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Givin' Yourself Away

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments17 Comments

One of RATT's most underrated - and exquisite songs - is "Givin' Yourself Away." There was never a video for this song - until now.

Metal Sludge is down a lot these days, but every once in awhile I still get on and see what fellow rock fans are saying. Much to my surprise I found someone had discovered the lost video of "Givin' Yourself Away."

The song is featured on the Detonator album - definitely one of the band's best efforts. RATT released Detonator in 1990 and the album also features "Shame, Shame, Shame" and "One Step Away."

"Givin' Yourself Away" has always been one of my favorite RATT songs. The video is such a great find - it isn't slick and it shows the band toward the end of their prime era. For that reason, watching the clip is a little bittersweet. This video also shows just a few shots of a very happy Robbin Crosby.  

Here is the clip. Please watch and enjoy. I can't wait for your comments.


Reader Comments (17)

Awesome song, thanks for the video. The person who never made that song and "One Step Away" the first two singles from the album should be hung out to dry. They pissed away millions of dollars because those two songs would've made that album a top seller for sure.
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDrCrue
Hi Allyson..Thanks for the great article and video..I never even knew they had a video for this..I love "One step away"..Hope you and Eric had a great weekend and talk to you soon =)
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAV RATT SONGS EVER THANX ALLYSON
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
I love Ratt. Love this tune.
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
RATT N ROLL!!!!!!
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Pretty cool, esp. since it's not your typical RATT tune.
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Cool Beans Allyson!Thanks for the vid, as I've never saw it before, or even had any idea that they made a video for that song.
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGary
It's kind of odd they didn't put it on the DVD, would have made a cool extra. Or is it there and I didn't notice ?
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Love the song...and it's cool to see a video for it!
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Thanks! What a rare find...
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
THANK YOU!! I love this song to bits, ever since I first heard it on Ratt&Roll, the greatest hits cd. There's something about it that gets me.

I love, love this blog.
March 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJess
Love the song, always my favorite from Detonator. And seeing a video for it was cool, even though it looks like there are only 2 guys in the band and three hired guns. I like Warren's playing as much as the next guitar playing, but more of the live shots would have been cool.
March 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Man, I am a huge Ratt fan, but I have to say, this video was shot when the end was near and it shows. Stephen Pearcy looks ridiculous: Hockey knee pads, what the Hell? And considering what happened to Robbin Crosby after that album, frankly it's kind of heartbreaking. It doesn't view like a great lost video so much as a snapshot of a plane as it falls out of the sky shortly before it crashes and burns. Sad.
March 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKangal
They are my favorite band of all time! Thanks, even though I have this video on my youtube channel. I still love watching it!
April 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMikki Metal
OMG Thank you so much!

I never knwe about this song or cared about it but it RULEZ! thank you for posting it and also listen to Ratt's One Step Away!
April 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
thanx allyson...just found out about the songs a week ago...definitely one of the best ratt's song...it has still now got everything to be a single...got the rythm, cot the riff, got robbin and warren on guitar...ratt live.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterluca
hi..I just discovered your journals and my, it really blew me away. now, to think that Lovin you is a dirty job was the 1st single from Detonator..what was label thinking back then ?
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDrumbashing

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