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Quiet Riot

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Los Angeles, United States (1975 – 1989, 1991 – 2007, 2010 – present)

Quiet Riot is an American band whose 1983 chart topping success helped pave the way for the scene’s next decade of commercial prominence. They are best known for their ‘Metal Health’ album, which displaced Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album from the #1 chart spot. Their tunes “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)” and “Cum on Feel the Noize” in particular continue to receive widespread airplay.

They were founded in 1975 by guitarist Randy Rhoads (later associated with Ozzy Osbourne) with the original lineup of Kevin DuBrow (whose Steve Marriott influenced vocals powered most of their hits) alongside Kelly Garni (bass) and Drew Forsyth (drums). They initially released albums in 1977 and 1978, featuring heavy covers of British invasion era acts The Small Faces and Dave Clark Five, and their work was picked up for release in Japan only.

After Rhoads left, with him replaced by guitarist Carlos Cavazo, Quiet Riot had still had failed to break out of the Los Angeles metal scene with a record contract (unlike their hit British Invasion covering contemporaries Van Halen). Quiet Riot eventually scored a deal with Columbia Records, and their second stateside single was “Cum on Feel the Noize”, a remake of the U.K. hit tune by Slade in 1973. Quiet Riot’s version opened up a new world for the group. Their song became the first single to make the ‘Top 5’ on Billboard Magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ singles chart, spending two weeks at the #5 slot.

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  • blyoung305

    Well, just got the new album and it sound like a bunch of demos. Very poorly produced and recorded. The live tracks are pretty rough too, but you'd expect that. No excuse on the new tracks.

    30 Jul 8:27am Reply
  • blyoung305

    Is anybody listening to the new album with Jizzy Pearl that was released at the end of June?

    30 Jul 6:25am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Good stuff! It's so cool that their Metal Health album beat Michael Jackson's Thriller! Take that, Jacko! :P

    20 Jul 2:43am Reply
  • D1MA16

    Классная группа

    2 Jul 9:13pm Reply
  • monkeythumbs9

    Best band ever I love these guys!

    25 Jun 10:47pm Reply
  • Romulus666

    Sounds like all the rest

    28 Apr 4:49pm Reply
  • orange_90

    Awesome band! [2]

    19 Apr 4:51pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Bang Your Head!

    11 Mar 3:48pm Reply
  • Metalgurrl666

    One of the best 80s Glam/Party/Hair Metal Bands for sure! Won't ever be the same without Kevin...but I wish so much they'd come to Germany again. Would love to see them live here so much, though I miss both Randy and Kevin, still it would bring back some great memories to hear these songs live again! Bang your head!!!

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheMetalus

    cool band

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • star_shaped_man

    So many tags for Metal Health. On the CD it's definitely just "Metal Health" . Shame because it's one of their best tunes easily better than Cum On Feel The Noize for me.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • CrimsonFlag

    Metal Health is full of great songs. not only Slade cover

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    always liked these guys, but just found out a couple of months ago they had like 2 or 3 cds actually out b4 metal health, with randy rhoads. Pretty damn good if y'all wanna try 2 find them & check 'em out

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MetalFranker

    funny band, don't listen it often but it's great now and then.

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Awesome band!

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • anthraxfan

    Hail metalheads! I want to introduce you my band called Eternal Fever. We're from Poland and we playe thrash metal. Listen, like us and subscribe, if you like fast and fast lound & rude music you'll like it! http://www.myspace.com/eternal.fever https://www.facebook.com/EternalFever?fref=ts http://www.youtube.com/user/EternalFeverPL?feature=mhee

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • MADBOATZ

    THEY MAD HARDBODY THO.

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE- lyrical (・ɷ・)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    the correct spelling for the song is 'Cum on Feel the Noize' with a z

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Wiracocha

    Noize I think. The Slade version was called that at least.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
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