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April 16, 2020 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Geico's latest insurance ad features a Ratt problem with Stephen Pearcy and the band

Geico's Ratt problem ad
As a fan of Ratt, beginning in the 80s, I love that this ad is refocusing attention on them today!
Geico insurance have been creating parody ads for quite some time and they're actually pretty funny in most cases. Their latest features a couple discussing a rat problem in their home, but it turns out to be a Ratt infestation with the renowned 80s rock band, Ratt and their hit song, "Round And Round."

The band has undergone several line-up changes and in-fighting, but the current iteration is featured in the ad with original singer Stephen Pearcy, who has put out a few really good solo albums. I believe they were in the process of recording a new Ratt album prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

Geico has had a few other rockers on their ad roster. In 2012, Eddie Money sang "Two Tickets to Paradise" as a travel agent and Europe performed "The Final Countdown" in an office break room. Not to take away from Geico's ad brilliance - I love the 2012 Honda Pilot ad where the family road-trip bypasses the usual songs for an a cappella foray into Ozzy's Crazy Train.

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