Dave Rat was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and has done a few things: tested games for Mattel, tested missiles for Hughes Aircraft, and tested the outer parameters of sonic savagery with his Rat Sound dealio. Sound engineer, sound equipment designer, developer of the Micro Wedge (ratsound.com), and provider of concert touring sound for Black Flag, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, REM, Jimmy Eat World, Bad Religion, The Bangles, Blink 182, Beck, The Cult, The Foo Fighters . . . is that enough? Cause there are a hell of a lot more names I could drop . . . damn, you guys are starting to piss me off.