The Rats were a punk band from Portland, Oregon formed in the early eighties from the ashes of a garage band called The Lollipop Shoppe. Mississippi records continues to reissue the band’s long out of print catalog with the release of Intermittent Signals, the band’s second album. Mid tempo, angst-ridden punk delivered matter of factly with undistorted guitars that combine ratchety riffs and driving bass lines. There are two songs criticizing the radio. Damn radio.
–Billups Allen (Mississippi)