Robbin Crosby ~ General Biography

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  1. 67blackcherry

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    Looks like Tawney dodged a bullet....er, knife...but I think Robbin would've kicked his ass.
     
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  2. Kallie

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    1984

    O.J. Simpson {Age; 37}
    Tawny Kitaen {Age; 23}

    That 'dirty old man'.

    Check out this video from {1994}, with Robbin Crosby talking about
    Tawny Kitaen and O.J. Simpson.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQtwIwAGoVChMI7o2OurzRyAIVAaKACh3cuw5K&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6s_bs2Epbw&usg=AFQjCNEPqeSMk_Of8pW_59yf9JXkmjXxMQ&sig2=PsAHpFZ62C13C1UUJJIuuQ

     
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  3. Snottyboy

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    ...the kind you don't bring home to mother...
     
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  4. Kallie

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    November 30, 1984

    Robbin Crosby, Photographer - Neil Zlozower and Nikki Sixx.

    The '3' of them decided on a Club Med Vacation to the Caribbean {Martinique}.

    Robbin wanted to rest, and try to write some new songs following the grueling
    1984 tour with his band {Ratt}. Ratt had ended their tour on November 10th
    in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    After his Tawny Kitaen and O.J. Simpson altercation in mid-November, Robbin
    couldn't wait for his buddy {Nikki Sixx} to return back home.

    Photographer - Neil Zlozower was friends with both Hard Rockers, and was in
    for some relaxation and partying himself.

    Nikki Sixx had just come back from a European Tour with his band {Motley Crue}.
    Their tour had ended on November 19th in England.

    By now, Nikki Sixx was a 'full-blown' Heroin addict.

    Robbin was now heavily into Heroin, but he was smoking it.

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  5. Kallie

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    December 15, 1984

    Robbin Crosby returned from a 2-Week vacation in the Caribbean on Martinique.

    Robbin arrived back in Los Angeles, just in time to receive a Double Platinum Record
    for 'Out Of The Cellar'.

    Certification Dates ................. Sales ............. Status
    * June 27, 1984 ................ 500,000 units ..... Gold
    * August 6, 1984 ............. 1,000,000 units .... Platinum
    * December 13, 1984 ....... 2,000,000 units .... Double Platinum

    Robbin Crosby >

    I never thought beyond my wildest dreams that we would be here. I knew that
    we would do good, but nothing like this.

    I guess I'm going to have to buy a house, a few cars and get some more Guitars.

    With all the success that we've had, we still get ripped apart by the critics. It's
    crazy, but 'Creem' Magazine has just listed us as one of the '10' worst new acts
    out there.

     
  6. Kallie

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    Robbin Crosby >

    I can take the critics {Creem Magazine} calling us one of the '10' worst new
    acts. I'd rather be on that list than not. That must mean we accomplished
    something.

    The facts are the facts. When we released 'Out Of The Cellar {March 27, 1984},
    we had little publicity or big financial backing from our label {Atlantic Records}.

    Thru the end of June {in only 3-months} the album went 'Gold" {500,000 units}.

    Once the Music Video "Round and Round" was released, sales went thru the Roof.
    The album was a 'bullet'.

    In the next 5-Weeks {thru August 6th} we sold another 1/2 Million records. They were
    selling at 100,000 units per week.

    We had reached {1,000,000 units} 'Platinum' status in less than 5-months.

    From August 6th thru December 13th we sold another 1,000,000 albums. Now we
    have surpassed {2,000,000 units}. That's 'Double Platinum'.

    Despite what the music critics have written, we have had an incredible run. Not too
    many Rock Bands can say that for a debut album with little backing.


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    I saw the same tour at SIU in Carbondale. It was strange because the only used half the arena. They sounded great like that though. Was a huge fan after that show. Just a short time later they came back and Bon Jovi opened for them in the full arena. They killed it both times. Robbin had a broken leg at the time. He was hobbling around with a cast on his leg. Still pulled of the choreographed stage moves they had at the time.
     
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    Didn't know Paul Stanley was in Ratt. Love the puffy jacket.
     
  9. Kallie

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    1985 Interview

    Robbin Crosby and Bobby Blotzer

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  10. Kallie

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    Bingo,

    According to Robbin Crosby,

    It was his idea for the Music Video for "Wanted Man". Also financially backed by
    Manager - Marshall Berle {who is in the Video as the Sheriff}.

    Ratt had performed a concert in Corpus Christi on July 28, 1984. That night after
    their performance, they boarded the Tour Bus and headed to some old Cowboy Town
    to film the video the next day.

    Robbin, Stephen Pearcy, and ex-Ratt band member Joey Cristofanilli wrote this
    song in 1983.


    [​IMG]


     
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  11. Kallie

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    KERRANG ! {January 1985}

    It was Manager - Marshall Berle and Robbin Crosby who were the driving force
    behind the band.

    They had the vision of building the band into serious Tour Monsters.

    Robbin Crosby >
    We could be as big as Van Halen. Stephen {Pearcy} has that type of presence
    on stage to front us.

    My style is fairly simple. I try to be flexible, and let Warren {DeMartini} do his
    stuff. He's more flashy than me. I want to show diginity and grace. Much like my
    'idol' Billy Gibbons.

    Oh, I still like to lay down some serious 'chord clips'. But I still like to stay with
    a simple style.

    We just 'headlined' 5 shows in a row {December 26th thru December 31st} with
    Lita Ford as our support act. We'll now take a short break in early 1985, before
    heading to Japan for a real serious tour run.



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  12. Kallie

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    Robbin Crosby >

    I'm not sure why some of the Music Critics and Music Magazines railed against us.

    We never ever 'Dogged' a show. At least 'Circus Magazine' thought that we were
    a pretty good band.

    They voted as the 'Best New Band' for 1984, and also had us as having the
    'Best Single' for {"Round and Round"}.

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  13. Kallie

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    Robbin Crosby >

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    They {Magazines} always want me for interviews. I guess I'm the 'King Ratt'. But
    we are all equal brothers in this band.

    We have been in every Music Magazine out there. See, its all about image. Yes, you
    have to play and have good tunes, but you better present yourself as a fashion-type,
    or you'll get over-looked.

    Look at the list of Magazines we have been in. And we've only been touring for little
    over 1-Year. All of the articles have been pretty positive. Yes, we get hit with a bad
    one every once in a while, but that is part of the Rock and Roll business.

    You just have to be yourself, and try to have a good time while you're on the ride.
    I have come to grips that you can't make everyone happy. You just do the best that
    you can, and let the chips fall where they may.


    Yes, I do read all the Music Magazines. I like to stay up on the current reviews of other
    bands as well as Ratt. Most of the articles have real good back information stuff. But
    there a few wild articles as well. Some are really F***ing funny.

    The only 'ridiculous' Magazine cover was from 'Creem' {February 1985}. They pitted
    us against our friends, Motley Crue. Just silly S***.

    They actually had Vince Neil and Stephen Pearcy on the front cover, with the blurb
    line Battle Of The Bulge !

    They had photo's of both Vince and Stephen on stage, with their legs open and showing
    their packed junk. When I first saw the Magazine cover I laughed my Ass off.

    Creem
    Circus
    Kerrang !
    Burrn !
    Hit Parader
    Metal Rock 'n' Roll
    Guitar World
    Metal Edge
    RIP
    Movie Mirror
    In Rock
    Metal
    Crash
    Hard Rock
    Heroes
    Rock Fever
    Guitar Player
    Young Guitar
    Music Life
    Blast !
    Screamer
    Hard Force
    Rolling Stone
    Billboard
    Metal Muscle
    Rock Show
    Rock Beat
    BAM
    Metal Hammer
    Rock Scene
    Metal Shop
    L.A. Rocks
    Metal Shop


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    Just caught a commercial for a new show, Wicked City, which is supposed to take place in early 80's LA.
    There was a venue marquis in the shot and at a very quick glance, the band was Mickey Ratt.
     
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    Yes, I saw that as well! Too funny.
     
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    Cool thread -- dug Ratt back in the day. One of the few "hair bands" I really liked.
     
  17. Kallie

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    Mickey Ratt {1981}

    Stephen Pearcy was regarded as a Street-Punk who could barely sing.

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    Mickey Ratt {1982}


    Robbin Crosby joins 'Mickey Ratt'.

    Here, Robbin jams with 'Bassist' Matt Thorr.

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  18. Kallie

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    Mickey Ratt {1982}

    Robbin Crosby had just joined Stephen Pearcy's 'garage band'.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCwQtwIwBGoVChMIiZH5hsXjyAIVjEcmCh0V8Axu&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEiuY6BRbcA&usg=AFQjCNGkNPbt4e2Ix6P0a8qdlFqyzCpcnQ&sig2=dSD_kQyJM_JYpliAa6ZX8g

    This song is so close to "This Fire Burns Tonight" from UFO.
    Album > 'No Place To Run' {1980}.

    Just speed it up, and there you have it.
     
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    Yep. I saw TS & Ratt back then, and lead guitar chops excluded, TS owned them. Besides Dee & Marco, AJ Pero on drums was a powerhouse. Dee really is a great frontman. Just ready his book, which was great, too.
     
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    Good Job Brooks.

    Dee Snider, the most under-rated Front-Man ever.

    I was the Head Bartender at Club Gemini {Yorktown Heights, New York}
    from 1977 thru 1980.

    'Twisted Sister' was at our club nearly every Wednesday Night in 1977 and 1978.
    They were the best club band in the Tri-State area in their early-days.

    There has been nothing like them since.
     
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