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Category: Melodic Metal
Catalog Number: ZK 38443
|1. ||Metal Health |
|2. ||Cum on Feel the Noize || ||Cover: Slade|
|3. ||Don't Wanna Let You Go |
|4. ||Slick Black Cadillac |
|5. ||Love's a Bitch |
|6. ||Breathless |
|7. ||Run For Cover |
|8. ||Battle Axe |
|9. ||Let's Get Crazy |
|10. ||Thunderbird |
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Existing comments about this CD
|From: Alejandro PC
||Date: June 16, 2001 at 9:17|
|Quiet Riot was my favorite band when I was a kid, so it represents to me something very special. This album is full of energy and its songs are just cool. 'Cum on feel the noise' always will be the heavy metal song of the 20th century. This album is one of my favorites. I´m from South América.
||Date: October 10, 2001 at 11:14|
|This one one of the first metal bands (maybe the first) to have a top 10 hit.
||Date: April 2, 2002 at 15:20|
|Let's settle it right here: Quiet Riot & the media can call them or themselves metal all they want and you can too, but what it all comes down to is all that QR is is a hard rock band. Yes, they may sound different, have their own sound, distinction--whatever! These guys are NOT metal. Not being a huge metal fan myself, I still know what real metal is and this IS NOT IT. QR has one album that is titled w/ the word 'metal' in it & the next thing you know Poison & Def Leppard are heavy metal too.
||Date: April 8, 2002 at 1:28|
|I don't think anyone has ever called QR 'metal.' They are pop metal pure and simple. That said, they rock!!! The debut is easily the best, and has one great song after another, pausing only for the boring 'Breathless.' Bang your head!!
||Date: April 16, 2002 at 22:57|
|My first Cassette ever!! Very classic and full of memories. I went and found original Slade recordings of Cum On Feel The Noize and Mama Weer all Crazee Now. What a kick in the head!! The lead singer sounds like Kevin DuBrow, but the music is more rock-n-rolly. Speaking of Kevin....When will he ever get rid of that hidious thing on his head. Are we supposed to be fooled?
||Date: April 22, 2002 at 22:57|
|I agree with SHAG. Quiet Riot was one of the 1st to get the '80s wheel turning. I saw QR a few years ago and they still sound excellent. No offence, but I'll never be tired of Bang Your Head. Overall, I think their 2nd album was a bit better.
||Date: April 29, 2002 at 15:23|
| ..............I JUST LOVE THIS GROUP.....
||Date: May 6, 2002 at 9:53|
|I JUST HATE THIS BAND ridicolous...I'm sorry if you love it....I watch 'em and start laughing..... no offense ihihhiihihih
||Date: May 6, 2002 at 10:14|
|I laugh at Quiet riot sometimes also SleazyMusic, but they still are the ones that brought Hard Rock/Metal/Hairband into the top 10 back in 83 by booting Michael Jackson. Give them a little credit
||Date: May 6, 2002 at 12:29|
|Also, you can't deny that this cd brings back some good memories for your youth. What kid didn't like Bang Your Head or Cum On Feel The Noize?
||Date: May 23, 2002 at 17:07|
|With their eponomyous effort, Quiet Riot reached the height of their commercial apex, circa 1983 with and unbeliveable onslaught of guitar and bass lines to keep you groovin all night , great vocals by Kevin and in my opinion Frankir Banali was one of the top 80's drummers of all time.
||Date: June 9, 2002 at 21:29|
|I wonder what it would be like to be in a band who will only be remembered for a great cover song? Cum on feel the noize.
||Date: June 20, 2002 at 16:47|
|My first tape. Definately a classic. Probably one of the most influental albums for hardrock/metal. This one really paved a way for this style of music to be accepted in mainstream.
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: August 4, 2002 at 17:49|
|Unreal...... I go up north to a friends cabin this weekend for a quiet little get away and guess what happens..... Saturday night we went to Cross Lake MN and saw Quite Riot playing a show at a little hick bar! It's the 2nd time I have seen them and it was $12 bucks to get in. It was a good time but man, are they old. Nice belly, Kevin!
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: August 4, 2002 at 17:56|
|We walked into the joint and nobody was on the dance floor. So, I went up by the stage and started 'rockin' out.' The next thing you know eveybody filled the dance floor. You could have put all those hicks in that bar together and you still wouldn't get a full set of teeth! The band must have been asking each other, 'Where in the hell are we?'
|From: Purrfect Kat
||Date: August 4, 2002 at 20:56|
|oh my god that was funny what you said about their teeth.....well I guess those tree huggers won't be needing a dentist anytime soon....lol
||Date: August 31, 2002 at 13:25|
|Does anyone know why Paul Shortino is back with these guys? He wasn't bad but Kevin sounds a whole lot better. The whole band sounded dull compared to the time I saw them 5 years ago. They stole the show. They should have headlined instead of Dokken. Don wasn't sharp and John Norum just wasn't my cup of tea.
||Date: September 1, 2002 at 18:43|
|What TIM? Paul Shortino is back with Quiet Riot? When the hell did this happen?
||Date: September 1, 2002 at 19:57|
|I just talked to Andrew McNeice of melodicrock.com and he told me that Paul Shortino only filled in for a few gigs for DuBrow. He's back now though.
||Date: September 2, 2002 at 0:26|
|Thank God he hasn't left. They didn't sound the same without him. Even Vince Neil sounded better minus the rest of the Crue.
|From: MALLORCA´S ROCK
||Date: December 3, 2002 at 8:43|
|Un disco de bombazos como el cum´on feelthe noize Es el tipico grupo de Hard/metal americano a lo twister sister con grandes temas explosivos y con otra grande de mediocridad .
||Date: December 17, 2002 at 2:53|
|c'mon...enuff shit talkin',lets give credit where credit is do....cheesy,yes,dated,yes...earned a spot in rock history....OH YEAH!! A 10 JUST FOR BREAKING THE ICE IN THE 80S
||Date: January 7, 2003 at 4:42|
| AND THEY SAID THAT THEY NEVER HAD HEARD TO SLADE !!!1 ....BUT I LIKE IT!!. GREAT ALBUM
|From: MUTHA TRUCKA
||Date: January 20, 2003 at 4:26|
|WHAT IS ALL THIS BICKERING? THIS IS METAL - THAT AINT METAL - WHAT IS METAL--I'LL TELL YOU WHAT METAL IS - ITS UP TO THE PERSON CALLING IT METAL. METAL IS NOT A FORM OF MUSIC- IT IS FEELING OR A MOOD. I COULD SEE A GREAT BOXING MATCH OR HOCKEY FIGHT WITH 2 GUYS PUMMELING EACH OTHER AND I WOULD SAY THAT IS METAL - OR A HOT NAKED CHICK WEARING NOTHIN BUT A SMILE AND SOME SEXY SHOES - THAT IS DEFINITELY METAL!!! AND FOR THE RECORD QUIET RIOT IS METAL- AND THAT IS A FACT CAUSE I SAY SO.
||Date: January 23, 2003 at 1:12|
|cool boys play cool music
||Date: February 1, 2003 at 23:42|
|One of the best hard rock efforts from the 80's. 'Metal Health' and 'Cum On Feel The Noize' are the obvious standouts but 'Breathless' and 'Slick Black Cadillac' rock. 'Love's A Bitch' is an awesome tune also. If you love 80's hard rock, you should have this.
||Date: February 15, 2003 at 16:15|
|THIS RECORD IS PART FROM MY LIFE AND MY HEART. I GREW WITH THIS ONE AND I'M A QUIET RIOT SINCE I WAS A CHILD. A MUST HAVE FOR EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S ENERGY AND PARTY ATTITUDE IN MUSIC. QUALITY OVER ALL AND GREAT 80'S FEELING. METAL HEALH A VERY HEAVY METAL SONG IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES. ALSO SLICK BLACK CADILLAC ONE OF THE BEST SONGS I'VE EVER HEARD OF AMERICAN ROCK MUSIC. QUIET RIOT WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE SACRED BANDS OF MY LIFE. LONG LIVE TO THE IRON MASQUE!! LONG LIVE QR!!
||Date: April 28, 2003 at 17:32|
|glad thier back,I'm 17 and i grew up with rock and this is my favorite cd,this is thier best , i like Mental Health the best, i think its better than Cum On Feel The Noize, hpoefully they will keep making great albums like this.
||Date: July 23, 2003 at 14:19|
|Update news!! This metal masterpice just have been relaunched in an special edition remaster with liner notes and some new photos, also with two new songs of the era: 'Danger Zone' and a live version of 'Slick Black Cadillac' Now go and get it!! 95/100
||Date: August 22, 2003 at 9:20|
|'I don't go around crying that I write BETTER reviews, but at least I review an album instead of trying to correct someone else's review' Hey SHAG, all you´ve done on this topic is correcting other people´s opinions!! Are you too stupid to see that?? Oh well, you´re not probably even here anymore.
||Date: October 12, 2003 at 23:55|
|no lohe escuchado completo ,pero quien puede negar la condicion de himno de cumon feel the noise.para rockeros de verdad
|From: METAL FAN 1
||Date: October 17, 2003 at 21:19|
|Just one hell of a jaw dropping solo on 'Cum On Feel The Noise'!!!!!
||Date: October 23, 2003 at 12:00|
|Wow! To be fourteen years old again............This album was really cool for the time it came out. A big commercial success,and loads of radio airplay. No, its not the greatest rock album of the time,but it held its own with those loud, pounding rock anthems and whailing guitars. While I would have to admit,it did not stand the test of time,it is in fact,good for the occasional trip down memory lane.
||Date: October 23, 2003 at 12:10|
|............and by the way I would have to classify their style as 80's hair metal,or hard rock. Heavy Metal to me back then would have been Iron Maiden, Judas Priest,or Black Sabbath!!!
|From: 80s fan
||Date: December 2, 2003 at 10:57|
|First heavy metal band to have a #1 album (1983). That's history.
||Date: December 11, 2003 at 13:39|
|Solo la version: CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE ya vale por todo el disco!! 20 AÑOS han pasado y aqui siguen...
||Date: December 11, 2003 at 17:19|
|robert my happy friend you are so right. kevin dubrows contract surely would cost 20 pennies or less, in my country a man could have a herd of yaks and 23 virgins to fill his nights with pleasure, i dream that someday i will be a virgin again, i will wait until then to sit down.
||Date: December 11, 2003 at 20:56|
|cASI No e entendido nada d lo q dices Firechicken, ¿aLGUIEN me lo puede traducir? Parece q suena bien!! Sea lo q sea, Saludos desde Barna!!
||Date: December 12, 2003 at 9:43|
|I have trouble understanding you my friend, my hungarian is not so good. only am learning new languages from grandmother. I think you say you love barney, and i say YES, i too love that purple dinosaur!!! he is very silly and that makes me laugh.
||Date: December 17, 2003 at 0:17|
|Well , dont remember much of this band ... just that I thought they where crap ! Of course ... If i listened to them now I probebly would think they where a lot wourse now !
||Date: December 21, 2003 at 6:05|
|Quiet Riot definitely started something AND they had a sound of their own. The production was good, as well. One of the best hair bands ever
|From: Great Dane
||Date: December 21, 2003 at 9:31|
|Huh....did they ever have a hit of their own.?
|From: C. Pterodactilu
||Date: February 3, 2004 at 20:45|
|All I can say is...Excellent. Every song in this album simply kicks the shit out of your ass, except Thundebird. The Cumonfeelthenoise video(and I saw it back in 83) made me buy the record. I know they never had a single hit of their own (mamma weer all crazee now, Cumon feelthenoise...) but they took those songs another level. Long Live the Riot
||Date: February 22, 2004 at 6:55|
|we all know this cd is one of the best cd's of all time.1st metal album to hit #1,and well,the rest is history.sorry for kevin bad mouthing everyone.i've been fortunate to be aquainted w/ frankie since 95.he's is exactly what i expectedne of the most down to earth & coolest guys ever.glad to know one of my drumming influences isn't a stuck up prick.too bad kevin started doing drugs again which lead to the recent breakup-again.they just released a cd/dvd and were in the black.
||Date: March 16, 2004 at 13:56|
|QUIET RIOT....una de las mejores bandas de heavy de los 80's.I'm from Peru ,and Q.R. still rockin'...CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE,GIRLS AND BOYS!!!....ONE HOT BAND,ONE COOL BAND,JUST A KRAZY GUYS.
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 2:27|
|This album reminds me of wasp's fk like a beast album,except this is much better. This album is pure heavy metal,not melodic metal in my opinion.Cum on feel the noize is probably the greatest metal anthem of all time and metal health is almost just as good. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the best metal album of all time.No comparison!No competition!Rating:10/10
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 4:33|
|I tried to listen to this CD a few days ago-and couldn't. This has not aged well. The production sounds dated and the songs simplistic in the extreme. The best track is a cover version (and IMO not as good) and the playing-well Carlos cavazo is hardly G.I.T. 'Loves A Bitch', 'Run For Cover' and 'Breathless' still sound ok, but the rest-uh uh. BTW Did WASP release an album called F**k like a beast? Is this the best Metal Album of all time-not even close.
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 4:45|
|To.Rockhead,Fk like a beast is wasp's first album.this is the album that made wasp the most 'evil' and 'sick' band to ever grace the earth.poison got the girls,motley got the sales but wasp got the name tag! Rockhead,you should try this album,its extremely good! And about metal health being the best metal album of all time,i might be wrong but thats my opinion anyway!peace..
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 5:37|
|W.A.S.P's 1st album was called W.A.S.P and originally didn't even include Animal on the tracklisting. Animal was independantly released by MFN as a 12' single as Capitol would not release either the single or the album if the track was included. Animal was only later added to the remastered version along with Show No Mercy (original B Side) and Paint It Black (B Side of School Daze). Having followed W.A.S.P since their beginnings and having seen them many times I DO know this album.DO you?
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 6:18|
|Wow,Rockhead you are just as a wasp fanatic as i am and you know more about wasp than i do!Thanks for the info above though!
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 6:24|
|No I am not a fanatic-but i do own the albums so sharing the correct information does help.
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|From: Blue Charvel
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 8:45|
|Brings back the memories Rockhead, I think I still have my salmon vinyl 'Animal' single...
||Date: May 28, 2004 at 9:30|
|Good times indeed Blue. These types of album are as much about memories and the time as much as the actual music. I loved this when it came out. But unfortunately no more!! I am more bemused over the growth of hair Dubrow wears these days. He was almost bald when this album came out (LOL) Rug of the year along with Mark Reale
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 27, 2004 at 23:37|
|So this is the album that helped make metal big. Too bad it had to be them instead of more deserving acts. Outside of the Slade cover and the title track, their is just a lot of average hair metal. Important for historical purpose more than quality. 5/10
|From: love metal
||Date: July 21, 2004 at 20:00|
|This may have been my first metal album and yes i will call them metal. I remember playing air guitar and screaming along with this one. Haven't listen to in a long time, but have listened to the newer ones and i think they stayed pretty much the same. Love 'breathless' and 'love's a bitch'.
||Date: August 25, 2004 at 6:48|
|saw 'Cum' on feel the noize' video few weeks ago on MTV VH1 rock (MTV asia). Funny video. But these guys appear only a minute before the video end.
||Date: August 25, 2004 at 7:05|
|saw 'Cum' on feel the noize' video few weeks ago on MTV VH1 rock (MTV asia). Funny video. But these guys appear only a minute before the video end.
||Date: December 3, 2004 at 0:32|
|Dokken 6008, I agree wholeheartedly. The term Heavy metal was being tossed around by people like Sammy Hagar, and record stores tried to categorize and ended up screwing it up. This band was in your face but definitely hard rock. Rudy complemented these guys nicely. They could crank at any party, any time. Great piece of work.
||Date: February 2, 2005 at 10:35|
|Ahh yes, part of the glorious Class of 1983 which included Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Dokken, Journey, Dio, Schenker, Van Halen and many others. My sophomore year of High School, and what a year it was!
||Date: September 22, 2005 at 18:10|
|It´s just an absolute astonishing album, what a classic! If you like Hard Rock music and you still haven´t got it, your really wasting your time...
||Date: July 14, 2006 at 19:38|
|original 80's rock album that started it all. more metal sounding that pretty much anything else they ever did. how come at the begining of the 80's the top bands ratt, dokken, w.a.s.p., quiet riot, motley crue, van halen, ozzy osbourne, def leppard, twisted sister all sounded more in the metal genre and by the mid 80's they all had moved towards hair metal? go figure that most of the bands i just named were done before the 90's started except motley crue, def leppard and ozzy but they were lite
||Date: March 29, 2007 at 10:39|
|This is very good album.Theres my fav. song(my fav. more than 10 years)on it-"bang your head(metal health)"!!!Slades cover"cum on feel the noize"is another true gem."Slick black cadillac"is great fast rocker."lifes a bitch"has very depresive title-but its great."Lets get crazy"is another classic of that band-but played alive kicks ass better than studio version.This band knows how to act on stage. Quiet riot-awsome name for hard rock/heavy metal band.
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: June 30, 2007 at 19:02|
|CLASICO DEL HARD ROCK 80S!!! Que si esto, que si lo otro, pero sin duda, este METAL HEALTH, es un clásico, sobre todo por temas tan explosivos como "Metal Health"(Brutal); "Slick Black Cadillac" y su potencia; la magnifica "Don´t Wanna let You Go" y por supuesto, el cover de SLADE, que se ha convertido en su tema más conocido: "Cum On Feel The Noize" en su versión metalera, mas potente que la original
|From: Fat Freddy
||Date: November 26, 2007 at 13:28|
|Sad news folks... Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow was found dead in his home in Las Vegas this past Sunday, November 25th. Rock In Peace, Kevin!!!
||Date: November 26, 2007 at 16:17|
|I heard about Kevin's passing this morning. RichieRocker told me. A very sad day in rock. I've met Kevin several times, and he was always a nice guy to talk with. He'll be missed, he was one of a kind. RIP.
|From: the rocker
||Date: November 27, 2007 at 14:43|
|r.i.p. kevin, so many memorys of a teenager listening to q.r and many others. he will be missed.
||Date: November 28, 2007 at 20:12|
|Descanza en Paz Kevin, que Dios te bendiga. Ahora ya estas al lado de tu partner Randy. Te extrañaremos. Gracias por tu música.
|From: Alberto 4
||Date: December 1, 2007 at 9:34|
||Date: August 14, 2008 at 8:58|
|One of the timeless classic album of all time. These guys were before their time. I wish they would have been able to follow up this album with something as good but all good things must come to an end. Instant classic. 90/100
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: December 26, 2008 at 21:31|
|Excelent album that gave the band the status of "MEGA STARS",i remenber when they toured the world supporting this album and they were supposed 2 perform in my country Venezuela but they didn't come until they released their Critical Condition album (that's another masterpiece!)but anyway,talkin' about the album songs such as "Metal Health","Slick Black Cadillac" the electrifying guitar solo of "Battle Axe" and of course their version of Slade's "Cum On Feel The Noize" makes this album a must have 2 every self respected rocker.90/100
||Date: July 11, 2009 at 22:16|
|"Wanna kiss your lips not the ones on your face" Lyrical gold right there. RIP Kevin
||Date: August 5, 2010 at 0:48|
|ah fuck yeah bang your head alright! i love this album apart from the first 2 singles only discovered it a year ago bang your head(metal health) is loud proud and in your face gets you pumped up great cover of slade too also don't wanna let you go,loves a bitchand lets get crazy just simply good time and hard and loud rock and roll here
||Date: September 26, 2010 at 0:28|
|Love the album. Yeah the videos are cheese. But guess what these vids are great.
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: February 23, 2012 at 3:13|
|Classic Hard Rock! my comment in spanish from 2002 was deleted but NP! One of my first Hard Rock Cassettes when i was a little Phoenix in the lates 80's! Now listening this Classic album in the CD remastered edition with the bonus "Danger Zone" a very good track & "Slick Black Cadillac (live)", "Cum on Feel the Noize" was a very good song to me but not "The Song", maybe the hit for the most of people, personally my Super favs always and forever will be Metal Health (My Second fav), Breathless (The Song! My Total Number 1) Run For Cover (OMG I Love the style here) and of course Let's Get Crazy what a times! a part of my life! Classic! 90/100.
||Date: February 23, 2012 at 18:23|
|Great album. My only complaint is of the closer Thunderbird which is a bit boring. Favourites are Breathless, Cum on Feel The Noize, Run For Cover and Metal Health. It has a raw edge to it, rather like Blizzard of Ozz and the singing is an acquired taste I think but it's still excellent once gotten into.
||Date: May 5, 2021 at 4:15|
|I don't consider this the best release of 1983 in the world of hard rock (that is Pyromania by Def Leppard), but it is the most important. Quiet Riot managed to break the ceiling for 80s style hard rock, and basically everyone from the Strip followed behind them. The Slade cover, Slick Black Cadillac and especially Metal Health are the standout tracks. Unfortunately the d-head antics of DuBrow really tarnished their rightful place in the pantheon of the glory Years of hard rock (1982-1992), but their achievement on this album should not be overlooked. Grade A.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: May 6, 2021 at 14:04|
|Auslander: did you notice how little Def Leppard pops up in Nothin' But A Good Time? Phil Collen has a few quotes about other bands and guitar-playing in general, and various people mention Leppard in passing, and that's all. I know the guys don't like the association and maybe didn't want to participate, so perhaps the authors chose to minimize them because of that? It seems odd, since that band had two of the biggest-selling albums of the decade, not just for hard rock. This is probably the wrong place for this tangent, so I'll justify the post by adding that for me, Metal Health hasn't aged all that well. Part of it has to be Spencer Proffer's very dated production, but I think there's just something about their style of playing or songwriting that become obsolete pretty quickly. I got into hard rock in 1988, and it was extremely rare to hear even the two hits from this album, at least up until radio stations started having specialty shows that focused on "hair-metal" around 1997.
||Date: May 6, 2021 at 17:01|
|I did notice that. It was obvious because when they were talking sales figures (often) it would have made sense to talk about the Leps. But, Bon Jovi were also rarely discussed, other than when referenced by Skid Row. In the last pages of the book they mention about a dozen bands they interviewed whom they left out. I would be really interested in what they had to say. Maybe if the book sells well they will do a part 2? We can only hope!
|From: hair metal again
||Date: October 6, 2021 at 12:08|
|Excellent album for QUIET RIOT back in 83 that became a classic of the scene mostly cause of the success of "metal health" and "cum on feel the noise" !Strong rhythm section,Kev s vocs quite rough and Tony s solid performance along with anthemic songs put Metal Health in the charts and set things for what was about to happen
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