Quiet Riot: DoTM

Quiet Riot is a butt rock band (glam metal, cock rock, hard rock, whatever you wanna call it) that originally formed in 1973 under the name Mach 1 in Los Angeles. They changed their name to Little Woman before finally deciding on Quiet Riot in 1975.

On VH1’s 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock list, they rank 100.

In November 2007, original member and singer Kevin Dubrow died of a cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas. After his death, the band disbanded.


Quiet Riot
Released in 1977 by CBS Sony.
Band lineup:
Kevin Dubrow – vocals; Randy Rhoads – guitar; Kelly Garni – bass; Drew Forsythe – drums.
Tracks: 12

Quiet Riot 2
Released in December 1978 by CBS Sony.
Produced by Warren Entner and Lee De Carlo.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9

Metal Health
Released in March 1983 by Sony/Columbia.
Produced by Spencer Proffer.
Lineup changes:
Randy Rhoads left to join the Ozzy Osbourne band and was replaced on guitar by Carlos Cavazo; Kelly Garni was replaced on bass by Rudy Sarzo; Drew Forsythe was replaced by Frankie Benali on drums.
Tracks: 10
“Metal Health” “Cum on Feel the Noize” and “Slick Black Cadillac”
#1 on the Billboard 200.

Condition Critical
Released in July 1984 by Pasha Records.
Produced by Spencer Proffer.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
“Mama Weer All Crazee Now”

Released in 1986 by Pasha.
Produced by Spencer Proffer and John Purdell.
Lineup changes:
Rudy Sarzo left to join Whitesnake and was replaced by Chuck Wright.
Tracks: 11

Quiet Riot
Released in October 1988 by Pasha.
Produced by Spencer Proffer.
Chuck Wright was replaced on bass by Sean McNabb.
Tracks: 11

Released in July 1993 by Moonstone Records.
Produced by Kevin DuBrow and Ricky DeLena
Lineup changes:
Sean McNabb was replaced on bass by Kenny Hillery.
Tracks: 10

The Randy Rhoads Years
Compilation album released in 1993 by Rhino Records.
Previously unreleased songs recorded by the original lineup.
Produced by Kevin DuBrow, Lee DeCarlo, Warren Entner and Derek Lawrence.

Down to the Bone
Released in March 1995 by Kamikaze Records.
Produced by Kevin DuBrow.
Lineup changes:
Chuck Wright returned on bass.
Tracks: 14

Alive and Well
Live album released in March 1999 by Cleopatra Records.
Produced by Bob Marlette.
Lineup changes:
Rudy Sarzo returned on bass.
Tracks: 15

Guilty Pleasures
Released in May 2001 by Bodyguard Records.
Produced by Kevin DuBrow.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11

Live and Rare
Released in March 2005 by Demolition Records.
Produced by Frankie Banali and Kevin DuBrow.
Various lineups.
Tracks: 12

Released in October 2006 by Chavis Records.
Produced by Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali.
Lineup changes:
Carlos Cavazo left the band and was replaced on guitar by Neil Citron and Rudy Sarzo was replaced on bass by Tony Franklin.
Tracks: 11

Here are some videos for your viewing enjoyment (or for your displeasure):

After browing through these videos and listening to the songs I just have to say….damn these guys were cheesy!


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