RATT Drummer Bobby Blotzer’s VERY COOL ’80s Timeline – 2022
❤️❤️❤️ I’m a ’60s, ’70s kid, but I was there the whole ride when you guys were 10-20 years behind me. I loved the ’80s.
My marriage to Jeni April 12th, 1980
My first son Michael February 11th, 1982
Join up with Ratt March 12th, 1982
RATT signed to Atlantic July 27, 1983, after we play Beverly Theatre.
My 2nd Son Marcus August 16th, 1983
We go in and demo 3 songs with Ratt producer Beau Hill August 25-27
Ratt starts recording Out of the Cellar Sept 10, 1983
Bobby and Juan argue about gas money getting to and from studio in Santa Monica from South Bay, 18 miles each way.
Gas was $.57 a gallon. 🤷♂️🙄
Finish Out of the Cellar Oct 27, 1983
Still out of gas.
Finally get our splits from a 7-record $20,000,000 record deal.
Buy Gas! Still using this kind of ☎️
Feb/ 1984-ish, Out of the Cellar comes out, we leave on tour.
Can’t afford gas for tour bus, we come back home!! (just kiddin’)
225 shows later, my kids started crawling/walkin. I come home not knowing what city I’m in .
Multi-millions in bank. Buy house, cars for us and mom.
Gas has risen to a staggering $.60 a gallon, out of gas again!!!
❤️ you and the ’80s
Sep 2022 complete gas costs $5.65 a gallon. Missing ’60s-’70s-’80s-’90s bad.