Monday, September 11, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Quiet Riot

Artist:Quiet Riot
Song:Cum On Feel The Noize
Album:Playlist: The Very Best Of Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot's Cum On Feel The Noize topped the charts in 1983. It was their only big hit. They were formed in Los Angeles in 1973 as Mach 1 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni. It was changed to Quiet Riot in 1975. The other other original members were lead singer Kevin DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth. They got a deal with Columbia in 1977 but their first two albums were only released in Japan. There was bickering between DuBrow and Garni. Garni was replaced by Rudy Sarzo in 1978. Then Rhoads left for Ozzy Osbourne's band in 1979. Sarzo went with him. Not surprisingly, Quiet Riot split up in 1980. DuBrow formed a new band called DuBrow in 1980. After Rhoads 1982 death in a plane crash, Sarzo rejoined DuBrow along with guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Frankie Banali. They decided to use the name Quiet Riot and producer Spencer Proffer signed them to Columbia. Mental Health was released Mar. 1983. Cum On Feel The Noize reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though DuBrow wrote most of Quiet Riot's songs, Cum On Feel The Noize was written and originally recorded by the British band Slade. It topped the British charts in 1973. Slade was never that popular in North America but they were influential. Quiet Riot's version is a straight cover of the original. I don't think many North American fans were familiar with the original. The album Mental Health was certified 6XPlatinum. After that, Quiet Riot went into a steady decline hastened by DuBrow's claims that Quiet Riot were The Beatles of heavy metal. DuBrow was fired in 1987. Mental Health is available on CD but I suggest this budget comp. Quiet Riot continued and DuBrow returned in 1993 and remained until his 2007 death. Today Frankie Banali leads a version of Quiet Riot. Here's the video for Cum On Feel The Noize by Quiet Riot.

1 comment:

  1. I listened to their song for about 2-3 times and that was it for me. I never was a fan of theirs. I have heard of Slade and how influential they were. I am not surprised that it was originally their song. I am surprised they are still around. Well I guess they still have enough fans for a good nostalgia tour. Thanks Frank.