Quiet Riot was founded by guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1973 along with their bassist Kelly Garni. The group is ranked at No. 100 as on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
Our pick of 7 track for your playlist of Quiet Riot will take you back at the band’s entire career which also showcases some of their best tracks from some of their post-1980’s materials.
7. Stay With Me Tonight
The only song that didn’t feature Kevin Dubrow on vocals, and instead hired another one to take his place since they fired him – Paul Shortino of Rough Cut was the replacement. Though his tenure with them was short-lived as Dubrow would return to record the band’s next album.
6. Slick Black Cadillac
When Slick Black Cadillac was recorded, guitarist Randy Rhoads was no longer with them when they released the Metal Health album, though he was still credited and was due to some royalties for the album’s success, because he co-wrote “Slick Black Cadillac.”
5. Party All Night
The track was released on the album Critical Condition which was the album’s second single next to “Mama We’re All Crazy Now.”
4. The Wild And The Young
The track was released on their Quiet Riot III album. The Wild And The Young brings you back to the golden age of rock n’ roll, however, their album title is a bit strange, calling it the third when it was their fifth album.
3. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
The song reached number 1 in one country and barely peaked the top on another. “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” was originally recorded by Slade in 1972, and reached a number one hit in the UK. When Quiet Riot made their own version of the song it became a top 20 hit in the States.
2. Come On Feel The Noize
The most recognizable and radio-friendly song in their catalog. It was the song that brought them their fame they deserved and would turn out to be the huge hit of their career when it peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.
1. Metal Health (Bang Your Head)
The title track of the album and the opening track as well and indeed is the favorite Quiet Riot song of all time. Written by lead singer Kevin DuBrow who collaborated with guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Frankie Banali.