many moons ago, when ratt first emerged, they were, indeed, a METAL band (by the definition of that era.) however, the term AND the music style has changed so much that they don't really fit TODAY's definition.
semantics, but accurate semantics.
but, ratt sucked then and they suck today. no argument, there.
nah. i'm pretty sure ol' frank kozik was putting mr. charles 'no-name' manson (son of man, get it?) on posters long before i ever did it. the earliest killer i used was my old buddy ted bundy. i think that was on a t-shirt, though. it had blood dripping from his beautiful manly smile. what a stud.
however, the earliest i put a suicide was in about 77 - that who jumped off the "hollywood" sign. put her posed atop the sign on a film poster (standing on the letter she dove from). i thought was really a laff riot.
my first t-shirt design was a drawing of crawling piece of shit. no joke. around 1973 or so.