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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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  • Maquina_Muerte

    the new album is pretty good actually, could be a little bit better in the production area, but it's a pretty decent hard rock/heavy metal mini-album. Who cares if they don't have any original members, there are no original members because 2 of them are dead and the other 2 (bass player and drummer from the late 70's) probably didn't care enough about QR....

    25 Apr 9:08pm Reply
  • Widomaker121212

    They should break up now. Don't get me wrong, I do love quiet riot but when Kevin dubrow died the true quiet did too. Napalm death gets away with having no original members but that's because they can still put out great consistent material

    9 Apr 7:30pm Reply
  • Evilmantheone

    It's well known. Quiet Riot did some great singles and had one amazing guitarist, but their albums are some of the most commercials of the time, not saying it's bad because of that, but the songwriting is quite boring for most tracks. When a band's greatest hit is a cover, don't expect a lot...

    8 Apr 12:18am Reply
  • Wacke666

    I can honestly say that Quiet Riot really wasn't the best band around in the 80's. I find their albums to be very mediocre, but their good songs are really great! It's just sad when bands tend to do some good tracks, and the rest is just boring shit. "Metal Health" sure is a decent album, probably being their best, but there are some tracks on it that just are too weak. None of their albums are really worth listening to as a whole...

    17 Jan 10:38pm Reply
  • wayrams

    <333333

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 Reply
  • blyoung305

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

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

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

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • D1MA16

    Классная группа

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • monkeythumbs9

    Best band ever I love these guys!

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Romulus666

    Sounds like all the rest

    28 Apr 2014 Reply
  • orange_90

    Awesome band! [2]

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Bang Your Head!

    11 Mar 2014 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
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