|It goes without saying that if you grew up in the 80's you were a fan of Quiet Riot. Don't even try to lie:
1.) You owned Metal Health.
2.) You all know all the words to "Cum On Feel The Noize."
3.) At one time you thought that this band was King Shit of Turd Mountain.
Because they were!!!
Everyone I personally know was guilty of loving this band, but now they all pretend that they didn't even know who they were. (Kinda like my ex-girlfriends pretend that they don't know me...)
It's sorta like the X-Files in a way: How could a band that "nobody listened to" have been on the cover of EVERY music magazine in the world and have one of the best selling albums in Rock & Roll history. (Not bad for a band that makes everyone snicker when you mention their name. I think it's a nervous kind of laugh that gives away that you were caught indulging in a taboo type of activity that you hoped that nobody would find out about.)
Those of you still true to your Metalhead pasts will be happy to know that the QR boys have rounded up the original members, produced a new cd, and are touring in support of their new release. If you still bang your head to the old-school 'Hairband" style metal, you're gonna love it. But, like most of the Texas crowd I was in, I wanted to hear the old stuff, and hear it I did. It was the classics that brought down the house at The Vibe in Austin, Texas as Kevin DuBrow & Company banged their way through such favorites as "Mama We're All Crazee Now" and "Slick Black Cadillac." The hair flew in rythmic time to the music and more than a few of the Lita Ford Look-Alike Girls flashed their breasts. It was hair and leather & chains as far as the eye could see. It was a fun show and I had a great time.