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Artist: Quiet Riot

Title: QR III

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Quiet Riot QR III Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1986

Label: Pasha

Catalog Number: ZK 40321


Kevin DuBrow lead and backing vocals
Frankie Banali drums, electric and acoustic percussion
Carlos Cavazo all guitars and backing vocals
Chuck Wright bass guitars and backing vocals


1.  Main Attraction  
2.  The Wild and the Young  
3.  Twilight Hotel  
4.  Down and Dirty  
5.  Rise Or Fall  
6.  Put Up or Shut Up  
7.  Still of the Night  
8.  Bass Case  
9.  The Pump  
10.  Slave to Love  
11.  Helping Hands  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Beau Date: July 19, 2001 at 22:22
Only three good songs. 2,6,&10 are keepers...

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From: Dan Date: July 21, 2001 at 7:30
Gonna disagree here. This album marked somewhat of a departure for the band, featuring cleaner production and heavier use of keyboards than on prior efforts. It may not have a plethora of hits since it came as their popularity was waning, but it's a solid album, probably my favorite QR album as a whole.

From: SIXXSWINE Date: October 9, 2001 at 12:23
A true mixed bag from the once "mighty" QR. Though I would have liked to Love this one, it's just not all here. Half the songs are fair & the rest is filler. The production is weak, Proffer thought he'd luck out a third time out with QR, he didn't. Sarzo was gone, though Wright is a great bassist, it wasn't good chemistry.... Pick up the first two discs or the BEST of compilation .... 6.5 on the SWINE scale.

From: Eugenio Chahin Date: November 1, 2001 at 6:19
Have to agree with Dan, the key work great and the album is clean and strong. Not good for the knid of public they are used to move in that time, but great for those who realy love this music.

From: Reno Date: April 16, 2002 at 23:02
I actually liked this cd. It's a little heavy on the keyboards, but all in all it's worth getting. If Kevin would have kept his mouth shut all those years and not pissed all the other bands off...they would have lasted longer. This was the last good QR CD. All the rest after this one are very weak on the song content and even worse on the musical side of the spectrum.

From: SleazyMusic Date: June 3, 2002 at 10:09
Whe are they now??!?!?! They offended Motley Crue saying they wouldn't sell a record at the Shout at the Devil time....ahahahah ....well, the Crue then became the most influential glam sleazy band of the eightes ....and this bunch of suckers?!?!! where are they?!?!? ahahaha

From: Desslar Date: June 3, 2002 at 16:32
Hmmm... either this album or the one that follows is the band's worst. These songs are drowned in saccharine keyboards, and consequently have almost no punch whatsoever. Tracks 3 and 7 are appalling muzak numbers. 2 and 6 are great songs, but the rest is mediocre at best. What happened??? This is nowhere near as good as the previous two albums. As to where they are now, they're still churning out albums, although nothing terribly remarkable.

From: Reno Date: June 3, 2002 at 16:46
They have done 2 cd's after Down to the Bone in 1996 called Alive & Well in 1999 and one last year called Guilty Pleasures. Alive & Well has new versions of some of their classic material. Both cd's are nothing to get exited about, but they still have the QR sound. The song writing has pretty much gone to shit and all the songs sound alike. Carlos Cavazo is still an awesome guitar player. I saw them live 3 times in the last 3 years and the guy still shreds like he used to.

From: TIM Date: June 3, 2002 at 17:22
I heard them about 3 years ago Reno when they were warming up for Dokken. They kicked Dokken's ass. So did Slaughter. As you may know, Lynch wasn't there and Don's vocals were really strained or lost completely. Anyways, Quite Riot was awesome in every department because their original crew was there.

From: Reno Date: June 3, 2002 at 17:53
I saw them when they were on the Rock Never Stops tour with Slaughter and Warrant. Quiet Riot kicked ass and the band was very kool ( I've met them 4 times) I also got the chance to talk with Slaughter's new guitarist Jeff Bland. He's an incredible guitarist also. The disappointment of the night was Warrant. Jani fucked up their best songs with his wannabe hard ass attitude. Half the crowd was leaving by the 5-6th song they did. At least QR and Slaughter stuck to their guns.

From: Reno Date: June 3, 2002 at 17:56
I also saw Dokken with Great White about 2 years ago. Reb Beach sounded great, but Don wanted to tell stories rather than play. They did about 8 songs in an hour and a half set. Pretty shitty!!! Don did sound like shit too. Great White was very good. I got to meet Mark Kendall and bullshit with him on the tour bus. He has an awesome personality and sense of humor. Too bad their done.(for now?)

From: TIM Date: June 3, 2002 at 18:15
John Norum was playing when I was there. I wasn't too impressed. I think the tour was called "Boom Blast" or something like that. It was Slaughter, Quiet Riot, Warrant, some no name, and Dokken. L.A. Guns had cancelled. Warrant sucked pretty bad. Jani got up there and talked about censorship and said "Fuck You" to the critics, blah, blah, etc.. I remember how hot it was too- damn hot!!!

From: jason Date: June 9, 2002 at 21:36
Oops........ They forgot the Slade cover on this album. Maybe that's why they went down the drain after this outing?

From: BERNARDITO Date: October 19, 2002 at 17:37
what a great melodic disc!!! 88/100

From: Gar Date: January 15, 2003 at 20:52
Around the time METAL HEALTH came out, Kevin DuBrow stated in an interview that Quiet Riot would never use keyboards in their music. Funny how just 3 years later they release an album chock full of keyboards. It took me a while to like this one. It's not great, but there are enough decent songs on it to make up for the cheesy ones.

From: Tony Date: March 19, 2003 at 1:37
For nostalgia reasons I still listen to this album every once in a while. Sounds like QR had NO direction and couldn't decide if they were a metal,pop,hard rock, or AOR band. So in trying to throw everything in the pot they come across as disjointed and confused. Frankie's drums are always outstanding of course but it always amazes me how when a band is in turmoil their albums more often than not reflect that in the grooves. "Wild & The Young" I love live though, way heavier than the studio.

From: Richierocker Date: June 27, 2003 at 21:32
I obtained this cd used at Newbury Comics north of Boston. I put in the Cd and couldnt stand it i drove to another Newbury Comics 20 minutes away and sold it. I was terribly dissapointed in this recording, too many keyboards, and the vibe that the 2 albums previously had was no where to be found.

From: T-Bone Date: June 28, 2003 at 3:10
It took me a couple of listens, but I finally got into it. After listening to it again after all these years, I really like it. It seems to run right into Terrified and Down To The Bone.

From: Dusty Date: July 13, 2003 at 14:38
This cd is a little different from the rest, a lot of keyboards on it, but i like it. It still sounds Quiet Riot, and there are some great tunes here. I love Twilight Hotel, it's a great song!

From: Dusty Date: July 14, 2003 at 14:26
With 'the rest' I meant the first two albums, I don't know the albums without kevin. Is one of them worth getting?

From: glenn Date: March 23, 2004 at 18:22

From: Chad Date: July 2, 2004 at 0:25
First CD that I ever owned. Some very good tunes on it. If you like the 80's rock with some very good production, check this one out. Asshole or not, Dubrow can sing and Cavazo can shred. Frankie Banali is the most underated drummer in rock.

From: JapLance Date: July 18, 2004 at 11:02
This was the band's first LP I ever listened to, and maybe that's why I like it so much. I particularly enjoy "The Wild & The Young" and "Slave to Love", though I recognize that "Metal Health" and "Condition Critical" are heavier, much better albums.

From: love metal Date: July 21, 2004 at 20:18
I liked 2 or 3 songs but this is their worst album, expect for the one without dubrow.

From: Propane Date: December 3, 2004 at 0:42
This was the departure from the signature spot on Quiet riot sound. Keyboards can sometimes ruin the intention if not done right. In this case the ivories overrode the already established sound. Not too many bands could mix keyboards very good and this one was a lesson in what not to do.

From: Chad Date: December 4, 2004 at 0:45
I disagree Pro-pain. Best album that Quiet Riot ever released. Good songs, good vocals, good musicianship. All adds up to this album.

From: KADAVER Date: April 2, 2005 at 9:35

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: April 14, 2005 at 5:05
Es el mismo caso q lo q supuso el 2º disco de K.Kobra o "Down For The Count" de Y&T si comparamos estos discos con lo anterior q habian hecho hasta entonces,su música adquiere un sentido mucho mas melódico o armonioso puesto q los teclados adquieren gran relevancia en buena parte del disco.Temas como "Main Attraction","Twilight Hotel" o la gloriosa "Slave To Love"(S.Bush la llamó "Blinded" en su maxi "Forever")son buena prueba del coqueteo q mantuvieron en este disco Quiet Riot con el AOR.7/10

From: metalalways Date: October 22, 2006 at 20:34
awesome cd love the wild and the young

From: poproxx2007 Date: October 23, 2006 at 2:41
Excellent QR release. The addition of keys here makes this a winner! A shame the band with Dubrow were on the outs, the next cd is actually pretty good too without that big mouth.

From: Remastered Reason Date: February 18, 2007 at 11:02
Twilight Hotel...pretty cool video..typical 80's... yet also a good ballad.

From: darobinson Date: October 16, 2007 at 18:16
This CD is fantastic!!! Just get it if you can..........

From: the rocker Date: November 27, 2007 at 15:47
ritchie rocker, you're from my neck of the woods. i live in fall river ma.on a sad note kevin passed away on 11-25-07. he will be missed

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2008 at 21:46
More keyboard orientated and less "heavy" than their previews ones but still very but very very enjoyable indeed!!!,"The Wild...","Main...","Twilight Hotel" (beautiful song),"Slave To Love","Down And..." and the amazing bass solo by Mr Wright "Bass case" are classic among classics.Shamely (4 some) the band played the "american formula" i mean,"hit songs" perhaps because the media and the record label wanted them to be among the best bands around that time wich was ok,why not?,and honestly this band deserved 2 be recognized among the best.95/100

From: hair metal again Date: August 1, 2009 at 4:10
this is a very good cd ,i think it s their best with kevin on vocs.it has their classic sound but there comes the keyboards and some melodic tunes and the result is enjoyable.i think that "main attraction","twilight hotel","still of the night" and "slave to love" are fantastic songs.overall good album but their next one with paul shortino remains their best

From: rockhardrock Date: February 5, 2011 at 14:04
this is where this band changed their style to more pop metal.well maybe the record company wanted this, I don't know. some songs here are quite good like: mane attraction, the wild and the young, twilight hotel and still of the night but the others are just way to simple and didn't drag my attention.

From: My AOR Life Date: August 13, 2013 at 18:38
Great album,and what a voice Kevin DuBrow (RIP)

From: underworld king Date: April 26, 2014 at 8:45
Back in 86 I remember listening to this with a friend and at the time I didn't care for it much. Flash forward to 2001 and I gave it another chance. Wow, what a great album! Yes its different with all the added keyboards but it's still got a lot of good songs. I still listen to this one quite a bit along with Guilty Pleasures and the rest of their albums.

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