Tag: Quiet Riot

Monday 10/4/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Quiet Riot – Metal Health (1983)

Metal Health is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Quiet Riot. It was released on March 11, 1983, bolstered by the No. 5 hit “Cum On Feel the Noize” and the No. 31 hit “Metal Health”. Metal Health is the first heavy metal album ever to reach the top spot on the Billboard 200, replacing the Police’s Synchronicity at number one in November 1983, because of that placement, it has been called the start of the hair metal era. The album went on to sell more than ten million copies worldwide.

  1. “Metal Health” 5:16
  2. “Cum On Feel the Noize” 4:51
  3. “Don’t Wanna Let You Go” 4:43
  4. “Slick Black Cadillac” 4:13
  5. “Love’s a Bitch” 4:11
  6. “Breathless” 3:51
  7. “Run for Cover” 3:38
  8. “Battle Axe” 1:39
  9. “Let’s Get Crazy” 4:08
  10. “Thunderbird” 4:43

Kevin DuBrow – lead vocals
Carlos Cavazo – guitars, backing vocals
Rudy Sarzo – bass guitar, backing vocals
Frankie Banali – drums, backing vocals
Chuck Wright – bass guitar on “Metal Health” & “Don’t Wanna Let You Go”
Tony Cavazo – bass guitar on “Cum on Feel the Noize”
Riot Squad – backing vocals
Tuesday Knight – backing vocals (10)
Spencer Proffer – backing vocals
Donna Slattery – backing vocals
Pat Regan – Keyboards

Sunday 6/6/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Footloose Soundtrack (1984)

Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture is the original soundtrack of the Paramount motion picture Footloose. The original nine-track album was released in 1984 and reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart on April 21, 1984, where it stayed until June 23, 1984. When it was re-released in 1998, four bonus tracks were added to the album, all of which were used in the film as well. In 2002, Sony International released the “Australian Souvenir Edition”, also titled “Australian Cast Special Edition”. Two megamixes were added to the album, featuring the Australian cast of the Footloose musical. The original soundtrack contained six Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, three of which reached the Top 10, including two number-one hits, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams, and “Almost Paradise”, a duet by Ann Wilson and Mike Reno that reached number seven, plus “Somebody’s Eyes” by Karla Bonoff climbed to number sixteen on the Adult Contemporary chart. Many people bought the soundtrack album without even seeing the film.

In 2009, Doveman released a reimagining of the soundtrack album. The original soundtrack for the 2011 remake was released by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville on September 27, 2011.

  1. “Footloose” (Kenny Loggins) 3:46
  2. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (Deniece Williams) 4:20
  3. “Almost Paradise” (Love Theme from Footloose) (Mike Reno and Ann Wilson) 3:50
  4. “Holding Out for a Hero” (Bonnie Tyler) 5:50
  5. “Dancing in the Sheets” (Shalamar) 4:03
  6. “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” (Kenny Loggins) 3:46
  7. “Somebody’s Eyes” (Karla Bonoff) 3:33
  8. “The Girl Gets Around” (Sammy Hagar) 3:22
  9. “Never” (Moving Pictures) 3:45
  10. “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” (Quiet Riot) 5:17
  11. “Hurts So Good” (John Mellencamp) 3:42
  12. “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (Foreigner) 4:50
  13. “Dancing in the Sheets” (Extended 12″ Remix) (Shalamar) 6:16

Monday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni. The band is ranked at No. 100 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

The original line-up featured Rhoads and Garni with lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth, though that version of the band was mired by turmoil that would eventually see Garni fired for threatening to kill DuBrow.[2] Their most commercially successful lineup consisted of DuBrow alongside guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Frankie Banali, and in 1983 released their breakthrough album Metal Health, which is known for being the first heavy metal album to top the Billboard album chart. Their hit songs include “Cum On Feel the Noize” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” (both cover songs of the British glam rock band Slade), and “Metal Health”.

Despite several lineup changes and brief breakups, Quiet Riot continued to record and tour until DuBrow’s death from a cocaine overdose in 2007. Banali revived the band in 2010, and the current lineup consists of himself on drums, lead vocalist Jizzy Pearl, bassist Chuck Wright and guitarist Alex Grossi, with no founding members remaining. The band has continued to record as well as tour following DuBrow’s death, and in 2014, they released their first album in eight years titled Quiet Riot 10, which was followed by Road Rage in 2017.