Out of the Cellar is the debut studio album by heavy metal band Ratt. Released in 1984, it is currently certified as triple platinum by the RIAA.
Produced by Beau Hill, Out of the Cellar features Ratt's best-known hit, "Round and Round". It also contains other singles that performed well on the charts, such as "Wanted Man", "Lack of Communication" and a re-recorded version of "Back for More". The latter song originally appeared on the Ratt EP. "In Your Direction" was a song that Pearcy wrote and had since Mickey Ratt; "I'm Insane" and "Scene of the Crime" were songs Crosby had co-written and performed with his pre-Ratt band, Mac Meda, featuring future Riverdogs vocalist Rob Lamothe. In 2008, "Round and Round" and "I'm Insane" were featured in The Wrestler.
Wanted Man was co-written by bassist Joey Cristofanilli. Cristofanilli briefly substituted for Juan Croucier, who was also a member of Dokken at the time.
The model on the album cover is Tawny Kitaen, better known for her appearances in Whitesnake music videos, and the same year's teen-aimed film Bachelor Party. As she was the long-time girlfriend to guitarist Robbin Crosby at that time, Kitaen also appeared in the "Back For More" music video.