Many heavy metal fans will agree that Quiet Riot's peak occurred during 1983 and 1984, when the quartet's mugs were constantly plastered all over MTV, and Metal Health and Condition Critical were two of the genre's top sellers. As a result, it seemed inevitable that a "rarities" set that focused specifically on those years would emerge, and in 2005 Live and Rare, Vol. 1 appeared. On the one hand, there's no denying the party atmosphere the band cooks up on such live tracks as "Let's Get Crazy" and "Metal Health" – you can easily imagine an arena filled with finger-less glove/headband wearing, mullet-sporting headbangers whooping it up…
"Restless Breed" is the fourth album by the American heavy metal band Riot, and their first with vocalist Rhett Forrester, released in 1982. Exit vocalist Guy Speranza, who apparently had just become such a problem child in the band due to excessive drug use that he couldn't hack the touring life any longer. Enter new vocalist Rhett Forrester. "Restless Breed" will be available on Digi-CD (2016) with the 6-song "Riot Live" EP from 1982 as bonus as well as on vinyl in three different versions (180 g black/red opaque/violet blue marbeled).
QR (also known as Quiet Riot, Quiet Riot IV, or QR IV ) is the sixth studio album released in 1988 by the American heavy metal band Quiet Riot. The album featured a major line-up change. Singer and founding member Kevin Dubrow had been fired before the recording sessions began, and replaced by Rough Cutt vocalist Paul Shortino. Paul Shortino’s singing style was a radical departure from the metal screams of Dubrow. This album is less keyboard centric, and more of a guitar rock album.
"Down to the Bone" is Quiet Riot's eighth album recorded at Ocean Studios, Burbank Calif. Solid guitar work and pretty good vocals. It remains their heaviest album to date, but Down to the Bone is only for the dedicated Quiet Riot fans who weren't already turned off by their past few releases.
“The Randy Rhoads Years” is a compilation album from Quiet Riot that features songs from Randy Rhoads’ time with the band in the late 1970s. It features previously unreleased material and some remixed songs from Quiet Riot’s first two albums which were released only in Japan. These two albums, Quiet Riot and Quiet Riot II, have yet to see any sort of release outside of Japan due to the wishes of the Rhoads family.
Complete guitar transcriptions of the biggest songs by Quiet Riot. Includes: Mama Weer All Crazee Now * Cum on Feel the Noize * Bang Your Head (Metal Health) * and 8 more.
Playlist: The Very Best of Quiet Riot features 15 tracks defined on the back jacket as "the life-changing songs, the out-of-print tracks, the hits, the fan favorites everyone loves, and the songs that make the artists who they are." While it may boast little in the way of rare, live, unreleased, or "out-of-print" material, it certainly eclipses 1996's Greatest Hits collection as the most listenable Quiet Riot overview on the market.