- I Want a Woman
Infobox Single |
Name = I Want a Woman
from Album = Reach for the Sky
Released = 1988
Format = Vinyl LP, Cassette, CD
Recorded = 1988
Length = 3:58
Label = Atlantic
Chart position =
Last single = "Body Talk"
This single = "I Want a Woman"
Next single = "
Way Cool Jr."
"I Want a Woman" is a
songby glam metalband Ratt. It is the second track on their fourth album Reach for the Sky and the first single released by Atlantic Recordsto promote the album. The song is also on their greatest hits album, Ratt & Roll 81-91.
The song's somewhat derisive lyrical focus is directed at the materialistic, self-minded, and mostly teenaged
groupiesthe band had encountered throughout the years in which they enjoyed chart success. Paradoxically, the entirety of the music videoproduced for the song features a seemingly endless stream of young groupies at a Ratt concert. Many within the fanbase of the group posit that this was yet another display of Ratt's infamously ironic sense of humor.Fact|date=November 2007 Detractors, however, point to the band's decadent history as indicative of the song's hypocritical (and the band's underlyingly misogynistic) nature.Fact|date=May 2007
There was certainly a vocal sector of the public that felt cheated and lied to by Stephen Pearcy's lyrics.Fact|date=May 2007 This would precipitate the band's detachment from its fans, as well as the record buying public's disillusion with glam metal in general.Fact|date=May 2007 These factors proved vital in the success of the
grungeand alternative genres a few years later, as those genres espoused decidedly more low-key and even defeatist worldviews diametric to the flamboyant and self-assured glam metal of the 1980s.Fact|date=May 2007
Over the years, the song has featured prominently on the band's set list and was featured in television series "
Beavis and Butthead" in 1995. The song has proven itself to be of continuous cultural relevance as it is still heavily debated over in musicand pop-culturecircles.Fact|date=May 2007 It is also cited as a sterling example of how deep-grooved bluesand hard rockcan coexist harmoniously within the parameters of a song.Fact|date=May 2007
"I Want a Woman" was composed by Ratt members
Robbin Crosby, Juan Croucier, Bobby Blotzer, Stephen Pearcyand producer Beau Hill.
#"I Want a Woman" - 3:58
#"What I'm After" - 3:35
Stephen Pearcy- Vocals
Warren DeMartini- co-Lead Guitar
Robbin Crosby- co-Lead Guitar
Juan Croucier- Bass Guitar
Bobby Blotzer- Drums
*Reach for the Sky
* [http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/R/ratt-lyrics/ratt-i-want-a-woman-lyrics.htm/ Lyrics]
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