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Artist: Riot

Title: Riot Live

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Riot Riot Live Album Cover

 

Category: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

Year: 1980

Label: Metal Blade

Catalog Number: 3984-14011-2

Personnel

Guy Speranza vocals
Mark Reale guitars
Rick Ventura guitars
Kip Lemming bass
Sandy Slavin drums

Tracks 1-5,7,8 recorded at the Hammersmith Oden 1980
Tracks 6,9-14 Recorded at the Monsters of Rock / Castle Donnington 1980

Tracks

1.  Intro  
2.  Angel  
3.  Do It Up  
4.  Road Racin'  
5.  White Rock  
6.  Warrior  
7.  Narita  
8.  Tokyo Rose  
9.  Overdrive  
10.  Rock City  
11.  Back on the Non-Stop  
12.  Kick Down the Wall  
13.  Train Kept a Rollin'  
14.  Road Racin'  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Nick C Date: February 28, 2006 at 7:58
Yeah! This is a great little rocker showing off the bands early years to perfection. Originally released as an E.P. it was re-released on CD with extra tracks. The sound is pretty excellent and the songs rarely drop below melting point! Highlights would be for me Road Racin, Rock City and Warrior. The cover version of Train Kept a Rollin' is pretty cool too. If you like early Riot then you definitely need this!!!

From: underworld king Date: June 16, 2008 at 21:15
This is the first cd I bought and I love this cd. From start to finish this one rocks. I like all the different eras and vocalist of Riot but this era is my favorite. Guy Speranza (RIP) had a unique voice that really fit the band well. Rumor has it that he got with Mark Reale in 93 or 94 and did some demos for a new album but for whatever reason decided against being in the band again. Sure would be nice if they were to get released someday.

From: ALEXX GLAM Date: October 17, 2008 at 13:00
SUPE Q ESTE ALBUM SALIO PRIMERO CON ESTA MISMA PORTADA PERO CON RHETT FORREST ALGUIN SABE DE ESTO

From: underworld king Date: April 23, 2009 at 9:11
Alexx, es la verdad que en 1982 este album salio con la misma portada. El album tenia seis canciones con Rhett Forrester. No has echo en cd este con Rhett. Creo que el Riot-Restless Breed cd en el version de High Vaultage records tiene estas canciones como bonus tracks.

From: hair metal again Date: January 31, 2014 at 7:42
live recordings by RIOT and this captures ecactly the sound of the first 2 releases of the band and shows how good frontman Speranza was!surely a must for RIOT fans

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: April 26, 2014 at 16:54
The young'uns may not appreciate this album much, but for middle-aged farts like me it's a pretty good example of what a formidable late-'70s rock and roll band Riot actually was. Raw and untempered, the band (original vocalist Guy Speranza, the twin Les Pauls of Reale and Ventura, and the Lemming-Slavin rhythm section) gives Great Britain the business on the heels of the "Narita" album. Maybe not the best sound quality, but considering the era and just how LOUD a band Riot was, it certainly does an adequate job of capturing the ferocity of their performances. The tracks from Donnington are good, but the Hammersmith recordings are the gems: "Do It Up," "Road Racin'," and especially "Overdrive" and "Rock City" flat-out roast the joint. Nearly ten years and two vocalists later they'd don teased-out bouffants and hitch their wagon to the burgeoning Thrash-inspired Metal of the times, but for me, this recording is a snapshot from a largely unappreciated rock band at their best. 85 / 100

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 27, 2014 at 20:36
Pretty rough live release!!!...played it raw and direct...hell yeah!!!...the best songs of both previous albums resumed here...86/100


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