The Good Rats at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Rolling Stone Magazine has labeled The Good Rats as "the world's most famous unknown band." Rock stars like Kiss, Jon Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel, along with celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell, and many others, are among the many fans of the Good Rats. The band is extremely proud to have been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame and has opened up for such great artist as Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, The Grateful Dead, Kiss, Journey, and many other prominent musicians. The Rats have also performed at Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Spectrum, the Nassau Coliseum, the Hammersmith Odeon in England, Holleder Stadium in Rochester, and many more prestigious venues.
The Good Rats released their eponymous debut album in 1969. Although the lineup has changed significantly over time (the group broke up at the end of the '80s and reformed with different members in the late '90s), the band has continued to perform and release albums over the course of its long career. The Rats' best-known release is 1974's album Tasty, whose tracks "Injun Joe," "Papa Poppa," "Back to My Music," and "The Songwriter," all of which received significant FM radio airplay. More recent albums include Tasty Seconds (1996), Let's Have Another Beer (2000), and Play Dum (2002).