Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

Following the success of the album, UB40 decided to record a new “sister” studio album. The eventual album, UB40, saw release in 1988 and contained eleven further tracks, including the single “Dancing with the Devil”.
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Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

“Rat in Mi Kitchen” is a song and single written and performed by British group, UB40. It features Herb Alpert on trumpet and was the sixth track on their album Rat in the Kitchen. Released in 1986, it reached Number 12 on the UK charts in 1987, staying for seven weeks.
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Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

In the U.K., UB40 were major stars, and this album was their sixth Top Ten hit, featuring the singles “Sing Your Own Song,” “All I Want to Do,” and “Rat in Mi Kitchen.” In the U.S., the group remained a developing act with a modest following, but they were only able to score a hit by covering a previous hit like “I Got You, Babe.” Rat in the Kitchen did nothing to change that, although it was, as usual, a tuneful collection of reggae.
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Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

Although, like many UB40 songs, it is attributed to the whole group, the song was written by Astro. At the time lead singer Ali Campbell had just moved into a new home in Balsall Heath, Birmingham and was troubled by rodents. When asked by Astro if he has any ideas for new songs he replied, “Oh God, I don’t care about the album for a minute, I’ve got a rat in the kitchen!” Astro, who sings lead vocals on the song, wrote the track in response.
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Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

About “Rat in Mi Kitchen” This track was written by Astro, in response to Ali Campbell being troubled by rodents in his new home, which he had just moved into at the time. The rat in the kitchen refers to Margaret Thatcher, who was the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom at the time. Herb Alpert, who is the co-founder of A&M records, features on trumpet.

Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

This track was written by Astro, in response to Ali Campbell being troubled by rodents in his new home, which he had just moved into at the time. The rat in the kitchen refers to Margaret Thatcher, who was the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom at the time.
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Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen

This track was written by Astro, in response to Ali Campbell being troubled by rodents in his new home, which he had just moved into at the time. The rat in the kitchen refers to Margaret Thatcher, who was the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom at the time. Herb Alpert, who is the co-founder of A&M records, features on trumpet.

Ub40 Rat In Mi Kitchen