Same here with Dancing being my first Ratt album. I heard Slip of the Lip on the radio and was hooked. Saved up some money and sent off for the Warren DeMartini Learn To Burn ripoff lol. I quickly bought up the EP, Cellar and Invasion. Anxiously awaited Reach For The Sky.... It went thud at the time. Way Cool Jr had to be a left over from Areosmith's Permanent Vacation. I bought Detonator the day SRV died. When I put it on and heard Shame Shame Shame I thought I was in for a great album. It was better than Reach at least. Then they started having issues with Robbin. They were supposed to be in concert in KC in '91 with Motley Crue headlining and Ratt with Lita Ford opening and I had tix. Ultimate line-up in my opinion. Next thing I knew Ratt dropped out and the tour picked up Bonham. I sold my tix because it was only Ratt I wanted to see. So my guess is that is about the time Robbin was let go or something. Reach is a better album for me today than it was in the late 80s. When there is nothing on the radio that compete with it its really not bad. A lot of hardcore Ratt fans thought Dancing was weak also but I didn't see it that way.