“Actually, this is hard because I have three albums that are tied for the number one spot: KISS Alive!, Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads Tribute, and Ratt’s Out Of The Cellar. But if I had to pick one for the desert island, it would be Out Of The Cellar.
“I was in seventh grade and I saw the Round And Round video on MTV. Immediately, I fell in love with the song, and I begged my mom to buy the record for me. I couldn’t stop listening to it. To a kid in Knoxville, Tennessee, living through Hit Parader and Circus magazines, it was absolutely magical.
“Wanted Man, Back For More, In Your Direction – what a bunch of cool, guitar-riff tunes. Warren DeMartini pretty much gets all of the spotlight, but Robbin Crosby was awesome. He wasn’t a shredder – he did more of the rhythms, holding down the fort and doing the bluesy, bend-y stuff – but when he did take a solo, it was big. His leads were almost more memorable than Warren’s in a way.”