Album of the Day
After nearly a decade in the hard rock trenches, DETONATOR marked the end of an era for Ratt; it would prove to be the final release by the classic ’80s line-up. For their fifth studio set, the Los Angeles quintet swapped out longtime producer Beau Hill for hitmaker Desmond Child, who adds an unusual degree of polish to the sound and also lends a hand with songwriting - “Lovin' You's A Dirty Job,” “Shame, Shame, Shame” and power ballad “Givin' Yourself Away” all made terrific singles. The performances are just as solid as the songs, with vocalist Stephen Pearcy and lead guitarist Warren DeMartini taking command of every track. Released on this day in 1990, DETONATOR is yet another explosive album from one of the defining bands of glam metal.