Invasion of Your Privacy by Ratt
Invasion of Your Privacy was released in 1985, peaked at Number 7 and went double platinum. Ratt, a heavy metal band from the 1980s and best known for songs such as “Round and Round,” “Wanted Man,” and “Lay It Down”, was very influential in the formation of Los Angeles hard rock and glam metal scene during the early 1980s. Invasion of Your Privacy was Ratt’s second studio album.
The Invasion of Your Privacy album cover shows a voyeuristic view of a beautiful girl undressing in her bedroom which perfectly supports the album’s title. The record album’s sexual lyrics and the album cover photograph drew the attention of the Parents Music Resource Center,”PMRC”, who wanted to put a parental advisory label on the record album. The girl on the album cover is Playboy model Marianne Gravatte, who also appeared in the “Lay It Down” music video.
Marianne Gravatte graduated from Arcadia High School and was Playmate of the Month for the October 1982 issue of Playboy magazine. She was also chosen the 1983 Playmate of the Year. She was featured again in “Playmate Revisited” in April 1994. She also appeared in the video for Ric Ocasek’s “Something To Grab” from his solo debut album Beatitude.
The photograph used on the Invasion of Your Privacy album cover was done by photographer Nels Israelson. While an undergraduate at Loyola Marymount University, Nels Israelson began photographing local rock bands in the Los Angeles area, which later led to him shooting album covers for artists such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jackson Browne, RATT, and Def Leppard.
Other albums by Ratt:
Out of the Cellar (1984)
Dancing Undercover (1986)
Reach for the Sky (1988)