsk tsk such poor forum ETIQUETTE..naughty NAUGHTY

ok i got that out of my system--now the AD? the reason this forum EXISTS?

yeah theres yer ONE Ratt song u will ever need right there..strangely,
yes, that song is infinitely listenable but Stephan from Ratt-lead singer-
looks like the UNDEAD at this point in his 'career'-shilling for GEICO

I did a little reading up on them and was surprised to find out that even though they only had one big hit song that's instantly recognizable and associated with them, they were actually very successful in terms of popularity, and record sales.

Per Wikipedia, Ratt... "...had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA. The group is perhaps best known for hit singles such as "Round and Round" and "Lay It Down", tracks that ranked on Billboard's top 40 at No. 12 and No. 40, respectively,"

I'm guessing they made (and went through) a pretty good bit of money.

The money from this Geico ad is probably going into their retirement fund.

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I wasn't into them or that kind of music at all, but I've always known the name. That would make them pretty big.

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Geico should have gone with Mike Jackson!



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote atikovi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2020 at 4:47pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I wasn't into them or that kind of music at all, but I've always known the name. That would make them pretty big.


Weren't they the ones that came out with Rat Scratch Fever?
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Originally posted by atikovi atikovi wrote:

Weren't they the ones that came out with Rat Scratch Fever?

Never heard of any song by that name, though apparently there's a quite fun looking movie....


The only similar sounding song I know of is that one by "The Nuge" back in his pre-rightwing goofball, gun stroker days....



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uuhh RAT scratch fever MAY be a take-off on the O.G. known as Cat Scratch Fever by everyones crazy uncle Teddy..hello? People?

My Ted story is we attended a day long concert in Denver mostly to see Ted but by the time he SWUNG onto the stage in his loincloth we were so fatigued by music we left about 4 songs in-he was damn loud & obnoxious-of course
The Rockets-The Cars-Heart & Teddy-that was a  long ass day

i always took Ratt to be a sleazier Aerosmith knockoff myself-much like Buckcherry who we may see on some kind of 'retro' ad at some point in THEIR 'career'
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Okay. here's the poop from someone who knows. I was a R&R DJ when the band and the album came out. The band's name is "RATT" ... 2 T's. This was in the mid 80's when heavy metal mated with hair bands. This is the result. Actually, if I had not HAD to play it all the time, I would have liked it. To hear it now is like a 'Nam flashback.
I DO appreciate the humor of the ad though.
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If you've got a Ratt problem, just set out a trap loaded with a contagiously diseased hooker (bait and poison together...) 
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Some blow would help as well as probably some Cialis for Stephan...
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Hate the band, hate their music, hate that ad ..
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Ah, yes... Ratt. Dead ... I used to have MTV on non-stop in the summertime in the mid '80s. This was one of those bands that whenever they were on I would roll my eyes and channel surf for a few minutes.
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Not that I am a fan of the Band Poison or anything, but it would be kind of funny if they said they took care of them with Poison and then show the band Poison singing one of their songs. But then again Peta would probably get all butt hurt over the commercial lol
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Clapcan Cinderella be involved in this some how?

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