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The United Hates

by David Rat

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The long-awaited digital LP from poet/author/no wave pioneer David Rat.

DAVID RAT was an expatriate American author and former drummer/composer for pioneering New York No Wave legends RAT AT RAT R. Rat At Rat R were the third in an unholy triumvirate (along with Swans and Sonic Youth) which was a major force in New York City noise rock in the early to mid ’80s and helped establish alternative music as we know it today. His checkered past (though a little blurry) is filled with tiny glimpses of beauty, trash, misery, hate and hope.

After years of relative obscurity, David has revived his career as an artist with a new memoir and a reissued, remastered edition of the first Rat At Rat R album Amer-$ide. David emigrated to Brazil, where in addition to being a recording artist and an author (his memoir, Happy Ending,was also published in 2014), he became a Professor de Inglês. Of his three careers, he enjoyed and was most proud of his role as a teacher, because he believed encouraging young people is the single most effective way he could make a difference. By helping them to believe in themselves and communicate more effectively on a global scale, they can form bonds and friendships around the world and work together to achieve a more peaceful and compassionate existence.

David enjoyed the kindness, warmth and sunshine of South America along with his wife Gracie, stepdaughter Nathalie and border collie Lady. David also has a son James, in the United Kingdom, who was the love of his life and has been the inspiration for most of his work. David tragically passed in early 2018, and we miss him very much.


released July 1, 2014

Produced, mixed and mastered by Damien Colaprette at Estudios Abismo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. www.estudiosabismo.com

Juan Valente - Guitars/Treatments
Samot Buron - Guitars
Loli Tineo - Guitars/Vocals
Fer Spectro - Bass
German Loretti - Drums
Diana Parsons - Mini-Tron/Vocals
Ariel Pukacz - Sax
Damian Colaprette - Guitars/Keys


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